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Five Artists in the News: Brian Clarke's Color Fields, Willem de Kooning's Late Burst of Creativity and a $22M Titian Sets New Old Master Record

3 min read  ·  03 Jul 2024

London: Titian's The Rest on the Flight into Egypt set a new auction record when it sold for $22.18m at Christie's, leading its $55m Old Master auction. For all the highlights of the auction, see the HENI News report.

Market: A painting by rising star Shara Hughes is among the works from the late Rosa de la Cruz's collection heading to auction at Christie’s. For more highlights, see HENI News.

London: Brian Clarke's new stained glass animate the new spaces in Westminster's Coroner's Court, bringing in floral and loosely natural themes from the nearby garden, writes Wallpaper.

Los Angeles: Josh Kline’s solo show at MOCA LA, “Climate Change”, is a letdown because the artist’s ice sculpture and other works “drown in good intentions”, writes the LA Times.

Profile: Michael Tracy, who created large-scale works and spectacles on the Texas-Mexico borderlands, has died, aged 80, Glasstire reports.

In other news

Los Angeles: The Marciano Art Foundation has hired its first director, Hanneke Skerath, prompting speculation the private museum might reopen, five years after it abruptly closed, ARTnews reports.

Shanghai: UCCA, China’s leading private museum, is opening a fourth branch devoted to ceramics in the city of Yixing, Art Review reports.

" ‘Bill knew his days were dwindling, and he was propelled. He was not struggling. He wasn’t trying to prove anything. He just breathed them out.’ Willem de Kooning’s former assistant, the artist Tom Ferrera, recalls the elderly artist’s late burst of creativity. "

- Observer