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Five Artists in the News: Van Gogh’s ‘Night Cafe’ Shutters, Ed Ruscha vs Big Oil and Doubts About a Tarsila do Amaral

3 min read  ·  09 Apr 2024

Vincent can Gogh, Café Terrace at Night (1888). Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Arles: A cafe in the South of France inspired by one of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings has been shuttered. The managers of Café la Nuit, have been accused of concealing more than £1m in sales from the French tax authorities, ARTNews reports.

Los Angeles: Ed Ruscha is among the artists who have donated works to The Art for a Safe and Healthy California, aimed at Big Oil. Many will be auctioned by Christie’s in May and the rest will be sold in a Gagosian show in Beverly Hills. Artnet News

Milan: Adrian Piper's major retrospective, her first in 20 years in Europe, is presented by PAC: Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea. “Race Traitor” runs until June 9, Mousse Magazine reports.

New York: Many of Peter Hujar’s early photographs will go on show in The Ukrainian Museum on May 2. The exhibition coincides with “Portraits in Life and Death”, a Hujar show during the Venice Biennale. FAD

São Paulo: The authenticity of a Tarsila do Amaralpainting is being called into question. The work by the Modernist artist was shown at SP-Arte, Brazil’s prestigious art fair, The Art Newspaper reports.

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- Artfuse