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Five Artists in the News: When Warhol Met Basquiat and other must-see shows in Hong Kong, When Damien Hirst’s Work Caught the Eye of Takashi Murakami and Mohammed Melehi leads Sotheby's African Auction

3 min read  ·  25 Mar 2024

Andy Warhol, Dollar Sign (1981). Copyright Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Art Inc./Artist Rights Society. Photo: Rob McKeever

Andy Warhol, Dollar Sign (1981). Copyright Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Art Inc./Artist Rights Society. Photo: Rob McKeever

Jean-Michel Basquiat's double portrait of himself with Andy Warhol is among the works featured by Gagosian in its big show in Hong Kong. The Warhol inspired group show leads Cultured Magazine’s pick of must-see exhibitions as Art Basel returns to the city.

Haegue Yang presents two, super sized sculptures at Art Basel in Hong Kong while outside the fair the M+ museum is showing Yang Fudong's new film on its facade. Both make Ocula’s shortlist ahead of the fair.

A painting by Mohammed Melehi, a ground breaking Moroccan artist, was the top lot in Sotheby's $1.7m Modern & Contemporary African art auction in London. The sale fell short of its pre-sale estimate, however. For more, see the HENI News report.

Isaac Julien's work was the top lot in the Whitechapel Gallery’s charity auction at Phillips. For other highlights, see HENI News.

Hyperactive dealer Emmanuel Perrotin tells the South China Morning Post that works by Damien Hirst caught the eye of Takashi Murakami on the French gallerist's first international art-fair booth back in 1993. The rest is art-market history.