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Five Artists in the News: Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin’s Splash Landing, Kerry James Marshall’s 70th Birthday Honor and Anish Kapoor In the Dark About Vantablack

3 min read  ·  09 Jul 2024

Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin (2024). Copyright the artist. Courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner. Photo by George Darrell

London: Yayoi Kusama’s six-metre tall pumpkin sculpture has been unveiled by the Serpentine Galleries.

London: Kerry James Marshall’s 70th birthday presents include a prestigious solo show at the Royal Academy of Arts in the fall of 2025, the RA has announced.

Shanghai: Anish Kapoor is not allowed to know the secrets of his works made by Vantablack, the blackest of black materials, he tells Elephant, ahead of his next show at Lisson Gallery’s Asian outpost.

Sao Paulo: Catherine Opie's first solo show in Brazil has been co-curated by Adriano Pedroso, the artistic director of MASP and this year's Venice Biennale, Arte el Dia reports.

Houston: Raqib Shaw’s big solo show has opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His works merge “Mughal artifacts, Islamic textiles… Renaissance paintings, and there may also be some Japanese manga in there, too,” writes the Observer.

In other news

Miami: Bridget Finn will lead Art Basel in Miami Beach, which will feature an increased Latin American presence and smaller booths for younger galleries, The Art Newspaper reports.

Hong Kong: Lévy Gorvy Dayan is shuttering its gallery in Asia due to collectors switching to "long-distance purchasing", the Financial Times reports.

"‘What they come up with is so not a threat to me that I just laugh at it. It’s such a bad version of my work. But some of the faces I’ve created from AI are fantastic,’ says Cindy Sherman. "

- The Guardian