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Five Artists in the News: Yinka Shonibare ‘Decolonizes’ Churchill, Jeff Wall's Visit to the Doctors and When Richard Serra Stopped New York's Traffic

3 min read  ·  11 Apr 2024

Jeff Wall’s A Woman and Her Doctor sold for $381,000. Copyright the artist. Image courtesy of Sotheby's

Market: Jeff Wall’s A Woman and Her Doctor sold for $381,000, 400% above its low estimate to lead Sotheby's $3.6m photographs auction. For more highlights, see the HENI News report.

London: Yinka Shonibare’s highly anticipated show opens at Serpentine South, featuring “decolonized” historical figures, including Winston Churchill.

Los Angeles: Karon DavisNoah and his Ark has been acquired by MOCA LA, a purchase made possible by collector Beth Rudin DeWoody.

New York: Leilah Babirye has two studios in New York but with a show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the artist wishes she had one there too, she tells the Independent.

Hong Kong: Lucy Bull’s Revolver soared in Sotheby’s $5m "The Now" sale, but the auction fell short of pre-sale expectations. For more, see the HENI News report.

And in other news

Venice: Adriano Pedrosa, the artistic director of the Biennale opening next week to VIPs, talks to The Times about his choice of artists, half of whom are dead.

"‘Streets had to be closed so giant 24-wheelers could come through midtown, rigs had to be set up in the galleries to hoist the plates and everyone was on edge. But Richard was the calm and centering force.’ MoMA director Glenn Lowry recalls a nerve racking installation of Richard Serra’s retrospective in 2007. "

- MoMA Magazine