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This Week’s Top Stories: Marlene Dumas Leads Art Basel’s Big Sales, Damien Hirst Heads to Mexico and Keith Haring's Carousel

4 min read  ·  08 Dec 2023

A £9M Marlene Dumas Leads Art Basel Miami Beach Early Sales

Paintings by Marlene Dumas and Philip Guston sold for seven figures during the fair’s VIP opening days but many collectors are taking their time before buying. (ARTnews)

Big Damien Hirst Show Heads to Mexico City

The Museo Jumex, one of Mexico City’s leading contemporary art spaces, will present a major survey show of Damien Hirst’s works. (FAD magazine)

Drake Brings Art-Filled Amusement Park to Los Angeles

The rapper is recreating Luna Luna, the art-filled fun fair with a Keith Haring carousel and a Jean-Michel Basquiat Ferris wheel. (Los Angeles Times)

Peter Halley Leads Phillips $5.36m 'New Now' Auction

Works by Peter Halley, Wynnie Mynerva and Alfie Caine were among the 65% of lots selling above their low estimate at Phillips ‘New Now’ auction in London. (HENI News)

Computer Art Pioneer Vera Molnár Has Died, Aged 99

The Centre Pompidou will present a major Vera Molnár exhibition next year, the veteran computer artist whose death was announced this week. (ARTnews)