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This Week’s Top Stories: JR Goes To The Opera, Jenna Gribbon’s Honeymoon and Why Andy Warhol’s Bomb Is No Dud

3 min read  ·  24 Nov 2023

Retour à la Caverne – Acte I (2023), Palais Garnier, Opéra de Paris. All images courtesy of Opéra de Paris

Retour à la Caverne – Acte I (2023), Palais Garnier, Opéra de Paris. All images courtesy of Opéra de Paris

JR Makes A Dramatic Entrance At The Paris Opera House

JR has transformed the facade of Paris’ opera house during the revamp of its home, the Palais Garnier, into a light-filled cave, creating a spectacular trompe l’oeil. (Colossal)

Banksy Reveals His First Name In ‘Lost’ Interview

An old interview with Banksy, which contains the only known instance of him revealing his first name, has been unearthed. An ongoing lawsuit could reveal the artist’s true identity. (The Guardian)

Why Andy Warhol’s Bomb Is No Dud

Andy Warhol's Bomb (1967), the artist’s only true Readymade, failed to find a buyer at Bonhams but the silver-painted bomb case should have sold for millions, argues the artist’s biographer. (Marketplace)

Guggenheim Appoints Its First Female Director

Mariët Westermann has been named the first female director of the Guggenheim Foundation and Museum. The vice chancellor of NYU’s Abu Dhabi will lead the Guggenheim’s international group of museums, including the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, which is now due to open in 2026. (The New York Times)

How Jenna Gribbon’s Honeymoon Proved Inspirational

Jenna Gribbon discusses her latest paintings, which are now on show in New York. Her new paintings were inspired by her wife and muse, the musician known as Torress, and their recent honeymoon in Thailand. (Cultured Magazine)

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