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Five Artists in the News: Cindy Sherman Gets Digital, a Joseph Cornell Gift Fit to the Nation, Stolen Picasso Is Found and Tamara de Lempicka the Broadway Musical

3 min read  ·  17 Jan 2024

Untitled #629 (detail) (2010/2023). Copyright Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

Untitled #629 (detail) (2010/2023). Copyright Cindy Sherman. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

Cindy Sherman will unveil her latest body of work in the US at Hauser & Wirth’s Wooster Street space in New York on January 18. Sherman has collaged elements of her face to construct entirely new characters using digital manipulation, writes The Eye of Photography.

Twenty Joseph Cornell boxes and seven collages enter the National Gallery of Art's collection, a generous gift by Washington-based collectors Robert and Aimee Lehrman. However, it is hard to imagine the intimate works of art nestled comfortably in the marble-clad halls of the art museum, writes The Times.

Tamara de Lempicka, the Polish artist who achieved success in 1920s Paris, has inspired a musical. Called “Lempicka”, it is Broadway bound but first, a one-night-only performance is being staged at Sotheby’s New York, which is a curtain raiser for its own Lempicka show in March, Artnet News reports.

Picasso and Chagall paintings stolen in 2010 have been found in the basement of a house in Antwerp by Belgian police. Both were stolen from a collector in Tel Aviv. (Reuters via CNN)

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Brazilian police are investigating the violent death of Brent Sikkema, the 75-year-old co-founder of New York's Sikkema Jenkins gallery, in his Rio de Janeiro apartment, ARTnews reports. Sikkema was a veteran of the New York art market, representing leading artists, including Vik Muniz and Kara Walker.