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Five Artists in the News: Invader’s Space Station Is Ready for Lift Off, Andy Warhol’s The Queen Leads Phillips Sale and Delcy Morelos Bewitches in Dia Chelsea

3 min read  ·  19 Jan 2024

Invader Space Station. Photo by Graziella de Sortiraparis, courtesy of Sortir a Paris

Invader Space Station. Photo by Graziella de Sortiraparis, courtesy of Sortir a Paris

Invader's “Space Station”, a sprawling exhibition in the former offices of the Paris newspaper Libération, is ready to lift off next month. The artist has transformed the nine-story building into an immersive show featuring several hundred works. Sortir a Paris provides a sneak peek.

Andy Warhol’s Queen Elizabeth II screenprint was the star lot at Phillips Editions auction in London, selling for $304,500, 19% above its low estimate. The sale totaled $5.26m, exceeding the pre-sale high estimate. For more, see HENI News.

A new documentary about Frida Kahlo is being screened at the Sundance festival. Unfortunately, “Frida” tells the same story that has already been told about the Mexican artist, without much new material, other than some kitschy animations, writes ARTnews.

Delcy Morelos, a Colombian artist and self-proclaimed bruja, or witch, has taken over two hangar-like galleries at Dia Chelsea in New York. A dark, sprawling installation followed by pyramids of earth and grass take the viewer on a "circular shamanic journey from the ground to the heavens, and back", according to an impressed 4Columns.

Loie Hollowell, the artist who creates colorful abstract art inspired by the female body, is super busy in her Queens studio. W Magazine caught up with her as she prepped for a solo show in San Francisco’s Jessica Silverman Gallery, followed by a survey show at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut.

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A man has been arrested in Brazil in connection with the killing of Brent Sikkema, a New York art dealer whose body was found with stab wounds in his Rio de Janeiro apartment this week, The Times reports.