Rumors of Yayoi Kusama leaving the Gagosian Gallery to join the Zwirner empire are now confirmed. In the third departure from the Gagosian stable in two months, Kusama announced that "after five years of working together," she and the Gagosian Gallery have "reached an amicable decision to end their partnership," according to The New York Times.
Turkish artist Burhan Doğançay passed away on Jan. 15 at the age of 83. According to Bergin Azer, director of the Doğançay Museum in Istanbul, the artist was being treated at that city's American Hospital for an undisclosed illness when he died.
The New York Foundation for the Arts' (NYFA) Emergency Relief Fund is now available for artists living in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut affected by Hurricane Sandy. The fund is established by The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Lambent Foundation and has been helped by the contributions of universities, individual artists and non-profit organizations that held fundraisers or benefits.
Collage and acrylic on paper, thread, string, plastic lid
48 x 30 ¼ in.