Last night's contemporary art sale at New York auctioneer Phillips totaled $78.6 million, falling short of the evening's high estimate of $110 million. The undisputed star of the evening, Andy Warhol, accounted for three of the evening's top 10 sales, with his silkscreen painting Four Marilyns (1962) ringing in at $38.2 million. The house found buyers for 31 of the 38 lots offered. Read More
Following public outcry, New York's Museum of Modern Art is reconsidering plans to raze the former home of the American Folk Art Museum, located next door to MoMA's 53rd Street location. This new hope for the Tod Williams and Billie Tsien-designed building comes with the announcement that architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been commissioned to plan the MoMA's imminent expansion. Read More
Maria Lassnig and Marisa Merz will receive the Golden Lions for lifetime achievement at the 55th Venice Biennale (June 1-Nov. 24). Read More
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced plans to return two 10th-century statues from its collection to Cambodia. The decision was made after new research revealed that the artworks had been looted in the late 1970s from the Koh Ker temple complex, an archaeological site in northern Cambodia.
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., has appointed Darby English as the new director of its Research and Academic Program (RAP). An associate professor in the University of Chicago's art history department since 2003, English had served as RAP's assistant director from 1999 to 2003. He earned a bachelor's degree in art history and philosophy from Williams College, also in Williamstown, in 1996, and earned a doctorate in visual and cultural studies from the University of Rochester in 2002. He starts late this summer.
Mixed Media, 212 x 66 inches, Courtesy the artist.
Artist Kirstine Roepstorff was born and trained in Denmark, but lives and works in Berli