Rothko edits Rothko

In The Independent Claire Dwyer Hoggs talks to Chris Rothko, Mark Rothko‘s son and editor of The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art, a new book of his father’s writing. “‘People imagine my father had a glamorous existence, but he lived mainly in slums,’ Christopher says, as he settles into his chair. Mark Rothko’s best-known paintings … read more… “Rothko edits Rothko”

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John Currin confesses in British press that stupidity is liberating

John Currin’s recent paintings, which will be presented by Sadie Coles HQ in London this April, feature pornographic images that Currin found on the internet. In The Independent, David Usborne reports that Currin is trying to cast these new works in the context of Islamic fundamentalism. “Specifically, the furious reaction in parts of the Muslim … read more… “John Currin confesses in British press that stupidity is liberating”

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Domesticated street art for sale at Bonhams

In The Independent, Charles Darwent reports that on Tuesday, a sale of urban art will be held at the Bond Street auction rooms of Bonhams. Along with a number of Banksys, this sale will include works by Paul Insect, D*Face, Invader, Toxic and Cyclops. “There will be no walls for sale, though, nor Tube carriages … read more… “Domesticated street art for sale at Bonhams”

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Gary Hume’s cheerleaders, angels, flowers and icons

“Gary Hume: American Tan,” White Cube Mason’s Yard, London. Through Oct. 7. “Gary Hume Prints: Angels, Flowers and Icons,” Hastings Art Museum and Gallery, East Sussex. Through Sept. 23. Dividing his time between studios in London and upstate New York, Hume’s new series of paintings and bronze sculptures at Mason’s Yard is informed by his … read more… “Gary Hume’s cheerleaders, angels, flowers and icons”

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