Art in Print
The Grenfell Tower art auction
Sotheby's raised £1.9 million last week to support victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Various works had been sold for competing bids including Tracey Emin's neon sign which spelt 'Loving You More (2015)' and sold for £130,000 - the highest price ever paid for one of Emin's neon work, a photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans which sold to a phone bidder for a double estimate £320,000, and Keith conventry's painting 'Junk.'
Via: The Telegraph
Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes
‘A Janus-faced ashtray, filled with fag butt sludge’ … Cendrier de Célibataire I by Alina Szapocznikow, 1972. Coloured polyester resin and cigarette butts. Photograph: © ADAGP, Paris 2017
Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes is at the Hepworth Wakefield until 28 January. While Szapocznikow's work had dealt in beaury and abjection, the exhibition's final, far more personal room, stages a battle with body horror including 'Alina's Funeral (1970)' and Turmours Personified (1971) with a scattering of head-size lumps, bearing her own face. Such works seem to imply the closeness of death and what we leave behind.
Via: The Guardian