This week, Artsy goes to London! Frieze London, Frieze Masters, and Moving Image art fairs all open Thursday, and we’re excited to bring you the best from some of the biggest events of the year. Plus, Yasumasa Morimura’s “Theater of the Self” opens at the Warhol Museum, and to celebrate, we’ll bring you insights into the Japanese artist’s ongoing pop metamorphoses.
Elsewhere on the walls, Josh Smith’s stark, single-color paintings occupy Luhring Augustine’s Chelsea location until October 19th, and his beach scenes can also be found at the gallery’s Bushwick location through October 26th. Plus, Kris Martin’s drawings and minimalist sculpture confront issues of present identity from a futuristic point-of-view in “Somebody,” his fifth solo show at Sies + Höke, open until November 8th.
In the news last week, painter and printmaker Ellen Lanyon dies at 86 (Art in America), a pair of major philanthropists bring their checkbook everywhere but Manhattan (New York Times), and new studies of cave paintings suggest the world’s first artists were overwhelmingly female (National Geographic).
And, in case you missed it, Sotheby’s detailed the unveiling of Warhol’s most reclusive Death and Disaster painting, now out of hiding, Design Miami/ gave us the scoop on formlessfinder’s 2013 pavilion of sand, and Cai Guo-Qiang Studio shared photos of its namesake’s One Night Stand in Paris.
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