This week, Artsy goes in the studio with Rafael de Cárdenas, highlights “Alexander Calder: Avant-Garde in Motion”, and hosts the final two days of the ICI Benefit Auction, which closes at the live event—Tuesday, November 19th, at 9:45pm (quick, get your bid in!).
Elsewhere on the walls, New York museum exhibitions include Isa Genzken’s retrospective at MoMA, Leonardo da Vinci drawings at the Morgan Library and Museum, two shows featuring text-based works at The Drawing Center, and “Jewels by JAR” at The Met; outside NYC, the Walker opens an Yto Barrada show, Jessica Silverman Gallery shows Amikam Toren, Simon Lee Hong Kong shows Jim Shaw, and Gagosian Rome shows Tatiana Trouvé.
In the news last week, Francis Bacon’s 1969 triptych featuring Lucian Freud was sold for $142.4 million at Christie’s, making it the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction (New York Times), the Supreme Court refused to hear the Richard Prince’s notorious copyright case (The Art Newspaper), and a virtual autopsy revealed that King Tut’s mummification may have been botched (artdaily.org).
And, in case you missed it, as we wrapped up a marathon of art fair coverage, we offered a series of dealer profiles from The Salon: Art + Design (Mary Ryan, Lucas Ratton, Krystyna Gmurzynska and Isabelle Bscher, Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillaird, and Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman), we focused on “The Artist and the Tree” in honor of the Giuseppe Penone show at Madison Square Park, and we spoke to PINTA New York director Ian Cofre, curators Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and José Roca, and did some trendspotting at the fair.