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Morning Links: Figure in Movement Edition

Francis Bacon’s Figure in Movement (1972).



Judd Tully reports from Christie’s postwar and contemporary art evening sale in London, where Francis Bacon’s Figure in Movement led the night at $25.9 million. [ARTnews]

This summer, dealer David Killen lucked out and found six paintings by Willem de Kooning in a storage locker. Now he’s planning to sell them. [Vulture]


Mickalene Thomas photographs Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight and the upcoming realization of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, for his Times profile treatment. [New York Times]

Deborah Kass’s famous public art piece YO has landed on the steps of the Brooklyn Museum. In this podcast, she explains more about the piece and why it’s had such an impact on New Yorkers. [Hyperallergic]

Jason Farago stops by Rachel Whiteread’s exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He writes of her minimal sculptures, “For Ms. Whiteread, objects and spaces are themselves the molds — and are often destroyed in the creation of her ghostly negatives.” [New York Times]

Kenneth Turan reviews a documentary about street photographer Garry Winogrand, Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable. [Los Angeles Times]

The Winner’s Circle

The South African collective Chimurenga has won the Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice. [ARTnews]

Rhizome has named the recipients of its 2018 “microgrant” award-winners, awarding artists involved in net art, virtual reality, and poetry. [Rhizome]

Paddy Johnson’s Art F City has announced a new programming leg, to be titled PARADE. Organized by Johnson herself and nonprofit arts management consultant Nancy Kleaver, the program will commission “civically engaged public art in Western Queens and beyond.” [Art F City]

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