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Australia has barred two Chinese performance artists from entering the country, over fears of the coronavirus. Dancers Xiao Ke and Zi Han were scheduled to participate in the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts. [The Art Newspaper]
Last night, Christie’s London netted £107 million, or about $138 million, in a combined evening sale of Impressionist and modern art and Surrealism. The evening’s top lot was a $24.6 million Magritte, followed by $21.2 million for a painting by Tamara de Lempicka, a new record for the artist. [ARTnews]
Beverly Pepper, best-known for her elegant sculptures in Cor-Ten steel that swoop, arc, and spiral, has died. She was 97. [ARTnews]
In April, Sotheby’s will auction a $10.3 million sunflower painting by David Hockney. The work is currently on view in London. [Art Market Monitor]
Art & Artists
Turner Contemporary in England currently has on view an exhibition, titled “We Will Walk,” about African-American art from the South. [The Guardian]
A solo show at the Landing gallery in Los Angeles pairs new work with historical work by painter Brenda Goodman. [Medium]