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Bridget Riley, Streak 3

The Stripes Are Solid

Retrospectives for Bridget Riley and Sean Scully show the fertility of simplicity. Figuration may still dominate painting but two retrospectives this Summer remind us that there is a generation of abstract painters who are still receiving recognition.

The Summer of Richard Serra

Best known for his heroic steel sculptures, Richard Serra's—approachable and accessible—drawings are starring in museums and galleries across Europe and the US this Summer.

Data-Dive: The Whitney Whip

Biennial appearances don’t make artists’ markets, but they do grow them. We looked at the data to see how Shara Hughes, Dana Schutz, Nicole Eisenman, and Jordan Wolfson saw their markets crack open after Whitney Biennial appearances.

Met Deaccessions $30m Picasso Bust

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was gifted a cast of Pablo Picasso’s Tête de femme (Fernande) by Leonard Lauder. The well-known bronze head of Fernande is being sold to fund new acquisitions

Christie's has $6m Georgia O'Keeffe for May

Georgia O’Keeffe’s A Sunflower from Maggie (1937) will be a highlight of Christie’s 20th Century Art Evening sale this May in New York. The painting comes from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA); it is being deaccessioned to benefit the museum’s future acquisitions.

Who Won the Jasper Johns Duel?

Philadelphia put on the better version of the artist’s retrospective, but New York got to keep some of the most famous works. As the pioneering Jasper Johns retrospective comes to the end of its historic run, a controversy that marked the beginning of the show might now be easier to understand.