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MIRA LEHR, ARTIST, whose diverse art addressed environmental issues and who helped to establish Continuum, a cooperative gallery for women artists in Miami Beach, Florida in 1966, has passed away at the age 88, Neil Genzlinger reports in The New York Times. Her participation in the 1969 experiment of R. Her 1969 participation in an experiment by R. Lehr stated that while being profiled in 2020 by the Times, Lehr believed that we must think about the loss and destruction, and that there will be more.
SHOWTIME. The Sarah Sze exhibition at the Guggenheim will be the most anticipated. It opens in March. In WSJ Magazine the clever installation artist talked about what she had on tap-video projections outside the building for one thing–with journalist Ted Loos. Sze stated that she wanted to create pieces that could only be made at the Guggenheim. The building became the tool for making work.” Mike Henderson, a painter and musician, spoke to David Smith in Guardian about his recently opened show at University of California, Davis’s museum of art. It features his “protest paintings”, which depict the effects of racism in America from the 1960s through the 1980s. He said that he knew the paintings “weren’t going to hang anywhere but mine, but they were coming through me.” “There was a deeper calling.”
Billionaire collector Ken Griffin would like to move a historic house off his Miami estate, which was built for William Jennings Bryan of “Cross of Gold”. Griffin stated that the move could make the house more accessible to the public, but some preservationists are against it. [The Wall Street Journal]
A massive solar project for rural Nevada was stopped in 2021 by advocates of Michael Heizer‘s Dual Negative. The Land art touchstone “crystallizes our difficulties as a nation facing the climate crisis,” writes environmental reporter Sammy Roth. [Los Angeles Times]
When a bulldozer ripped through old sewer pipes in Rome, workers made an amazing discovery: A statue that appears to portray the third-century emperor Decius while posing as Hercules. The artwork was damaged and is being repaired. [Reuters]
French auction house Osenat delayed a sale of modernist furniture made in Chandigarh by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. This was amid reports that an investigation by Indian police had been launched into possible export licenses. Material has been stolen from historical sites within the city. [The Art Newspaper]
In conjunction with Jim Shaw’s show at Gagosian, Body/Head, which is composed of Sonic Youth artist and writer Kim Gordon, and guitarist Bill Nace, will perform at Gagosian in Los Angeles, February 15. This is Gordon’s homecoming. He was Larry Gagosian’s assistant and became a music legend. [Vanity Fair]
AT THE HOME FRONT. Evan McKinney–the surfer and Gossip Girls actor-–is promoting Hotels.com. talked to Architectural Digest all about his Manhattan home. Mock is seated on chairs made by artist Tom Sachs around my dining table. He said that they were really nice. He said that although they shouldn’t be sat on them as they are art pieces, they are a large part of my living room/dining area/kitchen. [AD]