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Designer Virgil Abloh Dies at 41—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE TRAILBLAZING, DEEPLY INFLUENTIAL DESIGNER VIRGIL ABLOH, who brought together high fashion and streetwear, and worked in countless cultural spheres, has died at 41. The cause was a rare type of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma, that few knew he had been diagnosed with two years ago. The founder of the label Off-White, Abloh was ...

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Influential Critic Dies at 82 – ARTnews.com

Dave Hickey, an art critic whose polarizing writings obtained a cult following, has died. Daniel Oppenheimer, who published a biography of Hickey this year called Far from Respectable: Dave Hickey and His Art, reported in Texas Monthly that Hickey died at 82 last month. Although Hickey had been writing cultural criticism for decades, it was only in the 1990s that he accrued a large ...

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Famed Sculptor Dies at 81 – ARTnews.com

Jimmie Durham, one of today’s most celebrated sculptors, has died in Berlin on Wednesday at 81. Anne Ellegood, director of the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and the curator of the artist’s 2017 retrospective, posted news of his passing on Instagram, writing, “One of my favorite humans has left the earth and moved onto the next life.” A representative for Durham’s gallery, Kurimanzutto, ...

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Famed Lebanese American Writer Dies at 96 – ARTnews.com

Etel Adnan, the celebrated Lebanese American writer and artist, died on Sunday in Paris. She was 96. Her death was confirmed by her gallery, Galerie Lelong & Co. She is survived by her longtime partner, the artist and publisher Simone Fattal. Over the course of half a century, Adnan explored themes of political discord, national identity, and feminism in the Arab world in astute ...

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Semiotext(e) Founder Dies at 83 – ARTnews.com

Sylvère Lotringer, a French philosopher whose influential Semiotext(e) publishing imprint is credited with spurring an interest in French theory within the New York art world of the 1970s and ’80s, has died at 83. A representative for Semiotext(e) said that Lotringer died of a long illness on Monday in Ensenada, Baja California. “His big life encompassed many key points of the 20th and 21st ...

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Tate Modern Curator Dies – ARTnews.com

Achim Borchardt-Hume, the director of exhibitions at Tate Modern who had just opened a major Anicka Yi show at the London museum last month, has died. The Tate museum network announced his death on Friday on social media, calling him an “inspirational figure.” A cause of death and an age for Borchardt-Hume were not provided, although he would have been in his mid-50s. “Achim ...

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Chelsea Hotel Recluse Artist Dies – ARTnews.com

Bettina Grossman, an artist who took up residence in New York’s storied Chelsea Hotel and developed a small but growing league of followers in her later years, has died. Grossman frequently evaded questions related to her biography, making details such as her age difficult to nail down, but she likely would have been in her 90s. Artist Yto Barrada, who is overseeing a catalogue ...

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Figurative Sculptor Dies at 91 – ARTnews.com

Manuel Neri, whose offbeat sculptures of figures missing limbs and heads count among the most significant works of the Bay Area Figuration Movement, died of natural causes on Monday at 91. San Francisco’s Hackett Mill gallery, which represents Neri, announced the news in an email blast earlier this week. “Neri’s highly evocative, lyrical work with the female form, chiefly in plaster, bronze, and marble, ...

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Art-Minded PR Giant David Finn Dies at 100—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE MESSAGING ARTIST. Public-relations legend David Finn, who cofounded the company Ruder Finn, and who also worked as an artist, died on Monday at the age of 100, the New York Times reports. Operating one of the postwar era’s most influential firms, Finn was involved in encouraging many of his clients to fund the arts, including Philip ...

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Ghanaian Painter Dies at 65 – ARTnews.com

Atta Kwami, a Ghanaian painter whose abstractions elegantly established a continuum between Africa’s past and present, has died at 65. The Serpentine Galleries in London, which is set to stage an exhibition of Kwami’s work in 2022, announced his passing on Tuesday. Kwami’s paintings often resemble colorful arrays of geometric forms that are organized in ways that recall grids. But unlike the neat arrangements ...

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