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SEOUL MATES. Timed with Friesland Seoul, Christie’s and HomeArt will stage a pop-up show in Seoul that combines the work of Francis Bacon and Adrien Ghenieby Ocula. The exhibition took place in Hong Kong in May and includes $440 million worth of artwork. Other news from the South Korean capital: The credit card Hyundai map established an art library in the Itaewon district with some 6,000 books, including many rare volumes, the JoongAng Daily reports. And, Yonhap reports, 80 works of the canonical modernist Lee Jung Seob which were part of the art treasure donated in 2021 by the family of the deceased Samsung President Lee Kun-hee last year will soon be featured in a show about the artist at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
THE PENN MUSEUM, alias the University of Pennsylvaniait is Museum of Archeology and Anthropologysaid it was taking steps to bury the skulls of 13 black Philadelphians that are part of its collections, the New York Times reports. A report from last year revealed that some of the skulls – which were used in experiments by the racist 19th century doctor Samuel George Morton – probably belonged to enslaved people. The move comes after criticism of the museum for holding the remains, and amid an account at many institutions for possessing the remains of people who did not give consent, many of whom were black or indigenous. The museum’s plan, for which it seeks court approval, is to bury the skulls at Eden Cemetery, a historically black cemetery in Philadelphia. She then intends to work to repatriate 50 skulls that she holds of Africans reduced to slavery in Cuba.
Ten paintings that Andy Warhol made during his student years will be sold by the children of his brother, artist Paul Warholadied in 2014. They include an energetic and bushy piece from 1948 with the explicit title Nose pick 1. An auction house has yet to be named. [TribLive and LocalToday]
Journalist Lauren Smart has an investigative article about the curator Gavin Delahuntywho resigned from Dallas Museum of Art amid allegations of misconduct in 2017, and who earlier this year was reportedly set to become a conservation consultant for the Dallas Contemporary museum. [D Magazine]
Writer Diana Budds watched architects and designers as fashion legend Issey Miyake, who died at the age of 84, appealed to create his shops. They included David Chipperfield, Frank Gehry, Emmanuel Moreauxand others. [Curbed]
The pupil high line park in Manhattan has a new executive director: Alan van Capellethe chairman and managing director of Educational alliancewhich operates a network of community centers in New York. [Observer]
japanese artist Seiki Kurodawho studied in France and was involved in introducing Western-style painting techniques to his native country in the 1890s, earned the Google Doodle treatment yesterday, on what would have been his 156th birthday. [The Scotsman]
Superstar singer-songwriter Doua Lipa visited Manifesto 14, currently taking place in Prishtina, Kosovo. “Lipa is internationally known not only for her singing career,” the show said in a statement, “but also for her work advocating for Kosovo’s youth and cultural communities and for visa liberalization!” [@maniestabiennial/Instagram]
LIVING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE. The FinancialTimes has a really in-depth interview with a French artist and collector Bernard Venet , who reveals that he dreamed of becoming pope in his youth and likes to eat sardines “straight out of the can, without having to behave”. It looks like he has an impressive art collection and an impressive house, but he also has a modest hut that he loves. “Found it last year – it’s tiny, only 6ft by 7ft, but I built a concrete bed with just a mattress, and sleep in it some nights during the summer,” Venet said. He has a Voltaire quote on the wall, which in English is: “Wanting everything is crazy. Moderation is the treasure of the wise. [FT]