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Freddie Mercury’s First Drafts for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Featured at Sotheby’s + Other Stories

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Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, June 2.


Artist Bakhyt Bubikanova has passed away – The elaborate work of the Kazakh artist born in 1985 facility the work is featured in the current edition of the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, making it the artist’s last exhibition. The biennial runs until July 9. (instagram)

Hannah Gadsby’s Picasso show is filmed The comedian’s Netflix special Nanette, in which they take Picasso’s misogyny to task, is a triumph that has earned them worldwide recognition. Five years later, their new exhibition “It’s Pablo-matic” at the Brooklyn Museum attempts to reconsider the artist’s central influence on modernism – without running out of scornful quotes from Gadsby – but critics found it lacking in nuance, expertise or coherent argument. (ART news)

Freddie Mercury Bohemian Rhapsody DraftsA treasure trove of 1970s notes by the songwriting legend for sale at Sotheby’s include opening lyrics to some of Queen’s best-known hits as well as early songs that were never released. In the case of Bohemian Rhapsody, the pages even reveal an alternate title once considered. (Press release)

Hermann Nitsch’s six-day play continuesThe late Austrian artist, who died last year at the age of 83, was a co-founder of the highly transgressive Viennese Actionism movement. He is commemorated with a depiction of his infamous gore six day gamewhich shocked the public in 1989. (The arts journal)


The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation donates 186 works to museums – In honor of the 100e anniversary of the pop artist’s birth, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation donates more than 180 works of art and reference documents to international museums as part of a series of events commemorating the centenary. The first round includes works destined for the Albertina in Vienna, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in North Carolina, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. (Press release)

The Arp Foundation donates 200 busts to museums – Meanwhile, the estate of Franco-German artist Hans Arp donated 200 plaster sculptures to 10 museums around the world, including the Albertina and the Nasher Museum, as well as the Hepworth Wakefield in the UK and the National Gallery of Victoria. (FinancialTimes)

Frieze Seoul and Kiaf Name Exhibitors – The international art fair will bring together more than 120 galleries during its second edition in South Korea, which will take place in September at the COEX. Mega-galleries such as David Zwirner, Gagosian, Hauser and Wirth, Pace and Lisson will return to the event, along with newcomers like Goodman Gallery, Jessica Silverman and Antenna Space. Meanwhile, Kiaf Seoul, run by the Galleries Association of Korea, will open with more than 210 galleries, also at COEX. (Press Releases)


JR installation at the Parrish Art Museum – The French artist has created a new in situ fresco titled The Children of Ouranos which will cover a 200-foot space on the exterior wall of the museum’s south facade for one year. Visible from the Montauk Highway, the installation is made from aerial photographs of children from the refugee camps running and playing. A large-scale work by the artist will also be on display in the museum lobby until October 22, 2023. (Press release)

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