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Court Orders Anish Kapoor to Remove Graffiti

21 September 2015

Our daily round-up of news from the art world

Kapoor ‘Heartbroken’ Over Court Ruling on Graffiti | Anish Kapoor has expressed anger after a court in Versailles ordered him to remove anti-semitic graffiti left on his sculpture Dirty Corner last weekend. ‘The decision breaks my heart’, he told Le Figaro, ‘I don’t understand how this has come to such an absurd situation’. The court’s decision raises a troubling question: what is the limit to artists’ authority over their own work?

Birmingham New Street Unveils Redevelopment | After a £750 million makeover lasting five years, the refurbished Birmingham New Street Station was yesterday opened to the public. ‘The old, dark concourse … has been replaced with a giant, glass-roofed atrium, flooding the station with natural light’, reports the Guardian.

Setback in Prague as Titian Loan Delayed | Perhaps the stables at Prague Castle could do with similar refit: a major loan of works by Titian has been delayed after concerns about the venue’s roof, reports The Art Newspaper. The exhibition, entitled ‘Titian Vanitas: the poet of the Image and the Shadow of Beauty’, was originally intended to open this week.

Antony Gormley’s LAND Sculpture Blown Over | A sculpture by Antony Gormley in Kimmeridge, Dorset has reportedly been blown over in strong winds, reports the Bournemouth Echo. The work, entitled LAND, has divided opinion in the town. Critics of the figurative sculptor’s work might unkindly hope that his Angel of the North meets a similar fate.

ICA Miami Appoints New Director | Miami’s Institute of Contemporary Art has named Ellen Salpeter as its new director. Salpeter, who is currently working as deputy director of external affairs at New York’s Jewish Museum, will begin her new role in December.

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