Art Industry News: Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She Named Her Baby After Revered Scribble Painter Cy Twombly + Other Stories

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 on Tuesday, September 6.


How spiral jetty Has become a barometer of climate change A group of 28 arts institutions from around the world are joining forces to create the World Weather Network, which operates what are called “weather stations” – works of art, landmarks or regions – to encourage people to explore changing weather conditions. As part of this initiative, the Holt/Smithson Foundation, which manages spiral jetty, will share never-before-seen footage and rare photos taken over the past 50 years. (fast company)

UK Culture Secretary leaves new regime – UK Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries is stepping down now that Liz Truss has succeeded Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. She opted to return to the backbench after being asked to stay on at the firm, believing it was the “right time to go”, according to sources close to her. (Bloomberg)

Jennifer Lawrence named her baby after Cy Twombly – Jennifer Lawrence is vogueThe cover star of the October issue, and the most captured tidbit of her interview is a parenthesis more than a third into the article. This is where the author reveals the name of Lawrence’s baby boy with her husband, Gladstone Gallery director Cooke Maroney. Although Lawrence declined to discuss her child in detail, she did reveal her name to be Cy, “after American post-war painter Cy Twombly, one of Maroney’s favorite artists”. (vogue)

Typhoon in Korea wreaks havoc on fair goers – Super Typhoon Hinnamnor brought severe weather to South Korea, causing flooding, the cancellation of hundreds of flights and problems for international concessionaires visiting the country for Frieze Seoul. (The arts journal)


Artists shortlisted for the Land Art project – Olafur Eliasson, Rachel Whiteread, Roger Hirons and Piet Oudolf have been shortlisted to create the concept for a major new public land art program in the UK. The large commission, which will launch next spring, will be located on the west coast of Cumbria in the North West. England. (TANNING)

Eye of the Collector Announces Third Edition – London art and design boutique The Eye of the Collector has announced that it will hold its third edition from 17-20 May 2023. The stand-less concept fair will return to Two Temple Place in central London. (Press release)

Newton Harrison is dead – Harrison Studio’s Newton Harrison died on September 4 in his sleep at the age of 89, his gallery Various Small Fires announced. One half of the husband and wife team often referred to as the Harrisons, Newton was a leader in the ecological art movement, collaborating with biologists, conservationists, urban planners and activists to create art that offered insight into our impact on the planet. . (Press release)


Australian artist removes mural depicting Ukrainian and Russian soldiers – Australia-based street artist Peter Seaton, who works under the moniker CTO, has removed his mural depicting Ukrainian and Russian soldiers hugging each other following a public outcry. Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia, Vasyl Myroshnychenko, called the work “totally offensive”. The artist, who also sold NFT videos of the work, apologized and said his goal was simply to promote peace. (evening standard)

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