Rachel Whiteread hasn’t moved on in two decades. For “Detached,” her exhibition of sculpture at the Gagosian Gallery in London, she is doing exactly the same thing as when she first came to fame with “House” in 1993. She is still making casts of the internal space of structures.
Pope John Paul II killed off by a meteorite is probably the most famous work by Maurizio Cattelan. But there’s plenty more to gape at now that his retrospective has opened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
On a day when U.S. stocks lost more than $240 billion in value, Christie’s held its largest-ever postwar and contemporary sale, setting records for eight artists including Franz Kline, Jeff Koons, Donald Judd and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Artworks by Donald Judd and Ed Ruscha decorated the house, and Frank Gehry, John Williams and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were among those at the dinner table. The guest of honor even got to ride the host’s Segway scooter.