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The titles

READY YOUR OARS! Back in May, Ernie Barnesit’s exciting The sugar shack (1976) the painting jumped above the low estimate of $150,000 Christy to finish at $15.3 million with fees. His estate subsequently signed to work with Andrew Kreps and Ortuzar projects in New York. Another of his works is now on sale. Bonhams will include his Congregation Solid Rock (1993) — an action-packed service scene in a black church — in a one-lot sale Sept. 9 at its New York branch, Barron’s reports. It is estimated to sell for $500,000 to $700,000. The piece was commissioned by a gospel singer Margaret Bellwho can be seen brandishing a microphone in it.

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BINDING AGREEMENTS. At some point it will stop being news, but climate activists will Just stop the oil landed at another UK art museum on Tuesday and stuck to the frame of another famous work of art. This time it was the copy of Leonardo da Vinci‘c The Last Supper at Royal Academy of Arts in London, to which it is attributed Giampietrino and Giovanni Antonio Boltrafio and dated around 1515–1520, CNN reports. The campaign also included spray painting “No New Oil” on a gallery wall. One protester was quoted as saying: “If the directors of this gallery really believe that art has the power to change the world, then I demand that they claim that power, close and refuse to open until the government commits to new oil.” “

The Digest

Philadelphia officials have faced criticism for their choices Wesley Woffordwhite artist, to create a statue Harriet Tubman without holding an open call, which the protesters say would have attracted a diverse pool of applicants. “If it had been an open invitation and Wesley had been chosen, it would have been fine,” artist Dee Jones said. “But because the process wasn’t open, that’s the big problem.” [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

British abstract painter Zade Fadoyutimistar of the present Venice Biennaleboarded the Gagosian gallery. Fadojutimi will still be represented by Gisela Captain Galleryof Cologne, Germany, and Taka Her Galleryfrom Tokyo and leaves London Pippi Holdsworth gallery. [ARTnews]

Sotheby’s will suggest 76 million years Gorgosaurus skeleton later this month in New York with a low estimate of $5 million. [The Associated Press/Bloomberg]

ChanelThe last catwalk show in Paris featured scenography by an artist Xavier Weilhan, who installs a large silver cell phone as part of the affair. “There were guests—including.” Marion Cotillard and Keira Knightleyshe gaped Thomas Adamson write. [The Associated Press]

More than 200 masks that the artist Wife Ruth made by members of her community in San Francisco will be considered today in Cantor Center for the Arts at Stanford University, which acquired them two years ago. They look great. [The Art Newspaper]

The kicker

PUSHING SOME BUTTONS. After a Banksy the mural that was plastered over his home in Lowestoft, England was removed and sold, graphic designer Joe Thompson decided to replace it with a piece depicting a vending machine filled with copies of the missing work, BBC News reports. “Part of me thought, well, if that’s what they want, maybe we need a vending machine where they can just push a few buttons and Banksys can just keep coming out,” he said. This sounds like a piece of art that a crafty street artist would love. [BBC News]

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