Warhol's studio goes up for sale and Centre Pompidou announces a new space in Seoul: the latest art world news

  • Centre Pompidou in Paris is set to open a temporary space in Seoul, South Korea, next year, and an additional space in China in 2018. The first of these temporary spaces opened last year in Malaga, Spain, and attracted 200,000 visitors in its first year.
  • American sculptor Martin Puryear will be awarded the third annual Yaddo Artist Medal in May of this year. The award recognizes those who have ‘sustained a high level of achievement in their artistic discipline’, and has previously been presented to artist Laurie Anderson and novelist Philip Roth.
  • Andy Warhol's first studio has been put on the market for $9,975,000. A former firehouse located at 159 East 87th Street on the Upper East Side, Warhol worked in the space during the early 1960s.
  • Following the termination of Tate’s partnership with BP last month, a number of celebrities and public figures including Margaret Atwood, Mark Ruffalo and Dame Vivienne Westwood have spoken out against the oil company’s sponsorship of the British Museum in London.
  • Erwin Wurm and Brigette Kowanz have been selected to represent Austria at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The pair – who will bring together two separate projects in the single space – follow Heimo Zobernig, who represented the country in 2015.

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