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ON THE WAY TO AUCTION. Melanie Gerlis at FinancialTimes reports on two upcoming sales. First of all, major works from the collection of Roger Sant and his late wife Vicki Sant will visit Christie’s in November. While the couple pledged their stellar Nabis collections to the Phillips Collection, these 30 works are “pieces we bought just because we loved them,” Roger said. Highlights include Joan Mitchellis dazzling 1989 Untitled, Diptych which carries an estimate of $10-15 million, and Gauguinit is Fisherman and swimmers on the Aven (1888), with an estimate of $6-8 million. Meanwhile, Stanley Whitney donated his abstraction 2022 The freedom we fight for for the benefit of Art for Justice Fund and Planned Parenthood of Greater New York as part of a unit sale on Artsy. The work is due to be presented at Gagosian’s Park & ​​75th space next week. And, Barron’s reports that a 1989-1991 painting of Alighiero BoettiThe “Mappa” series of will be directed to Sotheby’s in November. With an estimate of over $8 million, it could break a record for the Arte Povera artist.

ARTISTS. A host of recently posted profiles and reviews are worth checking out. The first standing Tyler Mitchell obtains profile treatment with the permission of the New York Times, before his personal exhibition at Gagosian in London. Caroline A. Miranda speaks with a painter based in Los Angeles Carolyn Castanocurrently undergoing a solo release at Walter Maciel Gallery near Culver City. The art diary presents a preview of the latest exhibition by Zineb Sedira, who currently represents France at the Venice Biennale. For his “Great Works, In Focus”, review Sebastien Smee written on a Adolf Menzel work at the Met. And the Guardian and FT both have reviews of William Kentridge’s latest show at the Royal Academy in London.

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