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Scientists Claim They Have Invented “Whitest” White

April 21st, 2021

A group of researchers are claiming they have created a shade of white said to be the “whitest on record.” 
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Rirkrit Tiravanija Joins David Zwirner

April 21st, 2021

Rirkrit Tiravanija has joined David Zwirner, the gallery has announced, and will open a show in Hong Kong in 2022. “Rirkrit Tiravanija is a longtime friend,” Zwirner says. “I have known him as long as I have had a gallery, and have been collecting his work since the early 1990s. Rirkrit is a transformational artist.”
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Claude Monet Waterlillies to Hit Block at Sotheby’s New York

April 21st, 2021

A Claude Monet work, Le Bassin aux Nymphéas, estimated at $40 million, will close out Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and modern art evening sale May 12.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Nigel Cooke

b. 1973
Lives and works in:

London, England

Represented by:

Modern Art

Education includes:

Goldsmiths University Ph.D, London
Royal College of Art MA, London
Nottingham Trent University BA, Nottingham, UK

Cooke is a British-born painter and sculptor who creates large-scale works. His pieces are often desolate and bleak, portraying cigarette butts, wrecked cars and various forms of debris. Other paintings witness more romantic landscapes, demonstrating his versatility.

His 2003 piece “Mirrors” sees a fusion of styles as he captures a single blooming flower in the vast setting of a dark woods and minimal plant life. “Silva Morosa” captures moss growing on a rock wall, but then breaks its serenity as a skull is carved out of the moss.

His work is included amongst the collections of New York’s Guggenheim, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and London’s Tate Gallery, as well as others.