Friday’s Art Notes
Painted cyclists ride the side of a building in Rotterdam, where the Tour de France will start on Saturday. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images.
British novelist Beryl Bainbridge, a five-time finalist for the Booker Prize and two-time winner of the Whitbread literary prize, has died at the age of 75. Bainbridge’s literary agency said she died in a London hospital early Friday. She had been suffering from cancer. The Guardian and the Telegraph have appreciations of the author.
More than 60 photographs by Richard Avedon will go on sale this fall in Paris, Christie’s auction house said Friday. The collection is expected to bring $3.7 million to $6 million. New York-based Avedon Foundation is selling photographs from its archive for the first time to establish an endowment to promote the work and legacy of the photographer.
Part two of Susan Stamberg’s series on Claude Monet continues with a look at the artist’s famous paintings of cathedrals.
In time for the July 4 weekend, the Chicago Tribune’s Christopher Borrelli lists his 20 favorite movie explosions.