The National Portrait Gallery in London has acquired Marlene Dumas’s oil painting of the late singer Amy Winehouse, Amy-Blue.The portrait was made shortly after Winehouse’s death in 2011. It will be on view starting Monday, and has an entire wall devoted to it in the gallery.
This week, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park opens on Roosevelt Island with a dedication ceremony on Oct. 17. It will be hosted by Tom Brokaw, and former president Bill Clinton will join Mayor Bloomberg to help inaugurate the space. The “focal point” of the park is a sculpture portrait of Roosevelt by Jo Davidson. Read More
Artist Kehinde Wiley will have his first solo show with Sean Kelly Gallery on May 5. For the occasion, he is presenting, for the first time, a series of portraits that focus on women as his subjects. Read More