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Venice Biennale Names 2024 Artists—and More Art News

Venice Biennale Names 2024 Artists—and More Art News

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ROBINSON ROBBED. A Jackie Robinson statue in Wichita, Kansas was stolen and later found burned. On January 24 the statue of the first Black player in Major League Baseball and a civil rights activist, was cut off its pedestal, just above the ankles, and removed from McAdams Park by two people, according to police, who have surveillance footage of the crime. Days later, firefighters responding to a fire in a “small residential-style trash can,” discovered some of the statue remnants among the burnt items. A GoFundMe campaign launched to replace the artwork has reached over $168,500. “Nobody can understand why this would happen,” said Bob Lutz, the executive director of the nonprofit League 42, which installed the sculpture, according to the New York Times. Related Articles TOO SEXY JESUS. Spanish conservatives are denouncing as “effeminate,” “sexualized,” and “offensive” a painting depicting Jesus Christ, which was meant to be the poster for Easter Week in Seville, sparking a national controversy. The painting by local artist Salustiano Garcia shows Jesus after his resurrection, …