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In a new interview ahead of a solo show at the Fondation Cartier in Paris in 2020, Damien Hirst said that he is rebranding himself as a painter. [Le Figaro]

A court in Denmark will rule on whether a Faroese watch company should be allowed to cut up a painting by artist Tal R and put it on its products. [The Guardian]

Spanish police have discovered what they say is a fake Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painting that had been given a price tag of €100,000 (about $110,000). [El País]

Hong Kong

Perrotin is relocating its Hong Kong gallery. According to a representative, the move is unrelated to the protests currently rocking the city. [The Art Newspaper]

The K11 Musea, a new museum-cum-mall in Hong Kong from collector Adrian Cheng features 1.2 million square feet over 11 floors. [South China Morning Post]

The Singapore Biennale goes “beyond this geopolitical construction of Southeast Asia,” according to its artistic director, Patrick Flores. Events specific to the region—including Hong Kong’s protests—are the subject of many works on view in this year’s edition. [South China Morning Post]


This week, collectors Mera and Don Rubell will open the new site of their private museum, in Miami’s gentrifying Allapattah neighborhood. “This could be the SoHo of Miami, or the Chelsea of Miami,” Mera said of the district. [Miami Herald]

Citing the “enormous impact on its environment,” the mayor of Budapest has temporarily stopped construction on Hungary’s New National Gallery. [The Art Newspaper]

Tate director Frances Morris discussed her Sunday routine—which does not include shopping. “Our lives are so ruined by shopping and spending, I need a day off from making those choices,” she said. [The Guardian]

John Waters

Artist and filmmaker John Waters has unveiled his top 10 films of the year, which is led by Gaspar Noé’s Climax and also includes Joker. [Artforum]

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