Art news / 10 – 16 August

ICYMI, five stories in art this week:

1. Some exquisite shots from Andy Warhol: Polaroids 1958-1987 over on Vanity Fair.
A never-before-seen collection of the artist’s instant portraits, featuring the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Audrey Hepburn and Liza Minnelli. (via Vanity Fair)

Andy Warhol on MyArtBroker

2. Rod Stewart confirms The Faces will reunite for a one-night only charity gig. We’re wondering if Rod will make an appearance in Ronnie Wood’s paintings in the imminent future! (via Inquisitr)

3. Francis Bacon portraits reach £30 million at mid-week auction. The pieces painted in 1975 and 1980 respectively were described by Sotheby’s as “magnificent works [that] narrate the latter half of a most extraordinary decade for Francis Bacon.”  (via Observer Chronicle)

Francis Bacon on MyArtBroker

4. Anish Kapoor threatens legal action over plagiarism of his work by Chinese artist.
The sculpture, unveiled in China this week is said to be almost identical to Kapoor’s Cloud Gate installation in Chicago. The Chinese authorities have declined to comment and have not released the name of the artist as yet. (via The Telegraph)

Anish Kapoor on MyArtBroker

5. The FBI release CCTV footage from one of history’s most mysterious art thefts.