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1986 in art

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Events

  • 21 May – Eighteen Old Master paintings from the Beit collection are stolen from Russborough House in Ireland by Martin "The General" Cahill, the second major art theft from this location.
  • 19 August – Two weeks after it was stolen, the Picasso painting Weeping Woman is found in a locker at Spencer Street Station in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Opening of the Musée d'Orsay (formerly the Gare d'Orsay) in Paris.
  • Awards

  • Archibald Prize: Davida Allen – Dr John Arthur McKelvey Shera
  • Sulman Prize – Wendy Sharpe – Black Sun – Morning and Night
  • Turner Prize – Gilbert and George
  • Shortlisted were: Art & Language, Victor Burgin, Derek Jarman, Stephen McKenna and Bill Woodrow.
  • Works

  • David Adickes – Cornet (sculpture, Galveston, Texas)
  • Ruth Asawa – Aurora (sculpture, San Francisco)
  • John Buckley – The Headington Shark (Untitled 1986; painted fibreglass sculpture)
  • Wayne Chabre – Einstein Gargoyle (sculpture, Eugene, Oregon)
  • John Doubleday – Royal Marines Commando Memorial (Lympstone, England)
  • Georgia Gerber – Animals in Pools (sculptures, Portland, Oregon)
  • David Hockney – Pearblossom Highway #2 (photocollage)
  • Ellsworth Kelly – Houston Triptych (bronze sculpture, Houston, Texas)
  • Igor Mitoraj – Heros de Lumiere
  • Odd Nerdrum – Return of the Sun
  • Kantilal B. Patel – Mohandas Gandhi (sculpture, New York City)
  • Andrew Wyeth – Flood Plain
  • Jamie Wyeth – Kalounna in Frogtown (Terra Foundation for American Art)
  • Yu Tang Wang and Sun Chau – Chinatown Gateway (structure, Portland, Oregon)
  • January to June

  • 15 April – Amy Louise Nettleton, British installation and sculpture artist.
  • January to June

  • 6 March – Georgia O'Keeffe American artist (b. 1887).
  • 26 April – Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899).
  • 11 May – Henry Plumer McIlhenny, American art collector, philanthropist and chairman of Philadelphia Art Museum (b. 1910).
  • 31 May – Jane Frank, American painter, sculptor, mixed media artist and textile artist (b. 1918).
  • 9 June – Ilona Harima, Finnish painter (b. 1911).
  • July to December

  • 7 April – Cecil King, Irish abstract-minimalist painter (b. 1921).
  • 30 June – Guan Zilan, Chinese avant-garde painter (b. 1903)
  • 22 July – Floyd Gottfredson, American cartoonist (b. 1905).
  • 31 August – Henry Moore, English artist and sculptor (b. 1898).
  • 9 September – Albert Malet, French painter (b. 1912).
  • 12 September
  • Jacques Henri Lartigue, French photographer and painter (b. 1894).
  • Ernst Haas, Austrian photographer (b. 1921).
  • 11 October – Barker Fairley, English-born Canadian painter, writer, and educator (b. 1887).
  • 23 October – Conrad O'Brien-ffrench, British intelligence officer, mountaineer and painter (b.1893).
  • Undated

  • Marko Čelebonović, Serbian painter (b. 1902).
  • Guan Liang, Chinese artist (b. 1900).
  • References

    1986 in art Wikipedia


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