Obituary

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The musician remembers coming out in the aftermath of the Lebanese Civil War and the recent death of Egyptian queer activist Sarah Hegazi

BY Hamed Sinno | 26 JUN 20

Bradford Nordeen remembers the late American filmmaker’s carnality, decay, hurt, humour and so much excruciating beauty

BY Bradford Nordeen | 19 JUN 20

The late playwright and novelist galvanized the fight against HIV/AIDS

BY Avram Finkelstein | 02 JUN 20

From his dreams of Glasgow to nocturnal self-portraits, there was an edge to the writer and artist: a deep well of strangeness

BY Darran Anderson | 07 JAN 20
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‘I saw how the different pop artists were working, and how they allowed new ideas to arise. So, I said to myself: Why don’t poets do that?’

BY Frieze News Desk | 14 OCT 19

The singer committed her life to defying a classical music industry that was not only deeply critical of women’s bodies, but also sceptical of black talent

BY Kira Thurman | 11 OCT 19

Finding solace in the joy and eroticism of the late Lebanese artist’s work

BY Kaelen Wilson-Goldie | 27 SEP 19

Designers Experimental Jetset, Kellenberger–White, Fraser Muggeridge and historian Emily King on the enduring influence of the Dutch design legend

20 SEP 19

A tribute to the photographer, from the ‘sucker punch’ of ‘The Americans’ (1958), to his later work ‘howling with anguish, frustration and ennui’

BY Chris Wiley | 17 SEP 19

The Swiss photographer, who died this week, is remembered for his candid pictures of ordinary people

11 SEP 19

For the artist, critic and teacher, who died last week at the age of 67, every ordinary thing held meaning in disguise

BY Jörg Heiser | 16 AUG 19

 ‘We have lost one of the best and greatest of us,’ Keene writes. ‘She helped us to see and become ourselves, to put pen to paper and language to our lives.’

BY John Keene | 09 AUG 19

The only woman affiliated with the Arte Povera movement resisted machines, definitions and permanence

BY Hans Ulrich Obrist | 08 AUG 19

The late art historian and activist inspired generations of young artists and writers to better teach themselves 

BY Thomas J. Lax | 30 JUL 19

The artist, curator, educator and writer, who died on 30 June, was committed to supporting South Africa’s younger artists

BY Sean O'Toole | 09 JUL 19

Gilda Williams pays tribute to the American painter, ‘an artist exalting in unruly triumph’

BY Gilda Williams | 19 JUN 19

Remembering a poet who helped define a generation of American writers through his love of gossip, sex and art 

BY Andrew Durbin | 18 JUN 19
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The artist is remembered for her sinister interpretations of pop culture

BY Frieze News Desk | 14 JUN 19
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The artist who participated in various scenes from Abstract Expressionism to the Black Arts movement has passed away

BY Frieze News Desk | 07 JUN 19

The poet Kevin Killian remembers the artist’s ‘knowing, malicious but ultimately magical gaze’

BY Kevin Killian | 17 MAY 19