Several women have accused Chuck Close of sexually harassing them when they came to his studio to pose. The artist agreed that he has spoken candidly and crudely to women about their bodies. “Last time I looked, discomfort was not a major offense,” he said.
New York art dealer David Killen says he found what he believes to be six Willem de Kooning paintings in a New Jersey storage locker from the studio of an art conservator he paid $15,000 to buy last year. In 2016, a 1970s work by the Dutch-American artist sold at auction for $66.3m.