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Remembering Paul Auster, the ground-breaking novelist who fused art and literature

The New Yorker's collaboration with the artist Sophie Calle was just one way in which art was interlaced with his life and work

Bonhams executive Alex Fortescue has died aged 55

His death was confirmed by Epiris, the private equity firm that owns the auction house

Frank Stella, a painter's painter and one of the leading abstract artists of his generation, has died, aged 87

His landmark "Black Paintings" series marked Stella as a Minimalist in the 1960s before he expanded his range to include brightly coloured pieces on shaped canvases, relief paintings, large-scale sculpture and work with architects

Faith Ringgold, acclaimed for the power of paintings and quilts that tell stories of the Civil Rights movement, has died, aged 93

A champion of fellow Black and women artists, the New York-born painter and sculptor made a second reputation as writer and illustrator of admired children's stories

Richard Serra, creator of audacious steel sculptures, has died aged 85

The American sculptor received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale

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Barbie star America Ferrera to portray late artist Ana Mendieta in TV series

Book adaptation will investigate further the Cuban-US artist's controversial death

Brian Griffin, photographer of rock stars and construction workers, has died aged 75

Best known for his album covers for bands including Depeche Mode, the UK photographer was influenced by the heavy industry of the Black Country where he grew up

Former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter's portrait goes on view at National Portrait Gallery

The pastel double-portrait of President Jimmy Carter's recently deceased wife was drawn by Robert Clark Templeton