Agnes Denes: environmental art pioneer. Plus, Rembrandt-Velázquez and De Hooch

We speak to the artist behind the extraordinary Wheatfield work and visit two new shows in the Netherlands. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Agnes Denes's Wheatfield—A Confrontation involved the artist planting and harvesting two acres of wheat on the Battery Park landfill in Manhattan during the summer of 1982 Commissioned by Public Art Fund. Courtesy the artist and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects

Agnes Denes's Wheatfield—A Confrontation involved the artist planting and harvesting two acres of wheat on the Battery Park landfill in Manhattan during the summer of 1982 Commissioned by Public Art Fund. Courtesy the artist and Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects

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We talk to Agnes Denes, best known for her extraordinary Wheatfield, a two-acre field of wheat that she planted, tended and harvested in 1982 on landfill in Lower Manhattan, as the Shed in New York opens a retrospective of her work. And we visit two new shows in the Netherlands: Rembrandt-Velázquez at the Rijksmuseum and Pieter De Hooch in Delft at the Museum Prinsenhof in Delft.

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