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An Irish Horse Breeder Has a $150M Modigliani Nude to Sell

Work by Amedeo Modigliani Source: Sotheby’s   Irish bloodstock billionaire John Magnier is selling an Amedeo Modigliani nude estimated at $150 million, the most for any work of art at auction this season, according to people familiar with the matter. The 1917 “Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)” depicts a reclining female nude from behind, … Continue reading An Irish Horse Breeder Has a $150M Modigliani Nude to Sell

Posted in: News on April 25, 2018 by...

Monet & Architecture at the National Gallery

(© The National Gallery, London) Monet on your mind? You’ll be pleased to hear that a major new exhibition at the National Gallery covers all your French master needs. Monet & Architecture, which opens to the public next week (April 9), allows visitors to look at French impressionist Claude Monet’s work in an entirely new … Continue reading Monet & Architecture at the National Gallery

Posted in: News on April 10, 2018 by...

Van Gogh landscape expected to fetch millions at auction

PARIS (Reuters) – A landscape painting by Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh that went on display in Paris on Wednesday is expected to fetch between 3-5 million euros ($3.7-$6.1 million) when it is auctioned in June. The auction of the oil painting, entitled “Fishing Net Menders in the Dunes”, will be the first time Van … Continue reading Van Gogh landscape expected to fetch millions at auction

Posted in: News on March 30, 2018 by...

Artist Michael Rakowitz’s design unveiled for Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square

Today, London waved goodbye to David Shrigley’s giant thumb and gave a warm welcome to Michael Rakowitz’s new design for the fourth plinth. The gigantic public artwork is an ongoing tradition for Londoners to enjoy in one of the city’s most central spots. If you’re not sure what the fourth plinth is or what the first, … Continue reading Artist Michael Rakowitz’s design unveiled for Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square

Posted in: News on March 28, 2018 by...

Anthea Hamilton has transformed Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries

The Squash by Anthea Hamilton at Tate Britain Turner Prize nominee Anthea Hamilton has transformed tate Brtan’s Duveen Galleries with 7,000 white floor tiles and a team of performers dressed as pumpkins. The Londoner, who was nominated for British art’s biggest prize for work including a 10-metre-high sculpture of a pair of buttocks, teamed up … Continue reading Anthea Hamilton has transformed Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries

Posted in: News on March 21, 2018 by...

Banksy Returns to New York with 14th Street Rat

Banksy’s new rat at 14th Street and Sixth Avenue A painting of a rat running in a 14th Street clock face as if in a hamster wheel is believed to be Banksy’s first work in New York since 2013. It’s been more than five years since Banksy’s famous New York City residency had street art … Continue reading Banksy Returns to New York with 14th Street Rat

Posted in: News on March 15, 2018 by...

Lost portrait that Churchill hated estimated to fetch £10k at auction

A “super-rare” sketch for a lost portrait of Winston Churchill will go under the hammer this month. The artist Graham Sutherland was commissioned to paint Sir Winston Churchill in 1954 for a portrait paid for by MPs as an 80th birthday present. The Prime Minister, however, hated the artwork, which showed him as an aging … Continue reading Lost portrait that Churchill hated estimated to fetch £10k at auction

Posted in: News on March 12, 2018 by...

National Gallery ‘innovation lab’ will bring virtual reality to the arts

The National Gallery will become home to “an innovation lab” testing how cutting-edge technology can bring new audiences to the arts. It will experiment with virtual and augmented reality as part of a multi-million plan announced today by Culture Secretary Matt Hancock. He said the arts needed “to fully embrace emerging technologies so they stay relevant, … Continue reading National Gallery ‘innovation lab’ will bring virtual reality to the arts

Posted in: News on March 7, 2018 by...

Singapore artist’s ship for Venice Biennale drops anchor at home

Artist Zai Kuning’s Dapunta Hyang: Transmission Of Knowledge will be on display from April 12 to May 13 at 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road.PHOTO: NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL The 17m-long skeletal ship built by artist Zai Kuning for Singapore’s pavilion in the Venice Biennale last year will drop anchor at 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road next month. Dapunta … Continue reading Singapore artist’s ship for Venice Biennale drops anchor at home

Posted in: News on March 4, 2018 by...

A painting that vanished 50 years ago has been recreated from a photo

An 18th-century painting that vanished from a London gallery about 50 years ago has been recreated from a single black and white photograph. Artist Fred Fordham used the photo of Giovanni Panini’s painting as the basis for his replica, matching colours against other work by the Italian. Panini, who worked as an architect, was celebrated for … Continue reading A painting that vanished 50 years ago has been recreated from a photo

Posted in: News on March 3, 2018 by...

‘I don’t hang around the painting, I get too shy’ says nude model for Lucian Freud

Shy might not be the word that comes to mind about a man who spent months posing for a huge nude portrait, but that is how David Dawson will feel when the painting goes on show at Tate Britain. The 57-year-old spent more than two decades as assistant to Lucian Freud, a relationship that began with … Continue reading ‘I don’t hang around the painting, I get too shy’ says nude model for Lucian Freud

Posted in: News on February 27, 2018 by...

Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits have been unveiled

Former US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand beside their portraits after their unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC AFP/Getty Images The official portraits of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama  have been unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington. The gallery has a portrait of every … Continue reading Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits have been unveiled

Posted in: News on February 16, 2018 by...

London museums are fighting billionaire buyers with art you can’t collect

In the picture: Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi was bought by the Louvre Abu Dhabi at auction last year REUTERS London’s “risk-taking” galleries and museums are fighting back against billionaire buyers pricing them out of the art market, according to a report. Historian Sir David Cannadine highlighted work by institutions including the V&A, Tate Modern and … Continue reading London museums are fighting billionaire buyers with art you can’t collect

Posted in: News on February 15, 2018 by...

Coming to Madison Square Park: Drippy Abstractions and Headless Figures

For Diana Al-Hadid’s installation this May, three life-size headless figures on plinths will be placed in Madison Square Park along with two 14-foot-tall lacy wall fragments. Credit Tony Prikyll/Marianne Boesky Gallery Tracing how women have been depicted in art history as objects of purity or desire, Diana Al-Hadid will exhibit new architecturally scaled sculptures riffing … Continue reading Coming to Madison Square Park: Drippy Abstractions and Headless Figures

Posted in: News on February 11, 2018 by...

Lagos art lovers get chance to bid for long-lost masterpiece found in London

A worker at Bonhams auctioneers poses next to Tutu,” by Nigeria’s best-known modern artist Ben Enwonwu, ahead of its sale, in London, Britain February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON/LAGOS (Reuters) – A portrait of a Nigerian princess that was lost for more than 40 years has been found in a London flat and will be … Continue reading Lagos art lovers get chance to bid for long-lost masterpiece found in London

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Nazi looted art on display in Louve

Hundreds of paintings looted by Nazis in France during the Second World War are on display in the Louvre museum in Paris, in an attempt to find their original owners The Louvre Museum is putting 31 paintings on permanent display in an effort to find the rightful owners of those and other works of art … Continue reading Nazi looted art on display in Louve

Posted in: News on February 7, 2018 by...

Leonardo da Vinci artwork uncovered by X-ray to go on show at Buckingham Palace

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Leonardo da Vinci, The head of Leda, c.1505-8, black chalk, pen and ink Royal Collection Trust/ Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018 A hidden masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci will go on show at Buckingham Palace to mark the 500th anniversary of his death. The work, part of the royal collection, … Continue reading Leonardo da Vinci artwork uncovered by X-ray to go on show at Buckingham Palace

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An Artist Wants to Build a U.F.O. Next to Edvard Munch’s Studio

“A House to Die In,” designed by the Norwegian architecture studio Snohetta, will change a view once painted by Edvard Munch. Credit MIR and Snohetta OSLO — For the last 28 years of his life, the artist Edvard Munch lived in a villa in a hilly, forested area that was then on the outskirts of … Continue reading An Artist Wants to Build a U.F.O. Next to Edvard Munch’s Studio

Posted in: News on February 5, 2018 by...

Antony Gormley is covering the Sadler’s Wells stage in clay for new show

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Icon with designs by Antony Gormley. Dancers from Goteborgs Operans Danskompani and Eastman Mats Backer Sir Antony Gormley will cover the Sadler’s Wells stage in three and a half tonnes of clay for a new show at the theatre. The Turner Prize winner, best known for his Angel Of The North sculpture, … Continue reading Antony Gormley is covering the Sadler’s Wells stage in clay for new show

Posted in: News on February 2, 2018 by...

Met Selects Pakistani Artist for Roof Garden Commission

The artist Huma Bhabha, who uses found materials and everyday detritus in her sculptures. Credit Jason Schmidt The art installation on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art   is always a much-anticipated rite of spring. This year, the Pakistani artist Huma Bhabha has been selected to create a site-specific work for the roof garden, … Continue reading Met Selects Pakistani Artist for Roof Garden Commission

Posted in: News on February 1, 2018 by...