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Nando’s launches pop-up art gallery at Notting Hill restaurant

nandos-art-north-facing-400x400mm-pencil-crayon-acrylic-wax-pastel-on-board A flame-grilled half chicken with two regular sides may already be akin to a work of art for some, but nando’s is looking to expand its diners’ cultural horizons even further. Nando’s Notting Hill will be turning itself into an art gallery for three days next month, allowing punters to enjoy a cheeky portion … Continue reading Nando’s launches pop-up art gallery at Notting Hill restaurant

Posted in: News on June 20, 2018 by...

Tate Britain to revive William Blake’s failed 1809 exhibition

(Lucy Dawkins, Tate Photography) The Tate will recreate William Blake’s failed 1809 solo show as part of a landmark new exhibition about the poet and artist. Best known now for writing the words to hymn Jerusalem, Blake spent most of his life in obscurity penning visionary verses that he illustrated himself. A born-and-bred Londoner, who claimed … Continue reading Tate Britain to revive William Blake’s failed 1809 exhibition

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

Portrait of Picasso’s muse set to fetch £33m at Sotheby’s auction

Pablo Picasso, Buste de Femme de Profil (Femme Écrivant), 1932. Estimate in the region of USD 45 million. Courtesy of Sotheby’s A portrait of Picasso’s muse and lover Marie-Thérèse Walter is expected to sell for about £33 million at Sotheby’s months after a similar work went for almost £50 million. James Mackie, Sotheby’s head of … Continue reading Portrait of Picasso’s muse set to fetch £33m at Sotheby’s auction

Posted in: News on June 14, 2018 by...

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by architect Frida Escobedo

Serpentine Pavilion designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo is unveiled: PA The youngest ever architect to design the Serpentine Pavilion has turned the building into “a timepiece”. For this year’s project, Frida Escobedo, 39, has installed mirrored panels on the underside of the building’s canopy and placed a 5mm-deep pool of water on  the floor … Continue reading Serpentine Pavilion 2018 designed by architect Frida Escobedo

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

V&A Museum to open a second venue in east London

CGI of V&A site in Stratford A second V&A museum inspired by Balenciaga’s flowing fashion will take centre stage in the £1.1 billion transformation of east London. The building, in Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford, will be swathed in a layer like a dress by the couturier. Famed for his architectural designs that draped the body … Continue reading V&A Museum to open a second venue in east London

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

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition marks 250 years with big names

William Powell Frith, A Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881, 1883, Oil on canvas, 102.9 x 195.6 cm A Pope Family Trust, courtesy Martin Beisly A snowscape by Winston Churchill will hang alongside an armchair decorated by   Tracey Emin in an exhibition celebrating 250 years of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition. Held every year … Continue reading Royal Academy Summer Exhibition marks 250 years with big names

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

Telltale wart proves Francis Drake portrait is authentic

Authenticating paintings is no easy task. At times, it requires forensic specialists, academics, high courts and millions worth of legal fees. But for a portrait of Sir Francis Drake, proof of authenticity required a wart. Several top experts reviewed the painting, which is set to go on auction in early July. Among other features, they … Continue reading Telltale wart proves Francis Drake portrait is authentic

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

Bob Dylan paintings to go on show in galleries across the UK

It turns out Bob Dylan hasn’t spent his time blowin’ in the wind since he won the Nobel Prize; he’s been busy painting. He may have sold more than 125 million records worldwide, but he’s also a dab hand at the canvas. Today a new collection of his works will go on display at Castle Fine … Continue reading Bob Dylan paintings to go on show in galleries across the UK

Posted in: News on May 31, 2018 by...

Edward Burne-Jones last of the Pre-Raphaelites to hang at the Tate

The Rose Bower Two enormous series of paintings from one of English art’s “overlooked” masters are going on show together for the first time at Tate Britain. The works by Edward Burne-Jones, the last of the Pre-Raphaelites, will hang in two rooms of the Pimlico gallery alongside another 150 paintings, tapestries and stained glass. The … Continue reading Edward Burne-Jones last of the Pre-Raphaelites to hang at the Tate

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

Constable and Turner paintings exhibited together for first time in 187 years

Two masterpieces of English art have been reunited for the first time in almost two centuries as part of a new display at Tate Britain. John Constable’s 1831 work, Salisbury Cathedral From The Meadows, right, returns to the gallery after a five-year tour of the UK where it has been seen by almost one million … Continue reading Constable and Turner paintings exhibited together for first time in 187 years

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

Pop Artist Robert Indiana, Creator of “LOVE Sculpture,” Passes Away

Famous pop artist Robert Indiana passed away on Saturday night at the age of 89 due to respiratory failure, according to The New York Times. Indiana was widely known for his popular rendering of the world “LOVE,” in which the the letters “L” and “O” are stacked on top of “V” and “E,” which became … Continue reading Pop Artist Robert Indiana, Creator of “LOVE Sculpture,” Passes Away

Posted in: News on May 22, 2018 by...

Rembrandt painting to come to the UK for the first time

Dining with gods: Philemon And Baucis was painted by Rembrandt in 1658, based on a Roman fable about a couple who discover they have invited two gods into their home (image courtesy National Gallery of Art) A Rembrandt is to be displayed for the first time in Britain in an exhibition marking 350 years since … Continue reading Rembrandt painting to come to the UK for the first time

Posted in: News on May 17, 2018 by...

Paris museum opens its doors to nudists

Do you ever walk around an art gallery and think, “this would be so much better if I was nude?” If the answer’s yes, then the Palais de Tokyo in Paris has, in a manner of speaking, got you covered. This stylish contemporary art gallery allowed guests to strip off for a clothing-free event on … Continue reading Paris museum opens its doors to nudists

Posted in: News on May 9, 2018 by...

Rockefeller auction sells $646M in first night

  Pablo Picasso’s Fillette a la corbeille fleurie Christie’s sale of a Picasso nude for $115 million kick-started what some experts have been calling “the sale of the century” — over 1,000 works of art and fine objects from the storied collection of the late David and Peggy Rockefeller. On Tuesday night, the first of … Continue reading Rockefeller auction sells $646M in first night

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Chelsea Gallery Owners Get 1,650% Return on a Former Garage

Some big-time Chelsea art dealers are cashing in on the local real estate boom. Andrea Rosen and Luhring Augustine Gallery sold their shared building on Manhattan’s West 24th Street to Siras Development for $28 million in March. That’s a 1,650 percent return on the approximately 10,000-square-foot former garage, which they bought in 1997 for $1.6 … Continue reading Chelsea Gallery Owners Get 1,650% Return on a Former Garage

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

Has the Best Art in the World Been Destroyed?

The Amber Room, a space entirely covered in thin panels of amber, as installed in the Russian imperial palace Tsarskoe Selo, in a 1931 photo. During World War II, the room was disassembled and the panels lost or subsequently destroyed by Nazi troops.  Source: Phaidon   Museums are exhausting. Spend a few hours in the Louvre, … Continue reading Has the Best Art in the World Been Destroyed?

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

French museum discovers more than half of its paintings are fakes

A museum dedicated to the works of French painter Étienne Terrus has discovered that more than half of its collection is fake. The Terrus Museum in Elne, the southern French village where the painter was born, believes that 82 of 140 paintings are counterfeit. Elne’s mayor, Yves Barniol, told local TV France 3 that an … Continue reading French museum discovers more than half of its paintings are fakes

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

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...