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National Gallery Singapore takes first travelling exhibition to Paris

Pago Pago (1969) by Latiff Mohidin.PHOTO: COURTESY OF NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE SINGAPORE – National Gallery Singapore will hold its first travelling show next month with museum Centre Pompidou in Paris, which will feature the work of Malaysian modernist painter and poet Latiff Mohidin. The exhibition Pago Pago: Latiff Mohidin (1960-1969) is the first dedicated exhibition … Continue reading National Gallery Singapore takes first travelling exhibition to Paris

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

Tate suspends contact with donor over sexual harassment claims

Tate and National Galleries Scotland have suspended contact with one of their biggest donors after he was accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour. The 78-year-old art dealer Anthony d’Offay created the Artist Rooms programme when, in 2008, he sold almost his entire art collection to the galleries for the price he had paid originally … Continue reading Tate suspends contact with donor over sexual harassment claims

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Newly Discovered van Gogh Drawing Is a ‘Stylistic Missing Link’

“The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry,” dated 1886, has been authenticated by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which says it has documents that confirm the drawing is by Van Gogh. Credit Van Vlissingen Art Foundation AMSTERDAM — The Van Gogh Museum here on Tuesday announced the discovery of a previously unknown drawing by … Continue reading Newly Discovered van Gogh Drawing Is a ‘Stylistic Missing Link’

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

National Portrait Gallery teams up with Royal Academy to buy Hockney video

Art acquisition: David Hockney filmed by Tacita Dean The National Portrait Gallery will share its latest acquisition a video of David Hockney with the Royal Academy after the two institutions teamed up to buy it. They raised £57,440 with the help of the Art Fund charity to buy the 16-minute film by acclaimed artist Tacita … Continue reading National Portrait Gallery teams up with Royal Academy to buy Hockney video

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Zhang Daqian Art Exhibition Opening at the National Art Museum of China

An art exhibition featuring the work of well-known Chinese artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) kicked off on Tuesday at Gallery N11 in the National Museum of China (NMC), the museum announced in a Sina Weibo post on Monday. Hosted by the NMC, the Sichuan Museum and the Rong Bao Zhai folk art gallery, the exhibition showcases … Continue reading Zhang Daqian Art Exhibition Opening at the National Art Museum of China

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Director of New Contemporary Art Institute in Richmond Steps Down

A rendering of the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, set to open on April 21. Credit Steven Holl Architects Virginia Commonwealth University, poised to open its new Institute of Contemporary Art in Richmond on April 21, announced on Thursday that its inaugural director, Lisa Freiman, has stepped down, effective immediately. Since 2013, … Continue reading Director of New Contemporary Art Institute in Richmond Steps Down

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

Picasso portrait valued at US$50M goes on show in Hong Kong

A poignant portrait by Pablo Picasso of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter will be shown in Hong Kong from January 30 to February 2 ahead of its auction in London next month. Femme au béret et à la robe quadrillée (Marie-Thérèse Walter) is expected to sell for in the region of US$50 million at the Impressionist … Continue reading Picasso portrait valued at US$50M goes on show in Hong Kong

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Singapore: Historic air raid shelter used for art exhibition

The historic structure, built in the late 1930s, will remain open until Feb 3 for the show.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR SINGAPORE – Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter at 78, Guan Chuan Street opened on Saturday (Jan 13) as the venue for an art exhibition – fittingly called RAID. The historic 1,500 sq m shelter built … Continue reading Singapore: Historic air raid shelter used for art exhibition

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Modigliani art exhibited at Ducal Palace in Genoa mostly fake

Unlike this one, nearly every painting in the exhibit is fake Getty Prosecutors in Genoa are investigating an exhibition devoted to Italian artist  Amedeo Modigliani after an expert concluded almost all of the 21 paintings were fake. The art historian, appointed by a local court as part of a prosecutor’s probe, determined that at least 20 … Continue reading Modigliani art exhibited at Ducal Palace in Genoa mostly fake

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

Basquiat Skull Painting Is Coming to the Brooklyn Museum

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled,” a skull painting from 1982 that broke art auction price records when it was sold, will be on display at the Brooklyn Museum. Credit Don Emmert/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A Basquiat is coming back to Brooklyn. Starting Jan. 26, the Brooklyn-born graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1982 skull painting “Untitled” will be … Continue reading Basquiat Skull Painting Is Coming to the Brooklyn Museum

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

Gardner Museum Extends $10M Reward for Information in Art Heist

An empty frame that once held Manet’s “Chez Tortoni” at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The painting was one of 13 objects stolen in a 1990 heist. Credit M. Scott Brauer for The New York Times The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston has extended a $10 million reward for information leading to … Continue reading Gardner Museum Extends $10M Reward for Information in Art Heist

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

Meet the artist taking aim at the art establishment

You’ve heard of fake news – but up-and-coming artist CB Hoyo is bringing fake art  to the masses. The Cuban painter, who is just 22, will open his first London show in February at Imitate Modern, taking aim at the art establishment right in the heart of Mayfair. Hoyo recreates the work of artists such … Continue reading Meet the artist taking aim at the art establishment

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New exhibition reveals how the Elgin Marbles inspired Rodin’s work

History repeating: The Elgin Marbles inspire a new show at the British Museum Matthew Fern One of the British Museum’s most famous visitors and his admiration for its most famous exhibit is the subject of its new blockbuster show. Around 80 works by French sculptor Rodin, including a version of his piece The Kiss, will go … Continue reading New exhibition reveals how the Elgin Marbles inspired Rodin’s work

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New Damien Hirst Paintings to Be Exhibited in Stately British Home

“English Lilac” (2016), one of Damien Hirst’s spot paintings that will be on display at Houghton House. Credit Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2018; Prudence Cuming Associates The British artist Damien Hirst will exhibit new works from his series of spot paintings at a stately home … Continue reading New Damien Hirst Paintings to Be Exhibited in Stately British Home

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

Fascinating black and white photos of London Tube being built in 1863

Rarely-seen black and white photos of the Tube being built have been released to mark the network’s 155th birthday. On this day in 1863, the first section of the world-famous London Underground  opened to the general public after a massive engineering feat burrowing new tunnels under Victorian London. Among the fascinating photographs released by the London … Continue reading Fascinating black and white photos of London Tube being built in 1863

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Iconic American photographer Dorothea Lange to get first UK exhibition at Barbican

Dorothea Lange, Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona, 1940 The first ever UK retrospective of iconic photographer Dorothea Lange will take place this at the Barbican this summer. Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing will open at the Barbican Art Gallery in June as part of The Art of Change, a major season of events exploring bold … Continue reading Iconic American photographer Dorothea Lange to get first UK exhibition at Barbican

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

La Salle University hopes to raise millions from selling art

PHILADELPHIA –  La Salle University is selling nearly 50 pieces of art from its museum collection which it thinks could raise millions as it deals with financial struggles that have led to layoffs. The sale includes a wide range of styles and genres, including paintings by American realist Thomas Eakins and early 17th century Italian … Continue reading La Salle University hopes to raise millions from selling art

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

Arts minister places UK export bar on £26.2m Francesco Guardi painting

Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi, Francesco Guardi. Photograph: Crown Copyright A huge painting of Venice’s Grand Canal by Francesco Guardi has had a temporary export bar placed on it by ministers in an attempt to prevent it leaving the UK. ‘Rialto Bridge with the Palazzo dei Camerlenghi’ was owned by successive generations of … Continue reading Arts minister places UK export bar on £26.2m Francesco Guardi painting

Posted in: News on January 6, 2018 by...

Torbjorn Rodland’s Puzzling Photos Are Unsettling and Arousing

A self-portrait by Torbjorn Rodland, taken in Oslo in December 2017. Credit Torbjorn Rodland BERLIN: One of the most striking images in the new retrospective of Torbjorn Rodland’s photographs currently on display at C/O Berlin greets visitors as they enter the exhibition. It is a picture of a young woman, lit from the side by … Continue reading Torbjorn Rodland’s Puzzling Photos Are Unsettling and Arousing

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

Art installation blowing out of control in Oxford Street

Oxford Street was brought to a standstill after a giant inflatable ball erected as part of London’s Lumiere festival began blowing uncontrollably in the wind. All lanes were closed to traffic while workers attempted to secure the white ball above the Oxford Circus junction during rush hour on Wednesday. Scores of shocked witnesses posted images of … Continue reading Art installation blowing out of control in Oxford Street

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