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Making an uninvited appearance in the city during the Venice Biennale, Banksy decided to set up shop and appear to sell his art on the streets along with all the other vendors. The difference being he didn’t have a permit to do so and the art done in the elusive artist’s uniquely tongue-in-cheek style. Before he was told to leave, passerby’s were intrigued and confused by his paintings of Venice with the addition of the ubiquitous massive cruise ship in the background. Check the video below for […]
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Continuing his penchant of working on unconventional creative projects, Pejac recently completed a few interventions at the Penitentiary Center of El Dueso in Spain. Situated at the entrance of artist’s hometown of Santander, it was built at the beginning of the 20th century on the remains of one of Napoleon’s old forts and is considered the oldest prison in the country. Over the course of 11 days, the Spanish artist completed two murals and modified the backboard of a basketball hoop with a trompe l’oeil element. Considering where these […]
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French artist Invader recently unveiled an ambitious project he has been secretly working on for two years now at the historic Palace of Versailles. The anonymous street artist has placed about 40 of his infamous tiled works around the city, with some that look to be hidden in plain sight on the grounds itself. If you follow him on Instagram, you will see he based the works on various artworks, motifs, and attractions (ie: the Hall of Mirrors and Sun King symbol) associated with the national […]
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$91m sale of Rabbit once again makes Jeff Koons world’s most expensive living artist. It’s also costly to put on a Koons show – $1m price tag for one museum. $97m sale of Monet painting sets record for Impressionist work at Sotheby’s. Over at Christie’s, a $59m Cézanne sale leads sales. What does $89m sale of a prime Robert Rauschenberg at Christie’s mean for his long dormant market? Van Gogh’s letter to thank art critic goes on view in Amsterdam. Catherine Opie and Cindy Sherman make a […]
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Artnet shares their 6 best new works from Frieze NY including Olivia Erlanger’s washing machine mermaid tail. Artsy’s 10 best booths from Frieze NY. Frieze New York 2019 sales report. Jaume Plensa is one of the artists in NY inaugural launch of Frieze Sculpture 2019. Venice Biennale 2019 preview. Why the Venice Biennale is still important. Shows & events worth seeing at Venice Biennale, outside the main event. A new art fair with four disruptive ideas on how to sell art. Learn how to be an […]
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The other day, we teased some of the new public works that were being created during the recently held Nuart Aberdeen 2019. Today, we wanted to showcase the other seven artists whose work we’ve enjoyed during our stay. Working around the idea of telling stories, the artists uncovered less known parts of the city’s history (Vhils), revealed another side of important events (Axel Void), and referenced the unfortunate reality the city is facing (Strøk). Scattered around the city center, these pieces show the variety of […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): What to see at this year’s Venice Biennale. What to expect from the Italian Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale. 15 must-see exhibitions in Venice during the Biennale. Meet Augustas Serapinas, the youngest artist in the Venice Biennale. Why this Claude Monet haystack could sell for over $55 million. Lee Krasner painting could break artist record at Sotheby’s. Louise Bourgeois ‘Spider’, estimated at $25 – $35 million, could set new record for women […]
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As we previously reported, for the third time in a row we’ve spent the Easter weekend taking part in Nuart Aberdeen‘s program while enjoying the new works created on the streets of sun-basked Aberdeen in Scotland. This year’s festival included 13 artists from around the globe, who added their signature marks to an already impressive collection of public art produced throughout the city. Fully aware of the risks of possible oversaturation with large murals, Nuart Festival director and curator, Martyn Reed, made sure the works did […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Witnessing the catastrophic fire of Notre-Dame. How should France rebuild Notre Dame? The cultural battle over the meaning of the Notre Dame fire. Can ‘Assassin’s Creed’ help rebuild Notre Dame? The 7 of the most precious relics that survived the blaze at Notre Dame. What sold at this years Dallas Art Fair. Is the photography market sleepy or just getting started? Phillips auction house could reset Mark Bradford record again. Why Jeff Koons’s […]
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Easter weekend marked the official launch of the third consecutive Nuart Aberdeen. From the media launch yesterday, civic reception at the city hall, sold-out Q&A session with legendary Scottish playwright and artist, John Byrne, the festival’s programme is jam-packed with talks, presentations, debates, and screenings. But for many, the most important part of this annual event is the creation of public artworks through the city, which once again lured a number of locals to get out and wander around their hometown in search for new […]
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Returning to the Louvre almost three years after his debut groundbreaking installation (covered), JR (interviewed) has created another large scale optical illusion centered on the museum’s iconic glass pyramid designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 1989. Devised in honor of the structure’s 30th anniversary, the piece titled The Secret of the Great Pyramid required the help of 400 volunteers pasting 2000 strips of paper in the main courtyard. Lasting only one weekend, the ephemeral installation from French artist was able to make the pyramid appear to extend […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): This hip-hop producer’s Basquiat could be a hit at Phillips in May. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s new $650-million building was approved. Can a museum for progressive artists have an arms-manufacturer vice-chairman? Guggenheim ‘decommissions’ conceptual and Minimalist works over questions of authenticity. Salvador Dalí Museum in Florida plans $38 million expansion. Patronage without pretension abounds at the 2019 edition of the Dallas Art Fair. Art Basel to unite across continents […]
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