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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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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): KAWS painting of ‘The Simpsons’ sells at Sotheby’s for $14.7 million after being estimated at $1 million. What sold at Art Basel in Hong Kong. The artists everyone was talking about during Art Basel in Hong Kong. A KAWS for concern and Asian market analysis—on the ground on Hong Kong. How collector demand impacts an artwork’s value. The online art market grew 9.8% in 2018—and other key takeaways from the 2019 Hiscox […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Art Basel Hong Kong (29-31 March) is now a firm fixture on Asia’s art calendar. Here’s a rundown of the highlights to see during Art Basel Hong Kong. Persue launches “Wet Paint” exhibition in Tokyo’s Basement Ginza. Ahead of Gallery Weekend Beijing, a run-down of the best exhibitions in China’s capital. Asia’s most innovative and interesting institutions from Hong Kong to Japan. Amid a gloomy economic forecast and political tensions, Art Dubai […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): The much-hyped Chinese art market’s best days may already be gone. The boom in pop-up galleries is only just getting started. 7 art-historical treasures for sale at TEFAF Maastricht. Powerful collectors open up in TEFAF Maastricht’s Chinese art market report. The bookseller who supplied Sister Wendy a copy of Mapplethorpe’s ‘X Portfolio’ is selling her library. Bid me up before you go-go: sun goes down on George Michael’s art collection at Christie’s. […]
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A couple weeks ago, we shared a mural by Shepard Fairey (interviewed) that he recently completed for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii. This time around we have photos from most of the walls the were painted around Honolulu for the annual street art festival. Check out all the murals (including an amazing stencil piece from Logan Hicks seen above and below) and one sculptural installation… Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta, Jasper Wong, and Lanny Nguyen. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Global art market shows signs of growth for second year in a row. The global art market reached $67.4 billion in 2018, up 6%. Basquiat leads £93.2 million Sotheby’s sale of contemporary art. £38 million Hockney powers Christie’s contemporary sale. Subdued week of London auctions ends with £36.4 million contemporary art sale at Phillips. Sotheby’s will offer 100-plus Steinberg collection works, including two Rothkos, in New York in May. 7 artists who stole the […]
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Recently in London, eL Seed opened his first UK show called Tabula Rasa at Lazinc. The featured works draw together ideas and influences from many of the projects that the French-Tunisian artist has been working on around the world over the last seven years. The exhibition’s title references the epistemological concept that the human mind starts as a blank slate and that our reason and knowledge come from our own experiences, rather than anything innately inside us from birth. The social constructs within which we live […]
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