NOMAD returns to Monaco

 April 20, 2018

NOMAD returns to Monaco for third iteration of new travelling showcase for contemporary art and design. 26 – 29 April 2018, La Vigie NOMAD returns to Monaco from 26th to 29th April 2018 at La Vigie, Karl Lagerfeld’s former Monte Carlo residence. Fifteen galleries will take part, including Almine Rech (Paris, London, New York, & […]

Sotheby’s private sales grew 28 percent last year to $744.6 million

 April 18, 2018

The Dent-Brocklehurst family in England owned an amazing painting. Hanging in Sudeley Castle, their ancestral home in Gloucestershire, it had been in the family since at least 1845. In fact, Parmigianino’s “Virgin and Child With Saint John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene,” a pastoral Renaissance masterwork with a touch of eroticism — the Virgin’s pink […]

“Archipel des passions” presented at Théâtre Princesse Grace

 April 17, 2018

Charlotte Casiraghi, President of Philosophical Encounters of Monaco, and Robert Maggiori, philosopher and founding member of the organisation, presented their book Archipel des passions (Archipelago of Passions) at the Théâtre Princesse Grace yesterday. Published by Seuil on 1 March 2018, this dual-authored treatise on passions is the result of numerous conversations between the former student […]

Do You Think Mona Lisa Is Happy? Then You Probably Are Too, New Research Says

 April 13, 2018

“If you see the painting in a bad mood, it might look very different.” – reports artnet News If Mona Lisa doesn’t look happy to you, that might be because of your own mental state, according to scientists at the University of California, San Francisco. Our emotions change our perceptions of the world around us, they […]

Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of François-Joseph Bosio Sculptor under the Empire and the Restoration Programme of Events from Saturday 21 April 2018

 April 12, 2018

Two hundred and fifty years ago, on 19 March 1768, the internationally renowned Monegasque sculptor Giuseppe-Francesco Bosio, better known as François-Joseph Bosio, was born in Monaco.  On the initiative of the Ministry of Interior, the Prince’s Government wished the 250th anniversary of this Monegasque sculptor, who had been honoured with the title of “First Sculptor […]

Russell Crowe’s Brazen ‘Art of Divorce’ Auction of Paintings and Memorabilia Rakes in $2.8 Million to Pay Off His Ex

 April 10, 2018

“The whimsical sale included Crowe’s art collection, movie memorabilia, and even Leonardo DiCaprio’s dinosaur skull.” – reports artnet News. On Saturday, a sale of cinematic proportions—full of suspense, shattered romance, lopsided humor, and even a cameo-by-provenance by Leonardo DiCaprio—took place at Sotheby’s in Sydney, Australia. And because the star seller behind the keenly anticipated auction […]

Sotheby’s Will Begin Holding Auctions in India to Capitalize on the Country’s Growing Art Market

 April 10, 2018

“The first live auction will be held in Mumbai in December.” – reports artnet News In yet another sign that the Indian art market is on the rise, Sotheby’s announced today that it will begin holding live auctions in Mumbai later this year. The move is a response to growing demand from Indian collectors and […]

Most Stolen Art Comes From Europe and Asia—and Ends Up in Europe

 April 07, 2018

One part of the world seems to be generating the most demand for stolen artworks. Each year, art thefts account for around four to six billion dollars of losses worldwide. Due to the magnitude of the problem, the International Criminal Police Organization, commonly known as Interpol, continually collects data about the many art thefts and […]

One Collector Saved More Than 1,500 Classic NASA Photos From the Trash. Now, They Are Headed to Auction.

 April 06, 2018

“For $9,000, you could own a piece of space history.” reports artnet News. Can’t afford a moon rock? This might be the next best thing. A massive archive of more than 1,500 photographs of American space exploration taken during the height of the space race is going under the hammer at Swann Galleries later this […]

McLaren BP23 ‘Speed Form’: bespoke sculpture capturing velocity and luxury

 April 05, 2018

What’s better than the McLaren F1 in terms of top speed? The BP23 is, which is described as a “hyper-GT” by the Woking-based automaker. But the problem with the BP23 is that the first production car will roll off the assembly line in late 2019. Future owners of the still-to-be unveiled McLaren Hyper-GT, codenamed BP23, […]

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