3 questions to Cristiano Riamondi, scientific coordinator of the exhibition “Tom Wesselmann, The Promise of Happiness” at Villa Paloma

 June 20, 2018

What was the starting point of this project ? This solo show of Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) – among the most famous representatives of the American Pop Art movement – is a new opportunity for the NMNM to present the work of a key artist of the 20th century. The idea wasn’t just to do a […]

Christie’s Revives the Market’s Mood With a Strong $168 Million Impressionist and Modern Sale in London

 June 20, 2018

“The auction was led by a rare Monet that sold for $32.8 million.” – reported artnet News The Impressionist and Modern market is back on track. Any gloom created by Sotheby’s lackluster sale in London on Tuesday was lifted this evening by a very strong performance at Christie’s. The house’s Impressionist and Modern evening sale […]

Damien Hirst’s longtime financial advisor is selling off his art collection at Sotheby’s London

 June 18, 2018

“Frank Dunphy was Hirst’s business manager for more than 15 years.” – reports artnet News. Damien Hirst’s former manager Frank Dunphy, the mastermind behind some of the artist’s savviest business moves, is putting more than 200 works from his collection on the auction block at Sotheby’s London in September. The Irish-born former accountant and financial […]

“Organ Night” for the “Fête de la musique” Music Festival

 June 18, 2018

The 13th Monaco International Organ Festival, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs Department, will begin on 21 June. An open evening, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Cathedral, will pay tribute to the great organ with a unique promenade concert, which will feature famous works, transcriptions, works for four hands, and more. […]

Art history or the Illuminati? What Jay-Z and Beyoncé are really up to with their viral new Louvre video

 June 18, 2018

“Three ways to look at the ‘Apes**t’ video.” – reports artnet News. The world is going apeshit over “Apes**t.” Unleashed on Saturday to go with the first track from Everything Is Love, the new joint effort from Jay-Z and Beyoncé (aka the Carters), the characteristically regal music video for the song uses the Musée du […]

Issue of four-stamp block to mark 1st Meeting of Historical Sites of the Grimaldis of Monaco

 June 15, 2018

On 23 and 24 June 2018, Place du Palais is hosting a meeting of the “historical sites of the Grimaldis of Monaco”. This first event will showcase the Marquisate of Baux and the Earldom of Carladès, places whose titles are associated with Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, the Marquis of Baux and Countess of […]

This Gallery Believes Cryptocurrency Is the Future—and It Just Sold a Piece Worth Nearly $1.3 Million in Bitcoin to Prove It

 June 14, 2018

“The sale was made via Instagram, Signal, and Postmates. The buyer remains unknown.” – reported artnet News As the art world continues to adapt to the rise of cryptocurrencies, one gallery just may be ahead of the curve. Āto Gallery, an online venture founded by Carrie Eldridge in 2016, has announced the sale of a […]

François-Joseph Bosio exhibition at Prince’s Palace 14 June to 14 October 2018

 June 14, 2018

Celebrations of the 250th anniversary of the birth of internationally renowned Monegasque sculptor François-Joseph Bosio are continuing in the Principality. From today, an exceptional exhibition dedicated to the artist will be open to the public in the State Apartments of the Prince’s Palace. Organised around four themes – “The Monegasque”, “Depicter of the Empire”, “Neoclassicism […]

Monaco Artists’ Forum Public Prize

 June 13, 2018

The Rainier III Auditorium is hosting the 4th Monaco Artists’ Forum until Sunday 17 June. It features 74 artists, both amateur and professional, who express their creativity through painting, photography and sculpture. This year, the Public Prize rewarded Ludovic Cesari for his traditional photograph titled DIVE I. The work will be on display at the […]

A Kurt Cobain exhibition has been destroyed by a fire

 June 13, 2018

A Kurt Cobain exhibition at a Washington museum has been completely destroyed by a fire. Pieces from the Nirvana frontman’s personal collection – including original artwork – were on show at the Aberdeen Armory. The building in the frontman’s hometown dates back to 1922 and also featured exhibitions on the city’s history. The blaze broke […]

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