A Focus on the Traditional Japanese Art of Ikebana in the Principality

 June 07, 2018

The prestigious Ikenobo School will visit Monaco on Sunday 10 June 2018 and will offer a demonstration of Ikebana (Traditional Japanese Floral Art) at the Café de Paris, Salon Bellevue, from 4.30 to 6 p.m. On the initiative of Monaco Tourism’s Representative Office in Tokyo (and jointly with the Monaco-Japan Association), Ms. Senko Ikenobo, Grand […]

Department of Cultural Affairs summer season

 June 07, 2018

Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, Jean-Charles Curau, Director of Cultural Affairs, Françoise Gamerdinger, Deputy Director, Olivier Vernet, Artistic Director of the Organ Festival, and Jo Bulitt, Season Programme Director for the Fort Antoine Theatre, recently presented the upcoming events organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs: * Monaco Artists’ Forum (9 to 17 June, […]

The man behind Dmitry Rybolovlev’s Da Vinci sale

 June 06, 2018

“We speak to the man behind the record-shattering $450 million sale about his unique approach to the auction game.” – reports artnet News. When the hammer came down on Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi at Christie’s postwar and contemporary sale last November, setting the world record by leaps and bounds for a work of art […]

NMNM – The Apprentice Collectors 2018

 June 01, 2018

“Apprentice Collectors” (“Les Apprentis Collectionneurs”), initiated in 2017, is an educational programme by the New National Museum of Monaco – supported by SOGEDA this year – with the aim of familiarising teenagers with contemporary art and the various missions of an art museum. As last year, pupils from the Art option of Years 12 and […]

US Prosecutors Drop Investigation Into Yves Bouvier After Collector Who Cried Foul Turned Massive Profit on ‘Salvator Mundi’

 May 31, 2018

“US investigators opened a fraud probe into the Swiss dealer, but dropped the case when his so-called victim reaped a $270 million reward.” – reports artnet News It’s hard to cry foul when you’ve just cashed in on a $450 million painting. That, apparently, is the lesson of an unusually timed—and flat-out unusual—story published by […]

Yahoo! Co-Founder and Art Collector Jerry Yang on How Chinese Calligraphy Can Help Tie Together a World in Crisis

 May 30, 2018

“The Yahoo! co-founder on how to appreciate Chinese calligraphy and why Silicon Valley isn’t known as a collecting capital—yet.” – reports artnet News As a student at Stanford University in 1994, the Chinese-American programmer Jerry Yang and his friend David Filo compiled a directory for the budding Internet called “Jerry and David’s Guide to the […]

Has Jeff Koons’s Paris Flower Been Plucked? French Culture Minister Publicly Rejects the Divisive Sculpture’s Proposed Site

 May 29, 2018

“The news came as a surprise to representatives of the artist ahead of a planned meeting with the minister.” – reports artnet News Jeff Koons may be re-evaluating the old adage that “it is better to give than to receive.” After a year and a half of negotiations and controversy, the city of Paris has […]

Comic Book – “Albert I, The Explorer Prince”

 May 25, 2018

Via a comic book from the Explora collection, you will be able to find out about the amazing destiny of “Sailor Prince” Albert I, pioneer of modern oceanography and great-great-grandfather of the current Prince of Monaco. Nobility is not just a matter of heredity In this album, science and adventure go hand in hand. It […]

Are Auction Guarantees the New Private Sales? Yes, for Art Buyers Who Don’t Want to Get Ripped Off

 May 24, 2018

“They’re also confusing as hell and throw smoke in the eye of the art market” – reports artnet News Art auctions look pretty simple, on the surface. A buyer consigns a painting, the people who want the painting bid against each other, and the highest bidder wins. That’s certainly the impression given by the auction […]

The Embassy of Monaco in Spain Holds a Reception in Honour of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo

 May 23, 2018

On Tuesday 15 May, H.E. Mr. Jean-Luc Van Klaveren, Ambassador of Monaco to Spain, held a reception in honour of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, which had performed “Le Songe” (“The Dream”) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona from 16 to 19 May. The Ambassador, accompanied by diplomats from the Embassy and the Honorary Consul […]

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