Warhol comes to Monte-Carlo

 November 11, 2013

From November 22 until February 15, an important exposition of paintings by the iconic Andy Warhol will be on display at the Adriano Ribolzi Gallery in Monte-Carlo… Andy Warhol, the son of immigrants from a village in the eastern part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, now Slovakia, epitomised in art what writers such as Jack Kerouac […]

5 Richest Artists in the World

 November 09, 2013

Very few artists in the world are privileged enough to amass vast amounts of money in their lifetime. This is in stark contrast to quite a vast number of artists who are condemned to spend their entire lives below the poverty line and support themselves with odd jobs. Recently art enthusiasts from all over the […]

Why painting still matters

 November 09, 2013

In an era of installations and performance in which ‘anything’ can be art, a new Tate exhibition focuses on the work of five contemporary painters. Simon Ling When I was a student, painting was perceived as having run out of energy. Of course, the more you find out about it, the less sense that makes. […]

Missing in action: artworks presumed to have been destroyed in the war

 November 05, 2013

Modernist works by Klimt and Van Gogh and masterpieces by Caravaggio are among the pieces that have long been assumed lost. But could the Munich hoard give hope for their survival? Klimt University Murals and Schubert at the Piano Klimt’s decorations for Vienna University were his most controversial and radical paintings. These cosmic dream pictures […]

Famous Jane Austen watercolour portrait to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

 November 01, 2013

Rarely seen Victorian vicar’s commissioned drawing of novelist for sale before likeness reappears on £10 note from 2017. It was commissioned by a kindly Victorian vicar to portray his beloved aunt, a woman he described like this: “She was very attractive; her figure was rather tall and slender, her step light and firm, and her […]

Warhol meets Tupperware at pop art show

 October 29, 2013

Barbican’s Pop Art Design exhibition puts equal weight on design and fine art to explore dialogue from late 1950s to early 1970s. There are some truly radical, groundbreaking exhibits in the first big show to explore the relationship between pop art and design: an early computer that conceals all the complicated bits and four plastic […]

Made in China: how landscape painting was invented in the east

 October 27, 2013

The history books say that western Renaissance artists invented landscape painting. Not if you believe a new V&A exhibition of Chinese art. On 5 August 1473, a young artist drew the first ever landscape. The date is known precisely because Leonardo da Vinci wrote it on the sheet of paper, as if aware of the […]

Should the National Gallery seize a Klimt portrait stolen by the Nazis?

 October 23, 2013

Criminally low prices and museum politics the restitution of looted art isn’t as clearcut as it seems. A lawyer who has been involved in the restitution of art stolen by the Nazis to its former owners has called on the National Gallery not to return a painting in its exhibition Facing the Modern: The Portrait […]

Lauder Gives Away $1 Billion Worth of Art

 October 22, 2013

Metropolitan Museum of Art must have seen some unique gifts from worthy philanthropists, but the latest one was simply unthinkable. Cosmetic tycoon Leonard A. Lauder has decided to gift the museum his collection of drawings, sculptures and cubist paintings. By the time of filing of this report the deal had already been materialized and the […]

Bookshop for Monaco next month

 October 18, 2013

Preparations are underway for the opening of a new independent bookshop next month in La Condamine. It has been many years since Monaco has had a proper English language bookshop, much to the despair of the Principality’s avid readers… BOMO, the Book Boutique of Monaco, is a venture being undertaken by Siri Khalsa, a young […]

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