Nelson Mandela Was an Artist, Too, and Now His Family Has Revealed Never-Before-Seen Artworks to Mark His 100th Birthday

 July 18, 2018

“Nelson Mandela turned to art after retiring from politics, but these works have never been seen before.” – reports artnet News Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician Nelson Mandela. In honor of the beloved leader’s milestone birthday, House of Mandela, a company started by his daughter […]

Latifa Echakhch: The Mechanical Garden at Villa Sauber, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

 July 12, 2018

At Villa Sauber, one of two venues of Monaco’s national museum, Latifa Echakhch taps into the principality’s history and image as a romantic and exotic place, simultaneously indulging in a form of nostalgia for Monaco’s belle époque while poetically revealing the place’s constructed, artificial nature. The villa – one of the last remaining shrines to […]

A Billionaire is suing his art dealer in Switzerland for allegedly marking up the prices of art and pocketing the extra

 July 10, 2018

“The collector says he was inspired to sue after discovering the ongoing legal dispute between Dmitry Rybolovlev and Yves Bouvier.” – reports artnet News. An unnamed Russian billionaire and his son have launched a lawsuit against their art dealer, who helped them build a collection worth an estimated CHF 600 million ($607 million). The family […]

A ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ Drawing Sets a New Auction Record for a Book Illustration

 July 10, 2018

“E.H. Shepard’s famous map of the Hundred Acre Wood was one of five Winnie-the-Pooh drawings that collectively sold for over $1.2 million.” – reported artnet News A drawing from Winnie-the-Pooh has become the most expensive book illustration ever sold at auction with a £430,000 ($568,761) sale at Sotheby’s London today. The framed ink drawing of […]

After a yearslong battle, a US Court concludes that artists aren’t entitled to royalties on works resold at auction

 July 09, 2018

“The Ninth Circuit ruled that US Copyright law trumps a California law requiring payment of royalties to artists.” – reports artnet News. Artists hoping to get paid when their work sells for millions of dollars at auction may be out of luck—at least in the US. On Friday, the Ninth Circuit of the US Appeals […]

Princess Stéphanie attended 8th anniversary of House of Life

 July 07, 2018

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco visited the House of Life (Maison de Vie) which celebrates 8th anniversary of its establishment. On 26 June 2010, Princess Stéphanie inaugurated the House of Life  in Carpentras, France, which offers both psychological and material aid to persons living with either HIV and AIDS and their families. The Maison de Vie […]

Painting bought for £100 thought to be a lost JMW Turner – likely worth £230,000

 July 05, 2018

“A painting bought at an auction house for less than £100 is thought to be a lost JMW Turner likely to be worth around £230,000.” – reports Express. The postcard-sized watercolour of Sir Walter Scott and his family at his Scottish home came up for sale at a London auction house a few years ago. […]

Victoria Beckham’s Favorite Rubens Painting Fetches $7 Million at Sotheby’s Very Posh Old Masters Sale

 July 05, 2018

“The sale delivered a solid $56.3 million total.” – reports artnet News. It turns out Victoria Beckham can indeed spice up the Old Master market. After launching a curatorial collaboration with the pop star-turned-fashion designer last month, Sotheby’s achieved a solid £42.6 million ($56.3 million) at its Old Master sale in London on Wednesday evening. […]

Why Are Artists Poor? New Research Suggests It Could Be Hardwired Into Their Brain Chemistry

 July 02, 2018

“The dopamine reward systems in artists’ brains don’t react much to money.” – reports artnet News Most artists work for exceptionally low pay. Despite the precarious nature of the art economy, they carry on, ostensibly sacrificing monetary compensation for the loftier reward of creative freedom. But what if some artists are actually—physiologically—hardwired not to care […]

Led by Kippenberger, Phillips Contemporary Sale Notches a Robust $45.2 Million—Trouncing Last Year’s Total

 June 27, 2018

“The auctioneer’s evening sale was up 41 percent from the year before and found a buyer for every lot.” – reports artnet News On Wednesday evening, Phillips carried its highest estimate for a June contemporary art sale in London yet, notching more than £27 million ($35.4 million) for its customarily short 31-lot sale. The auction […]

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