Painting

Switzerland’s Beyeler Foundation is planning to deaccession a series of prized works given to the museum by Micheline Renard, wife of the late French automobile executive Claude-Louis Renard, in 2019. The donors’ daughter is not pleased. The Renards had long been close with fellow collectors Hildy and Ernst Beyeler, who founded the museum, and Micheline Renard gave the
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Lush, colorful and daring, each piece, each artistic phase tells a story – the signature style of artist Faith Ringgold. She is best known for her story quilts – a patchwork of images with a story written right onto the fabric. One, “Tar Beach” (1988), was adapted into a now-beloved, award-winning children’s book.  “Woman on
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In the corner of a hospital ward in New York, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, young Brisbane woman Visaya Hoffie was sitting in a wheelchair, coming to terms with the unthinkable curve ball that life had hurled her way.  Months earlier on January 1,  2020, the then 23-year-old fell from a subway platform at Manhattan’s 14th Street station into
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Entrepreneurs Vignesh Ramaswamy, Raghava KK and Madhan Karky came up with Canvas, with the aim to provide artists a one-stop-solution to create, manage, streamline and monetise their work. Three entrepreneurs-cum-friends have come up with a unique tool to help artists streamline their presence across platforms and monetise their work – Canvas. The tool is the
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Irish abstract artist’s pandemic work goes on display in Paris with price tags close to €2m Sean Scully’s oil painting Landline Rising Blue hangs at the back of the Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, up a few steps where the altar would be if the ultra-modern, white-walled, granite-floored space in the Marais were a church. Sunlight pours
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Colombian artist Felipe Mora has painted ten bespoke art pieces based on each individual track on Metallica’s classic thrash metal debut, Kill ’Em All. A member of the Third World Posse, a collective drawing together some of the most talented, underrepresented artists emerging from developing nations, Mora’s beautifully brutal artwork gives each song on the
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Sotheby’s staged its marquee British and Modern Art sales today in London. The back-to-back sales led by Sotheby’s veteran auctioneers Oliver Barker and Helena Newman made £156.2 million ($217 million) combined across 83 lots, landing within the pre-sale estimate £119.7 million-£170.3 million ($165.8 million–$235.9 million) and seeing an 88 percent sell-through rate. The result was
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A “forgotten” painting kept in the same family for generations has sold for 7.68 million euros ($9.1 million) at auction after experts discovered it was the work of French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard. “A philosopher reading” by Fragonard was spotted by Antoine Petit, an auctioneer at the Enchères Champagne auction house in Épernay, north-east France, when
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Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s Philosopher Reading (around 1776) A painting by the 18th-century French Rococo master Jean-Honoré Fragonard—long considered “insignificant” by its owner—has sold at auction for £6.6m (with fees). Offered by the French auction house Encheres-Champagne in Épernay, Champagne, it made over three times its £1.7m high estimate. Until recently Philosopher Reading, a small oval work
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