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Another stolen heart reliquary recovered!

In another week of good news for lovers of stolen heart reliquaries, the 800-year-old heart of Dublin’s patron saint has been found by the Irish police! Following the recovery of the heart of Anne de Bretagne last week in Brittany, the heart of St Laurence O’Toole,...

Palestinian art museum opens in the US

In a story in the Times of Israel, a Palestinian-American businessman, Faisal Saleh, has funded and managed the founding of a museum dedicated to Palestinian art, the first in the USA. It is located in the small New England town of Woodbridge in Connecticut, about 130...

Secession building in Vienna vandalised

Local Austria reports that the Art Nouveau Secession building in Vienna had six of its gilded leaves stolen from its dome last week. The building is undergoing renovation and the scaffolding being used to reinstall the leaves made it easy for the thieves to climb up...

Beijing drawn as a work of art

Gareth Wood, a British artist known as Fuller, has drawn a map of Beijing as a work of art. Based on the layout of the roads and streets, the details he has included reflect his understanding and experience of the city rather than its geographical reality. Fuller’s...

Ethiopia and the Maqdala artefacts

The debate on whether objects removed from their cultural provenance, usually to be publicly exhibited in a museum, should be returned to their place of origin has been taken a notch higher with the demand by Ethiopia that artefacts currently on exhibition at the...

Gagosian Gallery and Jeff Koons sued by collector for “not delivering”

A leading New York art collector and a trustee of the MoMA, Steven Tananbaum has sued the Gagosian Gallery and the artist Jeff Koons for not delivering three works for which he has paid a total of $13 million. The complaint, however, goes far beyond just accusing the...

“Black” finally becomes the market’s favourite colour

According to Bloomberg, the art market has suddenly “discovered” the work of black artists, by which is meant that whereas their art has always been acknowledged, it has to a very great extent also been ignored, thus keeping prices low. Now, they are the artists that...

Art Market

Another stolen heart reliquary recovered!

Another stolen heart reliquary recovered!

In another week of good news for lovers of stolen heart reliquaries, the 800-year-old heart of Dublin’s patron saint has been found by the Irish police! Following the recovery of the heart of Anne de Bretagne last week in Brittany, the heart of St Laurence O’Toole,...

Museums

Palestinian art museum opens in the US

Palestinian art museum opens in the US

In a story in the Times of Israel, a Palestinian-American businessman, Faisal Saleh, has funded and managed the founding of a museum dedicated to Palestinian art, the first in the USA. It is located in the small New England town of Woodbridge in Connecticut, about 130...

Favorites of the week

Galery

Sara Kay Opens New Gallery in New York and Showcases Women Artists

Sara Kay Opens New Gallery in New York and Showcases Women Artists

Amidst announcements of galleries closing (see “Andrea Rosen Announces Closing of Chelsea Gallery”), there is some good news. Sara Kay, formerly of White Cube and Christie’s, will be opening a gallery on the Lower East Side at the end of September. As the New York...

People

Dina Brodsky: bikes and brushes

Dina Brodsky: bikes and brushes

Dina Brodsky succeeds in combining her two passions in her daytime job: cycling and painting. The works she creates, however, are remote from the large-scale, spectacular, energy-filled and attention-grabbing paintings typical of contemporary artists today. On the...

ARTIST FOCUS

Yayoi Kusama: dots, dots and yet more dots

Yayoi Kusama: dots, dots and yet more dots

The dots of artist Yayoi Kusama are to contemporary art what the pink gingham of couturier Jacques Esterel is to haute couture: a signature style that ignores the march of time! This Japanese artist, soon to be ninety and nicknamed “the dot princess”, continues to...

Interviews

Folders

Episode 3 – Douanier Rousseau: between dream and reality

Episode 3 – Douanier Rousseau: between dream and reality

What then was the spring of Rousseau’s creativity? He revealed it himself at the end of his life: “…when I enter the glasshouses [of the Jardin des Plantes or the Jardin d’Acclimatation] and I see those strange plants from exotic countries, I feel as though I am...

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