Archive for January 2019

David Hammons’ first solo show in 45 years set for May

The elusive David Hammons will have his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in 45 years. The influential contemporary artist will create new works to fill three large Hauser & Wirth spaces belonging to the Swiss-based gallery in LA. For Hammons, exhibiting in LA will be a coming home of sorts. Born in Springfield, Illinois, […]

 Eva Magyarósi “Récits privés” at the Galerie 24 Beaubourg

On display through February 16 at Paris’ Galerie 24 Beaubourg, a solo exhibition by Hungarian artist Eva Magyarósi brings together her delicate and mysterious drawings, collages, prints and videos, which together make up a fragile dream world imbued with power and poetry. Curated by Paul Ardenne, Récits privés—initiated by Barbara Polla, writer and director of […]

The British Museum says it will never return the Parthenon Marbles and defends their removal as a “creative act”

The director of the British Museum has caused controversy and is facing an international backlash after defending the removal of the Parthenon marbles from Greece in the early 1800’s as “a creative act”. In an interview with the Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea, Hartwig Fischer ruled out the repatriation of the 2,500 year old sculptures […]

As the US government reopens, so do major US museums

Just last week it seemed there was no end in sight for the government shutdown wreaking havoc on the US. On January 28th, the country’s government began operating in a normal capacity following President Trump’s January 25th announcement. The announcement disclosed that a compromise was reached, albeit temporary, concerning the national budget even without funding […]

Hauser & Wirth To Present a Show of Founding Matriarch’s Feminist Art Collection

Hauser & Wirth, the gallery founded in 1992 in Zurich but later expanded into an empire reaching Hong Kong, London, and Los Angeles, has a remarkable founding story. Ursula Hauser, a retail magnate who has collected some of the most important female artists in the past four decades, once agreed to support the young Iwan […]

Victoria Beckham and Sotheby’s Team up to Celebrate Women Old Masters

In an effort to spice up the market for works by under-recognised women painters of the early modern period, Sotheby’s New York has called upon none other than the spice girl herself, Victoria Beckham. The fashion designer and former pop star recently travelled to New York to help highlight the significance of the 14 women […]

‘Indiana Jones of art’ finds priceless Visigoth artworks in England

Imagine searching over 10 years for stolen artwork – artwork that might turn up, but might also be so well hidden it remains elusive, or has already been destroyed out of fear that it could lead to the thief. This, exactly, is the job of Dutch art detective Arthur Brand and his most recent case. […]