Archive for January 2019

Six exhibitions you don’t want to miss this year in London

With 2018 firmly in our rear-view mirrors, it’s high time to start venturing into the new year. It’s time to start planning out what we want to do with our weekends and days off. Well, we’ve got you covered with six must-see exhibitions in London so prepare your trips to England’s capital city everyone. ‘Bill […]

Lina Iris Viktor reaches settlement with Kendrick Lamar and SZA

British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor and hip-hop artists Kendrick Lamar and SZA have seemingly reached a settlement in the lawsuit Viktor filed against Lamar and SZA concerning their music video ‘All the Stars.’ The song featured in portions of ‘Black Panther,’ which has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide since its release in early 2018. […]

2019 Red Bull Arts Detroit residents and fellows announced

After two months of deliberation, Red Bull Arts Detroit (RBAD) announced those selected for their 2019 residency and fellowship programmes. Out of 665 artists, 79 curators, and 77 writers, the committee chose nine Artists-in-Residence, six Writing Fellows, and one Curatorial Fellow. The programme is aimed at promoting the growth of the residents and fellows by […]

A closer look on Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Artemisia Gentileschi’s Baroque masterpieces are all about women. They almost always show women in action, asserting their agency and defying the patriarchal oppression of late 16th century Papal Rome. Even when male figures are absent in Gentileschi’s works, like in her “Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria,” currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery […]

Uffizi director calls out Germany for stolen painting

Director of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Eike Schmidt, has boldly called out Germany concerning the return of a painting stolen by Nazi troops in 1944 during World War II. The artwork in question is a still-life by Jan van Huysum (1682-1749), a Dutch master, called Vase of Flowers. The painting was originally brought to […]

French supreme court rules in favour of Christie’s France

In November, the French supreme court ruled that the droit de suite – resale royalties benefiting artists or their heirs – could lawfully be charged to the buyers of artworks versus the seller. This ruling significantly shifts the landscape of the market for some dealers and auction houses while Christie’s France has already jumped on […]

It’s Sinatra’s world…and Sotheby’s sold it

Start spreading the news… Over the course of 11 days and three auctions, Sotheby’s saw a total of $9.2 million during their Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra sale. The sale attracted collectors and Sinatra fans with the chance to purchase film, entertainment and political memorabilia, fine art, jewellery, personal items, books, […]