Archive for February 2019

Michael Cohen testifies that Trump paid for portrait with Trump Foundation funds

Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer has claimed that Donald Trump ordered him to find someone to fake bid on and purchase a portrait of himself at a high society art auction. Once Cohen had bought the painting, he was then paid $60,000 with money allegedly from the Trump Foundation. Cohen told the […]

Daniel Dezeuze, a tribute to painting

Until March 9th, Galerie Templon is hosting an exhibition called Daniel Dezeuze, From a Certain Angle. It features a collection of pieces that Dezeuze has designed since 1970 and offers spectators the opportunity to delve into the world of an artist who continues to question the role of painting. By the end of 1970 Daniel […]

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and artist Kate Neckel team up to face their fears in new exhibition

When Mike McCready, guitarist of the popular band Pearl Jam, comes up in conversation you might think artist, but usually it’s not in a visual artist context. That, however, may soon change as he and New York- and Seattle-based artist Kate Neckel have united to form a unique art duo called Infinite Color & Sound. […]

Two weeks before it opens The Armory Show is forced to move piers

Just over two weeks before the Armory Show’s 25th edition is meant to start, MMPI, the supervising organization of the fair got news that now art fair wants to get. According to Nicole Berry, director of the fair, on February 20th, New York City’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) informed them that ‘significant portions of Pier […]

Dutch foundation helping terminally ill individuals experience Rembrandt one last time

Only a couple of weeks into its run, ‘All the Rembrandts’ at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum has attracted a number of guests, but some of those guests are extraordinary. Through an incredible Dutch organization, terminally ill people have requested to visit the museum at a higher rate to see the exhibition as their dying wish. Founded in […]

Ellsworth Kelly’s “Windows” at Pompidou and Cahiers d’Art

Modest and transcendent, limpid and luminous, an intimate exhibition of some 50 works at the Centre Pompidou, through May 27, 2019, pays tribute to American painter Ellsworth Kelly, whose poetic minimalism redefined artistic abstraction. The exhibition’s curator, Jean-Pierre Criqui, has brought together for the first time the series of six iconic works on windows, starting […]

UBS is Fined $4.2 Billion in French Tax-Evasion Case

UBS, the Swiss investment bank and financial services firm, better known as the main Art Basel partner, has been fined 4.2 billion for aiding some of its French clients evade taxes. The fine was enforced by a court in Paris that found UBS guilty of tax fraud and laundering proceeds as well as illicit solicitation […]