Archive for February 2019

A Tribute to Outstanding Amateurs

An amateur, according to Émile Littré’s Dictionnaire de la langue française, is “someone who pursues the fine arts without making it their profession”. It might also be a public figure like Winston Churchill who painted for pleasure or an essayist like British art historian Hugh Honour who, outside of academia, published reference books on neo-classicism. […]

A tribute to minimalism

The Monumental Minimal exhibition which is being held at Thaddeus Ropac Gallery in Pantin until March 23 showcases 20 pieces from major American minimalist artists such as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold and Robert Morris. The pieces selected for the show exemplify the formal consistency of this movement which started […]

Essex gallery owner buys Banksy mural that popped up in Port Talbot in December

Season’s Greetings, the Banksy mural that rocked the Welsh town of Port Talbot’s world in December has reportedly been sold to Essex-based gallery owner John Brandler. Brandler, who already owns a number of works by the Bristol street artist, has said he paid £100,000 for the newest work thought to have attracted 20,000 visitors already. […]

Salvador Dalí comes back to life in April…sort of

Salvador Dalí once remarked ‘If someday I may die, although it is unlikely, I hope that people in cafes will say “Dalí has died, but not entirely.”’ This year, the surrealist artist may have gotten his wish 30 years after his death as the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida will bring Dalí back from […]