Archive for April 2019

Cathy Wilkes receives commission for 2019’s British Pavilion

In just a few weeks, the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale International Art exhibition will be in full swing highlighting artists from over 80 countries around the world. This […]

A-Eye: another tool for authenticating artworks?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more and more common in the art world. From creating artworks to selling (or not) at auction, AI is certainly here to stay in the […]

From the NFL to art history: how Keith Rivers is spanning the gamut

Sports and art are rarely used in the same sentence. Some have tried to make the argument that sports can be art, often resulting in an unconvincing result. Sometimes, the […]

Stacks on (hay)stacks: Monet’s ‘Meules’ priced at $55 million

On May 14th, one of Claude Monet’s inimitable ‘Haystack’ paintings will come to auction at Sotheby’s New York. Meules (1890), from the ‘Haystack’ series, is one of only eight works […]

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo wins the 2019 Leo Award

Last week, the Independent Curators International (ICI) announced that Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is the recipient of the 2019 prestigious Leo Award. Sandretto Re Rebaudengo will be presented the award […]

Agnès Varda remembered at the Cannes Film Festival

The official poster of this year’s Cannes film festival will be a photograph of Agnès Varda, the pioneering French film director, photographer and artist, considered by many the “mother of […]

In memoriam: fantastical French sculptor and designer Claude Lalanne (1924-2019)

French artist Claude Lalanne, who achieved cult status with her whimsical sculptures, furniture, jewelry and cutlery, often depicting flora and fauna and animals, recently passed away in Fontainebleau at the […]