Archive for September 2019

Replica of Josef Albers’ ‘Manhattan’ looms over commuters once again

Amidst the hustle and bustle of New York train and subway stations, you can find some breathtaking works of art. From the starry sky above the main hall of Grand Central Terminal to the countless artworks dotted around the subway system like hidden jewels, there are plenty of gems to find. At one time, one […]

Artist Olafur Eliasson named as Goodwill Ambassador for climate action

Olafur Eliasson, the Icelandic/Danish artist known for his large-scale works often highlighting environmental issues, was recently appointed the newest Goodwill Ambassador for climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The position is part of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) who announced Eliasson’s role on September 22nd. Launched in 2016, the UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors […]

Long-lost €6m painting found in elderly woman’s kitchen

An early Renaissance masterpiece by Cimabue was discovered in a kitchen of a French apartment, where it was being discarded as trash during a house clearance had an auctioneer not spotted it. Cimabue, also known as Cenni di Pepo or Cenni di Pepi, was an Italian painter and designer of mosaics from Florence. Despite being […]

‘Music in the Tuileries Gardens’ to travel to Ireland ahead of Brexit

Since about 1959, Music in the Tuileries Gardens, an 1862 painting by Édouard Manet, has traveled back and forth between the National Gallery in London and Dublin’s Hugh Lane gallery as part of a sharing arrangement. Those arrangements were slightly altered in 1993 but the painting has continued making its journey back and forth between […]

‘Boomerang’: an exhibition taking a contemporary look at ancient India

Boomerangs today are most associated with Instagram. The quick videos that play through, rewind, and play through again, on repeat, for just a few seconds. Basically, it’s a video that goes around and comes back around. That concept, of going around and coming around, is also what ‘Boomerang,’ an exhibition by Curaty Ltd. at Mumbai’s […]

Has KAWS reached peak market? Sotheby’s to sell 25 works from the collection of Ryan Brant

Sotheby’s recently announced that it will be selling a total of 25 works by the artist, whose real name is Brian Donnelly, from the collection of the late video game entrepreneur Ryan Brant. The collection of works will be offered across a series of sales at Sotheby’s around the world from Sept. 26 to spring […]

Italy and France to loan works by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, deal to be signed today

After two years of going back and forth, it seems Italy and France have finally reached an agreement concerning the loans of by of the most well-known Renaissance artists of all time: Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael. Today, the countries are expected to sign an agreement in Paris that will put the will-they-won’t-they dispute behind […]