Archive for October 2019

Panel by Cimabue sells for €24.2 million, shattering pre-sale estimates

In a packed-out auction house of around 900 people on Sunday in the French town of Senlis, a panel painting believed to be by Cimabue busted its pre-sale estimate when it sold for €24.2 million, with fees. The small tempera painting, which has been called The Mocking of Christ, is one of only a dozen […]

Salvator Mundi almost made it to the Louvre exhibition, and may still be included

The Louvre’s much-anticipated Leonardo Da Vinci blockbuster exhibition opened last week, marking the 500-year anniversary of the death of the artist in France. The exhibition and the anniversary are of special importance to the museum, as it holds the largest ever collection of da Vinci paintings and drawings. One notably absent work remained: the Salvator Mundi. The […]

You’ve heard of the Monuments Men, but now, US military are looking to safeguard artworks with new initiative

Between 1943 and 1951, a special group of militaries called the Monuments Men reclaimed four million of the estimated five million paintings, artworks, books, manuscripts, and various other valuable that were stolen by the Nazis. Their work inspired a 2014 George Clooney movie by the same name, which told a slightly romanticized version of the […]

Alice and The World We Live In tackles the mountain of grief

Currently having its world premiere, Alice and The World We Live In at Centaur Theatre is a complicated affair centred around grief and memory. Written by Alexandria Haber and directed by Centaur Theatre’s artistic director Eda Holmes, Alice finds us encountering the titular Alice (Jane Wheeler) at the halfway point of a treacherous hiking trail […]

Search for ‘America,’ a.k.a. the golden toilet, continues

The search for what is easily the most ‘luxurious loo,’ as one BBC article put it, in the world continues, but three more suspects have been arrested by police. The toilet, entitled America by Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, was part of an exhibition of works by the artist at Blenheim Palace, the birthplace and […]

Yayoi Kusama to be part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yayoi Kusama has one of the most recognizable styles of any contemporary artist. Her works are thrilling, exciting, ask you to look at things differently, and make for an Instagrammer’s paradise. So, it’s no wonder why her works are the subject of blockbuster exhibitions around the globe. In November, though, she’ll exhibit on a different […]

Sculpture with possible ties to Leonardo da Vinci heads to auction, could sale for $50 million

In just a week, Guernsey’s auction house in New York City will bring a small, 11-inch bronze sculpture that is believed to be, at least by some, associated with Leonardo da Vinci. Titled Horse and Rider, the sculpture holds a pre-sale estimate of $30 million to $50 million, which is no small feat considering only […]