Archive for December 2019

The Decade, Priciest Art: the most expensive art of the 2010s by year

Let’s face it… the art market of 2009 probably didn’t quite anticipate the years that were to come. The last decade has been an intense time with artworks selling for incredible amounts, even nearly half of a billion dollars. After covering 2019’s major events at the auction block, Art Critique takes a look at the biggest […]

Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang signs Donald Glover as campaign creative consultant

Amidst the whirlwind of US politics, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has announced that Donald Glover, the actor and rapper who also goes by Childish Gambino, is now the creative consultant of his Yang 2020 campaign. Yang announced their partnership on December 19th making Glover the newest artist to team up with a political campaign. […]

The Decade, Lost and Found: the 2010s in stolen and recovered art

The 2010s brought a number of highs and lows in the ever-changing realm of art theft and recovery. Before the 2010s come to a close, Art Critique looks back at some of the major cases of burglary and recovery that defined the decade. Five paintings were stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art including works by […]

Banksy’s ‘Scar of Bethlehem’ unveiled at Walled Off Hotel

Nativity scenes take on a number of appearances, from wooden figurines to plastic light-up props found in the front yards of houses, they come in all shapes and sizes. Just in time for Christmas, Banksy offered up his own rendition of Jesus’ birth. Titled Scar of Bethlehem, Banksy’s version is quite unlike most nativity scenes […]

Unseen for 70 years, LS Lowry painting heads to auction

In 1916, artist British artist LS Lowry (1887-1976) looked out at the Acme Spinning Company’s Pendlebury mill and unexpectedly found inspiration. From that scene, Lowry painted The Mill, Pendlebury in 1943. It went on to hang in the Oxford rooms of Leonard D Hamilton, who played a key part in the discovery of the DNA […]

New study shows correlation between experiencing art and living longer

Death is a recurring theme in art from some of the oldest works to present day. Walking through most museums, you won’t have to stray far before seeing a symbol, like a skull or a clock, representing the inevitability of death and the fragility of life. A recent study published in the British Medical Journal […]

Lost early Yayoi Kusama works unearthed at The Smithsonian

We all lose things- socks, keys, letters, wallets. And as the people who run galleries are human too, they are just as susceptible to misplacing things of importance. And just as when you lose that sock and eventually forget about it, so too do correspondences and works get forgotten about after being lost in the […]