Archive for September 2020

Art World Roundup: the newest on Robert Indiana, Artist Relief to continue through December, Time mag honours 3 artists, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes good news for US artists looking for support as Artist Relief will continue through December, three artists are honoured with spots on the 100 most influential people of 2020 list released by Time magazine, and Cuomo pledges to honour Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and career with Brooklyn statue. Banksy’s […]

From the basement to the gallery wall: masterworks plucked from obscurity

The small, postcard-sized painting known as Head of a Bearded Man, has once again regained pride of place in Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum after years in storage. The Rembrandt Research Project had branded the work a fake in 1981, but recent dendrochronological analysis found that the portrait of a weary old man had been painted on […]

Activist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza faces trial in Paris after taking restitution into his own hands

Before June, people, particularly in the museum world, were probably unfamiliar with Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza. However, the 41-year-old Congolese activist now faces a series of court dates, the first of which is next week in Paris, for demonstrations he led that involved attempting to take artwork from three different museums. Diyabanza, originally from the Democratic […]

Gerhard Richter windows play key role in giving German abbey new lease on life, may be the artist’s swan song

One of the oldest abbies in Germany, once struggling to stay afloat, has now become the site of what may be the last artwork by artist Gerhard Richter. Earlier this month, a series of stained-glass windows designed by the German artist, now 88 years old, were installed at Tholey Abbey and in October, visitors will […]

Go bananas: Maurizio Cattelan’s “Comedian” gifted to the Guggenheim

Art isn’t always bowls of apples, pears, and grapes, sometimes, it’s a banana, and sometimes it’s a banana that’s made its way into the Guggenheim’s collection. Of course, we’re talking about the banana that made headlines last year at Art Basel Miami Beach as part of an installation by Maurizio Cattelan. The work, titled Comedian, […]

Centaur Theatre’s Portico Project spells return of theatre for Montreal

Theatre companies across the world are beginning to find ways to deliver performances to the public once again. Whether it is through reduced seating or alternative venues, we are seeing some return of the performing arts, and it is more than warmly welcomed. Centaur Theatre’s Portico Project is the Montreal theatre’s first endeavour since closing […]

Art World Roundup: Notorious B.I.G.’s crown makes bank at auction, FIAC cancels October show, and more

This week we cover the cancellation of FIAC, an artist duo who cleared more than £1 million in debt as part of a book and documentary project, the recipient of the 2020 Artists’ Legacy Foundation Artist Award, the auction of Notorious B.I.G.’s crown in Sotheby’s first Hip-Hop auction, and the Brooklyn Museum’s plans to deaccession […]