Archive for October 2020

Artprice looks at the last 20 years of the Contemporary Art Market in new report

Artprice, a France-based art auction database, has released a report looking back at the last two decades of the Contemporary Art Market. In summary, the report shows that since 2000, Contemporary artists and art have grown by leaps and bounds, much in part thanks to the globalisation of the Art Market. Charting the terrain of […]

Artist Frank Bowling, 86, knighted by Queen Elizabeth

Twice each year the Queen of England recognises people, from all kinds of sectors, for their achievements. Most recently, for the Queen’s birthday, a group of esteemed individuals received honours. Among them was artist Frank Bowling, already an officer of the Order of the British Empire, who was knighted for his career and work. Born […]

Five galleries to check out (virtually, of course) during London’s Frieze Week

Usually, by now, London’s Regent’s Park would be a buzz with the first weekend of Frieze Week in the books. Of course, the pandemic had other plans and the London Frieze Week was moved online, becoming the second edition of the Frieze Viewing Rooms. While there are still plenty of things to do around London […]

Art World Roundup: Kaywin Feldman on the Philip Guston show, Ai Weiwei’s outlook, a T. rex. sells for millions and more

This week’s Art World Roundup brings Kaywin Feldman’s response to criticism over a postponed retrospective of Philip Guston works and Ai Weiwei’s thoughts on Trump, China’s relationship with Germany, and how we react to images today. Also, French auditors urge transparency for how money is spent in the restoration of Notre-Dame, the Andrew W. Mellon […]

French National Assembly approves restitution bill to return 26 artefacts to Benin and Senegal

In recent years, France has grappled with how to handle its vast collection of more than 90,000 African artefacts, many of which were stolen during colonial times. The National Assembly of France, however, has unanimously passed a bill that could oversee the restitution of a number of objects to Benin and Senegal. If the bill, […]

Royal Opera House to deaccession David Hockney painting to alleviate pandemic-related financial strains

The pandemic has created a uniquely difficult financial situation for art institutions around the world. Reeling from social distancing and facing a “new normal” that is quite unfriendly to museums and theatres that thrive on large numbers, many are turning to assets for hope of staying afloat. The Royal Opera House in London is among […]

STAN, an impressive T. rex. skeleton, heads to auction block and could bring in $8m

More than 65 million years ago, a T. rex. now known as STAN, roamed a part of the world we now call the Badlands, which spans the US states of North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. During his life, STAN saw a lot, now, his skeletal remains, some of the most complete T. rex. […]