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Basquiat like you’ve never seen before…literally

Graphic novels innately cross the threshold between art and literature. Their style has been reflected by a number of artists over the years like Roy Lichtenstein whose blend of fine art and comic style has been inspired yet controversial to some. Another artist who has worked to unite art and the graphic novel is Italian […]

Contemporary art’s moral turning point

The most recent book by Carole Talon-Hugon has just been published by éditions PUF. Entitled L’art sous contrôle (Art Under Control), the book provides an overview of contemporary art where the content and political and social agenda is increasingly apparent whether through the works themselves, the discourse they produce or the establishments that display them. […]

Forthcoming catalogue raisonné could render Brett Whiteley works worthless

Australian artist Brett Whiteley (1939-1992) made a name for himself creating vibrantly-coloured paintings of nudes and landscapes. Prolific in his work, his paintings have also been the centre of a number of forgery scandals and questions of authenticity in recent years. Although soon, a definitive catalogue of Whiteley’s works may dispel rumors and incite doubts […]

Drag racing, a journey into intensity

Paul Ardenne is interested in all things modern; he’s even one of its best scholars. Perhaps the fact that he had already covered this field so well is why he chose to abandon it – at least temporarily – in favour of the drag strip (a paved track with excellent grip). Now, unexpectedly, he has […]

Sol LeWitt in the spotlight

In conjunction with the Sol LeWitt exhibition being held from June 16, 2018 to May 2019 at the Collection Lambert in Avignon, Actes sud publications is planning to release a catalogue dedicated to this artist who was a forerunner to conceptual American art. The book, co-edited with gallery owner Yvon Lambert, is the first of […]

600 stolen books returned to University and Regional Library of Bonn

More than 70 years after they went missing, over 600 books were returned to the University and Regional Library of Bonn (ULB) on April 11th. The books, which include various historical works, 11 medieval manuscripts, and rare prints from the 16th century, have been missing from the university since World War II. The ULB held […]

In Naples II: with Sade

Recently François Croissy offered audiences the chance to see the Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Madre Museum of Contemporary Art in Naples. Such an outing is an excellent opportunity to replace the boring tourist guide with a companion who walks at a brisk pace and has a lot more to say; none other than Donatien de […]