Gagosian Borrowed a Rembrandt for a Face-Off With His Roster of Artists

Gagosian’s white walls are the last place where you would expect to see an actual Rembrandt, but if you find yourself at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill between April 12 and May 18, you just might. Rembrandt’s masterpiece Self-portrait with Two Circles (1665) is on display at Gagosian thanks to a partnership with an organization that manages many […]

Musée d’Orsay renames masterpieces after black subjects

A new exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay shifts the spotlight on its exhibited modern art works from their original names, typically of a white subject, to the black models who have long remained anonymous in most canvases.  Titled “Black Models: From Géricault to Matisse,” the show includes Édouard Manet’s “Laure,” a nude formerly named “Olympia,” […]

Colour pioneer Luigi Ghirri’s “The Map and the Territory”

“My aim is not to make PHOTOGRAPHS, but rather CHARTS and MAPS that might at the same time constitute photographs,” Luigi Ghirri wrote in his 1973 essay Fotografie del periodo iniziale. The exhibition “The Map and the Territory,” previously on display at the Museum Folkwang and the Reina Sofía in Madrid, currently at Paris’ Jeu […]

Researchers may have determined that the Monna Vanna was drawn by Leonardo da Vinci

In 2017, the Condé Museum, just north of Paris in the palace of Chantilly, sent the Monna Vanna to the Louvre to begin testing. Their hopes were to discover if the drawing, which bears a striking resemblance to the Mona Lisa (so much so that its nickname is the ‘nude Mona Lisa’), was created by […]

New LA gallery seeks to do good and give back

Over the weekend, a new gallery in Los Angeles opened its doors with an agenda to do well and give back. On March 2nd, the Brannan Mason Gallery welcomed viewers to its new 4,500-square-foot gallery space in LA’s art district. In addition to highlighting and supporting contemporary artists, the gallery will also focus on positive […]

Arata Isozaki wins the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize

The 87-year-old Japanese architect, urban planner and theorist Arata Isozaki has been named the 2019 laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field’s highest honor. The award’s 46th recipient, and the 8th from Japan, Isozaki, who has long been considered a visionary, is known among his peers as “the emperor of Japanese architecture.” The internationally […]

Ellsworth Kelly’s “Windows” at Pompidou and Cahiers d’Art

Modest and transcendent, limpid and luminous, an intimate exhibition of some 50 works at the Centre Pompidou, through May 27, 2019, pays tribute to American painter Ellsworth Kelly, whose poetic minimalism redefined artistic abstraction. The exhibition’s curator, Jean-Pierre Criqui, has brought together for the first time the series of six iconic works on windows, starting […]