All posts in art

A Night Less Starry- The Auction of Van Gogh’s Gun

On June 9th, 2019, the rusted husk of a 7mm Lefaucheux revolver will go up for auction. This weathered skeleton sat untouched and unseen in a field in the French village of Auvers-sur-Oise for approximately seven decades, from the 1890s to the 1960s, only being plucked from its home in the soil when a farmer […]

Stolen Arab Art Sparks Controversy

This summer, an Israeli exhibition, “Stolen Arab Art,” presented contemporary video works by leading Arab artists without their consent. Curated by Israeli artist Omer Krieger, the exhibit inaugurated the launch of the new Tel Aviv gallery, 1:1 Center for Art and Politics, and promptly caused an uproar. Was the show a publicity stunt, an act […]

New study shows supporters of Brexit and Remain have different artistic taste

According to a study from three Oxford University sociologists, Brexit supporters have a preference for realism in art while Remain supporters are more likely to opt for impressionist works. The researchers’ paper, called Preference for realistic art predicts support for Brexit, not only shows the differences in taste between supports of Brexit and Remain, but by using art, […]