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Jeff Koons loses appeal in copyright case over naked sculpture

A Paris appeals court has announced to uphold a 2017 ruling which found Jeff Koons guilty of plagiarism. It determined that his work, Naked, was in fact copying a photograph of two naked children, titled Enfants, by the late French photographer Jean-François Bauret. The sculpture made by Koons in 1988 featured the same boy and girl […]

Second Banksy artwork stolen from Paris

A Banksy artwork of a masked rat holding a knife was stolen in Paris. It was by no means a traditional art heist however, as the work had been stenciled on the back of a large traffic sign near the Pompidou Centre. The gallery, which holds the largest collection of contemporary artworks in Europe, made […]

Christo to wrap Paris’ Arc de Triomphe in 2020

The artist duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped the Reichstag, the Pont Neuf trees and a stretch of coastline in shimmering fabric; installed saffron-colored gateways through Central Park and a running fence near San Francisco; hung curtains across a Colorado valley and wrapped a series of islands in Florida in luminous pink. In April 2020, the […]

Kelly and Vasarely, from tenderness to visual fatigue

In early March, two exhibitions with significantly different objectives premiered within the same institution, the Centre Pompidou: “Ellsworth Kelly, Windows” and “Vasarely, Sharing Forms”. The first exhibition, designed by Jean-Pierre Criqui, is remarkable. The word “designed” is most appropriate here because it distinguishes the work featured in this exhibit from anything assembled by an ordinary curator. […]

Finalists for the 2019 Prix du dessin, Fondation d’art contemporain Daniel and Florence Guerlain

Friedrich Kunath, Claire Morgan and Jérôme Zonder have just been named as the three finalists for the twelfth edition of the Prix du dessin, the drawing prize organized by Daniel and Florence Guerlain contemporary art foundation. An exhibition of their works will be presented at Paris’ Salon du Dessin drawing fair at the Palais de […]

Cubism and dance

Since October 17 the Centre Pompidou has been hosting a historical retrospective devoted to cubism. The historic nature of this event lies in the number of works that have been brought together and the international origin of the loans. Much is known about this visual arts style whose impact has reverberated across all areas of […]

The Centre Pompidou is Quietly Becoming a Global Institution

The Centre Pompidou is quietly growing a network of outposts and pop-ups worldwide. The Parisian modern and contemporary art museum has rapidly extended its global influence and presence since the inception of its satellite museum in Malaga in 2015. The Malaga outpost that was originally conceived as a temporary pop-up site is now set to remain until 2025. […]