All posts in Modern art

Jean Pigozzi gifts 45 works by African artists to MoMA

When the Museum of Modern Art closed for renovations on June 15th, it said that its reopening in October would boast a massive rehang of their permanent collection to tell the story of the Modern and contemporary art in a new light. Just a month into its closure, the museum has received a gift that […]

David Hockney to showcase first exhibition in 20 years with works dating back to his childhood

“David Hockney: Drawings from Life” will be the first major show dedicated to the great artist’s drawings in over two decades. The exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery will include self-portraits as well as portraits of some of his favourite subjects; his mother Laura Hockney, his muse Celia Birtwell, and his friends Gregory Evans and […]

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,” […]

Rarely seen view of Venice by Monet expected to sale for £30 million

In Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern art sale on February 26th, Le Palais Ducal by Claude Monet is expected to sale for as much as £30 million ($35 million). The 1908 painting depicts a pastel view of the Doge’s palace from the water. Le Palais Ducal is one of three paintings created from the vantage point […]