All posts in Pablo Picasso

If you missed it: the Louvre and Picasso, strikes, smuggling, and forgery

Here’s what’s happening with strikes at the Louvre, which led to museum closures last week, and works by Picasso, both real and fake. Louvre reopens after worker’s strike forces closure For the second time in a year, the Louvre was forced to unexpectedly close due to staff strikes. Friday, hundreds of museums guests, eager to […]

Man rips £20m work by Pablo Picasso at Tate Modern

Just days ago, a man attacked Bust of a Woman, a 1944 painting by Pablo Picasso. Following the events, the painting was taken to the museum’s conservation team to access the damage while the museum stayed operational. The man allegedly responsible was taken into custody by police and has now been charged with criminal damages. […]

The Decade, Priciest Art: the most expensive art of the 2010s by year

Let’s face it… the art market of 2009 probably didn’t quite anticipate the years that were to come. The last decade has been an intense time with artworks selling for incredible amounts, even nearly half of a billion dollars. After covering 2019’s major events at the auction block, Art Critique takes a look at the biggest […]

Artworks by Monet and Basquiat included in $700 million settlement between US Justice Department and Jho Low

As of last week, Low Taek Jho, the now disgraced Malaysian financier and art collector better known as Jho Low, will be required to hand over $700 million worth of assets to the US Department of Justice. Low’s forfeit of assets is part of a settlement agreement reached by the US Department of Justice in […]

Paris exhibition casts El Greco under new light

The first major exhibition in France for the renowned Greek artist, Doménikos Theotokópoulos (1541-1614), better known as El Greco, opened yesterday at the Grand Palais. A total of seventy-six works are on display, ranging from his early Greek iconography to his late career portraits made when he was Toledo, Spain. El Greco, while mostly known […]

Terry Allen Kramer’s art and furniture collection is headed to auction

Terry Allen Kramer was best-known for producing the iconic, Tony-winning, Broadway hit shows like Kinky Boots and Movin’ Out. Less-known about her, was her almost equal investment in the arts, amassing a seriously impressive collection of fine and decorative art as well as historic furniture and design works. Before Kramer passed away in May of this year […]

Dora Maar at the Pompidou – Picasso’s devoted lover gets out from under his shadow

Dora, the “Weeping Woman.” Picasso immortalized the surrealist photographer Dora Maar in portraits over the course of their passionate, eight-year relationship in the 1930s. His 1937 image depict unbearable grief, with her fragmented features, colored acid green and the purple of bruises, heightening the painting’s emotional intensity, and making her image a symbol of emotional […]