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PICASSO COMICS

In March, Pablo Picasso is honoured in three exhibitions: Picasso Comics and Picasso Poet presented at the Picasso Museum unveil two lesser-known facets of the artist’s work: his passion for the world of comics and his poetic writings.

Why should the art world be concerned about the prevalence of export bans?

Five years after he dramatically attempted to smuggle a rare Pablo Picasso painting out of Spain, Jaime Botín— the ex-president of Spanish financial institution Bankinter—has been sentenced to three years in jail and lumbered with a €91.7 million fine. The hefty punishment marks a significant increase over Botín’s already substantial sentence of 18 months and […]

‘Picasso and Paper’

See more than 300 works on paper by Picasso in this upcoming exhibition. From works in progress to finished collages, ‘Picasso and Paper’ shows Picasso’s investigation into the material over the course of decades.

Picasso, the great Mediterranean

There’s no doubt that Picasso was a Mediterranean in his soul: the colours and themes of his work were a response to the call of the South, and the painter’s highly publicized biography does not overlook his preference for the sunny shores, especially since the master didn’t mind being photographed, robust and practically naked, at […]

Monet’s ‘Meules’ goes for $110 million despite an underwhelming evening at Sotheby’s

At Sotheby’s New York on the evening of May 14th, one of Claude Monet’s iconic haystack paintings set a new record for Impressionists. After more than eight minutes of continuous bidding, the gavel fell and the 1890 painting, titled Meules, sold for a whopping $110.7 million. The winning bid shattered the painting’s pre-sale estimate of […]

Sculpture and photography, film and painting: is travelling between art forms completely permissible?

The arrival of spring is also promising for artists. On Thursday April 4 at Gallery Bigaignon (Passage de Retz, 9 rue Charlot) Henri Foucault opened an exhibition featuring some new pieces that reveal the presence of some particularly exceptional work on the French scene. Foucault examines sculpture as created by using photographic material. During the […]

Stolen Picasso found by the ‘Indiana Jones of art’

Arthur Brand has done it again. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Dutch art detective turned Picasso’s 1938 painting Buste de Femme (Dora Maar) over to an insurance company, which has remained anonymous. The painting, which was stolen two decades ago, eluded Brand for four years but earlier this March, he got his break. […]