Cover Stories

Article date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
3-D Day in Normandy

"Outdoor sculpture is hardly an over-reported area of the Art Market so, when I heard that an international selling-show was taking place this Summer on top of a Normandy cliff, I set off to investigate. Not just any old cliff: the cliff in Etretat where Claude Monet painted his famous Impressionist seascapes in the 1880s.".

Article date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The Symbolism of Flowers in the Art of Georgia O’Keeffe

O’Keeffe herself often commented that the colour and form of the flowers was more important than the subject matter, suggesting that she was interested in the natural form and capturing its beauty. Several feminist critics have praised O’Keeffe’s work as capturing feminist themes far ahead of their time. Certainly, in the era in which she was working, O’Keeffe was in a male-dominated world and was repeatedly reminded of her gender and otherness as she moved through the art world.

Article date: Friday, June 21, 2019
An Interview with the New Owners of Art Düsseldorf

"I believe Art Düsseldorf has great potential for growth and I’m always interested in working with fairs that add value to the market. Walter Gehlen and his team have enjoyed two very successful editions - we can now couple this with the experience and knowledge Angus Montgomery Arts has garnered from over 40 years of establishing contemporary art fairs. Welcoming Art Düsseldorf into our portfolio will, I hope, enable the fair to benefit from our wider international audiences of collectors, exhibitors and partners".

Article date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Symbolism of Fruit in Caravaggio’s Boy With a Basket

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was a controversial painter from Lomardy, Northern Italy. He is known for creating dramatic paintings with a strong sense of lighting and drama. His work has inspired many modern painters.

Article date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Would Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman take the Insurance Risk displaying Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi on his Superyacht?

In an article from Artnet, journalist Kenny Schachter claims to know the whereabouts of the legendary Da Vinci painting Salvator Mundi. ArtDependence asked Jan Van Hecke, Fine Art Manager at insurance broker Vanbreda Risk & Benefits in Antwerp, Belgium, what the potential premium might be for such a high risk position, whether the work would be insurable in these circumstances and what the conditions would be.

Article date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
And Berlin Will Always Need You

And Berlin will always needs you is at the Gropius Bau in German capital until the 16th of June and it is a compendium of Berlin based international artists. The title is inspired by Dorothy Iannone’s dedicated song to her friend Marz Harding in 1977 where she sang about her emotional attachment to Berlin.

Article date: Monday, June 10, 2019
Sculpting Poetry

Colombia’s renowned modern artist Edgar Negret did not imitate reality. He fed off it and created a language that invents new ways of presenting our surroundings. Edgar Negret (1920) lived in awe of the universe. “I lived on the verge of something - on the fringe of reality- happening,” he told journalist José Hernández. “I believe in my work I have searched for God always and everywhere.”

Article date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Helen Pheby, Head of Curatorial Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park about Public Art and Sculpture Society

"The relationship between Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s location and identity is absolutely fundamental. The physical landscape we curate and the backdrop of industrial towns and rolling hills determines aesthetic decisions about the location of sculptures as well as providing inspiration for artists to develop new work".

Article date: Monday, May 27, 2019
Interview with Iris Kivisalu, Porcelain China: Stillness, Movement, Imperfection

"By standardized beauty I mean the fact that nowadays you mostly have to lay all on the table, on videos, billboards, photos… Everything has to have a fast effect, eye catching moments to reach your primary sexual instincts because everything is about selling something to someone. The easiest way to do that is to bring different female body parts to the game. ...I think that my main goal has been to try to make the viewer feel the beauty instead of actually seeing it in a way".

Lead Stories

Article date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The Musée du Louvre is Holding a Major Retrospective of Leonardo Da Vinci's Career To commemorate the 500-year anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci in France, the Musée du Louvre is designing and holding a major retrospective of the painter’s career. The exhibition aims to illustrate how Leonardo placed utmost importance on painting, and how his investigation of the world, which he referred to as “the science of painting”, was the instrument of an art through which he sought to bring life to his paintings.
Article date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Tate Modern to Stage First UK Survey of Dóra Maurer From 5 August 2019 to 5 July 2020, Tate Modern will showcase the pioneering and playful work of Dóra Maurer (b.1937, Budapest) in a year long, free exhibition. This will be the first UK survey to celebrate Maurer’s five-decade career, bringing together 35 works from her conceptual photographic series and experimental films to her colourful graphic works and striking geometric paintings. It will open alongside a selection of new free displays across Tate Modern, including Sol LeWitt, David Goldblatt and Franciszka and Stefan Themerson.
Article date: Monday, June 24, 2019
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Returns to London for its Seventh Edition at Somerset House, 3 – 6 October 2019 Bringing together 45 galleries from 19 countries, 1-54 will be presenting 16 galleries from Africa and over 140 artists of both emerging and established profile. 15 galleries will be welcomed to the London fair for the first time including, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Claire Oliver Gallery, espace d’art contemporain 14N 61W, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Galleria Anna Marra, Guns & Rain, The Hole, Kalashnikovv Gallery, Luce Gallery, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Nil Gallery, Sakhile & Me, SMITH, Tabari Art Space and Ubuntu Art Gallery.
Article date: Monday, June 24, 2019
Helen Cammock, Turner Prize Nominee and Winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Premieres New Work at Whitechapel Gallery Interweaving women’s stories of loss and resilience with seventeenth century Baroque music by female composers, a new body of work from the seventh winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women Helen Cammock (b. 1970, UK) premieres at Whitechapel Gallery in June. Cammock presents a film, a triptych of vinyl cut prints and a screen-printed frieze exploring the idea of lament in women’s lives across histories and geographies.
Article date: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Over 455,000 Visitors to Rijksmuseum’s All the Rembrandts Exhibition The final visitor tally for the 'All the Rembrandts' exhibition exceeded 455,000. The museum used a timeslot system to ensure everything ran smoothly, and visitors gave the exhibition an average 8.1 rating on a 10 point scale. The Whitsun holiday weekend was the last opportunity to see all 22 paintings, 60 drawings, and the 400 best prints by Rembrandt in the Rijksmuseum collection. The museum extended its opening times from 9:00 to 21:00 on both days.
Article date: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Mayor of Venice asks Unesco to Place City on World Heritage Blacklist The mayor of Venice has asked Unesco to include city on its world heritage site blacklist after Italy’s transport minister failed to deliver a plan to avoid giant cruise ships entering central canals. The years-long controversy on big cruise ships being allowed to use busy canals and dock close to the city center has been reignited after a huge ship crashed into a tourist boat in the busy Giudecca canal in early June.
Article date: Friday, June 21, 2019
Theft of an African Mask Estimated at More than 300,000 Euros at Christie's An African mask estimated at more than 300,000 euros was stolen Monday at Christie's in Paris by a single man who has quietly left the institution after seizing it, police sources said. The brigade of repression of the banditism (BRB) is seized of the investigation.
Article date: Friday, June 21, 2019
Gemeentemuseum Discovers Water Lilies under Monet's Wisteria Conservator Ruth Hoppe got the surprise of her life when she looked at the x-ray of Wisteria. This masterpiece, one of three paintings by Claude Monet (1840-1926) in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag’s collection, was removed from the museum for the first time several months ago and taken to the conservation studio. To investigate the damage to the canvas Hoppe had it x-rayed and had several other tests carried out on it.
Article date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
VR Arles Festival 2019 Gives the Floor to the Best Virtual-Reality Directors and Artists For its fourth edition, VR Arles Festival once again gives the floor to the best virtual-reality directors and artists, and invites the people of Arles to experience the panorama of possibilities opened up by this immersive media, with a large virtual-reality exhibition at the Saint-Césaire convent, workshops for children, a day of conferences, and a writing residency.
Article date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
London’s Serpentine Galleries Head Yana Peel Quits over Stake in Israeli Spyware Firm The head of the Serpentine Galleries has resigned after it emerged she is the co-owner of an Israeli cyberweapons company that makes software allegedly used by authoritarian governments to spy on dissidents.
Article date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
One of a Kind Victorian Ceramic Crab at Risk of Export Arts Minister, Rebecca Pow has placed an export bar on one of the earliest pieces of sculptural art pottery in the country in a bid to keep it in the UK. The work, a large anthropomorphic crab made by Robert Wallace Martin and his brothers, is at risk of being lost abroad unless a buyer can be found to match the £217,250 + VAT of £43,450 asking price.
Article date: Monday, June 17, 2019
The Centre Pompidou is Staging an Original Exhibition 'Prehistory. A Modern Enigma' The Centre Pompidou is presenting the ties uniting prehistory with modern and contemporary art within the exhibition 'Prehistory. A Modern Enigma' . How, in the great period of crisis called «modernity», first artists, then society as a whole, felt drawn to their «origins» and how a fantasy vision was built up of «what preceded History».
Article date: Monday, June 17, 2019
Chinese Media Company, Modern Media Holdings Ltd Acquires Major Stake in ArtReview Art Review Ltd and Modern Media Holdings Ltd are pleased to announce the acquisition of a majority shareholding in ArtReview, ArtReview Asia and artreview.com by Modern Media, China’s leading high-end communications group. As a result, ArtReview, ArtReview Asia and artreview.com will join a multimedia publishing organisation that includes The Art Newspaper China, LEAP, Modern Weekly, Nowness and Numéro, among other titles, and a group that can bring the magazines’ content to new platforms and new audiences worldwide.
Article date: Monday, June 17, 2019
French Billionaire Drahi Acquires Sotheby's Auction House for $3.7 Billion French-Israeli telecoms and media mogul Patrick Drahi is acquiring Sotheby's auction house, one of the world's biggest art brokers, in a $3.7 billion deal, the British-founded company announced Monday.
Article date: Sunday, June 16, 2019
21st Baloise Art Prize awarded at Art Basel 2019 The Baloise Art Prize has been awarded to Xinyi Cheng from China and Giulia Cenci from Italy. The prize of CHF 30,000.- will be presented at the Statements sector of Art Basel by a jury of international experts. The prize includes the acquisition by Baloise of a group of works by the award winners, which are donated to two important museums in Europe: the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the MUDAM, Luxembourg.

Interviews

Article date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Interview with Koen Broucke "My drawings and paintings are influenced by my piano playing in a sensual and tactile way and vice versa. I have great admiration for all-round artists like James Ensor. Once he said to Stefan Zweig that he considered his composition work to be of greater importance than his role as a painter. He was also a prolific writer of letters in a very personal and original French style".
Article date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
On the 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square: Photographer Jeff Widener Speaks About Tank Man 30 years ago today, a major uprising shook the streets of Beijing. Protesters held ground in an area known as Tiananmen Square. Images of the protest appeared in the press around the world and a single photograph known simply as ‘Tank Man’ seemed to capture the scene in the public imagination and become one of the most iconic photographs of all time. ArtDependence had the opportunity to speak to photographer Jeff Widener about his enduring photograph.

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