Dirk Vanduffel

Dirk Vanduffel, Belgium (co-founder, co-editor)
Dirk defines the overall policy of ArtDependence Magazine, in addition to conducting interviews. He specializes in valuation and auctioning.

Articles (64)

Major Discovery in van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb
Article date: Monday, June 18, 2018

Major Discovery in van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The Ghent Altarpiece, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is a large and complex 15th-century polyptych from St. Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium. The work is attributed to Early Flemish painters, brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck.

The First Press Release for the Museum of Modern Art in New York
Article date: Friday, June 8, 2018

The First Press Release for the Museum of Modern Art in New York

The initial press release for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), dating back to August 1929, begins: "The belief that New York needs a Museum of Modern Art scarcely requires apology.”

Previously Undiscovered Rembrandt Painting Comes to Light
Article date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Previously Undiscovered Rembrandt Painting Comes to Light

A previously unknown painting by Rembrandt has been discovered. The portrait, thought to date from around 1634, features a young man whose identity is unknown. It is possible that the image is one piece of a larger double portrait.

Presidential Museums and Libraries: Special Focus on the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Article date: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Presidential Museums and Libraries: Special Focus on the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

ArtDependence Magazine has collaborated with some of the most renowned Presidential Museums and Libraries in the United States to learn about how they conserve and collect artifacts and objects of historical and scientific importance for research and public presentation.

An Interview with VOLTA Artistic Director Amanda Coulson
Article date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

An Interview with VOLTA Artistic Director Amanda Coulson

VOLTA, Basel's art fair for new international positions, debuted in 2005 as a collaboration between dealers and friends. The aim was to secure a platform for international galleries beyond young art stalwart Liste and market heavyweight Art Basel.

Presidential Museums and Libraries: Special Focus on the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Article date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Presidential Museums and Libraries: Special Focus on the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a museum is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance. ArtDependence Magazine has collaborated with some of the most renowned Presidential Museums and Libraries in the United States to learn about how they conserve and collect artifacts and objects of historical and scientific importance for research and public presentation.

Pompidou Centre Houses Major Avant-Garde Exhibition
Article date: Monday, April 30, 2018

Pompidou Centre Houses Major Avant-Garde Exhibition

The Pompidou Centre in Paris houses the largest museum for modern art in Europe. This spring they are showcasing The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk (1918-1922), with a focus on three of the period’s best known artists: Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Kasimir Malevich.

Dutch Museum Report: Gap Between the Blockbuster Museums and Smaller Museums Grows
Article date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Dutch Museum Report: Gap Between the Blockbuster Museums and Smaller Museums Grows

Every year, a report from the Dutch Council for the Arts is published. It details some of the sectors biggest flaws and gives some recommendations for future improvements. The report is well thought out and researched and includes opinions from a wide cross section of people throughout the sector.

Art Cologne, The Oldest European Artfair, Opens its Doors for the 52nd Time
Article date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Art Cologne, The Oldest European Artfair, Opens its Doors for the 52nd Time

Art Cologne opens its doors for the 52nd time this week with the 9th edition since Daniel Hug became Director of the fair. ArtDependence had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Hug for about an hour despite his busy schedule the day before the official opening.

Insider's Guide to Art Cologne 2018: High Quality and High Level of Internationality
Article date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Insider's Guide to Art Cologne 2018: High Quality and High Level of Internationality

The upcoming ART COLOGNE (19 - 22 April) offers utmost quality at all levels from modern through postwar to contemporary art.

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Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

Museo Jumex (a private art collection based in Mexico City, Mexico) / David Chipperfield. Image © Simon Menges

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