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The 25th Wolfgang Hahn Prize Goes to the Brazilian Artist Jac Leirner
Article date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The 25th Wolfgang Hahn Prize Goes to the Brazilian Artist Jac Leirner

In 2019, the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig is awarding the Wolfgang Hahn Prize to Jac Leirner. For many years now, the work of the Brazilian artist (b. 1961 in São Paulo) has engaged in a subtle analysis of social and representational systems. Found, often industrially produced everyday objects play an important role here; following the principle of collecting, accumulating, and classifying, Leirner uses them to create installations, collages, and sculptures.

Four Portraits of the Women who Loved and Were Loved by Picasso
Article date: Monday, October 22, 2018

Four Portraits of the Women who Loved and Were Loved by Picasso

Picasso’s love affairs were legendary and they fuelled his creativity. Ahead of the sale of four portraits of his different muses from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection, we focus on the women he came to depend on so passionately.

 12,000-Year-Old Human Fossil Fragments Recovered From Burnt Brazil Museum
Article date: Sunday, October 21, 2018

12,000-Year-Old Human Fossil Fragments Recovered From Burnt Brazil Museum

Brazilian officials said Friday they have recovered pieces of a 12,000-year-old fossil of a neolithic woman that was among the prized artifacts in Rio de Janeiro's burnt down National Museum.

Mediterranean UNESCO World Heritage at Risk from Coastal Flooding and Erosion Due to Sea-Level Rise
Article date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Mediterranean UNESCO World Heritage at Risk from Coastal Flooding and Erosion Due to Sea-Level Rise

UNESCO World Heritage sites (WHS) located in coastal areas are increasingly at risk from coastal hazards due to sea-level rise. "In this study, we assess Mediterranean cultural WHS at risk from coastal flooding and erosion under four sea-level rise scenarios until 2100".

A Spaceship has landed in Taiwan, The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts
Article date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

A Spaceship has landed in Taiwan, The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

The National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts symbolizes the transformation of Kaohsiung, once a major international harbour, into a modern, diverse city with a rich cultural climate. Mecanoo designed the National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts, located on a former military terrain, as an integral part of the adjacent subtropical park to have a positive social impact on the residents of Kaohsiung whose population counts almost 3 million.

'No Reply' by Kaws at Phillips Unbound Online Auction
Article date: Friday, October 19, 2018

'No Reply' by Kaws at Phillips Unbound Online Auction

To understand the work of KAWS is to understand his roots in the skateboard and graffiti crews of New York City. Brian Donnelly chose KAWS as his moniker to tag city streets beginning in the 1990s, and quickly became a celebrated standout in the scene. Having swapped spray paint for explorations in fine art spanning sculpture, painting and collage, KAWS has maintained a fascination with classic cartoons, including Garfield, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons, and reconfigured familiar subjects into a world of fantasy.

Simone Leigh Wins Hugo Boss Prize 2018
Article date: Friday, October 19, 2018

Simone Leigh Wins Hugo Boss Prize 2018

Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, and Mark Langer, Chairman and CEO, HUGO BOSS AG, announced yesterday that artist Simone Leigh has been awarded the Hugo Boss Prize 2018. Selected by a jury of international critics and curators, Leigh receives an award of $100,000 and a solo exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, opening in April 2019.

Paintings for the Future,  the First Major Solo Exhibition of Hilma af Klint's Work in the United States, Now on View at the Guggenheim
Article date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Paintings for the Future, the First Major Solo Exhibition of Hilma af Klint's Work in the United States, Now on View at the Guggenheim

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum enlightens groundbreaking canvases of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint in the first major exhibition of her work in the United States. “Hilma af Klint’s abstract work predates the work by artists such as Kandinsky, Mondrian, Kupka, Malevich, artists that we have long considered the pioneers of abstraction. She begins working in an abstract mode as early as 1906.”

Rijksmuseum Announces Restoration of the Night Watch and Invites the Public to Watch
Article date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Rijksmuseum Announces Restoration of the Night Watch and Invites the Public to Watch

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam announced that members of the public will be invited to watch the restoration of 'The Night Watch', Rembrandt’s most celebrated masterpiece next year. The project will begin in July 2019 and the public will be able to watch the entire process at the museum and online.

Sotheby's to Offer Three Paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe to Benefit the O'Keeffe Museum
Article date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sotheby's to Offer Three Paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe to Benefit the O'Keeffe Museum

Four years following the sale of Georgia O’Keeffe’s iconic flower painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, Sotheby’s is honored to announce that they will again offer important works by the artist from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico to benefit its Acquisitions Fund.

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

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