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René Magritte's Le Principe Du Plaisir at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Sale
Article date: Monday, November 5, 2018

René Magritte's Le Principe Du Plaisir at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Sale

Painted in 1937, René Magritte’s ‘Le Principe du plaisir (The Pleasure Principle)’ is an entrancing portrait that depicts Edward James, one of the most influential patrons of Surrealist art, who was introduced to Magritte by Salvador Dalí in 1937.

Art Basels’ Owner, MCH Group Reveals Plan for the Future
Article date: Sunday, November 4, 2018

Art Basels’ Owner, MCH Group Reveals Plan for the Future

The MCH Group is charting the course for the necessary stabilisation of the company and a profound transformation required to meet the fundamental changes coming about in the exhibition and event industry. In addition to the savings measures already introduced, the group will be taking further steps to reduce costs, focus its strategic initiatives and investments, and streamline its organisation.

 Imperial War Museums Welcomes Support From Roman Abramovich and Chelsea Football Club for New Holocaust Galleries
Article date: Sunday, November 4, 2018

Imperial War Museums Welcomes Support From Roman Abramovich and Chelsea Football Club for New Holocaust Galleries

Imperial War Museums has a vital role to play in addressing misconceptions about the Second World War and the Holocaust and the relationship between them. The galleries will draw heavily upon the individual personal stories from IWM’s collections to present a vivid narrative that reflects the realities of the Second World War, the Holocaust and the way in which they shaped the world

£5 Million ‘Bust of Peace’ Sculpture Given Export Bar by Arts Minister
Article date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

£5 Million ‘Bust of Peace’ Sculpture Given Export Bar by Arts Minister

An original work by one of the greatest 19th century sculptors is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £5.3 million. The white marble ‘Bust of Peace’, made by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) has been blocked from export by Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country.

 Art Basel Announces a Premier List of Galleries for its Seventh Edition in Hong Kong
Article date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Art Basel Announces a Premier List of Galleries for its Seventh Edition in Hong Kong

Art Basel announced the list of 242 leading international galleries selected for its 2019 Hong Kong show. From 36 countries and territories across Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Africa, the exhibitors will present Modern and contemporary works of the highest quality by emerging and established artists.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Appoint Thomas P. Campbell as Director and CEO
Article date: Friday, November 2, 2018

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Appoint Thomas P. Campbell as Director and CEO

The Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) and the Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums (COFAM) today appointed Thomas P. Campbell as the new director and CEO of the largest public arts institution in Northern California.

V&A Unveils Plans for Two New Sites and the Future of Its Collection in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Article date: Thursday, November 1, 2018

V&A Unveils Plans for Two New Sites and the Future of Its Collection in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The V&A has unveiled plans that will revolutionise how its world-leading collection of art, design and performance is accessed, explored and experienced. The V&A East project will create two interconnected sites in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a brand-new museum at Stratford Waterfront, and a new collection and research centre at Here East. They will open in 2023 as part of East Bank, the £1.1bn powerhouse of culture, education, innovation and growth taking shape in the park as part of the Olympic legacy.

Renovated Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest to Open
Article date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Renovated Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest to Open

After more than three years of renovation, the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest will open on 31 October. Thanks to the largest-scale and most comprehensive reconstruction project in the museum’s history, the museum building has been renewed, and, returning to the collection’s first concept, the museum’s permanent exhibitions have also been rearranged. Besides the new permanent exhibitions, the revamped museum will welcome visitors with a chamber exhibition titled Leonardo & the Budapest Horse and Rider.

Stella's 'Tree of My Life' Leads 20th Century Week at Christie's
Article date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Stella's 'Tree of My Life' Leads 20th Century Week at Christie's

‘And one clear morning of April I found myself in the midst of joyous singing and delicious scent - the singing and the scent of birds and flowers ready to celebrate the baptism of my new art, the birds and the flowers already enjewelling the tender foliage of the newborn tree of my hopes.’ ‘The Tree of My Life’, Joseph Stella

The Claude & France Lemand Donation of 1300 Artworks to the Institut du monde arabe Museum, Paris
Article date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Claude & France Lemand Donation of 1300 Artworks to the Institut du monde arabe Museum, Paris

The Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris has unanimously approved the Claude and France Lemand’s gen­erous dona­tion of 1,300 modern and con­tem­po­rary art­works. In order to pursue its mission of promoting modern and contemporary Arab Artists, this unique donation will require the support of artists, collectors, foundations and other sponsors to help ensure that millions of future visitors of the IMA can continue to discover the modern and contemporary Art from the Arab World.

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