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Piet Mondrian’s Modern Masterpiece in Christie’s 20th Century Evening Sale in New York
Article date: Monday, April 12, 2021

Piet Mondrian’s Modern Masterpiece in Christie’s 20th Century Evening Sale in New York

Christie’s has announced the inclusion of Piet Mondrian’s Composition: No. II, with Yellow, Red and Blue, 1927 in its upcoming, newly-introduced 20th Century Evening Sale at Christie’s New York on May 11, 2021 (estimate on request; in the region of US$25M). The painting is a rare and exceptional example of the artist’s revolutionary abstract aesthetic, made during a pivotal time in his career.

A New Giant Christ Sculpture Taller than the Famous Rio de Janeiro, is Being Built in Brazil
Article date: Monday, April 12, 2021

A New Giant Christ Sculpture Taller than the Famous Rio de Janeiro, is Being Built in Brazil

A giant new statue of Christ, that is going to be higher than the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks Rio de Janeiro, is being constructed in southern Brazil. A head and outstretched arm were added this week to the statue, which has been under construction since 2019 in the city of Encantado, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Shortlist Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2021 Announced
Article date: Friday, April 9, 2021

Shortlist Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2021 Announced

The international jury of the Prix de Rome has selected four artists for the shortlist of the Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2021. The nominees are: Mercedes Azpilicueta, Alexis Blake, Silvia Martes and Coralie Vogelaar.

Auction of Possible Caravaggio Painting Blocked by Spanish Government
Article date: Friday, April 9, 2021

Auction of Possible Caravaggio Painting Blocked by Spanish Government

The Spanish government has blocked the auction of a 17th-century oil painting in Madrid on suspicion that it may actually be a lost masterpiece by Renaissance artist Caravaggio

Egyptologist Zahi Hawass Discovers Lost ‘Golden’ City in Luxor
Article date: Friday, April 9, 2021

Egyptologist Zahi Hawass Discovers Lost ‘Golden’ City in Luxor

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has announced that an Egyptian mission under the supervision of Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass discovered a city – dubbed the Rise of Aten – which had been under the sands for 3,000 years, dating back to the reign of Amenhotep III.

An Artichoke Project Presents Women Making History Exhibition in London
Article date: Thursday, April 8, 2021

An Artichoke Project Presents Women Making History Exhibition in London

Women Making History is a new exhibition bringing together more than 100 extraordinary banners made by artists and women’s groups across the UK for PROCESSIONS. Artists include Claudette Johnson, Sarah Maple, Sadie Williams and Vivienne Westwood. Emblazoned with the concerns of women across the UK, the banners highlight the ongoing struggle to achieve gender equality.

Expansion of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to be Designed by Safdie Architects
Article date: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Expansion of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to be Designed by Safdie Architects

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art today revealed plans for an expansion that will increase the size of the current facilities by 50 percent. Adding nearly 100,000 square feet to the 200,000-square-foot facility, the expansion will allow the museum to showcase its growing collection and welcome more visitors to experience the power of art, in an inclusive environment.

Pablo Picasso's “Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse)” to Highlight Christie’s May 20th Century Evening Sale in New York
Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Pablo Picasso's “Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse)” to Highlight Christie’s May 20th Century Evening Sale in New York

On 11 May, Christie’s newly introduced 20th Century Evening Sale in New York will be highlighted by Pablo Picasso’s Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse), 30 October 1932 (estimate in the region of $55 million).

The Bayeux Tapestry Loan to the UK on Hold Due to Poor Condition Report
Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Bayeux Tapestry Loan to the UK on Hold Due to Poor Condition Report

The loan of the famed Bayeux Tapestry by the UK from France may not come to pass after a condition report revealed damage to the artwork. The Museums Journal reports that the 230-foot-long work has been found to be in poor condition, with stains and holes among the issues needing attention and repair.

Teylers Museum Discovers Two Drawings by Bernini
Article date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Teylers Museum Discovers Two Drawings by Bernini

A major discovery in the collection of Teylers Museum: two of its 17-century drawings prove to be the work of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680), the best known artist of the Italian Baroque. After comprehensive research, it was concluded that Allegory of the Holy Blood of Christ and A Child with his Guardian Angel can both be attributed to the master.

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