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Lena Stringari Named Deputy Director and Andrew W. Mellon Chief Conservator at the Guggenheim
Article date: Thursday, December 26, 2019

Lena Stringari Named Deputy Director and Andrew W. Mellon Chief Conservator at the Guggenheim

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announced a newly endowed leadership position within art conservation. Lena Stringari, who has served at the Guggenheim since 1992, has been named Deputy Director and Andrew W. Mellon Chief Conservator. The position is endowed as part of the fulfillment of a three-year, $3 million challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, awarded in 2016 and then matched two-to-one to raise a total of $9 million to advance the ongoing work of the museum’s Conservation Department.

“Picasso. Magic paintings” at Musee Picasso Paris
Article date: Thursday, December 26, 2019

“Picasso. Magic paintings” at Musee Picasso Paris

Many of the paintings that Picasso did over a period of some four years (summer 1926-spring 1930) form a cohesive group, which Christian Zervos would later (1938) as “Tableaux magiques”. With these works principally figure paintings – Picasso opened a new chapter in his oeuvre, probing a deep emotional dimension, which anticipates the power of Guernica a decade later. This was accompanied by formal developments that are as radical as anything he had done before, including experimentation with materials and the realization of monumental sculptural ideas in paint.

Jeff Koons is Convicted of Counterfeiting Again
Article date: Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Jeff Koons is Convicted of Counterfeiting Again

Subscribed to controversy, Jeff Koons is also beginning to be condemned for counterfeiting. In a judgment consulted on Saturday December 21 by AFP, the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed a 2017 judgment ordering the company Jeff Koons LLC and the Center Pompidou, where the disputed work was to be exhibited, to pay 20,000 together € of damages to the beneficiaries of the French photographer Jean-François Bauret, for moral and patrimonial damage, for having infringed one of his photographs.

The Musée du Louvre is Dedicating an Exhibition to Pierre Soulages in the Centre Pompidou
Article date: Monday, December 23, 2019

The Musée du Louvre is Dedicating an Exhibition to Pierre Soulages in the Centre Pompidou

24 December 2019 marks the hundredth birthday of Pierre Soulages, one of the greatest painters of our time. His pictorial production is impressive (more than sixteen hundred canvases) and is accompanied by other creations, limited in number but varied by their techniques: paintings on paper; engravings, serigraphs and lithographs; bronzes; tar on glass and the famous stained glass windows for Sainte-Foy de Conques abbey church.

French Fashion Designer Emanuel Ungaro Famous for his Amazing Prints Dies aged 86
Article date: Monday, December 23, 2019

French Fashion Designer Emanuel Ungaro Famous for his Amazing Prints Dies aged 86

"Season after season, Emanuel Ungaro dared to be different, combining unexpected yet sensual clashes of bright colours and prints with beautiful draping," the House of Emanuel Ungaro website says.

Tate Modern will Open Andy Warhol's Retrospective in 2020
Article date: Saturday, December 21, 2019

Tate Modern will Open Andy Warhol's Retrospective in 2020

This major retrospective is the first Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for almost 20 years. As well as his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, it includes works never seen before in the UK. Twenty-five works from his Ladies and Gentlemen series – portraits of black and Latinx drag queens and trans women – are shown for the first time in 30 years.

SFMOMA Presents 'Soft Power' — International Contemporary Exhibition Featuring New Commissions and Recent Work by 20 Artists
Article date: Friday, December 20, 2019

SFMOMA Presents 'Soft Power' — International Contemporary Exhibition Featuring New Commissions and Recent Work by 20 Artists

Timely and provocative, Soft Power is an exhibition about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors. Appropriated from the Reagan-era term used to describe how a country’s “soft” assets such as culture, political values and foreign policies can be more influential than violence or coercion, the title Soft Power suggests a contemplation on the potential of art and offers a provocation to the public to exert their own influence on the world.

A Christmas Present for the UK – Orazio Saved
Article date: Friday, December 20, 2019

A Christmas Present for the UK – Orazio Saved

'The Finding of Moses' had been on generous long-term loan to the National Gallery from a private collection for almost twenty years – so long that many people assumed it already formed part of the national collection. It has been the subject of talks, exhibitions, publications and educational activities, and is a focal point of the Italian Baroque gallery where it is displayed alongside masterpieces by artists such as Caravaggio and Guido Reni.

A Christmas Present for the UK – Orazio Saved
Article date: Friday, December 20, 2019

A Christmas Present for the UK – Orazio Saved

'The Finding of Moses' had been on generous long-term loan to the National Gallery from a private collection for almost twenty years – so long that many people assumed it already formed part of the national collection. It has been the subject of talks, exhibitions, publications and educational activities, and is a focal point of the Italian Baroque gallery where it is displayed alongside masterpieces by artists such as Caravaggio and Guido Reni.

Hirst Leads Cool Britannia Sale at Phillips
Article date: Friday, December 20, 2019

Hirst Leads Cool Britannia Sale at Phillips

Damien Hirst Bodies, 1989 Estimate: £1,200,000-1,800,000

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