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Magritte's Le lieu Commun Leads the Art of the Surreal at Christie's
Article date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Magritte's Le lieu Commun Leads the Art of the Surreal at Christie's

René Magritte’s masterpiece Le Lieu Commun, 1964 (estimate: £15,000,000-25,000,000), one of the finest and largest examples of his iconic bowler-hatted men, will lead Christie’s The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale on 27 February 2019.

Royal Rubens Sold for $8.2 Million in New York
Article date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Royal Rubens Sold for $8.2 Million in New York

Moments ago in Sotheby’s New York salesroom, Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s Nude Study of Young Man with Raised Arms – one of the most important drawings by the iconic artist to appear on the open market in over 50 years – sold for $8.2 million after intense competition between two bidders during this morning’s sale of Old Master Drawings. Today’s price more than doubled the work’s high estimate of $3.5 million, and established a new world auction record for a drawing by the artist.

The Louvre Pyramid Turns 30
Article date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Louvre Pyramid Turns 30

Over the course of 2019, the Musée du Louvre is celebrating the Pyramid’s 30th anniversary. Starting on March 29, 2019, visitors can celebrate this anniversary through a series of free festive public events, including major happenings right in the Cour Napoléon, a weekend of activities for families, concerts and dance performances, and a photo exhibition. Symposia and conferences round out this rich program, shedding light on the back story of this monumental building project.

Picasso’s Blue and Rose Periods Exhibition in Basel, Switzerland
Article date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Picasso’s Blue and Rose Periods Exhibition in Basel, Switzerland

In 2019, as an exceptional cultural highlight, the Fondation Beyeler is mounting a unique exhibition devoted to Pablo Picasso’s masterpieces of his early Blue and Rose periods. This will be the most comprehensive presentation ever seen in Europe of Picasso’s paintings and sculptures from 1901 to 1906, each one of which is a milestone on the road to recognition as the twentieth century’s paramount artist.

‘Hobbit’ Author J.R.R. Tolkien Was an Artist Too
Article date: Monday, January 28, 2019

‘Hobbit’ Author J.R.R. Tolkien Was an Artist Too

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” With these words the Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien ignited a fervid spark in generations of readers. From the children’s classic The Hobbit to the epic The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien’s adventurous tales of hobbits and elves, dwarves and wizards have introduced millions to the rich history of Middle-earth.

Banksy Mural Stolen from Paris Terror Attack Venue
Article date: Monday, January 28, 2019

Banksy Mural Stolen from Paris Terror Attack Venue

A painting in homage to terror victims by famous street artist Banksy has been stolen from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, where 90 people were killed in 2015 in a jihadist attack.

The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated at Metropolitan Museum of Art
Article date: Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated at Metropolitan Museum of Art

This will be the first major loan exhibition in North America to focus on the artistic tradition inspired by Japan's most celebrated work of literature, The Tale of Genji. Covering the period from the eleventh century to the present, the exhibition will feature more than 120 works, including paintings, calligraphy, silk robes, lacquer wedding set items, a palanquin for the shogun's bride, and popular art such as ukiyo-e prints and modern manga.

Kuindzhi Painting Vanishes from Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery
Article date: Sunday, January 27, 2019

Kuindzhi Painting Vanishes from Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery

A rare painting by famous Russian artist Arkhip Kuindzhi went missing from a wall in Moscow’s Tretyakov gallery as dozens of visitors were enjoying the exhibit, - RT reports. No one seemed to notice how it was stolen. The audacity with which the the painting titled ‘Ai-Petri. Crimea’ was stolen may make 'Thomas Crown' pale in comparison.

Guggenheim Reveals Two Hundred Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe in Yearlong Exhibition 'Implicit Tensions'
Article date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Guggenheim Reveals Two Hundred Photographs of Robert Mapplethorpe in Yearlong Exhibition 'Implicit Tensions'

Guggenheim celebrates the sustained legacy of t Robert Mapplethorpe’s work with a yearlong exhibition program conceived in two sequential parts and presented in the museum’s Mapplethorpe Gallery on Tower Level 4.

J.Paul Getty Trust Announces J.Paul Getty Medal to go to Lorna Simpson, Mary Beard and Ed Ruscha
Article date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

J.Paul Getty Trust Announces J.Paul Getty Medal to go to Lorna Simpson, Mary Beard and Ed Ruscha

Established in 2013 by the trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the J. Paul Getty Medal has been awarded to 11 distinguished individuals to honor their extraordinary contributions to the practice, understanding and support of the arts.

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