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Van Gogh gun: The Revolver Painter is Thought to Have Shot Himself with Set to Be Sold at Auction
Article date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Van Gogh gun: The Revolver Painter is Thought to Have Shot Himself with Set to Be Sold at Auction

The gun that painter Vincent Van Gogh is thought to have fatally wounded himself with is to go under the hammer in Paris later this year. Dubbed “the most famous weapon in art history”, the Lefaucheux revolver is estimated to be worth between €40,000 and €60,000 by AuctionArt.

Zao Wou-Ki  Leads China Guardian Spring Auction
Article date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Zao Wou-Ki Leads China Guardian Spring Auction


Musée de Grenoble Presents Travel Memories through the Antoine de Galbert Collection
Article date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Musée de Grenoble Presents Travel Memories through the Antoine de Galbert Collection

Although the Maison Rouge closed its doors at the end of 2018, the Musée de Grenoble is holding an exhibition of the personal collection of its founder, Antoine de Galbert. Put together during the last 30 years of his life, it comes across today as one of the most unusual of private French collections. It is an implicit self-portrait of its author, for whom the art arena is above all one of freedom.

The Long Museum in Shanghai Unveils  “The World of Saha” by Yu Hong
Article date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Long Museum in Shanghai Unveils “The World of Saha” by Yu Hong

The Long Museum(West Bund) is proud to present one of China’s most celebrated female artists, Yu Hong, with a large comprehensive survey of her work, “The World of Saha”, curated by Jérôme Sans. The title of the exhibition refers to “The World of Saha”, a Buddhist expression of great importance to Yu Hong’s personal reflection, meaning “the world to be endured”, the world that is ours, and in which anyone who suffers is the prisoner of their own personal desires.

Artist Christo to Wrap Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Article date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Artist Christo to Wrap Arc de Triomphe in Paris

The Bulgarian-born artist, famous for wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin along with his late wife Jeanne-Claude, will cover the massive monument with 25,000 metres of silvery-blue recyclable material.

The Golden Lion 2019 for Dance - Lifetime Achievement Goes to Alessandro Sciarroni
Article date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Golden Lion 2019 for Dance - Lifetime Achievement Goes to Alessandro Sciarroni

La Biennale di Venezia announces the 2019 Lions for Dance: the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement has been awarded to Alessandro Sciarroni, considered to be one of the most revolutionary choreographers on the European scene; the Silver Lion has been awarded to the pair of French artists Steven Michel and Théo Mercier. The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, which approved the recommendation of the Director of the Dance Department Marie Chouinard.

German Artist Thomas Kilpper Joins Callum Innes as First Exhibitors in New £11M Home for Edinburgh Printmakers
Article date: Monday, April 1, 2019

German Artist Thomas Kilpper Joins Callum Innes as First Exhibitors in New £11M Home for Edinburgh Printmakers

Edinburgh Printmakers at Castle Mills, Dundee Street, will open to the public on Saturday 27 April 2019 with The Politics of Heritage vs. the Heritage of Politics by German printmaker Thomas Kilpper, a site specific floor carving commissioned to mark the organisation's move into the major new development and responding to the social history of the building. The new institution for the Scottish capital is the former headquarters of the North British Rubber Company.

The Danish Golden Age at Stockholm Nationalmuseum
Article date: Monday, April 1, 2019

The Danish Golden Age at Stockholm Nationalmuseum

In the spring and summer of 2019, Nationalmuseum will present the exhibition The Danish Golden Age, which comprises the very best of Danish painting from 1800 to 1864. Although Denmark is a neighbour and the two countries share a common art history – the art that shaped Denmark’s image is surprisingly unknown in Sweden.

Antonio Canova at Naples National Archaeological Museum
Article date: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Antonio Canova at Naples National Archaeological Museum

Antonio Canova’s magnificent art has rightly earned him praise as “the last of the ancients and the first of the moderns”. This exhibition focuses on Canova’s constant, intense and fruitful relationship with classical antiquity, which made him known as “the new Phidias” among his contemporaries.Throughout the course of his artistic activity, Canova followed Winckelmann’s call “to imitate but not to copy the ancients” in order to “become inimitable”.

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