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After fair report on the results of Art Basel Miami 2017
Article date: Monday, December 11, 2017

After fair report on the results of Art Basel Miami 2017

The 16th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach concluded with strong sales and high praise for the new floor plan and show design. This year's show saw the debut of a new floor plan and show design, which was widely praised by exhibitors and collectors alike.

GETTY CENTER CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Article date: Monday, December 11, 2017

GETTY CENTER CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Twenty years ago this month, visitors streamed to a Brentwood mountaintop to see the brand new Getty Center, featuring breathtaking vistas, sky-lit galleries, dramatic modernist architecture by Richard Meier, and the always-changing Central Garden, created by artist Robert Irwin.

Five Modern Classics of Indonesian Art
Article date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Five Modern Classics of Indonesian Art

The history of Modern Indonesian painting is closely linked to the Dutch presence in the country. For the European newcomers Indonesia was a mysterious paradise, where time had stopped amid picturesque land and seascapes. This was the Indonesia they saw and this is how they wanted it recorded on canvas which meant that state officials and short-term visitors were looking to buy art that embodied this particular vision...

Louvre Abu Dhabi to Display Salvator Mundi
Article date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi to Display Salvator Mundi

A few weeks ago, we reported that Artdependence strongly suspected that Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi would be displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The painting smashed all auction records when it sold for a total of $450.3 million at the Christie’s postwar and contemporary sale in November.

Lubaina Himid wins Turner Prize 2017
Article date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Lubaina Himid wins Turner Prize 2017

The Turner Prize 2017 has been awarded to Lubaina Himid, it was announced at a ceremony in Hull Minster on December 5, 2017, in partnership with Tate and Hull UK City of Culture 2017. The £25,000 prize was presented by DJ, producer and artist Goldie during a live broadcast on the BBC. A further £5,000 is awarded to each of the other shortlisted artists. This year the Turner Prize is being held at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as a highlight of its City of Culture year.

A 'F***ing Beautiful' detail
Article date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A 'F***ing Beautiful' detail

Timothy "Tim" Noble (born 1966) and Susan "Sue" Webster (born 1967), are two British artists who work as a collaborative duo, and are associated with the post-YBA generation of artists.

A 'F***ing Beautiful' detail
Article date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A 'F***ing Beautiful' detail

Timothy "Tim" Noble (born 1966) and Susan "Sue" Webster (born 1967), are two British artists who work as a collaborative duo, and are associated with the post-YBA generation of artists.

Christie’s December Sales of Post-War and Contemporary Art in Amsterdam
Article date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christie’s December Sales of Post-War and Contemporary Art in Amsterdam

On 12 & 13 December 2017 Christie’s will hold its biannual sales of Post-War and Contemporary Art at the famous Westergasfabriek, the former gasworks in the magnificent Zuiveringshal West.

Why I Believe the Louvre Abu Dhabi Might Have Purchased Salvator Mundi – Dirk Vanduffel
Article date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why I Believe the Louvre Abu Dhabi Might Have Purchased Salvator Mundi – Dirk Vanduffel

Last week, it was announced that all previous auction records had been smashed as Leonardo da Vinci’s infamous Salvator Mundi sold at a commercial auction at Christie’s for an eye-watering $400million. The piece is thought to have been painted in 1500, but was sold in the post-war and contemporary sale rather than the old masters sale as would have been expected. At this time, it is not known who was behind the purchase.

Must-See Show of the Season in the Met
Article date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Must-See Show of the Season in the Met

The exhibition "Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" presents a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 133 of his drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, as well as a substantial body of complementary works by other artists for comparison and context.

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 Geng Jianyi (1962–2017). The Second State, 1987. 130*196cm Painting, Oil on canvas. Courtesy: ShanghArt Gallery

Geng Jianyi (1962–2017). The Second State, 1987. 130*196cm Painting, Oil on canvas. Courtesy: ShanghArt Gallery

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Artdependence is an international online magazine covering all spheres of contemporary art as well as modern and classical art. The magazine features interviews with artists, curators, fair directors/organizers, collectors, people who are interested in art and connected with the art world. Artdependence Magazine also runs a series of articles and reviews on recent events and publications. 

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