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Maastricht museums mark 25 years of city’s fair

The Bonnefantenmuseum, where Martial Raysse’s Makeup, 1962 (left), is on show as part of Martin Visser’s collection   The European Fine Art Foundation (Tefaf), organiser of the eponymous fair in Maastricht, is making its presence felt in the Dutch city during its 25th anniversary year with a special commemorative exhibition at the newly renovated Museum… Continue reading

How To Avoid Forgeries When Buying Fine Art

Jennifer Mass, of the Winterthur Museum, conducting forensic analysis on a painting attributed to Matthias Stom. Tim Shaffer for The New York Times     TALES about art forgeries are almost always intriguing. Maybe that’s because of the big amounts paid by unwitting buyers. Or that the people involved invariably emerge as characters worthy of… Continue reading

Prado’s copy of the Mona Lisa gives up more of her secrets

  The work is now fully restored and on view in Spain, and gives fresh insight into the most famous painting in the world.   Crowds gathered to see the Prado's restored copy of the Mona Lisa unveiled in Madrid this week The Prado’s copy of the Mona Lisa, unveiled in Madrid on 21… Continue reading

Authenticity of Trove of Pollock’s and Rothko’s Goes to Court

Left, the “Elegy” painting that the dealer Julian Weissman bought from Glafira Rosales and sold to an Irish gallery that later demanded its money back; right, Motherwell’s “Spanish Elegy (Alcaraz) XV,” from 1953, which is part of the catalogue raisonné sponsored by the Dedalus Foundation.   NEARLY 17 years ago Glafira Rosales, a little-known art… Continue reading

“Gustav Klimt & Josef Hoffmann Pioneers of Modernism” at the Belvedere

  Vienna.- The Belvedere is proud to present “Gustav Klimt/Josef Hoffmann: Pioneers of Modernism”, on view at the Lower Belvedere Palace until March 4th. With “Gustav Klimt/Josef Hoffmann”, the Belvedere pays tribute to two pioneers of Modernism in a comprehensive exhibition that simultaneously introduces the Klimt Year 2012. The painter Gustav… Continue reading

Sotheby’s to Offer One of the Most Famous Masterpieces in the World . . “The Scream”

  New York city.- Sotheby’s is honoured to announce that Edvard Munch’s masterpiece “The Scream” will lead its Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on May 2nd. The iconic work is one of the most instantly recognizable images in both art history and popular culture, perhaps second only to the Mona Lisa.… Continue reading

Masters Of Venice, At The De Young Museum, San Francisco

  Photo: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.  In her book The World of Venice, Jan Morris describes an arrival at one of the most artful places in the world. “It is very old, and very grand, and bent-backed… It is a gnarled but gorgeous city… [It] seems to shimmer — with pinkness,… Continue reading

Second edition of $100,000 art prize launched online

The Future Generation Art Prize, funded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Ukraine, is open to any artist around the world up to the age of 35. Victor Pinchuk: “Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics” The second edition of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation’s Future Generation Art Prize, worth $100,000, was launched… Continue reading

Renowned Artist Kiki Smith to Receive 50th Edward MacDowell Medal

  NEW HAMPSHIRE.- The MacDowell Colony, the nation’s leading artist residency program, will present its 50th Edward MacDowell Medal this year to visual artist Kiki Smith. The MacDowell Medal is awarded annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to his/her field and this year marks a half-century of recognizing pivotal artists. Smith… Continue reading