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The Scream: a global cliche with a £50m price tag

  Sotheby's employees in London pose with the only original of The Scream that can be seen outside Oslo. Photograph: Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images A woman of maybe 75 enters the lobby of Sotheby’s and says, with some flourish, “I want to see the Scream. Munch’s The Scream!” She looks as though she’s expecting someone to… Continue reading

The Hood Museum of Art explores José Clemente Orozco’s impact on Jackson Pollock’s work

  HANOVER, NH.- This spring, the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, joins in a worldwide celebration of the centenary of Jackson Pollock’s birth in 1912. In partnership with the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, New York, the museum presents Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock, an exhibition that… Continue reading

The Museo de Antioquia celebrates Fernando Botero’s 80th Birthday

  Medellin, Colombia.- The Museo de Antioquia is proud to celebrate the 80th birthday of the Medellin-born and resident Fernando Botero by presenting “Viacrucis: La Passion de Cristo” on view through August 8th. Viacrucis —a Latin word meaning “the path of the Cross”— comprises 27 large-format oil paintings and 33 drawings. On display in… Continue reading

From the archive, 9 April 1973: Picasso, end of a dynasty

Artist Pablo Picasso using flashlight to begin making light drawing in the air. Photograph: Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images  In a real sense, Pablo Picasso was the last Renaissance man: an artist who was universally revered (and reviled). He was a beneficiary of the fame of Michelangelo, who shattered the bondage of the artist’s… Continue reading

Artemisia, Power, Glory and Passion – review

Musée Maillol’s exhibition of 17th-century female Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi leaves mysteries unsolved. Pathos-loaded ... detail from Artemisia Gentileschi's Judith and Holofernes. Click on the image for a larger version. Photograph: Museo Nazionale di Capodimontem, Naples/Alinari/Rex Features Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1654) suffered a cruel setback in her early life. As a young woman she worked for… Continue reading

Nuns from Kathmandu help restore 400-year-old Tibetan paintings

The works are now on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Conservation work was done on the paintings themselves. Here, a conservator is inpainting areas of pigment loss   Conservators from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston called upon the services of nuns from Kathmandu, as well as Tibetan and Taiwanese specialists in… Continue reading

A Cézanne Resurfaces, Shedding Light on a Series

For nearly six decades a Cézanne watercolor depicting Paulin Paulet, a gardener on the artist’s family estate near Aix-en-Provence, was familiar to scholars only as a black-and-white photograph. No one knew if the actual work, a study for Cézanne’s celebrated “Card Players” paintings, still existed and, if it did, who owned it. “A Card Player”… Continue reading

Art Dubai keeps strong regional identity

The sixth edition of Art Dubai (held in the emirate, 21-24 March) brought together 75 dealers and a more international mix than in the past, with exhibitors coming from 32 countries including China, the US and five galleries from Indonesia, as part of the curated section of the fair. Berlin’s Arndt gallery had to temporary… Continue reading

Hammer Museum launches $100,000 biennial art prize

Funded by the LA collectors Jarl and Pamela Mohn, the award will be given to an artist showing in the “Made In LA” exhibition. Jarl Mohn (above) and his wife Pamela are funding the $100,000 tied to the Made in LA biennial   The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is launching a $100,000 art prize… Continue reading