Farewell to a Major Figure of Geometric Abstraction and Concrete Art

  François Morellet died on Wednesday, just a few days after his 90th birthday. Parisian gallerist Kamel Mennour confirmed the French artist’s passing to Le Monde. Morellet is known primarily … Continue reading Farewell to a Major Figure of Geometric Abstraction and Concrete Art

Christie’s Defies Predictions of Market Chill With $138 Million Impressionist and Modern Art Sale

With art market pundits anticipating a ‘chill’ in 2016, Christie’s opening salvo was conversely mild, and without too many portents of gloom. But it wasn’t on fire either. The sale … Continue reading Christie’s Defies Predictions of Market Chill With $138 Million Impressionist and Modern Art Sale

The Top 10 Biggest Art Discoveries in 2015

Advances in technology have had a major impact on the art world this year. Cutting-edge research techniques have given scholars and conservationists unparalleled insights into the thought processes and techniques of master … Continue reading The Top 10 Biggest Art Discoveries in 2015

A Living Copy of Vincent van Gogh’s Ear Makes Its New York Debut

A little piece of a long-dead artist is coming back to life in New York this fall when Diemut Strebe’s creepy living copy of Vincent van Gogh’s ear makes its New York … Continue reading A Living Copy of Vincent van Gogh’s Ear Makes Its New York Debut

New Andy Warhol Exhibit Focuses on His Celebrity Fixation

Nearly 30 years after his death, Andy Warhol’s unrelenting fixation with celebrity and its imprint on his life, art and films fuels a new exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of … Continue reading New Andy Warhol Exhibit Focuses on His Celebrity Fixation

Just the 5 art world updates you should know this week.

1. FIAC Arrives in Paris This past weekend saw the 42nd edition of the FIAC art fair at Paris’ Grand Palais. Director Jennifer Flay allowed only 170 participators from 22 … Continue reading Just the 5 art world updates you should know this week.

Happy Birthday Francis Bacon

The Irish-born British painter was born on this day, 28 October 1909. His paintings are deliberately uncomfortable and unpleasant. Known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery.  After the … Continue reading Happy Birthday Francis Bacon

Celebrating the birthday of a great artist, Roy Lichtenstein.

Happy Birthday Roy🎈🎂 Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and James Rosenquist among others, he became a leading figure in … Continue reading Celebrating the birthday of a great artist, Roy Lichtenstein.

Happy Birthday, Rauchenberg!

The late artist Robert Rauschenberg is still surprising us on what would have been his 90th birthday. Until he died in 2008, Robert Rauschenberg was an uncommonly prolific artist, at … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Rauchenberg!

Damien Hirst Builds Facility To House His 3,000-Work Art Collection

Damien Hirst is on a roll. Hot on heels of the launch of his stunning private museum, Newport Street Gallery, and selling one of the most expensive artworks at Frieze, … Continue reading Damien Hirst Builds Facility To House His 3,000-Work Art Collection

Google Makes Biennale Art Show Available Online

For those who are not going to make this year’s edition of the Biennale contemporary art fair in Venice, there is no reason to despair. Officials on Wednesday announced that … Continue reading Google Makes Biennale Art Show Available Online