is one of those artists who gave the arts an entire new definition, just like Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci. His paintings and artworks have a distinctive style that make them stand out of the crowd and give them an unique identity that fans can easily relate with Picasso.
Born in Spain in 1881 today, Picasso is known across the world as a painter, print maker, sculptor, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright. He spent most of his adult life in France.
Picasso is considered as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Besides his career as an artist, he co-founded the Cubist movement, invented constructed sculpture and co-invented the art style of collage.
Picasso died in 1973 at the age of 91. On the eve of 134th birthday of the legendary artist, here are some of his popular art: at GallArt.com:
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, at $1.2 million, the YBA has won a planning battle to build a humongous subterranean art storage facility underneath his London home for his growing art collection.
According to the Daily Mail, when Hirst first submitted the plans for the underground extension to his $61 million mansion in north London, officials deemed it “unacceptable” due to the number of trees which would have to be felled in order to build it.
Hirst pressed on, seemingly not excessively worried about the environmental impact of his plan, and finally got his way at a Westminster Council meeting on Tuesday.
Hirst bought the impressive Grade I listed property opposite Regent’s Park in 2014, becoming its first new owner in 45 years. But the mansion—considered one of the masterpieces of the British architect John Nash—hadn’t been refurbished in years, so the 50-year old artist immediately set to turn the Regency style mansion into a contemporary living haven.
The 150-foot long basement has been designed to house his growing Murderme art collection, which already spans over 3,000 artworks, including pieces by heavy-hitters like Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Jeff Koons, Banksy, and Richard Prince, as well as a large number of works by Hirst’s YBA peers, such as Sarah Lucas, Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw, and Angus Fairhurst (other less predictable names in the collection are Alberto Giacometti, Mario Merz, Kurt Schwitters, and Frank Auerbach).
Hirst’s museum, Newport Street Gallery, was launched earlier this month with the purpose of housing and sharing his collection with the public. But with just one exhibition taking place at a time, and lasting over six months, Hirst clearly needed more real estate to store his art treasures.
The massive basement may be one of the biggest projects he has devised for the house, located on a 21,780-square-feet plot and boasting 19 bedrooms, but it sure isn’t the only one.
The Daily Mail reports that Purcell, the architectural firm tasked with the refurbishment, will revamp both the exterior and the interior of the mansion, turning it into one of the most grand, expensive, and desirable in the affluent area.
DUSSELDORF.- The exhibition “Hommage à Picasso“ is dedicated to the universal genius and multi talent, who passed away some 40 years ago. It will be on display at Ketterer Kunst, first in Duesseldorf in August and then in Berlin-Charlottenburg until October. Homage is rendered by an array of internationally acclaimed artists, who paid their tribute to the great master shortly after his death in the early 1970s by providing an artwork each for a joint portfolio. It delivers proof of the effect that Picasso’s œuvre had on their work and of how they saw him. As diverse as the works by, among others, Gerhard Altenbourg, HAP Grieshaber, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Heinz Mack, Joan Miró, Robert Rauschenberg, Emil Schumacher, Frank Stella, Jean Tinguely, Cy Twombly and Günter Uecker may seem, what they share is the legendary Pablo Picasso as source of inspiration and great respect for his artistic creation. Since it was founded in 1954, Ketterer Kunst has been firmly established in the front ranks of auction houses dealing in fine art and rare books, with its headquarters in Munich and a branch in Hamburg. Gallery rooms in Berlin as well as representatives in Heidelberg, Düsseldorf and Modena (Italy) contribute substantially to the company’s success. In addition, exhibitions, special theme and charity auctions as well as permanent online auctions on http://www.ketterer-internet- auction.com are regular events at Ketterer Kunst. Robert Ketterer is auctioneer and owner of Ketterer Kunst. (Courtesy of ArtDaily)
Have a look at an amazing Picasso collection here, on exhibit 24/7.