Month: June 2021

Stealing the Mona Lisa
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Stealing the Mona Lisa

On the morning of August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre, in what has been dubbed one of the greatest art heists in history. August 20, 1911 was a Sunday, and the evening was perhaps a quieter time to visit Paris’ most famous museum. A man who was slight of stature and who…

Brandon D. Landers wants to stay under the radar, but he is getting noticed
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Brandon D. Landers wants to stay under the radar, but he is getting noticed

Brandon D. Landers is not represented by a gallery. He doesn’t have a website. He makes his art in a small shack behind a friend’s house in Bakersfield, California, sleeping on an upper bunk above the stacked canvases and splattered paint. Landers, 36, who grew up in South Los Angeles, is not sure he’s ready…

120 works from Modigliani to Monet vanish from Italian broadcaster
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120 works from Modigliani to Monet vanish from Italian broadcaster

The works, according to news reports, were acquired with proceeds from the television license fee paid for by Italian households. The story of the missing artworks at Italy’s public broadcaster RAI would make a riveting televised mystery. But the disappearance of no fewer than 120 paintings, sculptures, lithographs and tapestries from the walls of the…

The art of Thomas Cole
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The art of Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole inspired the generation of American landscape painters that came to be known as the Hudson River School. Born in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England, in 1801, at the age of seventeen he emigrated with his family to the United States, first working as a wood engraver in Philadelphia before going to Steubenville, Ohio, where his father…

Basquiat’s ‘Versus Medici’ at the auction
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Basquiat’s ‘Versus Medici’ at the auction

As the hammer fell on the last lot of Sotheby’s cross-category sale in London today, Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker unveiled live Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Versus Medici”, which will take center stage in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York on 12 May, where it will be offered with an estimate of $35/50 million. An extraordinary…

The role of women in modern and contemporary art in Brazil
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The role of women in modern and contemporary art in Brazil

Cecilia Brunson Projects is presenting The Women’s Century — Female Perspectives in Brazilian Art. Presented in association with curator Kiki Mazzucchelli, this selection of works foregrounds the unique role played by women in the development of modern and contemporary art in Brazil. This group exhibition brings together works by artists from different generations and spanning several…

Van gogh sunflowers serie – an iconic portrait of Vincent
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Van gogh sunflowers serie – an iconic portrait of Vincent

Intimate letters, record-breaking sales and the world of competitive gardening paint a fascinating picture of the story behind Van Gogh sunflowers serie Not surprisingly, Vincent van Gogh has proved a rich seam for the Exhibition on Screen gallery series, with one of the most commercially potent of modern painters providing material for previous films including Van Gogh in Japan and Van Gogh:…