18 juin 2014

Artists who transformed the nature of portraiture lead exceptional auction at Christie's

 LONDON.- Following on from the success of Christie’s New York Post-War & Contemporary Art auctions in May when the highest total for a single auction in art market history was achieved, on 1st July Christie’s will present an outstanding selection of Post-War and Contemporary art works. The sale represents many of the most important artists and movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Peter Doig that challenged the notion of the traditional portrait and changed... [Lire la suite]

05 février 2012

"Visions of Mughal India" @ the Ashmolean Museum

Dhiraj Singh -® Collection of Howard Hodgkin. OXFORD.- On 2 February 2012 the Ashmolean has opened an exhibition of Indian paintings from the outstanding private collection of the artist Howard Hodgkin. Hodgkin has been a passionate collector of Indian paintings since his school days and his collection has long been considered one of the finest of its kind in the world. At times he has devoted almost as much effort to developing his collection as to his own work as a painter. It will go on show at the Ashmolean for... [Lire la suite]
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02 juillet 2009

British artist Damien Hirst has turned down an offer to become a Royal Academician

Damien Hirst, The Golden Calf, 215.4 by 320 by 137.2 cm. © Damien Hirst. Photo: Prudence Cumming. LONDON.- British artist Damien Hirst has turned down an offer to become a Royal Academician at the Royal Academy in London, an institution that was founded in 1768 by King George III. The refusal was revealed by Secretary and Chief Executive Dr Charles Saumarez Smith CBE, who told the Evening Standard that he does not know the reasons of this decision. Other contemporary artists, such as Tracey Emin, who made her dirty bed an... [Lire la suite]