Long-Lost Gustav Klimt Painting Commands $37 Million at Auction
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by Donasia Tillery
28m ago
An unfinished, unsigned 1917 portrait of a young girl by Gustav Klimt that had been missing for almost a hundred years hammered for $37 million at auction in Vienna today. Titled Portrait of Fräulein Lieser, the canvas was sold by local auction house im Kinsky, acting on behalf of an unidentified seller. It was purchased by ..read more
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Archie Moore
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by Donasia Tillery
28m ago
On transmuting historical trauma at the Australian pavilion ..read more
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Turner Prize 2024 Shortlist Announced
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by Donasia Tillery
6h ago
Tate Britain officials today named Pio Abad, Claudette Johnson, Jasleen Kaur, and Delaine Le Bas as the four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize, which this year marks its fortieth anniversary. Work by the quartet will be on display at Tate Britain from September 25 through February 16, 2025, with the winner of the prestigious ..read more
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Venice Diaries: A Loving Embrace
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by Thomas Patier
6h ago
Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo), whose work is featured in the Biennale’s main exhibition, shares a photo diary of her favorite moments from the opening week. “The past no longer is, the future is not yet here; there is only one moment in which life is available, and that is the present moment.”—Thich Nhat Hanh ..read more
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Sympathy for the Assassin
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by Julia Ribeiro
1d ago
Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï shines in new 4K cinematic release ..read more
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Archie Moore, Mataaho Collective Win Golden Lions
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by Donasia Tillery
2d ago
First Nations artist Archie Moore, who is representing Australia at the Sixtieth Venice Biennale, has won the event’s prestigious Golden Lion for best pavilion, becoming the first Australian artist to do so. The New Zealand–based Mataaho Collective, whose four members are all women of Māori descent, received the Golden Lion for best participant in the ..read more
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Sylvain Amic Named Chairman of MusÉe d’Orsay
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by Donasia Tillery
2d ago
Sylvain Amic, onetime chair of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen in Normandy, France, has been appointed chairman of the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris, effective April 24. He succeeds Christophe Leribault, who served a little more than two years in the role before being named chair of the Château de Versailles this ..read more
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Rikers Island Gets Dindga McCannon Mural
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by Donasia Tillery
5d ago
NYC Health + Hospitals officials on April 17 unveiled a new mural by Dindga McCannon at Rikers Island, the 413-acre East River isle housing New York City’s largest prison. Titled Towards a Brighter Tomorrow!, 2024, the vibrantly hued work graces the exterior of the prison’s Reentry Service Center, through which visitors enter and released inmates exit ..read more
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Venice Diaries: Friends and Enemies
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by Julia Ribeiro
5d ago
For viewers (this correspondent included) who were unable to sort out the registration to visit the Holy See pavilion—at the Giudecca Women’s prison, and with Vatican-grade security (the pope himself is due to visit on Saturday)—I urge a visit, just across the Giudecca canal, to Bulgaria’s impassioned excavation of the psychological afterlives of political imprisonment. Krasimira Butseva ..read more
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Venice Diaries: Everyday War
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by Donasia Tillery
5d ago
Eddie Martinez at San Marino pavilion: Micro-nation enthusiasts, unite! Because if there has to be such a thing as countries, then they should be as tiny as possible. Though there’s nothing diminutive about the paintings and sculptures of American artist Eddie Martinez, who was chosen to represent this cute little Italy-enclosed splotch. Martinez’s own splotches, loaded with chromatic ..read more
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