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International Competition Offers World's Largest Art Prize

GRAND RAPIDS, MI.- ArtPrize invites artists of all kinds from around the world to participate in an unprecedented competition that will award nearly one-half million dollars to prize winners, including $250,000 to the artist who receives the most pub..
| Apr-26-2009
First Major Exhibition of J.M.W. Turner Works Opens at The National Art Museum of China

First Major Exhibition of J.M.W. Turner Works Opens at The National Art Museum of ChinaJ.M.W. Turner: Oils and Watercolours from Tate Britain is the first comprehensive exhibition of Turner’s works to be shown in China. Photo: EFE/Adrian Bradshaw.

BEIJING.- The first major exhibition of J.M.W. Turner works opened at The ..

| Apr-26-2009
Reina Sofia Museum Presents a Major Solo Retrospective of Juan Muñoz's Work

Reina Sofia Museum Presents a Major Solo Retrospective of Juan Muñoz's Work
Juan Muñoz, Figures seated with five drums, 1999. Polyester resin. Dimensions variable. Private collection.

MADRID.- Juan Muñoz (1953 – 2001) is widely regarded as of one of the foremost contemporary sculpture and insta..

| Apr-25-2009
Iconic Hepworth Sculpture "Curved Reclining Form (Rosewall)" Returns To Chesterfield

Iconic Hepworth Sculpture Barbara Hepworth's Rosewall returns to its plinth following its return to Chesterfield , Derbyshire. The sculpture has been bought by Chesterfield Borough Council from Royal Mail with support from The Art Fund charity and Chesterfield Waterside Partn..
| Apr-25-2009
Art Review | 'The Pictures Generation' - At the Met, Baby Boomers Leap Onstage

Art Review | 'The Pictures Generation' - At the Met, Baby Boomers Leap OnstageApart from a few years in the 1960s when the New York culture czar Henry Geldzahler tossed some stardust around, the Metropolitan Museum was a fusty backwater for contemporary art, and an object of scorn in the art world. New work seemed to arrive on..
HOLLAND COTTER | Apr-24-2009
Museum and Gallery Listings

ART Museums and galleries are in Manhattan unless otherwise noted. Full reviews of recent art shows: nytimes.comart. Museums BROOKLYN MUSEUM: ‘GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE: IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS FROM PARIS TO THE SEA,’ through July 5. Thirty-some ..
THE NEW YORK TIMES | Apr-24-2009
The art market: New women and the Red Guard

The art market: New women and the Red GuardChinese contemporary art is little represented in US museums, but a significant step was taken last year when the Museum of Modern Art in New York acquired 28 photographs by 11 contemporary Chinese artists. They included work by Ai Weiwei, Rong Rong ..
Georgina Adam | Apr-23-2009
Crossing the divide between art and design

A major London exhibition of work by Israeli-born architect/designer Ron Arad is currently running at Timothy Taylor Gallery in Mayfair, a commercial gallery that usually showcases painters or sculptors. I asked Timothy Taylor what had prompted hi..
Janice Blackburn | Apr-23-2009
Gormley’s Exhibitionists to Join Art Tradition: Martin Gayford

Gormley’s Exhibitionists to Join Art Tradition: Martin GayfordApril 24 (Bloomberg) -- Antony Gormley is offering us the chance to become a living work of art. The position is unpaid, though in other ways quite generous. Andy Warhol envisaged a future in which everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Success..
Commentary by Martin Gayford | Apr-23-2009
U.S. Seizes Old Master Lost in Nazi-Era Forced Sale (Update1)

April 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. law enforcement officials seized a Dutch Old Master portrait from a New York gallery and will return it today to the heirs of a Jewish art dealer who was forced to sell it before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1937. The oil-..
Catherine Hickley | Apr-23-2009
U.S. Seizes Old Master Lost in Nazi-Era Forced Sale (Update1)

April 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. law enforcement officials seized a Dutch Old Master portrait from a New York gallery and will return it today to the heirs of a Jewish art dealer who was forced to sell it before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1937. The oil-..
Catherine Hickley | Apr-23-2009
U.S. Seizes Old Master Lost in Nazi-Era Forced Sale (Update1)

April 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. law enforcement officials seized a Dutch Old Master portrait from a New York gallery and will return it today to the heirs of a Jewish art dealer who was forced to sell it before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1937. The oil-..
Catherine Hickley | Apr-23-2009
U.S. Seizes Old Master Lost in Nazi-Era Forced Sale (Update1)

U.S. Seizes Old Master Lost in Nazi-Era Forced Sale (Update1)April 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. law enforcement officials seized a Dutch Old Master portrait from a New York gallery and will return it today to the heirs of a Jewish art dealer who was forced to sell it before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1937. The oil-..
Catherine Hickley | Apr-23-2009
Interview with Zhang Xiaogang

Interview with Zhang XiaogangAR: Hi I'm Anjali Rao. This week I'm in the Beijing studio of Zhang Xiaogang, a man who's fought his share of battles to become China's leading contemporary artist, and his work now sells for million of dollars around the world. This is Talk Asia. <..
Anjali Rao | Feb-22-2009
An Artist’s Famous Smile: What Lies Behind It?

An Artist’s Famous Smile: What Lies Behind It?Your first reaction upon meeting Yue Minjun might be, yes, it is indeed he! The face with the enigmatic, jaw-breaking grin, perhaps the most recognizable image in contemporary Chinese painting, is a self-portrait.

“Yes, it’s me,” Mr. Yue s..

RICHARD BERNSTEIN | Feb-21-2009
Zeng Fanzhi

Zeng FanzhiZeng Fanzhi (1964 Wuhan) is one of China's most dynamic and expressive painters. Unlike many of the other well-known Chinese painters, Zeng's subjects are not political but psychological. His series of paintings, about hospitals, meat and masked figu..
| Feb-21-2009
Biography: Zhang Dali

Biography: Zhang DaliArtist Zhang Dali has highlighted the rapid social changes sweeping through China with a provocative mix of graffiti, photography and sculpture.

Born in 1963 in Harbin, an industrial city in north east China, Zhang trained at Beijing's pre..

| Feb-21-2009
Mark Wallinger Curates: The Russian Linesman at Southbank Centre

Mark Wallinger Curates: The Russian Linesman at Southbank CentreTurner Prize winner Mark Wallinger is one of Britain’s most original artists, creating works that combine intellectual curiosity with wide public appeal. This Hayward Touring Exhibition, which opens at the Hayward before moving to Leeds and Swansea, ..
| Feb-18-2009
Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection Now on View at Cantor Arts Center

Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection Now on View at Cantor Arts CenterThe Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces the opening of its newly expanded Rodin galleries. On February 18, 2009, the Center's entire collection of works in bronze, plaster, ceramic, stone, and wax by renowned French sculptor Auguste R..
| Feb-18-2009
The Cold War may be over, but it is still being fought in terms of its artists

The Cold War may be over, but it is still being fought in terms of its artistsIn the new year, Germans will be looking to California with some excitement: at the end of this month the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) opens its comprehensive panorama exhibition, “Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures” (25 January-19 Apr..
Eduard Beaucamp | Feb-18-2009
Connoisseurs take back control of art market

Connoisseurs take back control of art marketA new order is emerging in the art market and, in startling contrast to the broader economy, this calls for a celebration.

That art would follow a separate course in the current global crisis was bound to happen because a fundamental chara..

Souren Melikian | Jan-09-2009
Babylon Is Targeted in Project of World Monuments Fund and Iraq

Babylon Is Targeted in Project of World Monuments Fund and IraqThe World Monuments Fund is launching a project with Iraq to preserve the ancient city of Babylon, where King Nebuchadnezzar II (630-562 B.C.) built his hanging gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The New York-based nonprofit ..

Patrick Cole | Jan-09-2009
Carried Away with the Mona Lisa

Carried Away with the Mona LisaIn the 1970s, writer and filmmaker Joe Medeiros was reading up on Leonardo da Vinci when a sentence in Liana Bortolon’s book The Life and Times of Leonardo caught his eye. It mentioned the infamous theft of August 21, 1911, when an Italian mason name..
Laurie Hurwitz | Jan-06-2009
Internet as source of communication

Internet as source of communicationInternet is the most used source of information in today’s world and by 2015 over 2 billion computers will be uses around the world which brings tremendous possibilities for the artists to share creativities and take part of global market place. Havi..
Sobhan Dutta | Jan-06-2009
Secrets of the auction room

Secrets of the auction roomThe art market is often described as the last unregulated financial market in the world. It has remained stubbornly resistant to almost all efforts to bring transparency to its operations, which still mainly function on the basis of highly personal r..
Georgina Adam | Jan-05-2009
Picasso, Matisse prints stolen from Berlin gallery

Picasso, Matisse prints stolen from Berlin galleryThieves stole works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and others from a Berlin gallery over the New Year's holiday, police said Friday.

More than 30 works — worth an estimated 180,000 ($250,000) — were stolen, apparently between Wednesday af..

| Jan-04-2009
Reina Sofía can be a 21st-century leader

Reina Sofía can be a 21st-century leaderWhen Manuel Borja-Villel took over as director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid in January 2008, he said his first task would be to “turn the museum inside out like a glove”. In less than a year, he has started to make sweep..
Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz | Jan-03-2009
Record crowds for China art show

Record crowds for China art showThe Revolution Continues is set to attract half a million visitors to Saatchi's new gallery The record for the number of visitors to a contemporary art exhibition, set in 1997 by the groundbreaking Sensation BritArt show at the Royal Academy, has ..
Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent | Dec-31-2008
Tabitha Vevers: Narrative Bodies to Open at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park

Tabitha Vevers: Narrative Bodies to Open at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture ParkNarrative Bodies is mid-career survey exhibition of the work of painter Tabitha Vevers that highlights the artist’s feminist engagement with tradition and myth. The exhibition will be on view at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park from January 24..
Jason Edward Kaufman | Dec-31-2008
Contemporary art gets new home south of the border

Contemporary art gets new home south of the borderThe National Autonomous University’s museum recaptures the spirit of student rebellion

Mexico City’s vast new contemporary art museum, Muac, opened to the public on 27 November with an inaugural installation that is as provocative as it is..

Jason Edward Kaufman | Dec-31-2008
Return of the lost Serra: Missing 38-tonne sculpture is “back”

It had to be one of the most embarrassing losses ever suffered by a museum. In 2006 Madrid’s Reina Sofía Contemp­orary Art Museum admitted that it had lost a 38-tonne sculpture—Equal-Paral­lel/ Guernica-Bengasi, 1986—by the American artist Richard Se..
Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz | Dec-31-2008
Return of the lost Serra: Missing 38-tonne sculpture is “back”

It had to be one of the most embarrassing losses ever suffered by a museum. In 2006 Madrid’s Reina Sofía Contemp­orary Art Museum admitted that it had lost a 38-tonne sculpture—Equal-Paral­lel/ Guernica-Bengasi, 1986—by the American artist Richard Se..
Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz | Dec-31-2008
Galerie Rudolfinum: Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, Feng Mengbo and Shi Jinsong

Galerie Rudolfinum: Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, Feng Mengbo and Shi JinsongThis is an exhibition of recent paintings by three of China’s best-known contemporary artists. Zhang Xiaogang shows a series of characteristic family-themed works inspired by photographs taken during the communist revolution. Fang Lijun (above left) ..
Fang Lijun | Dec-31-2008
Kulik images impounded as ‘pornography’ at Fiac

French police seized a number of works by the Ukrainian performance artist Oleg Kulik on the stand of Moscow’s XL gallery during Fiac (Foire international d’art contemporain), the leading contemporary art fair, held in the Grand Palais, Paris, on 23-..
Georgina Adam | Dec-31-2008
LIFE Photo Archive on Google

LIFE Photo Archive on GoogleLIFE is teaming up with Google to create a massive online database of more than 10 million photos from the 1750s through to today. It is a work in progress but there is already an impressive collection of photographs online now.

"For 70 ye..

| Dec-31-2008
Is history repeating itself with the Titian Dianas?

Is history repeating itself with the Titian Dianas?The two Titians of Diana, Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto, both 1556-59, were nearly sold at the height of World War One, when the National Gallery in London and American collector Henry Clay Frick competed to buy them. Joseph Duveen, the ke..
Martin Bailey | Dec-31-2008
Victoria and Albert Museum off to Blackpool?

Victoria and Albert Museum off to Blackpool?Although the V&A will take the lead on appointing an architect and programming the exhibitions, Blackpool Council (and its regeneration agency ReBlackpool) will be responsible for funding the capital and running costs. The Blackpool exhibition centre..
Martin Bailey | Dec-31-2008
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