Art: A child knocked over a $132,000 sculpture, parents may have to pay

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Art: A child knocked over a $132,000 sculpture at a public art center—and the parents may have to cover the cost. For some museumgoers, the fear of damaging an artwork can come off as a bit paranoid. Most museums and galleries have guards that block off the distance you should stand from an art work, and incorporate floor plans to minimize the chances of an accidental booty-bump. But, even if you do accidentally break an art … Read More

Art: How to Restore a Damaged Painting

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Art: How to Restore a Damaged Painting barrons.com/penta/Abby Schultz Collectors who learned through news reports that a painting owned by Steve Wynn was damaged before it was to be auctioned at Christie’s evening sale of impressionist and modern art on Tuesday likely took in a collective gasp. The painting, Pablo Picasso’s 1943 self-portrait, Le Marin (The Sailor), was examined after the accident by outside conservators who “have made recommendations for the successful restoration of the … Read More

Art: A museum in France said that 82 (out of 140!) works are actually fakes

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🎨 A French museum discovered half its collection is forged. A museum in Elne, France, devoted to the art of painter Étienne Terrus said that 82 works from the institution’s collection purportedly by the artist are actually fakes, NPR reported. The forgiers were discovered by an outside curator who noticed that several works attributed to Terrus portrayed buildings that were built decades after the artist’s death in 1922. Anachronisms? “Some of the paintings feature buildings that had not … Read More

The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Hong Kong

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The 10 Best Booths at Art Basel in Hong Kong Alexander Forbes/artsy.net The sixth edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong opened on Tuesday with 248 galleries setting up shop for the week in the massive Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which overlooks Victoria Harbour. With each passing year, as the market in Asia and the sophistication of the audiences are both on the rise, the quality of work dealers bring to this fair increases, as … Read More

Art: Instagram is changing the way we experience art

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???? Here’s how Instagram is changing the way we experience art Businessinsider.com/ADAM SUESS, KYLIE BUDGE, THE CONVERSATION With 800 million users and growing, it was perhaps inevitable that Instagram would shake up the art world. The social photo platform has been accused by the media of fanning a narcissistic selfie culture. But in galleries, research is showing that the negative aspects are far outweighed by the positive. Instagram is changing the way we experience and share our visits … Read More

Art grows, so the need for insurance policies for collectors

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???? As the global art community grows, so does the need for insurance policies for collectors. by Alicja Grzadkowska/insurancebusinessmag.com Growth in art market means insurance opportunities abound. With the rebound in financial markets following the financial crisis in 2009, art sales have likewise taken off. New auction records made by paintings and other works are now a common occurrence, seen recently with the record-breaking sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in December. As the global art … Read More

Art Net: A Long-Lost Klimt Drawing Just Turned Up

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???? Art: A Long-Lost Klimt Drawing Just Turned Up in a Former Museum Secretary’s Cupboard The ex-museum employee described the artwork’s location in her will. A Gustav Klimt drawing that disappeared from an Austrian museum has turned up in the cupboard of a recently deceased former secretary of the institution. The woman, who reportedly took and hid the work years ago, left a will describing the drawing’s location and asking for it to be returned upon her death. … Read More

Art Net: Dalí’s Melting Clock in Melbourne

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???? The Museum of Modern Art’s collection is hitting the road — again. In June 2018, around 200 works, including many of the museum’s best-known objects, will travel to the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne The show is a wide-ranging display of the museum’s greatest hits, from a 1957 Fender electric guitar to a series of portraits of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol. Works that rarely venture outside MoMA’s galleries will be shown in Australia for the … Read More

Modigliani Paintings: Fakes in Italy

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Modigliani Paintings Declared Fakes in Italy A collection of Modigliani paintings exhibited last spring in Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale, Italy have been declared fake. The 21 paintings, which included reclining nudes in the Italian artist’s inimitable style, may now be destroyed. Experts noted that Modigliani is one of the most copied artists in the world, whose distinctive portraits were characterized by elongated necks, almond eyes, and oval faces. Carlo Pepi, an art expert from Tuscany, raised … Read More

Chart Art Fair

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CHART ART FAIR is the leading Nordic contemporary art fair building on the Nordic tradition of collaboration and presenting the invited galleries in unison within the historic halls of Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. The selection and curation is realised by the five founding galleries based in Copenhagen: Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, V1 Gallery, Andersen’s Contemporary and David Risley Gallery. Since its inception, CHART has established itself as the international platform for contemporary art … Read More