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

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 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

Hubert Scheibl‘s first exhibition in Australia.

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HUBERT SCHEIBL ‚Riffs of Real Time‘ Dominik Mersch Gallery is delighted to host Hubert Scheibl‘s first exhibition in Australia. Based in Vienna, Hubert Scheibl has exhibited internationally since the 1980s including the Venice and Sao Paolo Biennale. His work is held in major institutions such as the Albertina Collection (Austria), Centre Pompidou (France), and National Museum Beijing (China). OPENING: THURSDAY 01.02.18, 6 – 8 PM EXHIBITION DATES: 01.02 – 03.03.2018 1/75 McLachlan Avenue Rushcutters Bay … Read More

Nikolaus S. Barta: Lord of the mummies

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Lord of the mummies: Viennese Nikolaus Barta insures the treasures of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, whose future lies in the balance in the wake of the revolution. At its height, the world famous Egyptian Museum was visited by 1.5 million people a year. After the revolution this figure sank to zero. And now, sooner than expected, the first tourists are coming back, numbering an estimated 50,000 this year. Austria’s well-known weekly magazine “NEWS” portrayed art-insurance … Read More

Art Brussels 2016 is at Tour & Taxis from 22 April until 24 April 2016

Art Brussels announces details of Rediscovery, Discovery and Solo sections and its flagship artistic project The 34th edition of Art Brussels will take place in a new location, Tour & Taxis, a spectacular example of industrial architecture built in 1904, formerly a customs house. This year, the fair has been reduced in size, bringing together 141 galleries from 28 countries, represented in three main sections: PRIME, DISCOVERY and a new section, REDISCOVERY. There will also be 24 galleries participating … Read More