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Menart Art Fair Makes the Middle East Shine

The Middle East and North Africa now have their own international fair. Laure d’Hauteville, founder and director of the Beirut Art Fair, has just launched Menart Art Fair, with “MENA” as an acronym for these regions. The first edition will take place from May 27 to 30 at the Cornette de...

Art Market Overview: a New Record for Chu Teh-Chun

Chu Teh-Chun is now seventh in the Artprice 2021 rankings, just behind his fellow citizen Zao Wou-Ki. A work by the other master of lyrical abstraction from China fetched a record price. His 1986 triptych Winter Harmony sold for $29.5 M at Sotheby’s Hong Kong on April 18... read more

The Walters Art Museum Confronts Its Founders’ Confederate Legacy

The origins of the Walters Art Museum date back to 1931, when Henry Walters bequeathed to the city of Baltimore an extensive art collection started by his father, William T. Walters. Today, the museum is reckoning with its founders’ white-supremacist legacy. The Walters Art Museum is among numerous...

Mary Cassatt: The Artist, her Sister and Impressionism…

Mary Cassatt’s impressionist technique and her distinctive approach to portraiture are demonstrated in this work, Étude pour la tasse de thé (Study for a Cup of Tea), the subject of which is her sister Lydia. While her works with a palette considered too bright were rejected by the Paris...

Corot, the Light of Italy

The painting by the inventor of outrenoir might take center stage, but this luminous landscape by Camille Corot is sure to spark a great bidding war. Soulages followed a painter’s classic path: the quest for light, which climaxed in a brilliant painting from 1975. One of his forerunners, Camille...

Art Basel Dives into Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

On February 25, Art Basel staged a conference to shed light on how art professionals were coping with new anti-money laundering regulations on both sides of the Atlantic. One year later, there is still a struggle to adapt. Since January 2020, Europe's "fifth anti-money laundering directive" has...

Dismantling the Museum: Dan Hicks on the Benin Bronzes and Cultural Restitution

In his recent book The Brutish Museums, Dan Hicks calls for the radical rethinking of Western museums. He uses the case of the Benin Bronzes to call for the return of stolen objects as part of addressing the outstanding debt of colonialism. Dan Hicks is Professor...

The Salvation of Parisian Churches?

When she became mayor of Paris in 2015, Anne Hidalgo made the restoration of religious monuments the spearhead of her heritage policy. Her "church plan", which ended in 2020, is somewhat of a mixed bag. Is Paris burning? No, though its 85 churches are doing everything they can to stay...

Spain Through American Eyes: A Pioneering Exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art

The exhibition “Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920” examines the widespread and, until now, under-appreciated influence of Spanish art and culture on American painting. Co-organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art and Milwaukee Art Museum, “Americans in Spain” brings together more...

The Paris Biennale and the Fatal Fakes

The Biennale de Paris [soon to be replaced by EX.Paris – Ed.] has ceased to exist without reaching its 50th anniversary. The younger generation never experienced its first splendors, when the Grand Palais in Paris hosted an ephemeral museum bursting with treasures recently brought out of private...
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