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Durjoy Rahman, Activist Bangladeshi Collector

The founder of the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation, collector Durjoy Rahman puts all his energy into promoting artists from his country and South Asia Based in Dacca and Berlin, the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation  (DBF) was created in 2018 to promote artists from South Asia and beyond. Its...

Precious Chartreuse from France and Spain

It took two days to sell the contents of a collector’s wine cellar, which also held the rarest spirits. The very well-attended auction totaled €597,000, with the Chartreuse collection alone accounting for €294,300. Two outstanding bottles from Isère, the original home of the medicinal liqueur...

Watches, Cars and a Record for Ettore Bugatti’s Mido Watch

The idea behind this extraordinary auction was to feature two current trends, vintage cars and watches. Success was guaranteed. The first major piece, the famous Mido watch made for the great Ettore Bugatti, fetched €280,000, well over twice its high estimate and setting a world record for...

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...
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