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Art & Art Market

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Olive Spoons: A Fine Price Index

A typically southern item that regularly appears at auction. At the end of the 17th century, a certain refinement was added to the pleasures of eating. Individual cutlery was now provided by the hosts themselves and serving utensils become much more prevalent. After the tablespoon was invented in...

Marc-Olivier Wahler at the MAHG in Geneva for a Museum of the Future

Swiss curator Marc-Olivier Wahler blazed a trail in contemporary art institutions in Europe and the United States before rising to a new challenge: bringing the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva into the 21st century. You became director of the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva (MAHG) in June...

The Villa Albertine: A New French Cultural Model in the United States

In September 2021, a new showcase of French creativity opened in the United States. Its unusual residence format aims to boost France’s soft power worldwide. The Villa Albertine, a Proustian name, like that of a famous Manhattan bookstore , is not new in itself. “The idea of creating such an...

Art Market Overview: Omar Ba, a Young Talent in the African Art Scene

Recently exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2019) and the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2020), Senegalese artist Omar Ba (b. 1977) is now considered one of the most promising artists in the African scene. In 2014, the Piasa Auction House found no buyers for a monumental work (203 x 150...

The Four Seasons of Wang Keping

Wang Keping, a founder of the “Stars” group in China, has never enjoyed being inside—not even in his two studios, which are wide-open to the outdoors. In September 2020, between the first and second lockdown in France, Wang Keping unveiled an immense, 4.2-meter-high (13.78 feet) work at the Domaine...

A Princess of Royal Blood Glorified by Jean-Marc Nattier

There are painters who evince little liking for feminine charms—as roundly demonstrated by the fine Rigaud retrospective at the Château de Versailles—and those who beautify their models. And princesses de sang royal (princesses of royal blood) were placed in the top rank of Olympian goddesses by...

The Art of Ceramics from Manises, in All Its Splendor

True jewels of "Hispano-Moresque" art, ceramics, with a distinct metallic luster, produced in Manises, a small town near Valencia, have been inspiring collectors since the 15th century. At the instigation of the Louvre and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais, 18 exhibitions are being...

Art Fairs: A Race for the Good Slots

Given the resurgence of the pandemic and new variants of Covid-19, the art market is reorganizing its agenda for the first half of the year with intensified frequency. Clashes in store. Before Art Basel's arrival at the Grand Palais Ephémère in October, replacing the FIAC—the earthquake announced...

Art Market Overview: German Artists in 2021

The most successful German artists in the market in 2021, according to an Artprice report, are none other than Wassily Kandinsky, Sigmar Polke, Lucian Freud and Gerhard Richter. Richter not only dominated the German artist market but was also one of the top five in the world ranking for all...

Travel Posters

France pioneered this highly desirable specialty, which is increasingly popular with collectors. Travel poster prices have gone up considerably in recent years. These advertisements, especially those bearing the signatures of the medium’s greatest names, are in high demand. Popping up in train...
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