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Sam Francis

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Niki de Saint Phalle

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Niki de Saint Phalle: Queen Califia's Magical Circle Garden

Walasse Ting

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Ayako Rokkaku

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Sam Francis

Audio: Sam Francis, Violet, Yellow and White

Sam Francis and Walasse Ting about Andy Warhol

Sam Francis / Walasse Ting

talking about Andy Warhol

The painter, Sam Francis

Sam Francis, the painter

trailer of the film by Jeffrey Perkins

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Walasse Ting

painting in the studio of Sam Francis, Venice, CA

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Karel Appel

the great Cobra painter in action, 1962

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Ayako Rokkaku

painting in Amsterdam in the studio of Gallery Delaive, 2007

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Ayako Rokkaku

painting at Geisai 10

KaiKai & KiKi animation

Takashi Murakami

KaiKai & Kiki Animation

Geisai museum

Geisai museum

Takashi Murakami - Ayako Rokkaku

Niki de Saint Phalle exhibition in the Tate

Niki de Saint Phalle

exhibition at the Tate, Liverpool

Performance by Yves Klein

Yves Klein

Anthropometries of the blue period, 1960

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Pablo Picasso

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Kees van Dongen

opening of Kees van Dongen exhibition in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1967


Getty opens 'Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art'

Early medieval legends report that one of the three kings who paid homage to the Christ Child in Bethlehem was from Africa. Written accounts sometimes describe Balthazar, the youngest magus, as having a dark complexion. Nevertheless, it would take nearly 1,000 years for European artists to begin representing him as a Black man. Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art, an exhibition at the Getty Center Museum on view from November 19, 2019 to February 16, 2020, examines how representations in European art of Balthazar as a Black African coincided with the increased interaction between Europe and Africa, particularly with the systematic enslavement of African peoples in the fifteenth century. “This exhibition examines the illuminated manuscripts and paintings in the Getty’s collection that tell the story of Balthazar, placing this artistic-religious narrative in the context of the long history of materia

A tiny Brontë book comes home

In 1830, when she was 14 years old, Charlotte Brontë created a series of six matchbox-size books known as The Young Men’s Magazine, complete with dramatic stories and tiny hand-lettered ads. Now, after an intrigue-filled detour to Paris, the second volume in the series is headed back to the brick parsonage on the edge of the moors where it was created. The Brontë Society in Haworth, England, announced on Monday that it had acquired the miniature magazine for $777,000 (including fees) at the auction house Drouot in Paris. “That this unique manuscript will be back in Haworth is an absolute highlight of my 30 years working at the museum,” Ann Dinsdale, principal curator of the Brontë Parsonage Museum, said in a statement. “Charlotte wrote this minuscule magazine for the toy soldiers she and her siblings played with, and as we walk through the same rooms they did, it seems immensely fitting that it is coming home.” The auction capped off a saga that

European police bust gang looting artifacts in Italy

European police have busted an international crime gang involved in trafficking tens of thousands of Greek archaeological artefacts looted from illegal excavations in Italy, law enforcement agencies said Monday. Police from Italy, Britain, France, Germany and Serbia arrested 23 suspects and carried out 103 searches in the investigation that started in 2017, the EU police agency Europol and Eurojust said. The gang used bulldozers and metal detectors to loot objects as old as 400 BC from the Calabria region -- the "toe" of Italy -- before selling them across Europe. "Illegal excavations were managed by a well-structured organised crime group... led by two Calabrians" living in the southern province of Crotone, the agencies said in a combined statement. In Calabria "the cultural heritage includes important traces from the Greek and Roman period", Europol said. Italian media said two Calabrian men aged 59 and 30 were arrested.

No more excuses for Gauguin

“Is it time to stop looking at Gauguin altogether?” That’s the startling question visitors hear on the audio guide as they walk through the “Gauguin Portraits” exhibition at the National Gallery in London. The show, which runs through Jan. 26, focuses on Paul Gauguin’s depictions of himself, his friends and fellow artists, and of the children he fathered and the young girls he lived with in Tahiti. The standout portrait in the exhibition is “Tehamana Has Many Parents” (1893). It pictures Gauguin’s teenage lover, holding a fan. The artist “repeatedly entered into sexual relations with young girls, ‘marrying’ two of them and fathering children,” reads the wall text. “Gauguin undoubtedly exploited his position as a privileged Westerner to make the most of the sexual freedoms available to him.” Born in Paris, the son of a radical journalist,

Not ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-d! Lalanne sheep sculptures sell for $468K at Palm Beach Modern's Nov. 9 auction

A rainy day in the Palm Beaches meant no golf or tennis, but it didn’t stop 120+ art aficionados from gathering at Palm Beach Modern’s November 9 auction, which totaled $1.8 million and recorded an 85% sell-through rate. The auction attracted a record number of bidders, 4,500 from all sources combined and 4,000 via the Internet, alone. “We pride ourselves on service and making our auctions an enjoyable experience, which includes providing a catered lunch and free valet parking for all who attend,” said Palm Beach Modern Auctions (PBMA) co-owner and auctioneer Rico Baca. “When the downpour began on the morning of the sale, we quickly arranged for a canopy to be installed at the front door so guests could arrive dry and comfortable. We think those small touches are important.” Those