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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

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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

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Anthropometries of the blue period, 1960

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


Tate Modern opens the most comprehensive Modigliani exhibition ever held in the UK

This autumn, Tate Modern stages the most comprehensive Modigliani exhibition ever held in the UK, bringing together a dazzling range of his iconic portraits, sculptures and the largest ever group of nudes to be shown in this country. Although he died tragically young, Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) was a ground-breaking artist who pushed the boundaries of the art of his time. Including 100 works – many of them rarely exhibited and nearly 40 of which have never before been shown in the UK – the exhibition re-evaluates this familiar figure, looking afresh at the experimentation that shaped his career and made Modigliani one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. A section devoted to Modigliani’s nudes, perhaps the best-known and most provocative of the artist’s works, are a major highlight. In these striking canvases Modigliani invented shocking new compositions that modernised figurative painting. His explicit depictions als

Gold leaf from Napoleon's crown fetches 625,000 euros

A gold laurel leaf removed from the crown Napoleon Bonaparte wore to his coronation sold for 625,000 ($735,000) euros at an auction in Paris on Sunday. The sale price far exceeded the estimate of between 100,000 and 150,000 euros, Osenat auction house said. The leaf was one of six cut from the crown ahead of the 1804 coronation, because the monarch considered it too heavy. The goldsmith Martin Guillaume Biennais gave the spare leaves to each of his daughters - with the auctioned gold carving having been passed through the family to present day. A leaf which was worn during the coronation but was later detached from the crown sold in the 1980s for 80,000 francs. Around 400 works dedicated to the French emperor were sold at Sunday's auction, including a decorated box engraved with gold flowers, also made by Biennais, which belonged to Napoleon's wife

First exhibition in the UK devoted to Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela on view at the National Gallery

This winter, visitors to the National Gallery can discover a selection of paintings by the Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela in the first exhibition in the UK devoted to this artist. Lake Keitele purchased by the National Gallery in 1999, with its cool, silvery elegance and meditative quality, has become one of the Gallery’s best-loved works and remains the only painting by this artist in a British public collection. 'Lake Keitele' has never before been the subject of an in-depth study. In the exhibition all four versions of Gallen-Kallela’s 'Lake Keitele' composition are reunited for the first time in the UK and within the context of the artist’s landscape work. Two 'Lake Keitele' landscapes have been borrowed from private collections, one of which is on long-term loan to the Gallen-Kallela Museum, near

Jacques Grange Collection soars to $33.3 million: A record for a single-owner sale at Sotheby's Paris

The two-day auction of the personal collection of renowned French interior designer Jacques Grange drew to a close with a total of €28,387,150 / $33,323,392 – witnessing remarkable results across every category, from modern and contemporary art to 20th century design and furniture. Renowned worldwide for his sophisticated taste, the sensational response to the exhibition and auction is testament to Grange’s impressive eye for collecting. With a wonderful range of exquisite artworks and objects subject to prolonged bidding battles in the sale room, the auction far exceeded the pre-sale estimate of €8.7-12.6 million after just 39 lots had gone under the hammer. 96% of the 177 lots offered found a buyer with 86% of these surpassing their pre-sale high estimates. Following the auction, Jacques Grange commented, ‘To me, this collection has always been a story of friendships – from my close

Thames & Hudson publishes a revised edition of Julian Bell's 'What is Painting?'

What is painting? Julian Bell, writer and painter, is able to answer the question with a broad brush. His book thinks big about the medium that has generated more thought and discussion than any other. It explores old, deep problems. Are there reasons to be suspicious of pictures? What makes us think that one painting is more 'real' than another? What does it mean if we say painters 'express themselves'? Bell's book also gives fine-brush attention to issues that are live in the contemporary art world. Till recently there was much talk about 'the death of painting'. Why did that discussion arise and what happened to it? Where does the interface between painting and photography now stand? Can we make sense of the appeal of 'bad' painting, or for that matter do we know what we mean by 'beautiful' nowadays? The original edition of What is Painting? appeared in 1999