24 June 2015

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Cézanne: Temporary Export Bar Placed On Rare Painting

An important Cézanne painting that has been on long-term loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge for almost 30 years is at risk of being exported unless a UK buyer can be found to match the £13,522,500 asking price. In order to provide a last chance to keep it in the UK, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey […]

1 May 2015

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Curator Amanda Geitner Talks To Artlyst About Francis Bacon And A Very Personal Patronage

The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts presents ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’, the latest exhibition bringing together over twenty-five major works by the great British painter Francis Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. The exhibition forms the culmination of the celebrations […]

25 April 2015

Francis Bacon And The Masters: The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts – Essential Appropriation

The Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts presents ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’, the latest exhibition of works by the renowned British painter, bringing together over twenty-five major works by Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. The exhibition forms the culmination of […]

22 April 2015

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Thierry Morel Talks To Artlyst About Francis Bacon, Influence, And Memory

Francis Bacon and the Masters is the latest exhibition of works by the late-great British painter, bringing together over twenty-five major works by Bacon and juxtaposing them with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. Francis Bacon and the Masters forms the culmination of the celebrations marking […]

19 March 2015

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Extensive Francis Bacon Exhibition To Open At Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts

Francis Bacon and the Masters is a groundbreaking exhibition bringing together over twenty-five major works by Francis Bacon with old and modern masters, including Velázquez, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Rodin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse. Francis Bacon and the Masters forms the culmination of the celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of the State Hermitage Museum, St […]

21 December 2014

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About the ‘Real’ in ‘Portraiture’ Rembrandt van Rijn and the observer

  “Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, knew from the outset, with a sublime compromise, how to fuse the entirety of their personality with the flesh of their subject sitting before them, how to animate it with their passion while it resembled others, to glorify their dreams or their sadness. This, I cannot do, I want to be […]

17 December 2014

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Cézanne From The Courtauld Collection Under The Hammer At Christie’s

Paul Cézanne’s painting ‘Vue sur L’Estaque et Le Château d’If’ (1883–1885) will go under the hammer at Chrisite’s London in February 2015. The painting has been in the private collection of British magnate Samuel Courtauld since he purchased the work in 1936. “The sun here is so terrific that objects appear silhouetted not only in […]

29 November 2013

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Gurlitt Case Reveals Photos of Picasso, Munch, Degas and Cezanne Masterpieces

The German tax authorities who seized an art collection worth $100m have published a further 100 works of art online in hope that they will be identified by their rightful owners. Masterworks by Munch, Picasso, Cezanne and Degas, most likely looted or extorted by the Nazis from Jewish collectors. The works are now available to […]

24 April 2012

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Fisk University To Sell Major Art Collection To Survive

Fisk University has finally got permission to sell its Stieglitz collection which trustees believe is a necessary action for the school’s survival. It’s taken seven years in court, but now the last hurdle has been jumped, and the Fisk can sell its artworks worth $30 million. The artworks in question were donated to the school […]

16 April 2012

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Museums President Blames Lax Security For Cezanne Theft

With the Cezanne masterwork ‘The Boy in the Red Vest’ turning up in Serbia, the president of the Swiss Museums Association Gianna Mina has reflected on what went wrong in 2008 when the work was stolen from the Bührle collection in Zurich It has been suggested by experts that the thieves were amateurs, ignorant of […]

16 April 2012

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World’s Most Wanted Stolen Art

As Cezanne’s ‘Boy in a Red Waistcoat’ turns up in Serbia, we wonder about the fate of other stolen works of art   The Art Loss Register – the international index of stolen works – has 350,000 stolen artworks on file. But where are they? Traded on the black market and hanging in private homes? […]

13 April 2012

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Stolen Cezanne Masterpiece Discovered In Serbia

Serbia officials have announced the recovery of what they believe to be a missing masterpiece by Impressionist Paul Cezanne If this is the case, the artwork would worth at least $109 million. The work in question went missing four years in the one of the world’s most famous art heists. As an added bonus, Serbian […]

1 April 2012

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Why The Qatar Royals Rule The Contemporary Art World

With money to burn who can compete with this family’s ambition to create the 21st centuries greatest art collection? In the last half century, the Qatari royal family has become a formidable force in the art world. In 2007 they bought Hirst’s Lullaby Spring pill cabinet for almost £9.65m – then the highest price ever […]