11 May 2017

Giacometti An Artist Of Distance Not Intimacy By Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Modern’s new Giacometti show, following hot on the heels of a recent show dedicated to the same artist at the National Portrait Gallery, is nevertheless welcome for the comprehensive view it gives of one of the major stars of the Modern Movement.

27 April 2016

Giacometti And Klein A First Rate Sumptuous Juxtaposition At Gagosian London

A sumptuous exhibition at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London presents the work of two of the 20th century’s greatest artists, juxtaposed in what turns out to be ‘a match made in heaven’. Alberto Giacometti and Yves Klein may not seem to be an obvious choice of artists for a two man show, however, there are stylistic similarities […]

6 November 2014

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Manet Painting Breaks Artist’s Record With £40 Million Sale

A work by Edouard Manet has set a new auction record for the French impressionist. ‘Spring’, a portrait of a French actress, sold at Christie’s in New York for £40.6 million, a sum that almost doubled the previous record of £20.7 million for a work by Manet. The oil painting was in the possession of […]

20 October 2014

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Rene Burri Iconic 20th Century Photographer Dies Age 81

The International news photographer René Burri has died age 81. Burri studied at the School of Applied Arts in his native city of Zurich, Switzerland. From 1953 to 1955 and worked as a documentary film-maker. He began to use a Leica while doing his military service and went on to photograph many iconic figures of […]

7 November 2013

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Sotheby’s Achieves Second Highest Results For Impressionist and Modern Sale

An Impressionist and Modern art sale at Sotheby’s in New York has raised more than $290m (£180m) This is the second highest result for the auction house, following the sale last year (2012) of Munch’s ‘The Scream’ which set a world auction record for any work of art, realising $119.9 million. The highest prices achieved […]

14 August 2010

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Giacometti & Maeght 1946-1966 2010 Exhibition

The Fondation Maeght in Vence, France is holding an exceptional retrospective of the works of Alberto Giacometti, one of the most original artists of the twentieth century. Renowned for his elongated sculptures Giacometti was also an accomplished painter and draughtsman.The main subject of his creations is the representation of the vulnerability and existential anguish of the […]