9 October 2016

Picasso Nazi Restitution Lawsuit Brought Against NY’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is in the process of being sued over ownership of Pablo Picasso’s painting “The Actor” by the estate of Paul Leffmann, a German-Jewish businessman who fled Nazi Germany in 1938. The case was filed last Friday. The 1904-5 Rouge Period painting shows a theatrical man gesturing with his hands. The Met’s curators describe […]

17 January 2015

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Pierre Huyghe For Metropolitan Museum Of Art’s Next Rooftop Installation

After creating a beguiling environment at Documenta 13, and a retrospective first at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, not to mention narrowly missing out to Albainian/French artist Anri Sala, as runner up, in Artlyst’s opinion, at the 2014 Vincent Award at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague; now the French conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe has been […]

12 June 2013

America’s Conflicted History Revealed Through Civil War Photographs At The Met

Isa Freeling explores a new exhibition of Civil War Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where “humanity seems to call out from the grave” The Civil War photographs of 1861 to 1865 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art remind us of the egregious, conflicted history of the United States. Yet they […]

5 May 2013

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Punk Meets Toffs At Metropolitan Museum of Art Blockbuster Exhibition

A spectacular new exhibition titled Punk: Chaos to Couture opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this week. It is predicted to be the biggest blockbuster to emerge since their highly successful Alexander McQueen exhibition in 2011. This show, also curated by Andrew Bolton (see photo) follows Punk from its birth in […]

5 October 2012

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Punk Fashion Invasion At New York’s Metropolitan Museum

This Spring punk in all of it’s debauchery will signal a stomping, thrashing and pogoing revival in New York. It’s going to be bad, mad, and a little bit about fashion too. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume institute have recently announced their Spring exhibition that is sure to delight young and not so young […]

24 February 2012

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Artist Ken Price Dies Before His Major Retrospective

The death has been reported of L.A. artist Kenneth Price, whose work with glazed and painted clay has transformed traditional ceramics and expanded orthodox definitions of American and European sculpture since the 1960s. He was 77. Price had just completed preparations for a 50-year retrospective, scheduled to open at the Los Angeles County Museum of […]

12 January 2012

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New York Galleries Divided Over Blockbuster Shows

MoMA attendance falls, while the Met’s sky-rockets: and all thanks to the ‘Blockbuster’. But is it worth it? In terms of attendance, last year proved a bad one for the Museum of Modern Art, with attendance dropping 11 % to 2.8 million… but a great one for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with admissions rising to […]