22 September 2017

Pablo Picasso Love, Fame,Tragedy Works Reunited At Tate Modern

A unique opportunity to view a group of paintings by Pablo Picasso created in the 1930s will be on offer at Tate Modern

30 January 2017

Picasso Exhibition At Tate Modern To Explore Love, Fame And Tragedy

The first solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work ever to be held at Tate Modern was announced today, 30 January.

12 January 2016

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Pablo Picasso’s Granddaughter Marina Sells Off The Family Jewels

An extraordinary group of Pablo Picasso’s multi-faceted œuvre from the collection of the artist’s Granddaughter, Marina Picasso will go under the hammer in early February. It will offer an intimate glimpse into Picasso’s private world. The scope of the selection presented  is truly remarkable, spanning every decade of the artist’s career and covering an eclectic variety of subjects and media. Picasso’s command over […]

28 September 2015

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Damien Hirst, Francis Bacon, And Pablo Picasso On Display At Ordovas

Conceived by Damien Hirst and curated by Ordovas, ‘The Big Blue’ explores some of the ways in which the sea influences art, by looking at works that span many centuries from Roman times until today. Our intention is to offer an original and penetrating glimpse into a universal theme. “After the fascinating experience of working […]

15 September 2015

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Art Dealer Yves Bouvier Questioned Over Stolen Picasso Sales

The Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier, the head of art storage, shipping, and servicing company Natural Le Coultre, as well as the Geneva, Luxembourg, and Singapore freeports, – who was previously arrested in Monaco on suspicion of defrauding art collectors – was questioned yesterday, by a judge in Paris who is investigating the case of […]

4 August 2015

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Pablo Picasso: £17.5 Million Smuggled Masterpiece Seized In Spain

A Picasso painting with an estimated value of more than £17.5 million, or €25 million has been declared a Spanish national treasure and barred from leaving Spain – the work has been seized by French authorities from a British registered boat docked in Corsica, El Mundo reports. Picasso’s ‘Head of a Young Woman’ (1906), is […]

9 April 2015

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Pablo Picasso’s Restored Seagrams Theatre Curtain Unveiled At NY Historical Society

The New York Historical Society is to unveil Pablo Picasso’s iconic painted theater curtain, commissioned for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Le Tricorne, in 1919. The masterpiece is the largest work by the Spanish born artist in America. It was donated by the Landmarks Conservancy to the New York Historical Society and after considerable conservation will […]

26 March 2015

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Pablo Picasso’s 1950s Homage To Delacroix Goes Under The Hammer

Christie’s will be offering Pablo Picasso’s Les femmes d’Alger (Version “O”) as the star lot in their New York Impressionist and Modern sale this Spring. The painting is the culmination of a herculean project which Picasso started after Matisse’s death, in homage to his lost friend and competitor, and which over a period of 2 months and after […]

4 March 2015

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German State-Owned Portigon Collection Plan To Save Works From Deaccession

In January of this year the German state-owned bank Portigon AG of North Rhine-Westphalia, the rebranded successor of the WestLB which folded in 2012 during the financial crisis, decided to deaccession its entire art collection. The bank holds approximately 400-pieces of art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, August Macke, Joseph Beuys, and Günther Uecker. […]

20 February 2015

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German Officials Plan To Prevent Portigon State-Owned Art Collection From Deaccession

Last month the German state-owned bank Portigon AG of North Rhine-Westphalia, the rebranded successor of the WestLB which folded in 2012 during the financial crisis, decided to deaccession its entire art collection. The bank holds approximately 400-pieces of art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, August Macke, Joseph Beuys, and Günther Uecker. Now officials in […]

17 February 2015

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Prosecutor Asks For Five-Year Suspended Prison Term For Picasso Theft Couple

Artlyst reported last December that 271 undocumented works by Picasso estimated at a minimum of €60 million (£50 million) were discovered in the possession of Pierre Le Guennec, a retired French electrician, after he and his wife revealed that the paintings drawings and prints, a gift from the artist, had been stored in a garage […]

26 January 2015

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Museum Hang Out Of Picasso, Matisse Shut By Paris Authorities

The Musée du Montparnasse – a museum known for celebrating the art historical richness of the Parisian area of Montparnasse has been shut by the City of Paris, Le quotidien de l’art reports. The museum was established in 1996 by Roger Pic, a local photographer who led a campaign against a real estate development planned […]

16 January 2015

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Christie’s To Auction Works On Paper From The Triton Collection

Christie’s is to auction a unique selection of rare works on paper from the Triton Collection Foundation, spanning over three centuries of art history and representing the most important avant-garde movements of the 19th and 20th Century, including works by Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cézanne, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia, Gino Severini, Odilon Redon, André […]

16 January 2015

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German Bank Portigon Defends Deaccession Of State-Owned Art Collection

Last week the German state-owned bank Portigon AG of North Rhine-Westphalia, the rebranded successor of the WestLB which folded in 2012 during the financial crisis, decided to deaccession its entire art collection. The bank holds approximately 400-pieces of art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, August Macke, Joseph Beuys, and Günther Uecker. Portigon Chief Executive […]

12 January 2015

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German Bank Portigon To Sell Art Collection In Disturbing Trend

With the continued controversy surrounding the sale of two Andy Warhol paintings, ‘Triple Elvis’ (1963) and ‘Four Marlons’ (1966), having been sold by the Westspiel casino conglomerate. Museum directors in North Rhine-Westphalia sent a petition to the regional government in an attempt to prevent the paintings’ sale at Christie’s New York last November. In the […]

8 January 2015

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Celia Ascher Collection Bequeathed To Louisiana Museum Denmark

Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has announced that it has received a donation of eight significant works of art. The donation of works are by artists, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, Jean Dubuffet, Anselm Kiefer, Joan Miró, and Ellsworth Kelly, and are reportedly worth a combined 100 million kroner or £10.6 million. The […]

6 January 2015

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Picasso’s Granddaughter To Sell $290 Million Of The Artist’s Work

Marina Picasso the granddaughter of Pablo Picasso, who had a famously fraught relationship with the artist, is quietly selling off some of his works from her private collection for more than $290 million or £190.8 million, reports the New York Post’s Page Six website. She is also placing her grandfather’s famed Cannes villa, “La Californie.” […]

1 January 2015

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Rubens And His Legacy At The Royal Academy

The Royal Academy is to present the first blockbuster of the year, and expectations are high for this exhibition of Flemish baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens – an artist who painted everything from family portraits to ceilings including at Banqueting House in Whitehall. But the artist is known for his feast of colour, violence, eroticism […]

23 December 2014

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Tony Cragg Denies Involvement In Achenbach Fraud

Following on from the trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach that began the week before last – after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars – the case has taken another shocking turn. Achenbach, who has been […]

16 December 2014

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German Art Dealer Gives Partial-Confession In £18 Million Fraud

The trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach began last week after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars. Achenbach, who has been in pre-trial detention for the last six months, previously denied the accusations against him. If […]

10 December 2014

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German Art Dealer In Court Over £17 Million Fraud

The trial of German art dealer Helge Achenbach began on Tuesday after the 62-year-old was accused of defrauding one of the country’s richest families of tens of millions in the sales of paintings and vintage cars. Achenbach, who has been in pre-trial detention for the last six months, denies the accusations against him. If found […]

17 November 2014

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Lucien Clergue French Photographer And Life-Long Friend Of Picasso Has Died

French photographer Lucien Clergue has died aged 80. The photographer was a long-time friend of Pablo Picasso and the founder of Europe’s largest photography festival, he passed away Saturday, his daughter told AFP. Anne Clergue said her father, who “fought for photography to be recognised as an art in France,” had died in the southern […]

5 November 2014

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Accused Picasso Thieves To Finally Stand Trial After Fresh Evidence Comes To Light

News flashed around the world in 2010. “Never before has such an important ensemble of works – completely unknown until now – been found in private hands”, exclaimed Anne Baldassari, then the director of the Musée Picasso in Paris. But the facts behind the discovery of the works are about to be played out in […]

25 October 2014

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Pablo Picasso Birthday Celebrated With Reopening of Musee Picasso Paris

The Musée Picasso Paris opens their doors today after five years of remodelling the 17th-century mansion in the Marais district. French president, François Hollande will cut the ribbon, opening a new era for the popular museum. The museum has cost more than $60 million and the sacking of the institution’s president, Anne Baldassari, against the […]

14 October 2014

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Unseen Pablo Picasso Self-Portrait In London Exhibition

A self-portrait by Pablo Picasso that was created in 1901, and has not previously been exhibited in public before, will go on display in central London this week. The exhibition will include works by Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and great British painter Francis Bacon. The self-portrait by Picasso depicts the Spanish artist and sculptor at […]

13 September 2014

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Sam Taylor-Johnson Shows Spirit Of Coco Chanel To London Fashion Week

Apparently it wasn’t the catwalk that was the must see this London Fashion Week; but the opening at the Saatchi Gallery of an exhibition of 34 photographs that the artist and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson took of Coco Chanel’s 31 Rue Cambon apartment in Paris. The work is a departure for Taylor-Johnson; the artist is better […]

31 August 2014

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Richard Attenborough – Art Belongs To No One

Lord Richard Attenborough; the great creative talent of the British film industry died on 24th August, leaving behind a rich legacy in film – and a lesser known history as a prolific collector of Modern Art. The acclaimed director announced in May 2007 that he was donating his entire collection of Picasso ceramics – numbering […]

28 June 2014

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Picasso Mandolin And Guitar: The Mystery Of A Hidden Portrait

Picasso once said, “Art is a lie that tells the truth”, this statement offers great insight into his painting “Mandolin and Guitar”. Painted in 1924 at Juan-les-Pines, it currently resides at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The painting has been critically analysed in many ways, so let’s begin with current interpretations. Some […]

22 February 2014

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Picasso Muse Sylvette: Girl With The Ponytail Subject Of New Exhibition

Devon resident, Lydia Corbett may not be a name instantly associated, when one thinks of Pablo Picasso, but in the early 1950s her image was synonymous with the master. Sylvette, The Girl with the Ponytail became an iconic fashion prototype which went on to influence the young Bridget Bardot and much of the post war […]

4 May 2013

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Marina Picasso To Auction Two Picasso Masterpieces For Children’s Charity

Marina Picasso is to sell two paintings by Picasso from her personal collection at Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Sale in Paris on June 6. The sale will be held to profit the noble causes supported by Marina Picasso – specifically to benefit children and adolescents in difficulty – in line with the numerous acts […]

27 March 2013

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Picasso Marie-Therese Portrait Sells For $155m To SAC Capital Boss

Steven Cohen the 56-year old founder of SAC Capital, has purchased the damaged painting  “Le Reve” by Pablo Picasso for a record $155m ( £102.5m) The portrait is a depiction of the Cubist master’s mistress Marie-Therese Walter.The painting sets a record for the highest price paid by a U.S. collector for any artwork. It was […]

6 February 2013

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Picasso Potboiler: Marie Therese Portrait Sells For £28m In London

A portrait by Picasso’s of Marie-Therese Walter, has been sold at Sotheby’s London for £28.6m. Painted in 1932 the work titled, “Femme Assise Pres d’une Fenetre” (Woman Sitting Near a Window), was considered by Sotheby’s to be a highlight in Tuesday night’s auction.Picasso was 45 years old when he met his young mistress by chance […]