18 September 2016

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How Contemporary Is This Russian Art Collection On Display in Paris?

A recent donation “Kollektsia ! Contemporary Art in the USSR and Russia.1950-2000” to the Pompidou Centre by Vladimir Potanin one of the wealthiest Russian businessman backed by 20 other collectors and 19 artists amply fulfils its aim to deepen knowledge of Russian art by the French and international audience but it should be the first step towards more ambitious goals. According […]

14 August 2015

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Stolen Picasso Cubist Masterpiece Returns To The Pompidou

A Picasso oil painting valued at $15m (£10m), that was stolen from a Paris museum 14 years ago has been returned by US authorities. The painting titled, La Coiffeuse (The Hairdresser) is considered a cubist masterpiece from Picasso’s most important period.  Created in 1911 the canvas was found in a shipment from Belgium to Newark, New Jersey, in December 2014. The […]

28 February 2015

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Stolen Picasso Cubist Painting Recovered In US Fedex Depot

A stolen Picasso cubist masterpiece has been recovered in New York fourteen years after dissappearing from the storage room at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. It will be returned to the French government as soon as possible, a US official has said. The work of art titled, ‘La Coiffeuse’ (The Hairdresser) was sent in a […]

24 December 2014

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Jeff Koons Sculpture Removed From Pompidou Centre Amidst Plagiarism Allegations

A porcelain sculpture by the American artist Jeff Koons has been taken off display at his retrospective exhibition at the Pompidou centre in Paris amidst plagiarism allegations. A leading French ad company are claiming that the work of art was copied from a campaign dating back to the 1980’s. The sculpture which has been valued […]

2 March 2013

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Architect Richard Rogers Wimbledon House Receives Grade Two Listing

A private home in Wimbledon, London, designed by internationally acclaimed architect Lord Richard Rogers has been listed by Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey.The building, which dates between 1968 and 1970, has a clear link to the Pompidou Centre, which was developed at the same time. Lord Rogers himself regards it as the best example of his […]

2 May 2012

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Paris Pompidou Explores Possibilities For Future Of Museums

Combining the philosophy of pop-up galleries with the Guggenheim’s international family of museums, the Pompidou develops a new strategy for global expansion. Since 1977 the Pompidou Centre has been a loud contemporary statement in the midst of tranquil, historic Paris.  Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano’s colourful high-tech design has become a landmark in Western Europe, […]