3 December 2011

Spanish Line At Courtauld More Siesta Than Fiesta

‘The Spanish Line: Drawings from Ribera to Picasso’ seeks to rehabilitate a much-maligned and ill-defined school of draughtsmanship, but ultimately disappoints Charting a development from piety to pigsties, the Courtauld’s exhibition of Spanish drawings is the first of its kind in London. The culmination of a four year research project, the works are drawn from […]

30 November 2011

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Banker Brings Picasso To British Museum

British Museum acquires UK’s first complete Picasso set with aid of banker donation The British Museum has secured an exciting new acquisition this week thanks to the generosity of one wealthy businessman. This new acquisition, known as the Vollard Suite, is a collection of 100 Picasso etchings from between 1930 and 1937. And as a […]

27 October 2011

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Picasso Beyond The Ballets Russes

The English National Ballet and Tate Britain premiere Three New Ballets A new collaboration between The English National Ballet and Tate Britain will see the magic and legacy of the Ballets Russes partner in a project inspired by the exhibition Picasso and Modern British Art. Three new ballets will premiere at ‘Late at Tate’ on […]

9 October 2011

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Picasso Exhibition Explores Influence On British Modernism

PICASSO AND MODERN BRITISH ART At Tate Britain from February 2012 A new exhibition titled, “Picasso and Britain” will be the first exhibition to explore Picasso’s lifelong connections with this country. This major show will exhibit more than 150 works from major public and private collections around the world, including 60 by Picasso. It will […]

31 August 2011

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Canada’s Peggy Guggenheim Ayala Zacks-Abramov Dies

Famed Canadian/Israeli patron collector dead at 97 Ayala Zacks-Abramov, the well known Canadian/Israeli collector passed away on Sunday age of 97. Zacks-Abramov was a serious collector of International modern art. For many years Zacks-Abramov loaned works to major museums in Canada and Israel. Ayala was born the daughter of an eminent citrus-growing family. She grew […]

11 August 2011

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Tony Curtis Estate To Be Auctioned In September

  Original works by Picasso and Warhol to go under the hammer The estate of one of Hollywood’s most colorful stars, Tony Curtis goes under the hammer on 17 September. It includes work personally given to him by Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso. The rare Hollywood star whose off-screen character was often more sensational than […]

16 July 2011

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Should Councils Be Allowed To Sell Off Valuable Artworks?

Bolton’s Cut Price Pre-Raphaelite Masterpiece undersold for £74,000 Cash-strapped local authorities are selling bits of their art collections to raise funds. Two important Picasso etchings are among almost 35 works of art auctioned or to be auctioned by Bolton council. A painting by the Victorian Pre Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais, that may have inspired […]

9 June 2011

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India’s Picasso M F Husain Dies At 95

M.F. Husain, one of the highest profile 20th century Indian, contemporary painters has died, age 95. Husain was living in a self-imposed exile in Dubai since 2006. This was the result of death threats for depicting the Gods and cultural icons nude.  Husain began his career as a film poster artist and came to prominence […]

27 April 2011

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Sex Lies and Pablo Picasso

New Picasso Marie-Therese Goes Under the Hammer for £12m A Pablo Picasso painting of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter is to be offered by Christie’s London and is expected to fetch at least £9m to £12m in the June auction sales. The proceeds will go towards research at the University of Sydney  to tackle obesity, diabetes […]

7 March 2011

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$100m Picasso Painting Hung At Tate Modern

The most expensive painting in the world, sold at auction, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust 1932 by Pablo Picasso goes on public display for the first time ever in the UK at Tate Modern. The work was sold by Christie’s, New York last May for the world record price of $106.5m.  The painting has been […]

16 January 2011

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Picasso and Dyslexia

Scientists at Middlesex University in London claim that Picasso’s success may be attributed to his dyslexia The 20th century master adapted to his shortcomings including the inability to see words written properly. Researchers think they may have explained the motivation behind some of Picasso’s most recognisable works, including his ground breaking Cubist pieces. Picasso painted […]

15 August 2010

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Largest Picasso Canvas to be Exhibited At London’s V&A Museum

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum  is finally set to exhibit Picasso’s  huge set design for the Ballets Russes. Measuring in at 34 by 38 feet, this theatrical front cloth designed by the modern master will go on view at next month and is sure to thrill. It is, in fact, the largest canvas ever designed […]