sculpture

Long-lost Gauguin sculpture resurfaces The Paul Gauguin retrospective , which opens at the Foundation Beyeler today will include one of his long-lost works. Thérèse, a carved figure of a Polynesian woman has not been displayed since 1980. It has been in a private London collection for 35 years. To read the full story click here.   London […]

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statues

Two bronzes identified as the only surviving metal sculptures made by Michelangelo A pair of bronze statues have been confirmed as the works of Renaissance master Michelangelo. Scientists confirmed the statues origins using  thermoluminescence dating. To read the full story click here.   Doha fire station transformed into arts centre The Qatar Museums Authority has […]

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navarra

BP’s Tate sponsorship much smaller than expected The Tate gallery in London has published figures revealing they received £4m in funding from BP between 1990 and 2006. They were forced to reveal the figures after pressure from campaigners against BP. The amount was much smaller than expected. To read the full story click here.   […]

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Pompeii to stage exhibition of stolen artifacts The superintendent of Pompeii, Massimo Osanna, is organising an exhibition of objects which tourists have stolen but later returned. Hundreds of objects have been returned over the years. To read the full story click here. Prospect New Orleans appoints new artistic director Prosepect New Orleans has appointed Trevor […]

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copyright

Artists fight for their right to fair pay A debate is growing in both the US and the UK over how artists are compensated for exhibiting their works in public institutions. A recent interview in the Guardian suggested most artists were on low income and the Arts Council England wants this to change. To read […]

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caravaggio

Sotheby’s wins court case involving the sale of  a questionable Caravaggio Sotheby’s has won a court case which involved a Caravaggio painting they had attributed as being the work of one of his followers. The painting sold for £42,000 in 2006 but later sold for £10m when the painting was properly appraised as one of […]

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EL MUSEO ESTATAL DE SAN PETERSBURGO ABRIRÁ SU PRIMERA SEDE EUROPEA EN MÁLAGA

US artists that use drones told they could soon be breaking the law US artists may have less than a year to freely use drones in their work. The Federal Aviation Administration is working on new regulations which will restrict the use of drones. Many artists use drones to get spectacular aerial shots. To read […]

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john constable

Sleeper Constable sketch which sold for £3,500 back on the market with $2m – $3m estimate A sketch which recently sold for £3,500 was later confirmed as one of John Constables works. It will be auctioned at Sotheby’s for an estimated $2-$3m. To read the full story click  here.   Courtauld Gallery to open its […]

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French government reduces VAT rate on art by 4.5% France’s Senate have passed a bill to reduce the VAT rate on direct sales by French based artists from 10% to 5.5%. The new rate of VAT is effective from 1st January 2015. To read the full story click here.   Damien Hirst’s new gallery set […]

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doctor painting

Predictions for the Art Market 2015 2014 was a roaring success for the art trade. To read the predictions for 2015 click here.   Is Tracy Emin’s £2.5million bed built on lies A leading expert has cast doubt as to whether Tracy Emin ever slept in the chaotic bed which netted her £2.5million at auction. […]

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