Modern art http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23520/all en Art sleuth finds Matisse 25 years after Swedish heist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/art-sleuth-finds-matisse-25-years-after-swedish-heist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>STOCKHOLM, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A British art sleuth has<br /> recovered a painting by French artist Matisse that was stolen<br /> from a Stockholm museum 25 years ago.</p> <p>Matisse's "Le Jardin", valued at about 6 million crowns<br /> ($916,200), was recovered by Christopher Marinello, an art<br /> recovery specialist at the Art Loss Register in London.</p> <p>"It is fantastic that the painting has turned up again,"<br /> said Kristin Ek, spokeswoman for the Moderna Museet in<br /> Stockholm. "It was stolen so long ago that really we had almost<br /> given up hope."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/art-sleuth-finds-matisse-25-years-after-swedish-heist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art theft Christopher Marinello Entertainment Henri Matisse Modern art Modern painters Moderna Museet Person Career Quotation Visual arts Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731331 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania says more suspects involved in Dutch art heist http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/romania-says-more-suspects-involved-dutch-art-heist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BUCHAREST, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A bigger crime ring than previously thought may have been behind the theft of seven paintings, including a Picasso and two Monets and worth 18 million euros, from a Dutch museum last year, a Romanian court said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Thieves made off with the paintings from Rotterdam's Kunsthal museum in October in a brazen and meticulously planned operation that was one of the biggest such thefts in the Netherlands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/romania-says-more-suspects-involved-dutch-art-heist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Fauvism Modern art Visual arts Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:45:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738352 at http://www.globalpost.com UK show puts Schwitters "rubbish" art back in frame http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/uk-show-puts-schwitters-rubbish-art-back-frame <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett-White</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Sheep bones, nails, pegs, a scrubbing brush, a metal toy - all, according to avant garde German artist Kurt Schwitters, are on a par with paint, and all appear in collages and sculptures in a London show dedicated to his time in Britain in the 1940s.</p> <p>Schwitters remains a relatively obscure figure in his adopted country, where he fled Nazi Germany and remained until his death, aged 60, in 1948.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/uk-show-puts-schwitters-rubbish-art-back-frame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Kurt Schwitters Modern art Modernism Visual arts War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741036 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Nighthawks' for night owls as Hopper finishes on Paris high http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nighthawks-night-owls-hopper-finishes-paris-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Nighthawks", the best known painting of Edward Hopper, will be on show for Parisian night owls this weekend as a smash-hit exhibition that has confirmed the enormous appeal of the American realist artist reaches its conclusion.</p> <p>The doors of Paris's Grand Palais were to remain open throughout the nights of Friday and Saturday in order to allow an expected 40,000 visitors to squeeze in a final viewing of a collection which has been one of the hottest tickets in town since it opened on October 10.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nighthawks-night-owls-hopper-finishes-paris-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Entertainment Modern art Modern painters AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:30:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743142 at http://www.globalpost.com Smash-hit Hopper show on Paris home straight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/smash-hit-hopper-show-paris-home-straight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A smash-hit Paris exhibition of works by US artist Edward Hopper was to close Sunday after being seen by three quarters of a million people in less than four months.</p> <p>The doors of the Grand Palais remained open throughout the nights of Friday and Saturday in order to allow 40,000 visitors to squeeze in a final viewing of one of the hottest exhibitions in town, museum officials said.</p> <p>The all-night opening was an honour accorded previously to blockbuster displays of the works of Pablo Picasso (in 2008-09) and Claude Monet (2010-11).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/smash-hit-hopper-show-paris-home-straight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Modern art Modern painters AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:30:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744632 at http://www.globalpost.com In Paris, Hopper show is smash hit with 780,000 visitors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/paris-hopper-show-smash-hit-780000-visitors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A smash-hit Paris exhibition of works by US artist Edward Hopper closed Sunday after attracting more than 780,000 visitors in less than four months.</p> <p>Demand was so feverish that the Grand Palais stayed open all night on Friday and Saturday.</p> <p>Museum officials said 40,000 art lovers flocked to the show over the weekend up to the closing bell at 11:00 pm on Sunday.</p> <p>The exceptional opening hours put Hopper on a par with Picasso and Monet, the subjects of previous Grand Palais blockbusters in 2008-09 and 2010-11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/paris-hopper-show-smash-hit-780000-visitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Modern art Modern painters AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 22:46:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744848 at http://www.globalpost.com Madrid exhibition shows off Impressionist outdoor works http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/madrid-exhibition-shows-impressionist-outdoor-works <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An exhibition showing off colourful open-air artworks by major Impressionist painters such as Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet is set to open its doors in Madrid on Tuesday. </p> <p>The "Impressionism and Open-Air Painting" show at the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum features 113 works and explores the evolution of outdoor painting -- an art-form perceived as having transformed the world of painting during the 19th century as Impressionists took it to its apex. </p> <p>Previously, artists had commonly produced landscape paintings indoors by using sketches.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/madrid-exhibition-shows-impressionist-outdoor-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment French art Modern art Visual arts AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745482 at http://www.globalpost.com Hopper outstrips Picasso on Paris home turf http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/hopper-outstrips-picasso-paris-home-turf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A major Edward Hopper retrospective has pulled in more than three-quarters of a million visitors, outstripping even a blockbuster collection of the works of long-time Paris resident Picasso.</p> <p>In figures that underline the extraordinary popularity of the American realist artist, organisers revealed Monday that a total of 784,269 visitors had come through the doors of the French capital's Grand Palais in less than four months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/hopper-outstrips-picasso-paris-home-turf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Entertainment Modern art Modern painters Social Issues AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:01:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745577 at http://www.globalpost.com Mammoth tusk art mirrors Matisse in new London show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/mammoth-tusk-art-mirrors-matisse-new-london-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alice Baghdjian</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Voluptuous female forms crafted from mammoth ivory tens of thousands of years ago sit alongside curvaceous nudes by Henri Matisse at the British Museum in a new exhibition that aims to show how the modern artistic mind was carved.</p> <p>"Ice Age art: arrival of the modern mind" includes some of humanity's earliest known sculptures, such as a lion-headed man, and beads crafted from antler and bone at a time when giant woolly elephant-like beasts still roamed the Earth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/mammoth-tusk-art-mirrors-matisse-new-london-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Modern art Sculpture Visual arts Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746757 at http://www.globalpost.com Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/picasso-lover-portrait-sells-286-mn-london <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A portrait of Picasso's lover Marie-Therese Walter sold in London on Tuesday for £28.6 million ($45.0 million, 33.3 million euros), Southeby's auction house said.</p> <p>The colourful and curvaceous "Femme assise pres d'une fenetre" (Woman sitting by a window), painted in 1932, was sold at a crowded salesroom to an unnamed telephone buyer, a Sotheby's spokesman said.</p> <p>It had been expected to go under the hammer for between £25 million and £35 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/picasso-lover-portrait-sells-286-mn-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Modern art Pablo Picasso Spanish people AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:00:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746926 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Picasso fetches $45 million at Sotheby's sale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-picasso-fetches-45-million-at-sothebys-sale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A Pablo Picasso portrait of his mistress and "golden muse" Marie-Therese Walter sold for 28.6 million pounds ($45 million) on Tuesday, leading an important Sotheby's auction of impressionist, modern and surrealist art.</p> <p>The sale was the first of a series held in London this month by Sotheby's, Christie's and smaller auction houses in the latest barometer of the strength of the high-end art market.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-picasso-fetches-45-million-at-sothebys-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Modern art Visual arts Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747051 at http://www.globalpost.com Picasso lover portrait sells for £28.6 mn in London http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/picasso-lover-portrait-sells-286-mn-london-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A portrait of Pablo Picasso's lover Marie-Therese Walter sold in London on Tuesday night for £28.6 million ($45.0 million, 33.3 million euros), Southeby's auction house said.</p> <p>The colourful and curvaceous "Femme assise pres d'une fenetre" (Woman sitting by a window), painted in 1932, was sold at a crowded salesroom to an anonymous telephone buyer, a Sotheby's spokesman said.</p> <p>It had been expected to go under the hammer for between £25 million and £35 million.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/picasso-lover-portrait-sells-286-mn-london-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Modern art Pablo Picasso Visual arts AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:16:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747053 at http://www.globalpost.com Modigliani portrait fetches $42 mln at auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/modigliani-portrait-fetches-42-mln-at-auction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A portrait of Jeanne Hebuterne painted by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani a year before his death in 1920 sold on Wednesday for 26.9 million pounds ($42.3 million), above the high estimate set by Christie's auctioneers.</p> <p>"Jeanne Hebuterne (au chapeau)" was the leading lot at the impressionist, modern and surrealist sale in London which brought in a total of 136.5 million pounds, a record at Christie's for the equivalent auction in London in February.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/modigliani-portrait-fetches-42-mln-at-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Modern art Modern painters Visual arts Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:00:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748295 at http://www.globalpost.com Paintings from Andy Williams' collection could fetch over $30 million http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/paintings-andy-williams-collection-could-fetch-over-30-million <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Paintings from the private collection of U.S. singer Andy Williams, amassed over six decades, could fetch more than $30 million when they are sold at auction in May, Christie's said on Friday.</p> <p>Works by Willem de Kooning and Richard Diebenkorn are expected to be the top sellers of the portion of the collection that will be auctioned at Christie's Post-War &amp; Contemporary Art sale on May 15-16.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/paintings-andy-williams-collection-could-fetch-over-30-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Williams Christie's Entertainment Modern art Modern painters Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750597 at http://www.globalpost.com "Glorious fabrics" of Indian poor drape Rauschenberg UK art show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/glorious-fabrics-indian-poor-drape-rauschenberg-uk-art-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alice Baghdjian</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Robert Rauschenberg's fabrics in electric blues and rich reds pop from the sterile walls of the Gagosian Gallery in London in a show of one of the American artist's lesser-known collections which curators hope will lure a new generation to his work.</p> <p>"Jammers", named after the Windjammer merchant sailing ships, conjures the exotic with vibrant textiles draped, looped and layered across walls and around rattan poles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/glorious-fabrics-indian-poor-drape-rauschenberg-uk-art-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Entertainment Guggenheim Fellows Human Interest Modern art Robert Rauschenberg Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:45:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5756820 at http://www.globalpost.com