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Works by Dali, Picasso and Miro showcased at India Art Fair

New Delhi, Feb 3 (EFE).- Spanish galleries showcased works by Dali, Picasso and Miro at the 6th India Art Fair, or IAF, over the weekend in an effort to drum up business amid the weak market in Europe. The IAF, which ran from Friday to Sunday, drew 91 galleries and 1,000 artists from more than 30 countries to the NSIC pavillion in New Delhi, organizers said. "You have to get out of Europe, of France, Spain, Italy," Angelina Guerrero, of Barcelona gallery Imaginart, told Efe.

Works by Dali, Picasso and Miro showcased at India Art Fair

New Delhi, Feb 3 (EFE).- Spanish galleries showcased works by Dali, Picasso and Miro at the 6th India Art Fair, or IAF, over the weekend in an effort to drum up business amid the weak market in Europe. The IAF, which ran from Friday to Sunday, drew 91 galleries and 1,000 artists from more than 30 countries to the NSIC pavillion in New Delhi, organizers said. "You have to get out of Europe, of France, Spain, Italy," Angelina Guerrero, of Barcelona gallery Imaginart, told Efe.

Sotheby's offers pieces by Picasso, Goya, Dali, Pissarro

London, Jan 30 (EFE).- Works by Picasso, Goya, Salvador Dali and Camille Pissarro will be featured in Sotheby's auction next week of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art. The Feb. 5-6 sale at Sotheby's London is expected to generate up to $271 million. The biggest-ticket item is Pissarro's 1897 painting "Le Boulevard Montmartre, Matinee de Printemps," which Sotheby's projects will sell for anywhere from $11.6 million to $16.5 million. Among the dozen Picasso pieces offered is "La femme qui pleure I," created in 1937 and expected to fetch as much as $2.9 million.

Vogue to publish Frida Kahlo book in February

Mexico City, Jan 24 (EFE).- Vogue magazine announced that in February it will launch in Mexico and Latin America a book on the life and cultural contribution of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, which will include a series of photos and biographical sketches by a number of reputable authors. The editorial director of Vogue for Mexico and Latin America, Kelly Talamas, said that the book "Todo el Universo. Frida Kahlo: el Mundo Mexico" (The Whole Universe. Frida Kahlo: the Mexico World) is a joint project of the magazine with the Frida Kahlo Museum and the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Christie's displays 85 Miro pieces ahead of auction

London, Jan 22 (EFE).- Christie's put on display 85 pieces by Joan Miro (1893-1983) ahead of an auction here next month devoted to the Spanish surrealist. The works making up the collection, Miro - Seven Decades of His Art, will be offered in three separate sales Feb. 4-5 at Christie's London. Together, the Miro pieces are expected to fetch as much as $49.2 million. The best known of the works, "Femmes et oiseaux" (Women and Birds), which Miro painted in 1968, carries an estimated value of $6.5 million to $11.4 million.

Christie's displays 85 Miro pieces ahead of auction

London, Jan 22 (EFE).- Christie's put on display 85 pieces by Joan Miro (1893-1983) ahead of an auction here next month devoted to the Spanish surrealist. The works making up the collection, Miro - Seven Decades of His Art, will be offered in three separate sales Feb. 4-5 at Christie's London. Together, the Miro pieces are expected to fetch as much as $49.2 million. The best known of the works, "Femmes et oiseaux" (Women and Birds), which Miro painted in 1968, carries an estimated value of $6.5 million to $11.4 million.

Hyundai announces long-term sponsorship deal with London's Tate Modern gallery

LONDON - Autos will help fund art in a long-term sponsorship deal announced Monday between Hyundai Motor Co. and Britain's Tate Modern gallery. Tate director Nicholas Serota said the South Korean carmaker would fund commissions for the gallery's Turbine Hall — "the symbolic heart of the building" — until 2025. The first exhibition will open next year. Hyundai Vice-Chairman Euisun Chung said the deal was an "inspiring collaboration bringing together two different industries — art and cars."

Picasso, Magritte feature in Christie's February auctions

By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - A Picasso portrait of his lover and eventual wife Jacqueline Roque and a canvas by Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte are among the star attractions of February auctions that Christie's said on Monday could net almost $380 million. Christie's estimated that those works and others to be sold in four auctions on February 4-5 and a fifth on February 7 in London could raise between 156.7 million and 228.3 million pounds ($260 million-$376 million).

British Museum buys 2 sets of linocuts by Spanish master Picasso

London, Jan 8 (EFE).- The British Museum has purchased two sets of linocuts that Spanish master Pablo Picasso made at the age of 80 in 1962, the BBC reported Wednesday. The sets feature the prints "Still Life Under the Lamp" and "Jacqueline Reading," a portrait of Jacqueline Roque, the artist's last wife and muse. The portrait of Roque is one of the more than 70 works by Picasso that feature her engaged in different activities, such as knitting, petting her dog, dressed in traditional Spanish attire or naked.

Picasso drawing valued at $1 mn raffled for $140

Paris, Dec 19 (EFE).- A U.S. man paid 100 euros ($140) to enter an online raffle to raise funds for preservation efforts in Tyre, Lebanon, and wound up winning a Picasso drawing valued at $1 million. The 1914 work "L'homme au Gibus" ("Man with Opera Hat") was raffled off Wednesday evening among almost 50,000 people who participated in the drawing, and organizers collected some 5 million euros (about $7 million) for the preservation project, the promoter of the initiative, Peri Cochin, told Efe.
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