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Art news / 25 – 31 July

1. The infamous painting of Elizabeth I, glowing in her post-Armada-defeat victory, has been purchased for the nation following a fundraising campaign launched in May by the Art Fund. The painting will become the centerpiece of the Queen’s House when it reopens on 11 October (before undergoing conservation in 2017). Sir Peter Luff, chair of […]

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Art News / 18 – 24 July

This week sees a star-studded auction by Leonardo DiCaprio including a piece by Damien Hirst of the actor himself (pictured) as well as more news on Van Gogh’s ear and artwork seized in Malaysian fraud case. 1. This week The Art Newspaper revealed the identity of the not-so-lucky recipient Van Gogh’s infamous, severed ear. Using […]

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Jane Fonda at auction

Jane Fonda will be selling a collection of fashion, art, jewellery and decorative arts at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. Fonda, most famous for her Jane Fonda Workout videos, Oscar winning performances in Kulte and Coming Home; and co-producing Nine to Five (co-starring Dolly Parton) she was also at the helm of the first ever […]

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Painting denied by Lucian Freud to be of his hand, proven to be so

Last night’s airing of BBC’s Fake Or Fortune – which sees Fiona Bruce and several art experts investigate the provenance of potentially valuable works  – proved that a painting denied by Lucian Freud to be of his hand, to in fact, be his. The painting had been knocking around the art world for the last […]

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Art news / 11 – 17 July

This week artists and art galleries respond to the heartbreaking attack on Nice as well as other news in art, from Bowie to Van Gogh. 1. New information has come to light regarding the grizzly details of Van Gogh’s wandering ear and his unstable mental state at the time. The new exhibition in Amsterdam, exploring Van […]

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Bowie’s art collection unveiled

For the first time since his death in February this year, David Bowie’s personal art collection will be unveiled to the public in November before going to auction at Sotheby’s New Bond Street Galleries, London. Bowie said to The New York Times in 1998, “Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. […]

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Art dealer indicted in case of stolen Picasso’s

Amid new claims of two stolen Pablo Piacsso paintings (Woman Combing Her Hair, 1957, and Espagnole à l’éventai, 1957) from Picasso’s stepdaughter Catherine Hutin-Blay, the art dealer Oliver Thomas has been indicted. Hutin-Blay has accused Thomas of stealing three works of her mother (Jacqueline Roque) by the artist, which she had entrusted to the “freeport […]

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Getting to Know Roy Lichtenstein

“Pop Art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting of something, it looks like the thing itself.“ – Roy Lictenstein  Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born in Manhattan New York in 1923 to an upper-middle-class Jewish family. Lichtenstein had always been interested in art as a child, taking watercolour classes and drawing the musicians […]

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Degas stolen by the Nazis goes to auction

An illustration by Degas that was stolen by Nazis and returned to its rightful owner Vivian Drefus in May, sold at auction in Paris for €462,500 last night. France’s culture minister Audrey Azoulay explained that the illustration, Trois Danseuses en Buste (pictured), was stolen in 1940 from the Paris home of Maurice Dreyfus, a doctor; and […]

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