Analysis of last week’s auctions

On the other side of the Atlantic the autumn auction period is well under way. A painting by Fernand Léger certainly pulled its weight ($70 million) when it opened the festivities at Christie’s, while Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger (version ‘O’), which became the...
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AKAA, the fair of African contemporary art and design

In 4 days, 38 galleries from 28 countries and 150 artists! “Valour does not wait upon the passing of the years” (Corneille, Le Cid). The African contemporary art fair AKAA (Also Known As Africa), which was held beneath the glass roof of the Carreau du Temple in Paris...
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Exhibition: “Autour de Patti Smith, Rimbaud, Genet, Camus, etc.”

Poetry and melancholy, those are the ingredients in the life of rock’s greatest poetess – Patti Smith. The new Gallimard gallery succeeded in its masterstroke with a short-lived exhibition revolving around the magnetic figure of Patti Smith and the French publication...
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Feminist Artist Hito Steyerl Elected the Most Influential Person in the Art World

ArtReview’s Power 100 List 2017 was published during the night of 2-3 November and, as always, it generated plenty of discussion by its surprises, the fates of its favourites, and those on the slippery slope downwards. Hito Steyerl, this year’s number one, was born in...
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Louvre Abu Dhabi, A Museum for the 21st Century

The Louvre Abu Dhabi was opened to great fanfare by the ruler of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the French president, Emmanuel Macron on 11 November on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. The glittering affair saw not only members of the...
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In the Steps of Opera at the Victoria & Albert Museum

The new Sainsbury Gallery opened the ball of 400 years of opera with “Opera: Passion, Power and Politics”, seen through the prism of its political, social and economic themes. Co-organised with the Royal Opera House in London, the organisers have analysed 7 operas in...
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Artissima: the Future of Italian Art

Now that Italy’s largest contemporary art fair has come to an end, held in the Oval Pavilion at the Lingotto Fiere in Turin from 3–5 November, Turin has confirmed its avant-garde status with a display of dynamism. A former industrial powerhouse associated with the...
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Analysis of last week’s auctions

Analysis of last week’s auctions

On the other side of the Atlantic the autumn auction period is well under way. A painting by Fernand Léger certainly pulled its weight ($70 million) when it opened the festivities at Christie’s, while Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger (version ‘O’), which became the...

AKAA, the fair of African contemporary art and design

AKAA, the fair of African contemporary art and design

In 4 days, 38 galleries from 28 countries and 150 artists! “Valour does not wait upon the passing of the years” (Corneille, Le Cid). The African contemporary art fair AKAA (Also Known As Africa), which was held beneath the glass roof of the Carreau du Temple in Paris...

Exhibition: “Autour de Patti Smith, Rimbaud, Genet, Camus, etc.”

Exhibition: “Autour de Patti Smith, Rimbaud, Genet, Camus, etc.”

Poetry and melancholy, those are the ingredients in the life of rock’s greatest poetess – Patti Smith. The new Gallimard gallery succeeded in its masterstroke with a short-lived exhibition revolving around the magnetic figure of Patti Smith and the French publication...

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