Damien Hirst Prepares his Return to Venice and Angers Associations for the Protection of Animals

Damien Hirst is in the news again. Since his sale at Sotheby’s in 2008, which marked both the high point of his career and the start of his downward slide, the art world has examined his every gesture. Following an initial comeback in 2015 with the opening of his own...
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Festival Sidération, Inner Telescope… The Observatoire de l’Espace Creates Art in Orbit

On Saturday 18 February, Thomas Pesquet achieved a feat on the International Space Station by producing the first work of art in space. Works had already been taken up towards the stars but never had an astronaut created one. Conceived by Eduardo Kac, who has been...
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Jeff Koons Found Guilty of Plagiarism

This was not the first time Jeff Koons has been accused of plagiarism. In 2014, his work Fait d’hiver was said to have been copied from an advertisement for Naf Naf, which showed a young woman lying in the snow next to a pig (see Jeff Koons Accused of Plagiarism)....
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Louis de Bayser, president of the Salon du Dessin: “Collectors of drawings are indeed passionate”

In March each year, Paris brings together collectors of drawings for a series of important events: Drawing Now at the Carreau du Temple, which attracts the elite of the contemporary drawing world; DDessin at the Atelier Richelieu, which shows up-and-coming artists;...
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Paquita Escofet, Portrait of an Impassioned Collector of Russian Underground Art

Paquita Escofet's apartment nestles at the far end of a verdant courtyard among the important galleries of the Marais. On entering, you discover a large room whose walls are covered with her most recent exhibition of Russian artists, on the theme of Girls Meet Boys....
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Sotheby’s Doubles its 2016 Contemporary Art Takings

Fears linked to Brexit seem to have receded and Sotheby's continued the spirited start in contemporary art made by Christie's the day before (see An Evening of Records at Christie’s) with a sale that totaled £118 million. As the auction house proudly announced in its...
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An Evening of Records at Christie’s

Ten records! It was with this figure that Christie's triumphantly presented its report on its auction of 7 March, which brought two wonderful weeks in London to an end. A few days later, following its evening of Impressionist and modern art, (see A Record for Magritte...
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Jeff Koons Found Guilty of Plagiarism

Jeff Koons Found Guilty of Plagiarism

This was not the first time Jeff Koons has been accused of plagiarism. In 2014, his work Fait d’hiver was said to have been copied from an advertisement for Naf Naf, which showed a young woman lying in the snow next to a pig (see Jeff Koons Accused of Plagiarism)....

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