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6 Things to Know about Berthe Morisot

Art History • Sep 24, 2021 • 7 minutes read
Independent and indispensable to Impressionism, Berthe Morisot is an UFO in the history of Art. Like Frida Kahlo, Niki de Saint Phalle, Artemisia Gentileschi or Suzanne Valandon, she’s a woman in a men’s world, who managed to impose herself and convert the difficulties of her existence into creative gunpowder.

Self-portrait of Frida Kahlo could fetch over $ 30 million at auction and be the most expensive work of a female artist to ever sell

Art News • Sep 24, 2021 • 3 minutes read
A Frida Kahlo self-portrait will be auctioned in November. Sotheby's estimates it could fetch over $30 million. It would be the most expensive work by a female artist ever sold. The canvas was completed in 1949, five years before Kahlo's death. The painting will go on display in Hong Kong and London before making its way to New York later this month.

Famous artist Anish Kapoor is selling one of London's most impressive residences for $ 26 million

Anish Kapoor • Sep 23, 2021 • 3 minutes read
Anish Kapoor's London home in central London is for sale for £ 19million, or nearly $ 26million. The iconic Georgian-style house was acquired by Kapoor in 2009 for around $ 5 million.

Picasso's daughter offers France nine paintings to settle her country's estate debt

Art News • Sep 23, 2021 • 2 minutes read
France will receive nine paintings by Pablo Picasso which are donated by his daughter, Maya Ruiz-Picasso, to help pay the inheritance tax. The works will enter the national collections at the Picasso Museum in Paris and will be exhibited in 2022.

How can public authorities meet the obligation to decorate public buildings (1% artistic)?

Invest in Art • Sep 23, 2021 • 4 minutes read
The obligation to decorate public buildings, commonly known as "1% artistic", constitutes a specific procedure for ordering artistic works. All award procedures are integrated into the new public procurement code which entered into force on April 1, 2019.

Islamic art at the Louvre Museum: a superb exhibition of Muslim art to fight Islamophobia

Art News • Sep 22, 2021 • 2 minutes read
The Louvre museum is organizing exhibitions of Islamic art to combat rising Islamophobia. The initiative, headed by the Louvre, seeks to foster a more nuanced understanding of Islam. 18 art exhibitions dedicated to Islamic art will be held in 18 cities over the next four months. Each of the 19 invited artists are international artist from Algeria, Iran, Turkey, and Egypt.

The Morozov collection, the amazing tortured history of the Russian art trove is being displayed in Paris

Art News • Sep 21, 2021 • 3 minutes read
The Morozov collection will open its doors in Paris one year after the scheduled opening date. Manet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, Picasso, Gauguin, Bonnard, Vuillard, Rodin etc. follow one another.

In Afghanistan, the first female street artist taunts the Taliban

Art News • Sep 20, 2021 • 4 minutes read
Afghanistan's first female street artist is Shamsia Hassani. The compositions of Hassani are both of women in a male-dominated culture and create an impression of the clash between light and darkness. However, she had to deal with cultural and social issues as well as a lack of spaces where graffiti could be done. 

Behind Masterpieces: Maurizio Cattelan's Middle Finger

Art History • Sep 20, 2021 • 5 minutes read
Monumental, ancient, and angry: what's the story behind this middle finger facing the Milan Stock Exchange? Today, Artmajeur brings you to the discovery of a public artwork, as curious as it is audacious: L.O.V.E by Maurizio Cattelan.

Abusive exclusivity clauses: be careful!

Sell Art • Sep 20, 2021 • 6 minutes read
An art gallery offers you an exclusivity? What are the different points to check to avoid scams? Catchment area, number of exhibitions, paid contracts ... all our tips to avoid getting trapped.

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