Here’s an exhibition idea: pairings of pictures to compare cost. On the left, a selected art piece that has been sold for an exceptional amount; on the right, a social endeavour that cost the exact same amount to build, pay employees and support a community. 616 more words
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On September 21, the DMA will host a special Decorative Arts Symposium, and you’re invited! The morning of the symposium will begin with coffee, breakfast bites, and stimulating conversation until attendees sojourn into Horchow Auditorium for a delightful round of renowned speakers. 127 more words
A “lost” painting by Francis Bacon is expected to become the most expensive artwork sold in Europe when it goes on auction next month.
Carrying an estimate in the region of CAD$99 million, Study of Red Pope 1962, Second version 1971 unites two subjects that obsessed Bacon during his career: his lover, George Dyer, and the figure of Pope Innocent X. 546 more words
1. In 250 words, outline the changing dynamic between auction houses and dealers over the past 20 years.
Auction houses and art dealers have been described as having a symbiotic relationship of unequals. 814 more words
Bidding began this week for Christie’s online auction ‘Avant-Garde: Photographs from the Shalom Shpilman Collection’. The auction runs from 5th-14th September with lots from some of the most influential practitioners of the early 20th century, including Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Raoul Haussman, Cecil Beaton, Hans Bellmer, Maurice Tabard and Alexander Rodchenko. 27 more words
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Modern and contemporary works typically hang at 1.55 metres from the floor, to the middle of the picture. It’s the height used by museums, and for displays at Christie’s.