Paper, in short, was at one with Picasso’s nature.
The artist’s underwhelmed response to the historic 1969 event is the “meh” energy we all need right now as billionaires race to space.
While the government promises to preserve the Picasso murals to be utilized in a new building, preservationists are unmoved.
A French charity is raffling a Picasso still life this coming January. The proceeds from the draw will go to providing clean water to communities in Cameroon, Madagascar, and Morocco.
A steadfast feminist in a male-dominated art world, Joanna Drew was among a handful of individuals who shaped contemporary visual art in Great Britain post-World War II.
The raffle for Pablo Picasso’s “Nature Morte” (1921) raised over $5.59 million, most of which will be used to provide clean drinking water and renovate facilities in Cameroon, Madagascar, and Morocco.
Shakeel Massey, a 20-year-old from north London, was arrested for allegedly ripping the $26 million painting. The damage to the artwork is being assessed by a Tate conservation team.
83-year-old Jaime Botin received an 18-month jail sentence, which will likely be deferred in light of his age, first-time offender status — and because he’s super-rich and a member of an influential banking family.
Also, a historical mural in Santa Fe is facing destruction, a “Rainbow Embassy” was opened in Arkansas, a man graffitied “Bird God” in huge letters on Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza’s arch, and more.
The drawings of Klimt and Schiele, in contrast to those of Picasso, are graphic evidence of an artist grappling with what is directly in front of him.
It was with a certain incredibility that I discovered the museum was hosting a major Picasso exhibition titled Love, Fame, Tragedy. Nevertheless, I wanted to see the show for myself.
Pierre and Danielle Le Guennec’s Picasso stockpile was estimated to be worth €70 million (~$77.5 million).