A year of truth-telling and electric painting.
A half-Italian, half-French Sephardic Jew, Modigliani was a cultural mixed bag from the get-go.
The exhibition, at the Doge’s Palace in Genoa, included pieces on loan from private collections and major institutions like the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Fitzwilliam Museum.
The leaked files pertaining to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca have helped shed light on dealers and collectors’ pervasive use of shell companies to buy, sell, and hold art.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a serial brain tissue thief strikes a museum, a suicidal man attacks a Picasso-inspired exhibition, and an art dealer’s grandson sues a gallery over a $25 million Modigliani.
First it was the accusations of gambling, and now Manhattan art dealer Helly Nahmad, and his dad, David Nahmad, are being “sued for allegedly hiding a $20 million painting stolen by the Nazis,” according to the New York Post.
PHILADELPHIA — Located in the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Quita Brodhead: Bold Strokes shines a welcome light on a painter who displayed a level of ingenuity and skill in a range of styles, one who strangely has little name recognition in the United States today.
Picasso’s 1929 painting “Conquista La Bestia” (“Conquer the Beast”) was vandalized last week at Houston’s Menil Collection by a man with a can of spray paint. According to the city’s Local 2 news, he stenciled the image of a bullfighter killing a bull with the word “conquista” underneath.
Among the surprises at the Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, is an exquisite room of early Matisses that will blow your mind.
A rare Modigliani nude hit the auction block at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern sale last night, and the painting didn’t disappoint. Bidding opened at $38 million and skyrocketed from there: five telephone bidders pushed the price up to a record-breaking $68,962,500, Artinfo reports.