The first exhibition on 18th-century bronze chaser and gilder Pierre Gouthière at the Frick Collection brings together lavish examples of his work for the French court of Versailles.
On this week’s art crime blotter: a Chinese artist was reprimanded for his “sexual calligraphy” videos, a $20-million trove of stolen art was seized in Istanbul, and a relic containing a drop of Pope John Paul II’s blood was stolen from Cologne Cathedral.
VERSAILLES, France — In curator Béatrix Saule’s extensive exhibition Le Roi Est Mort (“The King Is Dead”), the Palace of Versailles is presenting a shaggy-dog narrative about the death of Louis XIV.
Anish Kapoor’s “Dirty Corner” (2011–15) sculpture in the gardens of Palace of Versailles has been vandalized again but this time with offensive words, including anti-Semitic slurs.
Between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning vandals sprayed yellow paint on Anish Kapoor’s sculpture “Dirty Corner” (2011–15), the centerpiece of his current exhibition at Versailles and a work the artist recently likened to “the vagina of the queen.”
PARIS — Feminism has happily challenged the given of the privileged male in relationship to the female model and forced a re-evaluation of a visual culture that viewed the world from a white heterosexual male perspective.
This week in art news: Anish Kapoor storms Versailles, PJ Harvey turns her music into public art, and the Broad Museum’s façade is revealed to be very disappointing.