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The Louvre Reopens and Art News of the Week 22 – 28 June

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The Louvre Museum in Paris, will open for the first time in almost four months. Christie’s will offer seminal paintings by Adrian Ghenie and Cecily Brown as part of ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century on 10th July 2020. Recently, the largest ceremonial site in the UK has been discovered buried right next to Stonehenge.
Henri Cartier-Bresson / Uncredited

Henri Cartier-Bresson Photography and Art News of the Week 15 – 21 June

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An exhibition of Akos Ezer will be available until June 27th at Galerie Droste in Paris. Hans Hofmann, one more artist in the long line of those who have not received the deserved recognition in his time.
Bulgarian-born artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude stand in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany - Photo by Markus Waechter/AP

Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the Art of Wrapping the World Together

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Christo Vladimirov Javacheff was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria on June 13, 1935, and died in New York on May 31, 2020. He had a long relationship with Jeanne-Claude who was born in Casablanca, Morocco on June 13, 1935, until his death on November 18, 2009.

Zhang Huan Pandemic Diary and Art News of the Week 8 – 14 June

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The removal of Robert Milligan's statue outside the Museum of London Docklands comes a few days after the effigy of another noted slave trader, Edward Colston, was torn down from its plinth and thrown into a river in Bristol by anti-racism protesters.
Wrapped Reichstag, 1985. Photo: Wolfgang Volz. Courtesy of Christo and Jeanne-Claude

The Farewell to Christo and Art News of the Week 1- 7 June

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The mural painting was organized thanks to the help of the immigrant's rights organization "Make the Road New York and El Museo Del Barrio", and it is being painted on a city-owned parking lot between the Queens Museum and the New York State Pavilion.
the X Museum opens in the Chinese capital

Art Market News From China to Vienna

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The New-York Historical Society announced this week a promised gift of 130 works depicting New York City scenes. The 2022 Bucharest Biennale edition will be curated by an artificial intelligence called J.A.R.V.I.S. Second World War Enigma machine on offer at Vienna’s Dorotheum.
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News from the Art Market

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Italian museums began to reopen, International Museum Day, how the Venice Art Biennale will be delayed, the rejection of artists by the British government's self-employment support scheme, UK galleries putting on virtual shows during the lock-in, US art dealers struggling to survive and how the Met is not expected to reopen before next August.
Callum Innes

How is contemporary art evolving with the pandemic

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This disease impacts different places and different people in different ways. Some key factors in our time are the prolonged confinement and the virtualization of almost all our communications with the outside world.
Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat, from street graffiti to a millionaire skull

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Jean-Michel possessed a great intellectual curiosity and was truly fascinated by abstract expressionism. He was strongly attracted to the early works of Jackson Pollock, the figure paintings of De Kooning and Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly's large-format works, based on freely drawn strokes, calligraphy and graffiti on solid fields.