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Hong Kong police search landfill for $3.7 mln painting

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police on Wednesday searched for a valuable painting mistakenly dumped in a landfill after it sold for $3.7 million at auction, reports said.
In the Media by AFP

Review: Francis Bacon And Henry Moore Together In Terror And Beauty Special

Toronto - The work of two wildly different artists is paired for a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. While it's ambitious, Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty disappoints with a false sense of connection between the artists.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 3 comments

George W. Bush releases his 'inner Rembrandt' with new exhibit

Dallas - Former U.S. president-turned-painter George W. Bush has announced an art exhibit featuring his latest creations set to debut Saturday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle

Lowry collection nets £15 million at London sale

London - A collection of works by LS Lowry sold for £15.2 million ($25 million, 18.2 million euros)at a London auction, with a painting of Piccadilly Circus topping the night's bidding at £5.1 million.
In the Media by AFP

Stolen Rembrandt found after 15 years

Some 15 years after it was stolen, a 17th Century painting by the renowned Dutch master Rembrandt has been recovered in France.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

This parrot is actually a woman posing in bodypaint

What looks exactly like a parrot perched on a stump is really the work of artist Johannes Stoetter, who lives in Italy. He spent four hours painting the woman's body using special breathable paint.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 4 comments

Conjuring Burroughs Special

New York - Katelan Foisy was a drug addict by the time she was 20. She lost both her lover and her best friend in a short span of time, but found inspiration as an artist and businesswoman through an unlikely source: the work of William S. Burroughs.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

John Constable oil sketch discovered

A previously unknown oil sketch by landscape artist John Constable has been discovered. The painting was found hidden behind one of his paintings by museum staff.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

The Met's Balthus Show Offers Meditations on Power And Sex Special

New York - There’s a special sort of power in the new Balthus exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one combining the whimsy and fearlessness of youth with the tension of the male gaze.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 2 comments

Newly-discovered painting 'proven to be Leonardo da Vinci's'

A painting belonging to an Italian family was hidden away in the vault of a Swiss bank. It has now been authenticated as being the work of Leonardo da Vinci.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment
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Francis Bacon  Second Version of Triptych   1944 / 1988. Oil and alkyds on canvas. Each panel 198 x ...
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Francis Bacon, Second Version of Triptych, 1944 / 1988. Oil and alkyds on canvas. Each panel 198 x 147.5 cm (each panel), Tate Modern, London. © Estate of Francis Bacon / SODRAC (2013)

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