Author: Judith Benhamou Huet

Yayoi Kusama and the Japanese Psychiatrist

Ryutaro Takahashi By Yayoi Kusama Ryutaro Takahashi What is it that drives collectors to accumulate works of art, to get into debt, to travel around the world to see the works of their protégés and, sometimes, to eventually present the fruits of their labors to the public’s gaze?   Back in 2008, I published Global […]

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Are Old Masters a Better Investment than Contemporary Art?

El Greco Fragonard, “Dans les blés” Belloto, “View of Dresden” The art market doesn’t do art justice. In other words, on one side of the ring are modes of art consumption centered on contemporary art, and on the other is art history, filtered by centuries of well-informed eyes. It’s become abundantly clear nowadays that purchasing […]

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At Beyeler Foundation: a Russian Art Revolution

By Malevich By Malevich By Tatline In December 1915, something major happened in Saint Petersburg, which was then called Petrograd—a small revolution that would disrupt the course of art history all the way through to the 21st century. People have tended to forget these events, simply because Russia soon became isolated within its authoritarianism, Communism […]

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Olafur Eliasson, Master of Atmospheric Art

Olafur Eliasson Installation by Olafur Eliasson Francesca von Habsburg and Olafur Eliasson by Olafur Eliasson by Olafur Eliasson by Olafur Eliasson The first name to be exhibited in a major way at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris is Danish artist Olafur Eliasson. Following are the demands and visions of this star of sensation-filled art […]

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The Very Delicate Matter of the Rothschilds’ Rembrandts

Rembrandt Once upon a time there was a man who spent every one of his nights sleeping under the benevolent gaze of two exceptional human beings. Mr. and Ms. Soolmans were born in 1634 under the brush of one of art history’s most celebrated painters, Rembrandt. And so every evening and every morning in Paris, […]

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Anish Kapoor, Metaphysical Sculptor

By Anish Kapoor By Anish Kapoor Anish Kapoor @ Couvent de la Tourette near Lyon By Anish Kapoor By Anish Kapoor It was a 73,000-cubic-meter (2,578-cubic-foot) blood-red belly—the original matrix—and you could enter it. Those who were in Paris in spring 2011 haven’t forgotten the crimson resin membrane that occupied the entire nave of the […]

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A Kapoor Controversy à la française

Anish Kapoor By Anish Kapoor By Anish Kapoor By Anish Kapoor By Anish Kapoor By Anish Kapoor In the vulgar trend that seeks to undermine art’s credibility and make a media scandal of any public installation on French soil, the last of the trend’s all-too-frequent episodes is called Anish Kapoor. This week, I couldn’t meet […]

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Naoshima : the Incredible Art Island Imagined by a Billionaire

In Teshima In the Monet Garden In the Monet Garden By Walter de Maria In Tadao Ando Building Naoshima This place is one of the hotbeds of global contemporary art fantasies, the incarnation of a super mega dream worthy of the early 21st century. A suite of sites dedicated to contemporary art making, a sort […]

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