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William Kentridge talks about the absurdity of the world, historical bias, and the beauty of marching bands.

William Kentridge William Kentridge William Kentridge -William Kentridge William Kentridge William Kentridge William Kentridge William Kentridge William Kentridge William Kentridge William Kentridge   South Africa William Kentridge was born in South Africa in 1955. Apartheid He therefore spent 40 years living under the notorious apartheid regime. He describes how at the time the only way […]

Art Basel 2019: stratospheric prices and artworks that dreams are made of

In front of Art Basel Unlimited Kerry James Marshall Jeff Koons Lucio Fontana Lucio Fontana Alighiero Boetti Paula Rego Anish Kapoor Laure Prouvost Jill Mulleady Xinyi Cheng Xinyi Cheng Pablo Picasso   Selling less The art market is one of those rare places where selling less can also involve selling for higher prices. What I […]

Wolfgang Tillmans at Tate Modern and Fondation Beyeler: a major artist for the 21st century

Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans @ Fondation Beyeler Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans Wolfgang Tillmans  The brilliance of certain artists lies in their ability to force you to really look at what they have to show. It’s true of German-born, London-based artist Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968). Slowly […]

Claude Monet and modern art at the Beyeler Foundation: supreme beauty

Claude Monet Claude Monet Claude Monet Claude Monet Claude Monet Claude Monet Claude Monet Claude Monet Claude Monet Claude Monet The greatest artists present us with endless opportunities to discover new sides to their work. A perfect example is at the Beyeler Foundation in Basel, Switzerland, where 62 paintings by Claude Monet are currently on […]

Fondation Beyeler: The sublime new Kandinsky and Marc exhibition

Wassily Kandinsky Wassily Kandinsky Franz Marc Wassily Kandinsky Franz Marc Franz Marc/ Hans Baldung Grien Wassily Kandinsky Franz Marc Wassily Kandinsky At the turn of the 20th century, with Europe about to be shaken by a world war and a revolution, the world of painting was also in a state of extreme turmoil. The objective […]

Art Basel: quality provides a welcome break from the doomsayers

Paul McCarthy Frank Stella Hans Op de Beeck Sigmar Polke Ai Weiwei Francis Bacon Hans Op de Beecke Christo Hans Op de Beeck Piero Manzoni ‘Basel is the Wimbledon of art. It’s the fair where you find the highest quality  in the world and where the most sophisticated collectors make an appearance. Even those further […]

ArtBasel Miami: Both Frivolous and Serious

At ArtBasel Miami By Robert Mangold By Frank Stella by Frank Stella by Sigmar Polke By Sigmar Polke By Louise Bourgeois First and foremost, Miami is an atmosphere. The Floridian city is a strange combination of showboating, bling cars throbbing like Ferraris down Collins Avenue, girls in very short skirts struggling to walk in their […]

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