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Record-breaking $27 million Magritte masterpiece shines at Sotheby’s New York

Painted in 1937, René Magritte’s Le Principe du plaisir (The Pleasure Principle) is an entrancing portrait depicting Edward James, one of the most influential patrons of Surrealist art, who was introduced to Magritte by Salvador Dalí in 1937. Commissioned directly by James, the present portrait was rendered from a photograph of the patron that was taken according to the artist’s... | Read More

Stan Lee, Marvel legend and father of superheroes, dies at 95

Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old. Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early Monday in Los Angeles after suffering a number of illnesses in recent years. "With a heavy heart, we share our deepest condolences... | Read More

Warhol in New York: a fresh experience for audiences old and new

His Marilyn Monroe paintings and oversize soup cans are cultural icons, but in an exhibition opening Monday, New York's Whitney Museum hopes to paint a new, more complex picture of Andy Warhol. These days, few dare to tackle the king of pop art: he has already been the subject of hundreds of exhibitions and retrospectives. But under the guidance of chief curator Donna De Salvo -- who worked with... | Read More

Michael Jackson’s Swarovski glove up for auction

KnaiszLive.Com presents the year’s last auction; an online-only auction of Michael Jackson memorabilia collection in honor of the King of Pop’s Diamond Birthday Celebration. This Michael Jackson Memorabilia Auction ending November 17, 2018 includes captivating items for every collector. The sale features stage worn items such as his black fedora hat (Estimate: $3,000-5,000),... | Read More

Miller & Miller's Jewellery & Watches Auction online now

A curated assortment of antique and modern jewelry and watches, to include a generous selection of fine gold estate jewelry by makers such as Tiffany, Cartier and Bvlgari, plus vintage and modern wristwatches by Rolex, Tudor, Omega, Piaget and others are up for bid in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s 312-lot Jewellery & Watches auction. The auction will end on Saturday, November 24th, at... | Read More

Exhibition at Kunsthalle Bern approaches the runway as medium

The origins of the fashion show reveal a constellation where the body, commerce and modernity converge. Described as a theatre without narrative, fashion’s runway illuminates the paradox of irrational mutability and mechanical standardisation. The “first” runway could be understood as the practice of couturiers sending living mannequins (what we now call models) into the public... | Read More

QUAD in Derby celebrates Virtual Reality with a season exploring a wide range of immersive worlds

QUAD presents new and existing work by Rebecca Allen a world-renowned USA based digital art pioneer. The exhibition, Sync(Emerge(Consciousness)) includes the premiere of a new VR commission for QUAD. The exhibition also features recent VR artworks featuring installations that stimulate the senses including smell, physical interaction, artists film, audio and immersive VR - 'Inside' and 'Tangle of... | Read More

In storm-hit Dominica, Creole music offers uplift

Amid the kaleidoscope of colors of Dominica's capital Roseau, the streets pulsated with the sounds of African drums and steelpans, bamboo "boom pipes" and accordions. Impromptu parties sprung up on roadsides and beaches for the weekend of revelry that is the World Creole Music Festival, a chance to showcase the origins of the now global but intrinsically Caribbean sound. The 20th edition of the... | Read More

Gost Books publishes a retrospective monograph of work by British documentary photographer Paul Reas

Fables of Faubus is a retrospective monograph of work by British documentary photographer Paul Reas, spanning 30 years and featuring previously unpublished works. Reas is part of the pioneering generation of photographers, that included Paul Graham, Martin Parr and Anna Fox, who revealed and critiqued British class and culture in the 1980s and 90s. Strongly influenced by his working-class... | Read More

Dolby Chadwick Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Alex Kanevsky

Dolby Chadwick Gallery is presenting Alex Kanevsky’s new show Fin de Siécle. Kanevsky is adamant that paintings can never be described by words because their language is fundamentally visual and not verbal. To him, paintings are not expressions of pre-conceived notions, ideas, or even thought processes; in fact, he believes that they resist any conceptualization—but what then is... | Read More
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