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Belle epoque: the French idylls of an artist’s youth – in pictures | Art and design

Graphic artist Jean Jullien is best known for his black-line illustrations of everyday life in publications such as the New Yorker, but his personal artworks show a more romantic worldview. In his new monograph (Jean Jullien, published by Phaidon, £45), the French beaches and countryside where he grew up are lush with nature and nostalgia. Jullien’s mother opened his eyes to the importance of ...

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French Authorities Detain Experts In Louvre Antiquities Investigation – ARTnews.com

French authorities have detained two archaeologists in connection with a larger probe into the illicit trade of stolen antiquities to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates that has led to the indictment of former Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez. Noëmi Daucé, a curator at the Louvre, and Jean-François Charnier, an adviser for Afalula, ...

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French Authorities Detain Two Archaeologists, Including a Louvre Curator, as Part of an Ongoing International Art-Trafficking Dragnet

Two high-ranking archaeologists and curators are being held for questioning by French investigators as part of a probe into a global art-trafficking scandal that has implicated the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Met, and former Louvre director Jean-Luc Martinez. Jean-François Charnier and Noëmi Daucé are suspected of ignoring warnings about the questionable provenance of at least two allegedly stolen Egyptian antiquities worth millions, and urging ...

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French Court Tosses Out Sculptor’s Lawsuit Over Maurizio Cattelan Art – ARTnews.com

A French judge has dismissed a lawsuit over whether Maurizio Cattelan could be considered the true author of some of his most famous sculptures. Sculptor Daniel Druet had sued Cattelan’s gallery, Perrotin, and the Monnaie de Paris, the art space that mounted a Cattelan show in 2016. Druet claimed that he was the true maker of nine of Cattelan’s works, among them Him, a ...

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston selling NFTs of rarely-exhibited French Impressionist pastels to raise funds for conservation

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston is turning to NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to help raise funds for a major conservation project. The MFA is the latest encyclopaedic museum to mint NFTs from works in its collection, collaborating with La Collection to turn 23 French Impressionist pastel works by Manet, Degas, Monet, Pissarro and others into digital tokens. Proceeds from sales of around ...

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French Collector Dies at 89 – ARTnews.com

Michel David-Weill, whose gifts of money and art helped transform the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has died at 89. The Louvre said in its obituary for him that he died on June 17 in New York. David-Weill held considerable sway as a banker with ties to the rich and powerful in multiple countries. He was chairman of the advisory firm Lazard, ...

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French Artist Dies at 96 – ARTnews.com

Jacques Villeglé, an artist whose work made use of torn posters spotted on the street that have influenced generations of French artists, has died at 96. The Paris-based Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, which represents Villeglé, announced the artist’s death in a statement posted to social media on Tuesday. The gallery remembered him as “working hard, smiling always.” Villeglé was the last living figure ...

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French Painter Dies at 80 – ARTnews.com

Claude Rutault, a French artist whose paintings were made according to rigorous sets of rules, has died at 80. A representative for Perrotin, the Paris-based gallery that represents him, said he died of an illness on Saturday. “Those who knew him will miss his mischievousness, intelligence, strong personality, generosity, and freedom of spirit, evident in his work,” Perrotin wrote on social media. Rutault’s paintings ...

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Patti Smith Receives French Légion d’Honneur—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines FROM THE MUSEUM HALLS. Hot on the heels of announcing a $25 million gift for its planned expansion last month, the Tampa Museum of Art in Florida said it has lined up another $5 million for the project, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The donation comes from local philanthropists Penny and Jeff Vinik’s Vinik Family Foundation, and comes with naming rights for the ...

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