Tag: Portrait

New Edvard Munch Biopic Provides a Confusing Portrait of Iconic Artist – ARTnews.com

Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944) is best-known for The Scream (1893), his iconic Expressionist masterpiece of a man, hands on cheeks, uttering what can only described as a disturbing chill of distress, and that has been endlessly parodied in the decades since. But in Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken’s new film, Munch, which opened the 2023 International Film Festival Rotterdam as an out-of-competition screening, the work ...

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Max Beckmann Portrait Breaks German Auction Records – ARTnews.com

A self-portrait by the German Expressionist painter Max Beckmann may now be the most expensive artwork ever to sell at auction in Germany, according to a report by the Associated Press. The painting hammered for $20.7 million on Thursday at Berlin’s Grisebach auction house. The previous record was for a 15th-century bronze sculpture of a Buddhist deity from China, which sold last year for about $10 million. ...

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Queen: Chalk pavement portrait among amazing street art paying tribute

Chalk artist Julian Beever works on a portrait of the Queen near Trafalgar Square (Picture: Getty)This pavement portrait of the Queen is among an array of street art depicting Britain’s longest serving monarch after her death aged 96. Chalk artist Julian Beever left passers-by mesmerised with his tribute to Her Majesty on the sidewalk near Trafalgar Square in central London. Three-year-old Violent Williams, pictured ...

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National Portrait Gallery Is Fundraising for $58 M. Reynolds Painting – ARTnews.com

The National Portrait Gallery in London is attempting to raise millions of dollars to purchase a painting by 18th-century artist Joshua Reynolds, the Art Newspaper reported Wednesday. The painting, titled Portrait of Omai (1776), was valued at £50 million ($58 million) earlier this year. It depicts Omai, a Tahitian man who became the toast of British society during the 18th century. In March, the U.K. government temporarily barred ...

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Art Industry News: London’s National Gallery Will Raise a Whopping $50 Million to Buy ‘Portrait of Omai’ + Other News

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 31. NEED-TO-READ A Podcast on the Death of Ana Mendieta – In an upcoming podcast by Pushkin and Somethin’ Else called “Death of an Artist,” former curator of L.A. MOCA Helen Molesworth investigates ...

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Famous portrait of Winston Churchill missing from Ottawa hotel in suspected art heist

One of the most famous portraits of Winston Churchill is missing from the Château Laurier's Reading Lounge after apparently being replaced with a copy, but exactly how long ago it disappeared is a mystery.A staff member at the storied downtown Ottawa hotel, just steps from Parliament Hill, discovered on Friday night that the portrait hanging on the wall was a replica, not the original that was installed in ...

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