Tag: Portrait

Esteban Jefferson’s Portrait of the Petit Palais – ARTnews.com

When New York–based artist Esteban Jefferson first visited the Petit Palais in Paris, in 2014, it was neither the nineteenth-century French paintings nor the Etruscan vases that caught his eye, but two mysterious portrait busts of anonymous Black figures placed behind the information and ticket desk. While most of the other artworks on display at the museum were accompanied by extensively researched wall texts, ...

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Rare Thomas Gainsborough Portrait Surfaces in France – ARTnews.com

A previously unknown portrait by Thomas Gainsborough surfaced in France last year, and because its sitter is likely a little-known composed from the 18th century, music scholars are abuzz. The painting, depicting a man holding a manuscript of music, first appeared in France last December, and sold at Paris auction for around £2,500 (about $3,475), per a report in the Guardian. Gainsborough, a painter, ...

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DC’s Portrait Gallery Will Unveil a Placeholder Trump Portrait While the Fancy Real One Gets Cooked Up + Other Stories

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 Thursday, April 1. NEED-TO-READ UK Museums Face More Pandemic Cutbacks – Museum directors are making further job costs as the UK faces a dangerous third wave. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London said curatorial staff ...

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‘Portrait Party’ artist Julia Kay featured in interactive virtual Chico Art Center reception

CHICO, Calif. – A virtual reception is being held on Sunday afternoon featuring artist Julia Kay. She is the featured artist in the March show at the Chico Art Center called “Sun Dances.” Kay is a Bay Area artist who works in many mediums. The work in the “Sun Dances” show includes black and white photographs; colorful, mural-sized paintings of animals; and a variety ...

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London’s National Portrait Gallery Will Represent More Women – ARTnews.com

London’s National Portrait Gallery will launch an effort to improve the representation of women in its collection. On Wednesday, the museum announced a three-year project in collaboration with Chanel that seeks to increase the number of portraits by women artists and featuring female sitters in its holdings. According to report in the Guardian, only 25 percent of the portraits in the gallery’s permanent collection ...

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Amy Sherald’s Breonna Taylor Portrait Bought by Smithsonian and Speed – ARTnews.com

Amy Sherald’s portrait of Breonna Taylor will be jointly acquired the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, ensuring that the artwork will reach a wide audience for the years ahead. “I felt like it should live out in the world,” Sherald told the New York Times, which first reported the ...

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Rare Van Gogh Portrait Brings London Drawings Auction to $25 M. – ARTnews.com

In a strong start to its 20th century art sales launched at its London and New York headquarters on Monday, Christie’s sold a group of eight drawings from the family collection of London dealer Thomas Gibson for a collective $25.3 million, well above its estimate of $15.8 million. Across the several sales held at the house’s New York and London salesrooms beginning on March ...

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