Untouched Parisian flat reveals 19th Century Giovanni Boldini painting

When auctioneer Olivier Choppin-Janvy entered the dust-covered Parisian flat to take inventory of the deceased owner’s possessions, he likened it to “stumbling into the castle of Sleeping Beauty, where time had stood still since 1900.” Among the many treasures found was a stunning Giovanni Boldini portrait of an actress who went by the name of…

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New movie to look at the life of Peggy Guggenheim

New York-based art advisor Eleanor Cayre has partnered with Nikki Silver, the Emmy Award-winning producer of On Screen Entertainment, to make a movie about the life of art collector Peggy Guggenheim.  “I have always been fascinated with Peggy’s collection and life story,” said Cayre of the art world maven. “She was an eccentric figure who…

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Kurt Vonnegut Library/Museum to Open in Indianapolis

Three years after his death, a new library and museum dedicated to author Kurt Vonnegut is set to open this November in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. The museum founder, Julia Whitehead, says the space will include a replica of Vonnegut’s writing studio, a library featuring memorabilia such as personal photographs, papers and his WWII…

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Vatican to open room devoted to Henri Matisse

The Vatican Museums in Rome will open a room devoted to the work of French artist Henri Matisse later this year.  The Vatican has been attempting to expand its contemporary and modern religious art department in the last few years and will display large-scale sketches relating to the work Matisse did for La Chapelle du…

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Chelsea Art Museum Risks Losing Charter

The Chelsea Art Museum in New York could face the loss of its charter following the news that its entire permanent collection of artwork had been pledged as collateral for a loan needed to pay its mortgage.  Founded and directed by Dorothea Keeser, the eight-year-old contemporary art museum has faced ongoing financial difficulties, with Keeser…

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Cultural pact leads to Anish Kapoor’s first major exhibition in India

The recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural cooperation between the UK Government and the Government of the Republic of India makes way for new levels of cultural collaboration.  The heads of major cultural institutions of the UK and those of India met on a scale unprecedented since Independence.  Both countries have already…

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