Erich Woll at the Tacoma Art Museum

Winston Wachter is pleased to inform that a glass piece by artist Erich Woll will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum.  For more information, check out the upcoming exhibitions page on the Tacoma Art Museum’s website (link below). The Secret Language of Animals January 23, 2010 – June 27, 2010

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The Economist publishes special report on the art market

The Economist news magazine recently published a special report on the art market titled, Suspended Animation, detailing recent and current trends in the art market, as well as speculation on the future of the art market. See link below: http://www.economist.com/specialreports/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14941181

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Louvre breaks ground on a new site in Lens, France

The Louvre Museum in Paris is making plans to build a second venue in the unlikely Northern French city of Lens.  This city, once devastated by World War I, then again by World War II, and more recently by the collapse of the coal mining industry in 1986, will soon boast of a new sleek…

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Paris Museum Workers Strike

In Paris, museum workers respond to government plans to drastically reduce the state workforce by replacing only one of every two workers who retire.  The strike began last week by cultural ministry employees from the Georges Pompidou Center and the Beaubourg modern art museum who say that this policy will have a devastating affect on…

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Getting Read for Art Basel Miami Beach 2009

Though as many as 60 galleries have opted to not return to the art fair this year, the eighth annual Art Basel Miami Beach is slated to go off without a hitch December 3-6.  It has moved from Collins Park to the Miami Beach Convention Center and has added several new galleries to the lineup,…

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Pope Benedict XVI requests meetings with acclaimed contemporary artists

Pope Benedict XVI has sent out 500 invitations to international artists, sculptors, architects, musicians, film directors, and one prima ballerina to meet with him at the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. More than 250 visitors have been received including Anish Kapoor, currently on exhibit at the Royal Academy in London, Saha Hadid, architect of the…

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Artist Jeanne-Claude (1935 – 2009)

Jeanne-Claude, one-half of the collaborative husband/wife art duo Christo & Jeanne-Claude has died, she was 74 years old.  Christo & Jeanne-Claude together created environment artworks.  Some of these works include the wrapping of the Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris, as well as the Reichstag building in Berlin. More recently, Christo & Jeann-Claude realized The Gates in…

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