Arts + Culture

Post-Saint Patty’s Glance at Decade’s Top-Earning Irish Artists

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With St. Patrick’s Day barely out of hindsight, it is just the right time to take a look at the most marketable Irish artists over the past 10 years. Dublin-born School of London painter Francis Bacon is certainly one of leaders of the present-day auction room, with over $1.5 billion of art sold in the last decade, which is no surprise considering his individual ...

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Art Basel Pursuing Global Dominance

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Art fairs are a viral global phenomenon, with fairs of all sizes branching out to new locations. Currently, a new initiative from Art Basel, one of the most dominant fair organizers, is taking place. It aims to make the company not only a market force but also to cement a position as a benefactor of the arts.   Art Basel, which started in Switzerland ...

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Brussels’s Terrorist Attacks Met With Touching Chalk Art Tributes

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In response to a series of terrorist attacks in Brussels Tuesday morning, which killed 30 and left another 230 injured, Belgian authorities effectively shut down the city’s public institutions and transportation systems. Despite the threat of additional attacks, Brussels’s citizens took to the streets today to spread a message of love. Belgians flooded the Bourse de Bruxelles (the Brussels Stock Exchange), turning the public square’s floor ...

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Refugee Crisis In Talks At Venice’s 2016 Architecture Benniale

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Ahead of the opening of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale in May 2016, Austria and Germany have revealed that both their exhibits will present a range of different innovative housing and architectural solutions to the European refugee crisis. According to a press release, the design concept behind the German Pavilion “is meant to make a statement about the current political situation.” ...

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European Organization for Nuclear Research On The Hunt For Artists

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Are you a scientifically-minded artist? Well, take note; there is an artists residency program at CERN. The European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva and the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool have recently announced an international open call for their new “COLLIDE International Award.” The prize is a three-month, fully-funded residency, split between the two organizations, and ...

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Impressive Artisan Watches Showcased at Baselworld 2016

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“At Baselworld, we see beauty and innovation at the service of time,” said François Thiébaud, president of The Swiss Exhibitors Committee for the world’s pre-eminent horology fair. The event takes place every spring in the riverside city of Basel. “We have always had time,” he added, speaking to a room of international press on the eve of this year’s edition, ...

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Preview Highlights From Art Basel in Hong Kong

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With New York’s Armory Week barely out of our sights, the art world is gearing up for another major fair and its host of related events on the other side of the globe. Art Basel in Hong Kong, the latest fair giant on the global circuit, opens this week, running from March 24-26 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Now in just its ...

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Asia Week Lead by Sotheby’s with $55 Million Total Sales

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Amid ongoing economic turmoil in China and several high profile seizures of ancient statues related to federal law enforcement’s “Operation Hidden Idol” crackdown, Christie’s and Sotheby’s Asia Week auctions presented solid results for a wide range of objects including Chinese ceramics, jade, modern Indian paintings, and Himalayan bronze and stone statues.   A rare pair of gilt-bronze and paste-set lanterns, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong ...

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Social Media Guidelines For Artists and Gallery Owners

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Artists no longer need to starve as sites like Pinterest, Facebook and Tumblr allow them to leverage their creativity to market their works. According to market research firm First Research, there are about 5,000 art dealers and galleries in the U.S. with combined annual revenue of approximately $6 billion, and Art Market Monitor estimates the size of the overall global ...

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