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Art News around the World


While we focus on Indian art, we can’t obviously function in a vacuum. It’s a small world and everything is connected, especially on the web. So, let’s train our spotlight across the world map to see what’s going on — from art trends to socio-political issues to everything that affects the great aesthetic global consciousness. Or, let’s just travel the world and have some fun!

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to open by 2025


The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, previously expected to open next year, has delayed its debut until 2025, largely due to “supply chains, delays in getting materials, manufacturer issues”, as its director Sandra Jackson-Dumont told the Los Angeles Times. The museum also revealed a new slate of acquisitions, including a work by new art market darling Ernie Barnes, The Drum Major (2003), and John Singer Sargent’s 1879 rendering of Diego Velázquez’s iconic Las Meninas (1656). The museum has also scored a major Renaissance masterpiece in Lucas Cranach the Elder’s The Judgment of Solomon (1526). Its Old Masters holdings have been further boosted with the addition of the Baroque picture Triumph of Galatea (around 1650) attributed to Artemesia Gentileschi and Onofrio Palumbo. For more details read The Art Newspaper.

Works of Vincent van Gogh, Lucian Freud, Jasper Johns, Gustav Klimt to be part of Paul Allen Collection


Works by Vincent van Gogh, Lucian Freud, Jasper Johns, Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keefe, and other major artists have been revealed to be part of the $1 billion collection of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen that will be auctioned at Christie’s this fall. In what is billed to be the highest valued single-owner collection sale to ever come to auction, the works will be sold across multiple sales in New York that will take place on November 9 and November 10. Proceeds from the auctions will go to philanthropic efforts led by a foundation Allen set up during his lifetime. The collection is being sold by the executor of Allen’s estate, his sister Jody Allen. Read more at Art News.

Doughlas Mandy\’s sculpture unveiled at Livigno Alps


Douglas Mandy\’s five-sculpture public installation titled Gravity Flow was unveiled last month and will remain on display through August 2023. The interesting part is the location of it\’s installation. The installation is unveiled at Muottas Muragl summit in Switzerland’s Livigno Alps. In an area defined by its extreme weather conditions, the semitransparent works will have a constantly changing backdrop and appearance due to the swirling elements and shifting light. The sculptures touch on serious themes, including humans’ part in ecological turmoil and the nature of time—as well as how time could be running out. To know more read Artnet News.

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