A SUMMARY OF THE MOST EXCITING ART NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
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!
£740,000 painting ruined at Russian gallery by guard
A painting worth £740,000 has been destroyed after a ‘bored’ security guard drew eyes on faceless figures depicted in the artwork at a Russian gallery. On his first day on the job, the security guard had drawn two pairs of eyes with a ballpoint pen onto artist Anna Leporskaya’s ‘Three Figures’ (1932–1934) painting during an abstract art exhibition at the Yeltsin Center in the city of Yekaterinburg, western Russia. The painting was defaced by a security guard, who has not been named but is believed to be 60-years-old, who worked for a private security company, the Yeltsin Center said in a statement. The Daily Mail brings you the scoop.
‘World’s longest mural’ in Delhi to depict life through 6 seasons
The new tunnel under Pragati Maidan in the national capital might just become the record holder for the world’s largest outdoor art mural in the world. Him Chatterjee, the art consultant to the Pragati Maidan project, said, “In the Guinness World Records, the biggest recorded outdoor public artwork till date is in Incheon, South Korea, a 23,688 sq metre painting on a grain silo. In the Pragati Maidan tunnel, we will, on completion, have covered 98,000 sq metres with art.” According to officials working on the project, the entire artwork, which has no break, will have a length of 3km, including the covering of the main tunnel, ramp areas, branch tunnels and under passes of the integrated transit corridor under Pragati Maidan. The Times of India tells you more.
India’s first quarterly art and design newspaper: The Irregular Times
Tarini Sethi and Anant Ahuja founded The Irregular Times in 2021. The publication gives the newspaper format a refreshing and wholly irregular new look, and also draws on the nostalgia of the medium. The first two issues were published in June and October of 2021, under the titles Please wait for the host to start this meeting and Landmarks and Landmines. Meanwhile, the third issue is set to be printed this February. As seen in its first two iterations, the publication has crossed the diverse and interesting topics of art, media, activism, politics and contemporary culture. The team sought to respond to the “digital exhaustion and fatigue” which came with the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Elfie Thomas for It’s Nice That and tells you more.
Doggo earns over £15,000 selling her paintings online
A talented nine-year-old Australian shepherd named Ivy has racked in £15,000 by selling incredible paintings. Her human, Lisa Kite (58) began teaching Ivy how to paint when she was just aged two. After noticing how quickly she picked it up, Lisa started trying her out with different types of paint, starting with watercolours before moving on to acrylics. The dog’s paintings have a range of names, from ‘Meringue’ to ‘Jungle Cat’, and prices vary, with her most expensive work of art selling for £360. Lisa donates the profits from Ivy’s artwork to local charities and food banks in their area. Mirror spins the adorable tale.