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!
The Reality was Expected to be the Priciest Painting Ever Sold in Poland
For the second time in two weeks, Polish police were unsuccessful in removing a contentious painting from a Warsaw auction house. Authorities failed to bring the necessary supplies to properly pack and transport the priceless artwork in both instances, so they were left empty-handed. Authorities believe the work, Reality was stolen from Poland in the 1950s. It is expected to become the most expensive artwork ever sold in Poland with an estimate of PLN 14-22 million ($3.1-4.9 million). The canvas was last seen by the public during an exhibition in Ukraine in 1926. The police first attempted to intervene and confiscate the work on November 21 but were told by staff at DESA Unicum that their packing materials were inadequate to take the work away. A week later, on November 28, they were once again unable to remove the work because their transportation box was apparently the wrong size. It had been built to accommodate both the canvas and its frame, which the auction house intended to keep. Read more on Art news.
HENI is selling the ‘Veil Paintings’ of Damien Hirst
British artist Damien Hirst has put oil to paper for his latest release with HENI. The artist\’s \”Paper Veils\” series features 100 large works and 200 small works priced at $45,000 and $25,000. The collection is essentially a downsized version of Hirst\’s monumental \”Veil Paintings\” from 2017 which deployed thick brushstrokes and heavy impasto to appear as though Georges Seurat had painted furiously and without a subject. \”HENI Primary is our newest platform, built specifically for primary-market releases of original artworks,\” a statement on its website reads. To purchase work for HENI Primary’s inaugural sale, potential buyers are required to fill out an application through which they state their preference for artwork, list the details of their own art collection, and note their method of payment. After the submission period ends, HENI will review all the applications and select buyers, though how it makes its determinations isn’t exactly clear. Read more on Art news.
Electrifying Paintings of Thomas Barger on Show at Salon 94 Design
Brooklyn-based artist Thomas Barger has always used domestic objects as vessels to express ideas related to identity and sexuality. Now, he is pushing these ideas further at his second New York solo exhibition \”Wholesome\” at Salon 94 Design. “Wholesome” is the first time Barger has displayed wall works, which are more conceptual in nature than functional. Also, they all have the word “interruption” in their titles. All the works are available for purchase and range from $5,000 to $24,000. Barger is part of an exciting new generation of artists pushing past the decorative aspect of design and developing a new standard where the work should mean something. In Innie or outie Interruption (2022), an intimate close-up image of a man\’s belly is tacked to the top right-hand corner of a gray paper-pulp canvas-shaped sculpture. After sharing stories with other Midwesterners in New York, many of them also queer artists, Barger realized he was not alone in his experience. Details on USA Art News.