Showing posts from June, 2017

Gallery in Monaco

Fabrizio Moretti’s new Art Gallery in Monaco Not to be confused with the musician with the same name from the New York band The Strokes. The Fabrizio Moretti who is settling in Monaco is a star in the art world. A prominent specialist in Tuscan art and ancient painting from the 14th to the 18th centuries, the 40-year-old collector, son of an antique dealer, grew up in a Florentine world. A gallery in Florence and another in London have given him international influence. He chose to complete his triptych by occupying 200 square meters at the Park Palace, overlooking the Place du Casino. The former premises of Credit Suisse will now house other treasures, with the aim of becoming a new cultural center. “I think this is the most beautiful gallery I have at the moment,” said the gallery owner, after an opening evening that brought together many collectors established in the Principality. “I am glad I had such an opportunity to open this place that I imagined as a private home.” A change i…

$1.5 Billion Museum

LA City Council Approves George Lucas’s $1.5 Billion Museum of Narrative Art The museum, which is expected to generate $43 million in tax revenue and thousands of jobs, represents a major windfall for the city.
George Lucas’s Museum of Narrative Art has been unanimously approved by the Los Angeles City Council in a meeting on Tuesday morning. The proposed museum will focus on the art of storytelling and is slated to showcase the Star Wars and Indiana Jones director’s extensive collection of paintings, illustrations, and movie memorabilia, according to Los Angeles Daily NewsMovie fans can look forward to displays from Lucas’s personal movie archives, including rare concept drawings and costume designs from the director’s, award-winning catalogue of movie hits. “The job of narrative art is to build myths,” Lucas told the Daily News, adding that he hoped the museum will inspire younger generations and bring into focus the “concept of narrative,” which he said “has been forgotten.”


Exhibition on “The Palace Guards. Two Centuries of History. 1817-2017” in Monaco. From 13 June to 15 October 2017, the Prince’s Palace is highlighting 200 years of the Company’s history.

On the occasion of celebrations for the bicentenary of the Palace Guards, the Prince’s Palace is organizing a temporary exhibition in its library and in two formal reception rooms of the State Apartments, highlighting the Company’s two-hundred-year history. Uniforms, archive documents, photographs, portraits and an audiovisual montage depict the various roles of the Palace Guards and their place in Royal ceremonies. This exhibition is the result of collaboration between the Palace Guards, the Palace Archives Department and Palace Library, directed by Thomas Fouilleron, Monaco Audiovisual Archives and Cécile Degos, scenographer. It showcases the role of the Palace Guards in Monegasque life and history. The exhibition will be included on the tour circuit of visits to the Palace, and will be…

Protest Against Rape Culture

David Choe’s Controversial Bowery Mural Targeted in Protest Against Rape Culture The art world is protesting after David Choe bragged about a questionable sexual encounter.

The Bowery Mural, currently home to a controversial work by street artist David Choe, will be the site of an anti-rape protest and performance art piece titled “NO MEANS NO” on June 18. The high-profile street art location has come under fire for offering a platform to Choe, after he bragged about a sexual encounter that sounded anything but consensual.
The protest is organized by curator Jasmine Wahi, co-owner and director of the Gateway Project Spaces, and founder and director of Project For Empty Space, both in Newark. “This piece is intended to examine examples of violent and predatory misogyny,” reads the Facebook invite to the event. “Our aim is to provoke widespread rejection of the continued normalization of rape culture by bringing visibility to the topic.”

The performance will take place simultaneously at Unio…

$89 Million ( Basquiats )

Here Are All the Basquiats at Art Basel, Worth a Combined $89 Million

Now is a very good time to own a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Hot on the heels of Sotheby’s record-breaking $110.5 million sale of the artist’s Untitled(1982) last month, which made him the most expensive American artist ever to hit the auction block, Art Basel is chock full of work by the street art rebel. Basquiat’s career was famously brief: He died of a drug overdose at 27, just seven years into his life’s work. Still, he has an outsize presence at this year’s fair, which opened to VIPs on Tuesday. Many of the works at Art Basel have surfaced at auction over the past five years at much lower prices—a testament to the steep upward trajectory of the Basquiat market. Below, we survey all of the Basquiats—worth a combined $89 million—in descending price order.

This hand-stretched triptych, from the artist’s most coveted year (1982), is the most expensive Basquiat at Art Basel, and among the priciest works at the f…



1.The Manneport, Etretat in the Rain impressionism ;
Claude Monet

2. The Manneport Etretat in the Evening;
Pierre v. Dijk

3. The Manneport Etretat in the Morning;
Pierre v. Dijk

4. The Manneport Etretat in the afternoon;
Pierre v. Dijk

5. The Manneport Etretat in the evening;
Claude Monet.

6. The Manneport Etretat , Stormy weather  Claude Monet

Kind Regards ; Pierre

Millionaires are more afraid than ever

Millionaires are more afraid than ever — nearly 40% are not investing. Millionaire confidence plunged by a record amount in May, sparked by fears of government dysfunction in Washington.

The Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index, a measure of millionaire confidence in the economy and markets, fell 17 points from April. That’s the biggest month-to-month drop ever recorded by Spectrem Group, a Chicago-based wealth-research firm that created the index. The survey found that almost 4 in 10 (39 percent) of millionaires plan to avoid investing in the coming month — the highest percentage since December 2013. The main reason for the drop: politics and the turmoil surrounding the Trump administration. The top concern cited by the millionaires surveyed was the political environment. “Even though the stock market remains at near-record high levels, millionaire investors are becoming increasingly cautious,” said Spectrem President George H. Walper Jr. “This is likely due to growing con…


NEWSPAPER.. / What’s Happening Today? /
The Future Is Now (Or at Least Very Soon)
What VR Means for Galleries. Virtual reality has hit the mainstream seemingly overnight.
The New York Times posts daily 360° videos and has a virtual reality app, 200,000 developers are registered with Oculus to create VR games, and the Hirshhorn created a VR version of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibition. These organizations, among others, are seeing the incredible potential of VR technology. Virtual reality offers two unique advantages. First, it can be used to experience a space—like a gallery—in an incredibly realistic manner without setting foot in it. Second, it offers entirely new experiences that no one has ever had before. Arts organizations are beginning to take advantage of the former, and artists are exploring the latter. While VR may not change the way galleries are run immediately, keeping an eye on the digital landscape will inform the future of your gallery’s programming. There are s…

Too Stupid for Great Art

‘People Are Too Stupid for Great Art’: Painter Markus Lüpertz on Why the Avant-Garde Will Always Fail The controversial German painter currently has three US exhibitions. Henri Neuendorf, June 5, 2017

Over the course of his five decade career, Markus Lüpertz has cultivated and embraced his public image as a modern-day dandy almost as much as his reputation as a highly divisive artist and serial provocateur. This, of course, has made him a star in his native Germany where the tabloid press regularly lauds him as a “lord of painting.” Lüpertz emerged amongst a generation of post-war German artists in the 1960s that grappled with finding a stylistic approach that relied on neither figuration nor abstraction. This translated into a series of “dithyrambic” paintings consisting of figurative elements interspersed with abstract blocks of color. Deeply suspicious of the populist and fascist connotations of figurative art, and yet dissatisfied with coat-tailing American abstract expressionism,…