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News: Impressionist Gardens Exhibition Opens

The Large Garden 1898 Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947 French) Oil on canvas Musee D'Orsay, Paris

The Museo Thyssen‐Bornemisza and Caja Madrid have teamed up with the National Gallery of Scotland and curator Clare Wilsdon, Professor at Glasgow University and author of In the Gardens of Impressionism, to present the exhibition Impressionist Gardens, an extensive survey of the theme of gardens in painting from the mid‐ 19th century to the early 20th century. The exhibition includes ... Read More »

Gauguin Takes Up Residence in Van Gogh Museum for “Breakthrough Into Modernity”

  The relationship between the Van Goghs (Vincent and Theo) and Paul Gauguin was long and complicated. Theo purchased, sold, and commissioned the painter’s work while Vincent, then just a struggling artist and brother of a successful dealer, befriended and attempted to collaborate with the far more grounded and well-regarded Gauguin. It was a difficult relationship between the two, strained ... Read More »

Giacometti Sculpture Walks Off With Record-Breaking $104.3 Million Auction Price Tag

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  From the perch of an auction-house seat, you might think that the world economy was flourishing, that bankers and bus drivers alike were in the black and in the chips. Last night, a Alberto Giacometti bronze statute, “Walking Man 1″ (above, left) netted $104.3 million at a Sotheby’s auction in London, handily breaking the pre-recession record of $104.1 million ... Read More »

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