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News: Duchamp’s ‘Unknown’ Brother

'On the beach', 1956, Jacques Villon

When all three of your brothers and sisters are fellow artists, particularly the famous Marcel Duchamp, it is hard to distinguish one’s own identity. Thus, Gaston Duchamp adopted the working pseudonym of Jacques Villon.   Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Unknown’ brother was a painter and graphic artist whose legacy includes almost 700 prints in addition to paintings. From 1950 onward his work ... Read More »

News: The Young Vermeer

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), The Procuress, 1656

The Mauritshuis Picture Gallery in The Hague, The Netherlands, hosts one of the most famous collections of Dutch and Flemish art in the world. Opened in 1822, the gallery is housed in the former manor of count John Maurice of Nassau and was built between 1636 and 1641.   Through August 22nd, the gallery will be home to a groundbreaking ... Read More »

Masterpiece Theater: Mauritshuis

Mauritshuis, The Hague

  It’s been a museum and a murder scene, a palace and a private home, but today, the Mauritshuis (Korte Vijverberg 8, The Hague, Netherlands) is home to one of Europe’s premier art collections. There you’ll find the so-called “Mona Lisa of the North,” Johannes Vermeer’s famed portrait, The Girl with the Pearl Earring, and the rest of the royal ... Read More »

It’s Good to be King

Dick el Demasiado by Patwasi Pat Taylor

Musician. Filmmaker. Producer. Writer. Artist. Dick el Demasiado, known to his legion of fans as the Cumbia king, has done it all. Breaking musical boundaries and relishing in the success of a career that follows its own path, by bucking tradition he has embraced a freedom that enables him to expand horizons most artists only dream of. We wanted to ... Read More »

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