The art and its market

Exhibition, analyses, … Some news from the United Kingdom on the art and its market.

The articles are in French, unless stated otherwise.

Le jardin des Délices de Jérôme Bosch

The Garden of Delights – Jérôme Bosch

A museum for the incurable curious
For the Wellcome Collection there aren’t any taboos. Or if there is a taboo, it’s the opportunity to make an exhibition out of it and to examine all aspects of it, from the funniest to the most sombre, from the most insignificant to the most interesting. L’Echo, 9 août 2014.

Miró and Albers: a posthumous meeting
Two masters of the 20th century show what they’re made of in a superb building designed by the architect Rafael Moneo. L’Echo, 23 July 2014.

When the egg hunt leads to the goose that lays the golden eggs
Fabergé eggs, full of history and whose value defies imagination, serve as yardsticks in the world of jewellery. One of them which was lost after the Russian revolution has recently been found again. L’Echo, 18 April 2014.

Masterpieces of Chinese painting
In London, in the obscure rooms at the Victoria and Albert museum, 1200 years of splendid Chinese painting are enjoyed by visitors. L’Echo, 15 November 2013.

400 years of indian jewellery
The book ‘Beyond Extravagance’ takes us on a journey through 400 years of history and the techniques of Indian jewellers. L’Eventail, November 2013.

Klee in all of his states
The Tate Modern in London dedicates its autumn exhibition to the artist Paul Klee. A rich and inspiring exhibition, intended as a plea for abstract and contemporary art. L’Echo, 17 October 2013.

Masterpiece of Chinese painting - Nine Dragons (detail) - Chen Rong - 1244

Masterpieces of Chinese painting – Nine Dragons (detail) – Chen Rong – 1244

Sex, art and pleasure
Outrageous drawings of genitals in great detail, women or men in the midst of ecstasy, humour,……Japanese erotic art presents a completely different approach to the relation between art and pornography. Largely widespread between the 17th and 19th century, these works of art named ‘Shunga’ were forgotten in the 20th century. They are only just starting to reappear. L’Echo, 5 October 2013.

Underneath the Royal Academy
On Monday the 245th ‘Summer Exhibition’ opened its doors in London. A little stroll backstage at Burlington House, home to the Royal Academy. L’Echo, 8 June 2013.

London goes Dada !
Man Ray, Schwitters, Lichtenstein, London museums are passing the word on to explore the path stemming from the Dada movement and culminating in Pop Art. A tour of some of London’s big exhibitions. L’Echo, 9 March 2013.

More than 87 design festivals around the world 

Leslie Waddington

From Beijing to New York, London to Paris, Brussels to Liège, design weeks and festivals propagate. Why such an interest? L’Echo, 2 June 2012

The Royal Ballet of Flanders in London
The Royal Ballet of Flanders will show in London, and for the last time, a rendition of « Artifact », one of William Forsythe’s first ballets. Behind the scenes of this exceptional performance, tensions and conflicts lead to the end of an era in Antwerp. L’Echo, 14 April 2012

More than fifty year in the art market
Leslie Waddington is a patriarch in the art world. His gallery, one of the two Dubuffet representatives worldwide, organised an exhibition/sale in London. L’Echo, 24 March 2012

Journey to the centre of the Tate (Eng)
Four museums, 68.000 works of art, 7.4 million visitors, 19 million internet users in 2010-2011, Tate is one of the most attended cultural organisations in the world. It’s also a finely tuned commercial machine. Trends Tendances, 16 February 2012

A Belgian at Tate
Chris Dercon, 54, father of three, became Tate Modern’s director in spring 2011. The magazine ‘Fantastic Man’ considered that, in becoming head of this feted institution, he joined the ranks of «the most influential thinkers in the art world». Trends Tendances, 16 February 2012

Secret cinema: a new way to watch film
Plunging into 2019 Los Angeles to watch « Blade Runner », being transported to a desert to see « Lawrence of Arabia » or being committed to a psychiatric hospital to see « One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest ». Since 2007, Secret Cinema has wanted to fully immerse movie goers in the experience. Read the article. L’Echo, 9 April 2011.

Photo: Tony Ellwood

Secret Cinema – The red Shoes – Photo: Tony Ellwood

Egon Schiele and women
Despite a short career, Egon Schiele, who died at 28 year old, left behind an abundant work. Two events were dedicated to him in June 2011 in London. L’Echo, 11 June 2011

New actors, globalisation, role confusion, price bubble… Within ten years, the contemporary art world has deeply changed. Exploration of it’s secret and development.
  • The Frieze Art Fair is one of the main contemporary art events. Meeting with its co-director, Matthew Slotover.
    Frieze Art Fair L’Echo, 9 October 2010 (fr-pdf)
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