Guy Denning Drawings in Paris

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Guy Denning’s wonderful drawings have popped up in my facebook news feed for as long as I can remember. I don’t see them as much as I would like to lately as facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg is a greedy little cretin (he’s forcing page owners to pay up if they want the people that have already liked their page to see new posts) but that’s another story. Back to the point of this post, Denning is showing a collection of works on paper at the Galerie Brugier Rigail in Paris, France this month.Continue Reading

Ron Mueck in Paris

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The Ron Mueck exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, France has been extended until October 27. I’m still yet to see any of the hyper-realist sculptor’s work and would love to use this exhibition as an excuse to go and have a coffee and people-watch in Paris, but the bank thinks my mortgage is more important! Damn my shackles. Continue Reading

Masterpieces from Paris in Canberra

Probably the best exhibition I have seen in Australia (coming from a fan of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne). Masterpieces from Paris has 9 Paul Gauguins, 7 Van Goghs and 8 Cezannes. So it’s more than one or two good paintings thrown in with a bunch of weaker paintings like the usual “blockbuster” exhibition. The Van Goghs alone are worth making the effort to see the exhibition.Continue Reading

Paris Street Painters Lose to Cheap Chinese Paintings

Painters working on the streets of Montmartre in Paris may soon become a thing of the past with the introduction of cheap, soulless Chinese paintings done by the painters equivalent of a battery hen in a small steal cage.

Many of the 300 officially registered artists working on the streets are now competing with souvenir shops selling mass produced Chinese oil paintings for a fraction of the cost that local Paris artists can afford to sell them for.Continue Reading

Two Pablo Picasso Paintings Stolen

At least two Pablo Picasso paintings have been stolen from the Paris apartment of the grand-daughter of Picasso, Diana Widmaier-Picasso. The works are estimated to be worth more than $60 million US dollars.

They include a 1938 portrait of Pablo’s daughter Maya holding a doll and a portrait of his second wife Jacqueline Roque.Continue Reading