Subodh Gupta: A complete metamorphosis for the work of the Indian art star

As a young boy Subodh Gupta lived in Bihar, one of the poorest states in India. Through a sequence of fortuitous encounters he would learn his craft and become one of the most talked about young artists on the planet.

Egyptian surrealism: A piece of modern art history is unveiled at Pompidou before moving to Madrid, Dusseldorf and Liverpool

An unmissable show at the Centre Pompidou reveals how Cairo, a far cry from the face that the Egyptian capital presents to the world today, was animated by a group of wild, pertinent and politically engaged artists. It is the first museum exhibition to tackle the subject of Egyptian surrealism.

Fontana, Boetti: when will the Italian avant-garde market’s vertiginous prices stop?

When uncertainty reigns, everyone tries to protect themselves, and the art market is no exception. ‘Serious collectors who previously showed some appetite for risk by purchasing works by young artists are now investing perceptibly higher sums to acquire pieces by artists affiliated to acknowledged movements.’ explains Nathalie Brambilla.

In Gstaad: at the summit of the most chic contemporary art in Europe

Switzerland is a unique blend of alpine culture, cows, rustic tradition, cheese, and world-class expertise in such diverse domains as watchmaking, banking and contemporary art. Every two years, in Gstaad, a show called Elevation 1049 perfectly incarnates these two apparently irreconcilable tendencies.

Edgar Degas: 55 completly unknown drawings at auction

Edgar Degas (1834-1917), a major artist from the dawn of modernism, both as a painter and a sculptor, died exactly 100 years ago this year. A hundred years is how long it took for a forgotten box containing 55 unseen drawings by this exceptional artist to appear on the market.

Picasso: A visit to his secret studio, Boisgeloup, in the company of Bernard Picasso

True connoisseurs of Picasso will already know it well. In the village of Gisors, an hour outside Paris, the Boisgeloup studio is whispered about in hushed tones and is central to the work of the Spanish artist.

Homage to Jannis Kounellis, who has just passed away

In April of last year I posted an article about a fabulous exhibition by the Greek artist Jannis Kounellis at La Monnaie in Paris. He has just died at the age of 80. Here is a homage to an artist who created harmonious works from the most thankless raw materials.

The sublime Vermeer at the Louvre along with his milkmaid and lacemaker

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), a legend even among the greatest legends of painting, portrayed a simple milkmaid as a real queen. The painting normally hangs in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. On a rare outing, it will be shown at the Louvre until 22 May in the company of 11 other canvases by the artist.

Six Recently Conserved Classical Persian Carpets to be Shown at The Met Beginning March 3

Six small Iranian carpets of the 16th and 17th centuries—along with recent conservation treatment that has made it possible to display these precious textiles for the first time in decades—are the focus of the exhibition Carpets for Kings: Six Masterpieces of Iranian Weaving, opening March 3 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

10 Things To See During 20th Century Spring Season At Christie's - London, February - March 2017


Marsden Hartley's Creative Connection to His Home State of Maine Explored in Unprecedented Exhibition

The exhibition Marsden Hartley’s Maine, on view at The Met Breuer from March 15 through June 18, 2017, will showcase the American artist’s lifelong artistic engagement with his home state of Maine.


Every month, MetCollects introduces one work of art recently acquired by the Met. We invite you to have a first look with us.

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco | Designing Dreams: A Celebration of Leon Bakst

This publication, conceived as an extension of the exhibition Designing Dreams, A Celebration of Léon Bakst and its design, gathers scientific contributions from leading researchers and art historians alongside in situ installation views, pays tribute to Léon Bakst, the greatest set designer of the modern era.


Erskine, Hall & Coe are pleased to announce the launch of a new website which is dedicated to the life and work of James Tower


Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today its adoption of a new policy: all images of public-domain artworks in the Museum's collection are now available for free and unrestricted use.

Philadelphia Museum of Art | American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

This extraordinary gathering of rarely seen masterpieces traces the rise of a uniquely American medium. Shaped by the genius of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the watercolor movement tells a story about innovation, experimentation, and the creation of bold new ways of seeing the world.

SEVEN JAPANESE ARTISTS : until 18 February

Erskine, Hall & Coe are delighted to present Seven Japanese Artists. The show will be open through the 18th of February.

Lunar New Year Festival at The Met This Sunday, February 5

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host its annual Lunar New Year festival on Sunday, February 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rooster will feature dozens of engaging programs—for visitors of all ages—that reflect traditions from across Asia. 


In 2017 several major North American art museums are celebrating the centenary of Auguste Rodin's (1840–1917) death with traveling exhibitions, permanent collection installations, and a robust program of educational activities.


Anna Golubkina was born on January 28, 1864. Read the papers about this russian sculptor in our magazine.

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