Swedish artist's drawings, collages and sculptures are wilfully naive but deceptively sophisticated
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Friday 21 June 2013
Just as his Little Match Girl Passion employed a palimpsest of Bach texts, so David Lang’s five-song suite Death Speaks derives directly from Schubert lieder, reconstituting proclamations in a manner which allows Death to talk directly to us in a variety of guises all sung in a fittingly pale, deathly timbre by Shara Worden over delicately dramatic settings of guitar, piano and violin produced by The National’s Bryce Dessner.
Thursday 13 December 2012
The 26-year-old man who defaced a Rothko painting hanging at London's Tate Modern gallery has been jailed for two years.
Thursday 13 December 2012
The self-proclaimed artist, who caused outrage by vandalising a masterpiece by Mark Rothko in the name of a movement he created, has been jailed for two years.
Thursday 15 November 2012
If the economic outlook for the art world is to be judged on the past 48 hours in New York then it is very healthy indeed.
Economic crisis, what economic crisis? Sotheby's auction makes a whopping $375 million led by Rothko and Pollock sales
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Sotheby's staged the biggest auction in its 268-year history last night, led by a $75 million (£47.1 million) Mark Rothko and a record-setting $40 million (£25.1 million) work by Jackson Pollock at its post-war and contemporary art sale.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
A man accused of criminal damage after a Mark Rothko painting was defaced at London's Tate Modern gallery is to deny the charge, a court heard today.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Vladimir Umanets, 26, was arrested in Worthing last night by Sussex Police on behalf of officers from Scotland Yard.
Family of Mark Rothko speak out over act of vandalism at Tate Modern, adding they were warmed by the response from the British public
Monday 08 October 2012
The family of Mark Rothko have spoken out over the act of vandalism carried out on one of the Tate Modern’s prized examples of the artist’s work, but said they were “heartened” by the response from the British public.
Sunday 07 October 2012
Police are investigating after a painting by the great 20th century abstract artist Mark Rothko was defaced at the Tate Modern in London today.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
The record sale of a Mark Rothko painting helped drive auctioneer Christie's to its most successful first half year, as investors continued to flock to art as a good place to put their cash.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
The record sale of a Mark Rothko painting helped drive auctioneer Christie's to its most successful first half, as investors continued to flock to art as a good place to put their cash.
Alice Jones' Arts Diary: A ringing endorsement of the Olympics, but it may not chime with late-risers...
Saturday 14 July 2012
Martin Creed is entering the home straight with his latest opus – “Work No. 1197: All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes”.
Sunday 18 December 2011
Beyond the overbearing and clunking blockbusters, the year's best shows were far-flung, small and perfectly formed
Friday 12 August 2011
David Leddy is a Fringe institution, a writer and director who magics audiences to faraway places in his shows. Last year, he took them on a macabre midnight journey through an old Masonic lodge.
Friday 25 March 2011
The French choral-group Accentus focuses on works by Philippe Manoury, mostly based on settings of poems or, in the case of the formidable "Fragments d'Héraclite", a triple-choir setting of the Greek philosopher Heraclitus.
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