A 25-year-old American, who paid €100 for his raffle ticket, said he had been looking for a picture to hang on his living room
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Sunday 23 May 2010
Friday 21 May 2010
Thursday 20 May 2010
A lone thief has stolen five paintings worth a total of £430 million in an overnight raid on a Paris art museum.
Thursday 20 May 2010
A collection of prints by Pablo Picasso is expected to fetch around £2.5 million when they are auctioned later this year.
Peace offerings: A new exhibition reveals how politics often came between the Pablo Picasso and his painting
Thursday 20 May 2010
It sounds like a straight bit of propaganda, with one top artist paying tribute to another. "On the big curtain paint the troublemaking/ Dove of peace of my brother Picasso... " In 1950, the poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht decorated his theatre in East Berlin with Picasso's anti-war bird, the symbol of the international Peace Movement. Who could complain? It's only intended to make trouble for the warmongers, no? But actually this "troublemaking dove" creates all sorts of trouble, artistic and political. It lies at the heart of a new exhibition, Picasso: Peace and Freedom, opening tomorrow at Tate Liverpool. Very good for an argument.
Wednesday 19 May 2010
A major new exhibition will launch at Tate Liverpool later week, with over 150 works by Pablo Picasso set to go on display.
Thursday 06 May 2010
A Picasso nude once marvelled at by Hollywood stars as they partied in the home of its millionaire owner but which was only ever shown once in public in the past 50 years has set a new record price for a work of art sold at auction.
Wednesday 05 May 2010
A 1932 Pablo Picasso painting of his mistress has sold for $106.5 million (£70 million), a world record price for any work of art at auction.
Friday 30 April 2010
Syd Barrett's career was over as soon as it had begun. Its zenith and nadir followed each other in a matter of months. In autumn 1964, a charming, romantic, artistically inclined youth of 16, he joined a rudimentary blues band called the Tea Set and changed their name to Pink Floyd, after the Christian names of two obscure North Carolina bluesmen.
Friday 09 April 2010
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Monday 22 March 2010
Saturday 20 March 2010
Thursday 04 March 2010
There are so many Africas, and so many arts of Africa. Picasso and Matisse thought they had hit on the essence of Africa during the first decade of the 20th century. The African masks and sculpture that influenced such works as Les Demoiselles D'Avignon (1909) seemed to be the very embodiment of a youngish Spaniard's priapic idea of the primitive: wonderfully, savagely stylised; bursting with a toe-curlingly alien erotic charge. How patronising of Picasso to think that that's what African art amounted to. Well, perhaps that's a little unfair. The point was that Picasso, ever grasping, ever restless, was seeking out new ways of representing the female body.
Wednesday 03 February 2010
A Picasso masterpiece unseen in public for 43 years fetched more than twice its expected price at auction - going for £8.1 million.
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