Musée des Confluences: Lyon, France’s New World-Class Museum

August 3, 2018

The Musée des Confluences is an exceptional new museum (even for France), and a welcome new symbol for France’s second largest city, Lyon.Boasting audacious architecture and a breathtaking view, the Musée hosts a number of enticing exhibits and temporary exhibitions.  Located at the gateway to the city — where Lyon’s two rivers, the Rhone and the Saone meet — the Musée des Confluences has rapidly become the newest symbol of the urban area known worldwide as the culinary capital of France. Through its boldness and scope, it embodies the renewal of Lyon, and more specifically of […]

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The World’s Best Art Events Taking Over March

March 4, 2016

Image Credit: Roberto Chamorro for The Armory Show As the days lengthen and spring gets even closer, March brings plenty of opportunities for adventure and explorations—especially in the art world. Here’s a selective rundown of some of this month’s best, not-to-miss picks. Image Credit: Roberto Chamorro for The Armory Show Kicking things off is Armory Arts Week in New York. As the main event, the Armory Show is one of the biggest art fairs in the world. More than 204 galleries from 36 countries are presenting everything from old world masters to the latest in contemporary […]

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Goldwyn Film Family to Sell $30 Million Collection at Sotheby’s, Led by Picasso and Matisse

March 24, 2015

Pablo Picasso, Femme au Chignon Dans un Fauteuil (1948). Photo: courtesy the estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. The Goldwyn family, the great Hollywood film dynasty, will sell its art collection following the death of producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. two months ago. With an estimated worth of $25 million–$30 million, the collection will be parceled out over nine auctions at Sotheby’s New York between May and October. The centerpieces of Goldwyn’s holdings are Pablo Picasso’s Femme au Chignon Dans un Fauteuil (1948), a portrait of the artist’s lover Françoise Gilotand, and […]

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Record-Breaking $15.2 Billion Worth of Art Was Sold in 2014

February 28, 2015

Art has once again proved itself to be a stable investment as global art sales reached record-breaking heights totaling $15.2 billion, reports the Telegraph. The billion of dollars worth of art that was sold at auction during the year was a 26 percent increase from 2013, Artprice stated in its annual report, which is produced with the China-based Chinese art platform Artron. Of the auction transactions, 1,679 sales of $1 million or more were recorded—four times the amount that was recorded more than a decade ago. Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan were market […]

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