20 minutes with: the prolific art collector Mohammed Afkhami – 71Bait

As the founder of Dubai-based investment giant Magenta Capital Partners, Mohammed Afkhami knows the art of the deal. And as a voracious collector, he also knows his way around art. Outstanding pieces from his 600-piece collection now form the basis of a new exhibition at the Asia Society Museum in New York. “Rebel, Jester, Mystic, … Read more

Annie Morris transforms grief into colourful, precarious sculptures – 71Bait

art Charlotte Jansen Annie Morris, installation view of the Oscar Niemeyer Pavilion at Chateau La Coste, 2022. Photo by Stéphane Aboudaram | WE ARE CONTENT(S). Courtesy of Chateau La Coste. Annie Morris, installation view at Chateau La Coste, 2022. Photo by Stéphane Aboudaram | WE ARE CONTENT(S). Courtesy of Chateau La Coste. An ice cream … Read more

8 Artists Making Small Paintings That Prove Size Isn’t Everything – 71Bait

art Samuel Anderson The expectation that great art should be larger than life goes back to the origins of modernism itself: Beaux-Art frames and salon-style (edge-to-edge) hangings gave way to Impressionism, Abstract Expressionism, and other movements that privileged grand gestures and reminded of the majesty of nature. Today, a bigger-is-better ethos stubbornly prevails, especially in … Read more

5 artists on our radar in July 2022 – 71Bait

art Artistic Editorial Artists on Our Radar is a monthly series produced by the Artsy team. Using our art expertise and access to Artsy data, we’re highlighting five artists that deserve our attention. To make our selections, we identified which artists have made an impact on Artsy in the past month through new galleries, exhibitions, … Read more

5 artists on our radar in August 2022 – 71Bait

art Artistic Editorial Artists on Our Radar is a monthly series produced by the Artsy team. Using our art expertise and access to Artsy data, we’re highlighting five artists that deserve our attention. To make our selections, we identified which artists have made an impact on Artsy in the past month through new galleries, exhibitions, … Read more

Clare Rojas’ fascinating paintings weave tales of chaos and serenity – 71Bait

art Alexa Gotthardt Clare Rojas, I will always have this little film in my head, 2022. Photo by Eric Ruby. Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman, San Francisco. Clare Rojas just wanted to take in the day I will always have this little film in my head (2022) started brewing in her head. But … Read more

Wonderfully restored masterpiece by Eva Hesse, exhibitions by Cecilia Vicuña and Kandinsky well worth a day at the Guggenheim – 71Bait

Installation view, Eva Hesse: Expanded Expansion, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, July 8, 2022–October … [+] 16th, 2022. Photo: Midge Wattles and Ariel Ione Williams © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York Pliable layers of natural latex rubber painted onto gauze panels are supported with rigid rods of fiberglass and polyester resin, forming a giant curtain … Read more

Denver Art Museum’s Highly Anticipated Renovation Centers Speak to Indigenous Voices Smart Messages – 71Bait

The newly renovated campus of the Denver Art Museum with the 50,000 square foot Sie Welcome Center in the foreground James Florio Photography / Denver Art Museum Fifty years after the Denver Art Museum (DAM) opened, the high-rise Lanny & Sharon Martin Building looks more or less as it did in 1971: a modernist, castle-like … Read more

Why Dimitris Daskalopoulos donated his art collection to four museums – 71Bait

Greek entrepreneur and art collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos says he built his art collection over nearly 30 years by finding works that tell a story “about the wonder of human existence and the struggle in this luminous interval we call life.” . The artists whose work he sought ranged from David Hammons to Louise Bourgeois, Sarah … Read more

Art Tui Bussenschutt, 12, first solo exhibition of whimsical, hand-drawn illustrations sold out – 71Bait

As the work-from-home movement flourishes, co-working cafes displaying original artworks are springing up in both regional areas and cities. Twelve-year-old Art Tui Bussenschutt, who cites Basquiat and Picasso as influences, is one such artist to benefit from an exhibition at a café in Berry on the NSW south coast. His first solo exhibition of 19 … Read more