$70 million worth of art that hung at MoMA hits the auction block – 71Bait

A treasure trove of modernist masterpieces from CBS founder William S. Paley’s art collection, including works by Picasso and Bacon, on long-term loan to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, will be sold through Sotheby’s this fall. The proceeds from the sales, reported for the first time in the Wall Street Journal … Read more

Expressionism’s rocky road from shunned to celebrated art arts | DW – 71Bait

The pictures aren’t finished at all, at best sloppily slapped together. Then there are the bright, screaming colors. Houses are deep green, trees are flaming red. Humans are saffron yellow and horses are deep blue – outrageous. That was the prevailing public opinion about the new way of painting at the beginning of the 20th … Read more

What mysteries lie beneath the surface of Picasso’s Blue Period paintings? | Smart Messages – 71Bait

Jan Recker Daily Correspondent Over the past two decades, researchers have uncovered hidden underpaintings in several works from Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period. Most famously, investigations around the turn of the millennium uncovered a woman’s face underneath The old guitarist (1903-1904). More recently, conservation has revealed overpainted elements in The Blue Room (1901), Crouching beggar (1902) … 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