Amsterdam gallery owner recalls how sale of Banksy work saved staff jobs

Kim Logchies-Prins tells how employees gathered around canvas, sold for £1.5m, to give thanksThe owner of an art museum in Amsterdam who sold a prized Banksy painting for £1.5m to avoid laying off staff during the coronavirus pandemic has told how her employees gathered around the canvas to give thanks.Kim Logchies-Prins, co-founder with her husband, Lionel, of the Moco museum of modern, contemporary and street art, said she joined 20 of the office staff to pay respects and say goodbye to Banksy...
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The best art of 2020: Picasso's doodles, queer South Africa and gory Gentileschi

Pablo showed his devilish side, Zanele Muholi captured queer lives in South Africa and Artemisia Gentileschi offered a savage ride through suffering and rage. Our critics rank their top showsMore on the best culture of 2020 Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Culture, South Africa, Art and design, Museums, Sculpture, Installation, Exhibitions, Pablo Picasso, Tate Modern, Picasso, Pablo, Titian, Zanele Muholi, Artemisia Gentileschi, Bruce Nauman

Mary Wollstonecraft statue becomes one of 2020's most polarising artworks

Maggi Hambling’s north London sculpture aimed to provoke debate – and a survey of passersby shows it has certainly done that“It’s marvellous, I think it is unbelievably beautiful,” said Hilary Everett, a retired social worker, as she walked past one of the most controversial, most debated and most polarising public artworks of 2020.But Michaela Crimmin, a reader in art passing by a few minutes later, disagreed: “I loathe it. There’s no aesthetic to it. This is one of the very few public outdoor ...
Tags: Art, London, Women, Culture, Feminism, Art and design, Sculpture, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maggi Hambling, Hilary Everett, Michaela Crimmin

SOTD 25.12.2020

Perfume PosseSOTD 25.12.2020 A SOTD (Scent Of The Day) thread is a really good conversation generator. The idea is you’ll chime in through the week with whatever scent you are wearing. You don’t need to be super knowledgable, have high faluting tastes or… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseSOTD 25.12.2020
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