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Returning to The Great Game in Venice - What are the Rules?

Line to enter Cartier-Bresson exhibit in the lobby of Palazzo Grassi - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) What is life like inside Venice, Italy these days? It depends on which section of town you go to, and at what time of day. It depends on whether you talk to someone who owns an eatery, or rows a sandola, or works in a hotel, or someone whose livelihood does not depend on the tourist industry. It depends on what your interests are. Some people think Venice has never been more beauti...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Austria, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Cinderella, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Grassi, Veneto Region, Cat Bauer, Cat Bauer in Venice Blog


Returning to The Great Game in Venice

Line to enter Cartier-Bresson exhibit in the lobby of Palazzo Grassi - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) What is life like inside Venice, Italy these days? It depends on which section of town you go to, and at what time of day. It depends on whether you talk to someone who owns an eatery, or rows a sandola, or works in a hotel, or someone whose livelihood does not depend on the tourist industry. It depends on what your interests are. Some people think Venice has never been more beauti...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Austria, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Cinderella, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Grassi, Veneto Region, Cat Bauer, Cat Bauer in Venice Blog


The Invention of Happiness - Jacques Henri Lartigue at Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice

La Baule, 1979Photograph by Jacques Henri Lartigue © Ministère de laCulture (France), MAP-AAJHL (Venice, Italy) Jacques Henri Lartigue was seven-years-old when his father, an amateur photographer, gave him his first camera. But it wouldn't be until he was nearly seventy-years-old that an exhibition at MoMA in New York City and a portfolio in Life magazine marked the real beginning of his international fame for works he had produced more than fifty years before.Born into a wealthy f...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, France, New York City, United States, Paris, Venice, Kennedy, Moma, Monte Carlo, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Szarkowski, Bois de Boulogne, Jacques Henri Lartigue


The Great Game - Henri Cartier-Bresson Master Collection at Palazzo Grassi in Venice

Henri Cartier-Bresson, prisoner of war (Venice, Italy) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) used a small Leica camera to capture his singular vision of humanity, disguising the shiny chrome parts with a black ribbon or tape to make it less conspicuous. He was adverse to fame, yet seemed to be at every important event or in the company of every prominent figure of the 20th century. Most importantly, he pioneered the art of street photography.Born into a wealthy bourgeois family, he painted wi...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Spain, United States, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Wim Wenders, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Punta, François Pinault, John De Menil, Pinault Collection, Annie Liebovitz


The Great Game - Henri Cartier-Bresson Master Collection at Palazzo Grassi

Henri Cartier-Bresson, prisoner of war (Venice, Italy) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) used a small Leica camera to capture his singular vision of humanity, disguising the shiny chrome parts with a black ribbon or tape to make it less conspicuous. He was adverse to fame, yet seemed to be at every important event or in the company of every prominent figure of the 20th century. Most importantly, he pioneered the art of street photography.Born into a wealthy bourgeois family, he painted wi...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Spain, United States, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Wim Wenders, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Punta, François Pinault, John De Menil, Pinault Collection, Annie Liebovitz


The Great Game - The Compelling Henri Cartier-Bresson Master Collection at Palazzo Grassi

Henri Cartier-Bresson, prisoner of war (Venice, Italy) Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) used a small Leica camera to capture his singular vision of humanity, disguising the shiny chrome parts with a black ribbon or tape to make it less conspicuous. He was adverse to fame, yet seemed to be at every important event or in the company of every prominent figure of the 20th century. Most importantly, he pioneered the art of street photography.Born into a wealthy bourgeois family, he painted wi...
Tags: Travel, France, Germany, Spain, United States, Venice, Venice Italy, Cartier Bresson, Wim Wenders, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Punta, François Pinault, John De Menil, Pinault Collection, Annie Liebovitz


Billionaire Francois Pinault’s New $170 Million Paris Museum To Open Next June

Pinault currently operates two other museums in Venice—the Palazzo Grassi and the Punta della Dogana, both of which were also designed by Ando. Pinault is known for putting on must-see shows by artists with marquee names, such as Damien Hirst, Albert Oehlen, and Sigmar Polke, and his museum in Paris is set to become one of the most closely watched in a city rich with contemporary art spaces. – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Paris, Venice, Visual, Palazzo Grassi, Pinault, François Pinault, Sigmar Polke, Punta della Dogana, 10.10.19, Ando Pinault, Damien Hirst Albert Oehlen


The Don’t-Miss Shows and Pavilions at the Venice Biennale

There are more than 100 exhibitions and presentations taking place in this year’s extravaganza. Which should you see?
Tags: News, David, Venice Biennale, Ralph, El, Prada Foundation, Luc, Palazzo Grassi, Adjaye, Tuymans, Anatsui, Rugoff


Damien Hirst’s ‘Demon with Bowl’ Goes Up in Vegas

Damien Hirst’s Demon with Bowl from his show in Venice at the Palazzo Grassi has gone on view at the Palms Hotel in Vegas, alongside a $1M party package in the suite the artist designed for the hotel.  Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Venice, Vegas, Art News, Damien Hirst, Minipost, Palms Hotel, Palazzo Grassi


Luc Tuymans, Painting’s Savior, Tries Something New

A major retrospective in Venice assembles more than 80 of the artist’s canvases, plus a huge mosaic of Italian marble.
Tags: Art, News, Belgium, Venice, Luc Tuymans, Luc, Palazzo Grassi, Tuymans, Museum of Contemporary Art (Antwerp, De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art


The Russians are Coming! Exploring "The Explorers, Part One" at the V-A-C Foundation in Venice

Water door of Palazzo delle Zattere - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) The V-A-C Foundation in Venice just keeps on getting better. Founded in Moscow in 2009 by Russian billionaire Leonid Mikhelson, the non-profit is named after his daughter, Victoria, an art history graduate. Under the directorship of the delightful Teresa Iarocci Mavica, who is Italian, its core mission is is to overcome cultural divisions. It is a platform for open discussions, as well as the development and internatio...
Tags: Travel, London, Russia, Earth, Jimi Hendrix, Afghanistan, United States, Paris, Italy, Middle East, Moscow, Andy Warhol, Victoria, Venice, Francis Bacon, Whitechapel Gallery


Venice – Damien Hirst: Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta Della Dogana Through December 3rd, 2017

Damien Hirst, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable (Installation View), via Art Observed After much anticipation, the crowds of the Venice Biennale have finally packed through the doors of the Palazzo Grassi and Punta Della Dogana to take their turn at the visual tour de force of Damien Hirst’s Treasures of the Wreck of […]
Tags: Art, Show, Venice, Venice Biennale, Art News, Damien Hirst, Featured Post, Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana


Unbelievable

While in Venice we went to two museums, the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana, with a show called Daniel Hirst Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, which featured what we thought were real treasures found in 2008 off coast of Africa 2,000 years after it went down. There were photos of the “treasures” being found and hauled up to a ship but the coral on the pieces looked suspiciously bright and colorful and there were also statues looking like Micky Mouse. I’m not sure what it was al...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Playboy, Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Micky Mouse, Punta della Dogana, Daniel Hirst


Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable: Damien Hirst’s Mythological Extravaganza in Venice

Almost ten years in the making, Damien Hirst’s “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” is an extravagant project of great ambition and unbridled audacity. It is also a project of grand scale, taking up over 5,000 square meters in two grand Venetian venues, which are part of the Pinault Collection, namely the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.
Tags: Art, Venice, Damien Hirst, Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection


Controversial Artist Stages A Fake Shipwreck, Sells 'Treasures' For Millions

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Tags: News, Rihanna, Africa, Telegraph, Venice, Times, Huffington Post, Damien Hirst, Priscilla Frank, Hirst, Palazzo Grassi, Pinault, New York Times Treasures


Unbelievable! Damien Hirst in Venice: Best Seen Through the Eyes of a Child

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable by Damien Hirst - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) What is most interesting about Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is that Damien Hirst has hit upon on a creative principle innate to novelists: you can create a fictional story; you can create characters -- you can create an entire world -- and bring that world to life.The wonderful thing about books is that each reader uses their own imagination to interpret the story and the charac...
Tags: Travel, John Lennon, Bbc, Venice, Medusa, Indian Ocean, Damien Hirst, Mickey Mouse, Venice Italy, East Africa, Antioch, Palazzo Grassi, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Punta della Dogana, Amotan, Will Gompert


Unbelievable Damien Hirst in Venice: Best Seen Through the Eyes of a Child

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable by Damien Hirst - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) What is most interesting about Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable is that Damien Hirst has hit upon on a creative principle innate to novelists: you can create a fictional story; you can create characters -- you can create an entire world -- and bring that world to life.The wonderful thing about books is that each reader uses their own imagination to interpret the story and the charac...
Tags: Travel, John Lennon, Bbc, Venice, Medusa, Indian Ocean, Damien Hirst, Mickey Mouse, Venice Italy, East Africa, Antioch, Palazzo Grassi, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Punta della Dogana, Amotan, Will Gompert


Damien Hirst Is Back With an Underwater Fantasy. Will Collectors Care?

It’s a giant financial gamble for art’s king of controversy, who is trying for a comeback.
Tags: Art, News, Sculpture, Damien Hirst, Damien, Hirst, Palazzo Grassi, Pinault, Francois, Punta della Dogana


Damien Hirst’s New Show Profiled in The Guardian

The Guardian spotlights Damien Hirst’s new exhibition at the the Palazzo Grassi and the Punta della Dogana in Venice this spring, which opens in April.  The hotly-anticipated show, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, has earned early praise, and “taps into a desire for belief, for a connection with the past,” Hirst says. “What’s unknown is how […]
Tags: Art, News, Venice, Art News, Damien Hirst, Minipost, Hirst, Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana


Protestors Dump Animal Dung Outside Palazzo Grassi in Protest Over Damien Hirst Show

A group of protestors dumped 88 pounds of animal dung on the steps outside of the Palazzo Grassi this week, protesting Damien Hirst’s use of animals in his works.  “It’s an insult to a city of art, of real art,” the group 100% Animalisti wrote in a statement.  Read more at Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Damien Hirst, Minipost, Palazzo Grassi, Animalisti


Damien Hirst Looks to Rebook Market in Venice this Spring

The New York Times spotlights Damien Hirst’s highly-anticipated exhibition in Venice this spring, taking over the Pinault Collection’s two locations at the Palazzo Grassi and the Punta della Dogana, a selling show that will show whether or not the artist can boost a somewhat lagging market.  “He’s certainly confounded the market before. It depends on how […]
Tags: Art, News, New York Times, Venice, Art News, Damien Hirst, Minipost, Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Pinault Collection


Alchemy Meets Politics - Sigmar Polke Exhibition at Palazzo Grassi in Venice

Strahlen Sehen 5Sigmar Polke, Strahlen Sehen, 2007The Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection /Winners of the Rubens Prize of the City of SiegenMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen© The Estate of Sigmar Polke by SIAE 2016 (Venice, Italy) The German artist Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) fills the entire cavernous Palazzo Grassi with his mystical magical art, leaving his distinct fingerprints all over the decades from the 1960s through the 2000s.The solo exhibition contains nearly 90 works from the Pinault...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Wikipedia, Berlin Wall, Afghanistan, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Pakistan, New York Times, Xerox, Italy, Poland, Venice, Shakespeare, Venice Biennale, Venice Italy


The Most Popular Wedding Destinations For Italian Celebrities

A destination wedding in Italy has become all the rage. This is confirmed by JFC Tourism Management, which — now that the figures are in — explains that the Bel Paese is currently the world leader in this business. Out of 44 million tourists who visit Italy annually, 352,000, or about 8%, come to get married, celebrate anniversaries or honeymoon. Among them, there are also countless celebrities who want history, cultural beauty, food and, naturally, romance. The top destinations are Venice, Lak...
Tags: Salma Hayek, Italy, Prada, Venice, George Clooney, Justin Timberlake, Emily Blunt, Huffington Post, Jessica Biel, Amalfi Coast, Puglia, Grand Canal, Lake Como, John Krasinski, Thomas, Jessica Kane