Ramses Younan, Abstract Composition, 1945. Mixed media on paper, 27 x 37 cm. Courtesy of Bonhams
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MAY

ARCOlisboa 2022
ARCOlisboa 2022

ARCOlisboa 2022 returns to celebrate its 5th Anniversary, opening its doors to the public from the 20th to the 22nd of May.

 

 

 

 

Ramses Younan, Abstract Composition, 1945. Mixed media on paper, 27 x 37 cm. Courtesy of Bonhams
Ramses Younan, Abstract Composition, 1945. Mixed media on paper, 27 x 37 cm. Courtesy of Bonhams

Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern Art including On The Banks of the Nile: A Journey Through Egyptian Art will take place on the 24th of May at Bonhams New Bond Street, London

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Hockney, A Year in Normandie (2020-2021) (detail). Composite iPad painting. © David Hockney
David Hockney, A Year in Normandie (2020-2021) (detail). Composite iPad painting. © David Hockney

David Hockney’s A Year in Normandie is the artist’s largest painting ever – a 90.75 metres long, inspired by his year in lockdown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ephemeral Witness by Manal AlDowayan
Ephemeral Witness by Manal AlDowayan

Centre Pompidou has acquired the work “Ephemeral Witness” by Manal AlDowayan for its permanent collection. “Epheremal Witness” is an artwork that imitates the form of a sand crystal called the Desert Rose, an archeological phenomena, found in very few deserts around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo London at Somerset House. ©Graham Carlow
Photo London at Somerset House. ©Graham Carlow

Somerset House is delighted to welcome back Photo London with the seventh edition of the Fair running from 11–15 May 2022, featuring more than 100 exhibitors.

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Warhol, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964). Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen. 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd, 2022.
Andy Warhol, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964). Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen. 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd, 2022.

Andy Warhol’s 1964 portrait of Marilyn Monroe sells for $195M at Christie’s, Becoming the Second-Priciest Work Ever Sold at Auction

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLTA Art Fair returns to Basel in June at ELYS, Elsässerstrasse 215A.
VOLTA Art Fair returns to Basel in June at ELYS, Elsässerstrasse 215A.

 

Six weeks ahead of the 17th Basel edition, VOLTA Art Fair publishes its exhibitor list. 66 galleries from 25 nations are represented in Basel and offer a wide selection of artists and their work, making the fair more international than ever. From June 13 to 19, VOLTA Basel will showcase carefully curated presentations of global contemporary art.

 

 

Mazen Haïdar signs his new book “La ferronnerie architecturale à Beyrouth au XXe siècle” at Galerie Tanit

 

 

Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar (1939). Courtesy of Sotheby’s
Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar (1939). Courtesy of Sotheby’s

 

 

Three Evening Auctions at Sotheby’s Hong Kong realise a combined total of US$221.8 Million – Highest total ever achieved in a single evening at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.
Live-streamed via Sotheby’s website and across an additional nine social and broadcast platforms in Asia and the rest of the world, the three sales spanned offerings of Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as a single lot sale of the De Beers Blue – the largest blue diamond ever to be offered at auction.

 

APRIL

© Thierry Bal and Zineb Sedira
© Thierry Bal and Zineb Sedira

Special mention for the French pavilion, Zineb Sedira and the curatorial team at the Venice Biennale.

Ali Cherri wins Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale for a Promising Young Participant..

 

 

 

Sharjah Art Foundation announces a list of over 150 artists participating in Sharjah Biennial 15. Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor and curated by the Foundation’s Director Hoor Al Qasimi, Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present reflects on Enwezor’s visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world, including the Sharjah Biennial.

 

 

Sonia Boyce and Simone Leigh Win Golden Lions at the Venice Biennale for Work Honoring the Visions of Black Women.

 

 

A hologram of Edgar Degas's Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (1927), previously on view at Christie's San Francisco and Hong Kong branches. Courtesy of Christie's.

 

Christie’s is sending a Hologram of Edgar Degas Ballerina worth $20 million on a world tour to avoid cost and complexity of delivery.

Caption: A hologram of Edgar Degas’s Petite danseuse de quatorze ans (1927), previously on view at Christie’s San Francisco and Hong Kong branches. Courtesy of Christie’s.

 

World record of EUR 115,000 for Alvar Aalto at Stockholms Auktionsverk Helsinkis Modern Art & Design auction. The table was originally ordered by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, but as both the manufacturer Viljo Hirvonen and Alvar Aalto passed away before the table had been delivered, it remained in Finland and has remained privately owned until now.

 


The 17th Istanbul Biennial will be curated by Ute Meta Bauer-Amar Kanwar- David Teh.

 

 

 


Diriyah Biennale Foundation announces the curatorial team overseeing the Islamic Arts Biennale: Dr Saad Alrashed, Dr Omniya Abdel Barr, Dr Julian Raby and Sumayya Vally.

 

The winners of the Professional category of the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. Domagoj Burilović from Croatia was named winner for Architecture & Design. Just behind Burilović, the two finalists were Javier Arcenillas from Spain, taking second place, and Yun Chi Chen from Taiwan, coming third. Works of the winners will now be exhibited at London’s Somerset House.

 

Tate Liverpool © Andrew Dunkley and Mark Heathcote
Tate Liverpool © Andrew Dunkley and Mark Heathcote

 

Turner Prize 2022 shortlist unveiled. Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan, and Sin Wai Kin, are the four U.K.-based artists shortlisted.  An exhibition of their work will be held at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 to 19 March 2023. The winner will be announced in December at an award ceremony in Liverpool.

 

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures.Pen and two shades of brown ink, 13 x 7 7/8 in.Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd. 2022.
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564). A nude young man (after Masaccio) surrounded by two figures.Pen and two shades of brown ink, 13 x 7 7/8 in.Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022.

 

A rediscovered drawing by Michelangelo could fetch $30 million at Christie’s Paris next month. This exceptionally rare work, one of the very few drawings by Michelangelo still in private hands, will be auctioned on 18 May during the Paris sale Maîtres anciens et du XIXe siècle. Tableaux, dessins, sculptures (Old Masters and 19th Century Art: Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures).

 

 

 

Lina Shamma's work. Courtesy of House of Today
Lina Shamma’s work. Courtesy of House of Today

House of Today will unveil Lina Shamma’s latest collection entitled ‘Imprévu’, in New York, at Bungalow’s pop up show (April 21 – May 27, 2022). The functional series part of the ‘Imprévu’ collection, are unconventional, pushing the envelope, reinterpreting everyday objects.

 

 

 

Volta announced its exhibitor list for 2022 New York edition. The fair will take place from May 18 to May 22. With both new and returning exhibitors, this year’s fair stands to reintroduce VOLTA to the New York market. Photo: Courtesy of Volta New York

 

Louise Nevelson’s monochromatic wood sculpture / ©Robert Gerhardt
Louise Nevelson’s monochromatic wood sculpture / ©Robert Gerhardt

 

 

MoMA reinstalled one of its galleries to feature works by artists born in present-day Ukraine. Titled ‘In Solidarity’ the gallery demonstrates support for Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.

 

 

Qatar announced the plan to develop three new cultural institutions. The Lusail Museum will be designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Qatar Auto Museum will be designed by OMAElemental is currently developing the Art Mill in Doha. Photo: 3-2-1 QOSM, Exterior. Courtesy of Qatar Museums

 

 

Gallery Maniera, DINING CHAIR II – MUGA SILK designed by Studio Mumbai – Bijoy Jain made in teakwood and muga silk
Gallery Maniera, DINING CHAIR II – MUGA SILK designed by Studio Mumbai – Bijoy Jain made in teakwood and muga silk

MANIERA Gallery wins the PAD Prize for contemporary design object with the dining chair by Studio Mumbai.

 

 

 

 

 

New Board of Directors of the Fondazione La Triennale di Milano reappoint Stefano Boeri as the president. The new members of the Board, selected for a four-year term, include the reappointment of Stefano Boeri as President, and the appointment of Elena Vasco as Vice President.

 

Courtesy of Institut du monde arabe-Tourcoing
Courtesy of Institut du monde arabe-Tourcoing

 

 

The exhibition Picasso and the Arab Avant-Gardes will find its continuation within the walls of the IMA (Paris) in 2024.

 

 

 

MARCH

3-2-1 QOSM, Exterior. Courtesy of Qatar Museums
3-2-1 QOSM, Exterior. Courtesy of Qatar Museums

Qatar Museums unveiled the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, during an official opening ceremony at Khalifa International Stadium.

 

 

 

 

Claude Monet’s Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria Della Salute. Image Courtesy Of Sotheby's
Claude Monet’s Le Grand Canal et Santa Maria Della Salute. Image Courtesy Of Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s to auction Masterful Venice View by Claude Monet in region of $50M in May Modern Auction.

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Xavier Hufkens
Courtesy of Xavier Hufkens

Xavier Hufkens to open expanded gallery at historic flagship location in Brussels, marking the gallery’s 35th anniversary in 2022.

 

 

 

 


Mother Earth, an installation of Andrée Hochar Fattal’s sculptures at the AUB Archeological Museum.

 

 

 

Joasia Krysa Maija and Tanninen Mattila
Joasia Krysa Maija and Tanninen Mattila

Joasia Krysa to curate second edition of Helsinki Biennial opening June 2023. Celebrating the synthesis of art and the environment, the biennial will return to the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island in the Helsinki archipelago, whilst building upon its inaugural edition through a greater presence on the mainland in locations across the city.

 

 

 

Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm, Collection Mudam Luxemburg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. © Photo: Rémi Villaggi / Mudam Luxembourg
Etel Adnan, Untitled, 2010, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm, Collection Mudam Luxemburg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. © Photo: Rémi Villaggi / Mudam Luxembourg

Etel Adnan’s first exhibition in Netherlands “Colour as Language” is taking place on the 20th of May. The Van Gogh Museum presents a retrospective of work by the artist Etel Adnan. The exhibition features more than 80 of her works, presented alongside ten works by Vincent van Gogh, who was a significant source of inspiration for Etel Adnan.

 

 

 

 

Under the Wave off Kanagawa. Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849), c. 1830 – 1832, Japan, ink and colour on paper. Louvre Abu Dhabi (LAD 2020.91) © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Photo: Ismail Noor / Seeing Things
© Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Photo: Ismail Noor / Seeing Things

Louvre Abu Dhabi‘s exhibition Stories of Paper, Exploring the Journey of Paper through Time and Space opens on the 20th of April. The exhibition explores the vast range of artistic expressions of paper, with the aim of cultivating the visitors’ deeper knowledge of a familiar, yet ever more distant material.

 

 

 

 

Grand Palais Éphémère
Grand Palais Éphémère

The inaugural edition of Paris+, par Art Basel will take place at the Grand Palais Éphémère from October 20 to October 23, 2022, with the Preview Day on October 19.

 

 

 

 

Art Brussels announces content of its 38th edition | 28 April – 1 May 2022.

 

 

 

Andy Warhol, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964). Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen. 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd, 2022.
Andy Warhol, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn (1964). Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen. 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd, 2022.

Christie’s to offer a Marilyn Monroe by Warhol for an Estimated $200 Million

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