Articles in the category of News

The Story Behind *That* $120k Banana

The most talked about and viewed artwork at Art Basel Miami Beach this year was undoubtedly the most simple: a banana duct taped to the wall at Galerie Perrotin's booth. Here is the story behind Maurizio Cattelan 'Comedian'.

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The Steak that Went from Fried to Fresh

How much is the viewer missing out on when an artwork hasn’t been restored in a long time? Apparently, a lot. Recently, conservators were surprised when a Dutch still life was restored: the painting that was previously thought to depict a dirty 16th-century kitchen would prove to show something else entirely.

Rediscovered Portrait Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci

A portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli, discovered in the collections of the Château de Valençay, has been identified and attributed to da Vinci. However, the work needs to be analysed further for true confirmation, and some experts are already saying that the attribution was too hasty...

Jeff Koons Plants his Tulips in Paris

After three years of negotiations and controversy, Jeff Koons’ monumental tulips have been unveiled in the gardens of the Petit Palais. However the work, a gift from the artist to the city of Paris after the attacks of 2015, hasn’t necessarily captured the hearts of all Parisians.

Peggy Guggenheim: 7 Fascinating Facts

The collector and patron Peggy Guggenheim is an iconic character. Behind the armour of a strong and confident woman, she lived a tumultuous life. From passion to tragedy, from her love of art to her love of her pets, here are 7 facts that highlight her unique life and personality.