The new and improved Rijksmuseum is ready!
The Dutch museum that has been under renovation for 10 years will be finally re-opening on April 13, 2013! The museum has a rich collection of the 17th century Golden Age, and what makes the renovated museum even more exciting is the new seamless presentation. Rijksmuseum will exhibit paintings, sculpture, decorative art and historical objects together, instead of separate galleries. This will make the experience almost “three-dimensional” said Wim Pijbes, the museum’s general director. BBC.
Counting the spots
Damien Hirst’s spot paintings, which have been subject of much discussion and criticism, are in focus again. It has been reported that Gagosian Gallery will be publishing the catalogue raisonée of Hirst’s spot paintings in the near future. GalleristNY.
Additional Note: The gallery and the artist had split earlier this year. Guardian.
Visiting the unique Donald Judd museum
In June this year, art lovers will be able to visit Donald Judd’s studio when the building will be done with restoration and repairs. It will be just the second ever artist-house museum in the city. The space will be a unique experience for visitors interested in Judd’s life and art. NY Times.
The sweet sound of “art”
MoMA will be organizing the first ever exhibition on contemporary sound art in August 2013 titled “Soundings: A Contemporary Score.” The focus will be on presenting sound pieces and exploring the complex question of considering sound as form of art. Watch out for interactive sound installations. Art in America.
Read about the featured sound piece here.
Comparing auction house fees
The Chinese auction houses are spreading their reach to Hong Kong. Apart from the art offerings, they are differentiating themselves by offering much more competitive fees to buyers and sellers. It seems that Sotheby’s has no plans to reduce their fees (atleast) for now! The Wall Street Journal.
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