Thoughts On Art & Culture

2020 in the art world

The art world in 2020 suffered a severe blow. Alongside the losses there were also gains. A summary of a very weird year in the art world.

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The last Leonardo?

Three years have passed since Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi 'became the most expensive painting in history and has since disappeared. The story of the painting, the doubts that arose after its sale and also its trajectory before the sale sound like a particularly creative Hollywood movie.

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Show me the money!

This week, a 2005 painting by Banksy sold for $ 9.8 million, making the second place in Banksy’s sales records. The interesting story of this painting, the virtual sale and the dissonance between street art and art worth millions are the topics discussed in this post.

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The value of a dinosaur

While we are used to seeing dinosaurs in nature museums, last week a T-Rex appeared at an art auction. What's the connection between a dinosaur and art and what is the significance for the future of art auctions?

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The future of art fairs

Frieze week Corona-style is a good time to discuss the impact of the pandemic on art fairs and wonder what we can expect from fairs in the post-Corona era.

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Museums and deaccessioning

For many, the idea of a museum selling works from its collection is unthinkable. Why not, actually? The deaccessioning of artworks by major museums has flooded a controversial issue.

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The (near) future of museums

Two significant factors will affect the foreseeable future of museums. Both the corona plague and the anti-racist movement spreading around the world require museums to recalculate their trajectory.

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Black artists matter

Within the Black lives matter movement lies a sub-category of black artists who have been suffering from discrimination and under-representation for years. The BLM movement also sheds light on African artists, but sometimes, albeit their good intentions, museums create more damage.

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In memory of Christo – the generous artist

Christo passed away at the age of 84. His great contribution to art history were monumental works that created a temporary transformation of the landscape, conveying a one-time experience that was etched forever in the memory of everyone who visited his installations.

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