1. Picasso's 'The Women of Algiers' Auctioned for Record Price This spring, Picasso's painting "The Women of Algiers (Version O)" was auctioned off at Christie's in New York for a record price of $179.4 million. The painting was the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, breaking the record previously held by Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud," which sold for $142.4 million. The painting was part of a series of works that Picasso created in 1954-55. 2. Picasso's Blue Period Works to be Showcased in Major Exhibition This summer, the Art Institute of Chicago will be hosting a major exhibition of Pablo Picasso's Blue Period works. The exhibition will feature some of Picasso's most iconic works from the early 1900s, including "The Old Guitarist," "The Blue Room," and "The Blind Man's Meal." The exhibition will also include a selection of related works by other artists, including Edvard Munch, Henri Matisse, and Vincent van Gogh. 3. Picasso Painting Found in Attic Fetches $28 Million at Auction In May of this year
Unlike the appropriative methods of Picasso, José Bedia's primalist process involves direct sacrifice, a giving back, and the nurturing of trust and friendship with native artists and philosophers.
Descendants of a Jewish family that fled Nazi Germany have launched a suit against New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, demanding the return of a $200 million Picasso painting. Heirs of Karl Adler and Rosi Jacobi, with the support of a group of Jewish nonprofits, on January 20 filed suit in Manhattan’s Supreme Court seeking the return of Picasso’s 1904 Woman Ironing. The painting, from Picasso’s Blue Period, has hung in the Guggenheim since 1978.Thomas Bennigson, Adler and Jacobi’s great-grandson, avers in the suit that Adler, who ran a profitable leather manufacturing business, purchased
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on March 3 revealed that they had arrested eight individuals in connection with “the biggest art fraud in world history.” Those detained are alleged to have been involved in the forgery and sale of works of art attributed to noted Ojibwe artist Norval Morrisseau, known as “the Picasso of the North.” The fraud scheme is said to have spanned decades and aroused suspicion even before the artist’s 2007 death.The arrests followed a two-and-a-half-year investigation conducted by the OPP with the assistance of the Thunder Bay Police Service. Those nabbed in the March
“The last dream before birth,” Inès Di Folco’s debut New York exhibition, features canvases with luminous passages that evoke intergalactic atmospheres. Elements of glitter and grit comprise her creaturely beings, who are saturated with gauzy stains that seem to gently illuminate them from within. For instance, the warm mellow tones of Pablo & les roses (all works 2023), which recalls Picasso’s Rose Period paintings, depicts an orange visage that emerges from a field of black flowers. Both flora and figure are enveloped by a rolling landscape made up of inchoate textures evoking some primordial