Carla Busuttilat at Cape Town’s Goodman Gallery

Cape Town, 19 November 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). Until 7 December 2013, Carla Busuttil’s new paintings are to be exhibited at the Goodman Gallery in Cape Town. “Post-National Bliss” is an exhibition which explores the rituals and conflicts of a fictional world on the brink of falling into chaos, and is the first Cape Town show of the South African-born artist. Busuttil wrote “This world is flat, and its inhabitants are a generation lost: unhinged aristocrats, powerless lawmen, scoundrel children, otherworldly victims – all lurching towards some unrecorded fate”. Her vivid and disturbing paintings and watercolours are accompanied by a video piece entitled No More History. Busuttil was born in Johannesburg in 1982, and currently lives and works in...

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Édouard Dantan at the Museum of the Avelines

Saint-Cloud, 7 October 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Museum of the Avelines in Saint-Cloud, Paris, is to present “Édouard Dantan (1848-1897), peintre des ateliers, des figures et des rivages (“Édouard Dantan (1848-1897), painter of workshops, figures and shores), from 10 October 2013 to 2 March 2014. The exhibition offers an overview of the works by the artist, who received a traditional education, but who was captivated by the observation of daily life. The museum is to feature around 60 pieces — drawn both from public institutions and private collections — including paintings, pastels, watercolours, and drawings, which represent the realist aspect of Dantan’s practice. Works included in the show depict labour, travellers, and Saint-Cloud station. The artist also painted seascapes in Great Britain and...

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News on the Works on Paper Fair

London, 3 October 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). The art fair “Works on Paper” is to make a come back at the London Science Museum from 6 to 9 February 2014. Lucy Russel, Fair Director, commented that “This Art Fair has a clear identity with a long and established history, a well-defined brief and clear vision for the future. […] We aim to present a stimulating and diverse range of Early, Modern and Contemporary watercolours, drawings, prints and photographs covering four centuries of art, from 18th to 21st century.” The name of the fair is now “Works on Paper Fair”, and exhibitors have responded positively to this change of title, as the old name “The Watercolours+Works on Paper Fair” had for a long time been associated only with watercolours. The new name acts as a generic title, stating what can be found at the fair, and there are now clear subtitles: watercolours, drawings and engravings. With six months still to go before the opening of the fair, which supports contemporary artists, 45 exhibitors have already signed up. In 2013, 9751 visitors from the United Kingdom and abroad came to the fair to observe and purchase the...

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Discover Paris at The Wallace Collection

London, 24 June 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). ’The Discovery of Paris: Watercolours by Early Nineteenth-Century British Artists’, is currently on display at The Wallace Collection, London, until 15 September 2013. The exhibition focuses on the works produced between 1802-40, and includes seventy watercolours, preparatory drawings and prints by renowned artists including Turner, Girtin and Bonington, as well as pieces by lesser-known artists such as Thomas Shotter Boys and William Callow. Each of the works depict Paris during a period which saw it become a major centre for middle-class British tourists, and one of the first stops on ’the Grand Tour’. The exhibition includes rarely-exhibited pieces which are on loan from museums including Tate, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The British Museum and The Fitzwilliam Museum. None of the works on display originate from The Wallace Collection itself, which does not include any works depicting Paris. A statement released by the museum suggests that this is because the collection’s original owners, the 4 th Marquess of Hertford and his son son Richard Wallace, spent much of their time in the city, and it is uncommon for collectors to buy views of the cities in which they...

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Collection of Sir Albert Richardson to be held at Christie’s, London

London, 20 June 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). On the 18 and 19 September 2013, Christie’s, London, is to hold a sale of works from the collection of Professor Sir Albert Richardson (1880-1964), collector, architect and former president of the Royal Academy. The collection consists of 650 lots, including ancient oil paintings, watercolours, architectural drawings, European furniture, sculptures, objets d’art, books, clocks, musical instruments and Georgian costumes. It has an estimated total value of more than £4,000,000. Major lots include Portrait of Countess Lucietta Memmo Mocenigo by Angelica Kauffmann, R.A (1741-1807), estimated between £150,000 and 250.000, a roman sculpture in marble, Silenus riding on the back of a goat, realised between the 1st and 2nd century AD, estimated between £80,000 and 120,000. In the furniture and objets d’art category is A pair of George III ormolu and white marble perfume-burners, (circa 1771), by the English 18th century craftsman Matthew Boulton, estimated between £60,000 and 100,000. A piano in satinwood and mahogany (circa 1786) produced by John Joseph Merlin, estimated between £30,000 and...

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