“The chest has been found!!!” announced Forrest Fenn in an unassuming blog post published on Saturday 6 June. Over 10 years ago, the eccentric antiques dealer created one of the most notorious treasure hunts in recent history after burying a chest full of valuables worth between US$1-2 million (£780,000-£1.6 million).
Artist Titus Kaphar has created a new painting for TIME magazine’s latest issue, “Special Report: Speak Their Names.” The poignant image and issue were conceived as a response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across the US and President Donald Trump’s response to the demonstrations. Continue reading
Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests are taking place across cities in the US as a response to the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a Minneapolis police officer. A video of the incident sparked outrage around the world, with Londoners organising mass BLM protests throughout this week to show solidarity. But until recently, most galleries and museums have remained silent.
Tate Britain has decided to cancel the most high-profile award in British art for only the second time in its history. The Turner prize 2020 was due to take place in the autumn, but it will adopt a very different format this year in response to the unprecedented upheaval caused by Covid-19. Continue reading
Three rather unusual aquatic guests waddled through the halls of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Missouri last week. “They reacted very much like our visitors, who wander around the rooms and look a little here and a little there,” said director Julián Zugazagoitia. Continue reading
As the outbreak of COVID-19 has intensified, the UK art market, an inherently international industry, which thrives on both its domestic and global events, has felt the unprecedented effects. Despite this, the art market is proving a very resilient and flexible industry finding new and innovative ways to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances we are finding ourselves in.
Art Law & More brings you A View from the Market, a series of Q&As with figures from different realms of the art world as we uncover how they are adapting to the new normal, their reflections on how COVID-19 could change the future of the art market and the great importance of art and creativity.
We continue the series with Preston Benson, Managing Director of Cromwell Place. Cromwell Place is a membership organisation offering a first-of-its-kind exhibition and working space in central London due to open in Autumn 2020.
This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael (1483-1520), one of the most acclaimed artists of the Italian Renaissance. Yet 2020 has also been marked by the unprecedented spread of Covid-19, the life-threatening respiratory virus that locked down entire countries, halted the art world and shrunk economies. Cautious optimism is now returning to Italy, as Rome’s blockbuster exhibition on Raphael is set to reopen for an additional three months from June. Continue reading
Along an inconspicuous hallway on Level C of Southampton General Hospital, now hangs a surprising new addition to the institution’s collection of artwork. The elusive street artist Banksy has paid tribute to the NHS for their role in fighting the coronavirus with an unusually small, but moving, piece called ‘Game Changer’. Continue reading
Pens down, Art Law & More quizzers!
It’s time to find out if you know your Maurizio Cattelan bananas from your Caravaggios, your self-destructing Banksy works from your diamond hoards as we reveal the answers to our first ever Art Law & More Quiz.
First off, a big, Art Law & More thank you for taking part. By playing along at home, you have helped us in continuing to support the vital and life-changing work of Boodle Hatfield’s Charity Partner of the year, The Rainbow Trust.
We hope you also enjoyed a little welcome, art-infused distraction from these unprecedented times and that you, your families and friends continue to stay safe and well. Continue reading
After suspending live auctions in March due to the pandemic, Sotheby’s is “actively preparing” to reopen its galleries in London and New York by next month. This announcement follows the release of a significant report that revealed the company owes an outstanding debt of US$467 million (£377 million, plus interest). Continue reading