Cambridge University’s Jesus College will return a looted bronze sculpture to Nigeria. This unprecedented move further fuels the growing repatriation movement across British institutions. Continue reading
A cast iron sculpture of an abstracted head by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi has been left “unloved and filthy” because no one is claiming ownership.
20th century British sculptor Paolozzi is perhaps best known for his colourful mosaics at Tottenham Court Road Station. He sculpted ’Piscator’ for the forecourt of London’s Euston Station. A tribute to 20th century German Expressionist and political theatre director, Erwin Piscator, it was commissioned by British Rail in 1980. Continue reading
Discovered in 2004 in the closet of a now defunct foundry outside Paris the plaster was regarded by a group of distinguished art historians as a copy of ‘La Petite Danseuse de Quatorze ans’ (1881). The Degas experts believed the plaster was marked by a number of differences in pose, posture and expression from the real ‘Little Dancer’. Now one of those experts, Arthur Beale, has broken ranks to endorse a controversial theory proposed by art historian Gregory Hedberg. Continue reading
The repatriation of a 2000 year-old marble head of Rome’s first emperor to Italy on Tuesday (14 June) has been hailed as “a powerful symbol of an inclusive and multicultural Europe”. Continue reading
A stash of Renaissance sculptures has been discovered in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation has announced.
According to The Art Newspaper, the fifty-nine Italian sculptures include works by Donatello, Giovanni Pisano and Andrea del Verrochhio, and have been missing since the Second World War. Continue reading
A sculpture of a nude woman by Auguste Rodin, which once belonged to actor Sylvester Stallone set a new record for the artist at auction in London on Wednesday night (3 February).
‘Iris, Messagère des adieux’ (1902-05) sold for £11.6 million during Sotheby’s evening sale after only five minutes of bidding. Expected to fetch between £6-8 million, it surpassed the previous auction record for Rodin held by his sculpture of Eve, which sold for £9.6 million in New York in 2008. The winning bidder for ‘Iris’ is believed to have been Ben Frija, a dealer from Oslo. Continue reading
The British artist Anish Kapoor has revealed that he is being taken to court by a French politician in the wake of the vandalisation of his sculpture, Dirty Corner, which is currently installed within the grounds of the Château de Versailles. Continue reading
What should Anish Kapoor do? His monumental sculpture, Dirty Corner, installed in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles earlier this year has been vandalised for the second time.
In the past, yellow paint has been thrown over the rusty red 60 metre long, cavernous structure. In these latest attacks, the sculpture and the large rocks around it has been emblazoned with anti-Semitic graffiti. Continue reading
ABA Journal has opened its nominations for the 100 best legal blogs. We would nominate the following art law blogs which we regularly consult for their coverage of the latest art world headlines. Continue reading