Previous Posts: November 2011

The next blockbuster

November 1 2011

Image of The next blockbuster

Picture: Above, Picasso's 'The Source' [Moderna Museet, Stockholm], and below, Henry Moore's 'Reclining Figure' [The Henry Moore Foundation].

Picasso and Modern British Art - now there's a museum marketing department's dream title. The show, with about 70 Picassos in a total of 150 works, will open at Tate Modern on 15th February 2012 till 15th July. More here

New Stern estate restitution

November 1 2011

Image of New Stern estate restitution

Picture: Stern Estate/Concordia University

The Max Stern Restitution Project have tracked down another painting from the estate of Max Stern, the Jewish art dealer forced to sell his stock by the Nazis in the 1930s. Above is The Masters of the Goldsmith Guild in Amsterdam, 1701, by Juriaen Pool II (1665-1745).

The picture was found hanging in a casino in Southern Germany. Full details here.  

Sylvia Plath, poet, novelist... artist

November 1 2011

Image of Sylvia Plath, poet, novelist... artist

Picture: Telegraph

A delightful series of drawings by Sylvia Plath will go on display tomorrow at the Mayor Gallery in London. They are all in pen and ink on paper, and authenticated by Ted Hughes on the reverse. This charming example is called Curious French Cat

You can see more examples here. The exhibition closes 16th December. 

St Paul's protesters set up 'splinter camp' at Tate Modern

November 1 2011

With crushing predictability, the unhinged loonies camping out in front of St Paul's have now moved over the river to Tate Modern, that beacon of capitalism and well-known symbol of oppression. With the camp outside St Paul's expected to be closed soon, it's likely that more protesters will end up at Tate. Let's hope the museum is not as badly affected as the poor staff and worshippers at St Paul's. More here.

Handy tip to the protesters - other more appropriate places to protest, perhaps the Stock Exchange, or the headquarters of RBS, can be found here

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