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Pensioner Stunned as Old Vase Kept in a Shoebox Fetches £381,000

A Hans Coper vase has sold at auction in Devon for a record £381,000, the highest price ever paid for a piece of modern and contemporary studio pottery. The sale caught not just the seller – a pensioner whose husband had paid £250 for the item in the 1970s – but the entire market unawares. The owner took the vase...

In Conversation With Contemporary Artists Gilbert & George

The Great British Gilbert & George have become synonymous with contemporary British art. In conversation they uncover their views on London as the new Babylon, their conservatism and the impact of imperialism. This interview is taken from Thames & Hudson’s upcoming release London Burning: Portraits From A Creative City, a celebration ofBritain’s capital and creative hub. In a way, you...

A New Large-Scale Installation of Boats and Tangled Thread by Artist Chiharu Shiota

The newest installation by Chiharu Shiota is composed of nearly 300,000 yards of white yarn, woven to encapsulate the center, ground floor, and ten windows of Le Bon Marché. The exhibition, titled Where are we going?, will feature 150 boats within the French department store’s center, and the ground-floor exhibition will house a giant threaded wave that visitors are encouraged to walk...

The Situation On The Big Sur Resembles The Apocalypse

In winter, almost 100 inches of rain fell on Big Sur. This region is the perfect coast of California - the beautiful green mountains that meet the Pacific Ocean on a cliff of frothy salt water and waves, sea stacks that stand like statues guarding the beaches, and one winding state highway that serves as the only main thoroughfare...

Berlin’s Ethnological Museum Returns Grave-plundered Artefacts to Alaska

Germany has restituted nine artefacts belonging to indigenous people in Alaska after determining they were plundered from graves. The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, which oversees museums in the German capital, said Wednesday the burial objects were brought to Berlin in 1882-1884 on commission by the then Royal Museum of Ethnology. But "everything shows today that the objects stemmed from a grave...

Amsterdam’s 2018 Light Festival Illuminates City Streets with 29 Art Installations

This past month the Amsterdam Light Festival (previously) opened its seven year, inviting visitors to observe 29 light-based works by international artists, designers, and architects along the canals and throughout the historical center of the city. Artworks were inspired by this year’s theme, a quote from media scientist Marshall McLuhan: “The medium is the message.” Installations such as British artist Gali May...

Why This Is the Most Fascinating Building in Venice

Situated in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice stands an arresting 18th-century palace that holds one of the world's most astounding collections of modern art. Housing the personal collection of famed American socialite Peggy Guggenheim, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is one of the most important museums for modern American and European art in Italy. But it’s not only a must-see...

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