ART NEWS AND EVENTS IN THEARTWOLF.COM - YEAR 2006



DECEMBER 2006

Philadelphia and the LACMA buy masterpieces by Thomas Eakins - Without doubt, Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) is one of the most important American painters of the 19th and 20th century, whose name is now a highly topical...

Guggenheim Museum's first exhibition of American Art in China - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York , in partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, has organized the first survey of...

DEXTER DALWOOD at the Gagosian Gallery From December 14 2006 through February 2, 2007, London, U.K. - Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Dexter Dalwood. In this new body of work, Dalwood...

Manet's "Bar at the Folies-Bergere" exhibited at the Getty Museum - The Jean Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California -arguably the wealthiest museum in the World- will organize next summer the exhibition " Manet's Bar at the Folies...

Goya's "butterfly bull" flies high on Christie's auction - A drawing by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, entitled "El toro mariposa" ("The butterfly bull"), has been sold this December 5th 2006 in Christie's London for £1.46 million..

Tomma Abts awarded with the 2006 Turner Prize - The Tate Gallery has announced this December 4 th 2006 that Tomma Abts has been awarded with the prestigious (and sometimes controversial) Turner Prize, worth £25,000. As the...

Important work by Rembrandt to be offered by Sotheby's - The "Rembrandt year" (400th anniversary of the Dutch master) will end next December 31st, but the artistic events related to the baroque master will...

A fake Velázquez, offered for sale in Spain for nearly $1 million - The 2006 has been especially prolific in art-related detective cases. After the notorious robberies of Edvard Munch's "The scream" and of many artworks from the...

Botticelli highlights Christie's auction of old masters paintings - Christie's evening sale of Important Old Master Pictures in London on 7 December 2006 will include a diverse offering of Dutch, Flemish, French, German, Italian and...

Hopper, Rockwell highlighted Sotheby's auction of American Art - Two of the most important figures of the American painting of the 20th century, Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell, were the main protagonists of the Sotheby's...

NOVEMBER 2006

ART BASEL MIAMI 2006 From December 7 through 10, 2006, Florida , USA , will be home to the 5th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the celebrated international art show. The leading art show of the Americas is the favorite winter meeting...

Stolen work by Goya recovered in United States The work by Francisco de Goya - "Niños en el carretón" - stolen in Ohio while being delivered to the Guggenheim Museum's exhibition of 5 centuries of Spanish painting: from...

Willem de Kooning's "Woman III", sold for $137.5 million- The Art market is still breaking records. A few days after the sale of the "Number 5, 1948" , by Jackson Pollock, for a record $140 million; another work by a contemporary...

FERIARTE 2006 November 25 - December 3, 2006 - Between 25th November and 3rd December, FERIARTE, the International Art and Antiques Fair, will stage a new edition, whilst celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. Throughout its thirty...

Christie's dominates the contemporary Art market: $240 million Christie's New York's sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art totaled $239,704,000, breaking the $200 million barrier barely 18 months after Christie's New York for...

Francis Bacon highlights Sotheby's contemporary Art auction Sotheby's evening sale of Contemporary Art brought $125,132,800 (est. $109.3/148.1 million*), the second highest total ever for the category at Sotheby's, and set...

"Children with a cart" by Goya, stolen while being transported The Guggenheim Museum 's exhibition of 5 centuries of Spanish painting: from El Greco to Picasso has suffered its first negative incident: a painting by Francisco...

"The Gross clinic" by Thomas Eakins, sold to Museum for $68 million The Art market is still breaking records, and this time the protagonist is not one of this modern and contemporary names you can find in every record list. "The...

German portraits from the 1920s at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Political, economic, and social turmoil shaped Germany's short-lived Weimar Republic (1919-1933). These pivotal years also became a most creative period...

Christie's makes history despite Picasso's withdrawn: $491 million Tonight's sale of Impressionist and Modern Art realized $491,472,000, setting a new record for any auction. The prospect of acquiring masterpieces the likes...

Picasso's Angel Fernandez de Soto withdrawn from Christie's auction The Art market has lost one of its greatest attractions for this fall season, as Christie's New York has withdrawn from its November sale of Impressionist and Modernl...

Impressionist and modern Art at Sotheby's totals $238 million Tonight at Sotheby's, key examples of Impressionist and Modern Art brought $238,670,000, the highest total for a sale in this category at Sotheby's since May 1990...

Five centuries of Spanish painting at the Guggenheim Museum From November 17, 2006, through March 28, 2007, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso: Time, Truth, and ...

Pollock's Number 5, 1948, sold for a record $140 million If the rumours are true (which is quite probable) the portrait of Adele Bloch-bauer by Gustav Klimt has been deposed as the most expensive painting ever sold, as the...

ARTISSIMA 2006 November 10-12, 2006 - In November, Turin will be hosting the most intriguing event of the season: Artissima, an appointment with all the appeal that attracts VIPs, a chance to meet the people that count in...

The most valuable sale ever: impressionist and modern at Christie's When Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale occurs on November 8 at Rockefeller Center , the art world will witness the most valuable and...

Impressionist and modern Art at Sotheby's New York, November 2006 Sotheby's evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art will be held on November 7, 2006 and will feature a number of key works of the period including...

PARIS PHOTO 2006 November 16-19, 2006 - From November 16-19, 2006, Paris Photo celebrates its first decade with an outstanding panorama of 19th century, modern and contemporary photography, bringing together 106 exhibitors...

OCTOBER 2006

FIAC PARIS 2006 October 26 - 30, 2006 - The year 2006 marks a major stage in FIAC's evolution, with an unprecedented number of new elements: a new implantation in the heart of Paris; new prestigious sites; high-level contents ...

ART FUTURA 2006 exhibits digital Art in Spain ART FUTURA 2006 is Spain 's most important digital Art fair and one of the most original artistic events in Europe nowadays. "Estética de datos" ("Data aesthetics") is the main theme of...

Art from Papuan Gulf in the Metropolitan Museum of Art An exhibition of some 60 powerful and graphically elaborate sculptures and 30 rare historical photographs from the Papuan Gulf area of the island of New Guinea will go on...

Frank O. Gehry to expand Philadelphia Museum of Art The Philadelphia Museum of Art today announced its selection of Frank O. Gehry as architect for a 10-year master plan to dramatically expand the Museum. Gehry is acclaimed...

Picasso's dream becomes Wynn's worst nightmare The work "The dream" ("La rêve") painted in 1932 by Pablo Picasso, depicting her lover Marie-Therese Walter sitting on a red armchair with her eyes closed, has been seriously...

Velazquez major retrospective opens at the National Gallery For the first time in Britain, a major exhibition will trace the career of one of the very greatest painters - Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660). "Velázquez"...

Tate Gallery's acquisitions at the Frieze Art Fair The following works have been acquired as gifts to the Tate Collection thanks to the £150,000 Frieze Art Fair Special Acquisitions Fund. The Fund is organised by the Outset Contemporary ...

8th ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH opens in the Kongresshaus The 8th ART INTERNATIONAL ZURICH will be held from 19 - 22 October 2006 at the Kongresshaus Zurich . This year's main focus is based for the third time on...

"Disappointing" Freud portrait of Kate Moss goes for $7 million Lucian Freud has been the main protagonist in the Christie's auction, in which his canvas entitled "Red Haired Man on a Chair" was sold for 4.1 million pounds...

Herzog & de Meuron win the Royal Gold Medal for architecture The Swiss architects Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron, famed for projects including Tate Modern, are the winners of one of architecture's most prestigious prizes, the...

The Turner Prize 2006 exhibition opens at the Tate Gallery The Turner Prize 2006 exhibition opens on 3 October at Tate Britain. It features work by the four shortlisted artists, Tomma Abts, Phil Collins, Mark Titchner and Rebecca...

11th ART FORUM BERLIN begins with the presence of 121 galleries As the most important fair for contemporary art in Germany , ART FORUM BERLIN has an established role in the international cycle of fairs as a trading site and...

SEPTEMBER 2006

Famous copy of the Gioconda exhibited at the Dulwich Picture Gallery The Gioconda or Monna Lisa , Leonardo da Vinci's unquestionable masterpiece, has became such famous that even the copies painted by disciples or imitators...

Damien Hirst: corpus: drawings 1981-2006 at the Gagosian Gallery Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce a retrospective exhibition of the drawings of Damien Hirst. More than two hundred drawings from 1981 to 2006 offer...

Liang Yuanwei and Yang Jing at the Espacio Mínimo Gallery Espacio Minimo Gallery opens its 2006-2007 season with the Spanish debut of two young Chinese artists: LIANG YUANWEI and YANG JING, for each of whom this is also their first...

Major retrospective of Auguste Rodin in the Royal Academy of the Arts Along with Michelangelo, Bernini or Antonio Canova, the name of Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) appears at the pinnacle of the Sculpture of any time. Due to this...

New York photographs at the Washington National Gallery Washington, DC-Photographers working in New York City in the years between the publication of Walker Evans' American Photographs in 1938 and Robert Frank's The...

Italy celebrates the fifth centennial of Mantegna's death The Italian cities of Padua, Verona and Mantua celebrates the fifth centennial of the death of the Renaissance painter Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) with three great exhibitions...

13th Saint Louis International Art Fair The Saint Louis Art Fair will celebrate its thirteenth anniversary this year with the works of 165 professional artists from around the U.S. , Europe and Canada , including several prominent artists from...

40th Art-A-Fair closes with success ( Laguna Beach , California - September 4, 2006) - Art-A-Fair, the acclaimed international fine art show, had a record-breaking 40th season with tens of thousands of visitors during the ten week...

Munch's masterworks recovered After months of polemics, false trails and every type of speculations, the Norwegian Police have finally recovered the two masterworks by Edvard Munch -"The scream (the cry)" and "Madonna"- stolen...

Ambroise Vollard at the Met The first comprehensive exhibition devoted to Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939) - the pioneer dealer, patron, and publisher who played a key role in promoting and shaping the careers of many of the leading...

AUGUST 2006

Where are the stolen Munchs? The " Munch plot " is getting more and more complicated. Two years after the robbery of two masterpieces by Edvard Munch - The scream (The cry) and the Madonna - in the Munch Museum of Oslo, a bank...

The Klimt Frenzy, Vol. II The Klimt Frenzy, Vol. II: after the much-hyped sale of the Adele Bloch-Bauer II (1912) to the cosmetic magnate Ronald Lauder for $135 million, making it the most expensive painting ever sold, Christie's New...

Pasolini in Venice No long ago I was writing a summer telegram from Venice, noticing that this bellisima city was waiting for the Cinema Bienale that will begin next August 30 th . We already now some details about the event, and among...

The Great Hermitage Robbery There is nothing more boring than an inventory. And it's quite possible that there is nothing more terrible that such a boring activity informs you about the "disappearance" of 221 items...

Lucio Fontana at the Guggenheim From October 10, 2006, through January 21, 2007, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Lucio Fontana: Venice/New York , the first major exhibition devoted to the artist in the United...

JULY 2006

The Tate Gallery's new extension "Expand or die". This is the motto that every great Museum and Art gallery in the Western world is following in the last years. Take a look on the Louvre, with its famous new pyramid by...

The return of The Pixies Here comes your band. again. The news has burst in the International Music Festival of Benicassim: The Pixies, with no doubt the most original band of last 25 years, will return to release new songs...

Still-life extravaganza at the Prado The Prado Museum in Madrid has finally acquired the collection of Spanish old masters still-lifes, property of Rosendo Naseiro, considered the most important of the world, for a joint price of...

Art is free... but not at Museums One of the most publicized ideas by all the Ministries of Culture, Museum Patronages and similar is to approach the Art to the great public. Nevertheless, and contrary to this intention, most of...

A telegram from Venice It's always pleasant to spend a summer Sunday afternoon in La Serenissima. STOP. This brief visit to Venice has reaffirmed all my old convictions about this city. STOP. First of all, I still have the sensation...

Duccio's Madonna a fake? Would you throw 50 million dollars to the wastebasket? So that was exactly what - in opinion of the expert of the University of Columbia James Beck- the Metropolitan Museum of New York did in...

Guernica not to Gernika There are some works of Art whose political and social importance is even greater than the artistic one, and Picasso's Guernica is certainly one of them. With its tragic denounce of the atrocities committed...

JUNE 2006

Picasso's Angel Fernández de Soto Another superstar comes to the Art market. Christie's New York has announced that the marvellous Portrait of Angel Fernandez de Soto by Pablo Picasso will be offered at auction next...

Gaudí's Sagrada Familia in danger? The construction of the Sagrada Familia, arguably the most emblematic building of Barcelona , is beginning to be a neverending Architectural story. 52 years after the decision of finishing...

Quai Branly: Paris new Museum Louvre, Orsay, Pompidou. and now Quai Branly. Paris already has his new megamuseum devoted to the Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas , cultures not well represented in the French capital...

Getty to return pieces to Italy No long ago, the Art and Archaeology World was debating the possible devolution to Peruvian authorities of many Peruvian pieces exhibited in the Yale University Gallery of Art (you can...

Klimt's Adele goes for $135 million The rumours have turned into a notice: the chairman of cosmetic company Estée Lauder and founder of the New York Neue Galerie, Ronald Lauder, has recently acquired the Portrait of...

Picasso: tradition and vanguard With no doubt the most famous and important painter of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso has achieved such popularity that any Museum or Foundation that organizes an exhibition about his...

MAY 2006

Aivazovsky at The Russian Sale IVAN KONSTANTINOVICH AIVAZOVSKY (1817-1900) will be the main figure at the auction called "The Russian sale" at Sotheby's London , New Bond Street, next May 31 st...

Frida Kahlo highlights Latin auction A dramatic full-length self-portrait by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has been sold for $5.6 million at the Latin-American Art auction at Sotheby's New York . The work, which had never been...

Constable: Vision and landscapeSome people say that it's really hard to success in your own home. But it's not true for John Constable, who has a guaranteed success with a monograph exhibition dedicated to...

Gentile Bellini at London The National Gallery of London is currently organizing an interesting exhibition entitled "Bellini and the East" that will show the fascinating trip that the Venetian painter did to Istanbul as a guest of...

Farewell to Karel Appel The Art World is still mourning one of its greatest protagonists in the second half of the 20 th Century: Karel Appel, arguably the most famous of the founders of the Group Cobra, dead last May 3 rd at age 85...

Picasso goes for $95.4 million The auction market has been crazy last Wednesday at Sotheby's New York , when a stunning, painterly, but arguably not masterful Picasso entitled Dora Maar au chat (1941) fetched an even more...

Van Gogh's Ginoux at Christie's Next May 2nd, Christie's will auction in New York the "L'Arlésienne, Madame Ginoux", a work by Vincent van Gogh that will be the certain star of the auction season, with an estimate price...

APRIL 2006

A pyramid in Bosnia? The normally quiet archaeology World is currently shocked with the announcement by an important Bosnian newspaper of the alleged found of a colossal pyramid, similar or even superior in dimensions than ...

Turner breaks auction record A work by Joseph Mallord William Turner has smashed the auction record for a British painting (£10.7 million in 1990 for Constable's The Lock , currently at the Thyssen collection) Giudecca, la...

The Sphinx lifting 4500 years under the desert sun, suffering infernal days, cool nights, sand storms, the feared khamsin, and the successive invasion of Greeks, Romans, plunders and tourists are extremely stressful, even for...

Mosque beams withdrawn from sale It was expected to happen, and finally it happens: the controversial created by the announcement of the Christie's sale of a group of five large beams from the Cordoba Mosque (read...

Deconstruction of a Mosque No long ago I talk in these pages about the New Architecture in Spain , but I forgot to talk about the newest of the newest trend: the decostructivism. More exactly, the deconstruction of the...

MARCH 2006

Henri Rousseau: jungles in Paris The exuberant and fantastic exhibition entitled "Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris" will end its cycle in the Tate Gallery of London and will be moved to the Grand Palais of Paris next June 19 th , and to...

From Rembrandt to Rembrandt Do you think that Rembrandt's activity ends more than three centuries ago? Think it twice, man.First of all, exhibitions commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Dutch master are being...

It's Tintoretto's time! The main reason of this brief article is the exhibition about "Le paradis de Tintoret: Un concours pour le Palais des Doges (Tintoretto's paradise: a concourse for the Dodge's Palace)" that will be held in the Louvre...

Hatshepsut takes the Metropolitan In the Art World, few exhibitions generate as expectation as those devoted to Ancient Egypt, a land of legends and mysteries that still today is able to captivate our minds. From March 28 th to...

Peru vs. Yale - first round Rising proudly at over 7500 feet high ( 2300 meters ), Inca citadel of Machu Picchu was so inaccessible that the Spanish conquerors were never able to found it. But in 1911 Yale historian...

Frankenthaler and the chewing gum A loutish act or an acid and categorical artistic critic? I am talking about the 12-years-old boy who last week stuck a chewing gum on the surface of the canvas entitled The bay (1963) by...

FEBRUARY 2006

Turner turns Turnermania Want a lovely landscape to hang in your bedroom? OK, face facts: for less than $2 million you can buy a nice Courbet, a medium quality Van Gogh drawing, or a low rate Monet canvas...

Roy Orbison at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Roy Orbison was one of the true pioneers of rock and roll and one of the all-time greatest singers to ever record rock, pop or country music. In celebration of his legacy, the Rock and...

Samuel Palmer at the National Gallery The National Gallery of London is currently organizing an exhibition devoted to the English landscape painter Samuel Palmer. The exhibition, which will last until May 29th, is entitled...

World's most expensive photograph A 1904 photograph by Edward Steichen, entitled The pond - moonlight sold for $2.9 million at Sotheby's, smashing the previous auction record for a photograph, a mere $1.25 million set by...

Oh God, I found two Caravaggios!Picture yourself being a placid priest of a placid church form the placid French countryside. On an also placid day, you accidentally find two old canvases in an organ loft, so an art expert is...

Mendes da Rocha earns Pritzker The Architecture World -more accurately, the Hyatt Foundation from Chicago- have decided to award the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, age 77, with the prestigious Pritzker...

Chaïm Soutine at Christie's A work by the Lithuanian painter Chaïn Soutine (1894-1943) entitled "Le boeuf écorché" has turn into the star of the impressionist & modern Art at Christie's London, having been sold for...

JANUARY 2006

Save the Titian The thriller continues: the " Portrait of a young man" , an extremely beautiful work by Titian owned by the Earl of Halifax, and exhibited in the National Gallery of London since 1992, it's still for sale, and the directors...

The Brancusi incident Taking a walk in Montparnasse Cemetery , the Wolf meets Brancusi. It was a gray day, not propitious for a conversation, so he recited me a poem with no words. A stone poem, then eternal, and indifferent to...

Munch this Although dead since 62 years ago, Edvard Munch seems to be still the most "active" Norwegian artist. One year and half ago, art world was shocked with the theft of the famous "The Scream" from the Munch Museum...

Americans in Paris, 1860-1900 The National Gallery of London is organising an exhibition entitled "Americans in Paris , 1860- 1900" that will show some of the most famous works by well-known American artists who...

Budapest - Art against Nazi horror Sometimes, the gap is more than the full. Sometimes silent can be more eloquent than sound. Sometimes the simplest objects recall the deepest feelings, the toughest memories. And here, in...


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