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WSJ Reports Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ as Saudi Crown Prince

December 8th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) final price $450,312,500, via Christie'sA conflicting report in the Wall Street Journal notes that the buyer of the da Vinci piece last month at Christie’s is actually Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, noting that another prince served as a proxy buyer for the work.  The news comes as the Louvre Abu Dhabi has claimed that it will be showing the piece in its museum.
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Republican Tax Bill to Cut Funding for Artist Residences

December 8th, 2017

Pittsburgh's Spinning Plate Artist Lofts, via CitylabA new amendment to the Republican tax bill would strike artist residences from qualifying low-income housing. Senator Pat Roberts, the Republican senior senator from Kansas, changed language in the bill shortly before it was signed this past week.
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Galerie Balice Hertling Opens Second Space in Paris

December 8th, 2017

Sibylle Rochat, via Art NewsGalerie Balice Hertling has opened a second space in Paris at 239 Rue Saint-Martin, only a few blocks from the Centre Pompidou. Art consultant Sibylle Rochat has also joined the gallery as a partner.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Carl Andre

Carl Andre,image via MartinReis.com
Carl Andre
b. 1935
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Education includes:

Phillips Academy, New Hampshire
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Andre is a Minimalist who started making art as a profession at the age of 24. His first serious works were highly influenced by his friend, Frank Stella, and typically took the form of wooden sculptures. Others were form poetry or Concrete poems that present words as drawings.

Glarus

Glarus, image via Galerie Tschudi

After a short stints with other careers, he returned to art in 1970 and created several of his largest installations, including Blocks and Stones which he created for the Portland Center of Visual Arts. In 1972, his installation Equivalent VII created in 1966 traveled to London’s Tate. The piece was often called “Bricks” and featured more than 100 firebricks arranged in a large rectangle The 1970s saw creations of other installations, like Stone Field, created in Hartford.

In 1988, he was acquitted of the murder of his wife, the artist Ana Mendieta.

Retrospectives of his work have been exhibited around the world, including New York’s Guggenheim in 1970 and later retrospectives in Austin, Oxford, Einhoven and Marseilles.

Cooper Galaxy via www.carlandre.net

Cooper Galaxy via www.carlandre.net

Carl Andre- Homepage

Wikipedia Entry

More info about the artist coming soon.

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