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Swiss Prosecutor Drops Investigation of Dealer Yves Bouvier

September 21st, 2021

The Geneva public prosecutor has dropped a criminal investigation into the operations of Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier, the NYT reports. “Although there are still some gray areas as to the legal nature of the relationship between the parties, even on the assumption that Yves Bouvier was the agent of the complainants, the objective constituent elements of the offense have not been met,” the ruling reads.
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Met Museum to Sell Off Set of Prints and Photos to Cover Budget Shortfall

September 21st, 2021

The Met will sell off more than 200 prints and photos from its collection to raise funds amid a budget shortfall caused by the pandemic. “The Museum approaches deaccessioning with the same degree of strategy and deliberation as we apply to acquisitions “It will take years until we can expect the full return of tourism revenue,” says director Max Hollien.
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John Booth Takes Chair at National Gallery London

September 21st, 2021

John Booth, the venture capitalist and major donor to the Tory party is the new chair of the National Gallery. “I’m delighted to take up this role as the National Gallery prepares to celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2024,” Booth says. “The gallery’s amazing collection, including so many of the world’s greatest paintings, belongs to the whole nation and we look forward to sharing it afresh with visitors as we emerge from the pandemic, and as we continue to grow our international digital presence.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero image via www.flickr.com/photos

[image via www.flickr.com/photos]

Fernando Botero (born April 19, 1932 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a Colombian neo-figurative artist, self-titled “the most Colombian of Colombian artists” early on, coming to prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1959.

Abu Ghraib 50, 2005 image via www.hwaethwugu.com

Abu Ghraib 50, 2005-image via www.hwaethwugu.com

Fernando Botero’s Abu Ghraib

After Velasquez, 2005 oil on canvas image via rawartint.wordpress.com

[image via rawartint.wordpress.com]

Hand, Madrid image via http://commons.wikimedia.org

Hand, Madrid image via http://commons.wikimedia.org

Una Coppia, 1999 image via www.worldgallery.co.uk

Una Coppia, 1999 image via www.worldgallery.co.uk

He is an abstract artist in the most fundamental sense of the word, choosing what colors, shapes, and proportions to use based on intuitive aesthetic thinking. This being said, his works are informed by a Colombian upbringing and social commentary is woven throughout his work.

[Bio via Wikipedia  Entry]

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