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Scientists Claim They Have Invented “Whitest” White

April 21st, 2021

A group of researchers are claiming they have created a shade of white said to be the “whitest on record.” 
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Rirkrit Tiravanija Joins David Zwirner

April 21st, 2021

Rirkrit Tiravanija has joined David Zwirner, the gallery has announced, and will open a show in Hong Kong in 2022. “Rirkrit Tiravanija is a longtime friend,” Zwirner says. “I have known him as long as I have had a gallery, and have been collecting his work since the early 1990s. Rirkrit is a transformational artist.”
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Claude Monet Waterlillies to Hit Block at Sotheby’s New York

April 21st, 2021

A Claude Monet work, Le Bassin aux Nymphéas, estimated at $40 million, will close out Sotheby’s New York Impressionist and modern art evening sale May 12.
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Matt Saunders

b. 1975
Lives and works in:

Berlin, Germany

Represented by:

Harris Lieberman Gallery

Education includes:

Yale CFA, New Haven, CT
Harvard BA, Cambridge, MA

Saunders, who was born in Tacoma, Washington but now lives and works in Berlin, creates art in a variety of media. His recent exhibitions featured a gallery filled with oil on ink paintings of actors of yesterday alongside a room that contained Double Matti, hand made animated films projected on the gallery’s wall. A third room of the exhibition returns to canvas, featuring his Egomania series of paintings of varying depth.

In 1997, he was awarded both the Louis Sudler Prize and the Thomas H. Hoopes Prize. He was recipient of the Robert Schoelkopf Fellowship in 2001. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Yale University Art Gallery, as well as Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum and New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.