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Frieze Los Angeles Announces Gallery List

September 12th, 2018

Frieze LA, via FriezeFrieze Los Angeles, which will run February 14 through 17 at Paramount Pictures Studio in Hollywood, has announced its initial gallery list, with a heavy focus on blue-chip galleries that speaks to the impact it is looking to make on the West Coast. 
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Venice Canadian Pavilion Reopened

September 12th, 2018

Canada Pavilion in Venice, via Globe and MailThe Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale has been reopened, with a restored interior that The National Gallery of Canada is hoping will improve the working conditions for its chosen artists. “I give always very much importance to the conservation, as much as possible, of the original design,” says designer Alberico Belgiojoso “Nature changes, while architecture stays at it is.”
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New York Court Rejects Family Claim to Matisse Work

September 12th, 2018

Matisse greta Moll, via Art NewspaperA federal appeals court in New York has rejected a claim to a 1908 Matisse painting owned by the National Gallery in London by the grandchildren of the woman in the work. “The alleged taking of the painting was committed by a private actor” not “a sovereign”, the panel of judges said. “The National Gallery’s refusal to compensate appellants for that taking after the fact does not provide a basis for jurisdiction over a foreign sovereign and its instrumentality.” 
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Nigel Cooke

b. 1973
Lives and works in:

London, England

Represented by:

Modern Art

Education includes:

Goldsmiths University Ph.D, London
Royal College of Art MA, London
Nottingham Trent University BA, Nottingham, UK

Cooke is a British-born painter and sculptor who creates large-scale works. His pieces are often desolate and bleak, portraying cigarette butts, wrecked cars and various forms of debris. Other paintings witness more romantic landscapes, demonstrating his versatility.

His 2003 piece “Mirrors” sees a fusion of styles as he captures a single blooming flower in the vast setting of a dark woods and minimal plant life. “Silva Morosa” captures moss growing on a rock wall, but then breaks its serenity as a skull is carved out of the moss.

His work is included amongst the collections of New York’s Guggenheim, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and London’s Tate Gallery, as well as others.