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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

Vanessa Beecroft

Vanessa Beecroft image via www.kunsthandelmeijer.nl/

[image via www.kunsthandelmeijer.nl/]

Vanessa Beecroft (Genoa, Italy, 1969) is an Italian contemporary artist living in Los Angeles. Beecroft is married to sociologist Greg Durkin. They have two sons.

Sudan- Sundance 2008 image via www.jamati.com

Sudan- Sundance Film Festival, 2008

[image via www.jamati.com ]

Beecroft uses a unique, personal, artistic language. Her work is a complex fusion of conceptual issues and aesthetic concerns, focusing on large-scale performance art, usually involving live female models (often nude).

[via Wikipedia  Entry]

'VB.LP.001.00', 2000 via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

‘VB.LP.001.00′, 2000

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

Alphabet Concept- In Louis Vuitton via lunettesrouges.blog.lemonde.fr

Alphabet Concept- At Louis Vuitton

[image via lunettesrouges.blog.lemonde.fr]

Jennifer- 2005, bronze via www.marinmarkov.com

Jennifer- 2005, bronze

[image via www.marinmarkov.com]

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