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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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Peter Brant

Collector’s Birthdate: NA

Brant, an art dealer based out of Connecticut, is the Chairman and CEO of Brant-Allen Industries, Inc. and is owner of Brant Publications, Inc. specializing in art-related publications.

He has collected with his wife, supermodel Stephanie Seymour for many years. He engages in other creative projects, such as film production, credited in the 1996 film Basquiat and 2000’s Pollock as well as the 2006 documentary Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film. He is the owner/breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses, including the winner of the 1984 Kentucky Derby. He is also the owner of Greenwich Polo Club. He has accumulated numerous works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince and Christopher Wool. Notable pieces include Warhol’s “Thirty Are Better Than One” a collage of thirty Mona Lisas and Koon’s “Pink Panther”.

In regards to negative reviews, Brant explained, “I pay attention: if people are critically against somebody, that’s a sign to me that there’s some interest there, that there’s an interesting statement there. IF I hear that somebody’s getting really bad reviews, that sometimes attracts me because historically, many great artists have gotten very bad reviews.”

Lindemann, Adam. Collecting Contemporary: Los Angeles, Taschen GmbH 2006.

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