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Sotheby’s to Auction Collection of Pierre Le-Tan

January 19th, 2021

Sotheby’s will auction off the collection of the late French illustrator Pierre Le-Tan, which includes a portrait by David Hockney.  “We’re trying to stay true to his spirit. It’s not one of these collections where you’re going to have a $20 million Picasso. It’s a universe we want to re-create, one we hope will appeal to all kinds of collectors around the world. There’s something for everybody,” says Etienne Hellman, the auction house’s senior director of modern art.
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UK Considers New Laws to Protect Statues from Removal

January 19th, 2021

The UK is considering laws to protect statues from being removed from public spaces.  “Our view will be set out in law, that such monuments are almost always best explained and contextualized, not taken and hidden away,” says Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick.
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NYT Profiles a Frans Hals Painting Stolen Three Times from Museum in Netherlands

January 19th, 2021

A piece in the New York Times looks at the work Two Laughing Boys with a Mug of Beer by Frans Hals, and looks into why the work has been stolen three times from its place of exhibition.  “It’s really that painting for some reason, and I don’t know why,” says Christa Hendriksen, an alderman in charge of culture in Leerdam, the Netherlands.
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Galerie Max Hetzler

Zimmerstrasse 90/91
D-10117 Berlin
OsramHofe
Oudenarder Str. 16-20
D-13347 Berlin
(+4930) 229 24 37
(+4930) 229 24 17

The Max Hetzler gallery is one of the largest and oldest in Berlin. It consists of three different exhibition spaces that each show different artists. It shows top quality pieces by well known contemporary artists. It was previously located in West Berlin, but now sits in the eastern part of the city near to what used to be the Berlin Wall. This location is ideal, as East Berlin is often compared with the bohemian Greenwich Village in New York City. Both are cultural centers brimming with creativity and art.