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Michelangelo Sketch Sells for $24 Million in Paris

May 19th, 2022

A recently unearthed Michelangelo sketch, considered to be the artist’s first nude, has sold  at Christie’s Paris for a record 23 million euros ($24 million). “Michelangelo has decided to make the figure into something that corresponded more to his aesthetic by making him much more robust and monumental, while at the same time keeping the fragility of the figure, who is exposed and shivering” as he awaits baptism,” says Christie’s Old Masters expert Stijn Alsteens.
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Basquiat Work Sells for $85 Million at Phillips $224.9 Million Night

May 19th, 2022

The Jean-Michel Basquiat work from the collection of Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa had a strong return to auction last night at Phillips, where it achieved $85 Million, part of a total sale of  $224.9 million, the highest in the company’s history. 
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Independent Art Fair to Launch New Fair Around 20th Century Work

May 17th, 2022

The Independent Art Fair will launch a new fair in September this year that will focus on 20th Century Works. “Over the years, there has been a shift, with next-generation dealers showing a more diverse group of artists and territories, geographically, socially, politically,” says Independent director Elizabeth Dee. “They are looking forward and looking back, saying, ‘We need to have a canon that looks like our program.’”
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Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Plaça dels Angels, 1

08001 Barcelona
+34 93 412 08 1
June 24th to September 24th
Monday – Friday 11 am – 8 pm
Tuesday Closed
Thursday – Friday 11 am – midnight
Saturday 10 am – 8 pm
Sundays and holidays: 10 am to 3 pmSeptember 25th to June 23th
Monday – Friday 11 am – 7.30 pm
Tuesday Closed
Saturdays 10 am – 8 pm
Sundays and holidays 10 am – 3 pm
7,5 € General
6 € Student
Individual exhibition prices vary
Wednesday admission 3,50 €
Free for Seniors, the unemployed and children under 14.
Free on an exhibit’s opening day

The MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) opened to the public on November 28, 1995. The modern building was designed by American architect Richard Meier, and the collection is comprised of Catalonian and Spanish works, but features international artists as well. The museum also has a library covering information from the past 50 years of art history that is open to the public.

Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
MACBA Collection
July 7 – December 31, 2007
Be-Bomb: the Transatlantic War of Images and all that Jazz. 1946 – 1956
October 5 – January 7, 2008