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Vincent Van Gogh Piece from Collection of Elizabeth Taylor Heads to Auction

March 21st, 2018

Vincent Van Gogh, via Christie'sA rare Vincent Van Gogh painting which formerly hung in the collection of Elizabeth Taylor will go to auction this May at Christie’s in New York, expected to sell for $35 million. “I’ve always felt that I am merely a caretaker for the extraordinary objects I’ve received,” the piece quotes Taylor. “You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” 
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Sheila Hicks Profiled in New Yorker

March 20th, 2018

Sheila Hicks, via New YorkerArtist Sheila Hicks gets a profile in the New Yorker this week, as she reflects on her work and gives a tour of her studio. “You see the junk all over my studio?” she says of her cluttered studio and the practice that emerges from it. “It’s like drawing or sculpting with the scissors.”
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Former Art Basel Exec Magnus Renfrew to Launch Taipei Art Fair

March 20th, 2018

Dennis Chen, country head and head of wealth management, UBS Taiwan, and Magnus Renfrew, cofounder and director of Taipei Dangdai, via Art NewsFormer Art Basel fair head Magnus Renfrew is launching a new art fair, Taipei Dangdai, set to coincide with next year’s Taipei Biennial. “With Hong Kong, I was proud to be involved in organizing a fair that asserts itself as a global fair for the region and will remain so,” Renfrew says. “There is a big gap between Art Basel Hong Kong and other fairs in the region, in terms of quality and how they are progressing. It’s necessary to have other fairs that have real quality and don’t necessarily aspire to be the global fair for the region.” 
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Musee D’ Orsay France

1, rue de la Légion d’honneur
75007 Paris

Monday closed
Tuesday 9.30am to 6pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 6pm
Thursday 9.30am to 9.45pm
Friday 9.30am to 6pm
Saturday 9.30am to 6pm
Sunday 9.30am to 6pm

$10 General admission
$8 Adults from 18 to 30 years old
$8 For everyone every Thursday from 6pm
Free under 18
* The Musée d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the left bank of the Seine, housed in the former railway station, the Gare d’Orsay. It holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography, and is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces by popular painters such as Monet and Renoir. Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum’s opening in 1986.

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Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
In-house exhibition
“Decorative artist and art lover”
12 February – 4 May 2008
“Alexandre Charpentier”
22 January – 13 April 2008
“Léon Gimpel”
12 February – 27 April 2008