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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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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Musee D’ Orsay France

1, rue de la Légion d’honneur
75007 Paris
France
www.musee-orsay.fr/en/

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.

* From Wikipedia.com

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