Sotheby’s celebrates July with African Art

The auction house Sothebys is not letting July 2020 go without celebrating African art and Artists one more time, in a continuation of its focus on African Art. Sotheby’s announced its London Summer sales series recently. The activities will be spread across five auctions and will feature works by African and African Diaspora artists. Its …

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Big names benefits from loan meant for small operations

The US government has released the names of businesses that received more than $150,000 in federal stimulus loans, the loans is meant for small businesses to stay afloat during the Covid 19 lockdown but the record shows the big boys are the major beneficiaries. According to a publication, artnetnews, Artists, museums, and galleries across the …

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“Eni Blackman in European kitchen” spits fire

Emmanuel Eni-is more popularly know in the European art circle as “Eni Blackman in European kitchen”, one of the most outstanding contemporary artists from Africa and the Western world. Emmanuel Eni spoke with onefinearts in a no-holds barred interview on his art, beliefs and what drives his mojo. Famous for his fearless, soul-searching, philosophical art. …

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Caveat Emptor and other high sounding words

I remember vividly when I first discovered the art of writing, it coincided with my teenage years when it’s fashionable to write love letters to girls, I am not sure whether any of the long letters won any heart, but it drove me to reading the dictionary and a lot of novels . It doesn’t …

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Thawing the Frozen Epidemic

Chris Edwards-ContributorThe viral infection that has shut down the whole world in the last five months did not spare the art sphere- freezing art establishments for several weeks across the entire globe, and crippling several artists’ schedule in its wake also, leading to a lot of economic woes. In recent days several governments are rushing …

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#Hashtag Gallery grows stable

The Toronto based art establishment, #Hashtag Gallery has enlarged the number of artists it represent with the addition of Jonathan Kwegyir Aggrey, to its stable on artsy.net. In an announcement on its Instagram handle on Saturday June 27, 2020 Hashtag gallery introduced Jonathan a watercolorist with six of its work on the popular platform artsy.net …

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Louvre to re-open soon

The Musée Louvre will re-open its doors to art enthusiasts and general public on July 6, after several weeks of closure due to Covid 19, although with more stringent measures.  The World’s largest art museum and historic monument in Paris, Louvre will re-open on July 6, in a press statement by the President-Director, Jean-Luc Martinez, “The …

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Peju Layiwola honored in Arkansas

Peju Layiwola, artist and professor of art has been conferred as an ambassador of goodwill to the State of Arkansas in the US recently in recognition of her distinguished accomplishments. Layiwola was selected as a Tyson scholar at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas to carry out research on Melvin Edwards, a renowned African American …

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Rele Gallery “Sculpts the City”

Rele Gallery, a contemporary gallery with two locations within Lagos, Nigeria is currently running a virtual exhibition titled “Sculpting the City,” a sequel to Material Times and the second iteration of the gallery’s engagement with purely sculptural forms. The exhibition of sculptures and installations by contemporary Nigerian artists who have found the city as an …

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Sotheby’s debuts its live Auction of AMERICAN ART in NY.

Sotheby’s has announced highlights from its upcoming live auction of American Art, taking place in New York on 26 June 2020. The June auction will feature exceptional group of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by some of the most celebrated American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including two works from the Collection of Marylou Whitney …

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