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Feature: Sunday Painter | Georg Baselitz

Georg Baselitz German Neo-Expressionist painting, Georg Baselitz (zʇᴉlǝsɐq ƃɹoǝפ) is this week’s #SundayPainter. _ In the 1960s, Georg Baselitz emerged as a pioneer of German Neo-Expressionist painting. His work evokes disquieting subjects rendered feverishly as a means of confronting the realities of the modern age and explores what it is to be German and a …

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Feature: Sunday Painter | Amy Sillman

Powerful, chaotic absraction from this week’s #SundayPainter, American artist Amy Sillman. _ Amy Sillman’s work foregrounds the materiality of painting and its formal, psychological, and conceptual dimensions. She constructs her work in a physical way—through gesture, color, and drawing-based procedures—and imbues it with questions of feminism, performativity, and humor. Sillman earned her BFA from the …

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Exhibition: Joan Mitchell | The Sketchbook Drawings | Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany | 27 February – 21 May 2015

Another fantastic chance to see some of Joan Mitchell’s body of work, this time from a collection of sketchbook drawings on show at Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany. _ Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) was one of the greatest artists of the mid to late 20th century. She enjoyed close ties with poets and painters of the …

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Marlene Dumas | The Image as Burden 5 February – 10 May 2015

Tate Modern London Marlene Dumas is one of the most prominent painters working today. Her intense, psychologically charged works explore themes of sexuality, love, death and shame, often referencing art history, popular culture and current affairs. ‘Secondhand images’, she has said, ‘can generate first-hand emotions.’ Dumas never paints directly from life, yet life in all …

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Paul Gauguin | Nafea Faa Ipoipo sells for $300m

  The record for the sale of painting has been broken with the £300m sale of Paul Gauguin’s Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You Marry?) Gaugin died penniless in 1903. Retired Sotheby’s executive and art collector Rudolf Staechelin sold the piece, reportedly to state-financed Qatar Museums, breaking the previous record of $259 million for The Card Players …

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