ArtKabinett Files

ArtKabinett is proud to feature articles and information for our community. Articles come from our own members as well as contributors from all parts of the art community. Collector members post comments at the end of each daily entry.

Posted: Sunday, 23-05-2010

Posted: Friday, 21-05-2010

A thief stole five paintings possibly worthhundreds of millions of euros, including major works by Picasso and Matisse, in a brazen overnight heist at the Paris Museum of Modern Art, police and prosecutors said Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, 20-05-2010

Posted: Wednesday, 19-05-2010

Posted: Monday, 17-05-2010

A group of contemporary works from debt-ridden collector and internet entrepreneur Halsey Minor, were sold for record sums at boutique auction house Phillips de Pury & Company on May 14. The sale totaled $37.9 million.

Posted: Sunday, 16-05-2010

Grunge music is about as universally synonymous with modern-day Seattle as Starbucks and Microsoft, and no band symbolizes this movement more readily than Nirvana. The late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain is easily the most recognizable icon from this period, famous for his heart wrenching lyrics, aggressive left-handed guitar playing, scraggly blond locks and premature demise. 

Posted: Friday, 14-05-2010

Suppose you were only the second-to-last bidder on Picasso’s “Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur” at Christie’s on Tuesday night, or you just didn’t have the additional $106.5 million lying around to add it to your collection. Is there another valuable item you could acquire, somehow connected to that painting, but for a fraction of the price? How about the home of the art patrons who previously owned it?

Posted: Thursday, 13-05-2010

Posted: Wednesday, 12-05-2010

Posted: Tuesday, 11-05-2010

Dutch painter, Han van Meegeren was the 20th century’s most notorious forger, fooling the art establishment—and the Nazi leadership.

Posted: Monday, 10-05-2010


Le Centre Pompidou-Metz a lancé une campagne publicitaire par voie d'affiches à l'approche de son inauguration par le président Nicolas Sarkozy le 11 mai et de son ouverture au public le lendemain.

Posted: Sunday, 09-05-2010

Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860 – 1961), better known as "Grandma Moses", was a renowned American folk artist. She is most often cited as an example of an individual successfully beginning a career in the arts at an advanced age. Moses had ten children but five died at birth.

Posted: Saturday, 08-05-2010

Early last year, the Polaroid Corporation ceased producing its iconic film. 

Posted: Friday, 07-05-2010

A masterpiece by French impressionist Claude Monet has been added to the National Gallery of Canada’s permanent collection, thanks to a donation by Montreal philanthropist and art collector Marjorie Bronfman, a longtime supporter of the Gallery.

Posted: Thursday, 06-05-2010

Zaha Hadid is an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and urban design. Her work experiments with new spatial concepts intensifying existing urban landscapes in the pursuit of a visionary aesthetic that encompasses all fields of design, ranging from urban scale through to products, interiors and 

Posted: Wednesday, 05-05-2010

Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, which occurs on September 16, Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a voluntarily observed holiday that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. 

Posted: Tuesday, 04-05-2010

This spring, Chrisites's will present "Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts: The Collection" as a highlight of its major sales of Impressionist and Modern Art, American Paintings, and 20th Century Decorative Arts.

Posted: Monday, 03-05-2010

Emotions are so hard to express. When you have the right words, you don’t have the right medium and when you have the right medium, you don’t know what to say. Luckily designer Julius Popp has come up with a way to get the message across- like really across- and so spectacularly that your special someone won’t even mind if you used clichés or copied stuff out of a Hallmark card! 

Posted: Sunday, 02-05-2010

Alex Boucaud from Guadeloupe creates his sculptures using a very unconventional tool, a chainsaw. Alex lives in a small countryside town called Santan. His passion is so unusual that the people in the local community enjoy gathering around to watch him create art with such a dangerous tool as a chainsaw.

Posted: Saturday, 01-05-2010

The bold sculptural forms and brilliant colors of Wayne Thiebaud's Seven Suckers of 1970 make the painting a pure pleasure for the eyes. Depicting rows of confections with sensual strokes of paint and a daring palette, the painting is classic Thiebaud. The modest subject of lollipops is transformed by the artist into a masterful exploration of color and form.

Posted: Friday, 30-04-2010

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy et les femmes sont au coeur de l'exposition de Pal Sarkozy, père du président de la République. Un portrait de la première Dame de France, jouant de la guitare et assise sur un piano, occupe la place centrale de l'espace Cardin (Paris VIIIe).

Posted: Wednesday, 28-04-2010

Posted: Tuesday, 27-04-2010

Purvis Young, a self-taught painter who emerged from prison as a young man and by dint of his striking, expressionist vision of urban life and mammoth output over more than three decades transformed a forgotten Miami neighborhood into a destination for contemporary art aficionados, died last Tuesday in Miami, Florida.

Posted: Monday, 26-04-2010

The art world has, quite by accident unearthed Joek Friis; Norway's only native Norwegian Dadaist. Friis was discovered by reporter, Homer Jacobson on a nature jaunt. Friis was on the mountainside doing something peculiar. Jacobson questioned Friis and the article that follows is what transpired on Tryvasshogda. 

Posted: Sunday, 25-04-2010

Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members.

Posted: Saturday, 24-04-2010