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Famous Artists
news at BgArt News Blog is a listing of all the blogs that have been published about the life and art of famous painters, gallery owners, and people from the arts industry.

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  • Francis Bacon News - New and views on the Irish born British artist Francis Bacon.
  • Banksy News - Posts about the famous British grafitti artist.
  • Leonardo da Vinci News - Art news about the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Marcel Duchamp News - Posts on the art blog about the famous French born American artist Marcel Duchamp.
  • Tracey Emin News - Young contemporary British artist made famous for her revealing installations.
  • Shepard Fairey News - American graffiti artist know for his obey giant campaign and his Barack Obama poster.
  • Lucian Freud News - Art news on the figurative British painter Lucian Freud.
  • Damien Hirst News - News and information on the famous contemporary British artist Damien Hirst.
  • David Hockney News - Posts that talk about the famous British artist David Hockney.
  • Thomas Kinkade News - News and reviews about the famous American artist known as the painter of light.
  • Jeff Koons News - Art news about the famous American contemporary artist Jeff Koons.
  • Henri Matisse News - Posts on the famous French artist Henri Matisse.
  • Michelangelo News - Exhibition news and information about the famous Italian artist Michelangelo.
  • Edvard Munch News - Art blog posts that have talked about the expressionist Norwegian painter.
  • Pablo Picasso News - News, exhibitions and auction prices of paintings by the famous Spanish master Pablo Picasso.
  • Jackson Pollock News - All BgArt News Blog posts relating to the famous abstract expressionist artist Jackson Pollock.
  • Mark Rothko News - Art posts about the famous Latvian born American abstract expressionist painter.
  • Charles Saatchi News - News and views on or about the British art collector and gallery owner Charles Saatchi.
  • Egon Schiele News - Information on the famous Austrian expressionist painter Egon Schiele.
  • Spencer Tunick News - Art news on the famous New York photographer Spencer Tunick.
  • Vincent van Gogh News - Art blog posts about the Dutch expressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.
  • Andy Warhol News - BgArt News Blog posts about the famous American pop artist Andy Warhol.
  • Brett Whiteley News - News stories and exhibition news on the famous Australian artist Brett Whiteley.
  • Artist Deaths - Obituaries - Posts that mention the death of famous artists and those in the arts industry.

Below is a listing of Famous artists news that have two or less stories on the particular artist..

  • Pop Artist Peter Blake and Coke - The British pop artist Sir Peter Blake has teamed up with Coke to produce a large work of art on the banks of the River Thames in London. Only a pop artist could do this and get away with it!
  • Kate Moss Sculpture - The UK model Kate Moss will soon be a 3 meter high bronze Kate Moss sculpture in a contorted yoga pose. Marc Quinn will enlarge his previous version of Kate Moss, which was done last year, and will show it at the "Beyond Limits" sale at Chatsworth House in September.
  • Anselm Kiefer Work to be Removed - In Connecticut, a collector of the German artist Anselm Kiefer has been ordered to remove an outdoor sculpture by the artist.
  • Woman Charged for Kissing a Twombly Painting - A woman has been charged in France for kissing a Cy Twombly painting worth more than 2 million dollars. Sam Rindy was overcome with passion in front of the work and just couldn't help herself.
  • Clyfford Still Museum in Denver - Over at Art and Perception I found this post about the abstract expressionist artist Clyfford Still. It points to an article in the New York Times about the life of the elusive artist and a museum in Denver that will be dedicated to the work of Still.
  • Anish Kapoor Art in the Bin - An art collector of the Indian born British sculptor Anish Kapoor was recently awarded £350,000 in damages after an art storage company mistook a work for rubbish and threw it away.
  • Clyfford Still Museum in Denver - Over at Art and Perception I found this post about the abstract expressionist artist Clyfford Still. It points to an article in the New York Times about the life of the elusive artist and a museum in Denver that will be dedicated to the work of Still.
  • Rembrandt's Apostle James Makes $25 Million - A rare Rembrandt painting from the later part of his life recently sold for $25.8 million USD at Sotheby's in New York. The previous record for the artist was $28.7 million back in 2000.
  • Al Pacino to Play Salvador Dali - It has been reported that Al Pacino will play the role of Salvador Dali in an upcoming film called "Dali & I: The Surreal Story". Andrew Niccol will direct the Dali movie and filming is set to start in June this year.
  • Monet on Paper - The Royal Academy of Arts in London will be showing an exhibition of Claude Monet from the 17th of March through to the 10th of June. They will be showing his pastels and drawings on paper, and possibly contradicting some of the myths of Monet.
  • Jasper Johns Interview - The Art Newspaper has interviewed the (super) famous American painter Jasper Johns. Johns has even appeared in an episode of the Simpsons cartoon, where he went to an exhibition by Homer. How impressive would that be to have on the resume?!
  • 50 Works of Art to See Before You Die - Jonathon Jones of the Guardian is putting together a list of 50 great works of art to see before you die. He has started with a list of his 20 favorite art works and is asking readers for their suggestions.
  • Marlene Dumas Interview - ArtInfo has interviewed Marlene Dumas in New York recently. The South African born painter, now living in Amsterdam, is famous for her sexually charged, often controversial figurative paintings. She also claims the title of most expensive painting to sell at auction, by a living female artist ($3.34 million for "The Teacher")
  • Lucien Freud Number One in Britain - The Great Art Fair in London has done a poll to find out the favorite artist of artists at the event. Lucien Freud has topped the list, with Leonardo nowhere to be seen in the top ten.
  • Fra Angelico's Found in Spare Room - I'm always suspicious of masterpieces being found in garages or spare rooms. If I was an art forger I would use this technique as you get a lot of media attention and you're not really saying it is by the artist, you're saying you found it in the garage. The art experts will say it is or isn't by the artist.
  • Banksy does Kate Moss - The British graffiti artist Banksy has been getting a lot of media attention in recent months by painting elephants and tampering with Paris Hilton CDs. He pokes fun at fame and uses it to his advantage, which has been good for sales of his work.
  • Fernando Botero's Abu Ghraib Paintings - The painter of fat women has turned his focus to a more challenging subject recently. Fernando Botero is currently showing a series of works depicting the Abu Ghraib crimes at the Marlborough New York gallery.
  • My Favorite Artists - It's hard to narrow it down to just a set list of artists as I have been influenced by so many artists over the years. I also fall in and out of love with particular artists, but a certain few always remain close to me.
  • Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer - Mario Naves of the New York Observer has written an interesting article about his experience with the most expensive painting in the world. His first thoughts of the $135 million painting by Gustav Klimt were of a piece of cloth covered with colored mud..
  • Alberto Giacometti Movie - This news is three years late, but it's better late than never. I saw a link to the Eternal Gaze movie over at Keith's blog. It's an animation of one of my favorite artists, Alberto Giacometti.
  • Neue Galerie's Most Expensive Painting - The most expensive painting in the world is now on display at the Neue Galerie in New York. "Gustav Klimt: Five Paintings from the Collection of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer" will be on show through to the 18th of September.
  • Modigliani Exhibition - Amedeo Modigliani is showing at the Royal Academy of Arts in London until the 15th of October this year. The exhibition is a summary of paintings from his short career, with famous portraits of Jeanne Hebuterne, Beatrice Hastings and Paul Guillaume among the works on display.
  • Most Expensive Painting Ever - There has been a lot of news around about the most expensive painting ever to be sold recently, so I thought I would go see what people have been saying about it. For those that didn't hear, a Gustav Klimt painting sold to Ronald S Lauder for about $135 million (American dollars).
  • Most Expensive Painting by Gustav Klimt - The famous Austrian painter Gustav Klimt has reportedly set a record for the most expensive painting to be sold. The 1907 iconic work "Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I" has sold for $135 million dollars.
  • JMW Turner Watercolor - A watercolor painting by JMW Turner has set a new record for a British work on paper at a recent Christie's auction in London.
    The 1842 watercolor "The Blue Rigi: Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise" went for nearly three times its estimate, selling for 5.8 million pounds or about $11 million USD. Making it a record for a British work on paper.
  • Howard Hodgkin at Tate Britain - The British artist Howard Hodgkin will soon be exhibiting at the Tate Britain, from June 14 to September 10. The exhibition will span his career from the 1950s through to present.
  • Rich Artists = Bad Art? - Vincent struggled for his art, so did Modigliani, but artists like Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and more recently Damien Hirst could afford to pay an army of assistants to work for them.
  • Joan Miro and Copyright Insanity - The Joan Miro logo that Google had on their homepage yesterday to celebrate the birthday of the Spanish artist was taken down early because of "copyright violation". The Artists Rights Society represents the family of Miro (along with a bunch of other artists) and asked Google to take it down because "It's a distortion of the original works and in that respect it violates the moral rights of the artist".
  • Joan Miro Google Logo - The Spanish artist Joan Miro is having a birthday on the 20th of April, so Google is celebrating the occasion with a Miro-esque Google Logo.
  • Most Expensive British Painting by JMW Turner - Joseph Mallord William Turner's painting of Venice has become the most expensive British painting to be sold at auction. The work titled "Giudecca, La Donna della Salute and San Giorgio", sold at Christies in New York for $35.8 million (£20.5 million), breaking the previous record for a British painting by almost $15 million.
  • Pro Hart - The art Mafia doesn't like me - This week the Australian artist Pro Hart died, so there has been quite a bit about him the media. Most reports seem to highlight the fact that he was never collected by any important art museums in Australia.
  • Robert Hughes on Rembrandt - There's an interesting article over at the New York Review of Books by Robert Hughes about the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn. Hughes christens Rembrandt the first real "God of Realism" after Caravaggio. Not because his work is realistic like a photograph, but real like everyday life.
  • The Yellow House - Van Gogh and Gauguin - A new book has been released about the yellow house and the time that two crazy masters spent together painting, fighting, and cutting ears off. Martin Gayford's "The Yellow House" discusses the time that Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin spent 9 weeks together in Arles, France.
  • Helen Frankenthaler with Gum - A 12 year old boy recently decided to discard his gum by sticking it to a painting by the New York abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler.
  • Marc Quinn to do Kate Moss - The English artist Marc Quinn plans to imortalize the supermodel Kate Moss as the "Aphrodite of our age", with five bronze sculptures.
  • Rolf Harris's Portrait of the Queen - Australian expat Rolf Harris, now based in the United Kingdom caused a bit of a stir with his portrait of the Queen.
  • Walter Sickert and Jack the Ripper - Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell has pointed the finger at the German born English painter Walter Sickert, claiming that he is Jack the Ripper. Historians have labeled her claims as "far fetched" and "Circumstantial". Sounds like great marketing to me.



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