28 June 2011, London
28 June 2011
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On the first anniversary of his death, Michael Watts looks back at a long and extraordinary life
Angela M.H. Schuster examines the work of the multifaceted founder of Spatialism and the man who created the endless void
Why was the art of the ancient Mezcala civilisation so fascinating to the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine?
Dina Zhang, Regional Senior Specialist, explains how Hong Kong’s fusion of East and West has inspired the curation of FIRST OPEN | Hong Kong on 29 March
Study for a Portrait, 1953, by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) sold for £17,961,250 at the Post-War & Contemporary Evening Auction – the second highest price for any work sold in this category at Christie’s in London. A masterpiece painted at a highly influential period of his career, it was offered at auction for the first time having been in the possession of the owner since 1984.
Mao, 1973, by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) sold for £6,985,250 at the Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London. A brilliant large-scale portrait and one of the most powerful and enduring of all the artist’s images, this work had been exhibited at the artist’s landmark exhibition of Mao paintings at Musée Galliera in 1974.