The World’s Most Expensive Paintings

1: Jackson Pollock, No. 5, 1948 - sold in 2006 for $ 140.000.000 Seller: David Geffen Buyer: David Martinez 2: Willem de Kooning, Woman III - sold in 2006 for $ 137.500.000 Seller: David Geffen Buyer: Steven A. Cohen 3: Gustav Klimt, Adele Bloch-Bauer I - sold in 2006 for $ 135.000.000 Seller: Maria Altmann …

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Portrait of the artist: The life and art of Jackson Pollock

He was a drunk, a depressive and a wife-beater. Many say he was also a genius. As one of his paintings sells for a record $140m, David Usborne looks at the private side of 'Jack the Dripper' If he were alive today, Jackson Pollock, the American painter who electrified the art world with his eruptions …

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PAUL DELVAUX, Nude or not Nude

PAUL DELVAUX' YOUTH Paul Delvaux was born September 23, 1897 in Antheit (Belgium). Paul Delvaux' father was a lawyer and his bourgeois upbringing made him destined to become an architect. Paul followed architecture courses at the Academy of Brussels, but at the same time followed painting courses from Contant Montald. Contant Montald had also been …

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Damien Hirst is rewriting the rules of the market

"Beautiful Inside My Head Forever” sounds like the name of a new work by Damien Hirst, but it’s actually the title of his solo sale at Sotheby’s. The ambiguity is appropriate because Hirst’s rank as an artist is inextricably linked to his status as a headline commanding businessman who wields considerable power over the buying …

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Swiss artist touches a nerve in Iceland

Swiss artist Christoph Büchel has infuriated citizens of Reykjavík by plastering posters around the Icelandic capital as part of the Reykjavík Arts Festival. Büchel used a poster for the right-wing Swiss political party SVP (Schweizerische Volkspartei) which shows three white sheep kicking a black one off the Swiss flag. He translated its slogan, “Creating security”, …

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