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January 09, 2014

ART AUCTIONS: Jeff Koons's Balloon Dog sold for €43,2 million!

The sculpture icon, « Balloon Dog (Orange) » (1994-2000) by Jeff Koons, broke the record held by a living artist in a public sale! It was sold on the 12th November 2013 for 43,2M € at Christie's, New York. Jeff Koons confirms his status of art superstar.

PODCAST: Niki de Saint Phalle "Hommage au facteur cheval"

Hommage au facteur Cheval, one of Niki de Saint Phalle's most enigmatic artworks, is analyzed and contextualized in this podcast by plastic artist Pierre Seiturier and art critic Catherine Francblin. The audio features the voice of Nikki Saint Phalle herself, and sheds a light on her whole career, and the woman she was.

FRANCE CULTURE: Podcast (23/11/2013): Hommage au facteur Cheval, de Niki de Saint Phalle, 59min. (in french).

http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-les-regardeurs-hommage-au-facteur-cheval-de-niki-de-saint-phalle-2013-11-23 

BOOK: Yan Pei Ming, Histoire de peintures, peintures d'Histoires & autres faits divers...

The book centers around the paintings of Yan Pei-Ming and is structured as an exhibition: each selected work is commented by the artist himself and the art critic Bernard Marcadé. The painter from Shangai considers that his works are free from a heavy occidental tradition, do find out by yourself!

Yan Pei-Ming, Histoire de peintures, peintures d'Histoires & autres faits divers... par Bernard Marcadé, éd. De l'Herne, 2013

 

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