Berlin’s Botticellis, Rembrandts and Titians are at the center of a stormy debate as plans to take them out of the Gemaeldegalerie to make way for 20th-century art spark online petitions and furious newspaper columns.
For 27 years, Detroit’s Heidelberg Project has stood as Tyree Guyton’s visual rebellion against blight, a two-square-block dreamscape of junk sculptures, polka dots on the pavement and vacant houses festooned with vinyl records and stuffed animals.
The German government said it will hand over to the Netherlands eight Old Masters that belonged to Dutch Jews before the Nazi occupation and were later seized from their East German owner by the communist regime.
Portraits by Velazquez and Goya are the main attractions in a 55.6-million-pound ($86.5 million) series of Old Master auctions in London next month that have struggled to lure big-ticket works by major artists.
Bridget Riley ’s “Arrest 3” (1965) isn’t recommended viewing for anyone who suffers from motion sickness. When you look at it, the flat surface of the picture seems to heave and ripple before your eyes. After a while, the whole world may start to shift like the deck of a ship at sea.