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Galerie Templon’s latest exhibition explores the fascinating dialogue between Anthony Caro (1924-2013), pioneer of abstract sculpture, and Jules Olitski (1922-2007), master of Colour Field painting. With a collection of works from the 1970s and ’80s, the new exhibition celebrates the unique creative friendship between the British sculptor and the American painter of Russian descent, companions for close to 50 years. Anthony Caro and Jules Olitski both paved the way to a new form of abstract...

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A stunning marble bust of Lucrezia d’Este, one of the last works of Antonio Canova, is coming to auction for the first time. The bust will be offered for auction by Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo, Monaco, in the auction Mobilier et Objets d’Art, Dessins, Tableaux Anciens et XIXème Siècle, on April 27th. No estimate of its price has been released, but a comparable Canova piece, Bust of Peace, sold for over £5m in 2018. “I read...

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Publisher Skira is releasing Idols – The Power of Images, a lavishly illustrated book on how humankind begun to create three-dimensional images of the human body around 4000–2000 BC. The book reveals a surprising number of common traits present in many groups and regions across the world. Editor Annie Caubet, archaeologist and emerita of the Louvre, invites the reader to discover a diverse collection of illustrations and texts from multiple experts in the field. She...

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Plans have been announced to install the UK’s largest bronze sculpture outside the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Messenger, by Newcastle artist Joseph Hillier, will be seven metres (23 feet) high, nine metres (30 feet) wide, and will weigh 9.5 tonnes. The largest lost-wax cast bronze sculpture ever made in the UK, it depicts an actress playing the part of Olivia in a Theatre Royal production of Shakespeare’s Othello. The sculpture will be assembled from 200 individually...

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March 10 – May 26, 2014 The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux exhibition Location: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor, Gallery 999 The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, a major retrospective that explores the life and work of the exceptionally gifted, deeply tormented sculptor who defined the heady atmosphere of the Second Empire in France (1852–1871), is on view at the Metropolitan Museum from March 10 through May 26. The first full-scale exhibition in...

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