Author Archives: George Stolz

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The $20,000 Picasso Catalogue the Art World Was Waiting For

Why scholars are clamoring for a near-exact copy of a Picasso catalogue published in black and white and last updated in 1978 Read More


Rauschenberg Foundation: Bridging the Gap Between Art & Life

From working for international peace to funding art workshops in inner-city laundromats, the Rauschenberg Foundation aims to honor the artist’s passion to make the world a better place Read More


Making a More Modern Prado

Negotiating political changes and budget cuts, director Miguel Zugaza has brought Spain’s notoriously old-school treasurehouse into the 21st century Read More


Los Carpinteros: Seeing Double

Dream logic, impossible combinations, and visual puns fill the work of Cuban sculpture duo Los Carpinteros
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How van Gogh Became van Gogh

Drawing on an eight-year research project into the artist’s methods and materials, an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum reveals how he taught himself to paint

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Authenticating Picasso

Forty years after Picasso’s death, while his paintings are among the most expensive ever sold, the problem of how
to authenticate his work remains a challenge. To avoid mistakes, four of his five surviving heirs have clarified the process but have not included his elder daughter Read More

The sale of Constable’s The Lock (1824) was a “shocking, immoral, and hideous act,” according to one critic.

‘Lock’ Out

Dissent over the sale of a major Constable painting from the collection is roiling Madrid’s Thyssen Museum Read More

Anonymous painter from Lima, Arcángel San Miguel, 18th century, oil on canvas, 673⁄4" x 45". CREDIT Parroquia de Santa MarÍa La Mayor, Ezcaray, La Rioja, Spain

‘Painting from the Viceroyalties’

Prado and Palacio Real, Madrid. Read More


Bringing the Sky to Earth

In his new installation in southern Spain, James Turrell makes the color— and position—of the sky a mere matter of perception. Read More

Younger scholars are intrigued by the mix of atomic-age physics and Catholic doctrine in paintings like The Madonna of Port Lligat (first version), 1949. PATRICK AND BEATRICE HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART, MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, MILWAUKEE, GIFT OF MR. AND MRS. IRA HAUPT

The Great Late Salvador Dalí

Dalí’s production after his Surrealist phase, once dismissed by scholars as banal kitsch, is now being celebrated for being so ahead of its time it looks as though it could have been made yesterday. Read More