Tag Archives: Grand Palais

Diego Velázquez, detail of The Water Carrier of Seville, 1623, oil on canvas. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Secret Grandeur: Leo Steinberg on an Early Velázquez Masterpiece, in 1971

In the early 1970s, art historian and critic Leo Steinberg wrote a series of short articles for ARTnews about works he believed were masterpieces, mainly ones from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. (Steinberg was known for writing about Renaissance and … Read More

An After Dark project robot with Jacob Epstein's The Visitation (1926) at Tate Britain.


Morning Links: Robot Tour Guides Edition

Marina Abramovic has announced that her memoir will arrive in the fall of 2016, to coincide with her 70th birthday. [New York Times]The crown of the Siamese King offered in 1861 to Napoleon III in the Château de Fontainebleau was … Read More

Retrospective Reviews
Peter Whitehead, still from Daddy, 1972, film. ©NIKI CHARITABLE ART FOUNDATION/PETER WHITEHEAD

Aim High: On Niki de Saint Phalle’s First New York Solo Show, in 1962

Niki de Saint Phalle, the French New Realist sculptor who died in 2002 at the age of 71, has been having a comeback. Three years ago, to mark the 10-year anniversary of her death, New York’s Nohra Haime Gallery held … Read More

Market News
The Grand Palais during the Paris Photo art fair, earlier this month.

Dealer on Fairs: ‘We Have to Do Them… People Don’t Buy From Galleries Any More’

The Financial Times just posted its report from the Paris Photo art fair which includes a paragraph about the current proliferation of art fairs. It reads:At a time when most gallery staff barely touch home base before they’re packing up … Read More


Title Fights: How Museums Name Their Shows

Generating a title for a museum show involves curators, directors, publicists, and more. It can be grueling, it can be fun, and it sometimes takes years to find the right one Read More

Looking at Art
Tiki, 19th century, from the Marquesas Islands.

The Polynesian Connection?

Polynesian objects were given equal status with Gauguin’s work in a groundbreaking and subversive exhibition Read More


Haggling Over Monet

Why Paris has two Monet shows instead of one. Read More