Important exhibition of works by Geneviève Asse opens at Pompidou Centre

The Pompidou Centre is devoting an important exhibition to one of the major artists of the French post-war scene, Geneviève Asse, “painter of light and space”, now known as “bleu Asse”, the emblematic colour of this artist from Brittany. The exhibition is organized around a donation made by the artist to the Pompidou Centre in 2012, composed of eleven paintings executed between 1948 and 1999, that make it possible to present her works at different stages in her artistic career. This series is completed by a selection of large-scale works, most of them belonging to national collections. A wide choice of sketch books painted from 1970 onwards, which have never been on display, also are included, together with a number of small-scale paintings, also presented for the first time. In a staging that certainly arouses stimulating reflections on the notion of pictorial scale, the exhibition shows all the creative re

Well known 20th century British artists shine out in 25 Blythe Road’s next paintings sale

25 Blythe Road’s first auction on their newly launched iRostrum online auction platform will take place on Tuesday 9th July offering a selection of British and Continental Pictures following public viewing at their London auction galleries. Pictures will range in value from decorative works starting at £50 to higher valued works for the collector of up to £10,000. 25 Blythe Road have been early recognisers of the enormous potential of the online art market, which in now estimated to be worth a staggering $56 billion and continues to grow. They began operating online auctions in 2012, however this next auction will be their first with the innovative iRostrum online auction platform. Thomas Del Mar who founded 25 Blythe Road in 2007 says ‘we chose iRostrum for their integral functionality and their platform’s

The Crocker Art Museum presents an intimate look at the history of French drawings

The Crocker Art Museum presents “The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection.” On view June 30 through September 29, 2013, this exhibition from the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame brings together 60 works illustrating the history of French drawing from before the foundation of the Académie Royale de peinture et de sculpture (Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture) in 1648, through the French Revolution of 1789 and its subsequent reforms of the 1800s. Now known as the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, the Academy has served as the epicenter of the French artistic world from the time it was founded. “The Epic and the Intimate” surveys the first three centuries of the Academy, beginning with its founders and their contemporaries and ending with works by artists such as Eugène

“Keith Haring & Friends”: New exhibition at Taglialatella Gallery explores the artist and his friends

After a first Keith Haring exhibition in 2011, Taglialatella Gallery honors for the second time the father of the “Radiant Baby”, one of its leading artist, with a new exhibition entitled “Keith Haring & Friends.” This exhibition is organized concomitantly to the current major retrospective of the artist at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris based on the political aspect of his artistic approach. The gallery endeavours to immerse the spectator into the world of the 80s in New York City and to gather around the work of Keith Haring some artworks of his contemporaries and friends such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat or Kenny Scharf. The will is to spotlight the accessible dimension of his approach with the presentation of his subway drawings, limited edition prints and drawings, all representative of his pop world, and to highlight points of mutual interest with his contemporaries. Indeed, all these artists and friends, driven