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Hauser & Wirth Monaco Welcomes New York-Based Artist
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Hauser & Wirth Monaco Welcomes New York-Based Artist


A year shy of 30 since the first Hauser & Wirth gallery opened in Zurich, founders Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth and Ursula Hauser opened a new space in the heart of Monaco in June 2021 with an inaugural exhibition by Louise Bourgeois. “When we were invited to play a part in the continuing revival of the art scene in Monaco,” president Iwan Wirth said in a statement, “we saw…

Unseen Van Gogh Drawing To Make Its Public Debut

Unseen Van Gogh Drawing To Make Its Public Debut


A recently rediscovered drawing by the famed 19th-century Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh is set to go on display this week in Amsterdam, a “rare” confirmation of new work by the artist. KEY FACTS - “Study for ‘Worn Out’” is a pencil drawing depicting an older man seated in a chair with his head in his hands. - It is a preliminary study of Van Gogh’s 1882 drawing…

David Reincarnated And Ryzantine, Louis Carreon's Marble Monument And The Modern Movement

David Reincarnated And Ryzantine, Louis Carreon's Marble Monument And The Modern Movement


While contemporary art has always been Louis Carreon’s forte, from international exhibitions and iconic Los Angeles murals, to the graffiti roots that give his work undeniable grit, it’s his conversations with the classics over the last decade that inspired his most recent creation. After years in the Hollywood scene Carreon experienced his own tale of redemption and a powerful deep dive…

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