Source : British Museum could send loans worth £1bn to the Gulf
by Martin Bailey, 15 July 2015

The Banquet Scene

 

‘The Banquet Scene’ ; gypsum wall panel relief fragment, 645BC-635BC
© The Trustees of the British Museum

 

Islamic State destroyed 50 complete panels at Nimrud in northern Iraq in April, which has made the remaining reliefs in museums, including the Louvre [Paris] and Metropolitan Museum of Art [New York], even more important. Although the £100m valuation may seem high for the British Museum’s Banquet Scene, Sotheby’s sold the Guennol Lioness (3000–2800BC) for $57m in 2007. The limestone figure of a lioness, believed to have been discovered near Baghdad, measures just 8cm in height.

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The British Museum will receive a fee for the loans [to Abu Dhabi museum], and although the fee has not yet been finalised, it will certainly be millions of pounds a year. This will help the British Museum financially, which has been facing substantial cuts to its UK government funding. In real terms (after inflation) this represents a 30% reduction in grant-in-aid from 2010 to 2016.

 

greek bird oil eric bourdon
 

Greek bird oiled by the Holding Company
 
And this is my second painting made with Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors, for an exhibition of 20x20cm works at the end of the year in Marseille…
 
© Eric Bourdon

 

“Cobra is the new generation of oil colours of Royal Talens. A fantastic line of water mixable colours for which you no longer need any hazardous solvents. Not only is this therefore better for your health, but you also have the freedom to paint wherever you want. And all this without having to surrender any quality.”

 

Debt profundis

2015/07/10 | by Eric Bourdon | Comment


debt-profundis-by-eric-bourdon-greece-crisis
 

Debt profundis
 
The first of two paintings made with Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors, for an exhibition of 20x20cm works at the end of the year in Marseille…
 
© Eric Bourdon

where to start 
     “No one is a prophet in their own land” is a well known popular expression. As an artist struggling to exhibit your work, you could also think “No one is an artist in their own land”. Alan Bamberger defends an opposite – or complementary – view :

A: Many artists believe that all they have to do to get known is to show their art in major national or international art centers, and somehow some way, collectors will discover and appreciate it immediately. Continuing with this magical thinking, they fantasize that the exposure will result in instant recognition, a steady stream of sales, and the beginning of a great career. Why do they think this? It’s kind of a “grass is greener on the other side” mindset, often having to do with the mistaken belief that their art is not in front of the “right audience,” and that the only reason they haven’t been selling is that there’s not much of an art scene in their hometowns or wherever they happen to live, and that hardly anybody who lives there buys art. But the truth is that people do buy art, they buy it everywhere, and the hometown does count, so let’s take a look at the reality of the matter.

Full article here : Artists : How to Get Shows at Galleries in Major World Art Centers

auction

AUCTION
Modern & Contemporary Art
Thursday 19 February 2015

Salle VV, 3 rue Rossini
75009 Paris (Drouot district)

Subway : Richelieu-Drouot

 

Dominique Stal, Expert in Modern and Contemporary Painting

with Maître Bertrand FRAISSE and Maître Bertrand JABOT,

Auctioneers

 
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art creation exhibition lys lez lannoy

 

     I’ll show some of my most recent works in Lys-lez-Lannoy, near Roubaix, France, at the ‘Art & Creation’ annual exhibition, next week-end from the 17th to the 19th of October.

     Preview : Friday 17th, 7pm, Ferme du Gauquier, 49 rue Gambetta, 59390 Lys-lez-Lannoy.

     Schedules of the exhibition : free admission on Friday 17th (2.30pm to 10pm), Saturday 18th (11am to 6pm), and Sunday 19th (11am to 5.30pm).

 

Contact me by par email to make sure you meet me !  :-)

 

     You’ll find the works of painting and sculpture by Gabriel Guliani, Dominique Evin, Alain Bôké, Laurence Helleboid, Marie-France Matterne, Vincent KRA, Jean-Claude Van Noten, Roose Nys

     Do you want to try a free session of drawing/modeling from living model? Come on Saturday from 2.30pm and 5pm!

 

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