C.A.N. Condensed

July 7th, 2010

A section of

A section of Gilbert & George's "The Paintings (With Us in the Nature)"

• An early work by the English artistic duo Gilbert & George will be borrowed by the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands, for a temporary display, but the museum hopes to raise funds in the meantime to purchase it. The Paintings (With Us in the Nature) is a gigantic triptych featuring younger versions of the artists in a green landscape, and after its completion in 1971 Gilbert & George abandoned painting for other mediums. Check out The Art Newspaper for further information. • There has been a few interesting discoveries of previously unknown and un-attributed artworks in the past week. The Staedel Museum in Germany has found a painting in its cellar that it believes is the work of Expressionist artist Ludwig Kirchner. A portrait by Italian Mannerist Pontormo has re-emerged thanks to Carlo Orsi, and is now on display at his gallery in Milan. Finally, an altarpiece in storage at the Yale University Art Gallery has been attributed to Spanish master Velázquez, in a recently published article by John Marciari. • A landscape by J.M.W. Turner, Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino, sold at Sotheby’s Old Masters auction for $44.9 million today. It was bought by the J. Paul Getty Museum. Sotheby’s sale set eight new artist records. From ArtInfo.
Turner's "Modern Rome"

Turner's "Modern Rome"

• 21 young artists have been placed on the short list for the Future Generation Art Prize 2010, meant to help the next artistic generation find long-term support. Over 6,000 artists applied, and were chosen by a panel of art-professionals. Read about the prize and see the list here.

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