july - september 2004 news



France gets a new national museum of photography

The Art Newspaper
After a series of renovations, the Jeu de Paume officially reopened last week in Paris. As Libération´s Elisabeth Lebovici reports, the museum, has been reborn as the Centre pour la Photographie et l´Image and will be run by Régis Durand, former director of the Centre National de la Photographie. 30/06/04


Worth the wait: The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris has finally re-opened

The Art Newspaper
Which European museum could give a party for its international supporters that would be as glitzy as the Metropolitan at its most modish? The answer is a museum that has been shut for eight years, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, which closed for a complete rethink and restructuring in 1996… 30/06/04


The Whitney announces major expansion again

The Art Newspaper
On 15 June, the trustees of the Whitney Museum of American Art hired architect Renzo Piano to design an expansion for the institution on Madison Avenue. Details will not be finalised until later this year but the architect’s remit, broadly, is to add up to 70,000 square feet of space to house permanent displays...


Manifiesta 5

June 11 to September 30
Manifest 5, European Contemporary Art Biennial, is being held in Donostia-San Sebastian between June 11 and September 30. Manifesta is an itinerant contemporary art project held in a different European city every two years.


Sotheby's Sale Reflects Buoyancy of the Market

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
About sixty works by impressionist and modern artists sold for more than $111 million at a Sotheby·s auction, with Amedeo Modigliani·s 1918 work Boy With Blue Waistcoat drawing the highest amount: $11.2 million... 06.22.04


Latin American art: strong sales in Paris and New York

The Art Newspaper
The spring Latin American auctions, took place in New York and Paris this year. While Sotheby’s continued the longstanding May auction tradition, Christie’s was forced to hold its Latin American auction in Paris on 10 June,. Sales at both auction houses were strong but Mexican patrimony laws are restricting supply and pushing up prices go to article. 06/04


Putting heart and soul into photography

The Art Newspaper
NEW YORK. It took seven catalogues to present the 1,263 lots offered in New York’s spring photography sales, held between 22 and 28 April. The range of quality was wide, and sale results ran the gamut from positively dismal to triumphant. 06/04


Art Basel: the younger the better

The Art Newspaper
For a surprising number of galleries there’s a big difference between the myth of these fairs and the financial reality, commented London dealer James Mayor about Art Basel. And though repetitive boasts of entirely sold out from dealers are the norm at this event. 06/04



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