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5 moments to meet Salvador Dalí

By Sybaris Collection

Painter, sculptor, filmmaker, writer, publicist, genius? Salvador Dalí was born on May 11 and died on January 23, 1989 surrounded by great controversy. His name still divides the public: on the one hand, those who admire his works with devotion discovering a risky painter; on the other, those who recognize his artistic talent and his ability to move with agility in different disciplines who, nevertheless, do not forget Dalí’s love for money and his unfortunate political declarations (André Breton addressed him as Ávida Dolars, an anagram of your name that summarized your business interest). We select 5 moments to get closer to the work of one of the most controversial surrealists in art history.

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10 Pieces to meet Mel Bochner

By Sybaris Collection

Mel Bochner (Pitsburgh, 1940) is one of the most notable American artists today for his development in conceptual art since the 1960s. He began his career with the idea of ​​breaking with abstract expressionism and habitual compositions. Bochner, the seventh most consulted creative at Artsy in 2019, fuses interests of painting, writing and space to present unique pieces. His work is made up of drawings, paintings, interventions and installations, some of which deal with themes such as communication through language. The creator’s legacy has been valued in different parts of the world and his canvases and monotypes can be estimated at between 6,500 and 52,000 euros. We review 10 essential works to understand your artistic interests.

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5 exhibitions to understand the aesthetics of William Kentridge

By Julio Horta

For William Kentridge (Johannesburg, 1955) contemporary art responds to a creative fury:  “excess of creation” where different media, artifacts and images merge to generate new ideas. For the South African artist, this dynamic process allows mixing different representation codes to materialize an exhibition platform beyond the borders of rational control.

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Antiquity

By Sybaris Collection

When we face a work by Jeff Koons we have two alternatives: to relate its motives to the history of art or to be seduced by its contemporary presence. Antiquitysynthesizes both positions. The series that began in 2018 mixes images from different eras: prehistoric and Greco-Roman deities, 19th-century figures or women of the 20th century (Gretchen Mol dressed as the icon of the 50 Betty Page in Antiquity3) achieving a syncretism that recalls at the same time Dalí’s surrealism and the American advertising silhouettes of the 60s. As Koons mentioned: “I’ve always loved Surrealism and Dada and Pop, so I just follow my interests and focus on them.”

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The growth of African artists in 2019

It is not news: the architects and contemporary artists of Africa are shaking the market and the spaces dedicated to their respective disciplines. In addition, in recent years, women artists have gained difficult terrain to predict. As mentioned by theArtTacticreport, published in July, on auction sales of Modern and contemporary African art between 2016 and 2019, which found that the average price for female artists was consistently higher than for males. In 2019, women fetch on average $91,338, compared with $19,555 for men.

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