Tag Archives: van gogh

Russian Revolution(s) at the British Library

Posted on: April 28, 2017 by Alexander Herman

An excellent show has begun today at the British Library in London called ‘Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths‘. It offers a view into some of the most important – and iconic – texts and visual images of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that marked not only Russia, but also the world. Instead of focusing solely on […]

Australia makes its first Nazi art restitution

Posted on: June 16, 2014 by Alexander Herman

Inspired by ‘international law’ and the 1998 Washington Principles, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne recently announced that it will be restituting a portrait to the heirs of its original owner, Jewish industrialist Richard Semmel. The portrait, originally thought to be a Van Gogh original, had been part of Semmel’s collection which was dispersed and sold under duress by […]

Francis Bacon and John Edwards – a fruitful relationship?

Posted on: May 15, 2014 by Alexander Herman

On Tuesday, a tryptic by artist Francis Bacon of his partner and confidant John Edwards sold for $80.8 million (£47.9 million). While the auction was also important for sales of works by Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Alexander Calder – and for reaffirming the economic strength of a resurgent modern and contemporary art market – the prices […]