The Entertaining and Tumultuous Story of Monochrome Paintings

While impressionist where wondering about light and visual sensations in paintings like “Snow effects in Giverny” – Monet, 1893, a group of French artists called “The Incoherent” were having fun behind their backs! They produced the first monochromes: “Boozy patrol in fog” (grey); “Tomato harvest by apoplectic cardinals along the red sea” (Red); “Nigger fight in a Cave during the night” (Black), “First communion of … Continue reading The Entertaining and Tumultuous Story of Monochrome Paintings

The Richest Living Artists in 2013

In 2013, no need to die of hunger and end your life in poverty in order to be an acclaimed artist. The starving Vincent Van Gogh style is over. To celebrate this, Artsper presents a list of the richest living artists. A selection based on the sales in galleries and auction houses: 1: Damien Hirst. The more British of the contemporary artists, the one who … Continue reading The Richest Living Artists in 2013

An early and a late work by … Gerhard Richter

After Boltanski, Artsper examines the work of German painter Gerhard Richter this week. His comings and goings between abstraction and figuration and his technical mastery of the pictorial material make him one of the most expensive living artists of the market; he is absent from the annual  Artprice annual report  though because he was born in 1923. If in Boltanski’s case we could notice e certain … Continue reading An early and a late work by … Gerhard Richter