Montreal, Milan and Hong Kong are the cities where Nicolas Party has had solo exhibitions this year alone. The Swiss painter prefers pastels, which he uses to create colourful yet eerie landscapes and portraits. Ever since visitors to an art fair in Brussels in 2017 crowded as if in front of the Mona Lisa in the Louvre to catch a glimpse of Party's paintings, he is no longer considered an insider tip. Since 2019, the Hauser & Wirth gallery has represented him as one of the youngest artists (*1980) in its ranks.
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»Photography is my work - watercolors are my pearls.«
With city views of Berlin, Efraim Habermann became known to a broad public as a photographer in the 1960s. His works are characterized early on by a distinctive, concise style and unusual perspectives. Today, after a 50-year creative phase, he has an extensive body of photographic work, consistently in black and white, with numerous series from Israel, Venice and Berlin, still lifes, portraits and photographic collages. Habermann's »pearls«, his mostly constructivist watercolors, geometric forms in strong colors, finely balanced into a postcard-sized composition, seem almost like a commentary on his own conception of the image. An extensive exhibition of works from the artist's private archive can now be seen in Berlin from mid-February.
Lucien Smith's new career in the country
Montauk, a village in the USA with 4,000 inhabitants nicknamed »The End«. This is the home of the artist Lucien Smith, who ten years ago shook up the New York art scene as a »wunderkind«. But it is not yet the end for him. In rural surroundings, Smith finds new creativity: »For the first time, I feel like a real artist.«
Uncanny everyday life
From 12,000 to 1.5 million US dollars in two years: The painting Summertime (2020) catapulted Anna Weyant into the top league of the art world. She is the youngest artist in the Gagosian Gallery, and the waiting list for her works includes several hundred names. She is the Rising Star of the year.
Colorful and wild: Jadé Fadojutimi inspires the art world
She began her career just five years ago: Jadé Fadojutimi has already stirred up the art world. Some of the works of the youngest artist, who is represented in the Tate Gallery, cost millions.
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One Hundred Gifts
Georg Baselitz is entering the collections of the Albertina in Vienna and the Morgan Library in New York with a donation of 100 works on paper - not sketches, but autonomous drawings. The significance of this medium for the oeuvre of the contemporary painter, sculptor, and graphic artist will be revealed by the Viennese museum from June 7 in Georg Baselitz. 100 Drawings.
A New Art Historical View of Ukrainian Modernism
Conventions are there to be constantly re-examined. With its series Here and Now at Museum Ludwig, the Cologne exhibition house is pursuing this leitmotif and reflecting on the way Ukrainian Modernism has been dealt with up to now, which has so far been readily subsumed under the collective term of the »Russian avant-garde«. In Modernism in Ukraine 1900-1930 & Daria Koltsova, visitors look through new art historical glasses - and can also look forward to contemporary contributions.