Today Art Market Monitor’s Marion Maneker spotted this snapshot of embattled mogul Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendi at the April Gagosian exhibition ”Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: Amour Fou” in the gallery’s Facebook album.
Mrs. Murdoch is an investor in the “Pandora for art” start-up Art.sy, which Larry Gagosian advises. But her most recent appearance on the art Read More
Call it the latest symptom of Marie-Thérèse fever!
Last week I wrote about the Picasso market, specifically with regard to the increased interest in works featuring his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter. Yesterday Christie’s London held the auction referenced in that piece (the Impressionist and Modern Sale) and the star Marie-Thérèse, Jeune Read More
Art World News
While much of New York’s art world is away on a European grand tour—starting with the Venice Biennale, moving on to Art Basel, the annual art fair in Switzerland, which opens next week, and winding up in London for a round of auctions—a handful of museum-worthy exhibitions make this a good time to visit Chelsea’s Read More
Simon Shaw is droll in the way you might expect a Sotheby’s department head to be, but there was only a shadow of irony in his voice when The Observer brought up Femmes lisant (deux personnages), a 1934 Picasso painting of Marie-Thérèse Walter that Sotheby’s sold in May for $21.3 million.
“It’s the summer of Read More