As one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century, Beihong paved the way for Chinese Realism and pioneered modern art education in China. ‘Slave and Lion’, carries an estimate of US$45,000,000 – 58,000,000.
For the first time, Christie’s France will hold a sale dedicated to women artists, covering all mediums – ancient and modern paintings, sculptures, books and autographed letters, photographs, engravings, design, jewels, fashion.
One of less than eight surviving drawings by Leonardo da Vinci known to be in private hands, it is estimated to fetch between 8,000,000-12,000,000 pound at an auction in London on July 8.
The painting will be offered in the 20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale on May 24 in Hong Kong, where it will be featured as one of the major highlights of the spring auction season.
According to Sotheby’s, artworks on sale range from a 1680s Dutch painting by a 22-year-old Rachel Ruysch to Dame Laura Knight, the first woman to be granted full membership of the Royal Academy in the 1930s, and a sculpture by YBA artist and first-female Turner Prize winner, Rachel Whiteread.
A series of seven works by a participating artist in ‘Lokame Tharavadu’, a large scale contemporary art exhibition organised by the Kochi Biennale Foundation, reveals the role played by women in the historic Punnapra-Vayalar revolt, a movement predominantly of coir workers.
After five months of temporary closure, Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands have announced that they are set to reopen to the public on May 19 this year depending on government guidance.
With its dark-walled and dimly-lit open rooms, the crypt-like Royal Mummies Hall at Cairo’s new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) has opened to visitors for the first time, displaying 20 mummies of ancient kings and queens.