Category: Modern Art

Latest World Art News about Modern and Contemporary Art

Takeaways from a Record-Breaking Early Auction Season

Collection sales dominated headlines of another record-breaking fall auction season, while the emerging market feels the pressure of economic worries.

With art market prices soaring as of late, recent blue-chip auctions were projected to reach significant high-flying, record-breaking heights. Not only did these lots deliver, but in some instances their price tags surpassed their monumental estimates. The highly anticipated Paul Allen collection, the personal assortment of paintings and sculptures owned by the late Microsoft co-founder, blew past the $1 billion estimated value, which already would’ve made his collection the most expensive ever sold.

While some say the results of the Phillips auction suggests a cooling of the market, works of personal collections, especially those hidden from public view for prolonged periods of time are doing exceedingly well.

ART. BUSINESS. FREEDOM! Exclusive Interview with Willem Vos | Part 2 – Dare!

“You have to be business-minded. Try to understand that everyone in this world wants to make money. Including you and your artworks. You are part of the art world, you have to be able to embrace that.”

Willem Vos is an enterprising new artist from the Netherlands. After selling his international company, he threw himself completely into making art and selling his works. Mainly because of Willem’s choice to live a different life he has become an inspiration for people that want to successfully change course as well. His artworks are powerful and quite large, they are full of color, energy, and meaning. Clearly Willem has an impressive talent and high potential, which is why The World Art News is pleased to share Part 2 of his First Exclusive Interview with our global audience.

“There is No Excuse for Violence” Art Exhibition in Turkey | Exclusive Photos

The first of our ‘Silent Screams’ painting exhibitions, with which we set out with nearly 40 painters and our slogan ‘There is No Excuse for Violence’ was held on November 1, 2022. During this event Prof. Dr. Mansur Beyazyürek’s held a conference on violence and art. Our aim is to stand in against psychological and physical violence against women, men, animals, young people, old people, doctors, health workers, teachers, lawyers, judges, police, and all living beings.

Our second exhibition will be opening on 11.11.2022 in BOF HOTELS BUSINESS, Istanbul, Umraniye, Turkey. It will be held until 19.11.2022. A percentage of the revenues from our exhibition will be donated by the artists to the victims of violence and those in need.

Celebrated Nigerian artist Amarachi Okafor highlights Ecological Disaster

Well-known for the powerful messages conveyed across various media, Nigerian-based artist Amarachi Okafor decided to tackle a large-scale ecological disaster created by countless small, discarded cigarette butts in her latest work.

Now that effort will be featured in an upcoming exhibition “Announcing beauty, mercy, kindness and love” a rare retrospective exhibition chronicling 20 years of practice by the critically acclaimed Nigerian artist and curator. The exhibition opened October 29 at the Lagos’ Red Door Gallery, and will be open until November 19, 2022.

The ‘Collòculi’ Exhibit by Internationally Recognized Artist and Filmmaker Annalaura di Luggo

Internationally recognized artist and filmmaker Annalaura di Luggo unveils “Collòculi” – her most artistic challenge!

“Collòculi” is an immersive, multimedia interactive work made in the shape of a Giant Eye from recycled aluminum. The symbolism of recycling is both suggestive of environmental rebirth as well as the deeper meaning of taking old thrown away emotions and creating new, more positive views through new eyes.

COLLÒCULI WE ARE ART by Annalaura di Luggo is currently on display at al National Archeological Museum of Naples MANN (Italy) until January 2023.

‘Art is Freedom. I Make Art.’ Exclusive Interview with Willem Vos | Part 1

“Intense friendships, profound conversations, love, sex, feelings of connection, my fears and letting go of people. All the feelings and emotions I store and sometimes experience more violently than ever. I don’t run away from them anymore – I put them on canvas.”

Willem Vos is an enterprising new artist from the Netherlands. After selling his international company, he threw himself completely into making art. His artworks are powerful and quite large, they are full of color, energy, and meaning. Clearly Willem has an impressive talent and high potential, which is why The World Art News is pleased to share Part 1 of his First Exclusive Interview with our global audience.

Internationally Acclaimed Artist Ella Spira MBE Launches an Immersive Multimedia Art Exhibition in Singapore

On Thursday, 3 November 2022, the Grammy-nominated British composer, artist and co-founder of production company Sisters Grimm, Ella Spira MBE, will launch her latest art project, ‘Global Landscapes Singapore’ at Art Now gallery, in the Raffles Hotel Arcade, unveiling her work as a visual artist. The exhibition will be opened to the public with no tickets required on the 4th and 5th of November.

Spira’s Singapore work has already proved popular with collectors. Singapore-based and Chinese investor Jack Tao fell under the spell of Ella Spira’s Banyan Tree painting and recently acquired it for £250,000. He went on to commission Spira to create the Global Landscape Singapore.

Etter Edition 01 – Physical NFT Project by Award-Winning Artist Christian Etter and Entrepreneur Alexander E. Brunner

Internationally acclaimed Swiss designer and artist Christian Etter together with author and entrepreneur Alexander E. Brunner joined forces and presented a unique hybrid NFT artwork, supported by the Cardano Foundation.

The official launch of ‘Etter Edition 01’ took place on October 6th in Zurich, Switzerland, where the artwork was presented for the first time. 

‘Etter Edition 01’ brought together blockchain-technology and digital interactive art with the physical world, intimately joining generative art with decentralized tokens and expanding the NFT universe into the physical realm.

Exclusive Interview with a Jamaican Soul Artist Christine D. Johnson

Rich, inviting colors pull you into the joyful art of Christine D. Johnson, where you are free to reconnect with your soul. Beyond the visual layer that reflects one’s strength and natural beauty, lie affirmative messages intended to inspire and direct the viewer on a pleasant journey to inner peace.

Christine D. Johnson is a native of Jamaica who currently resides in South Carolina. She has a Master’s degree in Human Resources with an undergraduate in Psychology as well as an Art Minor. Christine has been exhibiting since 1994 and over the years has developed a unique art style that brings joyful emotions to the world.

Bottega d’Arte Toscana – Ancient Italian Gold Art Techniques in the 21st Century | Exclusive Interview with Silvia Salvadori

Silvia Salvadori is an award-winning Italian painter who specializes in contemporary iconography as well as Gothic and Medieval art styles. She is one of the few artist in Italy that uses ancient pictorial techniques that were handed down directly from Cennino Cennini himself.

Now, from her studio “Bottega d’Arte Toscana” in Arezzo, Tuscany, Silvia creates incredible historical reproductions as well as stunning original works of fine modern art, often merging the past and the present techniques in spectacular ways. Real 24 karat gold, which has become her artistic signature, is ever-present on most of Silvia’s paintings which are in high demand in Europe and all over the world.