Gae Aulenti the Italian architect and designer is well known for several large-scale museum projects. She turned the Beaux Arts Gare d’Orsay train station into the Musée d’Orsay. She is commemorated in Milan by the Piazza Gae Aulenti, dedicated to her in December, 2012 soon after her death there at the age of 84.
Based Upon's The Lost Fragment (a prosthetic fallacy) is over 3 meters in length, comprising 5 tons of granite and bronze. The work is Based Upon's second public sculpture, following the unveiling of the 10 metre high A Grain of Rice in Hong Kong last year. The Lost Fragment (a prosthetic fallacy) will preview at Masterpiece London (30th June – 6th July) before showing in Berkeley Square for the remainder of 2016.
We hope you’ve been enjoying the warm weather, although there’s been rain, it’s been altogether quite lovely, going out and enjoying the sunshine with that essential breeze, enjoying outdoor activities and spending time with loved ones. As is usual with the summer months, there will be plenty of fairs over the summer season, but there’s one in particular we think you’ll really love.
Opening today, in London, “Masterpiece 2016,” with various pieces on display from antiques to art and sculpture. We’re looking at least 150 or more gallery exhibits, with opportunities to buy piece from the various disciplines featured. It’s a lesson in art and history, and promises to be a lively event, an opportunity to learn about your favourite art pieces or antiques, and learn a little more about things you knew nothing about.
Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of London’s Tate Gallery, says that: “Today art must know how to entertain.”
Nicholas Serota, as director of the Tate Modern Gallery, you wanted to hold a retrospective of German artist Gerhard Richter’s work. This is an artist you have known and appreciated since you were the director of the Whitechapel Gallery more than twenty years ago.
Salvatore Settis has been Director of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1994-1999) and of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (1999-2010), where he also taught Classical Archaeology and Art History.