Pablo Picasso: Spanish by birth, French at art

The 20th century’s greatest painter was born in Malaga but came into his own amid the sleaze and bohemianism of Paris – the only city that could have matched his peerless imagination article by Jonathan Jones | The Guardian | 20 February 2015 Pablo Picasso, the greatest artist of the 20th century, was French. Hold on ……

Picasso’s handyman accused of stealing £50m art hoarde

BBC News | February 10, 2015 {featured image via The Red List} Pablo Picasso’s former electrician and his wife go on trial today in Paris, accused of having stolen 271 pieces of the artist’s work. The cache includes lithographs, portraits, a watercolour and sketches created between 1900 and 1932. Pierre and Danielle Le Guennec say…

postcards from paris

What a fashion designer can teach us about the display of contemporary art, by Vivian Sky Rehberg. Ah, the cliché of a Parisian summer! I’m writing this in August, when locals have fled and tourists wander around in droves, only to find boutiques and boulangeries closed. Department stores, museums and cultural landmarks, however, are wide…