Art World News: November 6th

Emily Cavanagh, International Sales Gallerease
Emily Cavanagh
International Sales
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Welcome back to another week of Art World News with Gallerease. While we are gearing up for the much-anticipated fall fairs including PAN Amsterdam and Art Düsseldorf, we look at some of the biggest news stories and special events that sprung up over the weekend. Enjoy!

Art World Highlights 

Jacob Ochtervelt, "The Oyster Meal"

Jacob Ochtervelt, "The Oyster Meal" c. 166?. Courtesy of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe. 


An oil painting by the Dutch Old Master Jacob Ochtervelt will soon be returning to its home in the Netherlands after authorities identified the location of the Nazi-looted painting. "The Oyster Meal" has been in the possession of the Lord Mayor of London, and has hung in the Mansion House for the last thirty years. The work was reportedly removed from a bank vault in Arnhem in 1945, where it was being stored for safe-keeping alongside other valuables by the owner J.H. Smidt van Gelder. After passing through private hands, the work was bequeathed to the City of London Cooporation in 1987 where it has remained to this day. 

The work is now being returned to the rightful heir, following extensive research by The Commission for Looted Art in Europe.  


outside of the Bass Museum of Art

The Bass Museum of Art originally designed by Russell Pancoast and transformed

by architects Arata Isozaki and David Gauld from 2015-2017. 


The Bass Museum of Art has re-opened this week, just in-time for Art Basel Miami 2017 (December 07 - 10). The contemporary art museum is located in a historical art deco building, which was closed in 2015 for an extensive renovation project, in Miami Beach, Florida. 

The museum was founded in 1964 and is highly regarded for organising some of the first international solo exhibitions for contemporary artists. Under the direction of Silvia Karman Cubiñá, the Bass Museum attracts visitors from all around, and is sure to garner much attention during one of the Art World's most prestigious fairs. 


Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama 

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. 


Famous avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama exhibits a retrospective covering 65-years of her career at Brisbane, Australia's Gallery of Modern Art this month. The exhibition includes 70 artworks spanning the artist's career, featuring her trademark styles which incorporate colour, bright-lights, installations and experimental-based work. 

The exhibition, "Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow" runs at the GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) from November 04/17 - February 11/18, so you still have some time to consider a trip to Eastern Australia. 


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Header image courtesy of Mike Petrucci. 

Written by Emily Cavanagh on 06 Nov 2017, 17:00 Category Art World News