Leonardo da Vinci for sale

A Leonardo da Vinci painting, discovered by sheer accident at a local auction in America in 2005, is expected to sell for a record amount of money at Christie’s modern art auction. Modern Art Auction? Yes, the old master has been entered as part of Christie’s New York modern art auction.

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Turkish Tulips at Amsterdam

Sorry, teased you a bit. The title of the small exhibition at the canal house museum van Loon does refer to tulips. However, it also refers to the artist’s name and works of art by him and his friends. While walking through this period home, you need to watch carefully to detect some of the exhibited modern art. It is a bit of a treasure hunt.

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Exhibitions Preview: Glenn Brown at the Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam

Guests arrived early, the museum director and artist on time, while Amsterdam’s deputy mayor was caught up in a traffic jam. No problem: the rest of us enjoyed the museum’s excellent hospitality inside Amsterdam’s Zuiderkerk. The church is just a short walk from the Rembrandt House Museum, which has no museum café.
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Exhibitions Preview: three artists at the Hallen, Haarlem

Some claimed it was Donald Trump’s inauguration’s bad influence. Everyone is by now familiar with that man’s short fuse. On the other hand: it might have been the neighbours. Guests to the three exhibitions opening at the Hallen in Haarlem, were welcomed – in darkness.
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Solo exhibition Philippe van Snick

Haarlem has a charming old town centre. Its main square is lined with period buildings including its old church and town hall. Along this square are also Haarlem’s “Hallen”, the town’s halls dating from the century. Behind the facade can be found a museum with three floors dedicated to contemporary art.

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Exhibition: Turner and the Tradition of the Sublime

It is not often, that I discourage people from visiting museums, art galleries, exhibitions. However: if you’re not that much into (modern) art, no devotee of Turner, your time in the Netherlands is limited … any other decent excuse: skip this exhibition. There are far more interesting and important ones taking place in the Netherlands right now.

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