The buzz at Art Basel

  • "Trois Hommes qui Marchent I" by Alberto Giacometti is offered at $25 million by Landau Fine Art.

    "Trois Hommes qui Marchent I" by Alberto Giacometti is offered at $25 million by Landau Fine Art.

    Bloomberg via Landau Fine Art

A $25 million Giacometti sculpture, “Trois Hommes qui Marchent I,” offered by the Montreal-based dealer Landau Fine Art is one of the classic modern pieces already causing a stir at the 41st Art Basel.

The modern and contemporary art fair in Basel, Switzerland, opened its marketplace to VIPs on June 15.

Bloomberg reports that Louise Bourgeois’s 5-foot-high (1.5 meters) mixed-media work on paper, “A Baudelaire (#7),” will be priced upwards of $650,000 by Brussels-based dealer Xavier Hufkens. The artist passed away in May.

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Painting Missing from Louvre Since WWII Surfaces in Auction

  • October 21, 2014 16:28

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France on Fire with Art Openings This Week

  • October 21, 2014 16:28

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George Lucas Opens Up About Museum Plans

  • October 20, 2014 23:07

“The great thing about narrative art, it's designed for the people,” said George Lucas. “It was always designed for the people. It's not an elitist art at all.”

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German Museum Directors Protest Sale of Warhol's Presley and Brando

  • October 20, 2014 22:31

Not everyone is on board with German casino conglomerate WestSpiel's consignment of two seminal 1960s works by Andy Warhol to Christie's November sale in New York. "Triple Elvis" (1963) and "Four Marlon" (1966) could together fetch up to $140 million...

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