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  • Statues from Benin and Nigeria at the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
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    Reparations, Colonization, and the Return of ‘Stolen’ Art to Africa

    “When we reflect on the question of cultural heritage objects, we must understand that it’s not simply objects that were taken, but reserves of energy, creative resources, reservoirs of potentials…and this loss is incommensurable”. -The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage On a mild day in November of 2017, the newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron strode into the main amphitheater of…

  • Performance artists Kalup Linzy as Taiwan
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    On the Back of the 2019 Met Gala, Singulart breaks down ‘Camp’ Art through History

    As another MET Gala passes, a record-breaking $15 million is raised for the museum’s Costume Institute, and your Instagram feed is flooded with sequins, rainbows, and a face-full of feathers. In the wake of the Metropolitan Museum’s ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ Gala and exhibition, whose theme was based on the 1964 essay ‘Notes on Camp’ by Susan Sontag, the internet…

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    A Look Back on the Prestigious Career of I.M. Pei

    I.M. Pei, the renowned architect behind landmarks such as the Louvre Pyramid and Hong Kong’s Bank of China Tower, passed away Wednesday night in New York at the age of 102. A highly ambitious and adventurous visionary, Pei was known for blending inspiration from East and West and contrasting classic designs with modern twists. In celebration of his life’s work,…

  • The painting from Claude Monet’s “Meules” (“Grainstacks”) series sold for over 110 million on Tuesday. Image via Sotheby’s.
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    A Painting of Haystacks by Monet Just Sold for $110.7 Million

    In an auction at Sotheby’s New York on Tuesday that lasted a total of eight minutes, a Monet painting became the highest grossing Impressionist work ever, sold at a stunning $110.7 million USD. The painting is one of 25 pieces from Monet’s ‘Meules’ series completed in Giverny during the winter months of 1890 and 1891. The remaining paintings from the…

  • Exhibitions and fairs • Interviews
    Photo Doc. Close-up: Isabel Corthier

    The countdown to Photo Doc. Paris 2019 is on! At this year’s fair, Singulart will be presenting three, outstanding photographers from our online gallery: Fethi Sahraoui, Isabel Corthier and Baudouin Mouanda. To celebrate, we sat down with each of these talented artists to learn more about their artistic practice and the works they will be presenting at Photo Doc. 2019.…

  • Exhibitions and fairs • Interviews
    Photo Doc. Close-up: Fethi Sahraoui

    The countdown to Photo Doc. Paris 2019 is on! At this year’s fair, Singulart will be presenting three, outstanding photographers from our online gallery: Fethi Sahraoui, Isabel Corthier and Baudouin Mouanda. To celebrate, we sat down with each of these talented artists to learn more about their artistic practice and the works they will be presenting at Photo Doc. 2019.…

  • Address book • Art news • Interviews
    Address Book: Amsterdam

    Our new series – Address Book, is here to take you all around the art world, one week at a time. For our third offering, we’re cycling over to the canals, cafés and coffee shops of a Dutch icon – Amsterdam. As if its quaint narrow streets, dollhouse-like architecture and a labyrinth of stunning canals weren’t enough, Amsterdam also boasts…

  • Address book • Art news • Exhibitions and fairs
    Address Book: Los Angeles

    Our new series – Address Book, is here to take you all around the art world, one week at a time. For our second installment, we’re escaping the cold winter of Paris for some Californian sunshine. It turns out LA isn’t just home to wannabe actors and green smoothies – there’s limitless offerings of art to be explored, too! Read…

  • Address book • Art news • Exhibitions and fairs
    Address Book: Paris

    Our new series – Address Book, will take you all around the art world, one week at a time. To start us off, we’re exploring The big French five that characterize L’Hexagone’s exquisite City of Lights. From sphinxes and selfies to galleries and gardens, it’s time to explore the creators, curators, viewers and subjects of some of the world’s finest…

  • Art news • Exhibitions and fairs
    Five Favorites from Paris Photo 2018

    This past weekend, the Grand Palais once again took Center Stage for a prominent artistic event – this time, the 2018 installment of Paris Photo. With almost 200 exhibitors proposing endless corridors, walls and corners covered in photography from all over the world, the sheer amount of art to peruse was almost as overwhelming as the crowds that came to…