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Robert De Niro Honoured

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We all know Robert De Niro, from movies like The Deer Hunter, Goodfellas, Wag the Dog, and more recently the Fockers trilogy, just to name a few. But did you know his father was an abstract expressionist painter? He exhibited his work throughout the United States, from the mid-40’s onwards, until he died in 1993.
His work has been included in several museum collections. After his father’s death, Robert De Niro made sure Robert De Niro Sr.’s studio was preserved and that his work was displayed on the walls of his Tribeca Grill restaurant.

Therefore it should come as no surprise that De Niro has developed a great love and devotion for art. So much so that he was honoured at the New York Academy of Art’s annual ball, as its honorary guest. Other attendees to the ball, which is also a fundraiser to provide scholarships for up and coming artist, were among others artists Jeff Koons and Will Cotton, and celebrities like Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber and Kim Catrall. Congratulations Mr. De Niro!

Daido Moriyama at LACMA

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The work of Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama is immediately recognizable: gritty, grainy and often in black & white, Moriyama depicts Japanese urban life in a very innovative and intensely personal manner.
No matter when they are shot, the photographs remain relevant today, maybe even more than when they were taken.

From April 7th to July 31st, the LACMA museum in Los Angeles exhibits Fracture: Daido Moriyama, a selection of Moriyama’s photography. From his famous black & white photographs, which he started shooting in the mid-1960’s, to recent work shot in colour. Definitely worth the visit for everybody who loves photography.

Should you not be able to travel that far: on April 19th Moriyama will exhibit new works at Reflex Amsterdam.
Naturally Famous Auction House will keep you informed about this exhibition, so keep an eye out for more news on Daido Moriyama.

Animal Beauty at Grand Palais

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At Paris’ Grand Palais you can now visit an exhibition like no other.
From March 21st to July 16th, the museum exhibits Animal Beauty, a collection of around 130 animal-themed artworks. From the Renaissance to present day, the show contains animal pieces by artists like Rembrandt, Eugene Delacroix, Alexandre Gabriel Decamps, Picasso, Giacometti, Leonardo da Vinci, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, van Gogh, Goya, Degas and Gabriel von Max.

The exhibition focuses on the relationships between artists and animals and the close link between art and science, which has interested humans for centuries. One of the spaces focuses on endangered and extinct species, such as the dodo, in order to raise people’s awareness of the issues regarding threatened species.
The show took 13 years to complete, is a feast for art lovers and animal fanatics, and definitely worth the visit.

 

Photograph of Jeff Koons “Poodle”, © Bernardo Collection Museum/Foundation

Rebel at MOCA

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One of the most iconic and most loved characters from 1950’s Hollywood has got to be Jim Stark from the legendary movie Rebel Without a Cause. James Dean’s performance still captivates audiences and has maintained its relevance.
The influence the film had can be seen in many Hollywood productions that have since been shot.

MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) showcases an exhibition inspired on the film: Rebel. From May 15th to June 23rd, works from artists like Paul McCarthy and his son Damon McCarthy, Ed Ruscha, Terry Richardson, James Franco with Douglas Gordon, Harmony Korine and Aaron Young will be exhibited at JF Chen, a new space on Highland Avenue, Los Angeles.

The exhibition reinterprets the film’s legendary status, its depiction of Los Angeles, the main themes of the film, scenes that stood out, the film’s place in Hollywood, the people who worked on it, and film as a medium. All in a collection of unconventional, innovative works of art, like video installations, photographs, paintings, sculptures, drawings and, of course, film. In the words of MOCA’s director Jeffrey Deitch: “This exhibition, based on an iconic Los Angeles film by artists with strong ties to MOCA, represents a convergence of extraordinary talents and has a profound resonance with the Los Angeles art world and its relationship to Hollywood.”

Definitely worth the visit!

 

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