Robin Meier and Ali Momeni, The Tragedy of the Commons (2011) Photo: Aurélie Cenno
Robin Meier To Explore Synchronicity in Audemars Piguet’s Inaugural Commission for Art Basel
Swiss artist and composer Robin Meier has been selected by the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet for the company’s inaugural Audemars Piguet Art Commission, to be unveiled at Art Basel in Basel next June. Meier’s work utilizes scientific research to investigate themes such as order and chaos. Using musical installations and compositions, the artist considers the role of humans in a mechanical world, and focuses on natural and artificial intelligence as a form of self-organization.
Jeff Koons’ Louvre Exhibition Has Been Axed
Jeff Koons’ recent time in Paris has certainly had its ups and downs. This January, the artist was due to show a selection of large-scale sculptures in the Louvre’s 19th-century galleries, to run alongside his current retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, which runs until April 27.
Game of Thrones’s George R.R. Martin To Open Santa Fe Art Center
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has pledged $2.7 million to renovate a disused Santa Fe bowling alley so that it can host a new art center, Hyperallergic reports. Martin has leased the 33,000-square-foot Silva Lanes space for 10 years to local art collective Meow Wolf, which has promised a “unique, interactive arts and entertainment experience.”
GERHARD RICHTER SETS £30 MILLION RECORD AT SOTHEBY’S EVENING AUCTION
We recently attended the packed out Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Sotheby’s, where the highlight of the lot was Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild, which fetched a colossal £30.4 million against a high estimate of £20 million. The masterpiece sets a new record for any living european artist, and received a round of raucous applause from those in attendance.
Ronald Ronaldson obituary
The artist Ronald Ronaldson, who has died aged 95, delighted in the colour and form of his pictures, the paint exploding on to the surface or applied with close toned subtlety. His paintings excited the buying public and many people were keen to own one. Ronald bought his first oils as a young seaman while he was in Cape Town, South Africa. A self-taught figurative painter, he used abstraction in the composition of his landscape, coastal and still-life paintings.