Rarely has Christie’s gone into such hyperbolic overdrive as with the marketing of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (around 1500), which is due to go under the hammer in New York on 15 November. Presented by the firm as the “greatest artistic rediscovery of the 21st century” and even the “Holy Grail of Old Master paintings”, Salvator Mundi is one of fewer than 20 extant paintings by Leonardo, and probably the last in private hands. (There are others on whose attribution scholars disagree.)
Officials at the Centre Pompidou have confirmed that the Paris museum is expanding its empire with plans to open an offshoot branch in Shanghai. More than 20 exhibitions drawn from the holdings of the Beaubourg Gallery will be shown in the new outpost, called Le Centre Pompidou Shanghai (West Bund), which is based in a wing of the new 25,000 sq. m West Bund Art Museum designed by the UK architect David Chipperfield.
Damien Hirst’s two-venue extravaganza in Venice, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable (until 3 December), has been widely interpreted as an attempt by the former bad boy of British art, now millionaire celebrity, to revive his market in the wake of weakening sales and critical panning in recent years. Hirst is not the only one hoping for a bounce-back.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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