Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dali in 3D? ArtTraveler digests happenings affecting Iberian artists

by Matalia Gromicho

Natalia Gromicho's "Clippings", Lisbon: 3 March - 3 April. Natalia Gromicho, who lives in Almada, Portugal, opens a solo retrospective of more than 30 paintings at Centro de Cultura e Desporto da Tranquilidade, Lisbon. Gromicho also studied sculpture with Cuban artist Hans Varela.

45-minute life and loves of Salvador Dali film planned. Dali should be cheering from his grave. HIs paintings are fat-cat collectors' favourites, and now 'tis appropriate he and his moustache and his romance with Gala, his amor, merges with film's surreal third dimension.

Word is Phillippe Mora's writing and writing with Alan Cumming in title role with Judy Davis as his amor Gala. Shooting starts in June with a $15 million US budget.

Barcelona's Domingo Martin, "Degrees of Abstraction" in New York: 25 March - 15 April.  Domingo Martin, who splits his time between Mexico and Spain, headlines a cast of artists at the Agora Gallery in Chelsea, New York.

Martin, painter and sculptor, joins: Did Dontzoff, Clive Rowe, Concha Garcia de Pablos, Jack Cymber and Andreas Hessman in the joint exhibition.

Follow the money: Dali, Bacon and Juan Munoz. Southebys reports it sold the 1929 Dali portrait of poet Paul Eluard for $4.1 million US on 10 Feb. in London.

At the same collector's feeding fest, a Francis Bacon tryptch sold for £23 million. Single-owner collections are driving the market, adds Southebys.

Juan Munoz's "Conversation Piece" sold there for £3 million; the initial auction estimate was£800,000 to £1.2 million.

Spanish artist Pello Irazu continues exhibiting his modernist works at the Isolation Room Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Rock on and practice peace and love.

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