Catherine at Roche Bobois South Africa

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Contemporary Corsican artist Catherine Timotei’s striking artwork displayed at renowned French furniture design house Roche Bobois South Africa to enhance the nouveaux classique pieces in their new showroom. This exhibition will run until the end of June. Go and check it out!

Venue: Roche Bobois, 10 Kloof St, Cape Town
Time: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm | Sat 9am to 2pm
Cost: Free

Artist Jean Jullien Harnesses His Instinctive Human Reaction to Create Viral #PeaceforParis Drawing

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Jean Jullien Peace for Paris (2015)
Photo: Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien) via Instagram.

artnet news | Sarah Cascone

With the world still reeling following the tragic events in Paris on Friday, one image has become a symbol of peace in the wake of coordinated acts of terror that left 129 people dead and 352 injured. Within mere hours of the attacks, an Eiffel Tower peace symbol designed by London-based French graphic designer Jean Jullien had gone viral, accompanied by the hashtag #PeaceforParis…

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After a Turbulent Couple of Years, Oscar Murillo Hits Reset in London by Going Back to His Roots

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An installation view of Oscar Murillo’s show “binary function,” at David Zwirner London, Oct. 10 – Nov. 20, 2015.

Artspace | Mat Smith

The last three years have been a whirlwind for the Colombian artist Oscar Murillo. He graduated from London’s Royal College of Art in 2012, signed to David Zwirner the following year, and subsequently became the subject of heated art world debate when his prices rocketed (in some cases by as much as 3,000 percent). While his prices have since fluctuated, a painting of his earned his fifth-highest price at auction last month when it sold for $374,395 at Christie’s London; just this week, another painting sold for $245,000 in the 20th Century and Contemporary Art day sale at Phillips in New York…

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Catherine Opie’s photograph Angelina Scheirl, 1993, from Phaidon’s Body of Art. Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles © Catherine Opie.

Artspace | Karen Rosenberg

The photographer Catherine Opie emerged during the era of the culture wars with searing, confrontational portraits and self-portraits—works that simultaneously asserted queer identity, aspirational American domesticity, and membership in the art-historical fraternity of Holbein, Bronzino, et. al.. In one of her best-known works, Self-Portrait / Cutting (1993), Opie turned away from the camera to reveal a childlike image of a house and a stick-figure couple that had been carved into the skin of her upper back. Behind her was a rich background of green brocade, reminiscent of the one in Holbein’s Portrait of Thomas Cromwell

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