Sunday Art Brunch: from Seth Roegen's pottery to Robert Wilson launching his first NFT


Sunday Art Brunch is your weekly appointment with international art news curated by Anna Frattini. In this section you will find art news from across the world from big events to fund pieces about art and the art world. 

  1. I want to start this Sunday Art Brunch with a funny story from the USA. Are you familiar with Seth Roegen’s comedies? Well, looks like he joined a pottery studio and donated a ceramic sculpture to the Vancouver Art Gallery for its first-ever auction. artnet asked two ceramics experts to review Roegen’s pieces and the result will maybe surprise you. The piece was auctioned at 12000$ canadian dollar
The sculpture that Seth Roegen donated for the Vancouver Art Gallery for its first-ever auction. Courtesy of Vancouver Art Gallery.
  1. Robert Wilson’s NFT debut will be a portrait of Lady Gaga. The portrait is an animated restaging of Jacques-Louis David’s The Death of Marat from 1793. Wilson, as a theater director and artist, decided to mint this artwork from eight years ago that will be offered up at Philips’s 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale on June 24 in New York. 

  1. Is Paris ready to challenge London as Europe’s future art capital ahead of Brexit? Melanie Gerlis is talking about it here. Paris developed a more progressive image as she puts it making huge steps forward in the realm of cultural restitution. I think that in a post-Brexit post-pandemic Europe there is a huge oppotunity for Paris to be an effective cultural center for art and more.
  2. Hyperallergic reports the incredible story behind Modigliani’s Portrait of a Girl from 1917. Oxia Palus, a scientific project that uses machine learning to reconstruct artworks that have been previously hidden from other layers on the canvases, unveiled another side of the piece. 
X-ray image of Modigliani’s Portrait of a Girl. Courtesy Mark Heathcote and Abbie Soanes and Tate Photography

5. Lastly I want to dedicate this last section of Sunday Art Brunch to another collector: polish business-woman Grażyna Kulczyk. Interviewed by Katie Brown for artnet the collector spoke about her collection and more. Kulczyk is a role model for every woman working in the creative industries and her passion for women artist is inspirational.

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Anna Frattini