As experts and scholars examine art history's intricate past, they discover new details and stories about familiar artists and artworks. In this week’s edition of The Canvas, we take a second look at the past. The New York Times reviews the Met Breuer’s blockbuster exhibition of recently discovered photographs by Diane Arbus, while The Huffington Post explores the evolution of three centuries of fashion in a new show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Behind the wheel of a revamped classic car, Bloomberg Pursuits drives up the California coast in a 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn, a contemporary upgrade of the automaker's Silver Dawn from the 1950s. The past isn’t always what it appears to be, however; Artsy explores new anti-forgery technology and tools and The Guardian reports on the recent authentication of a Lucian Freud work that the artist denied ever painting.
If you missed last week’s edition of The Canvas, discover the best of museum architecture, Spencer Tunick’s sea of blue nudes and the artists supporting the Black Live Matter movement here.
In the new exhibition, the Met Breuer will showcase a selection of about 100 early works by iconic American photographer Diane Arbus. Many of these images, which were discovered after Arbus’ death in 1971, have never before been published or exhibited. (The New York Times)
Ever wondered what it would be like to take a scenic drive in a brand new luxury sports car? In this video, Bloomberg Pursuits car columnist Hannah Elliott takes us on a roadtrip down the California coast in a 2017 Rolls-Royce Dawn. (Bloomberg Pursuits)
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their fashion collection, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris recently opened Fashion Forward, Three Centuries of Fashion (1715–2016). From Regency gowns to 1960’s mini-dresses, the exhibition traces the evolution of fashion through the last three centuries. (Huffington Post)
Almost six decades after its 1959 opening, The Four Seasons served its last dinner on Saturday. In the weeks before the closing, the staff took a chance to reflect on the regulars, the relationships and their treasured memories of the storied Manhattan institution. (Bloomberg)
One of Lucian Freud’s earliest artworks has been identified as genuine by the BBC, despite the artist's own denial. The painting, which was recently authenticated on BBC One’s programme Fake or Fortune, is valued at upwards of £300,000. (The Guardian)
Art forgery has a long and fascinating history, spanning eras from the Renaissance to present day. With powerful new detection technologies and tools on the horizon, copycats will find it increasingly difficult to pass off fakes as the real thing. (Artsy)