The Grand Budapest Hotel; The Grand Budapest McGuffin, a priceless Renaissance masterpiece called Boy With Apple, by the artist Johannes Van Hoytl the Younger. You will search your art encyclopedia in vain for Van Hoytl – the picture was painted for the movie by artist Michael Taylor. He has laden it with enough symbolism for a dozen Art History lectures and several doctoral dissertations.
Left: Rembrandt, Self-portrait with Saskia in the Parable of the Prodigal Son (c. 1635); right: post from the Tumblr “Rich Kids of Instagram“ Ben Davis, Instagram and Art Theory, artnet.com, June 24, 2014
Hundreds of works by black artists held in British public collections are to be catalogued for the first time in an attempt to uncover the hidden story of their powerful influence on 20th-Century art. A team of artists and researchers will spend the next three years trawling museums and galleries for work by artists of African or Asian descent to piece together the forgotten history of how they worked alongside - and inspired - household names from Marcel Duchamp to Barbara Hepworth.