Dirk Vanduffel

Dirk Vanduffel, Belgium (co-founder, co-editor)
Dirk defines the overall policy of ArtDependence Magazine, in addition to conducting interviews. He specializes in valuation and auctioning.

Articles (94)

High Cultural Ambitions in Antwerp: M HKA Will Relocate to New 65,000,000 € Museum
Article date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

High Cultural Ambitions in Antwerp: M HKA Will Relocate to New 65,000,000 € Museum

The M HKA director Bart de Baere announced that the museum will relocate to a new place approximately 200 meters from its present location in Antwerp.

ARCOmadrid Fair Director Carlos Urroz Does Not Support IFEMA Decision on Santiago Sierra Withdrawal
Article date: Saturday, February 24, 2018

ARCOmadrid Fair Director Carlos Urroz Does Not Support IFEMA Decision on Santiago Sierra Withdrawal

IFEMA has issued the following statements regarding the withdrawal of work by artist Santiago Sierra, which ARCOmadrid fair director Carlos Urroz does not support.

Update on Authenticity of Works and Future Exhibitions at MSK Ghent
Article date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Update on Authenticity of Works and Future Exhibitions at MSK Ghent

For independent verification of this statement, ArtDependence contacted the press office of the Gemäldegalerie.

Prominent Figures of the Art World Launch Ad in Dutch Paper Het Parool: Call Ruf Back
Article date: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Prominent Figures of the Art World Launch Ad in Dutch Paper Het Parool: Call Ruf Back

Prominent figures of the international art world launched a page-long ad in the Dutch paper, willing Beatrix Ruf back to the Stedelijk Museum.

The Kunstmuseum Basel Celebrates 50 Years of The Picasso Story
Article date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Kunstmuseum Basel Celebrates 50 Years of The Picasso Story

The Kunstmuseum in Basel is the proud home of several original Picasso artworks, but the story of how the museum came to possess the pieces is perhaps even more interesting than the works themselves.

Sources Around MSK Ghent Museum Explain What Really Happened with Russian Avant-Garde Presentation
Article date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sources Around MSK Ghent Museum Explain What Really Happened with Russian Avant-Garde Presentation

As many will have read and seen, the allegations made against the MSK and its presentation of the Russian avant-garde art from the Dieleghem Foundation within the permanent collection have taken on large proportions with claims backed until now with little verifiable evidence. Why has the attack on the MSK Ghent museum been disproportionate, and why is the reaction of the art market nervous?

Damien Hirst Opening Up on Instagram
Article date: Sunday, February 4, 2018

Damien Hirst Opening Up on Instagram

Damien Hirst’s Instagram has shown a noticeably different tone since January 9, one that is more open and personal.

Museum Ludwig Currently Researching Authenticity of Russian Avant-Garde Collection Holdings
Article date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Museum Ludwig Currently Researching Authenticity of Russian Avant-Garde Collection Holdings

International attention has come to the fact that much avant-garde art being shown in museums around the world is of questionable authenticity.

Did Da Vinci and His Workshop Create a Copy of ‘The Last Supper’?  An Interview with Doctor Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Article date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Did Da Vinci and His Workshop Create a Copy of ‘The Last Supper’? An Interview with Doctor Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Is it possible that a detailed canvas copy of Da Vinci’s Last Supper, overseen by Da Vinci himself, could have hung, unrecognised on the wall of a remote convent in Belgium for the last 450 years?

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Roman Pyatkovka, “VELVET SADNESS”, (1996), photograph glued on velvet passe-partout (paper).

Roman Pyatkovka, “VELVET SADNESS”, (1996), photograph glued on velvet passe-partout (paper).

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