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The road to opium-fueled dreams laid on canvas and chrome-glittering utopias | Interview with painter Botond Keresztesi
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The road to opium-fueled dreams laid on canvas and chrome-glittering utopias | Interview with painter Botond Keresztesi

The boundaries between surrealist illusions and history are blurred in the work of the 35-year-old Romanian-born Botond Keresztesi, while his visionary imagery carry an eerie sense of reality. The Budapest-based painter’s works combine elements of symbolism, Dadaism, and Art Nouveau, masterfully blending them with the typical accessories of contemporary
These were the stars of the global and regional art market in 2022

These were the stars of the global and regional art market in 2022

Auction houses had a busy year in 2022, with the world’s financial difficulties not yet showing up in art sales, and record sales in the region and around the world. Although the global economy took a big hit last year, this was not reflected in art sales: a growing
The guy who completely redefined the concept of contemporary art | Interview with Szabolcs Bozó
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The guy who completely redefined the concept of contemporary art | Interview with Szabolcs Bozó

He is only thirty years old and his paintings are already known throughout the art world. In the last two years, his work has been exhibited in cities such as Beijing, New York, Madrid, Miami, Paris, and Stockholm. Yet until now, few people in Hungary have heard of Szabolcs Bozó’
Márta Kucsora exhibition opened in Eger
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Márta Kucsora exhibition opened in Eger

The abstract artist’s paintings and installations are on display at the Kepes Institute in Eger until next March. For the second time, the paintings of contemporary painter Márta Kucsora will be shown in Hungary in a solo exhibition, this time at the Kepes Institute in Eger. Her paintings are
Hungarian avant-garde exhibition opens in Berlin
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Hungarian avant-garde exhibition opens in Berlin

The exhibition Magyar Modern (Hungarian Modernists—the Transl.) at the Berlinische Galerie showcases the works of the most prominent artists of the Hungarian avant-garde movement between 1910 and 1933. This is the first time such a comprehensive overview has been presented. From a cultural-historical point of view, this is an
Let us cultivate our garden! Imre Bukta exhibition in Budapest
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Let us cultivate our garden! Imre Bukta exhibition in Budapest

An internationally important exhibition of works by Imre Bukta opens in Budapest. Ten years ago, the Kunsthalle in Budapest set a new visitor record with an exhibition of one of the country’s most famous contemporary painters, Imre Bukta, and since then, no other contemporary exhibition in Hungary has been
The Ukrainian painter who even inspired Jackson Pollock
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The Ukrainian painter who even inspired Jackson Pollock

Sometimes even the greatest talents are overlooked: such was the fate of Ukrainian-born Janet Sobel, who used the drip painting technique long before its great master, Jackson Pollock. Legend has it that the young genius Jackson Pollock was suddenly overcome with inspiration and splashed paint on the blank canvas beneath
Charity auction for paintings by renowned Hungarian artists

Charity auction for paintings by renowned Hungarian artists

For the seventh time, the Budapest-based Heti Betevő is organizing an art auction to raise money to feed those in need. This year, almost 90 artists offered one or more of their works to be auctioned at the Heti Betevő online auction, including Róbert Alföldi, Ágnes Bihari, János Eifert, Tamás