Historic art dealers who changed the way art is sold

TeamCitymapia | Jun 14, 2021

The world is fortunate to have a bustling gallery ecosystem. And until two centuries ago, it wasn't the case. Some art dealers changed the system with their innovative strategies and groundbreaking exhibitions. Some of them are Julien Levy, Edith Halpert, Peggy Guggenheim, Joseph Duveen, Paul Durand-Ruel, Pierre Matisse, and Paul Rosenberg.

Police mural in Detroit institute faces backlash

TeamCitymapia | Jun 09, 2021

The police department of Detroit suburb Sterling Heights unveiled a mural featuring a group of officers holding hands and bowing heads before an American flag. Both the artwork and the Detroit Institute of the Arts, which played a role in its creation, are facing backlash calling the DIA “pro-cop” due to numerous killings of Black persons by the police.

Karnataka publishers come up with schemes for readers

TeamCitymapia | Jun 08, 2021

Amid the pandemic, 2 North Karnataka-based publishers, Manohara Granthamala and Ladai Prakashana, have come up with 2 schemes for people to buy books and read. The former started the ‘Pustaka Udugore’ scheme to promote parents to gift books to their children or gft it to someone.The latter opted to do with the collection of Baba Saheb Ambedkar.


First women-only auction at Sotheby comes with mixed results

TeamCitymapia | Jun 02, 2021

Sotheby's first auction dedicated to women artists had items from the 17th to 21st centuries. 37% of the lots sold over their high estimates. But 22% came under their low estimates. However, 41% of the items sold for prices within their estimate ranges. The most successful one was centenarian French painter Françoise Gilot’s Paloma à la Guitare (1965).


A charming actor who has a golden heart, R Madhavan

TeamCitymapia | Jun 01, 2021

Born on June 1, 1970, actor, writer, film director, and producer Ranganathan Madhavan has won four Filmfare Awards South and three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. He has been described as one of the few actors in India who is able to achieve pan-Indian appeal. He has appeared in seven different language films. Madhavan is a noted philanthropist.

Career books

Best career books every woman should read

TeamCitymapia | May 31, 2021

Achieving your career dreams takes a lot of resilience and perseverance. But sometimes, all you need is some advice. Some books to find the best advice are 'Make Your Moment' by Dion Lim, 'Everything Is Figureoutable' by Marie Forleo, 'Joy Seeker' by Shannon Kaiser, 'Radical Candor' by Kim Scott, and 'Create Your Yes!' by Angela Marie Hutchinson.