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Visual Art: April 2011 Archives

Painting the Royal Couple

willkate.jpgNow the big wedding day is over, and Prince William and Kate Middleton (now the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge) are heading off on their honeymoon.

But when they get back it will be time to receive their wedding gifts, and among those gift is a pair of portaits painted by Montreal artist André Monet.

The portraits were created at the request of the prestigious London gallery Opera. André Monet has been living and working in London for about a year now.

A retrospective is on right now at Galerie Lydia Monaro in Old Montreal until May 16.

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Marc Séguin

brooklyn1.jpgQuébec painter Marc Séguin has an exhibition on right now at the Mike Weiss Gallery on West 24th Street in New York City. The exhibition is called "Failures". But it would be hard to describe Marc's career as anything but a success. His paintings sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Furthermore, to be given prime placement on this stretch of galleries in New York signals he has become major player on the contemporary art scene.

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(Photo of Marc Séguin's Brooklyn studio used with permission.)