Great Moments in the Art World in 2007

I really can’t believe that the end of 2007 is here, but I can’t argue with our spinning globe. It seems that just a few days ago I got used to the fact that it was 2007 and not 2006… Now I need to get used to a whole new year all over again!

Anyway, this is the time of the year that everyone tries to sum up what has happened in the past 12 months. I will try and add my impressions of the most important art events that occurred around us in the year 2007. Enjoy!

  1. New Evidence regarding the Mona Lisa: first it is observed that Mona Lisa Died at a Convent in 1542. Then reports say that Mona Lisa was pregnant when she was painted…
  2. A famous Rothko is auctioned off by Rockefeller
  3. Sol LeWitt Immortalized – The American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt passes away at the age of 78 after a long battle with Cancer.
  4. Liz Taylor gets to keep her Van Gogh – after a long legal battle the movie star gets to keep her coveted masterpiece amidst controversy
  5. Gustav Klimt takes on NYC during the Fall of 2007
  6. Me and the Starry Night Unite – my trip to the MoMA, the highlight of my year…
  7. Mona Lisa lashes – A French Scientist has researched the answers behind the fate of Mona Lisa’s missing eyebrows and lashes.
  8. Van Gogh on top for another year – The annual list of top selling oil paintings is dominated yet another year by Vincent Van Gogh.

If you have any other events or things you thought were important in 2007 that you would like to share please comment below and I will add it to the list…

About the Author

Amitai Sasson of is an art world traveler on a mission to seek out the beauty and passion of the art world. As an avid enthusiast of art and oil paintings, he contributes to as Chief editor and writer.