Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Art Events & Exhibitions

Exhibition of nearly 30 years of work by Kenneth Noland opens at Pace Gallery Exhibition of nearly 30 years of work by Kenneth Noland opens at Pace Gallery

NEW YORK, NY.- Pace Gallery is presenting an exhibition of nearly 30 years of work by Kenneth Noland (b. 1924, Asheville, North Carolina– d. 2010, Port Clyde, Maine) on view from March 21 through April 19, 2014 at 32 East 57th Street, New York. A fully illustrated catalogue with a new essay by William Agee, Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History at Hunter College, has... [Read Full Article]


Brooklyn-born artist Joyce Pensato opens debut exhibition at Lisson Gallery Brooklyn-born artist Joyce Pensato opens debut exhibition at Lisson Gallery

LONDON.- Joyce Pensato paints exuberant, explosive likenesses of cartoon characters and comic-book heroes. For her debut exhibition at Lisson Gallery, she will be showing new paintings featuring Batman, Donald Duck and various characters from The Simpsons. Included among them is a darkened visage of Homer Simpson crossed with Groucho Marx and Marge from Hell, Pensato’s giant... [Read Full Article]


Galería OMR in Mexico City presents two iconic works by American artist James Turrell Galería OMR in Mexico City presents two iconic works by American artist James Turrell

MEXICO CITY.- James Turrell is one the most important artists of the International art scene. For the past 40 years he has devoted his work to experimenting with natural and artificial light, pushing the limits of perception: his installations and environments make it possible to experience light itself as an artistic medium. When Turrell devised his first light works in the... [Read Full Article]


Marty de Cambiaire exhibits forty Neapolitan works on paper from 1550 to 1800 Marty de Cambiaire exhibits forty Neapolitan works on paper from 1550 to 1800

PARIS.- Marty de Cambiaire’s seventh show takes place in their offices, located on 16 place Vendôme, from 25 March to 4 April 2014. It focuses on a group of forty Neapolitan and Sicilian drawings dating from the 16th to the 18th century. A bilingual exhibition catalogue has been published, similar to their previous catalogues (which can be downloaded from their website:... [Read Full Article]


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Art Market

Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings Spring Sales Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings Spring Sales

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents 187 lots of Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art estimated in excess of HK$77 million / US$9.9 million* in two sales on 5 and 6 April during its Spring 2014 Sale Series. At Modern and Contemporary Asian Art – Evening Sale on 5 April, sixteen exceptional works by the region’s most iconic artists will be offered, including works... [Read Full Article]


Works by Picasso, Calder, Toulouse-Lautrec to headline Cottone’s March 29 auction Works by Picasso, Calder, Toulouse-Lautrec to headline Cottone’s March 29 auction

GENESO, NY.- On March 29th, Cottone Auctions will be holding their annual Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction offering 500+ lots in Cottone’s 6000 square foot gallery at 120 Court Street, Geneseo, NY. This important estate auction will include original paintings by noted listed artists, several Tiffany lamps, silver, sculpture, Asian art, antiquities, art glass, Oriental rugs... [Read Full Article]


Sotheby’s Hong Kong announces Modern and Contemporary Asian Art Evening Sale Sotheby’s Hong Kong announces Modern and Contemporary Asian Art Evening Sale

HONG KONG.- Following the success of its 40th Anniversary Evening Sale last October which established auction records for 12 modern and contemporary Asian artists, Sotheby’s Hong Kong presents Modern and Contemporary Asian Art – Evening Sale on Saturday, 5 April 2014. Offering more than 50 works, many of exceptional quality, from 20th Century Chinese Art, Contemporary Asian... [Read Full Article]


Poly Auction Hong Kong to hold 2014 Spring Auctions from 6 to 7 April at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Poly Auction Hong Kong to hold 2014 Spring Auctions from 6 to 7 April at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

HONG KONG.- Poly Auction Hong Kong 2014 Autumn Auctions will be held at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong from 5 to 7 April. The Autumn Auctions will include 7 categories, namely Chinese and Asian Modern & Contemporary Art, Chinese Contemporary Ink Paintings, Classical Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Fine Modern Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art,... [Read Full Article]


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Museums & Galleries

A new way of seeing and sharing art on mobile devices from the Museo del Prado A new way of seeing and sharing art on mobile devices from the Museo del Prado

MADRID.- The Museo del Prado and Madpixel today presented Second Canvas Museo del Prado, an app that combines knowledge of the Museum with interactive capacity in order to expand... [Read Full Article]


President Obama visits Rijksmuseum in first ever visit by a serving US President to the museum President Obama visits Rijksmuseum in first ever visit by a serving US President to the museum

AMSTERDAM.- On the occasion of his official visit to the Netherlands for the Nuclear Security Summit on 24 and 25 March, President Obama of the United States visited the Rijksmuseum in... [Read Full Article]


Amon Carter, DMA, and Nasher Sculpture Center bring their masterpieces onto the Google Art Project Amon Carter, DMA, and Nasher Sculpture Center bring their masterpieces onto the Google Art Project

DALLAS, TX.- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced that together these three North Texas museums are adding more... [Read Full Article]


A major gift of Chinese antiquities given to the Bruce Museum by Fred and Jane Brooks A major gift of Chinese antiquities given to the Bruce Museum by Fred and Jane Brooks

GREENWICH, CONN.- The Bruce Museum of Greenwich Connecticut announced the gift of six Tang Dynasty ceramics from the collection of Fred and Jane Brooks of Greenwich. This generous... [Read Full Article]


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Artists & People

Dr. Tricia Y. Paik appointed as Curator of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Dr. Tricia Y. Paik appointed as Curator of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Dr. Tricia Y. Paik has been named the... [Read Full Article]


Arnolfini announces Middlesbrough Institute of Contemporary Art’s Kate Brindley as Interim Director Arnolfini announces Middlesbrough Institute of Contemporary Art’s Kate Brindley as Interim Director

BRISTOL.- Arnolfini Centre for the Contemporary Arts in Bristol announced the appointment of Kate Brindley as its Interim Director. She will take up post on 1 April 2014. Kate is... [Read Full Article]


Sotheby’s announces Worldwide Heads of Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art Sotheby’s announces Worldwide Heads of Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art

NEW YORK, NY.- Bill Ruprecht, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sotheby’s, today announced the appointment of Alexander Rotter and Cheyenne Westphal as Worldwide... [Read Full Article]


Pilchuck Glass School’s Diane Wright to join Chrysler Museum of Art as the Barry Curator of Glass Pilchuck Glass School’s Diane Wright to join Chrysler Museum of Art as the Barry Curator of Glass

NORFOLK, VA.- The Chrysler Museum of Art has hired Diane C. Wright as the Carolyn and Richard Barry Curator of Glass. Wright begins her new appointment in March 2014. She will be... [Read Full Article]


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Art Reviews

Gang Life by Robert Yager Gang Life by Robert Yager

Robert Yager, street photographer and documentary photography, grew up in London, 18 years old hitchhiking around Europe, he borrowed a friend’s camera and started making pictures, after living for a time in Mexico, then he moved to LA where he taked this series of shots documenting Los Angeles’ Latino gangs, their families, fights, drugs, graffiti, and war wounds. Robert... [Read Full Article]


Old books as canvas by Mike Stilkey Old books as canvas by Mike Stilkey

Mike Stilkey creates unique art by painting on the sides of stacked books. Los Angeles based artist uses ink, colored pencils, and paint to depict whimsical characters. [photos by D. Kinsey, J. Witham, and N. Baker]    Read More →


Photography by Arianna Biasini Photography by Arianna Biasini

Arianna is a Edmonton, Canada-based photographer and photo retoucher. Her images have been published internationally, both online and in print, and have won runner-up in two photography contests, one local (through McBain Camera) and one national (through Vistek).  Read More →


Lady Gaga Inspired Artworks Lady Gaga Inspired Artworks

There’s no doubt that Lady Gaga is the most influential pop icon of our days and as an a pop icon, inspire lots of art creations. Here there are some examples of Lady Gaga’s inspired artworks:  Read More →


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Sculpture

Urban Renewal: Seo Young-Deok, Olivier Dassault, Nick Gentry, Yves Krief exhibit at Opera Gallery Urban Renewal: Seo Young-Deok, Olivier Dassault, Nick Gentry, Yves Krief exhibit at Opera Gallery

HONG KONG.- This spring, Opera Gallery presents Urban Renewal, a social commentary on the evolution of urban culture. Inspired by global initiatives to ‘Recycle, Renew, and Reinvest’... [Read Full Article]


Gagosian Paris presents an exhibition of new work by conceptual artist Piero Golia Gagosian Paris presents an exhibition of new work by conceptual artist Piero Golia

PARIS.- Master of the coup de grâce and the impossible action, Golia is the grain of sand in the oyster shell of contemporary art, invoking the destabilizing irreverence of the modern... [Read Full Article]


Basque artist Ibon Aranberri opens first solo exhibition in Austria at Vienna’s Secession Basque artist Ibon Aranberri opens first solo exhibition in Austria at Vienna’s Secession

VIENNA.- In his first solo exhibition in Austria, titled Finite Location, the Basque artist Ibon Aranberri performs a reconfiguration of the large-format photography installation Política... [Read Full Article]


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Antiques & Archaeology

After weathering severe damage for centuries, two restored colossal pharaoh statues unveiled in Egypt After weathering severe damage for centuries, two restored colossal pharaoh statues unveiled in Egypt

LUXOR (AFP).- Archaeologists on Sunday unveiled two colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt’s famed temple city of Luxor, adding to an existing pair of world-renowned... [Read Full Article]


Damage found in ancient ruins of Pompeii; Areas affected have been closed the public Damage found in ancient ruins of Pompeii; Areas affected have been closed the public

POMPEII (AFP).- The Temple of Venus and walls of a tomb and shop in the long-neglected ruins of Pompeii near Naples have been damaged, possibly due to heavy rain, officials said on... [Read Full Article]


Expedition Silk Road: Exhibition in Amsterdam offers a glimpse of long-lost civilizations Expedition Silk Road: Exhibition in Amsterdam offers a glimpse of long-lost civilizations

AMSTERDAM.- From 1 March 2014 onwards, the Hermitage Amsterdam will offer visitors a glimpse of the long-lost civilizations along the legendary Silk Road. Until 5 September 2014,... [Read Full Article]


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Photography

Room Service: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden exhibits the hotel in art and culture Room Service: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden exhibits the hotel in art and culture

BADEN-BADEN.- The hotel holds a particular fascination as a topos in the history of art and culture — especially in the city Baden-Baden, a spa and cultural center that has been shaped by tourism. Its history is closely interwoven with that of its many visitors. Numerous myths surround the hotel as a semi-public place. It serves as a mirror for motives of longing and as a backdrop... [Read Full Article]


Exhibition displays the quality, diversity and dynamism of South African photography Exhibition displays the quality, diversity and dynamism of South African photography

AMSTERDAM.- The exhibition Apartheid & After reveals how powerfully the recent past can colour our perception of the present; this theme runs through the work of all twelve participating photographers after 1990. However powerful the individual images may be, this is photography with a hidden agenda – in a positive sense of the word. Knowledge of the past brings the present... [Read Full Article]


Exhibition seeks to explore the way artists have addressed female body image in contemporary art Exhibition seeks to explore the way artists have addressed female body image in contemporary art

OLD WESTBURY, NY.- The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY College at Old Westbury is presenting Body Conscious, a group exhibition by nine internationally acclaimed artists with diverse and exciting practices. Body Conscious seeks to explore the way artists have addressed female body image in contemporary art. By tackling anorexia, dieting, obesity, etc., each of these artists... [Read Full Article]


University of Sydney photographic exhibition traces Pacific history University of Sydney photographic exhibition traces Pacific history

SYDNEY.- An exhibition of historic photographs at the University of Sydney’s Macleay Museum offers a fascinating look at life in the Pacific during the early colonial period. Dating from the late 1850s the images on display are drawn exclusively from the Macleay Museum’s extensive historic photograph collection. The show includes photographs taken by missionaries, anthropologists,... [Read Full Article]


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Arts Policy

Italy challenges United States gun dealer ArmaLite’s ad using Michelangelo’s David Italy challenges United States gun dealer ArmaLite’s ad using Michelangelo’s David

ROME (AFP).- Italy’s Culture Minister Dario Franceschini Saturday called for a US guns dealer to withdraw an advertisement using an image of Michelangelo’s David —... [Read Full Article]


Obama sends apology note to University of Texas professor for art history quip Obama sends apology note to University of Texas professor for art history quip

WASHINGTON (AFP).- After an art history professor took offense at a comment he made last month, US President Barack Obama sought to make amends — with a handwritten note of... [Read Full Article]


Skateboarders force London arts centre to halt demolition plans Skateboarders force London arts centre to halt demolition plans

LONDON (AFP).- One of the world’s best-known skateboarding spots has been saved from demolition after a campaign by London skaters that was backed by mayor Boris Johnson. The... [Read Full Article]


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Art Crime & Legal

German recluse goes on offensive launching a legal bid for the return of the masterpieces German recluse goes on offensive launching a legal bid for the return of the masterpieces

BERLIN (AFP).- A German recluse at the centre of a high-profile case involving artworks suspected to be Nazi loot has gone on the offensive, launching a legal bid for the return of... [Read Full Article]


Have you seen this painting? FBI opens case on long-lost Mead masterwork Have you seen this painting? FBI opens case on long-lost Mead masterwork

AMHERST, MASS.- This week marks an unusual anniversary for Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum: it’s the thirty-ninth anniversary of a crime that the Mead, in collaboration... [Read Full Article]


German recluse Cornelius Gurlitt’s ‘Nazi art trove’ bigger than first thought; Pieces found in Salzburg German recluse Cornelius Gurlitt’s ‘Nazi art trove’ bigger than first thought; Pieces found in Salzburg

MUNICH (AFP).- Around another 60 artworks, including pieces by Monet and Renoir, have come to light at the Austrian home of an elderly German recluse whose earlier discovered art... [Read Full Article]


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Design & Architecture

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban receives the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize Japanese architect Shigeru Ban receives the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize

CHICAGO, IL.- Shigeru Ban will receive the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize. Tom Pritzker, Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the prize, made the announcement today. Shigeru Ban, a Tokyo-born, 56-year-old architect with offices in Tokyo, Paris and New York, is rare in the field of architecture. He designs elegant, innovative work for private clients,... [Read Full Article]


Most complete exhibition ever devoted to Le Corbusier opens at CaixaForum Barcelona Most complete exhibition ever devoted to Le Corbusier opens at CaixaForum Barcelona

BARCELONA.- Architect, city planner, painter, interior designer, writer, editor, photographer and amateur film-maker. Le Corbusier was a multidisciplinary artist who amazed the world with his creative power and unconventional ideas. Through 215 objects illustrating the full dimensions of his creative processes, the exhibition Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes explores... [Read Full Article]


Exhibition explores the role that Grup R played in the modern aesthetic in Catalan culture Exhibition explores the role that Grup R played in the modern aesthetic in Catalan culture

BARCELONA.- The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona presents Motor of Modernity. Grup R. Architecture, Art and Design, an exhibition that examines the impact of this group’s activities in the consolidation of modernity in Catalan architecture, art and design after the Civil War. The buildings designed by members of Grup R. have now become valuable examples of the modern... [Read Full Article]


Kunsthal in Rotterdam opens exhibition on the astonishing story of women’s shoe design Kunsthal in Rotterdam opens exhibition on the astonishing story of women’s shoe design

ROTTERDAM.- The Kunsthal Rotterdam reveals the astonishing story of women’s shoe design from 1900 to the present during the Spring of 2014. “S.H.O.E.S” – Sexy Heels Or Easy Sandals – exhibits more than 500 shoes created by celebrated designers such as André Perugia and Salvatore Ferragamo, international “stars” Manolo Blahnik and Christian... [Read Full Article]


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Multimedia Art

Major new multi-media installation by Richard Mosse opens at Foam in Amsterdam Major new multi-media installation by Richard Mosse opens at Foam in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM.- Foam presents The Enclave by Richard Mosse, a major new multi-media installation which represented Ireland at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale... [Read Full Article]


University of Chicago’s Logan Center Exhibitions presents exhibition of Chinese artist Yang Fudong University of Chicago’s Logan Center Exhibitions presents exhibition of Chinese artist Yang Fudong

CHICAGO, IL.- The University of Chicago’s Logan Center Exhibitions presents a rare solo exhibition of the Chinese film-based artist Yang Fudong (杨福东), one of the preeminent... [Read Full Article]


Ed Atkins’ first institutional solo show in Switzerland opens at Kunsthalle Zurich Ed Atkins’ first institutional solo show in Switzerland opens at Kunsthalle Zurich

ZURICH.- In his work, which includes videos, video installations, texts and drawings, British artist Ed Atkins (born 1982, lives and works in London) explores the virtuality of our... [Read Full Article]


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Education & Research

Cleveland Museum of Art receives $10 million gift enabling museum to build on mission and core principles Cleveland Museum of Art receives $10 million gift enabling museum to build on mission and core principles

CLEVELAND, OH.- The Cleveland Museum of Art announces a $10 million gift by an anonymous donor that will further strengthen the hallmarks of the museum’s guiding vision: scholarship,... [Read Full Article]


Provenance researchers in Munich continue the work of the Monuments Men Provenance researchers in Munich continue the work of the Monuments Men

MUNICH.- The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen are pursuing their duty to examine their holdings according to the standards and recommendations defined in the common declaration... [Read Full Article]


Physicists at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics resolve the enigma of a painting by “Léger” Physicists at the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics resolve the enigma of a painting by “Léger”

VENICE.- In the early 1970s the authenticity of a painting that had been acquired by the American collector Peggy Guggenheim as by Fernand Léger was made questionable when a friend,... [Read Full Article]


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Artifacts & Decorative Arts

Cité du Cinéma in Paris offers an interactive journey into the world of Star Wars Cité du Cinéma in Paris offers an interactive journey into the world of Star Wars

PARIS.- Presented for the first time in Europe, the STAR WARS Identities exhibition proposes an interactive journey into the world of the saga in a unique location: the Cité du Cinéma.... [Read Full Article]


Exhibition of new ceramic works by Lynda Benglis opens at Cheim & Read in New York Exhibition of new ceramic works by Lynda Benglis opens at Cheim & Read in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Cheim & Read announces an exhibition of new ceramic works by Lynda Benglis. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1941, Lynda Benglis moved to New York City in the... [Read Full Article]


Works by de Blaas, Meeker and impressive decorative arts achieve second hghest sale in Clars history Works by de Blaas, Meeker and impressive decorative arts achieve second hghest sale in Clars history

OAKLAND, CA.- On Sunday, November 10, 2013, Clars Auction Gallery hosted what was anticipated to be a very strong sale and indeed it was. Realizing $2.1 million for the two-day event,... [Read Full Article]


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Opinion & Experiences

The Procuress: Fake or Mistake? Painting Featured in the Third Episode of BBC One’s Fake or Fortune The Procuress: Fake or Mistake? Painting Featured in the Third Episode of BBC One’s Fake or Fortune

LONDON.- The Procuress, the painting featured in the third episode of BBC One’s Fake or Fortune, went on view to the public at The Courtauld Gallery, London, on Monday 4 July... [Read Full Article]


“The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt Named Most Romantic Oil Painting for Valentine’s Day 2011 “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt Named Most Romantic Oil Painting for Valentine’s Day 2011

WICHITA, KAN.- The popular online art gallery overstockArt.com, published today its official Top 10 list of most romantic oil paintings for Valentine’s Day 2011. Topping the chart... [Read Full Article]


Any one got a spare two grand

The following email was received by me, It come from a London based gallery, and I feel that it indicates the desperate times we as artists are going through, I would very much appreciate... [Read Full Article]


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