Ulla in Black Hat, 2010 Alex Katz (American, born in 1927) Printed by: Robert Blanton and Steven Sangenario, Brand X Editions, Inc., New York.  Published by: Robert Blanton and Christine Neptune, Brand X Editions, Inc., New York.  Screenprint.  Promised Gift of Alex Katz.  © 2012 Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.  Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Alex Katz Prints

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • April 28 - July 29, 2012
www.mfa.org
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

Alex Katz’s bold portraits and lyrical landscapes are among the most recognizable images of contemporary art. Quintessentially American and characterized by cool detachment, his works spark a dialogue between abstraction and representation. In celebration of the 60-year career of Katz (born 1927), and the promised gift of an archive of the artist’s prints from the 1960s to today, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will present Alex Katz Prints, on view from April 28 through July 29 in the Ann and Graham Gund Gallery. This retrospective—conceived and drawn from the collection of the Albertina Graphic Collection in Vienna, which received the gift of a major Katz print archive—will showcase approximately 125 works. Included among them will be portraits of Ada, Katz’s wife and longtime muse, family members, and figures from the worlds of art and culture; landscapes of Maine; portfolios; and illustrated books of poetry. In Boston, additional works from the MFA’s collection and promised archive will be included, and a special highlight will be Rush (1971), a series of 37 paintings given by Katz to the MFA in 2011, which will make its Boston debut during the exhibition.

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Andrea Zittel, Wall Sprawl #6 (Between Enterprise and Henderson), 2011 (installation view).  Inkjet on J15 Blueback paper, dimensions variable.  Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.  © Andrea Zittel.
  • October 20, 2014
  • St. Louis, Missouri

Teacher Workshop: Encountering the City

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

St. Louis, Missouri

http://www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu/events/workshops/9938

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Tōsei Gusoku armor with multi-colored lacing and flesh-colored cuirass, Edo period, 18th century.  Iron, lacquer, gold, boar fur, and boar bristle.
  • October 21, 2014 - January 4, 2015
  • Katonah, New York

Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor

Katonah Museum of Art

Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, New York

katonahmuseum.org

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Costume institute
  • October 21, 2014 - February 1, 2015
  • New York, New York

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

www.metmuseum.org

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Messum's
  • October 22 - November 15, 2014
  • London, United Kingdom

Peter Brown En Route: London to Paris

Messum's

MEssum's
8 Cork St.
London, United Kingdom

http://www.messums.com/

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This original painting by Charles Sprague Pearce (Am., 1851-1914), titled Woman With Grapes, is expected to bring $40,000-$60,000 at the Oct.  23 sale.
  • October 23, 2014
  • Milford, Connecticut

Shannon's Fine Art Auction, Oct. 23rd in Milford, Conn.

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
354 Woodmont Road
Milford, Connecticut

http://www.shannons.com

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William Vareika of William Vareika Fine Arts (RI) speaking with Dr.  Elliot Bostwick-Davis, Chair, Art of the Americas, MFA Boston, and Malcolm Rogers, Director, MFA Boston at The Ellis Boston Antiques Show Gala.
  • October 23-26, 2014
  • Boston, Massachusetts

Ellis Boston Antiques Show

Fusco & Four/Ventures, LLC

Cyclorama
539 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts

www.BostonArtFairs.com

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No, this isn't a photo of the Brooklyn Bridge, it's a painting of it, done by the renowned photo-realist Richard Estes (est.  $40,000-$60,000).
  • October 23, 2014
  • Milford, Connecticut

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers

Shannon's Fine Art Auctioneers
354 Woodmont Road
Milford, Connecticut

http://www.shannons.com

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Jorge Pardo, "Untitled (Sea Urchin)," 2012.  Aluminum, molded Plexiglas, canvas, electrical cords, light bulb.  SBMA, Museum Purchase with funds provided by The Museum Contemporaries and the 20th Century Art Quasi Endowment Fund.
  • October 23, 2014
  • Santa Barbara, California

Curator's Choice Lecture: Jorge Pardo

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, California

www.sbma.net

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Vandeuren Galleries from Los Angeles will exhibit two solid walnut wood chairs, circa 1690, Louis XIV, covered with 17th century tapestry at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
  • October 23-26, 2014
  • San Francisco, California

San Francisco Fall Antiques Show

This Year's Theme: The Rush of Gold: Precious Metals in Art and Antiques

Fort Mason Center
Festival Pavilion
San Francisco, California

http://www.sffas.org/

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  • October 24-25, 2014
  • Winterthur, Delaware

The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, Delaware

www.winterthur.org

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This is one of three different 1934-D Federal Reserve Note specimens with zero serial numbers in the auction.
  • October 25 - November 4, 2014
  • Fort Lee, New Jersey

Archives International Auctions

Archives International Auctions

Archives Internarional Auctions
1580 Lemoine Avenue
Fort Lee, New Jersey

http://www.archivesinternational.com

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Detailed view of Edith's wedding dress.  Cosprop Ltd., London.  All Rights Reserved.
Costumes of Downton Abbey
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
March 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Winterthur, Delaware
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