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"Wildbirds Among Branches" 2008, ink on paper, 15 x 20 inches

Inigo Online

Posted: June 09, 2017 17:28 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

https://inigoonline.com/ https://inigoonline.com/2017/04/20/featured-artist-dmitry-borshch/ The drawings belong to two related series, first of which I describe thus, "'Exiled from Truth: Nine Allegories by Dmitry Borshch' is the title under which some allegorical pictures are collected, possibly more than nine: the series continues to develop. They are united by color, style, and technique, so I view them as a homogeneous collection of drawings. Allegory, drawn or written, is a product of that mind which regards truth as existing-in-absence: it does exist yet is absent from our view. A...


Pilgrimage: Ink and White Space

Posted: June 09, 2017 17:06 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

http://archive.is/trz8f A little over three years ago, I attended an ekphrastic workshop at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. It was organized by Letras Latinas and inspired by the exhibit, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.” The exhibit and workshop traveled to other cities, letting the poets study, view, and then write poems inspired by the art, which went on to be published in several literary magazines. Fred Arroyo’s “Patio Dreams” is a product of this workshop and the collaborative spirit that brought together different communities and writers across the country. Eve...


Jervis McEntee (1828–1891) Summer Hills, Hunter Mountain, 1867 Oil on canvas laid down on board 10 3/8 x 7 ½ inches Dated lower right: Sept.  67

Questroyal Fine Art’s Eighth Annual Summer Sale

Posted: June 06, 2017 10:29 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

As the temperatures outside finally begin to heat up in earnest and we enter summer in full swing, we welcome the start of one of our most anticipated events with Questroyal Fine Art’s eighth annual summer sale. Over the next two months, a selection of paintings by prominent American artists will be offered near or below cost, providing collectors with a rare opportunity to acquire important American paintings at a substantial value. As one of the few major galleries that owns the paintings it sells, Questroyal Fine Art is in a unique position to provide discounted prices on a selectio...


Anne Ryan, The Quest, 1945, woodcut on black paper

CLOSING THIS WEEK: INNOVATION AND ABSTRACTION

Posted: May 28, 2017 13:07 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

CLOSING WEDNESDAY, MAY 31. Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17 is on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, through Wednesday, May 31. This exhibition was shown at the Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton, NY, in 2016. Dr. Christina Weyl, selected eight artists from the more than ninety women who worked at the New York Atelier 17 between 1940 and 1955. For each she selected intaglio prints indicative of their Atelier experience as well as an additional piece in another medium: paintings for MINNA CITRON and ALICE TRUMBULL MASON, stri...


Howard Daum, Combat, 1947, intaglio, final state

The Bombing of Guernica, 1937

Posted: April 26, 2017 12:13 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

It would have been market day eighty years ago today in the small Basque town of Guernica when it was bombed by the German Luftwaffe and the Italian Aeronautica Militare. It was the first deliberate targeting of civilians by a military air force in the history of the world.   The number of dead was probably around 300 with scores of people, and as Picasso reminded us, animals, horribly injured, and the town destroyed. Within three months Pablo Picasso made a monumental work that continues to haunt us today.   Picasso’s painting, while under the protection of the Museum of Modern Ar...


Anne Ryan, Collage, 1951

ANNE RYAN COLLAGE WEEK!

Posted: April 16, 2017 11:49 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Collages by Anne Ryan (1889-1954) date from the last five or six years of her short artistic career and for that matter, of her life. Right now they are having a moment. The piece shown here, dated 1951 and made on Douglas Howell paper, is currently on view at Rutgers University’s Zimmerli Art Museum in Innovation and Abstraction: Women Artists and Atelier 17, through May 31. It is more cubist grid than expressionist composition like those on view in the Museum of Modern Art’s Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction, on view through August 13. In his New York Times review o...


Mary DeNeale Morgan (1868 - 1948) "Cypress Trees, Carmel" Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches AVAILABLE NOW

Early California Painters of the Monterey Peninsula

Posted: April 13, 2017 15:08 Last Updated: | The Editorial Staff at William A. Karges Fine Art

By Rob Pierce, Associate Director, William A. Karges Fine Art, Santa Monica Since the beginning of the 20th century, the climactic landscape of the Monterey Peninsula has attracted artists from around the world, eager to try their hand at capturing the spirit of the dramatic shoreline. Over the ensuing century, hundreds of artists produced thousands of works, each a unique interpretation of the region’s natural beauty. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the region was inundated with musicians, writers, painters and other artists who established an artist colony after th...


COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET - Volume 196

Posted: April 10, 2017 09:48 Last Updated: | Alyssa Rehs

COMMENTS ON THE ART MARKET April 1, 2017 Volume 196   Upcoming Exhibitions San Francisco Rehs Contemporary will be exhibiting at the 7th edition of Art Market San Francisco.  On view will be a robust selection of work by many of our artists. The VIP preview is: Thursday, April 27 from 6 – 10 pm. General Show hours are: Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 pm. We have several VIP passes … please email us if you would like one, or two! New York City Our gallery exhibition – Skin & Tonic – will open on Thursday, May 4th, from 5:00 – 9:00 pm.  ...


Peggy Bacon, Low Tide (Wellfleet, MA)

PEGGY BACON AND CLARE LEIGHTON FEATURED IN PROVINCETOWN

Posted: April 09, 2017 16:17 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

 Down the Road: Wellfleet Printmakers from the 20th Century is on view at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA, from April 7 through May 21, 2017. It’s a wide reaching show with exceptional examples of work by Clare Leighton and including many of the actual woodblocks for her 1954 book, Where Land Meets Sea – The Enduring Cape Cod, jewels in themselves. Leighton’s print of the Oyster Houses, 1948 (and my new favorite of hers), is paired with a related preparatory drawing, as well as Peggy Bacon’s Low Tide, 1952, Albert Edel’s extremely scarce Oyster Shacks, and eve...


"Bush-Maliki News Conference.  Baghdad, December 2008" 2009, ink on paper, 42 x 26 inches

Literary scholar John Maynard and artist Dmitry Borshch in conversation on art

Posted: March 29, 2017 18:43 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

Scholar of English literature John Maynard, PhD, is the author of Browning's Youth (Harvard University Press, 1976), Charlotte Bronte and Sexuality (Cambridge University Press, 1984), Victorian Discourses on Sexuality and Religion (Cambridge University Press, 1993), Browning Re-Viewed (Peter Lang, 1998), Literary Intention, Literary Interpretation, and Readers (Broadview Press, 2009), and other works. Here are 4 questions and answers from his conversation with Dmitry Borshch: One more on theme: "The Good Arab?" seems to me both a stereotype and an attempt to rethink a stereotype. Do yo...


Thomas Hart Benton, The Race (also titled Homeward Bound), 1942

Depression-Era American Art at the Royal Academy

Posted: March 27, 2017 15:36 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Work by Thomas Hart Benton is featured in America After the Fall: Painting in the 1930s, at The Royal Academy of Arts, London, through June 4.   Above is Benton’s lithograph The Race (also titled Homeward Bound), of 1942. In the Creekmore Fath print catalogue raisonné there's a note by Benton that horses galloped with steam engines but not with diesels. A member of Associated American Artists’ 'Triumvirate of American Regionalism' along with John Steuart Curry and Grant Wood, Benton was a painter, muralist, and printmaker. His America Today mural series of 1930-31 is at the Metro...


"The Budding Patriarch" 2009, ink on paper, 33 x 33 inches

Ways of drawing: philosopher Patrick Maynard and artist Dmitry Borshch in conversation on art

Posted: March 15, 2017 19:23 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

Patrick Maynard describes his work thus: "Most of my publications and talks concern the nature, function, and perception of pictorial representations and similar expressive forms. They are theoretical, but argued from 'real world' engagement with things that matter to people, from the prehistoric to our own times. These discussions not only feature a broad variety of illustrations, but, as 'substantive' philosophy, are typically based on them. They are of interest not only to philosophers but also to artists, art critics and historians." Dr. Maynard is the author of Drawing Distinctions (C...


"Koch – Mayor of the City of New York"

Fourth anniversary of Ed Koch's passing

Posted: March 15, 2017 18:15 Last Updated: | Regina Khidekel, PhD

"Ed Koch loved graphic art. He saw my drawings in May of 2011, invited me to his law office, Bryan Cave LLP, and posed for "Koch – Mayor of the City of New York". About four months later the portrait was finished and I invited him to look at it. He was pleased, "I love the blue lines! This drawing looks like me."" RACC artist Dmitry Borshch "Koch – Mayor of the City of New York" 2011, ink on paper, 50 x 27 inches http://archive.is/uPgcs


Ben Shahn, Four Freedoms, 1941

WEST COAST REVIEW

Posted: February 11, 2017 13:07 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

We’re back from the West Coast fairs. The Portland Fine Print Fair (January 28 and 29) coincided with the museum’s Constructing Identity show of African-American Art with work by Elizabeth Catlett. Of course, it’s wonderful to have a museum as a sponsor and the curators frequented the show: Mary Chapin included our collection in her Sunday tour and her Curator’s Choice was Peggy Bacon’s The Vain Pleasures; Sara Krajewski’s Choice was Ben Shahn’s Four Freedoms with Franklin Roosevelt. Traveling north to south, Portland was followed by the Los Angeles Fine Print Fair at Bonhams, February 4 a...


Charles Bullet Ohio River Valley watercolor.

Charles Bullet: Visions of Kentucky and Florida

Posted: January 31, 2017 11:40 Last Updated: | Warren Payne

Charles Bullet, an Ohio Valley School artist, was born in Cincinnati in 1860 but lived much of his life across the Ohio River in Campbell County, Kentucky.  He was a winter resident of the Fort Myers, Florida, area and is as well-known for his early Florida paintings as for his work along the Ohio in Kentucky and Indiana.   His father, Charles Bullett (the son dropped the last “t”), was a sculptor and stoneworker who worked in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati but eventually moved the family to Louisville, Kentucky, where he was  a partner in Muldoon, Bullett & Co. (the enterprise s...


Helen LaFrance's memory paintings document her life as an African-American woman.

Helen LaFrance: Insider outsider

Posted: January 27, 2017 10:37 Last Updated: | Warren Payne

Helen LaFrance (b. 1919) has been an artist since her childhood on her family’s farm in her native Graves County, Kentucky. She is considered a self-taught memory painter, a category in so-called naïve or outsider art, and she also makes quilts and other textiles, animal carvings and dolls. Her works are in the collections of media mogul Oprah Winfrey and artist Red Grooms, as well as many institutions including the Van Nelle collection of tobacco art in Holland. She has been exhibited all over the Commonwealth of Kentucky, from Mayfield to Murray to Owensboro to Bowling Green, and in N...


Harry Sternberg, Subway Construction (NYC), 1927

CELEBRATING THE NEW SECOND AVENUE SUBWAY

Posted: January 03, 2017 09:51 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

Ninety years after Harry Sternberg’s etching Subway Construction, 1927, the three new stations of New York City’s Second Avenue Subway opened to the public on January 1, 2017.   Bravo to the MTA for meeting the deadline. Its most northern stop, the 96th Street Station, is the turn-around point for the Q train.   The Abe Blashko drawing of the musicians at the Union Square Station always makes me wonder if that’s supposed to be me in the blue outfit. He knew waiting for a train with those guys would make me crazy.      


Dorothy Dehner, Skating, 1953

The Art of the Card, Holiday Designs by Artists

Posted: January 02, 2017 08:58 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

November 23 through February 5, 2017 The Art of the Card, Holiday Designs by Artists Allentown Art Museum Works by Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Wanda Gág, Stanley William Hayter, Fannie Hillsmith, Alicia Legg, and Betty Waldo Parish, are on view in The Art of the Card, Holiday Designs by Artists, at the Allentown Art Museum, through February 5, 2017. It’s a wonderful show. In an exhibition heavy on Atelier 17 inspired works (Hayter was a strong advocate of this tradition) the Hillsmiths are downright delightful! Dehner's Skating (and three or four other seasonal titles), is an eng...


On Park Avenue near 20th Street, Miami

Last Day at INK Miami

Posted: December 04, 2016 10:26 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

December 4, 2016: Last Day at INK Miami It’s been a terrific time with a steady stream of visitors, from eager and/or blasé high schoolers, to hard-core curators, to gallerists fueling their own habits. Peggy Bacon, Will Barnet, William Baziotes, Howard Daum, and Karl Schrag, all especially drew interest. The days began with coffee on the front porch of 156 as colleagues arrived to ‘open the shop.’ Maybe this is what small town main streets used to be like? Our back door lead to a corner store with exotic juices and hot lunches. No need to go into the fierce baby gecko encounte...


Review of Flint Trip

Posted: November 26, 2016 15:45 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

We’re just back from the Print Fair at the Flint Institute of Arts. Our thanks to all who made it a success, especially curator Tracee Glab, director John B. Henry, and registrar and resident problem-solver Peter Ott, and including museum guards, front desk, gift shop, and café staff as well. Flint is a fascinating and charming city on the nineteenth century Saginaw Trail, on the Flint River, about 65 miles northwest of Detroit. Beginning with fur trading in 1819, then lumber production, Flint became “Vehicle City” through the making of carriages. In 1908 General Motors was formed in h...


Stanley William Hayter, (Abstraction: Six Vignettes), 1944

SYRACUSE PRINT FAIR

Posted: September 22, 2016 10:35 Last Updated: | Susan Teller

This weekend: Syracuse University Print Fair in conjunction with the exhibition About Prints: The Legacy of STANLEY WILLIAM HAYTER   In addition to prints and drawings by HAYTER we’ll feature work by MINNA CITRON, HOWARD DAUM, DOROTHY DEHNER, SUE FULLER, PETER GRIPPE, FANNIE HILLSMITH, KETT, FRANZ KLINE, ALICE TRUMBULL MASON, ANNE RYAN, LOUIS SCHANKER, and KARL SCHRAG.   Shaffer Art Building Syracuse University, Main Campus   Friday, September 23, Noon to 6 PM Saturday: September 24, Noon to 6 PM Sunday, September 25, Noon to 4 PM   There will also be a Sy...


Important American Paintings, Volume XVII: Enduring Hardbound, 108 pages, 42 color plates

Important American Paintings, Volume XVII: Enduring

Posted: September 13, 2016 08:29 Last Updated: | Louis M. Salerno, Owner

Important American Paintings, Volume XVII: Enduring Hardbound, 108 pages, 42 color plates   New York (September 7, 2016) - Questroyal Fine Art’s anticipated Important American Paintings, Volume XVII: Enduring is now available by request. This hardcover, 108-page catalogue features forty-two color plates by some of the most important nineteenth- and twentieth-century painters, with examples ranging from masterpieces of the Hudson River School to American modernism. But as gallery owner Louis M. Salerno assures, “You do not have to be an expert to appreciate these paintings; in fact, y...


An 1882 Botto oil of the Venetian lagoon.

Botto's up

Posted: September 06, 2016 12:42 Last Updated: | Warren Payne

Louisville, Kentucky, native John Bartholomew Botto (1842-1910) was one of the earliest Ohio Valley Tonalists. His works are few and far between, even in his native state. We know the Speed Art Museum has four, including two of the best we’ve seen, and Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, in Lexington, Kentucky, has at least two. We’ve seen a large riverscape in a private collection –  and we once saw a small harbor painting loose on the market. Not many Louisville artists die in their country home outside Paris, leaving an estate of $150,000 to $200,000 ($4,000,000 in current cash) – and a b...


Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel "Indian Summer" SOLD

The Secret Life of Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel

Posted: July 08, 2016 16:17 Last Updated: | The Editorial Staff at William A. Karges Fine Art

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” - Francis Bacon The curse of the art historian is to be forever asking questions. Where? When? How? But every so often (and generally at the most frustrating moment), we find ourselves faced with an informational hollow, a query to which there are no search results. Such it is with the enigmatic painter whom the world has come to know as Marion Kavanagh Wachtel. Records on the artist’s exhibition history, educational background, family, and ouvre are fairly extensive; information on her personal life, however, is not. W...


“Pets We Love 2” in support of the ASPCA

Posted: June 01, 2016 08:16 Last Updated: | Edward Burke

“Pets We Love 2” Art-Competition.net: Announces a call for entries for “Pets We Love 2” for a second year supporting the ASPCA. Up to 18 artists will be selected for a group exhibit, “Pets We Love 2” at Gallery 25N's online gallery. We are proud to present “Pets We Love 2” for a second year in support of the ASPCA and its mission to save lives. To learn more, visit: aspca.org. Theme: "Pets We Love” - Pets are an important part of life for many individuals and families, and are caring companions that we love, and can range from the exotic to the domestic. Their relationship to us is ...


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