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Roger Hayward (1899-1979), Los Angeles Stock Exchange, façade, ca.  1929, Samuel E.  Lunden, architect, John & Donald Parkinson, consulting architects, Gouache on board, 39 x 25 1/2 inches.  © Courtesy of Dr.  James and Mrs.  Miriam Kramer, 2018.  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Fall Exhibition to Explore Extraordinary Architectural Past of L.A.

Released: May 09, 2018

Documenting one of the most creative and influential periods in Southern California architecture, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens this fall presents “Architects of a Golden Age: Highlights from The Huntington’s Southern California Architecture Collection.” The exhibition will be on view in the West Hall of the Library from Oct. 6, 2018 to Jan. 21, 2019. About 20 carefully selected original drawings and plans depicting elegant, powerful, whimsical, and iconic buildings will tease out the story of a place and time (1920 to 1940) that was ripe for architectura...

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Chapel of the Crucifix, San Miniato al Monte, Florence, Italy

San Miniato Basilica Celebrates 1000th Anniversary with Restoration of 15th c. Chapel

Released: May 03, 2018

The basilica of San Miniato al Monte, a Romanesque masterpiece established a thousand years ago as a basilica by Bishop Ildebrando, celebrates its millennial anniversary with the meticulous restoration of its Chapel of the Crucifix. The project was funded by the Friends of Florence, a nonprofit devoted to cultural heritage preservation in Florence, Italy. Friends of Florence celebrates its 20th anniversary this year having funded hundreds of restoration projects in Florence and the Tuscan region thus far. Designed by Michelozzo and completed in 1448, the Chapel of the Crucifix features a...


David Hockney, Celia Observing

HOCKNEY, CLOSE & KATZ: CONTEMPORARY MASTERS OF PORTRAITURE AT CLARKE’S APRIL 22ND AUCTION

Released: April 12, 2018

Clarke’s April 22nd auction is highlighted by a single owner collection of contemporary prints and paintings by such renowned artists as Jim Dine, David Hockney, Alex Katz, Chuck Close and Robert Vickery. Works by distinguished 19th and early 20th century American and European artists round out the sale. Of note is David Hockney’s Celia Observing, a rare 1976 color etching and aquatint ($6,000/$9,000), depicting the fabric designer Celia Birtwell with an intense gaze, seated before a large portrait. Celia, Hockney’s long-time muse, is perhaps most famously portrayed in the large-scale do...


The front entrance of the Chrysler Museum of Art as seen from The Hague Inlet.

Chrysler Museum Planning 2019 Jefferson/Palladio Exhibition

Released: April 09, 2018

The Chrysler Museum of Art has been awarded a $40,000 Art Works planning grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant will support the upcoming exhibition Jefferson and Palladio: Designing Young America.  Scheduled to open in October 2019, the traveling exhibition will be the first in the United States to tell the story of how Thomas Jefferson adapted the architectural ideals and values of Andrea Palladio to the needs of the young republic and its new social order.   “The Chrysler Museum is fortunate to receive this competitive grant that will allow us to partner wit...

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110 East 76th Street

$51m NYC Mansion Gets Top Designers' Touch for Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Released: April 05, 2018

Internationally-recognized Kips Bay Decorator Show House, hosted by premier youth organization Kips Bay Boy & Girls Club, lands in the Upper East Side and claims 110 East 76th Street as its 2018 location. “The 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House is exactly the kind of space our renowned team of designers needs,” says Show House Chair and celebrated interior designer Bunny Williams. “It’s the perfect landscape for transformation and we are eager to share the Show House with the public and designers alike to raise essential funding for New York City’s youth.” The town house, which is ...


Casein paint, ink and pencil on board by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962), titled Palma de Mallorca Street Scene, signed and dated 1956 (est.  $6,000-$9,000).

Spanish street scene by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962) will headline Bruneau & Co.'s April 14th auction

Released: April 04, 2018

CRANSTON, R.I. – A wonderful selection of exterior architectural antiques and fine artworks that include a Spanish street scene by Ludwig Bemelmans (Fr./Am., 1898-1962), will headline Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers’ 356-lot Antiques & Fine Art Estate Auction on Saturday, April 14th, online and in the Bruneau & Co. gallery at 63 Fourth Avenue in Cranston, at 11 am Eastern time.   Internet bidding will be made available through Bidlive.Bruneauandco.com, Invaluable.com, LiveAuctioneers.com and Bidsquare.com. Phone and absentee (left) bids will also be accepted. Previews will be hel...


Lorie Novak Doorway Shadows, n.d.  Color photograph Gift of Arthur J.  Goodwin

SJMA Explores the House in Contemporary Art in The House Imaginary

Released: April 03, 2018

In a new exhibition at the San José Museum of Art, artists use the idea of the single-family house to explore memory, identity, and belonging. The House Imaginary, on view April 20, 2018, through August 19, 2018, comprises 45 international works in a variety of media from the 1970s to the present. It explores the house as an architectural and psychological space resonant in discussions around immigration, urban planning, and other social issues. The exhibition includes favorites from the Museum’s permanent collection by Mildred Howard, Bill Owens, and Clare Rojas; new acquisitions by Tabai...


Bauhaus Dessau ©Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Photograph: Yvonne Tenschert, 2011

Getty Foundation's Keeping It Modern Grant Preserves Architectural Heritage Worldwide

Released: March 26, 2018

The Getty Foundation last year gave $1.66 million in architectural conservation grants to twelve significant 20th century buildings as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. Among 2017’s most recognizable projects is Germany’s Bauhaus Building, the revered Dessau structure designed by architect Walter Gropius, who incorporated design features that would ultimately become synonymous with modern architecture around the world. Since its inception in 2014, Keeping It Modern has supported 45 international conservation projects that collectively point to the importance of research and plannin...


Come One, Come All, to the World's Fair!

Released: March 29, 2018

Once again, Gray’s auctioneers is proud to host a wide variety of memorabilia and collectibles from the historic World’s Fair exhibitions, with another slew of souvenirs and curiosities from the 1939 “World of Tomorrow” New York Exhibition in particular.  This particular expo famously featured the monumental Trylon and Perisphere, two large modernist buildings connected by what was at the time the world’s longest escalator.  While the buildings themselves were unfortunately broken down to be turned into artillery shells during World War II, their legacy lives on in their depiction across a...


HGTV's Taniya Nayak hosts a panel on kitchen design as part of the 5th Annual Boston Design Week.

5th Annual Boston Design Week Offers 70+ Events, Calendar Now Online

Released: March 28, 2018

Boston, MA - Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide design festival, returns for its fifth year April 4 – April 15, 2018 featuring a dazzling array of programs and events across the design spectrum. This year’s theme is “Now, New, Next!” which highlights current, new, and future design in all design arenas. All programs, events and exhibitions are open to the public and most are free of charge, but most require an RSVP. The full calendar of events is now available at www.BostonDesignWeek.com. Boston Design Week launches Wednesday, April 4 with five kick-off events in five different locati...


Karl Gasslander, Provincetown Road, c.1935, Oil on canvas, 18-1/4 x 22-1/8 inches

New Show: AD20/21 HOME April 12-15 Features 40 Exhibitors plus Special Guests as Culmination of 5th Annual Boston Design Week

Released: March 21, 2018

Co-Producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the new AD20/20 HOME takes place April 12 – 15, 2018 as the culminating event of the 5th Annual Boston Design Week. The show will open with a Gala Preview on Thursday, April 12 to celebrate Boston Design Week and benefit the American Society of Interior Designers (ASIDNE) Scholarship Fund. Celebrated Boston architect Maurice N. Finegold, FAIA will receive the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gala. Weekend hours are Friday 1pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. Tickets are $15, under 12 free, and include admi...


2018 Isamu Noguchi Award Goes to Industrial Designer Naoto Fukasawa and Landscape Designer Edwina von Gal

Released: March 02, 2018

The Noguchi Museum has selected industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa and landscape designer Edwina von Gal as recipients of the 2018 Isamu Noguchi Award, given to individuals who share Noguchi’s spirit of innovation, global consciousness, and commitment to East/West cultural exchange. Known for designs that are at once simple and poetic, Tokyo-based Naoto Fukasawa has designed a variety of objects, ranging from precision electronic equipment to furniture, interior spaces, and more. A graduate of Tama Art University, in 1989 Fukasawa moved to the United States, where he was impressed by I...


World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean, Prita Meier and Allyson Purpura, eds., 2018.  © Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois on behalf of Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum Publishes World on the Horizon Catalogue

Released: February 28, 2018

Krannert Art Museum (KAM, kam.illinois.edu) has recently published an edited, multi-authored catalogue in conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean at the University of Illinois (illinois.edu). The 384-page volume is edited by the co-curators of the exhibition—Allyson Purpura, senior curator and curator of global African art at KAM, and Prita Meier, assistant professor of Art History at New York University. Focusing on eastern and central Africa and the western Indian Ocean world, the catalogue’s eighteen essays offer compel...


Preliminary rendering of the Hammer’s new corner entrance at Wilshire and Westwood, courtesy Michael Maltzan Architecture

Hammer Museum Announces $180 Million Capital Campaign to Support Major Multi-year Transformation

Released: February 22, 2018

Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin announced today that the ambitious multi‑year project to renovate, expand, and transform the Los Angeles institution has taken a major step forward with the public launch of a $180 million capital campaign. The announcement coincides with a lead gift of $30 million from L.A. philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick—the largest in the museum’s history. In recognition of this generous gift, the Hammer’s building will be dedicated as the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Cultural Center. “Art has long inspired Stewart and me in a profound and meaningful way,” sa...


Ellsworth Kelly's Austin

Ellsworth Kelly's Final Work, His Only Building, Debuts in Austin

Released: February 20, 2018

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin raised $23 million to fabricate and endow Ellsworth Kelly's Austin, the late artist's only building, a Romanesque-style church lit with rainbow-hued glass windows. Coninciding with the building's opening last weekend, the exhibition "Form into Spirit: Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin" (February 18 – April 29, 2018) explores the conceptual origins of Kelly's last work, a 2,715-square-foot freestanding building named for the city in which it resides. Kelly died in 2015. Curated by Carter E. Foster, the Blanton’s Deputy Director for C...


Vagabond Antiques A Parliament of Owls

BATH DECORATIVE ANTIQUES FAIR 9-11 MARCH 2018 TRADE PREVIEW 8 MARCH

Released: February 14, 2018

After 29 years, the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair 9-11 March 2018, trade preview 8 March, is still the leading regional event to beat, where rustic to refined ultra-relevant stylish English Country House style,  Mid Century design, industrial chic, Swedish period painted furniture, period portraits and perennially fashionable crusty iron garden furniture will rub shoulders with decorative staples of the 80s and 90s now back in demand by a new and younger audience – French marble top chocolatiers’ tables, elaborate brass and steel bakers’ racks, buffets and armoires in fruitwood, huge pine ...


Appliqué depicting the Sun God Usil, Etruscan, 500 - 475 B.C.  Italy, made in Vulci.  Bronze.  H: 20 cm (7 7/8 in.) The J.  Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California

J. Paul Getty Museum Acquires Bronze of Etruscan Sun God Usil for Revamped Getty Villa

Released: February 07, 2018

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of an early 5th-century B.C. bronze appliqué depicting the Etruscan Sun God Usil.             “This bronze appliqué that probably decorated an Etruscan chariot or funeral cart is of exceptional quality, representing the peak period of an artistic milieu in which Greek and Italic aesthetics merged to create a distinctively Etruscan style,” says Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. “Bronze statuettes and reliefs are a particular strength of the Getty’s collection of Etruscan art and the Usil appliqué’s rarity and qual...


Modernism Week Showcase Home – Moroccan Modern

Winter Destination: Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Released: January 11, 2018

Modernism Week’s signature February festival will take place February 15-25, 2018, highlighting midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. For the thirteenth year, the annual 11-day festival will feature a wide array of events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes in more than 23 neighborhoods (including the Signature Home Tour on both weekends), architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, cl...


Albert Paley Forging (Gina Taro, photographer)

SCULPTOR ALBERT PALEY SELLS ARCHIVAL WORK ON JANUARY 21 AT RAGO

Released: January 10, 2018

On January 21, 2018, Albert Paley will sell a selection of archived metalwork sculptures, furnishings and jewelry, as well as lithographs, sketches and maquettes. Composed of 60 works, this first of its kind sale, entitled “The Albert Paley Archives Part 1: Creating a Perspective” goes on the block at Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ at 11am. The catalog is online now at ragoarts.com. Exhibition from January 13 – January 21. More information available at ragoarts.com, by calling 609-397-9374 or emailing info@ragoarts.com. Estimates for several preparation drawings, and some pairs of can...


George Grant Elmslie (1871-1952) Six Leaded Glass Windows for the Henry B.  Babson House, circa 1907 (estimate: $ 15,000 - 20,000)

ICONS OF MODERN DESIGN AT BONHAMS NEW YORK

Released: December 07, 2017

New York – On December 14, the Modern Decorative Art + Design auction at Bonhams New York will be led with rare lamps by Alberto Giacometti, spectacular window panels by Frank Lloyd Wright and by George Grant Elmslie, and a selection of incredible Danish lighting design by Poul Henningsen, including an original iconic Artichoke lamp from the Langelinie Pavilion, Copenhagen.    The top lots of the sale are two sets of lamps by Alberto Giacometti, famed for his attenuated representations of the human form. These elegant lamps, a pair of Étoile bronze table lamps in one lot (estimate: $80...


Call for Events! 5th Anniversary Boston Design Week! April 4 - 15, 2018

Released: December 07, 2017

Boston, MA – A “Call for Events” has been issued for the Fifth Anniversary Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide festival taking place April 4 – 15, 2018. Non-profit organizations, professional design associations, government agencies, individual designers, businesses and designer collaborative are all invited to propose events for Boston Design Week.   Boston Design Week is honored to announce that it is now a member of World Design Weeks, an international coalition to share knowledge, resources, and best practices, fostering the exchange of products and ideas, sustainable development...


As The World Tipped, Greenwich Docklands International Festival, London © Stu Mayhew, Courtesy of Greater London Authority

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Google Arts & Culture Announce the World Cities Culture Forum Leadership Exchange Programme

Released: October 29, 2017

Partnering with the World Cities Culture Forum to Create the First City-to-City Exchange, Enabling Cities to Develop Best Practices in Advancing Cultural Projects and Shaping Public Policy Bloomberg Philanthropies and Google Arts & Culture, with the World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF), have announced a major new grant opportunity for the 35 member cities of the WCCF to learn from one another and share ideas to solve common challenges across the globe. Each city will have the chance to apply for the Leadership Exchange Programme, a unique initiative designed to extend the expertise of, ...


David Geffen

David Geffen Pledges Historic $150 Million to the Building LACMA Campaign

Released: October 04, 2017

On Oct. 4, philanthropist and entertainment executive David Geffen announced his pledge of $150 million toward LACMA's new galleries. The largest single cash gift from an individual in the museum's history, Geffen's philanthropic support also makes him the largest individual donor to the Building LACMA campaign. The new Peter Zumthor-designed building will be called the David Geffen Galleries in honor of his extraordinary gift.  David Geffen said, “I am excited to see the positive effects this new building will have on Los Angeles’s art and architectural communities. This innovative addi...


Mondrian dresses, 1965

Two Museums Debut in Honor of Fashion Legend Yves Saint Laurent

Released: September 27, 2017

Over fifteen years after the haute couture house closed, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris will open on October 3, 2017. It will be located in the legendary hôtel particulier at 5 avenue Marceau where Yves Saint Laurent spent nearly thirty years designing his collections from 1974 to 2002. The same building serves as the headquarters of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent. Across 450 m2, an ever-changing rotation of retrospective displays and temporary thematic exhibitions will present the Fondation’s rich and unique collection. The inaugural display will present approximate...


La Place Antiques French flower maket cart

Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair 13-15 October 2017

Released: September 26, 2017

The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair returns to the luxury laden Haynes International Motor Museum from 13-15 October, 2017, following a smash hit debut in October 2016 when buyers flooded in from across the country and the rest of the world! Organisers Cooper Events will welcome some brilliant new names on board, Kore Purchase, Tetbury, Bombe Interiors and Elham Antiques from Kent, Molly & Maud’s Place and Chris Holmes Decorative Antiques both Yorkshire, John Read Smith, Wales, The Archives from The Netherlands will join Bruton this year with their Folk Art, Country House furniture ...


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