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Nancy Landauer, Shattered, Mixed Media on Canvas, 30''x 24''

Reinterpretations of Popular Culture: Artworks by Nancy Landauer

Released: September 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Nancy Landauer in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist American artist Nancy Landauer creates mixed media works that are rhythmical and expressive. Landauer works with acrylic, oil pastel, and paper collage to layer her canvases with intricately con...


Iftah Geva, Life, Carbon Fiber, 20'' x 14'' x 7''

Iftah Geva: Sculptures that unite science and spirituality

Released: September 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Iftah Geva in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist To call Iftah Geva’s works lighter than air is to highlight both their effect on the viewer and their method of construction. His sculptures seem to float, defying gravity and interacting in a power...


Georges de Groot, At the Zoo - Bush, Acrylic on Canvas, 39.5''x 47.5''

Paitings by Georges de Groot: Explosion of Shapes, Depths and Colors

Released: September 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Georges de Groot in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist In Georges de Groot’s paintings, a childlike spirit and a bold approach to color and texture are combined. Working in acrylics on canvas, he creates a world in which whimsical characters are p...


Noelle Kristine, Slicin' Sand, Photograph on Hahnemühle Paper, 30''x 20''

Natural and Personal Transformations: Photographs by Noelle Christine

Released: September 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Noelle Kristine in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Noelle Kristine’s luminous photographs capture the rich texture and emotional affect of isolated landscapes. Traveling alone to remote regions around the world, she uses photography as a vehicl...


Joan Criscione, I Am Here, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48'' x 48''

Joan Criscione: Paintings from the Heart

Released: September 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Joan Criscione in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist The abstract expressionist paintings of American artist Joan Criscione often elicit an immediate emotive response in the viewer. Characterized by loose forms, muted colors, and broad brushstroke...


Heesu Choi, Wild Life-L, Acrylic on Sewing Jute, 24'' x 29''

The Neoprimitivist Images of Heesu Choi

Released: September 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Heesu Choi in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist The work of Korean artist Heesu Choi brings an entirely new perspective to classic primitivism, infusing it with a fresh vitality, passion, and intensity. The style of Choi is called neoprimitivism,...


Patricia Brintle, A Night to Remember, Acrylic on Canvas,36'' x 48''

Memories of Home: The Acrylic Paintings of Patricia Brintle

Released: September 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Patricia Brintle in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Born in Haiti, Patricia Brintle tells the story of her native island with vivid colors and a distinctive style. “My art reflects life,” she says. “A positive life full of bright vibrant colors...


Herluck Antoine Blémur, Lelagemo, Acrylic on Canvas, 30'' x 48''

Allusions and Symbols: Abstract Paintings by Herluck Antoine Blémur

Released: September 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Herluck Antoine Blémur  in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Herluck Antoine Blémur's paintings are modern-day fables filled with riotous life and piercing detail. Blémur works in acrylic, a medium that allows him to play as many vivid, matte col...


Alex Osborne, Apex, 3D Archival Digital Print on Panel, 20''x 20''

Rivers Flow, Paint Spreads: The Art of Alex Osborne

Released: September 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Alex Osborne in Breaking with Realism. The exhibition opens September 2, 2017 and runs through September 22,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, September 7 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Alex Osborne is a painter drawn to motion. His work appears to be explosive, sending projectiles of color careening outward. Osborne’s choice to pursue action is a stand against complacency, a res...


Bronze plaque by Roy Lichtenstein, titled Peace Through Chemistry, 27 inches by 46 inches (est.  $80,000-$120,000).

Works by Calder, Lichtenstein, Wyeth, Bertoia, Audubon, others at Cottone Auctions, Sept. 22-23

Released: August 25, 2017

GENESEO, N.Y. – Day 1 of Cottone Auctions’ upcoming Fine Art and Antiques Auction, slated for September 22nd and 23rd, will feature the lifetime collection of Annette McGuire Cravens, the well-known philanthropist and patron of the arts from Buffalo, N.Y. Her collection includes an outstanding Egyptian Cycladic marble head dating from 2,000 BC, with impeccable provenance.   The Cravens collection of modern design, contemporary ceramics and antiquities will fill up the Sept. 22 session; Sept. 23 will feature fine art, antiques and modern design. The auction will be held in Cottone Aucti...


Sam Gilliam (b.1933), Fan Fire IV

Weschler's Sept. 15 Auctions Mark Grand Opening of New Galleries

Released: August 25, 2017

Weschler's to auction noted Baltimore estate & Capital Collections sale ROCKVILLE, MD - Weschler’s, the Washington area's oldest auction house, will inaugurate its new location with two sales comprising nearly 500 works of art, fine furniture, jewelry, silver, rugs and more in two sales on Fri., Sept. 15. The estate of Baltimore antiques collector Elizabeth Margolet will begin at 10 a.m.; the Capital Collections Estate auction will begin at 1 p.m. Bids will be accepted in person, absentee, via telephone and online.  These auctions mark the first catalogue sales for Weschler's sinc...


Richard Diebenkorn, Untitled, 1943.  Watercolor, graphite, and paper tape on paper, 15 1/4 x 22 in.  (38.7 x 55.9 cm).  Catalogue raisonné no.  86 © Richard Diebenkorn Foundation

First-Ever Survey of Early Works by California Artist Richard Diebenkorn Opens in October at the Crocker Art Museum, Travels

Released: August 23, 2017

First survey of the American artist’s earliest work Rarely seen paintings and drawings precede Diebenkorn’s move to figuration The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif., will present Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, from October 8, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker, this traveling exhibition is the first to solely examine the work Diebenkorn made prior to his switch to figuration. It focuses on the artist’s stylistic and technical origins in oil, watercolor, gouache, ink, crayon, and collage, tracing Diebe...


3rd Annual "Figures & Faces" Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art www.fusionartps.com

3rd Annual "Figures & Faces" International Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: August 23, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for the 3rd Annual Figures & Faces international online art exhibition. For this competition, artists, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best art and photography of the human form - both figures and faces. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and non-representational work. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s website during the month of October 2017...


Fusion Art Announces International Online Photography Competition www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art Announces International Online Photography Competition

Released: August 23, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its fourth quarterly online juried art competition. The theme for the competition is “Photography” only. The gallery invites photographers, worldwide, to submit their best work using analog, digital, digital manipulation and/or any alternative processes for a group exhibition on the Fusion Art website. For this open (no theme) competition all photographers over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and non-representational digital art and photography. ...


"Cuban" by Mildrey Guillot

"Art Basilando" at the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show

Released: August 22, 2017

The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show in collaboration with Viernes Culturales presents, “Art Basilando” – an artist encounter exhibit featuring the works of twelve artists from the Little Havana Art District. The Miami Home Show takes place from September 1-4 at the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center. “Art Basilando” depicts the colorful souls of twelve Little Havana artist who, through different styles and textures, create a cohesive trajectory of heritage, history and artistic expression. The viewer is bedazzled by color and bold imagery, but should look deeper into t...


Victor Moscoso, 'The Chambers Brothers (The Matrix, 28 March–6 April 1967),' 1967.  Offset lithographic poster.  Gift of Robert Bradford Wheaton and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton.  © ‘67 Neon Rose.

MFA Boston Exhibition Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Love and Haight

Released: August 21, 2017

In celebration of the Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary, an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, explodes with a profusion of more than 120 posters, album covers and photographs from the transformative years around 1967. Summer of Love: Photography and Graphic Design is on view until Oct. 22, 2017. That summer, fueled by sensational stories in the national media, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood became a mecca for thousands seeking an alternative to the constrictions of postwar American society. A new graphic vocabulary emerged in posters commissioned to advertise we...


Tiffany & Co mantle clock

A Cornucopia of Treasures

Released: August 21, 2017

The end of summer is upon us, and you can harvest a bumper crop of fine art, furniture, decorative art & jewelry at Gray’s Auctioneers. The August 30th auction includes over 500 lots from estates across Northeast Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Featuring a large collection of compelling bronzes, an abundance of fine jewelry, and a plethora of decorative art and furniture. One of the more baroque items in the auction is lot 102, a rare Tiffany & Co. bronze mantel clock. Rising above a winged sea serpent emerging through scrolling, stylized waves is a painted and gilt enameled dia...


Brown Arts Initiative Announces Launch of Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series

Released: August 17, 2017

The Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) at Brown University today announced the launch of the Warren and Allison Kanders Lecture Series, an annual series of presentations and student interactions led by prominent contemporary artists and art-world luminaries. Designed to serve as a catalyst for open dialogue about the impact of contemporary visual art on our world, the new series will include four presentations per year beginning in October 2017. Inaugural participants include artists Nick Cave, Wangechi Mutu, and Shirin Neshat and The Studio Museum in Harlem director and chief curator Thelma Gold...


Linden Frederick, Save-a-Lot.

15 Acclaimed Writers Take Literary Cues from Realist Paintings by Linden Frederick in Groundbreaking Exhibition

Released: August 17, 2017

“Some art takes its subject from literature. It is far more unusual for literature to take its inspiration from art. But that is exactly what 15 writers—many of them prize-winners or best-sellers—have done...” - Ellen Gamerman, The Wall Street Journal The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will present a groundbreaking exhibition, in Rockland, Maine, from August 19 through November 5, 2017. The exhibition, which pairs fifteen newly created paintings by the noted realist painter with fifteen new works of fiction by some of America’s most acclaimed writers, will premiere as part of C...


Yoo Geun-Taek, The Fountain, 2017, Black ink, white powder and tempera on Korean paper, 145 x 145cm, Courtesy the artist and Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.

Promenade: Recent Works by Yoo Geun-Taek at Gallery Hyundai in Seoul

Released: August 16, 2017

Gallery Hyundai in Seoul will present Promenade, its second solo exhibition with painter Yoo Geun-Taek. The artist has pioneered a new era in Korean art history by applying contemporary style and subject to traditional Korean painting methods of using ink on Hanji, traditional mulberry paper. The current exhibition includes works produced during the artist’s stay in Berlin in 2015 and recent works completed in 2017, presenting a number of series including: Some Library series, which depicts the setting of a library multilayered with images; Take a Stroll series, inspired by the artist’s da...


Duo, 2017 Orange and green Stoneware, Porcelain, Volcanic rock components, glaze, slips, resin, 22 x 28 x 43 inches

Ceramic Sculptor Aneta Regel Makes Her American Debut at Jason Jacques Gallery, September 6 through 29

Released: August 15, 2017

Jason Jacques Gallery is pleased to present Second Nature, an exhibition of recent work by contemporary ceramic sculptor Aneta Regel—the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States. “With an approach similar to artists of a century ago represented by my gallery, Aneta pushes the boundaries of the ceramic medium, using clay and color to evoke sensuous objects that are layered in transformation,” says gallery principal Jason Jacques. The exhibition includes more than three dozen of Regel’s current ceramic works, each evoking animalesque, quasi-botanic forms and incorporating a wide...


An exhibition opening Aug.  31 at Krannert Art Museum will feature images of nature, many of which contributed to scientific knowledge at the time they were made.  A recently acquired 17th century painting – “Still Life of Flowers in a Glass Vase on a Stone Table Ledge,” by Anna Ruysch – is the centerpiece of the exhibition.

University of Illinois Krannert Art Museum exhibition celebrates early images of nature, female artists

Released: August 15, 2017

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Botanical prints and other portrayals of nature from the Renaissance onward were not only lovely to look at or used to illustrate scientific text. They also contributed to the scientific knowledge of the time by helping scientists identify plants or insects and documenting natural phenomena. Artists and illustrators worked closely with botanists and entomologists. And because flowers and nature were acceptable artistic subjects for women at the time, female artists flourished and made significant scientific contributions. An exhibition opening Aug. 31 at Krannert Art ...


Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By, by Ben Shahn, 1965 (lithograph).  Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel once asserted that the entire ethical teachings of the Hebrew Bible could be condensed into one sentence: an excerpt from Leviticus 19:16, “Thou shalt not stand idly by while your neighbor’s blood is shed.” Shahn illustrated this admonition by depicting a white hand reaching out to raise a black hand.

Evil: A Matter of Intent

Released: August 14, 2017

Evil: A Matter of Intent features the work of over thirty contemporary and modern artists addressing the many faces of inhumanity. This pertinent group show features artists hailing from around the world with diverse backgrounds, including Helene Aylon, Judith Glickman Lauder, Grace Graupe-Pillard, William Sharp, Tamar Hirschl, John Lawson, Paul Margolis, Mark Podwal, Trix Rosen, and Arthur Szyk. Presented in Miami Beach by the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, the exhibition is on view through October 1. The museum is located at 301 Washington Avenue in the heart of South ...


Diana Thater.  Time Compressed, 2017.  Nine-­monitor video wall.  Overall: 68 3/8 x 121 x 3 5/8 in.  (173.7 x 307.3 x 9.2 cm.), Monitors each: 22 7/8 x 40 3/8 x 3 5/8 in.  (58.1 x 102.5 x 9.2 cm.).  Edition of 1, 1 AP.  Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York/London.

Borusan Contemporary Presents Special Exhibition of Recent Work by Diana Thater on Occasion of Istanbul Biennial

Released: August 10, 2017

Borusan Contemporary will present a special exhibition of work by Diana Thater, the influential Los Angeles-based artist, in its Istanbul galleries September 16, 2017, through February 18, 2018. Diana Thater: A Runaway World was originally organized by The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, in spring 2017. Borusan Contemporary is presenting an expanded iteration comprising three new video installations exploring the plight of animals in Kenya living in imminent danger of poaching and two earlier works that contextualize the artist’s practice. Diana Thater: A Runaway World is co-organized by Kath...


Copyright Susanne Saidi-Schuster, I'AM, Mixed Media, Acrylic/Oil on Canvas, 100 x 140 cm

Future, Feelings, Faces at Art International Zurich 2017

Released: August 10, 2017

Future, Feelings, Faces at Art International Zurich September 22-24, 2017  by Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund Celebrating 19 years in Zurich, Art International Zurich takes place at the historical Exhibition Hall Puls 5 at Giessereihalle in the heart of Zurich-West. The trendy district that once witnessed the industrial revolution offers a melting point for art, fashion and design, cross-over-culture, shopping and architecture. The most popular restaurants, bars and clubs are located in this area. Dealing with innovative concepts for integrating successful arts precincts, museums and...


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