Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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Rose Art Museum

Rose Art Museum appoints five new board members

Released: May 12, 2015

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University has named five new members–Lazar Fruchter, Anita Hill, Cynthia Reed, Rivka Saker, and Carey Schwartz–to its Board of Advisors, a group that includes international leaders in the worlds of art, education, philanthropy, business, and academia. “As momentum grows for the Rose Art Museum, we are thrilled to welcome five new board members with global and local connections,” said Christopher Bedford, the Henry and Lois Foster Director of the Rose. “This is an exciting time for the Rose. We have ambitious goals for the museum, and I am a grateful to w...

Charlotte Park, #25, 1951, oil on canvas, 37 x 46 in.

Now Representing the Estate of Charlotte Park

Released: May 12, 2015

BERRY CAMPBELL is pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the estate of Charlotte Park (1918–2010), an artist whose important contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement during its early years has recently been acknowledged.  Writing in the New York Times, just before Park died in late 2010, Roberta Smith called Park “a natural painter and a gifted colorist,” whose “ascension into the ranks of widely known Abstract Expressionists” was probably too late for her to witness. Overshadowed by the attention given to the work of her husband, James Brooks, P...

Contemplation by Beth Ravitz

Fort Lauderdale’s Home Design and Remodeling Show Introduces 2 Additional Broward Artists to “At Home with Art” Lineup

Released: May 12, 2015

The Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show will feature an art exhibit titled: “At Home with Art: Topographies” from May 22-25, 2015 at the Broward County Convention Center. The exhibit aims to demonstrate the intrinsic connection between art and interior design while placing a special focus on showcasing works of Broward artists.   The exhibition area will showcase two features:   Topographies explores the earth’s landscapes that provide both inspiration and materials to create. Representing the Broward Art Guild, Nathalie Brenac’s bronze sculptures (made us...

Lot 552, Alexander Calder, Nuages, sold for $75,000

Winning Works from Calder, Chamberlain and Pene Du Bois Propel Rago's May Fine Art Auction to $1.9 Million

Released: May 11, 2015

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 19th-20th C. American and European Art and Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions on May 7 brought $1,963,313 million in sales.   HIGHLIGHTS/STATS Both Sessions Hammer:  $ 1,570,650 Hammer + bp:  $ 1,963,313 Number of Lots: 539 In-House: 44 Internet Bidders: 968 from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, China, South Korea, Israel, Ja...

“Horizon Triptych” by Ben Moon

Artist Ben Moon Collaborates with Building Art Curatorial Program

Released: May 10, 2015

Artist Ben Moon has been selected as the featured artist in the lobby of 366 Fifth Avenue, which is located across from the Empire State building. Several of Moon’s mixed media paintings will be featured in the exhibit, as well as three art panels entitled “Horizon Triptych” that are mounted in the doors along the back wall of the lobby. The exhibition is tied to the commencement of Market Week, which begins on May 4th and will run for six months.   The exhibition was curated and coordinated by Cindy Farkas Glanzrock, the President of the Building Art Curatorial Program (BACP)...

"Blu Eden", 2015.  Oil and pigment on canvas.  39 x 39 in.

May 12 - June 20, 2015 | Marcello Lo Giudice exhibition "EDEN: Pianeti Lontani. Paradisi E Terre Vulcaniche" | UNIX Gallery, NY

Released: May 8, 2015

UNIX Gallery presents EDEN: Pianeti Lontani. Paradisi E Terre Vulcaniche. (Eden: Distant Planets. The Heavens and Volcanic Earth), an exhibition of paintings by a renowned Italian artist Marcello Lo Giudice. On view May 12 – June 20, 2015, the exhibition features twelve new, previously unseen paintings that explore the theme of the beauty of our planet and the importance of its conservation for generations to come. The opening reception with the artist will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6 – 8 PM. UNIX Gallery is located 532 W 24th Street. Marcelo Lo Giudice’s (b. 1955) work ...

Nelson Saiers.  "Paradox in Abstract Art", 2015.  Paper and Crayon.  45 x 59 in.

One-On-One: A Rotating Installation Featuring Seven Works by Nelson Saiers

Released: May 8, 2015

“One-On-One,” a rotating installation featuring seven new works by artist, math PhD and polymath Nelson Saiers, will be on view at The Hole Shop, 312 Bowery, New York. Curated by Laura O’Reilly, a new piece by Saiers will be unveiled every Tuesday from May 12–June 30, 2015. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, May 12 from 6­–8pm. “When we view a work of art, we often wonder what an artist was thinking and feeling when he or she created it,” says curator Laura O’Reilly.  “With “One-On-One,” we get an intimate view into the world of artist Nelson Saiers as he merges math...

"Arches" by Sylvain Denis

Fine Art Exhibit Featuring Broward Artists is Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show’s Newest Feature

Released: May 7, 2015

The Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show will feature an art exhibit titled: “At Home with Art: Topographies” from May 22-25, 2015 at the Broward Convention Center. The exhibit aims to demonstrate the intrinsic connection between art and interior design while placing a special focus on showcasing works of Broward artists.   Topographies explores the earth’s landscapes that provide both inspiration and materials to create. Representing the Broward Art Guild, Nathalie Brenac’s bronze sculptures (made using the ancient “lost-wax” process) address aesthetic and envir...


New Works by Ellsworth Kelly Exhibited at Matthew Marks

Released: May 7, 2015

Matthew Marks will present an exhibition of new works by Ellsworth Kelly in his galleries at 502, 522, 526 West 22nd Street and 523 West 24th Street. Kelly has exhibited with the gallery for over two decades, and now for the first time — on the verge of his ninety-second birthday — he has filled all four of Matthew Marks’s Chelsea spaces with new works. Made between 2013 and 2014, these eleven paintings and four sculptures continue Kelly’s nearly seven-decade exploration of color and form. The paintings are executed in oil on canvas, built up with many layers of luminous color, includin...

Sarah Lucas has a major solo show at the 56th Venice International Art Biennale.

British Pavilion's Sarah Lucas Installation Stirs It Up at Venice Biennale

Released: May 6, 2015

The British Council is presenting I SCREAM DADDIO, a new exhibition by Sarah Lucas which has been conceived and created for the British Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia (May 9-Nov. 22, 2015). “Sarah is one of our foremost artists and it is entirely appropriate that she should be representing the UK in Venice, the grandest of stages," Emma Dexter, Director Visual Arts at the British Council, said. "Sarah has risen to the occasion, her provocative new pieces interrogate our assumptions about gender and domesticity, drawing on her pr...

Takashi Murakami.

ArtWorks ADL: Justice, Advocacy & Art Imagine a World Without Hate, A Silent Auction to Benefit the Anti-Defamation League

Released: May 6, 2015

ArtWorks ADL: Justice, Advocacy & Art is the premier art exhibition, fundraiser, and auction highlighting the mission of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. The goal of the event is to engage, empower and educate the New York City community about the mission and impact of ADL through art. ArtWorks ADL will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Chelsea Skylight Modern and will feature an open wine bar, hors d’ouevres, and music. The event production is by Magnetic. This year's exhibition, t...

Sen2, untitled, 65 x 52, spray paint on canvas, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art to present "Sen2 and Reso: Hard Edge" opening Memorial Day Weekend

Released: May 7, 2015

In the 30 years since it broke through to the cultural and artistic mainstream, Street Art has become a phenomenon around the world and a central part of today's political and cultural conversation.  Some of the most important new Graffiti Art is emerging from North Africa, the Muslim world and Europe.  At the same time, pure graffiti art has begun to morph, as different artists incorporate different influences such as pop, calligraphy and typography. Lawrence Fine Art will present two Street artists whose work has evolved in these new directions--Puerto Rican-born Sen2 (Sandr...

The Frick Collection resides in the Henry Clay Frick House on 5th Avenue, NY.

Top Artists Urge City of New York: "Stop the Frick Collection’s Destructive Expansion!"

Released: May 6, 2015

Jeff Koons, Chuck Close, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Rachel Feinstein, John Currin, Richard Prince, Frank Stella, Brice Marden, Claude Lalanne, Marc Jacobs, Sophia Coppola, Richard Phillips, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Jessica Craig-Martin, Lisa Yuskavage & more. Art world figures ask NYC Mayor to seek alternatives to Frick’s planned destruction of famed garden, and protect its unique Gilded Age residential character A prominent group of world-renowned artists have signed a letter requesting that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission deny th...

MARY FEDDEN (1915 - 2012) Still Life with Pear, Melon and Grape, 2006 Oil on canvas Size: 50.00 cms x 50.00 cms (19.69 ins x 19.69 inches) Signed lower left

Mary Fedden Summer Exhibition at Trinity House

Released: May 6, 2015

Trinity House will present a summer exhibition of paintings by one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth Century, Mary Fedden. This exhibition celebrates the centenary of Fedden’s birth, with a selection of watercolours and oil paintings from a time period covering almost fifty years of her incredible career. Today, Fedden’s work has become immediately recognisable for her trademark use of bold colours with carefully constructed compositions. The exhibition will open in the London gallery on Thursday 14th May and will run until Monday 30th&...

French or English mid-17th century.  Red heel boy’s shoe, buff suede with stacked leather ‘polony’ heel.  Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum.  Photograph credit: Image © 2015 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada (Photograph: Ron Wood)


Released: April 14, 2015

Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels opens to the public May 8, 2015 Toronto, Ontario… On May 8, 2015, the Bata Shoe Museum is opening a special exhibition examining the history of men’s heeled footwear from the early 17th century to the present in celebration of the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Drawn from the Bata Shoe Museum’s singular collection—the most comprehensive of its kind in the world—Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels reveals the history, variety, functions, meanings, and significance of heeled footwear in men’s dress over the last four centuries....

Andy Warhol, Dollar Sign, Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 1981, 20" x 15" © Courtesy of Omer Tiroche Gallery

Art Miami New York Highlights

Released: May 5, 2015

Art Miami New York, a new modern and contemporary art fair produced by the ownership team of Art Miami, will take place at Pier 94 from May 14 through May 17 during Frieze Week and Spring Auctions. Art Miami New York brings together 100 leading international galleries - both new to Art Miami and veteran exhibitors- with nearly 1,200 artists from over 50 countries. The galleries in the inaugural Art Miami New York represent the best of what the 20th and 21st centuries have to offer; with the focus on emergent talent, as well as mid-career cutting-edge artists, anchored by a fine selectio...

Art Market San Francisco

Strong Sales and Record Attendance Reported at Art Market San Francisco's Fifth Edition

Released: May 4, 2015

Art Market San Francisco's fifth edition welcomed a record 25,000 visitors to Fort Mason Festival Pavilion over five days of strong sales and well attended programming and events. The high quality of modern and contemporary artwork presented by seventy galleries from around the world set the scene for important acquisitions by an engaged crowd of collectors, curators, and art advisors. Wednesday night's Benefit Preview supporting the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco introduced the top echelon of the Bay Area art world to Art Market San Francisco. The festive, celebratory crowd enjoye...

Anish Kapoor Blood Mirror Stainless steel and lacquer 78 in.  diameter 2000

Heather James Fine Art Announces its Exhibition Selections for Spring Masters New York, May 8-12

Released: May 4, 2015

Installation highlights fine traditional and contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography spanning more than 100 years Heather James Fine Art will exhibit at the second edition of Spring Masters New York on May 8-12, 2015, with a selection of important paintings and sculpture that reflect the aesthetic and breadth of historical and contemporary pieces at the gallery. Spring Masters New York, which unfolds at the historic Park Avenue Armory, provides an opportunity to engage with exceptional works of art and design from antiquity through the 21st century and across culture...

Santiago Medina’s “Infinity” is made with highly polished Italian stainless steel and displays in its organic sculptoric form, the infinite symbol.  The sculpture measures 24 inches in height by 12 x 10 inches.  Infinity is pictured in front of the Colombian landscape where it was cast in stainless steel at Medina’s studio in Medellin, Colombia and will be shipped to its permanent home at the Tisch Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA.

Tisch Library at Tufts University Adds Sculpture by Santiago Medina to its Permanent Collection

Released: May 3, 2015

Miami-based artist Santiago Medina’s sculpture titled, “Infinity” has been accepted into the permanent collection of the Tisch Library at Tufts University in Greater Boston, MA. The sculpture is inspired by the infinite number of knowledge quests that humans have and the importance of Universities that pursue the answers. “Infinity” is made with highly-polished Italian stainless steel and displays in its organic sculptoric form, the infinite symbol. The sculpture measures 24 inches in height by 12 x 10 inches. Medina’s work will be officially received by the University at an unveiling cere...

WOZU 07 by DongWook Lee

WOZU by DongWook Lee to be presented at SPRING MASTERS NY

Released: May 1, 2015

Curated by Seol Park, SPARK ASSOC. Art Management Presented in collaboration with TOMASSO BROTHERS FINE ART  From May 8 through 12, 2015, select works by Korean photographic artist DongWook Lee will be on view at New York's leading art & antiques fair, [SPRING MASTERS New York] JUXTAPOSITIONS: COLLECTING ACROSS CENTURIES, alongside fine European sculptures offered by Tomasso Brothers Fine art (London & Leeds; Booth B12). Rippling flesh, intertwined limbs, tense muscles, and gnarling fingers fill the black and white images in Korean a...

Lynda Benglis: Water Sources Exhibition Features the First Major Grouping of Benglis’s Outdoor Fountain Installations, and Other Sculptures On View Inside the Museum Building

Lynda Benglis: Water Sources Opens May 16 at Storm King

Released: May 1, 2015

Storm King Art Center presents Lynda Benglis: Water Sources, an exhibition comprising large-scale sculptures and fountains installed outdoors in various locations on Storm King’s 500-acre site, and a corresponding installation inside Storm King’s Museum Building. Also on view during the 2015 season will be work by artist Luke Stettner: a large-scale outdoor temporary installation and a body of new, indoor work, as part of Storm King’s annual Outlooks series. Both exhibitions open May 16 and are on view into November 2015.   Lynda Benglis: Water Sources includes more than a dozen out...

Jay DeFeo, Detail, Snake River Canyon, 1974.  Acrylic on ragboard, 10 × 15 inches

San Jose Museum of Art Receives Major Gift of 44 Modern and Contemporary Artworks

Released: April 30, 2015

The San Jose Museum of Art has received a major gift of 44 works of art from the collection of Barbara and Dixon Farley. Among the highlights are works by Jay DeFeo, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Philip Guston, Henry Moore, Claes Oldenburg, Gay Outlaw, Richard Serra, James Siena, David Simpson, Richard Shaw, and Peter Wegner. This latest group of works joins the Farley’s earlier gift of 29 works given to the Museum following Mr. Farley’s death in 2012. SJMA will showcase the Farley’s gift in a fall 2015 exhibition.  “The Farleys built their collection with deep passio...

First Lady Michelle Obama at the Whitney dedication ceremony, Apr.  30, 2015.

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Dignitaries and Artists to Dedicate Whitney Museum of American Art

Released: April 30, 2015

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Architect Renzo Piano, Director Adam D. Weinberg, and Whitney Trustees Open the New Home for American Art and Artists At a festive ceremony held today in downtown Manhattan, First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama joined with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to officially open the new Whitney Museum of American Art, now housed in a 220,000-square-foot building set beside the Hudson River at the foot of the High Line elevated park in the Meatpacking District. First Lady Michelle Obama said, “I fell in love with the building. I...

Lot 2104: Winter Patrol, $500-700.

Rago to Auction WWII Aviation Art on Bidsquare May 12-20, 2015

Released: April 29, 2015

RAGO TO AUCTION WWII AVIATION ART ON BIDSQUARE MAY 12-20, 2015. A timed auction featuring 113 lots of lithographs by Nicholas Trudgian, many signed by pilots.      Lambertville, NJ: Rago Auctions is running an internet only timed auction exclusively on Bidsquare featuring WWII aviation art. The auction starts on May 12 and ends on Wednesday, May 20. This single owner collection consists of 113 lots of lithographs by artist Nicolas Trudgian, depicting aviation and other military scenes from WWII.   Artist Nicolas Trudgian specializes in aviation, m...

Almagul Menlibayeva, Fire talks to me, 2015, Video still, 10 channel video installation, 17 min ©Almagul Menlibayeva.  All rights reserved.  Courtesy of the artist and Yarat Contemporary Art Centre

YARAT Presents The Union of Fire and Water Collateral Event at Venice Biennale

Released: April 28, 2015

The Union of Fire and Water presents a historical and cultural superimposition of Baku and Venice as seen through the eyes of two artists, Almagul Menlibayeva and Rashad Alakbarov. The exhibition brings together site-specific video work, sculpture and installation to explore the interrelation between Venice and Baku. The Union of Fire and Water will be based in the previously private Palazzo Barbaro, the former residence of Giosafat Barbaro, a Venetian ambassador who travelled to and wrote extensively on Azerbaijani cities and the court of Shah Uzun Hassan in ...

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