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Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston Raises $50 Million

Released: July 3, 2014

Today, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) announced that is has successfully completed its $50 million campaign. The $50 million was raised for the ICA’s endowment and operations, paving the way for the next phase of the museum's development and solidifying the ICA as a catalyst for artistic, educational and civic life in Boston. The ICA campaign, which launched in 2010, generated three historical endowments: Ellen Poss endowed the director’s position, now named the Ellen Matilda Poss Director; Barbara Lee endowed the chief curator post, now named the Barbara Lee Chief Curato...

Arthur Pinajian, Untitled D40, oil on canvas, 1965, 46 x 38

"Arthur Pinajian: The Nudes" Opens July 17 at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: July 7, 2014

A tale of near-loss, discovery and, ultimately, posthumous success, the story of Arthur Pinajian has caught the attention of the the art world, collectors and media since his work was shown for the first time a year ago.   For the first time, Pinajian's early nudes will go on display at Lawrence Fine Art, East Hampton, in its West Gallery beginning July 17 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 19  from 5-8 pm. A fellow traveler with DeKooning, Gottlieb and Gorky at the famed Cedar Bar, Pinajian chose never to exhibit and his work was nearly destroyed. ...

In Between Days IV: Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists

In Between Days IV: Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists

Released: July 5, 2014

In Between Days IV: Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists Exhibition Duration: July 5 to August 31, 2014 Participating Artists: Chen Linggang, Huang Zhiyang, Li Wei, Liu Ren, Tamen, Cássio Vasconcellos, Wang Lang, Xiang Guohua, Xie Aige, Ye Hongxing In the fourth edition of In Between Days, Art+ Shanghai Gallery showcases new and previously exhibited works from the gallery’s collection. Featuring paintings, sculptures, and photography, In Between Days IV is a celebration of the summer season and the gallery’s new location...

Dr.  Erik H.  Neil

Chrysler Museum of Art Names New Director

Released: July 2, 2014

The Chrysler Museum of Art Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. Erik H. Neil as its next director and president. The board unanimously approved his appointment on June 26, 2014. Neil, 50, is director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland, where he has served since 2010.   “Erik Neil comes to us with a strong sense of the essential role a museum plays in its community and a history of deep personal engagement in each place he has served,” outgoing board chair Peter Meredith said. “He is a perfect fit for the Chrysler, given our focus on serving the Ha...

Botanicals 2014 Online Art Exhibition

Botanicals 2014 Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Released: July 2, 2014

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its July 2014 art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to be viewed online.  The “Botanicals” theme was considered to be any art which depicted flowers, herbs, leaves, plants and related floral subjects for inclusion into this art exhibition. The gallery accepted art on this subject that was either representational or abstract. An art competition was held in June 2014 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 20 different countries from arou...

Installation view of the exhibition, Platform: Maya Lin.  Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York.  July 4-October 13, 2014.  In foreground, Equator (2014), Latitude New York City (2013) and Arctic Circle (2013).  On wall, Pin River—Sandy (2013).

Parrish Art Museum Features Six New, Ecologically Inspired Works by Maya Lin

Released: June 30, 2014

In the third iteration of its Platform series, the Parrish Art Museum presents artist Maya Lin, whose ecologically inspired works exist at the intersection of art, architecture, and environmental science. Platform: Maya Lin, opening July 4 and continuing through October 13, 2014, reveals the artist’s exploration of how humans experience and impact the landscape. It will be on view during the Parrish Art Museum’s annual gala, the Midsummer Party, on July 12, 2014.   Platform: Maya Lin features Lin’s Pin River–Sandy (2013), a massive geographical installation depictin...

CAFÉ DOLLY: PICABIA, SCHNABEL, WILLUMSEN.  On view October 12, 2014 – February 1, 2015, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.

"Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen" Opens at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale in Fall

Released: June 30, 2014

Bringing together the work of French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), American artist Julian Schnabel (b. 1951), and Danish artist Jens Ferdinand Willumsen (1863–1958) for the first time in the United States, the exhibition Café Dolly: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen will be on view at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale from October 12, 2014 - February 1, 2015. The illuminating exhibition reveals surprising connections between stylistic and painterly concerns that span generations and geography. The exhibition at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale will be on view during Art Base...

Rendering of New Aspen Art Museum.

New Aspen Art Museum, Designed by Pritzker Prize-Winner Shigeru Ban, Opens in August

Released: June 30, 2014

The Aspen Art Museum (AAM) will open the doors of its new, 33,000-square-foot Shigeru Ban-designed building to the public on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The new building, located at 637 East Hyman Avenue in the heart of downtown Aspen, opens during the Museum’s 35th year of operation as a kunsthalle, and features year-round free admission, a rooftop sculpture garden with dramatic views of Aspen’s main skiing mountain, Ajax, and the surrounding landscape, and 17,500 square feet of exhibition space—more than tripling the amount of exhibition space in the Museum’s current building.   Of ...

Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally created Pull of the Moon, a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation.

Ai Weiwei and Bert Benally Create 'Pull of the Moon' Through an Unprecedented International Art Collaboration

Released: June 29, 2014

Ai Weiwei, internationally acclaimed Chinese dissident artist, and Navajo artist Bert Benally through a remarkable collaboration, will create Pull of the Moon, a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation.  Pull of the Moon is part of Navajo TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment), a unique partnership between New Mexico Arts and the Navajo Nation Museum.  The installation will feature earth-based drawings using sand. Bert Benally said of Pull of the Moon, "The concept is based on Navajo aesthetics, the i...

Silver Poetry; Spring Fever, 2014.  Junko Mori.

Masterpiece London's 5th Edition Opens with $20 Million Sale

Released: June 29, 2014

The Preview Day of the fifth edition of Masterpiece London, on through July 2, ended with reports of strong sales the highest visitor number to date.  Collectors, curators, and designers are drawn here for the astonishing diversity of material with over 7,000 visitors crossing the threshold of the stunning fair in the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, an increase of over 17% on last year.  These included Charles Saatchi, Jay Jopling Wilbur Ross, Jasper Conran, Audrey Gruss, Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster, Diana Rigg, Freddy and Muriel Salem, Tom Ford, Nasser D...

Amy Herman

Rago Auctions Hosts Amy Herman Benefit, Puppies Behind Bars on July 15

Released: June 26, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS HOSTS AMY HERMAN BENEFIT, PUPPIES BEHIND BARS ON JULY 15.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts a benefit for Puppies Behind Bars on Tuesday, July 15 that features Amy Herman speaking on “The Art of Perception” at 6:30 pm.    Amy Herman holds a BA in International Affairs from Lafayette College, a JD from the National Law Center, George Washington University, and an MA in Art History from Hunter College. While working at The Frick Collection, she instituted an interactive program/class using art to help medical students im...

Stanmore Series III, 2013-2014 Silkscreen, 39 1/2 x 30 inches

'John Thompson: Symphony of Nature' on exhibit at Childs Gallery

Released: June 25, 2014

Childs Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of monoprints by artist John Thompson (American, b. 1950). Arriving just in time for summer, these refreshing images evoke the fleeting beauty of small moments in nature: the play of light on leafy branches, the rustle of wind through grass, the ripple of raindrops across a pond. Thompson uses multiple woodblocks and silkscreens to orchestrate his monoprints, carefully building and layering overlapping elements. Each monoprint is a unique work of art, a harmonious symphony of pattern, texture, color, and light.   Inspired by di...

Marjorie Strider, The Yellow Rose, 72 x 60 x 12, acrylic and polyurethane on board, 2013

"Marjorie Strider: Second International Girlie Show" Opens June 28 at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: June 24, 2014

Marjorie Strider’s latest work is at once acutely minimalist, recognizably “Pop”, slyly erotic and completely authoritative. This is a woman who knows who she is and what she wants to say.  It has not always been easy for female artists of Strider’s generation—the Silent Generation--to find their voice and speak with authority.  Pop Art has generally been considered a male-only playground. How could a woman have anything to say about art that is inspired by girlie magazines and comic books? Indeed, only one of 202 works at a 1991 high profile retrospective of Pop Art at the Ro...

Copyright Nina Jun, Snovae Passion, Glazed Ceramic, 14 x 13 x 7 inches (35.6 x 33 x 17.8 cm), 2014

Echoes of Light in Galaxies - Nina Jun’s Ceramic Balloons at Art Hamptons 2014

Released: June 24, 2014

On July 10-13, 2014, the seventh edition of Art Hamptons will return to the spectacular 95-acre Sculpture Field of Nova’s Ark in Bridgehampton, fueled by a record-breaking attendance of 14,000+ enthusiastic art lovers. The rich tradition and expansive selection of art, A-list parties and celebrity-filled special events make Art Hamptons the primary summer source for acquiring new art in the Hamptons, such as the ceramic balloons by Nina Jun, represented by the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London/ New York. Recently the international magazine for architecture, art and design, Design...

Chris Doyle, Still from Bright Canyon


Released: June 23, 2014

Chris Doyle will transform the concrete jungle of New York City’s Times Square into a flourishing canyon landscape for three minutes every night in July as part of Midnight Moment. The artist’s film, titled Bright Canyon, will premiere just before midnight on Tuesday, July 1st, and play every night throughout the month from 11:57 p.m. to midnight on Times Square’s electronic billboards. Midnight Moment is a monthly presentation of The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. The July Midnight Moment is presented in partnership with Andrew Edlin Gallery. Brooklyn-... "The Figure Revealed

18 Days Remaining “The Figure Revealed” Art Competition

Released: June 23, 2014

19 Days Remaining “The Figure Revealed” Online-juried international art competition, May 30, 2014 - July 10, 2014 (Midnight EST) $7,700 in cash and prizes. The competition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older working in any painting, drawing, photography or digital medium. This competition helps support the free drawing and painting lessons website, without advertising. Theme: "The Figure Revealed" The narrative of the artist's work should portray the human figure in its quiet beauty, flexibility, energy of action, strength or frailness....

Art Basel in Basel 2014, stand for Skarstedt Gallery, New York.

Art Basel Wraps with Robust Sales

Released: June 22, 2014

Outstanding quality attracts private collectors and museum groups from around the world, resulting in exceptionally strong sales for galleries   The 45th edition of Art Basel in Basel closed on Sunday, June 22, 2014, with galleries reporting exceptionally strong sales throughout the week and across all levels of the market, as Art Basel once again confirmed its position as one of the most important annual art events, and as the central meeting point for the international art world.   Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, presented 285 galleries from 34 countries across the si...

Yacht America by J.E.Buttersworth (1817-1894) Oil, 25x30 inches, 33x38 inches, signed lower right

Newly Discovered Yachting Paintings by J.E. Buttersworth included in Marine Arts Galleries Opening of 46th Summer Season

Released: June 19, 2014

Highlighting MAG's Summer Season 2014 are three major marine paintings from a New England seacoast estate that have been in private hands for over 80 years. These fresh-to-market works were painted by J.E. Buttersworth (1817-1894) who is considered by experts as a seminal marine artist. American art collector and historian John Wilmerding credits Buttersworth as "a leading 19th century marine painter, noting the artist is one of the few who could go beyond ship portraiture to portray a scene of a larger environment and mood." Buttersworth's yachting scenes are avidly col...

Jeff Koons: The Retrospective at the Whitney.

Whitney to Present Jeff Koons: The Retrospective

Released: June 18, 2014

Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of the postwar era. Throughout his career, he has pioneered new approaches to the readymade, tested the boundaries between advanced art and mass culture, challenged the limits of industrial fabrication, and transformed the relationship of artists to the cult of celebrity and the global market. The Whitney will exhibit Jeff Koons: The Retrospective, June 27–October 19, 2014. Comprising nearly 150 objects dating from 1978 to the present, this exhibition will be the most comp...

Timothy Roepe, American Flag Series, oil and acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48, 2014

"From Old Glory to Pop Icon: The Enduring Popularity of the American Flag in Contemporary Art" at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: June 19, 2014

Artist and former Pollock-Krasner Foundation research fellow Timothy Roepe will present a talk entitled "From Old Glory to Pop Icon: The Enduring Popularity of the American Flag in Contemporary Art" at Lawrence Fine Art, East Hampton, NY on July 5th at 5 pm. Roepe will discuss the American flag as it is presented in contemporary art from Jasper Johns up to and including his own work. "Since Jasper Johns' seminal work, the flag has become the great tabula rasa for artists, a medium for us to reexamine ourselves from time to time," said Lawrence Fine Art Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. S...

Ren Ma, or "Benevolent Horse," a large scale sculpture by Simon Ma.

U.S. Premiere of Simon Ma's New World Exhibition "Heart • Water • Ink" to Open in Miami

Released: June 17, 2014

Chinese crossover artist Simon Ma's new world tour exhibition "Heart Water Ink" will go on view at the Frost Art Museum in Miami, July 12 to Oct. 19, 2014. While Ma has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, MOCA Shanghai, Amsterdam's Leslie Smith Gallery, Three on the Bund in Hong Kong, Taiwan's Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and more, this exhibition marks his American museum debut. "Heart • Water • Ink" features more than 70 artworks including Ma’s paintings, freehand brushwork, Chinese ink hybrids, graffiti art, Chinese calligraphy sculptures, dimensional stroke and lacquer pain...

Leda Catunda, Knots, Projeto Night Club, 2014

The International Fine Print Dealers Association Announces Plans for 2014 IFPDA Print Fair

Released: June 16, 2014

The International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) has announced that ninety of its members will exhibit at the 23rd edition of  IFPDA Print Fair, which opens to the public for a four-day run on  November 6 at New York’s historic Park Avenue Armory.  With a wide spectrum of material spanning five centuries, The IFPDA Print Fair remains the largest art fair dedicated to a single medium and draws a dedicated iternational audience of curators, collectors, scholars, artists, and art enthusiasts. “We are delighted to welcome our distingished roster of exhibitors to the I...

Moons of Saturn abstract bronze by Ibram Lassaw

Ibram Lassaw Bronze, Moons of Saturn, Featured at Clarke

Released: June 12, 2014

Clarke Auction’s June 16th sale will feature some of its best American sculpture, paintings, and graphic works to date. The most exciting and important work by an American artist in the sale is the 1954 abstract bronze sculpture entitled Moons of Saturn by Ibram Lassaw.  Lassaw, a New York School sculptor, co-founded the American Abstract Artists in 1936 and served as president of the organization from 1946 to 1949. The avant-garde artist and one of the most influential figures of post-war art denied the notion that art should to be representational and embraced abstraction in its pur...

Banksy, Kids with Guns

Julien's Auctions Acquires More Banksy Works to Offer at June 26 Sale

Released: June 10, 2014

Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment memorabilia and fine art auction house, has announced the addition of more rare pieces of Banksy art to its Street Art Auction to take place on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at the Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire Boulevard beginning at 7:00 p.m. Pacific time. The elusive British artist continues to remain remarkably anonymous while causing controversy or mayhem as he creates his unique artworks around the world. In addition to the rare sale of an original mural titled “Mariachi Player,” created in Mexico...

Jim Dine, Heart Print

Artist Jim Dine Donates 200 Works to Washington State University

Released: June 10, 2014

Washington State University’s Museum of Art announced Tuesday that it received an unprecedented gift of more than 200 fine art prints from internationally acclaimed artist Jim Dine. The gift—valued at nearly $2 million—creates the largest permanent collection of Dine prints at a university in the world. “This is a complete career overview in printmaking by one of the most significant artists of our time, all from the artist himself,” said Chris Bruce, director for the Museum of Art/WSU. “It is unprecedented for our museum and we are breathless over the scope of this gift.” Shipped fr...

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