Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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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...


Francis Picabia.  Est.  $60,000 - $80,000

Picabia, Duchamp, Barison and Beyond

Released: June 10, 2014

This sale, which has 400 lots of assorted estate fresh merchandise, is highlighted by some of the best European paintings offered this year by Clarke.  Among the many great French works is a wonderful and recently authenticated post-impressionist Parisian oil on canvas, Ponte Marie, by famed Dada artist, Francis Picabia. The painting, executed in 1904, was originally purchased by the local consignor's parents in London in 1957 and has remained in the family until now. Post-impressionist paintings by Picabia are rare and have increased in importance and value as recent market example...


The Art Students League of New York To Honor Artists Ai Weiwei and Gregg Wyatt at 2014 Hall of Fame Gala

Released: June 6, 2014

The Art Students League of New York will honor internationally renowned artists Ai Weiwei and Greg Wyatt at its 2014 Hall of Fame Gala at the Metropolitan Club (1 East 60th Street, NY, NY) on October 9th at 6:30 pm.   Since its founding in 1875, League artists from Frederick Remington and Norman Rockwell, to Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollack, Louise Bourgeois, and Cy Twombly, have shaped the course of art around the world.   Ai and Wyatt, contemporary League artists, continue that tradition today.  “This year’s honorees represent the highest values of our venera...


Landscapes Online Art Exhibition

4th Annual Landscapes Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Released: June 5, 2014

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its June 2014 art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to be viewed online.  The theme for this art exhibition is “Landscapes” The “Landscapes” theme was considered to be the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments’ and related landscape subjects. The gallery accepted art on this subject that was either representational or abstract. An art competition was held in May 2014 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 18 different...


Yorgo Alexopoulos, Transits.

YORGO ALEXOPOULOS CREATES A VIRTUAL SOLAR SYSTEM ON THE SCREENS OF TIMES SQUARE CELEBRATING THE MONTH OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE

Released: June 1, 2014

Just in time for the month of the Summer Solstice, Yorgo Alexopoulos’s site-specific June Midnight Moment will fill 42 large LED screens with abstracted celestial forms, creating a virtual solar system in Times Square. The artist’s film, titled Transits, will premiere just before midnight on Sunday, June 1st, and play every night throughout the month from 11:57 p.m. to midnight. Midnight Moment is a monthly presentation of The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. New York-based artist Yorgo Alexopoulos is best known for his innovative use of new media...


Installation View of Susan Vecsey and James Walsh at Berry Campbell

BERRY CAMPBELL TO FEATURE THE PAINTINGS OF SUSAN VECSEY AND JAMES WALSH

Released: June 5, 2014

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Susan Vecsey and James Walsh.  The opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 5 from 6 to 8 pm. Susan Vecsey, who works in the traditions of Color Field and Tonalist painting, has moved in the direction of Minimalism in her current work.  While her compositions are seemingly simple, there is a well-thought-out process for each painting, including preparatory charcoal drawings with calculated geometries and numerous color studies in search of precise color combinations. The size and shape of each canvas a...


Francis Bacon, Study for a Pope III, 1961 Private Collection, courtesy of Skarstedt, ©The Estate of Francis Bacon, DACS, London, 2014

Skarstedt London to Present 'In Homage' - Works by Bacon, Warhol, Polke and More

Released: June 3, 2014

Skarstedt London is delighted to announce In Homage, an exhibition of seminal artworks by modern and contemporary masters including Francis Bacon, George Condo, Martin Kippenberger, Sigmar Polke, Richard Prince and Andy Warhol, with paintings referencing masterpieces by Velázquez, Picasso, Baselitz, Ernst, Goya, Munch and de Chirico. Exploring the ways in which artists have been influenced by their predecessors, In Homage goes beyond a comparison of imagery to look at the affinity between the artists’ stylistic approach and painterly process. Last exhibited in London at the Tate Gallery...


Untitled Still Life, by the German born, American painter Severin Roesen (1815-1872)

WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERY COLLECTOR’S TASTE, NYE AND COMPANY SPRING AUCTION NOW LIVE ON iGAVEL

Released: June 3, 2014

As spring days lengthen and mercury rises with the coming summer season, Nye and Company has one hot auction on tap for June. The 809 lots are now posted to www.igavelauctions.com through June 17th. The sale includes a wide array of fine and decorative arts from the greater Metropolitan area, but certain rarities stand-out from the overall strong group and are worth mentioning in detail. The galleries will be beautifully set up and open for viewing from June 9th until the sale closes, including the weekend of the 14th and 15th from noon to 4pm each day. The public is welcome and encouraged...


Helen Drutt

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk on Contemporary Craft by Doyenne Helen Drutt on June 10.

Released: June 3, 2014

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk on Contemporary Craft by Doyenne Helen Drutt on June 10.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, June 10 that features Helen Drutt, a leading authority on contemporary craft, speaking as "A Passionate Observer” at 6 pm. The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design Auctions.   Helen Drutt is a gallerist, author, lecturer, curatorial consultant and collector, acknowledged for introducing American contemporary craft internationall...


The largest painting ever to come to auction by Harrison Bird Brown (American, 1831-1915) also set a new global record for the artist.  Titled, “Picnic by the Falls (White Mountains, Maine), this work achieved $23,800, solidly surpassing its $10,000 to $15,000 estimate.

Artist Record for Harrison Bird Brown in $3.2 Million Clars Auction

Released: June 2, 2014

Clars Auction Gallery’s May 17, 18, 19, 2014, Fine Art, Jewelry and Decoratives Auction will go down in the firm’s history as their largest sale to date generating $3.2 million. Closing the 8th month of their fiscal year, Clars is up an impressive 59% over their last fiscal year, recording higher sales than any previous year. All categories outperformed expectations and determined buyers from around the globe drove many final sale prices to well beyond estimate.  FINE JEWELRY The top seller of the three-day event was realized in the Fine Jewelry category. A rare fancy brownish p...


'Schweben'(Levitation) Based on an original design from 1938

Rare Kandinsky Jewellery to be offered by London Specialist Lucas Rarities at Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, 12th-18th June 2014

Released: June 3, 2014

A recently acquired collection of jewellery designed by influential Russian painter and art theorist, Wallisly Kandinsky (1866 –1944) will be offered for sale by the Mayfair, London jewellery dealer Lucas Rarities, at this year’s Art Antiques London.  The jewellery was manufactured in the 1960's under licence from Nina Kandinsky based on her husband's jewellery designs from the early 20th century.  This will be the first time since their creation that the 14 pieces will be offered for sale.  The jewellery was manufactured in Munich, in 1969 by Cornelia Roethel and Max Pol...


Marjorie Strider, You Can Leave Your Hat On, 72 x 48, acrylic on canvas

"Marjorie Strider: Second International Girlie Show" at Lawrence Fine Art Opens June 26

Released: June 3, 2014

 Lawrence Fine Art will mark the 50th anniversary of acclaimed Pop artist Marjorie Strider's first show with a retrospective and exhibition of new works, to open June 26th with an opening reception June 28th at the gallery's East Hampton location.  Lawrence Fine Art will also exhibit Strider's work at Art Southampton from July 24-28th. The gallery will offer a "meet and greet" with the artist at Art Southampton on Friday, July 25. The Strider show will be titled "The Second International Girlie Show".  The title references the first show Strider ever received, at Pace Gal...


JOEL-PETER WITKIN, LAS MENINAS, 1987 Gelatin Silver Print 28 x 28 inches

Extended Through August 30, 2014, TWIN VISIONS: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin

Released: May 29, 2014

Identical Twin Brothers United for the First Time Painter Jerome Witkin and Photographer Joel-Peter Witkin in an Historic Exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Los Angeles, CA.  -  Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles presents an historic first in its exhibition entitled “Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin,” uniting for the first time the two internationally celebrated artists – identical twins – in this exhibition.  “Twin Visions” newly extended through August 30, 2014. Jerome Witkin and Joel-Peter Witkin are acknowledged as two of the greatest conte...


Lot 29: Eugune Boudin, one of two oils in the June 8th auction.

BOUDIN PAINTINGS FEATURED IN GROGAN’S JUNE AUCTION

Released: May 27, 2014

Dedham, MA:  On Sunday, June 8th, Grogan and Company will conduct their annual spring auction featuring over 700 lots from various estates and collections.  Collectors will be treated to a wide array of offerings including Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Furniture, Decorative Works of Art, and Oriental Rugs.  The sale will begin with American and European Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Sculptures.  Highlights include two oils by French painter Eugene Boudin.  Considered one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, Boudin is credited with introducing Claude Mon...


Tara Donovan "Bluffs," 2013.  Buttons and glue.

Tara Donovan: Untitled Opens at Pace Pop-Up Gallery in California

Released: May 26, 2014

Pace Gallery has opened the final exhibition at its California pop-up: Tara Donovan: Untitled. The show is on view until June 30, 2014, at the gallery's temporary space, 300 El Camino Real, in Menlo Park. The exhibition surveys work by Tara Donovan from 2000 to present and features large-scale installations recently included in museum exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to Untitled, Pace Menlo Park, located in the former Tesla Headquarters, exhibits a wide variety of work by contemporary masters. A screening room featuring artists' films and a 1,000 volume art...


G25N formally know as Gallery 25N Announces its Grand Opening.

G25N formally known as Gallery 25N Announces its Grand Opening!

Released: May 23, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE G25N formally known as Gallery 25N Announces its Grand Opening! Gallery 25N has evolved to G25N a virtual online gallery exhibit space. The virtual version of Gallery 25N reaches a global audience and expands the original gallery’s mission of exhibiting emerging and established national and international artists. Gallery 25N was founded in 2002 in Peekskill, NY on the belief that a partnership between artists, the public and educators is a vital part of their mission. The gallery fosters an environment to expose artists and their work to a global network of ...


Prof.  Uche Okeke (Nigerian, born 1933) Motherhood unframed.  Sold for £51,650 (US$ 87,111) inc.  premium

NIGERIAN ARTISTS DOMINATE ‘AFRICA NOW’ SALE AT BONHAMS LONDON

Released: May 22, 2014

‘Africa Now’, Bonhams auction of Contemporary African Art in London on 21 May, was a celebration of art from across the African continent. However, it was Nigerian and Ghanaian artists whose work took top prices in a sale that made a total in excess of £1million and saw new world record prices for at least ten different African artists. Hannah O’Leary, Bonhams Head of Contemporary African Art commented “Since our inaugural Africa Now auction just five years ago, this market has gone from strength to strength. While artists from at least fifteen African countries were represented, the to...


Ann Hamilton (b.  1956) The People’s Republic , 2013 Paperback book slices, wood, bookbinder’s glue 9 3/4 x 12 x 4 3/4 in

Significant exhibition of 21st century abstract art to open Pizzuti Collection’s new season

Released: May 22, 2014

Pizzuti Collection announces two new partnerships and three exhibitions for the 2014 - 2015 season, building on the success of their inaugural year: NOW-ism: Abstraction Today, Ori Gersht’s Portraits and Campana Brothers. “The art and artists in these new exhibitions are remarkable for their ability to transcend age, race, country and medium,” said Pizzuti Collection Director and Curator Rebecca Ibel, “They challenge us, inspire us and enlighten us. I’m looking forward to the dialogue and exchange they will provoke.” NOW-ism: Abstraction Today (on view f...


Lot 622: Paul Evans, Important Sculpture Front cabinet, $100,000 – 150,000

Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Josef Hoffmann, Karl Kipp, Peter Voulkos and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s June 14-15 Auctions

Released: May 22, 2014

Work by George Nakashima, Paul Evans, Phil Powell, Josef Hoffmann, Karl Kipp, Peter Voulkos and Dale Chihuly among Highlights of Rago’s June 14-15 Auctions    Other top lots include the Martin Brothers, Donald Deskey, Gustave Baumann, Wharton Esherick, Adelaide Robineau, Teco, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Wendell Castle, and Albert Paley.   Lambertville, NJ:   On Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern ...


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