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Richard Smith, Untitled, 1971, Acrylic on two stretched canvas supports © Richard Smith Foundation, courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York

Richard Smith: Work of Five Decades

Released: May 4, 2017

Richard Smith (1931 – 2016) has been described as “one of the most original painters of his generation”, who enjoyed huge critical and commercial success in both Britain and the United States in the 1960s and 70s.* Smith stood apart from the burgeoning Pop Art movement of the 1960s by melding the slick and vibrant imagery found in the commercial landscape with an expansive abstract painterly style very much his own. This exhibition brings together works of five decades, including a mobile installation never previously exhibited in the United Kingdom and other rarely seen works from the a...

Laura Kimpton in her Bay Area Studio.  Photo credit: Laura Schneider.

"If WORDS could SPEAK" – Laura Kimpton Solo Exhibition at HG Contemporary, May 4-May 26, 2017

Released: May 3, 2017

HG Contemporary is pleased to present a solo exhibition by multimedia artist Laura Kimpton May 4 through May 26, 2017. “If WORDS could SPEAK,” the title of the exhibition, considers the multivalent interpretations of words in text, speech, and sculpture, as they gain increasing importance through technology. The exhibition will include Kimpton’s Monumental Words sculptures, a bedroom installation and performance, an installation of monkey busts wearing the artist’s jewelry, and mixed media two-dimensional works. Kimpton will activate the exhibition with performances and on-site art making....

Umlauf and Fawcett, circa 1970

'Mentoring a Muse' Exhibition Reveals the Artworks of Sculptor Charles Umlauf and Actress Farrah Fawcett

Released: May 3, 2017

Before Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009) became an international icon following her role on the hit television series, Charlie’s Angels, she studied art as an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin with Professor Charles Umlauf from 1965-1968. Farrah catapulted to fame in 1976 when photographer Bruce McGroom shot the world famous red swimsuit poster that that sold a record-breaking 12-million copies. After Fawcett’s death in 2009, she bequeathed her personal art collection to the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. The Blanton has loaned over thirty o...

Galerie Gmurzynska, TEFAF New York Spring, Stand 14, Booth rendering by Bureau Betak.

Alexandre de Betak Designs a Dazzling TEFAF New York Spring Stand for Galerie Gmurzynska

Released: May 3, 2017

Galerie Gmurzynska TEFAF New York Spring, Stand 14 May 4-8, 2017 Park Avenue Armory at 643 Park Avenue, NYC VIP Preview on May 3, from 12pm to 8pm Galerie Gmurzynska enlisted designer, scenographer, and creative director Alexandre de Betak to design its exhibition installation, featuring 20th-century masters including Yves Klein, Robert Indiana, Kazimir Malevich, Joan Miró, Fernand Léger among others. A catalog will be published with accompanying text by the renowned art historian and critic, Germano Celant. The artist Christo will also show several works, and will be at the ga...

LOS CARPINTEROS Estudio de Hans Poelzig, sólido tres Estimate $18,000 - 22,000

Phillips to Auction Works Benefitting FLORA ars+natura

Released: May 3, 2017

Phillips has announced that 14 lots in the Latin America auction will benefit FLORA ars+natura, a non-profit foundation based in Bogotá, Colombia, which deals with the myriad relationships between art and nature. FLORA’s programs have had important implications for both artistic and non-artistic circles; its team works closely with local communities, considering social, environmental, and political issues through contemporary art projects. The organization is run by José Roca, former TATE Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art and co-curator of the 27th Bienal de São P...

Martin Willing (b.  1958) Parabolkegel groß, 1991 Duraluminum, water jet cut, curved, prestressed, embedded in titanium plate 11 3/8 (H) inches, 14 1/8 inches diameter (29 (H) cm, 36 cm diameter)

Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion

Released: May 3, 2017

Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion 1 - 30 June, 2017 Opening Reception: 1 June, 6-8pm Martin Willing's engaging kinetic sculptures will be the focus of Martin Willing: Sculpting Motion at Hollis Taggart Galleries. Willing plays in the gap between mathematics and nature, achieving the same visual effect as trees swaying in the wind with precisely calculated and executed geometric sculptures. His work is built upon the principles of physics, in which the artist holds a degree, and experiments with gravitational equilibrium and pendular movement. Subtle responses to atmospheric currents r...

 Damien Hirst’s Beautiful Remastered Rubellite Tourmaline Painting (2007) – Presented by Jerome Zodo Gallery

Art New York & CONTEXT New York Kick Off New York Art Week at Pier 94

Released: May 2, 2017

The Fair Returns for its Third Edition Featuring 120 International Galleries Offering Blue Chip, Modern and Contemporary Works that are Fresh to the Market Fairs to Offer Private Transportation for VIP Card Holders, Special Projects & Artist Talks  (Wednesday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 7th, 2017) Art New York and CONTEXT New York, presented by Art Miami, the leading U.S. based producer of international contemporary and modern art fairs, will kick off New York Art Week with a VIP Preview on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; the fair then opens to the public until 8:00 PM at Pier ...

Image Caption: JANNIS VARELAS (b.  1977), Black Frames, 2017, Mixed media on canvas – photo credit: Joseph Coscia Jr.

Frieze New York artist Janis Varelas' "Black Frames" on view at Onassis Cultural Center New York until June 24

Released: May 1, 2017

Jannis Varelas will be exhibiting a series of new paintings, through Athens’ Breeder Gallery at Frieze New York on Randall’s Island, NY, from May 5-7, 2017 (booth C33). Varelas created Black Frames (2017), (seen above) as a specially commissioned work for the Art Wall at the Onassis Cultural Center New York in conjunction with the exhibition A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD. It will remain on view through June 24 in the Olympic Tower Atrium, located at 645 Fifth Avenue at 51st Street. And if the soul is ever to know herself, must she not look at the soul? —Plato, Al...

Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the 2nd Annual "Animal Kingdom" Art Exhibition

Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the 2nd Annual "Animal Kingdom" Art Exhibition

Released: May 1, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual “Animal Kingdom” International Online Art Exhibition for the month of May 2017. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. The 2nd Annual “Animal Kingdom” exhibition opened on May 1st and featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this competition artists and photographers, were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of animals, both domestic and wild. The theme included any art or photography which depicted any animals that li...

Grace Hartigan Land and Sea , 1977 Oil on canvas 72 x 89 in.

Grace Hartigan Survey On View at ACA Galleries

Released: April 26, 2017

ACA Galleries in New York will present GRACE HARTIGAN: A SURVEY from April 27 through June 3, 2017 . This exhibition will feature paintings and works on paper from 1949 to 2006. A catalogue with an essay by Robert S. Mattison will be available. During her lifetime Grace Hartigan was the recipient of numerous awards including the Life Time Achievement, Neuberger Museum (2002) and Governors Awards, Baltimore, MD (2006) and honorary doctorates from Goucher College, Towson, MD; Lafayette College, Easton, PA; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and Moore College of Art, Philadelp...

Takashi Murakami, Photo: Claire Dorn.

Pharrell Williams Curates a Musical Gala for Takashi Murakami Exhibition Preview at MCA Chicago's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Released: April 26, 2017

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrates its 50th anniversary with MCA ArtEdge: 50, during which attendees access an exclusive first preview of the summer blockbuster exhibition Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg (June 6 - September 24, 2017). Guests will enjoy a beautiful cocktail reception in the museum's newly redesigned interior, a Murakami-inspired dinner in an immersive art environment. An evening of music curated by Pharrell Williams - a close collaborator of Takashi Murakami and ten-time Grammy award winner, producer, entrepreneur, an...

Stand: Laurent Godin, Halle 11.2

Art Cologne Adds Exhibitors to Its Strong Roster of International Modern to Contemporary Art Galleries

Released: April 26, 2017

200 globally renowned galleries from 28 countries will gather in Cologne, Germany, from April 26-29, showing works by around 2,000 artists The 51st ART COLOGNE promises to be the best yet, presenting 200 of the most important galleries of the international art world, including renowned new participants like Gagosian, David Kordansky, Daniel Templon and WHITE CUBE. The range of offerings extends from Modern and Postwar Art to Contemporary Art in the sector GALLERIES. The NEUMARKT section, composed of two areas, will celebrate its premiere in the coming year, presenting a new focus on...

'The West I' (2011) © Diane Meyer.


Released: April 26, 2017

We are delighted to announce the representation of DIANE MEYER. Meyer's artistic practice consists of photographs, that have been partially obscured, with the use of cross-stitch embroidery, hand-sewn directly into the photograph by the artist. Diane Meyer is interested in the disjunct, between actual experience and photographic representation, and photography’s ability to supplant memory. By borrowing the visual language of digital imaging with an analog process, a connection is made between forgetting and digital file corruption.  Her two main bodies of work are Berlin and Time Spe...

Bird bath, bronze

Fresh Air 2017 13th Biennial Quenington outdoor sculpture show

Released: April 26, 2017

‘The aim of FRESH AIR is to challenge, inspire, inform and delight’ says Lucy Abel-Smith, co-curator of FRESH AIR Over the last 25 years, FRESH AIR has evolved from representing traditional outdoor sculpture to reflect a much more contemporary and vibrant genre.  Today it has built up an enviable reputation for quality, diversity and popularity as one of the UK’s leading outdoor contemporary sculpture shows taking place at Quenington Old Rectory, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5BN from Sunday 11th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017. The exhibition is laid out in the quintessential Cotswold...

Rare piece of George III silver Argyle made in York, 1790

The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood, West Yorkshire

Released: April 26, 2017

The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood returns to the spectacular surroundings of Harewood House at an earlier time this year, from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 May 2017.  Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, the fair is staged in a purpose-built marquee overlooking the stunning Capability Brown landscape towards the 18th century country house nears Leeds in West Yorkshire, hailed as one of the great Treasure Houses of England. Supported by Knight Frank Harrogate and Wilson Mitchell & Co Ltd, senior partner practice of St James’s Place Wealth Management, the fair is now in...

Monika in the Red Dress, oil pastel, 22 x 30, c.  1986

Lawrence Fine Art to Represent the Work of Gabriel Laderman

Released: April 27, 2017

Now that figuration has reentered the mainstream of contemporary art, it is appropriate to reappraise  the work of a key figure in the development of post-abstract figuration, or new realism, as it was then called, during the 60s and 70s--Gabriel Laderman. Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to announce that it will represent Laderman's work and reintroduce it to the collecting public. Laderman (1929-2011) started out as an Abstract Expressionist under the direct influence of Hans Hoffmann at Provincetown; Alfred Russell, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, Burgoyne Diller, Jimmy Ernst, Stanley William ...

View of Marisol’s New York studio.  Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.  © Estate of Marisol.  Photograph by Jason Mandella.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery Receives the Estate of Marisol

Released: April 25, 2017

Largest Gift of Art in the Museum’s History Reflects Continuing Tradition of Close Ties Between Albright-Knox and Contemporary Artists Janne Sirén, the Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, on Tuesday revealed that one of the epoch-making artists of the 1960s, Marisol(María Sol Escobar, Venezuelan and American, born France, 1930–2016), bequeathed her estate to the museum, based on her longstanding ties with the Albright-Knox. Through the artist’s generosity, the museum is the recipient of more than 100 sculptures spanning the entirety of Marisol’s 60-year caree...

Art Brussels 2017, Tour and Taxis.  Photo David Plas

Art Brussels 2017 Sales Highlights

Released: April 25, 2017

For its landmark 35th edition in April 2017, Art Brussels, which closed for business on Sunday, reinforced its reputation as one of Europe’s leading art fairs with a resoundingly positive response to its distinctive and intelligent artistic programme, the strong engagement and pedigree of collectors and significant sales throughout the duration. Anne Vierstraete, Managing Director of Art Brussels, said: “Art Brussels believes in galleries that support their artists throughout their evolution, invest in their relationships and have a good knowledge of their collector base, and each of our...

Walter's Gift (2015) © Kimberly Witham.

Kimberly Witham joins the KLOMPCHING GALLERY

Released: April 25, 2017

We are delighted to announce the representation of KIMBERLY WITHAM. Visitors to the gallery may recall having seen Kimberly Witham's, Of Ripeness and Rot series, when we exhibited a selection of the photographs in our FRESH 2015 Annual Summer Show. We look forward to presenting recent work by the artist, in our upcoming exhibition, Vanitas: Jeanette May and Kimberly Witham, May 4 – June 30, 2017. "These photographs are a very personal meditation on beauty, fecundity, fragility and the inevitable march of time.  The visual language of these images is borrowed from classical Dutch still ...

Mercedes Helnwein, "Parents" 2016, oil pastel on paper, 22x20"

'Chaos Theory' Series by Mercedes Helnwein on View at Edward Hopper House in May

Released: April 24, 2017

Mercedes Helnwein will be presenting oil pastels from her series Chaos Theory at the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, NY, May 26 - August 6, 2017. Focusing on suburban American adolescence and family life, Helnwein sources her imagery from anonymous photographs or from characters posed in living room sets she creates in her studio. The original scenes are replicated in oil pastel (a medium the artist feels lends itself to “amplifying the disquiet of the seemingly innocuous moments”), laying bare the angst and tension with which family rituals and youthful endeavors are often fraught. From t...

Fusion Art Announces International "Nude" Online Art Competition

Fusion Art Announces International "Nude" Online Art Competition

Released: April 22, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for “Nude”, its third quarterly international online juried art exhibition. The gallery invites painting, drawing, photography (including digital photography/art), mixed media and sculpture submissions that focus on the human figure with an emphasis on, but not exclusive to, the nude figure. In general, there are no restrictions on the nature of the artwork submitted to this competition. Partial and/or full nudity are all acceptable as long as the artwork and photography are considered to be in good taste. Artists and ...

Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Cityscapes" International Art Competition

2nd Annual "Cityscapes" International Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: April 22, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Cityscapes” international online juried art exhibition. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of Cityscapes. The theme includes any art or photography which depicts cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit. The exhi...

John Ruskin (British, 1819-1900) sunset, distant view of Abbeville and St.  Wulfran church, watercolor over pencil enhanced with bodycolor


Released: April 20, 2017

CRN Auctions, Inc. of Cambridge, MA will be holding their Annual Spring Auction at their gallery at 57 Bay State Road on Sunday, April 30 at 11 a.m. Offered is the usual eclectic mix of American, English, Continental, Asian and Latin American works of art, silver, Chinese export porcelains, furniture, and various accessories spanning the 17th to mid century 20th c. Featured is an extensive collection of 19th c. English tea caddies from a Massachusetts gentleman, 42 caddies in all. Collected over a forty-year period, a most were purchased at the London LAPDA Antiques Fair. From the same...

Tête d’Homme Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Oil on canvas Signed lower right ‘Picasso’ and dated on the reverse ‘2.4.65.IV’ 1965

TEFAF New York Spring Offers First Look at its Inaugural Fair, May 4-8, 2017

Released: April 19, 2017

TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING OFFERS FIRST LOOK AT DEBUT FAIR FOCUSING ON MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART & DESIGN  May 4-8, 2017 at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY TEFAF New York has released a “first look” at the inaugural TEFAF New York Spring Fair that will take place at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from May 4-8, 2017, with the Opening VIP Preview on May 3, 2017. The Fair will feature 92 of the world’s most illustrious dealers who specialize in Modern and Contemporary Art and Design. In addition, a small number of dealers will exhibit jewelry, African & Oceanic...

Mickalene Thomas, Racquel Leaned Back, 2013 © Mickalene Thomas.  Courtesy the artist; Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong; and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Virginia MOCA's Summer Exhibitions Celebrate Contemporary Photography with Renowned Artist Mickalene Thomas and a Journey Through the South

Released: April 18, 2017

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) announces the opening of their Summer Exhibitions on view May 12 through Aug. 13, 2017, celebrating the art form of photography with renowned artist Mickalene Thomas in, Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête. In addition, MOCA presents Southern Routes, an exhibition that captures the culture and landscape of the American South through photography, and an Open (C)all exhibition of local artists who explore their identities through the camera’s lens. Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs honors the work of this internationally renown...

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