Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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ALL Botanicals Art Competition Winners Announced!

Released: June 17, 2016

Botanicals Art competition winners!   For the month of May, Contemporary Art Gallery Online received entries for: paintings, photography and digital art, as well as mixed media & three dimensional categories; as part of the ALL Botanical Art competition.  As Sonny Rollins once said “It's all about creation and surprise.  It just needs to be appreciated and watered like flowers. …”  Life is captured in the creation of art.  Like flowers, art requires nurturing.  The Artists this month presented their creations and indeed surprised the viewers with striking, colorful images, celebrat...

Lan Zhenghui, photo by Alejandro Chavarria for World Red Eye)

Chinese Artist Lan Zhenghui to Witness 'America's Confrontation of Ideas' During New Residency, Lecture Tour

Released: June 26, 2016

To witness America's confrontation of ideas, the Chinese artist strategically schedules his New York residency and U.S. lecture tour to create a new body of work in the U.S.  “I want a front-row seat to personally witness this historic confrontation of ideas, politics and culture happening in the United States,” said Lan Zhenghui, one of China’s leading contemporary artists. "A time when society is hungry for more authenticity." “The new artwork I create while living in America during this time will reflect the spirit of my art  ̶  which has always been about the collision of old trad...

S.  Badlam Carved Federal Shield Back Side Chair

Important American Furniture Offered In Schwenke Auctioneers June 26th Auction

Released: June 24, 2016

On Sunday June 26th Schwenke Auctioneers presents its June Americana and Fine Estates Auction with a remarkable offering of over 800 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The auction includes several fine groups of American country and formal furniture and decorations, American folk art, Asian decorative arts, Mid-Century Modern decorative arts, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, English & other sterling silver, jewelry, fine art, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate o...

Barbara Kruger "Untitled (Know nothing, Believe anything, Forget everything)", 1987/2014 screenprint on vinyl overall: 274.32 x 342.05 cm (108 x 134 11/16 in.) National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the Collectors Committee, Sharon and John D.  Rockefeller IV, Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, Denise and Andrew Saul, Lenore S.  and Bernard A.  Greenberg Fund, Agnes Gund, and Michelle Smith © Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger Exhibition Explores Artist's Standout Profile Works at National Gallery of Art, Washington, September 30, 2016–January 22, 2017

Released: June 22, 2016

Washington, DC—The striking works of Barbara Kruger (American, b. 1945) will be featured in a focused exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, timed to celebrate the newly renovated East Building galleries. On view September 30, 2016 through January 22, 2017, In the Tower: Barbara Kruger is the first exhibition in the Tower Gallery in three years, renewing the series devoted to the presentation of works by leading contemporary artists. The exhibition presents 15 of Kruger's profile works — images of the figure in profile over which the artist has layered her attention-grabbin...

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Jerald Melberg Gallery Opens Location in Blowing Rock, NC

Released: June 21, 2016

Charlotte-based Jerald Melberg Gallery has opened a satellite location in Blowing Rock, North Carolina for the summer and fall of 2016. Located at 110 Sunset Drive, just steps from Main Street, the gallery features works of art by prominent living artists such as Wolf Kahn, Raul Diaz, Brian Rutenberg, Thomas McNickle and Charles Basham. In addition, works from some of America's most important artist estates are shown, including Romare Bearden, Robert Motherwell, Hans Hofmann, Esteban Vicente and Ida Kohlmeyer. Throughout the duration of the six month stay in this charming mountain town, th...

Lehmann Maupin © Art Basel

Art Basel Draws 95,000 Visitors, Makes 'Market-Defying' Sales

Released: June 19, 2016

The 47th edition of Art Basel in Basel closed on Sunday, June 19, 2016 amid reports of significant sales across all levels of the market, including many major sales by galleries exhibiting within the Unlimited sector. Attendance from international collectors and institutions was once again very strong, with new collectors from countries across Africa and the former Soviet Union, as well as Iran, Lebanon, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Thailand, coming to the fair for the first time. In a more volatile market and political environment, this edition proved that there continues to be a str...

Gallery 25N “Dreams 2” Online Exhibition Opens

Released: June 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, “Dreams 2” An Online Group Exhibit will open in “Gallery 25N” with work from eighteen contemporary international artists on June 17, 2016. Visit The Exhibit: New York Exhibit – “Dreams 2”, 06/17/16: Gallery25N – is proud to present a group exhibition of recent work by eighteen international, contemporary artists.  The artwork in this exhibition is all mediums: painting, drawing, digital art, photography, sculpture, etc. The work represents windows into an alternative reality that we all experience...

Artwork Credit: Lone Wolf (Hart M.  Schultz), Starting on a Wild Horse Hunt, 1915, oil on canvas; on loan from the Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Anna R.  and Frank M.  Hall Collection.

Lone Wolf (Hart M. Schultz): Cowboy, Actor & Artist Exhibition to Open in Scottsdale

Released: June 17, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West this summer is presenting an exhibition showcasing the artistic talent and intriguing life story of Lone Wolf (aka Hart M. Schultz; 1883-1970), a Blackfeet Indian artist who played a significant role in capturing the accounts of the individuals and events that shaped the American frontier during the first half of the 20th century. He was among the first American Indian artists to paint in an academic style, and is one of the most important Glacier National Park artists. “Lone Wolf (Hart M. Schultz): Cowboy, Actor & A...

Vik Muniz Alfred Stieglitz (from the series Pictures of Ink), 2000 silver dye bleach print National Gallery of Art, Washington, Corcoran Collection (Museum Purchase with funds provided by the FRIENDS of the Corcoran Gallery of Art)

"Intersections" Explores Connections Between Newly Joined Photography Collections from National Gallery of Art and Corcoran Gallery of Art

Released: May 20, 2016

Washington, DC—Intersections: Photographs and Videos from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art explores the connections between the two newly joined photography collections. On view from May 29, 2016, through January 2, 2017, the exhibition is organized around themes found in the work of the two pioneers of each collection: Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904) and Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946). Inspired by these two seminal artists, Intersections brings together more than 100 highlights of the recently merged collections by a range of artists from the 1840s to today. Just ...

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Terra Foundation Announces Recipients of 2016 International Academic Awards & Fellowships

Released: June 16, 2016

The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today its international academic award and fellowship recipients for 2016, including Grazina Subelyte, a PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art, in London, who received a travel grant to conduct research in the US for her dissertation on the Swiss-American artist and scholar Kurt Seligmann. (View the complete list of 2016 academic award and fellowship recipients.) “For more than a decade, the foundation has provided a wide range of support that connects established and emerging scholars alike with resources critical to their acade...

Steven Favreau Presents Robert Allen Design

Dates Announced for Second Annual Boston Home Décor Show

Released: June 15, 2016

Boston, MA - Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce The Second Annual Boston Home Décor Show, designed to capture the evolution of the market, and include a broad range of furnishings, fine art and design, offering everything from antiques to the finest in today’s home décor. The 2015 launch of this new concept in art and design shows was greeted with enthusiasm from both the design industry and consumers, and drew good crowds and rave media reviews.   The show and sale will take place November 17-20, 2016 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, a venue familiar...

The Tate Modern's new Switch House building is designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron.

Tate Modern's Towering New Building Opens Friday

Released: June 14, 2016

The new Tate Modern will open to the public on Friday, June 17. The new Switch House building is designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, who also designed the original conversion of the Bankside Power Station in 2000. It is the most important new cultural building to open in Britain since the British Library. The world’s most popular gallery of modern and contemporary art is now even more international, diverse and engaging. Tate’s collection of modern art has been completely transformed since Tate Modern first opened in 2000, in order to show that great art is made all over the wo...

Cityscapes International Online Juried Art Exhibition

Fusion Art Announces Cityscapes International Juried Art Competition

Released: June 13, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for “Cityscapes,” its Ausut 2016 international online juried art exhibition. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of Cityscapes. According to Merriam-Webster a cityscape is defined as “an artistic representation of a city, an urban environment, a city landscape.”  The Cityscapes theme includes any art or photography which depicts cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects. The artwork can range from realism to surrea...

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #216, 1989, chromogenic colour print, 95 x 64 in.  (241.3 x 162.6 cm.) © Cindy Sherman.

Skarstedt to open a new London gallery with exhibition of works by Cindy Sherman and David Salle

Released: June 13, 2016

Cindy Sherman and David Salle: History Portraits and Tapestry Paintings 1st October – 26th November Opening reception 30th September, 6-8pm Skarstedt will open a new London gallery at 8 Bennet Street, St James’s. A joint exhibition of Cindy Sherman’s History Portraits (1988 – 1990) and David Salle’s Tapestry Paintings (1989 – 1991) will inaugurate the new space. Designed by Thomas Croft Architects, the new gallery benefits from over 4,000 square feet of exhibition space in this historic quarter, enabling Skarstedt to continue its programme of historically-researched and museum-quality e...

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Nine Basquiat Works to Hit Auction Block from Collection of Actor Johnny Depp

Released: June 12, 2016

Christie’s will bring together a selection of international names in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Auctions on 29 and 30 June at London’s King Street. This season’s auctions are complemented by a strong core of Post-War and Contemporary art in Christie’s 250th anniversary sale Defining British Art , including Francis Bacon’s landmark canvas Version No. 2 of Lying Figure with Hypodermic Syringe  (1968) and Lucian Freud’s Ib and her husband, (1992). Early works by Pop icons Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein lead the evening auction and are joined by a central group of the next-generatio...

Thomas Nonn, Iron City, May 2006, Mixed Media, 48" x 36"

Matter Painting

Released: February 29, 2016

  Jeonghan and Choonhyang Yun and Thomas Nonn came from countries with earth-shaking turbulence in their twentieth century histories.  There is a powerful physicality in their works manifested in different ways.           The Yuns have created in their works a unique alchemy of ancient Asian techniques and modern Western imagery - abstraction.  They use the bark of the Korean Dak Tree which they collect.  The bark is harvested each year and new trees are re-generated.  Then they begin a meticulous and arduous task of cooking the bark to form  pulp. An organic natural process.  Some o...

Left: Mark Bradford, Shade, 2016.  Mixed media on canvas, 60 x 48 in.  Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.  Photo by Joshua White.  Center: Mark Bradford (American, born 1961).  Photo courtesy the artist.  Right: Clyfford Still, PH-26, 1951.  Oil on canvas, 90.625 x 70.375 in.  © City and County of Denver / ARS, NY

Contemporary Works and Abstract Expressionist Masterpieces Converge in 'Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford'

Released: June 9, 2016

Next spring, the Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum will unite the work of two artists separated by generations in a creative collaboration. Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford includes an exhibition at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) of new paintings by renowned contemporary American artist Mark Bradford, who deeply admires Clyfford Still's art, as well as a unique presentation of Still's work curated by Bradford at the Clyfford Still Museum (CSM). Bradford was honored in 2014 with the U.S. Department of State's Medal of Arts and notably was recently named as the U.S. representat...

Lot 88: Artus Van Briggle; Rookwood Vase, Sold for: $187,500

Van Briggle/Rookwood Vase Sells for $187,500; Paul Evans Sculpture Front Cabinet Sells for $175,000 in Rago's $4.6 Million 20th Century Design Auctions, June 4-5

Released: June 8, 2016

VAN BRIGGLE/ROOKWOOD VASE SELLS FOR $187,500; PAUL EVANS SCULPTURE FRONT CABINET SELLS FOR $175,000 IN RAGO’S $4.6 MILLION 20TH CENTURY DESIGN AUCTIONS, JUNE 4-5. Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's 20th C. Decorative Arts and Design Auction series brought in $4,612,969 over the weekend, June 4-5. The “Top Lot” of the weekend was lot 88, a Van Briggle/Rookwood vase, which sold for $187,500, well over the estimate of $70,000-100,000. The second day of the auction saw the sale of a Paul Evans sculpture front cabinet for $175,000; and a Dale Chihuly chandelier for $56,375, w...

Michael Richards

Sculptor Michael Richards, Killed on 9/11, Featured Summer-Long in Governors Island Exhibition

Released: June 9, 2016

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center at Governors Island hosts LMCC’s summer exhibition, Michael Richards: Winged, dedicated to late artist Michael Richards (1963–2001) who tragically lost his life in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Curated by Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin, the show marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with the largest exhibition of Richards’ work to date—most of which has not been on public view for over 15 years, and some of which has never before been shown in New York City. It is free, open to the public and features a range of Richards’ work in sc...

Installation of Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life exhibition; photo by Ben Gibbs

The Broad's First Special Exhibition Features 120 Works by Cindy Sherman

Released: June 8, 2016

The Broad’s first special exhibition, Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life, opens June 11, 2016 and will feature more than 120 works by the groundbreaking artist, including works never before seen in Los Angeles and large-scale site-specific wall murals. The first major museum show of Sherman’s work in Los Angeles since 1997, the comprehensive survey is drawn primarily from the Broad collection, which has the world’s largest holdings of the artist’s work, with select loans from the artist and museums around the country. Organized by guest curator Philipp Kaiser and presented in the home city...

Rafa Macarron, "Diptych", 2016, mixed media on iron, 72 x 144.1 inches, Courtesy of Allouche Gallery, NY

Allouche Gallery Opens New Meatpacking District Space

Released: June 8, 2016

On June 9, Allouche Gallery will open a new exhibition space at 82 Gansevoort Street, across the street from the Whitney Museum of Art. Previously located in Soho, the gallery will inaugurate the opening of its new Meatpacking District home with a group exhibition featuring 27 artists on view through June 29. Allouche Gallery is part of the area’s transformation into a new art center. Represented artists Faile say of the move, “The new space will prove pivotal for the neighborhood in showcasing the dynamic blend of artists that highlight the energy and passion Allouche brings to the art wo...

Louis Abel-Truchet Painting

Important Estates Featured at Clarke on June 12th

Released: June 8, 2016

Clarke Auction will feature items from several collector and decorator estates in their upcoming Sunday, June 12th sale. The auction will feature a quality offering of fine and decorative art, modern and contemporary design, sterling silver and jewelry, and others. One of the featured estates in the sale is the Aspen retreat of a well-known celebrity. The estate selection features a number of quality decoration and design including many pieces of custom and collection furniture from Ralph Lauren. There will a set of eight Ralph Lauren Weathersby arm chairs ($1,000/$1,500) and another two...

Simon Vouet Madonna and Child, 1633 oil on canvas 109 x 89 cm (43 x 35 inches) National Gallery of Art, Washington Chester Dale Fund

Key Works by Simon Vouet, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli (Morazzone), and Chuck Close Acquired by the National Gallery of Art

Released: June 2, 2016

Washington, DC—At the most recent meeting of the board of trustees, the National Gallery of Art acquired a newly rediscovered masterpiece by Simon Vouet (1590–1649), an oil painting by Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli (Morazzone) (1573–1626), and a print of great importance by Chuck Close (b. 1940). Additionally, the Gallery acquired photographs by John Moran (1831–1903), Edward Weston (1886–1958), and Mark Ruwedel (b. 1954), among others. At this meeting, the Gallery also accessioned 28 works of art from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, including paintings by Cecilia Beaux (1855–1942) and Anne Tru...

Jill Magid, Still from work-in-progress film, 2016, Commissioned by Field of Vision as part of a larger project in collaboration with the artist.  Image courtesy of the artist and LABOR, Mexico City; RaebervonStenglin, Zurich; and Galerie Untilthen, Paris.

A Diamond from His Ashes: Artist Jill Magid's Proposal brings her Barragán Archives project to a startling climax

Released: June 7, 2016

Jill Magid: The Proposal A two-carat diamond engagement ring grown from the cremated remains of architect Luis Barragán's body brings artist Jill Magid's extended, multimedia project The Barragán Archives to a climax U.S. premiere on view at San Francisco Art Institute’s Walter and McBean Galleries September 9 – December 10, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 7-9pm The Proposal presents the climactic moment within artist Jill Magid's extended, multimedia project The Barragán Archives, which examines the legacy of Mexican architect and Pritzker Prize-winner Luis Barragán...

Torbjørn Rødland (b.  1970), Blue Portrait (Nokia N82), 2009–16.  Collection of the artist; Courtesy of Eva Presenhuber, STANDARD (OSLO), David Kordansky and Greenspon

Whitney's New Public Art Installation Is Open To Interpretation

Released: June 7, 2016

On Tuesday, the Whitney Museum of American Art unveiled the latest work in a series of public art installations by key American artists on the facade of 95 Horatio Street, across from the Museum’s building and the southern entrance to the High Line. Blue Portrait (Nokia N82), 2009–16, by photographer Torbjørn Rødland, is the fourth work to be featured as part of the series, which was initiated by the Whitney in partnership with TF Cornerstone and High Line Art. Past installations have showcased works by Alex Katz (2014); Michele Abeles (2015); and Njideka Akunyili Crosby (2015–2016). In ...

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