Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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Walter Darby Bannard, The Model #2, 1960, Alkyd resin on canvas, 66 3/4 x 62 3/4 in.  (169.6 x 159.4 cm), BAN-00055

Walter Darby Bannard | Minimal Color Field Paintings 1958-1965

Released: March 12, 2015

Berry Campbell will present Walter Darby Bannard: Minimal Color Field Paintings 1958 - 1965 featuring rare paintings and works on paper from the artist’s early years as a painter in New York and New Jersey.  Bannard (b. 1934), a leader in the development of Color Field Painting in the late 1950s, has been committed to color-based and expressionist abstraction for over five decades.  The exhibition opens on Thursday, March 19 with a reception from 6pm to 8pm.  The artist will be in attendance. The exhibition is accompanied by a twenty page catalogue, including fourteen c...

Deb Lawrence, "I Can Count on You," oil on antique hand-woven linen, 52 x 48, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art to Showcase Modern and Contemporary Masters at Boston's Art and Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Released: March 13, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art will showcase modern and contemporary artists  focusing on abstraction at Boston's AD20/21, Art and Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries, March 26-29th. "This will be a bit of a preview for our 'Summer of Abstraction,' which will highlight new developments in abstraction across media," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. "The summer's exhibitions will highlight both emerging and established artists working abstractly." Among the artists the gallery will show in Boston is Rolph Scarlett. The gallery will show a series of mixed media collages that were c...

Steven Favreau of Favreau Design

Interior Designer Steven Favreau of Favreau Design in Three Boston Design Week Events

Released: March 11, 2015

Interior designer Steven Favreau, one of the top interior designers in the Boston and San Francisco areas, will be featured in three events during the Second Annual Boston Design Week, a 10-day citywide design festival, taking place March 19-29, 2014.  Favreau will be the Master of Ceremonies during Design New England’s “Design Showdown”; host of “Refresh: Design Intervention” in partnership with Ink Block; and a panelist on “Collaboration: the New Edge in Home Design” at AD20/21: Art and Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair.   Steven Favreau’s ...

Ed Ruscha, Smash, 1963.  Sold for $30.4 million at Christie's in Nov.  2014.

Record-Setting €51 Billion in Worldwide Art Sales for 2014

Released: March 11, 2015

This year’s TEFAF Art Market Report shows that in 2014 the global art market reached its highest ever-recorded level, a total of just over €51 billion worldwide, a 7% year-on-year increase taking it above the 2007 pre-recession level of €48 billion.  The TEFAF Art Market Report 2015 is a wide ranging report that examines the global art market in 2014 but also looks at individual sectors within the market, changing patterns of global wealth and art collecting, the growth of art fairs and online sales and finally the economic impact of the art market. The report was commiss...

Salvador Dali (1904-Figueras-1989) Mae West Lips Sofa.  Tissue and wood, 224 x 75 x 85 cm.  From TEFAF exhibitor Patrick Derom Gallery.

From Dürer to Dali: Highlights of TEFAF 2015

Released: March 11, 2015

TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art fair, is renowned for its commitment to excellence, expertise and elegance. This is reflected in the range and quality of rare works of art that are for sale at the fair, which is held in the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Conference Centre) from 13 – 22 March 2015. More than 270 of the world’s finest art, antiques and design dealers will bring their very best pieces to the 2015 edition of TEFAF Maastricht, attracting private collectors, museum curators, art market professionals and art lovers from many different countries. This year the fair...

"Treacher" by Adriana Carvalho

Inaugural Home Show Exhibit Allows Viewers to Fully Understand Artists Intentions and Become, “At Home with Art”

Released: March 10, 2015

Making an original work of art by a South Florida artist a part of the home will be the central theme of the Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show’s inaugural feature exhibition titled, “At Home with Art: Spotlight on Miami’s Art Districts” on view at the Miami Beach Convention Center from Friday, March 27th to Monday, March 30th.   From North Miami’s The Fountainhead Studios to the South’s Deering Estate at Cutler, 7 uniquely curated exhibits will represent a sample of the diversity and range of art available close to home. 22 artists along with art districts spokespersons and ...

Alfred H.  Maurer, Still Life with Pears, c.  1928.  Oil on masonite, 13 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches

Sold-Out Installations Mark The Art Show's 27th Year

Released: March 9, 2015

The Art Show 2015, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) to benefit the Henry Street Settlement, concludes with high sales after a five-day run from March 4-8 at the historic Park Avenue Armory. Opening a week of arts activities throughout New York City, the 27th edition of The Art Show was inaugurated with a Gala Preview to benefit the Henry Street Settlement on Tuesday, March 3rd, attended by 2,600 guests. Attendance at the country’s longest running fine art fair was exceptional. The celebration began with a ribbon-cutting c...

Charles Spada, legendary Boston interior designer

TREFLER’S to host interior designer CHARLES SPADA for second annual BOSTON DESIGN WEEK

Released: March 10, 2015

Modern homeowners may no longer be designing period rooms for their home, but the search for beautiful things has constantly stayed in style. Trefler’s, the oldest comprehensive restoration company in the United States, is excited to be participating in the Second Annual Boston Design Week. Trefler’s participation in Boston Design Week helps to educate people on the importance of preserving and restoring the furniture and home décor that is valuable to them.   On Wednesday, March 25 from 6:00-8:00pm, Trefler’s will host legendary Boston interior designer Charles Spada as they ex...

Installation of ceramics by contemporary Japanese artist Koji Toda on view at Mika Gallery.

Mika Gallery 2015 Asia Week Exhibitions: Prehistoric to Contemporary Art and JADA 2015 at the Ukrainian Institute of America

Released: March 10, 2015

Mika Gallery will hold an exhibition in its Fuller Building location and will participate in the collaborative show with fellow members of the Japanese Art Dealers Association, JADA 2015, at the Ukrainian Institute of America during the 23rd edition of Asia Week. Prehistoric to Contemporary Japanese Art March 10 – 18, 2015 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily, including Sunday Mika Gallery, Fuller Building, 595 Madison Ave. 8th Fl., New York, NY 10022 Mika Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works that include Buddhist sculptures from the Kamakura period; a Waka poem attributed to Emp...

Ken Gonzales-Day, Hands Up, 2015, chromogenic print, 46 x 50 in

KEN GONZALES-DAY: RUN UP - 1920s Incident Inspires Film with Related Works from Ferguson Photography to Staged Die-ins

Released: March 8, 2015

LA-based photographer Ken Gonzales-Day to premiere his 2012 Creative Capital Award Project "RUN UP" in his second solo exhibition at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles KEN GONZALES-DAY: RUN UP APRIL 4 - MAY 9, 2015 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 6-8 pm Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will premiere LA-based photographer Ken Gonzales-Day's newest series of photographs and his first film: RUN UP, on view at the gallery from April 4 through May 9, 2015.  RUN UP is a project of Creative Capital, which Gonzales-Day was awarded in 2012. RUN UP is the latest ch...

Shelley Spector Village, 2014.  Fabric.  60 X 60 X 168 inches.  Photography by Jason Wierzbicki

Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Released: March 8, 2015

This spring the Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting an exhibition of new work by Shelley Spector. The Philadelphia-based artist creates a site specific installation consisting of sculptures from reclaimed wood and textiles, furniture parts and other recycled materials.  Some of the free-standing works resemble trees, while others are suspended from the ceiling.  Spector’s work explores ways in which basic symbols, motifs, and patterns are recorded in objects, passed from person to person, and transmitted.  Embedded in the artist’s work are many allusions to symbols comm...

April Bey, Meme

We Choose Art | A Feminist Perspective Opens in Hollywood

Released: March 8, 2015

In honor or Women’s History Month, we are pleased to announce We Choose Art| A Feminist Perspective opening  March 13th from 7-11pm at The Montalban in Hollywood California. Following We Choose Art’s philosophy of creating a collaborative community of artistic expression, this unique exhibition continues to document the vibrant, creative culture of feminist artists working today. Curators Baha Danesh and Kristine Schomaker created this 3 week pop-up exhibition to expand on the wonderful work by other feminists. They chose both male and female artists whose work continues the femini...

Jeff and Justine Koons will receive ICMEC’s Champion for Children Award.

Jeff & Justine Koons, Ashton Kutcher, Norah O’Donnell and Microsoft To Participate In International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children’s Inaugural Gala for Child Protection

Released: March 6, 2015

The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), a non-profit organization working to empower and equip global partners to protect children from sexual abuse, exploitation and abduction, will host the inaugural Gala for Child Protection on Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at Gotham Hall in New York City. The debut gala will honor Jeff and Justine Koons, internationally-celebrated American artists and avid philanthropists, and Microsoft, one of the most influential technology corporations leading its industry with innovative child-protection efforts. Ashton Kutcher, actor and...

Robert Indiana (Love, 1965, Est: $150,000-250,000).

Bonhams Hosts Pop-Up Exhibition of Auction Highlights in San Francisco's Tech Zone

Released: March 6, 2015

Bonhams will partner with Neon on an inaugural pop-up exhibition of auction highlights for its upcoming Made In California and Contemporary Art sales, open for public viewing from March 16-18 at 70 South Park Street in San Francisco. The exhibition will feature works by blue-chip and mid-career artists from Bonhams’ Spring 2015 sales, including a stabile by Alexander Calder (The Mountain, 1960, Est: $600,000-800,000); a recently rediscovered painting by Robert Indiana (Love, 1965, Est: $150,000-250,000) from the Northern California Estate of Betsy B. Jones, a former painting and sculptu...

Lot 2, Josephine Zettel, Rookwood, Daffodil vase, $500-700.

Everything Goes at Rago’s Unreserved Auction, March 27 And 28 – Two Days of Modern and Early 20TH C. Furnishings, Art and Collectibles

Released: March 6, 2015

Rago Auctions is holding a 1589 lot Unreserved Auction over two days, Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, 2015 starting at 10 a.m. In an unreserved auction, the highest bid, no matter how low, is the selling price - and everything must sell. “Rago Unreserved is all about better art and furnishings for less money than you’d pay at a gallery or an urban flea market,” says Michael Ingham, who runs the auction. “It’s for everyone who thinks they can’t afford to buy at auction and have never come to Rago because of it. Everything’s on display from Saturday, March 21st. Browse around. If...

EMILE ALBERT GRUPPE, (American, 1896-1978), MOTIF #1 (ROCKPORT), oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in., $10,000-15,000


Released: March 13, 2015

BOSTON, MA: Grogan & Company’s annual March Auction promises to bring diverse and quality offerings to Beacon Hill. Featuring approximately 350 lots of Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, and Decorative Arts, the auction will be held on Sunday, March 22nd at Grogan & Company’s Boston gallery. The 20th century American paintings portion of the sale is particularly strong. Highlights include a John Marin (American, 1870-1953) watercolor from the collection of 20th century American philanthropist John Nicholas Brown II. The 11 ¾ x 9 ¼ inch watercolor, titled Lower New York and dated 1921, ...

Pink, Gray and Green, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 68 inches

Wolf Kahn: Color & Complexity

Released: March 5, 2015

March 7 - April 25, 2015 Jerald Melberg Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new paintings and pastels by internationally acclaimed artist, Wolf Kahn. Wolf Kahn is widely considered the preeminent landscape painter in America. Color is his signature. Continually striving for a deeper insight into the possibilities of color, Wolf Kahn makes landscape paintings with unmatched luminosity. Wolf Kahn was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1927. He arrived in the United States in 1940 and in 1945 graduated from the High School of Music and Art in New York. He then spent time in the Navy and a...

Temporary Space Partners with PlanetRock Foundation for Coffee & Tea Pop-up

Released: March 5, 2015

Funds from Donation-Driven Coffee Shop Support Academic All-Stars    Temporary Space, a new exhibition platform for mid-to-late career artists is pleased to welcome PlanetRock Foundation’s pop-up coffee & tea shop.  Launching in conjunction with Temporary Space on March 21, 2015, PlanetRock will be open Monday-Saturday from 10am-8pm.  All proceeds will benefit PlanetRock Foundation’s first annual Academic All-Star Celebration. “Temporary Space is committed to empowering artists and those who support the arts.  We are pleased to partner with PlanetRo...

Peter Joyce, Flooded Pools, 2014.

Remote Western France Comes to London in Peter Joyce Exhibition

Released: March 5, 2015

The extraordinary marsh landscape of Western France and its rare salt pans is coming to London, in the form of paintings by highly regarded abstract painter, Peter Joyce. Jenna Burlingham Fine Art is holding its first solo exhibition in London for Joyce entitled ‘Moving South’. The exhibition is to be held at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6BN on Wednesday, May 6 -  Sunday, May 10 2015.  Peter Joyce – who is fast being recognised as one to watch by collectors and interior decorators - is well known and highly regarded among Modern British artists. His wo...

Perceval (Atelier), Air France, 1948, Lithograph backed on linen, 24.2” x 39.2” unframed.

Affordable Classics: Posters for the New Collector at the International Poster Gallery, On View March 24 - April 30, 2015

Released: March 4, 2015

BOSTON, MA - International Poster Gallery (IPG) proudly presents “Affordable Classics: Posters for the New Collector”, a show and sale of 50 original vintage posters under $2500 that reveal why the field remains one of the best for newcomers. The show features fine examples from several styles, subjects and eras to indicate the incredible breadth of opportunities for any budding collector or home decorator. Highly accessible, beautifully printed and designed, and often by world-leading artists, advertising posters have more than a 30 year track record of appreciation.  A “New Colle...

Cliff Garten’s “Los Angeles Opens Its Heart of Compassion” Put Forward for Architizer A+ Award

Released: March 4, 2015

 Cliff Garten’s “Los Angeles Opens Its Heart of Compassion” Put Forward for Architizer A+ Award Iconic Suspended Sculpture Hallmark of Architectural Renaissance in LA’s Historic Koreatown (March 1, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA) Artist Cliff Garten’s “Los Angeles Opens Its Heart of Compassion” has been put forward for two Architizer A+ Awards. Considered a launching pad for architectural change and revitalization in the heart of LA’s historic Koreatown, the stunning suspended sculpture is under consideration for The Plus Category: Architecture + Light and for People’s Choice Awar...

Douglas Miller stands in front of a wall mural composed of fish fossils.

Online Advertising Helps Green River Stone Strengthen Their Brand

Released: March 4, 2015

Douglas Miller of Green River Stone Company ( recently spoke with The Curator’s Eye ( about his company’s unique approach to the fossil market and how he utilizes internet advertising to brand his company to potential collectors from across the globe. Green River Stone was founded with a focus on fossils as both an artistic visual medium, as well an important contribution to the scientific community. Douglas Miller and his partner Greg Laco founded Green River Stone fifteen years ago with the intention of doing something unique within the f...

Janet Mait, "A Romance," 2014, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 48

"Summer of Abstraction" at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: March 5, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art announced that its summer exhibition schedule will highlight new developments in abstraction.  The gallery will exhibit known masters along with emerging new voices across media. "Artists continue to discover new dimensions in abstraction, and abstraction remains the dominant mode of artistic expression," explains Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. "We are calling this our 'Summer of Abstraction' to call attention to our exploration." Lyrical abstraction, conceptual abstraction, geometric abstraction, abstract expressionism and fusion will all see strong represen...

Temporary Space Launches with Extensive Career Retrospective of Works by Artist Richard Shelton

Released: March 4, 2015

"Richard Shelton, 50 Years of Painting" Debuts on March 21, 2015 Temporary Space, an entirely new art-viewing and buying platform that incorporates a physical and digital experience, will launch on March 21st with a unique exhibition celebrating the works of Richard Shelton.  The exhibition will be organized into two acts featuring a diverse body of work created over the past 50 years.  Richard Shelton, 50 Years of Painting will be on view through June 2015.   Richard Shelton has used the human figure to express his observations about the world and the times in whic...

Ink Lotus by H.H.  Dorje Chang III, with poem inscription.

Art by H.H. Dorje Chang III, Emperor Xuande, and Qianlong Emperor Lead Gianguan Auctions' Asia Week Sale

Released: March 4, 2015

When Gianguan Auctions holds its Asia Week sale on Sunday, March 22nd, it will open the day with an archetypal collection of Chinese scroll paintings. Perhaps the most media-watched work to come to the podium is a contemporary scroll painting by H. H. Dorje Chang III. Entitled Ink Lotus, it is an explosion of ink and bold color, tempered with subtleties. An inscribed poem translates, ”An utter chaos strewn with broken strokes: a peculiar sight, yet wondrously endowed with a soul-soothing charm”. With 2 artist seals, the painting has a pre-sale catalog estimate u...

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