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Robert Heinecken.  Multiple Solution Puzzle .  1965.  Sixteen gelatin silver prints on wood, 11 1/4 × 11 1/4 × 1" (28.6 × 28.6 × 2.5 cm) overall.  Col lection Maja Hoffmann, Zurich.  © 2013 The Robert Heinecken Trust

The Hammer Museum presents Robert Heinecken: Object Matter

Released: September 4, 2014

The Hammer Museum presents Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, the first retrospective of the work of Robert Heinecken since his death in 2006. The exhibition covers four decades of the artist’s remarkable practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s. Describing himself as a “para‐photographer,” because his work stood “beside” or “beyond” traditional ideas associated with photography, Heinecken was a self‐taught photographer and pioneer in the postwar Los Angeles art scene. He worked across multiple mediums, including photography, sculpture, video, print...

“Isola dei Pescatore, Lago Maggiore,” oil on canvas, 24” x 36” 2013

Fischbach Gallery Presents Italia, New Paintings by Brad Marshall

Released: September 4, 2014

The Fischbach Gallery is pleased to present Italia, an exhibition of recent paintings by Brad Marshall, opening 12 September and continuing through 11 October 2014.  There will be an opening reception for the Artist, Friday, September 12 from 5 to 7pm. This is Marshall’s sixth solo exhibition at The Fischbach Gallery. The panoramic paintings in Italia resulted from the extensive trip Brad Marshall took in 2013.  However, they are not meant to be a simple travelogue, or post cards from the road. Similar to nineteenth century Hudson River School painters, Marshall is attracted t...

“Community”, 2013, Mixed Media on Canvas, 50 x 60 cm

Let’s keep together! - Teaching Tolerance on Canvas

Released: September 4, 2014

Let’s keep together! Teaching Tolerance on Canvas Carmen Rantzuch-Doll at Red Dot Miami 2014 by Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, Art Historian In the heart of Midtown Miami’s Wynwood Art District, Red Dot presents upcoming contemporary art in an elegant, gallery-style exhibition space. The juried, contemporary art fair is featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. Miami’s Wynwood Art District is the home to more than fifty galleries, five museums, seven art complexes and many art fairs and studios. Global art lovers enjoy discovering this district and named it one ...

Alex Katz, White Roses, 2014, 43 x 86 in., ed.  50, signed by the artist.

Art Silicon Valley / San Francisco Names Exhibitors for Inaugural Show

Released: September 3, 2014

The inaugural edition of Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF) - Art Miami’s first international, contemporary and modern art fair on the West Coast – takes place over Columbus Day Weekend, October 9 -12, 2014. Centrally located between Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the fair will present 75 of the world’s most respected galleries and art institutions, representing 750 artists from 42 countries including Italy, France, Germany, England, The Netherlands, South Korea, Switzerland and Venezuela, among others.  The fair will spotlight investment quality works of art alongside im...

Claude Conover "Mayac" Vase.

Danish and American Design for September 7th at Clarke

Released: September 3, 2014

Fitting in well with a most impressive lineup of fine art, sterling silver, jewelry, antiques, and Asian works, the midcentury design selection at Clarke Auction will feature the best of the best on September 7th at 12pm. The selection will begin with several featured lots from post-war American designers. For example, there will be several lots of Paul McCobb including a travertine top and brass tea cart for the Irwin Collection distributed by Calvin. Also by Paul McCobb for Calvin, a beautiful darker finish server with brass accent pulls and “x” stretcher, and a blondewood desk. Al...

Running shoe designed by Thilo Alex Brunner for Swiss shoe company On.

MassArt's Bakalar & Paine Galleries present EXCELLENT SWISS DESIGN

Released: September 3, 2014

Massachusetts College of Art & Design's Bakalar & Paine Galleries Present: EXCELLENT SWISS DESIGN Celebrating Ingenuity and Sustainability in Contemporary Design September 10-November 22, 2014 Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)'s Bakalar & Paine Galleries present EXCELLENT SWISS DESIGN from September 10-November 22, 2014.  EXCELLENT SWISS DESIGN is a celebration of ingenuity and sustainability featuring contemporary design in the areas of communication, f...

An exhibition of major new painting and sculptures inspired by 16th and 17th century decorated sea maps by MacArthur-award winning artist Mark Bradford, on view at the Rose Art Museum, Sept.  11, 2014, to Dec.  21, 2014.

Rose Art Museum Receives Grants from Andy Warhol Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Released: September 3, 2014

Christopher Bedford, Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, has announced two major grants, both for $100,000, from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The Warhol Foundation grant will support the exhibition, Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood, opening in September 2015. The Mellon Foundation grant will support three years of programming triggered by the hiring of a Curator of Academic Projects, an innovative position specifically designed to integrate the Rose’s collections and programs into teaching and learning at the un...

Rolph Scarlett, Untitled, Mixed media on paper, 9 x 12, c.  1940

"The Art of Tomorrow: Rolph Scarlett Works on Paper" at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: September 3, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art will exhibit works on paper by American modernist great Rolph Scarlett beginning Thursday, September 11 and continuing throughout September.  Included will be a series of Miro-esque works from the 1940s and a series of black and white works from the early 1950s that predate Motherwell and are contemporaneous with work done by Franz Kline. Also included will be a series of surrealist works by the artist. Scarlett was a favorite of noted collector and museum founder Solomon Guggenheim and there are more than 30 of his works in the collection of the Guggenh...

The Fantasy Factory: New Works by Ye Hongxing, September 7 - October 26, 2014, Art+ Shanghai Gallery

The Fantasy Factory: New Works by Ye Hongxing

Released: September 2, 2014

"Everybody must have a fantasy." – Andy Warhol. Contemporary China exists in a state of fantasy, and artist Ye Hongxing is no exception. Art+ Shanghai Gallery's exhibition The Fantasy Factory: New Works by Ye Hongxing explores the creative process of fantasy and the fantastic through mixed media works of stickers on canvas. Beijing-based artist Ye Hongxing plays with the world she perceives around her, injecting pop culture and a sense of sardonic humor into her works like a modern-day female Andy Warhol. At once whimsical and witty, her works cannot help but tease: What's real and wha...

Artwork by Western Visions Featured Artists: left, “Arctic Loon” by Ewoud de Groot, oil on canvas on panel, 22 x 22 inches, $15,600; right, “Little Horse Trotting” by Gwynn Murrill, bronze sculpture (edition of 9), 12.5 x 17 x 3 inches, $18,000.

100 Top Artists Gather in Jackson Hole for Western Visions “Wild 100”

Released: September 1, 2014

Top contemporary wildlife artists – and collectors – from around the world will congregate at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., this September. With a new “Wild 100” approach to its annual Western Visions® fundraiser, the museum will showcase a combination of well-established top-selling artists and emerging talents who will be the next generation of leading wildlife artists in an exceptional arts experience that is a cornerstone of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. Major events in the month-long Western Visions fundraiser include: September 11: A Wild 100 Ar...

Elizabeth Catlett (American 1915-2012), Bust of Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr.  (Estimate $50,000-$70,000)

Weschler’s Fall Auction to Feature Washington, D.C.-Based African American Artists

Released: August 29, 2014

Weschler’s Auctioneers September 19th Capital Collections Estate Auction begins its 2014-2015 season by featuring an important selection of 20th century African American works of art cultivated from prominent Washington, D.C. collections. Notable artists including Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones, Alma Woodsey Thomas, and Sam Gilliam make this a particularly important sale for the D.C. area. Two notable sculptures by artist and activist, Elizabeth Catlett, come to auction from the esteemed collection of her personal friend and Civil Rights pioneer, the Reverend Douglas Moore and his...

Marjorie Strider, The Invitation, acrylic on canvas, 2010, 36 x 84

Pioneering Female Pop Artist Marjorie Strider Passes Away

Released: September 2, 2014

Pioneering female pop artist Marjorie Strider passed away last Wednesday at her home in Saugerties, New York. Strider, born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, was 81 years old. Throughout her 50-year career, Strider relished transgressing convention.  Her work could be, at once, acutely minimalist, recognizably “Pop”, slyly erotic and completely authoritative. This was a woman who knew who she was and what she wanted to say.  It was 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 gener...

LEAVES Opens at Steven Harvey Projects: Sunday, September 7

Released: August 29, 2014

September 7- October 12, 2014              Opening: Sunday, September 7, 6-8 pm  steven harvey fine art projects / shfap            208 Forsyth Street New York, NY 10002                Weds – Sun 12 – 6pm and by appointment 2 locations: 208 forsyth st and 237 eldridge st Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects presents Leaves, a survey of contemporary drawings and works on paper by Peter Acheson, Mequitta Ahuja,&n...

Peter Klasen, La Cible, 1967.  Acrylic on Canvas.  39 x 28 inches


Released: August 29, 2014

This October, international art dealers Waterhouse & Dodd will be moving their main New York gallery space to the next door building on Madison Avenue. Their new 2nd floor gallery at 960 Madison boasts 22 feet of windows onto Madison Avenue and will provide a beautiful open exhibition space. Ray Waterhouse, co-owner of the business that he star ted with Jonathan Dodd in 1987, says “We are really looking forward to utilizing the space of this larger gallery and having the opportunity to have a more visible presence on Madison Avenue. I’ve been searching for the ri...

From 20th century premier designer Diego Giacometti (Switzerland, 1902-1985) will be this console rectangulaire to be offered for $80,000 to $120,000.


Released: August 28, 2014

On September 13, 14, and 15, 2014, Clars Auction Gallery will host what is anticipated to be the largest sale in the firm’s history. In a year where each monthly sale surpassed all previous records for that month, their September event will be an exciting world-class experience for buyers and collectors around the globe.   THE FINE ART The importance of the fine art to be offered is remarkable. Roy Lichtenstein’s (American, 1993 – 1997) ‘’Study for Still Life with Dossier,’’(PHOTO 1) will be the leading offering in this category. This drawing—the only known study for the 1976...

A new iPhone app from artist Miranda July will be part of the exhibition, Conversation Piece, at MFA Boston.

iPhone App as Art to be Featured in Exhibition at MFA Boston

Released: August 28, 2014

A new iPhone app by artist, filmmaker and writer Miranda July (born in 1974) will form part of the exhibition, Conversation Piece at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), on October 10. The first app to be featured as an artwork at the Museum, Somebody (2014) will join performance, installation, sculpture and video in an exhibition of works that invite interaction by serving as platforms for conversation. As a mobile app, Somebody proposes a new way to communicate: when "somebody" sends a friend a message, it doesn’t go directly to that that friend, but to another nearby user. That u...

Robert Frank (U.S.A., b.  Switzerland, 1924), Detroit, 1955.  Gelatin silver print.  Gift of Raymond B.  Gary, 1984.492.15 © Robert Frank

Groundbreaking exhibition of photographs by Robert Frank sheds new light on his legendary work, The Americans

Released: August 27, 2014

In 1955 and 1956, Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank (b. 1924) traveled throughout the United States on a Guggenheim Fellowship, photographing ordinary people in their everyday lives. His book The Americans—83 photographs, mostly from those travels, published in 1959—repudiated the bland good cheer of the magazines with an image of the country that was starkly at odds with the official optimism of postwar prosperity. The book became a landmark of photographic history; but Frank soon turned to filmmaking, and the rest of his early photographic career was largely forgotten. An important gr...

Luciano Ventrone (b.  1942) Sogno, 2013 Oil on linen 51 3/16 x 51 3/16 inches

Luciano Ventrone: The Thrill of the Real

Released: August 27, 2014

September 4 – October 4, 2014    In his upcoming showing at Hollis Taggart Galleries, Luciano Ventrone presents a paradoxical thrill in his paintings.  Luciano Ventrone: The Thrill of the Real examines the foundation of Ventrone’s skilled technique and his deceptively classic still lifes.  Comprised of twenty paintings, one of the most striking themes is the artist’s uncanny precision. Working directly from photographs, Ventrone allows himself access to details that may not be seen from the human eye alone.  The artist proves his achievement of paint handl...

Sarah Churgin

Open House at Rago on September 9th Features Panel Presentation “The Stories Things Carry”

Released: August 27, 2014

Open House at Rago on September 9th Features Panel Presentation “The Stories Things Carry”  Lambertville, NJ:  Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, September 9 at 6 p.m., featuring a panel presentation, “The Stories Things Carry”.  Featuring Rago specialists, the presentation takes place during the preview week for the Rago Estates and Unreserved auctions to be held on September 12, 13, and 14.   The staff at Rago sees scores of consignment inquiries daily. Infrequently but inevitably, each of us confronts objects that take hold of ou...

Sonia Falcone, "Color field," mixed media installation,

(e)merge art fair Announces 2014 Multinational Roster

Released: August 21, 2014

The (e)merge art fair returns for a fourth year with the 2014 edition featuring an international roster of 85 exhibitors presenting works by 150 artists from 30 countries. Exhibitors will show new works in painting, sculpture, video, performance, installation, and other media. For four days (Oct. 2-5, 2014), the public is welcome to view a carefully curated selection of emerging art at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, exhibited on three levels inside the hotel and throughout the hotel's grounds and public spaces. GALLERY PLATFORM > galleries and art spaces: ARGENTINA: Acuarell Contempor...

Luciano Ventrone, Rotazione, 2013.  Oil on linen.  23 5/8 x 27 5/8 inches

"Luciano Ventrone: The Thrill of the Real" to Open at Hollis Taggart Galleries

Released: August 21, 2014

In his upcoming showing at Hollis Taggart Galleries, Luciano Ventrone presents a paradoxical thrill in his paintings.  Luciano Ventrone: The Thrill of the Real (Sept. 4-Oct, 4, 2014) examines the foundation of Ventrone’s skilled technique and his deceptively classic still lifes.  Comprised of twenty paintings, one of the most striking themes is the artist’s uncanny precision. Working directly from photographs, Ventrone allows himself access to details that may not be seen from the human eye alone.  The artist proves his achievement of paint handling—most notably in F...

Simon, Gudgeon, Tiger Skull – Bronze, limited edition of 9, 25 x 34 x 25cm, £9,500

Leading British sculptor Simon Gudgeon chooses USA for first public outing of new Skulls series

Released: August 21, 2014

Leading British sculptor Simon Gudgeon, best known for his iconic public sculptures of birds at rest, and whose works feature in the collections of the British Royal Family, launches his latest series, Skulls, across the USA this autumn as it is juried into three major museum shows. Skulls reveals an exciting evolution for Gudgeon’s artistic practice and this is the very first time the series will be shown publicly outside of The Gallery at Sculpture by the Lakes. This Dorset sculpture park was created by the artist to provide a unique backdrop for his sculptures and a tranquil environm...

Marisa Tellería, Untitled installation detail, 2014, Mesh, tulle fabric, wire, Dimensions variable

Frost Art Museum Opens Fall Season with Three Enthralling New Exhibitions

Released: August 21, 2014

Three new exhibitions—Marisa Tellería: Still; Kept at Bay: Art on Guantánamo; and Stadtluft Macht Frei (Urban Air Makes You Free)-- offering “sensorial experiences” and new perspectives on current and medieval historical developments will open at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum with a reception on Wednesday, September 10, from 6 to 9 pm; the reception is free of charge and open to the public. Still is an exhibition of the art of FIU alumna and Miami-based artist Marisa Tellería, presenting a series of new works of various scale, from expansive installations to small stand-al...

Uncle Sam, First Man on the Moon, 1983 Carved wood, painted 80” h x 40” w x 23” d.

The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents Richard Gachot’s America

Released: August 21, 2014

The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present Richard Gachot’s America.  This exhibition, on view now through November 23, 2014, celebrates the career of Richard Gachot, whose wry and witty sculptures delight viewers with their social commentary, humor, and imaginative re-use of everyday objects.   Richard Gachot’s America highlights the artist's exploration of themes intrinsic to America's identity, such as Uncle Sam and Miss Liberty, the cotton industry and chicken farming, suburban development, the energy crisis, and our democratic political system.   ...

Durand Seay a Solo Exhibition "Nature & Time" Opening At Gallery 25n

Released: August 21, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Durand Seay a Solo Exhibition "Nature & Time" NEW YORK – Opens August 22, 2014 – Gallery 25N is proud to present a selection of paintings by award winning artist Durand Seay. This solo exhibition of representational to surrealistic/abstraction paintings is inspired by the artist’s fascination with structures found in nature and expressions of time. Durand Seay, artist and architect, is known for his dynamic and colorful oil paintings. About The Artist - Durand Seay lives and creates his art in Montgomery, Alabama and has been an artist and architect f...

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