Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled #225, 1990, chromogenic colour print in artist's frame, 48 1/8 x 33 1/8 in.  (122 x 84 cm.) 54 1/2 x 39 5/8 in.  (138.5 x 100.5 cm.) framed.  © Cindy Sherman.  RIGHT: David Salle, Young Krainer, 1989, diptych - acrylic and oil on canvas with three inserted panels, 84 x 104 1/2 in.  (213.4 x 265.4 cm.) , 86 1/8 x 106 1/4 x 3 in.  (218.7 x 270 x 7.5 cm.) framed.  © David Salle

Skarstedt to Open New London Gallery Space With 'Cindy Sherman and David Salle: History Portraits and Tapestry Paintings'

Released: September 27, 2016

A joint exhibition of eight of Cindy Sherman’s History Portraits (1988 – 1990) and six of David Salle’s Tapestry Paintings (1989 – 1991) opens this October to inaugurate Skarstedt's new London gallery on Bennet Street, St James’s. Designed by Thomas Croft Architects, the new gallery benefits from 5,000 square feet in this historic quarter, enabling Skarstedt to continue its programme of historically-researched and museum-quality exhibitions. Coinciding with Frieze Masters, the exhibition, from 1st October - 26th November 2016, of these important series will provide a renewed perspective ...

 GASPARE TRAVERSI (Napoli 1722 ca.  - Roma 1770) The Monk, the Novice, and the Maiden Oil on canvas 24 3/8 x 29 1/8 inches (62 x 74 cm.)

A Top-Notch Roster of Upper East Side Galleries Launch October Art Week in New York

Released: September 26, 2016

Fifteen of the city’s preeminent galleries—all clustered on the Upper East Side—are hosting simultaneous opening-night receptions to kick off the first edition of October Art Week, October 20 to 26. The gallery receptions, open to the public and comfortably walkable from one another, are being held to expand upon the buzz and excitement generated by the opening of TEFAF in New York City. Taking place at the Park Avenue Armory, TEFAF, the world's premier art fair, will bring together the treasures of nearly 100 dealers from around the globe, showcasing outstanding examples of fine art, ...

Bill Ruprecht joins online marketplace Invaluable as chairman of the company's new advisory board.

Invaluable Appoints William F. Ruprecht Chairman of Advisory Board

Released: September 23, 2016

Invaluable, the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, today announced the appointment of William F. Ruprecht, former president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board at Sotheby’s, as chairman and the inaugural member of Invaluable’s advisory board. With more than 35 years of expertise in the world of fine art and collecting, Ruprecht brings deep industry knowledge and important relationships to Invaluable, where he will work with the leadership team to expand the advisory board and further accelerate business growth. “Bill’s unrival...

Shana Dumont Garr

The Trustees of Reservations Names Shana Dumont Garr Curator at Fruitlands Museum

Released: September 23, 2016

Boston, MA – September 19, 2016 – The Trustees of Reservations is pleased to announce that curator, arts writer, and educator Shana Dumont Garr has joined the organization as Curator at Fruitlands Museum. Before joining The Trustees, Shana was the Director of the Kingston Gallery in Boston. In her role as Curator at Fruitlands, Shana will be overseeing the care of the collections, helping drive an upcoming collection inventory, and managing/curating the exhibits and artist-in-residence programs. “We are thrilled to have Shana join our curatorial team,” says Joanna Ballantine, Trustees...

Thomas Struth (German, born 1954) Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013.  Chromogenic print.  High Museum of Art, Atlanta, purchase with funds from the Donald and Marilyn Keough Family, the Hagedorn Family, Lucinda W.  Bunnen for the Bunnen Collection, and through prior acquisitions, 2014.23.  © Thomas Struth

'Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics' Debuts in U.S. at High Museum

Released: September 20, 2016

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta will be the first museum in the United States to present a new body of work by German photographer Thomas Struth with this major touring exhibition, which will feature more than 30 works by the renowned artist, from October 16, 2016–January 8, 2017. Struth is celebrated for his innovations with large-scale color photography, which span fields of interest such as cityscapes, architecture, portraits, landscapes, museum pictures, and images of technology systems. Nature & Politics will combine various strands of Struth's work—placing particular focus on ...

Doris Salcedo, A Flor de Piel (detail), 2013.  Rose petals and thread.  Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr.  G.  David Thompson, in memory of his son, G.  David Thompson, Jr., Class of 1958, by exchange; purchase through the generosity of Elaine Levin in honor of Mary Schneider Enriquez; and purchase through the generosity of Deborah and Martin Hale, 2014.133.  © Doris Salcedo.  Photo: Joerg Lohse; courtesy of the artist and Alexander and Bonin, New York, and White Cube, London.

Harvard Art Museums Announce Exhibition Examining the Materiality of Recent Sculpture by Doris Salcedo

Released: September 22, 2016

This fall, the Harvard Art Museums present Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning, a new special exhibition featuring recent works by Salcedo, an internationally acclaimed artist whose sculpture and installations transform familiar, everyday objects into moving and powerful testimonies of loss and remembrance. An examination of both mourning and materiality, the exhibition focuses on the last 15 years of Salcedo’s career and the artist’s use of unexpected materials in startling, seemingly impossible ways. Each of Salcedo’s sculptures is a response to political violence and social inj...

Cheryl Ekstrom, artist's proof of a Frits Henningsen High-back Wing Chair in Stainless Steel

A Vanguard of Four Influential L.A. Galleries Head to Manhattan for an Exhibition at Robert Kuo Gallery, 303 Spring Street, October 5 to November 21

Released: September 22, 2016

A quartet of highly esteemed Los Angeles galleries of decorative art and design are lined up for an important exhibition curated by Robert Kuo and Judith Lance. The galleries are partnering to inaugurate an experiential joint presentation of their collections that will create a discourse on contemporary design taking place in Los Angeles. Titled “Robert Kuo Selects: Studio and Found Collections and Represented Artists,” the exhibition features latest collections by JF Chen, Blackman Cruz, Dana John and Kuo himself, all of whom are presenting at Kuo’s New York gallery, located at 303 Spri...

Sam Gilliam, What Did You in London Town?, acrylic, 1973.  Estimate $120,000 to $180,000.

1960s-70s Abstraction Shines as Part of African-American Fine Art Auction at Swann Galleries

Released: September 13, 2016

New York— On Thursday, October 6, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of African-American Fine Art, featuring a variety of media by artists spanning the last 150 years. The top lot in the sale is a recently discovered Norman Lewis painting titled Birds in Flight, oil and metallic paint on canvas, 1953, estimated at $150,000 to $250,000. The artist is also represented by the first work on canvas from his Seachange series to come to auction, Block Island, 1975, a monumental blue oil painting estimated at $120,000 to $180,000, as well as a fine selection of works on paper. Swann Galleries ...

James Edward Buttersworth yacht racing scene.


Released: September 20, 2016

East Dennis, Mass. – The Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc. opens its fall auction season October 15 with the 540-lot Marine Art Auction, highlighted by a James Edward Buttersworth yacht racing scene and 60 lots of scrimshaw from the Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection, widely regarded as the best scrimshaw collection to come on the market in 30 years. Thomas Mittler, who owned a large welding supply company in the Midwest, began his scrimshaw collection in 1969 after attending an antiques show. His collection was the subject of the 2015 book, “Through the Eyes of a Collector: The Scrimshaw Coll...

Shubho Saha (Bangladesh) "Impression of Inexpressive Actions".  Mixed media.

'Tribute to the Disappeared' Exhibition to Open at CUNY on 2nd Anniversary of Night 43 Students Went Missing in Mexico

Released: September 20, 2016

The Halls at Bowling Green Gallery at the Center for Worker Education, The City College of New York (CCNY), CUNY, will present Andrea Arroyo’s “Tribute to the Disappeared,” an exhibition in honor of the thousands of men and women who have disappeared in Mexico, and other victims of injustice around the world. The exhibition will be on view from September 26-October 31, 2016, and is presented in partnership with CCNY's Human Rights Forum, and Frances S. Patai Program in Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies. This exhibition will feature a selection of printed images sent by over 3...

Lot 6 – William Sommer (1867-1949) – Portrait of Tess

Modern, Contemporary And Conceptual Art

Released: September 20, 2016

Gray's is honored to represent the estate of Bill Radawec (1952 – 2011), a nationally renowned Cleveland artist, curator and collector. The auction on September 28 consists of Bill's own work, works of art collected through his relationships with other artists together with artwork from the collections of other notable collectors. Up for auction are many of the works exhibited at Shaheen Modern and Contemporary's “Bill Radawec Retrospective” exhibit in November 2011. "The show was a fitting introduction, and tribute, to an artist known for having an odd, quirky and eccentric sensibility, l...

Laura Sparks

Laura Sparks Chosen as First Female President of Cooper Union

Released: September 19, 2016

Laura Sparks, executive director of the William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia, has been elected president of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, effective January 4, 2017. Sparks will be the first woman to lead the institution. Sparks is a leader in the field of community-focused philanthropy. At the William Penn Foundation, a leading philanthropy with an endowment greater than $2 billion, she was responsible for numerous initiatives addressing social and environmental challenges in America’s fifth largest city and for designing programs in education, public space,...

Harmony Korine.  Burst Manga, 2014.  Ink on canvas, 102 x 84 in.  Collection of David Perry.  © Harmony Korine.  Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.  Photography by Robert McKeever

Frist Center Presents Paintings by Filmmaker and Artist Harmony Korine

Released: September 19, 2016

An exhibition of paintings by Nashville-based filmmaker and artist Harmony Korine will be on view at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts from November 4, 2016, to January 16, 2017. Korine, who is best known as the filmmaker/auteur of such films as Kids, Gummo, Trash Humpers, and Spring Breakers, is also an accomplished painter, having shown works in museums throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Japan, since 1999. The twelve large and dynamic works of Shadows and Loops have the improvisatory spirit of outsider art and share some of the disruptive qualities of his films. ...

Julie Mehretu, Cairo, 2013.  Ink and acrylic on canvas.

Julie Mehretu in Conversation with Ahmed Kanna | Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings

Released: September 20, 2016

Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings Julie Mehretu in conversation with Ahmed Kanna Monday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m. The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research, a nonprofit research and advocacy group, announces the publication of Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings, the fifth book in its Urban Research (UR) series. With eleven essays by leading scholars, the book includes a special section featuring art works by internationally acclaimed artist Julie Mehretu. A conversation with Julie Mehret...

"The Reception" by Arturo Ricci

European, American Paintings Impress at Brunk Auctions

Released: September 19, 2016

Sales at Brunk Auctions totaled over $1.9 million during the course of their three-day catalog sale from September 15-17. Both European and American paintings achieved exceptional results, with strong prices in Chinese as well. The regional auction house achieved these results by reaching a broad international audience.   The Reception, an elaborate interior scene by the Italian artist Arturo Ricci, sold for $96,000, and was the top-selling lot in the auction. The genre painting features eleven figures actively engaging one another and was previously held at Richard Green Gallery in Lo...

Installation view at MoMA

MoMA Launches Comprehensive Online Exhibition History

Released: September 17, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art announces the release of an extensive digital archive accessible to historians, students, artists, and anyone concerned with modern and contemporary art: a comprehensive account of the Museum’s exhibitions from its founding, in 1929, to today. This new digital archive, which will continue to grow as materials become available, is now accessible on MoMA’s website, at Providing an unparalleled history of the Museum’s presentation of modern and contemporary art on a widely available platform, the project features over 3,500 exhibitions, illustrated...

2nd Annual Artist's Choice International Juried Art Competition

2nd Annual "Artist's Choice" Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: September 16, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Artist’s Choice” international online juried art exhibition. This open competition has no specific theme and artists and photographers, worldwide, are encouraged to submit their best works in any subject matter and any of the accepted mediums. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational and/or nonrepresentational art. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’...

Colette Fu, Rodin Museum: Lovers, from the series “Haunted Philadelphia,” 2005–06; Artist’s book with color prints, Chinese Joss paper and Philadelphia newspapers, 53 x 36 x 22 in.  (open); NMWA; Museum purchase with funds donated by Lynn Johnston and Julie Garcia; © Colette Fu; Photo by Lee Stalsworth

Incredible Pop-Up Books by Colette Fu Explore Human Drama, Culture in New Exhibit

Released: September 15, 2016

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents Wanderer/Wonderer: Pop-Ups by Colette Fu, on view Oct. 14, 2016–Feb. 26, 2017. This focus exhibition highlighting the book artist and photographer Colette Fu (b. 1969) features 12 works inspired by eerie historical sites in Philadelphia, and life and culture in China’s Yunnan Province. Fu creates complex pop-up book sculptures that combine images of people, architecture and nature. She engages passionately with myths, legends and folklore. The drama of her subjects is matched by her powerful imagery and exceptional engineering skil...

Ethel Schwabacher, Two, 1957, Oil on Canvas, 60" x 50"

Women! Women! (of the 50's)

Released: August 1, 2016

Women! Women! (of the ‘50s) September 15 - November 12, 2016 Opening Reception: September 15, 6-8pm Gallery One: Ethel Schwabacher Gallery Two: Lynne Drexler, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Grace Hartigan, Claire Falkenstein, Perle Fine, Sonia Gechtoff, Buffie Johnson, Jeanne Miles, Louise Nevelson, Betty Parsons, Liz Whitney Quisgard, Jeanne Reynal, Yvonne Thomas, and Stella Waitzkin Before any exhibit on “Women” or “Older Artists” was on the horizon, the Anita Shapolsky Gallery celebrated them with the exhibition “Over 85 – Still Creating” (Amaranth Ehrenhalt, 88, Sonia Gechtoff, 89, and...

Artist: Charles Knight (1874 -1953).  "Leopard with Flamingo" - circa 1900 Est: $6,000-8,000

Carlyle Galleries Presents: ”500 Years of Art: Old Masters to Contemporary”  Online Fine Art Auction - Sunday, September 25, 2016

Released: September 14, 2016

Beverly Hills, California - September 14, 2016 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., ( the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, is proud to announce their next auction: 500 Years of Art: Old Masters to Contemporary”  Online Fine Art Auction - Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 10:00AM Pacific Time. Carlyle's latest online auction features nearly 200 lots of fresh-to-the-market paintings, sculpture, prints & multiples. With low starting prices and reasonable estimates, this auction offers many bargains for the sophisticated art buyer.   Carlyle will be...

George IV Silver Covered Soup Tureen Richard Sibley, London, 1820

Weschler’s to Auction Works by Tamayo, Toulouse-Lautrec, Saugy

Released: September 14, 2016

Sept. 16 Sale Features Fine Art, Jewelry, Silver, Furniture WHAT: Capital Collections Estate Auction, a curated sale of fine art, jewelry, furniture & more   WHEN: Fri., Sept. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. Preview exhibition Sept. 10-15   WHERE: Weschler’s second floor gallery, 909 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC  INFORMATION: View auction catalogue; general information available at   WASHINGTON -  Weschler’s, DC's only auction house, will present for sale over 300 works of art, fine furniture, jewelry, silver, rugs and more in its Capital Collections sale on Fr...

"Lotus," Zhang Daqian.  Lot 169.  Gianguan Auctions, September 17.

Six Zhang Daqian Paintings At Gianguan Auctions on Saturday

Released: September 14, 2016

When Zhang Daqian and Pablo Picasso met in 1956, the media hailed it as the meeting of East and West. In the 21st century, the two met numerous times as competitors for collectors' attention on the auction blocks of the leading houses. They became the world's top selling artists. On Saturday, September 17, six of Zhang Daqian’s works come to the podium in New York at Gianguan Auctions, 39 W. 56th Street.      The works span the artist's many styles, from detailed portraits to bold and expressive splashed-ink landscapes.They range in value from $8,000 to $600,000, with the majority of lot...

Artist John Coleman sculpting "Two Ravens"

"John Coleman: Past/Present/Future" Exhibition on View at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Sept. 17, 2016 ‒ May 31, 2017

Released: September 14, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Images of American Indians infused with the history and mythology of the American West have made John Coleman one of the nation’s most highly regarded contemporary artists. Beginning Saturday, September 17, visitors to Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West will have the opportunity to see Coleman’s distinctive artworks in a new exhibition spanning more than 40 years of the artist’s career. Entitled “John Coleman: Past/Present/Future,” the Prescott, Arizona-based artist’s retrospective show will be on view through May 31, 2017. The exhibition was made possibl...

Carrie Mae Weems Installation detail, "Ritual and Revolution," 1998.  ©Carrie Mae Weems.  Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

New Work by Carrie Mae Weems opens Onassis Festival of Arts and Ideas, Oct. 13-16

Released: September 13, 2016

The Onassis Cultural Center New York launches its fall season with Antigone Now, the second annual Onassis Festival of Arts and Ideas, October 13‒16, featuring a new work created by acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems presented one time only on opening night. Weems participates in Past Tense, the performance-based piece to be presented on October 13, at 8 pm, at the cultural center, 645 Fifth Avenue, NY. Site-specific installations by three contemporary artists created for Antigone Now will also debut and remain on view through December 15. Through song, text, projection, and video, Weems ...

"Anaya, Rudolfo Alfonso" (born 30 Oct 1937) by Enriquez, Gaspar (born 1942) 2016.  Acrylic on paper.  Frame: 94.3 × 124.9 × 6.4cm (37 1/8 × 49 3/16 × 2 1/2") NPG.2016.100

National Portrait Gallery Recognizes Latino Americans With New Works

Released: September 12, 2016

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has recently added new portraits of prominent Latino figures and artists to its permanent collection. The museum also undertook its first Latino commission: a portrait by El Paso artist Gaspar Enríquez of New Mexican writer Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima. It will be installed in November 2016. Other significant acquisitions for the Portrait Gallery include the remastered 1974 film Mirage by the late Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta; the iconic photograph “¡Yo soy de Cuba la voz, Guantanamera!” by Cuban American photographer Alexis ...

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