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Photography of 2015 Benefit Art Auction.  Image by Mido Lee Productions; courtesy Headlands Center for the Arts.


Released: May 17, 2016

WHAT                        Headlands Center for the Arts will hold its 9th annual Benefit Art Auction featuring work by over 100 artists at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 1. The Benefit is Headlands’ biggest fundraiser and among the Bay Area’s most anticipated events, providing art-lovers and collectors with the opportunity to view and bid on work by both emerging and leading contemporary artists. Approximately 50% of the artists are Headlands alumni. The live auction component of the evening features works by Matt Connors, William Cordo...

Photo credit: Francesco Allegretto

Cross-Cultural Dialogue Takes Center Stage at Exhibition by Celebrated Chinese Artist Qin Feng

Released: May 17, 2016

“Waiting for Qin Feng,” a solo exhibition of work by Chinese ink artist Qin Feng, will be on view in Venice from May 19-June 19, 2016. Installed in three locations including the former Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore, now home to the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (the first contemporary Chinese art installation), The Armenian Catholic Monastery on San Lazzaro Island and Venice International University (VIU) on San Servolo Island, the exhibition will be presented in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and is curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and Ambassador Umberto Vattani. There will...

Lot 797: Important Paul Evans Sculpture Front Cabinet, $135,000 – 175,000


Released: May 16, 2016

Lambertville, NJ On Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold auctions of Early 20th Century and Modern Design. Early 20th C. Design: Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m., 356 lots Featuring rare and early Despondency and Lorelei vases by Artus Van Briggle, an exceptional Losanti vase by Mary Louise McLaughlin and an important single-owner collection of metalwork by Douglas Donaldson. Ceramics by George Ohr, Grueby, Newcomb College, Saturday Evening Girls, Merrimac, W.J. Walley, Rookwood, Walrath, Russell Crook, Jugtown and Fulper from the collection of R...

The Folded Forest by Artist Elizabeth Sanford now in the collection at The Dennis and Leslie Power Library, LCAD

Laguna College of Art and Design Acquires 20,000th Book

Released: May 16, 2016

The Dennis and Leslie Power Library at Laguna College of Art + Design announced the acquisition of its 20,000th book, The Folded Forest, a unique, one of a kind artist’s book by Tennessee-born artist Elizabeth Sanford. Sanford describes herself as “a watercolor painter who was seduced by the book arts.” LCAD Library now has two of Sanford’s works in its collection. The Folded Forest, a hand-cut, double-slotted, accordion structure painted with watercolor and acrylic, explores the allure of what the artist describes as “the three green seasons, beginning with the unfolding of the first wi...

Jack Whitten.  Photo by Mike Lovett.


Released: May 13, 2016

(Waltham, MA) - Abstract artist Jack Whitten will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Brandeis University on May 22. Whitten, whose exhibition “Light Years” was featured at the Rose Art Museum in 2013, will be in conversation with Rose Director Christopher Bedford and Curator at Large Katy Siegel on Saturday May 21 at 2 p.m. in the Pollack Fine Arts Teaching Center. Next year, a book of Whitten’s writings, coedited by Siegel, will be published by the Rose.     Whitten’s decades-long career illustrates a brilliant convergence of creativity, experimentation and political activism. Hi...


Released: May 13, 2016

KLOMPCHING GALLERY is pleased to announce the representation of William Miller, and to make available to the market the Ruined Polaroids series from 2011. Throughout 2011, William Miller experimented with a broken Polaroid SX-70 camera, producing polaroid images, that were essentially partially destroyed by the camera's malfunctioning. With a little ingenuity and finesse in controlling only some aspects of the process, Miller has produced a series of photographs that are colorful abstractions, with the majority of representation of the real world removed. The magic of chance performs a...


Released: May 13, 2016

The FRESH 2016 call for submissions is OPEN! FRESH is the annual summer show produced and presented by the Klompching Gallery. FRESH continues its crossover from the wall to the page to the internet, reflecting the three ways in which photography is displayed, published and disseminated. FRESH curators are W.M. Hunt and Darren Ching. Once again, FRESH is partnering with two innovative media enterprises: BLINK magazine and At Length online. What FRESH 2016 is looking for: We are looking for the very best examples of new contemporary fine art photography. Submissions of single bodies...

AJ Fosik.  The Abyss Stares Back, 2011 Wood, paint and nails.  39 × 27 × 14 inches.  Collection of Ken and Lauren Golden.  Photograph by Max Yawney.

One-of-a-Kind Meets Once-in-a-Lifetime as Virginia MOCA Unveils “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose”

Released: May 13, 2016

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) announces the opening of “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” (“Turn the Page”), on view May 22 through Dec. 31, 2016. The exhibition is a collaborative initiative by two like-minded organizations, MOCA and Hi-Fructose, The New Contemporary Art Magazine, based in San Francisco, California. The exhibition, curated by MOCA, is a retrospective of the magazine, featuring 51 of some of the foremost contemporary artists of this decade. “Turn the Page” represents the museum’s first large-scale contemporary retrospective and the first t...

Stan Brodsky, "Blue Burst," 2016, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 24

"Stan Brodsky at 91" Opens Memorial Day Weekend at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: May 13, 2016

Lawrence Fine Art will open "Stan Brodsky at 91" at its East Hampton gallery on Memorial Day weekend with an opening reception on Saturday, May 28 from 7:30-9:30 pm. The exhibition opens the gallery's summer season. It is part of a series of exhibitions and presentations over the summer focusing on artists in their 80s and 90s. These will conclude in August with a group show called "Works in Progress: Artists in their 80s and 90s." "We are so pleased to present Stan's new work," said gallery owner Howard Shapiro.  "A modest man in person, his work speaks for itself.  It is color incarn...

Auctionata and Paddle8 management

Paddle8 and Auctionata unite to form 'the global online leader in art, collectibles and vintage luxury'

Released: May 11, 2016

Auctionata and Paddle8 announced Thursday that they are joining forces to create the global leader in online art, collectibles and vintage luxury. The joint company will immediately become one of the top 10 auction houses worldwide outside of China and the fastest growing company in the sector. Paddle8 and Auctionata share a vision of being the destination of choice for the 21st century collector as well as art dealers. Auctionata has already established a presence in Europe as the leading German auction platform. In the U.S., Paddle8 is the largest online auction platform and has strong b...

Jeppe Hein, Semicircular Mirror Labyrinth NY, 2015.  High polished stainless steel and aluminum.  106 1/4 x 346 1/2 x 338 1/2 inches (270 x 880 x 860 cm).  © Jeppe Hein, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

Massachusetts Preservation Nonprofit to Launch Series of Contemporary Art Installations at Historic Places

Released: May 11, 2016

Organized by Boston-Based Guest Curator Pedro Alonzo, Trustees will Present Site-Specific, Contemporary, Art Installations by Renowned International Artists in 2016 and 2017 Summer 2016 Installations Will Be Presented by Sam Durant at the Old Manse in Concord and Jeppe Hein at World’s End in Hingham The Trustees, Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation nonprofit, announces the launch of a two-year outdoor art initiative with installations by renowned artists Sam Durant and Jeppe Hein to open this summer at two of its cultural properties. The Trustees, whose 115 properti...

Lot 80 - Mary Elizabeth Price, The Well Digger from Titusville - Sold for: $ 50,000

Top lots from Francis Bacon, Mary Elizabeth Price and Fern Coppedge in Rago’s $1.5 Million Fine Art Auction on May 7

Released: May 12, 2016

  Contact: Miriam Tucker                            (609) 397-9374 x 141                                                                                                                   For Immediate Release     TOP LOTS FROM FRANCIS BACON, MARY ELIZABETH PRICE AND FERN COPPEDGE IN RAGO’S $1.5 MILLION FINE ART AUCTION ON MAY 7.                     Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 19th-20th C. American and European Art and Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions on May 7 brought $1.5 million in sales.     Post-War and Contemporary...

"Peacock and Poppies", Oil on gold leaf on board, 30 x 28 inches

MME Fine Art is Pleased to Announce the Opening of "Exotic Beauty - Birds in Paradise by Jesse Arms Botke" One of the Most Celebrated Decorative Artists of the 20th Century on View May 12th - July 22, 2016

Released: May 10, 2016

  In the days of changing fashions and isms in art in which verities all too often seem to have been forgotten in fads and fancies of the moment, it is a relief to find an artist as self-reliant and devoted to the sane portrayal of beauty as Mrs. Botke.   Alma May Cook, Art Critic for the “Los Angeles Herald Tribune” 1940 MME Fine Art's New York based Principals; Mindy Moak and Elizabeth Stallman have been admiring the work of Jessie Arms Botke for decades and share in Ms. Cook’s sentiments given the current obsession with abstraction in today’s art market and look forward to celebra...

Thomas Nonn, Matter Painting, 2000, Mixed Media, 30" x 40"

Matter Painting

Released: April 2, 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 of the pulp is blended wi...

Victoria Miro, Frieze York 2016.  Photograph by Mark Blower.  Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze.

Frieze New York 2016 Draws Record Attendance, Driving Major Sales

Released: May 10, 2016

The fifth edition of Frieze New York closed on Sunday, May 8, with ambitious presentations from galleries from around the globe that generated exceptional sales and fostered meaningful dialogue with collectors, curators and art enthusiasts. Convening more than 200 galleries from 31 countries, Frieze New York 2016 showcased an extraordinary cross-section of work by established, emerging and under-recognized contemporary artists. The fair drew over 43,000 visitors from across the country and around the world, with record attendance on Preview Day and throughout the week, and reinforced the r...

This magnificent pair of rare Chinese ormolu bronze automaton clocks from the Guangzhou Workshop will be offered as a set for $200,000 - 400,000.

20th Century and Contemporary Fine Art from the Premier Collection of Allan Stone and Magnificent Pair of Rare Chinese Ormolu Automaton Clocks to be offered at Clars May 22nd 2016 Spectacular Auction

Released: May 9, 2016

Clars Auction Gallery’s May 21 and 22, 2016 sale of Fine Art, Decorative Art, Furnishings, Jewelry and Asian Art will feature numerous important investment level collections and individual offerings from premier collections and estates. The May 2016 sale is tracking to be one of the most important in the firm’s history and the Fine Art and Decorative Art to be offered will draw global attention and bidding. FINE ART On Sunday, May 22nd, Clars will be offering a spectacular array of late 20th century Contemporary fine art from one of the world’s premiere collectors, Allan Stone. Spannin...

New building sketch by wHY.

Santa Monica Museum of Art Changes Name, Identity

Released: May 7, 2016

Executive Director Elsa Longhauser and the Board of Directors of the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) announced an exciting institutional transformation beginning with a change of identity. The former Santa Monica Museum of Art will now be known as the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA). The new name reflects the organization’s revitalized mission and new home in a classic industrial building in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’s vibrant Arts District.   This news is accompanied by the additional announcement of a capital campaign and the recognition of lead and major...

The new SFMOMA, view from Yerba Buena Gardens.

SFMOMA Launches New Kind of Museum App, and More

Released: May 5, 2016

The newly expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) features an equally transformed digital program, with mobile technology moving to the forefront of its engagement strategy. The museum now connects with audiences through accessible, interactive experiences that break down the boundaries between art, entertainment and learning. “Our aim all along has been to create a range of digital experiences that reflect not only the Bay Area’s vital role in digital culture, but also the eclectic mix of artistic, social and political viewpoints that make this region so distinctive,” said ...

Francesca Giani

OKCMOA welcomes new curator of modern and contemporary art

Released: May 5, 2016

Francesca Giani has been named curator of modern and contemporary art at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Giani brings five years of curatorial experience to OKCMOA. She was most recently from the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. "We are thrilled to have Francesca join our team and to grow the Museum's expertise in modern and contemporary art," said President and CEO E. Michael Whittington. "Our Washington Gallery of Modern Art collection is one of the highlights of our permanent collection, and we're looking forward to hearing Francesca's insights, as well as ...


Released: May 5, 2016

JIM NAUGHTEN: ANIMAL KINGDOM April 20–May 28, 2016 Klompching Gallery is pleased to present Animal Kingdom, an exhibition of contemporary stereoscope photographs by British photographer, Jim Naughten. This exhibition forms the artist’s third solo show with the gallery, and is accompanied by the release of his new monograph, Animal Kingdom, published by Prestel. The Animal Kingdom project brings together a stunning exploration of Victorian and Edwardian Natural History specimens, utilizing the process of stereoscopy—developed in the 1800s to create the illusion of viewing photogra...


Released: May 4, 2016

The Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc., New England’s oldest established auction house, announces the opening of a satellite office at 5 Roosevelt Avenue in Mystic, Connecticut, effective May 9. The office will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays and by appointment for antiques and fine art appraisal and consignment services. “For more than 60 years Eldred’s has remained true to its commitment of personalized, expert service to our worldwide clientele,” said Joshua Eldred, company president. “Southern New England has been underserved in the auction market, but at this new office we will be able fulf...

Yakou, Midnight Hopes

Contemporary Asian Art On View During Frieze Week

Released: May 3, 2016

New York Art Wave Project in partnership with the uptown-based organization, The West Harlem Art Fund, presents FUSION EAST WEST during Frieze Week from May 5th through the 10th. Over a dozen artists from NYC and Japan will exhibit in the UR Concept Space Gallery. Lead Curator Sai Morikawa has assembled an array of artists that spotlights the art scene in Japan Now. Understanding the importance of NY’s international scene, Morikawa teamed with NYC curator Savona Bailey-McClain and her organization that has experience presenting works of artists from the global diaspora. Participating...

“Cr24 Chromium” by Nancy Lorenz.  White gold leaf, aqua resin, watercolor, pigment, gesso on panel.  Courtesy Morgan Lehman Gallery


Released: May 3, 2016

For Palm Beach designer Gil Walsh’s premier showing at New York’s renowned Kips Bay Decorator Show House, benefitting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, she will be featuring the painting, “Cr24 Chromium,” by renowned contemporary abstract artist Nancy Lorenz. “I was so moved by Nancy’s work,” says Walsh, who has created distinctive interiors as diverse as the office of the CEO of a major television network, an historic Palm Beach mansion and a Relais & Chateaux resort, not to mention countless private residences and yachts in Palm Beach, New York, Martha’s Vineyard and Pittsburgh. ...

2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Esteemed Designers and Architects Transform Lenox Hill Mansion for 44th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Released: May 3, 2016

Nation’s Leading Designers and Architects Transform Newly Built Lenox Hill Mansion to Benefit Premier Non-Profit Organization in its 100th Year Twenty-one of the nation’s most celebrated interior designers and architects traveled from across the country to participate in this year’s 44th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, hosted by New York’s premiere local youth organization, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. Each designer has spent the eight weeks transforming a distinct space in The Carlton House Townhouse at 19 East 61st Street in New York City’s iconic Lenox Hill neighborhood. ...

From the "Dreames" Series by Aida Tejada | Mixed-Media, Pigment Ink transfer on Acrylic Skin; 18”x21”; 2015

Become “At Home with Art”! Announcing the 2016 Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show’s Featured Artists

Released: May 3, 2016

15 South Florida artists have been selected to exhibit their work as part of the “At Home with Art” showcase at the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show, May 27-30 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Broward County Convention Center. Artists are selected through a submission process based on their skills and willingness to serve as South Florida art ambassadors. The mission of the program is to: (1) demonstrate that fine art is an intrinsic part of the home; (2) allow artists to interact with the community and help people understand artistic process and intention; (3) provide outr...

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