Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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Matthais Stomer (Ca.  1600 – after 1652?) "The Martyrdom of St.  Bartholomew" Oil on canvas 44 x 62 inches (111.8 x 157.5 cm)

Upper East Side's Premier Fine and Decorative Arts Galleries Celebrate October Art Week

Released: October 2, 2017

Thanks to last year’s enthusiastic response from both dealers and the public alike, the second edition of October Art Week will once again take place alongside TEFAF New York and Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions. Nineteen of the world’s preeminent fine and decorative art dealers will open their doors to the public on October 26 through November 2 for this celebratory occasion. The gallery receptions—open to the public and within walking distance from each other—add to the excitement generated by TEFAF New York. Holding forth at the Park Avenue Armory, this ...

Carlos Cruz-Diez, "Chromosaturation," 1965/2017, mixed media (Palm Springs Art Museum)

Palm Springs Exhibition Focuses on South American Epicenters of Midcentury Kinetic Art

Released: September 28, 2017

Palm Springs Art Museum is now showing Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954-1969, the first in-depth examination of the pioneering South American artists of the international Kinetic Art Movement. This vibrant, groundbreaking exhibition will be on view through January 15, 2018. “Kinetic Art emerged in Europe in the early 20th century with its progenitors employing light, space, and motion to create an ethereal, almost sensuous experience for the viewer,” said Elizabeth Armstrong, Palm Springs Art Museum’s JoAnn McGrath Executive Director. “This exhibition serves as an introducti...

“There Is Safety In Numbers (Variation I): Environment Series” - Acrylic on Canvas - 36" x 36"

Loretta Kaufman's Paintings are Chosen for Two Art Exhibitions in October

Released: September 28, 2017

Loretta A. Kaufman is pleased to announce her artwork will appear in two exhibitions during the month of October 2017. Loretta’s acrylic on canvas “‘Sere Deconstructed II: Circle Of Life Series” is one of 36 works selected from over 400 entries for the 37th Annual Faber Birren Color Award Exhibition.  The competition was endowed in 1980 by world-renowned color consultant and author Faber Birren. Thirty-six national artists were chosen and will present their multimedia representations of color in this diverse show.  Over the years, the Faber Birren Color Award Exhibition has grown from ...

Kim Simonsson, Moss Astronaut Holding Helmet, 2017 Stoneware, nylon fibre
35.50h x 19.50w x 15.70d in

“Kim Simonsson: Shaman Party” Opens with Artist Reception at Jason Jacques Gallery, October 11, 2017

Released: September 27, 2017

Jason Jacques Gallery announces “Kim Simonsson: Shaman Party,” a solo exhibition of the Finnish artist’s recent work. Opening October 11 with a reception for the artist from 6 to 9 p.m., the exhibition, which runs through November 7, marks a return to the gallery for Simonsson with new sculptures from his popular Moss People series, which was introduced in 2014.  With life-size ceramic sculptures depicting innocent yet beguiling child figures, Simonsson leads the viewer into an imaginative, fairytale-like world inspired by the forests of Finland.  “The name Moss People refers to childr...

Fusion Art's "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Competition Now Accepting Entries

Fusion Art Announces the 2nd "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Competition

Released: September 27, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that it is now accepting entries for the 2nd Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition. The gallery created this solo art exhibition opportunity as a means for emerging, mid-level and, even, professional artists to gain more worldwide online exposure. Artist Spotlight will highlight individual artists who have an overall body of work to showcase.  From this competition, Fusion Art will select up to nine winning artists - one traditional, one digital & photography, and one 3-dimensional artist (if the gallery has received 3-dimensional entries) each month...

El Layered, by Benjamin Lowder.

Commercial-Turned-Fine Artist Benjamin Lowder Deconstructs His Former Advertising Career With Sacred Geometry In New Patti Astor Curated Exhibit

Released: September 27, 2017

Open Mind Art Space in Los Angeles will present Illinois-based artist Benjamin Lowder’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, Phoneme , featuring all new works, and co-curated by FUN Gallery founder Patti Astor. An artist talk moderated by art critic Shana Nys Dambrot will be held on Saturday, October 7th at 6:00 PM, followed by an opening reception for the artist from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The exhibition will be on view from October 7th through November 3rd, 2017. “Myth or Magic? Painting or Sculpture? Vintage Advertising or Subliminal Messages from the Past? All great art shares a secret...

Mondrian dresses, 1965

Two Museums Debut in Honor of Fashion Legend Yves Saint Laurent

Released: September 27, 2017

Over fifteen years after the haute couture house closed, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris will open on October 3, 2017. It will be located in the legendary hôtel particulier at 5 avenue Marceau where Yves Saint Laurent spent nearly thirty years designing his collections from 1974 to 2002. The same building serves as the headquarters of the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent. Across 450 m2, an ever-changing rotation of retrospective displays and temporary thematic exhibitions will present the Fondation’s rich and unique collection. The inaugural display will present approximate...

Syd Solomon.  Islandscape, 1980.  Acrylic and aerosol enamel on canvas.  82 x 76 inches.


Released: October 5, 2017

Berry Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by SYD SOLOMON (1917-2004) to celebrate the centenary of his birth. Syd Solomon: Time and Tide will open on October 12 and run through November 11, 2017. This centenary exhibition precedes the artist’s traveling museum retrospective to open at Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, in October 2018. The retrospective, which will also travel to the John and Mable Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida, is accompanied by a 96-page exhibition catalogue with essays by Dr. Gail Levin, Michael Auping, Mike Solomon, and Ge...

The Akiko Yamazaki & Jerry Yang Pavilion (exterior), concept design by wHY, 2017.  Rendering © wHY and Asian Art Museum.

SF's Asian Art Museum Unveils Plan for $90 Million Expansion

Released: September 26, 2017

New Exhibition Pavilion, Art Terrace and Fresh Interpretive Approaches in Galleries Affirm the Local Relevance and Global Impact of Asian Art.   Project Supported by Largest Cash Gift in Museum’s History The Asian Art Museum, one of San Francisco’s foremost cultural institutions, today unveiled details of a $90 million investment in the museum’s future, one that will transform public engagement — both locally and globally — with the world-renowned collection, exhibitions and cultural programs offered by the city-owned museum.   In early 2018, construction will begin on the centerpiece...

La Place Antiques French flower maket cart

Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair 13-15 October 2017

Released: September 26, 2017

The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair returns to the luxury laden Haynes International Motor Museum from 13-15 October, 2017, following a smash hit debut in October 2016 when buyers flooded in from across the country and the rest of the world! Organisers Cooper Events will welcome some brilliant new names on board, Kore Purchase, Tetbury, Bombe Interiors and Elham Antiques from Kent, Molly & Maud’s Place and Chris Holmes Decorative Antiques both Yorkshire, John Read Smith, Wales, The Archives from The Netherlands will join Bruton this year with their Folk Art, Country House furniture ...

“Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry” “Antibodi" Chaise.  Designed by Patricia Urquiola, Designed 2006.  Stainless steel, PVC, polyurethane, felt.  Gift of Fury Design, Inc., Philadelphia

Between Craft and Industry: First US solo exhibition devoted to the work of Patricia Urquiola

Released: September 25, 2017

This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry, the first solo exhibition devoted to the work of this internationally acclaimed designer. The exhibition, November 19, 2017 - March 4, 2018, will showcase her versatility in creating products, interiors, and architectural spaces. On November 18, Urquiola will be honored with the Design Excellence Award by Collab, the Museum’s affiliate group for modern and contemporary design. Curious and energetic by nature, Urquiola moves with ease between product design, interior design, and architect...

Keynote Presentation and Book Signing "The Design Vision of Joe Nahem" with Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem, NY

“Living with Art” Program Series Enlivens the 21st Anniversary Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: September 21, 2017

The 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show takes place October 19 – 22. The show opens on October 19 with a Gala Preview presented by two Gold Sponsors: Yvel and Cutting Edge Homes. Founded in 1986 in Jerusalem, Yvel is a luxury jewelry brand and will showcase their award winning pearls and precious gemstone collections, meticulously crafted by designers and artisans using nature as an inspiration. Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders is an award-winning boutique firm serving the Boston area, with a fully integrated architecture and construction approach, and an obligation to c...

"Untitled" Mark Rothko (American (born in Russia), 1903–1970 1949 Oil and mixed media on canvas *National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.43.158 * © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Seeking Stillness at the MFA, Boston

Released: September 24, 2017

News-weary? The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, offers a respite in Seeking Stillness (through July 1, 2018). This series of new installations in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art leads visitors on a journey of introspection through thematic displays focusing on spaces of contemplation; the artistic process as a form of meditation; and nature as a site for clearing the mind. Spanning three galleries, the exhibition juxtaposes works by a broad range of artists—including Edward Weston (1886–1958), Agnes Martin (1912–2004), Park Seo Bo (born 1931), Martin Puryear (born 1941), Hirosh...

"Team Players" by Nancy Davidson

“Western Days and Cowboy Ways” Art Exhibit Opens October 7

Released: September 1, 2017

In conjunction with Solvang Antiques, the Judith Hale Gallery announces the opening of their new exhibit “Western Days and Cowboy Ways.” Artists with new works for the show include Bill Churchill, Howard and Betty Carr, and Santa Barbara’s Nancy Davidson. The show opens on Saturday, October 7th and runs through November 13th. “The Santa Ynez Valley has long been devoted to the equine lifestyle. They love their horses, tack, trail rides and all that encompasses the joy and hard work with their ranches,” says Judith Hale. She adds, “The gallery exhibits wonderful works reflecting these w...

Andy Warhol’s 1984 portrait of Michael Jackson.  DETAIL

Michael Jackson's Influence on Art Explored in London Exhibition

Released: September 20, 2017

Landmark exhibition will explore the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art from Andy Warhol to Isa Genzken Touring to The Grand Palais, Paris (November 2018 to February 2019), The Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (March to July 2019) and Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland (August to November 2019).   The National Portrait Gallery, London will stage Michael Jackson: On the Wall,a landmark exhibition exploring how Michael Jackson has inspired some of the leading names in contemporary art. Curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Ga...

Aria, 2016, Oil on Panel, 20 x 16 inches

Christopher Clamp: Stories In Stillness

Released: September 20, 2017

On view through October 28, 2017 Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Christopher Clamp. This body of work continues the artist's previous explorations of realism and object portraiture, and marks Clamp's third solo exhibition with the gallery. Christopher Clamp has a singular and poignant vision, which stems from his love of family, sense of inquisitiveness, and keen interest in sometimes quirky, sometimes whimsical, but always personal objects. The clarity of light and pureness of color that Clamp achieves in his paintings give them a surface...

Yvette Gellis, Oil, Earth, Fire, Wind and Water, 2017.  Oil, acrylic, graphite, and canvas on canvas; triptych; 83 x 51 1/2 inches.  Courtesy of the artist

Five Los Angeles-based Female Artists Redefine Sublime in PMCA's 'The Feminine Sublime'

Released: September 19, 2017

The Feminine Sublime, an exhibition on view at the Pasadena Museum of California Art from January 21–June 3, 2018, formulates an alternative and more inclusive contemporary reading of the sublime. Historically, depictions of the sublime were reserved for male painters whose rationality and order were posed against nature, the imagination, or the female “other.” In this exhibition, large-scale paintings by five female artists present a counter-narrative that upends previous ideas of the sublime in painting with a unique feminist perspective. Exhibition artists and Los Angeles-based painters...

Artist: William G.  Congdon (1912-1998) Title: Naples, 1945 (A double sided work) Medium: mixed media on paper Size: 14 3/4” x 20” inches Date: 1945 EST: $4,000-6,000

Important Collection of William G. Congdon Paintings - Rediscovered and Coming to Auction October 4

Released: September 21, 2017

Important Collection of William G. Congdon Paintings - Rediscovered and Coming to Auction October 4 Beverly Hills, California - September 19, 2017 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., ( the premier fine art auctioneers, will be offering an important collection of paintings by William G. Congdon (1912-1998) at auction on October 4, 2017, at 11:00 AM (Pacific time). The paintings are being offered on the market for the first time in over 50 years. The collection of 13 oil paintings, watercolors, and sketches, were originally gifted by Congdon to fellow artist...

Artist: Karl Gerstner (Swiss, 1930-2017) Title: untitled Medium: Nitrolack on phenolic resin plates Size: 64” x 64” inches Date: 1969 Provenance: Estate of George Barrie (1912-2002)

Modernist Masterpiece From Estate of “The Most Interesting Man in The World” Comes to Auction

Released: September 20, 2017

Beverly Hills, California - September 19, 2017 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., ( the premier fine art auctioneers, will be offering a modern masterpiece by critically-acclaimed Swiss modernist Karl Gerstner (1930-2017), at auction on October 4, 2017. This monumental sized masterpiece, created in 1969, at the pinnacle of the artist’s career, showcases Gerstner’s mastery of color, form and materials, and measures a monumental 62” x 62” inches in size. Titled “Color Relief No. 12”, the artwork is a composition of Nitrolack on phenolic resin plates, mounted ...

Magdalena Abakanowicz, Walking Figures, 2000 , burlap and resin, 21 figures, each approx 168 x 51 x 36 cm, Installed at Central Station Wroclaw, 2017, Courtesy Trawinski collection

New Foundation Launches to Support Art from Eastern Europe

Released: September 18, 2017

European ArtEast Foundation, recently founded by the Polish collectors Irmina Nazar and Artur Trawinski, will officially launch in London in October 2017. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting visual art from Eastern Europe through international projects - including exhibitions, research and publications - in collaboration with art institutions and organisations. Aiming to provide a global perspective on Eastern European art and culture, the Foundation encourages the development of projects that expand the discourse around contemporary art from this region. Irmina Nazar and Artur Tr...

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Glenn, 1984.  Private collection.  © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Licensed by Artestar, New York.

UK's First Large-Scale Basquiat Exhibition to Open at Barbican

Released: September 18, 2017

Basquiat: Boom for Real is the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960­-1988). One of the most significant painters of the 20th century, Basquiat came of age in the late 1970s in the post-punk underground art scene in downtown New York. By 1982, he had gained international recognition and was the youngest ever artist to participate in Documenta 7 in Kassel. His vibrant, raw imagery, abounding with fragments of bold capitalised text, offers insights into both his encyclopaedic interests and his experience as a young black artist with ...

Maureen McCabe Magnolia with Beetles signed verso mixed media and pastel on archival inkjet 19" x 13" x 1 1/2"

The Fantastical Art of Maureen McCabe & Ernst von Maydell

Released: September 15, 2017

The Cooley Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition and sale of works by Maureen McCabe inspired by those of Ernst von (Freiherr) Maydell (b.1888) in the exhibition The Fantastical Art of Maureen McCabe and Ernst von Maydell. When Maureen first saw the highly detailed aquarelles of insects in costume by von Maydell at The Cooley Gallery she immediately felt a kinship with the mind who created them.   Ernst von Maydell descended from Estonian landowners dating back to the 13th century. He lived through two world wars and almost constant political turmoil in his homeland but found gentil...

Lot 4: Henry Ossawa Tanner, Flight into Egypt, oil on canvas, circa 1910.  Estimate $200,000 to $300,000.

Multi-Million Dollar African-American Fine Art Auction at Swann Galleries

Released: September 5, 2017

Swann Galleries’ biannual auction of African-American Fine Art on Thursday, October 5 promises never-before-seen art from the turn of the nineteenth century to the present. With just over 150 lots of scarce and important works by marquee artists including Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Norman Lewis and Charles White, the sale carries an estimate of $2.3 to 3.4 million. The African-American Fine Art department at Swann Galleries, the only one of its kind in the world, celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the house. The top lot is a life-s...

Eddie Martinez, Ants at a Picknic, 2016 Silkscreen ink and oil paint on canvas, 96 x 84 inches Courtesy the artist, JSP Art Photography and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

The Davis Museum Presents Artist’s First U.S. Solo Museum Exhibition with Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic

Released: September 18, 2017

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Eddie Martinez: Ants at a Picknic, the contemporary abstract artist's first solo museum exhibition. The installation includes a suite of seven new large-scale mandala paintings, accompanied by a group of 17 tabletop painted bronze sculptures and large framed drawings on paper, all presented for the first time. The exhibition, on view in the Camilla Chandler and Dorothy Buffum Chandler Gallery and Marjorie and Gerald Bronfman Gallery, runs from September 19 through December 17, 2017. The exhibition marks a triumphant return of sorts, as Marti...

Westby and Mercier, Seemingly Endless, Ink & Gold on Canvas,60'' x 60''

FIAT#LUX: The Immersive Exhibition

Released: September 26, 2017

The encounter between the Painter, Chantal Westby, and the Photographer, Lénaïc Mercier, was one of those fortunate meetings between two artists who immediately realize they share a common vision. This meeting, and the realization of their shared passion, occurred at the time of Chantal’s exhibition «Kaleidoscope» in Nantes, France in 2014. Although traditionally painting and artistic photography are considered parallel disciplines, they decided to combine their talents in a collaborative project entitled «FIAT#LUX». Lénaïc’s unique photographic gaze imparts a dreamlike quality to the ...

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