Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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James Turell Suite from Aten Reign, 2014

IFPDA Print Fair Offers a Cornucopia of Artworks at Park Avenue Armory

Released: November 5, 2014

At the International Fine Print Dealers Association Print Fair, there are so many extraordinary examples of art that it can be a challenge just to soak it all up. From stately works by old masters to out-of-left-field creations by piping-fresh newcomers, from Japanese woodcuts to exquisite etchings, the IFPDA Print Fair is overflowing with riches to please both the in-the-know afficiando as well as the novice collector. For both categories of fair-goers (and every kind in between), prints offer a reasonable and accessible way to own works by today’s blue-chip artists, like Hirst, Diebenkor...

Cynthia-Reeves presents Anne Morgan Spalter: "Modern Renaissance” from November 22, 2014 – February 22, 2015.

Anne Morgan Spalter: “Modern Renaissance”

Released: November 4, 2014

CYNTHIA-REEVES presents Modern Renaissance, Anne Morgan Spalter’s debut solo exhibition with the gallery, opening on November 22 with an artist talk at Independent Art Projects (IAP), 1315 Mass MoCA Way in North Adams, MA. In these innovative new works, media artist, Spalter creates a unique spatial experience by integrating printed and moving imagery, using both traditional photography, as well as computational tools. Continuing her exploration of the modern landscape and its relationship to landscape works of the past, Spalter combines aerial urbanscapes with ...

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

Lawrence Fine Art to Exhibit Works by Strider, Scarlett at Boston International Fine Art Show

Released: November 5, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art will present work by seminal pop artist Marjorie Strider and a series of black on white works by Rolph Scarlett, among others, at the upcoming Boston International Fine Art Show, November 13-16. "This is our sixth appearance in Boston," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro.  "It has turned into so much more than marinescapes and impressionism for us." The  gallery will exhibit works by seminal pop artist Marjorie Strider, among others. "Pop Art has become a sort of universal medium and Strider was there from the very beginning" said Shapiro. "We think our ...

David Manzi, President of Trefler’s, and Janet Moran, Head Painting Conservator at Trefler’s, giving a booth talk on painting restoration.


Released: November 3, 2014

Paintings, sculptures, frames and fine art often need the skillful touch and care of a restoration expert. This year Trefler’s, Boston’s best and only comprehensive resource for all restoration needs, is proud to be a Sponsor of the New Collectors Salon at the 2014 Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), November 13-16 in Boston. Trefler’s participation in BIFAS helps educate people on the importance of preserving and restoring the artwork that is valuable to them. Trefler’s is located at 29 Tower Road in Newton Upper Falls, MA.  Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 6:00PM...


Released: November 3, 2014

  THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO’S SMART MUSEUM OF ART CONTINUES 40th ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH Objects & Voices: A Collection of Stories 17 MICRO-EXHIBITIONS ENCOMPASS ENTIRE MUSEUM, FEB. 12 – JUNE 14, 2015 Among highlights are: Exploring death and the body with guest curator Kerry James Marshall Interpretation of artwork by a Chicago Public Schools fifth-grade class Bringing art into the classroom with UChicago professors Questioning the authenticity & attribution of a Kandinsky painting November 3, 2014 --The ...

Woman in the Night by Joan Miro, 1945, Pulitzer Collection, Harvard Art Museum, Oil on canvas, 129.5 x 162.6 cm.

Gifts from Emily Rauh Pulitzer Among Highlights of Expanded Harvard Art Museums

Released: November 2, 2014

Just weeks away from its grand reopening, the Harvard Art Museum's gift of 31 major works of modern and contemporary art and $45 million from Harvard alumna Emily Rauh Pulitzer is now in the spotlight. Pulitzer, a former Harvard Art Museum curator, longtime supporter and friend of the museum and of Harvard, and wife of the late Joseph Pulitzer Jr., made the donation in 2008. The museum has been closed for six years for a Renzo Piano-designed expnasion and renovation. The gifted modern works include important paintings and sculptures by Brancusi, Derain, Giacometti, Lipchitz, Miró, Modig...

Michael Govan, Frida Giannini, Eva Chow, honoree Barbara Kruger, and honoree Quentin Tarantino at LACMA’s 2014 Art+Film Gala Presented by Gucci.  Photo by Billy Farrell/

LACMA’s Fourth Art+Film Gala Honors Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino and Raises over $3.85 Million

Released: November 2, 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio and Eva Chow Co-chaired the Evening Attended by More than 600 Prominent Guests and Featured a LivePerformance by Culture Club on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hosted its fourth annual Art+Film Gala on Saturday, November 1, 2014, honoring artist Barbara Kruger and Academy Award–winning director Quentin Tarantino. Co-chaired by LACMA trustee Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the evening brought together more than 600 distinguished guests from the art, design, entertainment, fashion, and music industries, among o...

Lot 676, Emmy Lou Packard (American, 1914-1998), Frida & Emmy Lou in Casa Azul, Mexico DF, 1941, Gelatin silver print (framed) printed early 1990s, $1,500-2,500.

A Rare View of Frida Kahlo in Three Portraits Comes to Auction From the Collection of Latin American Art Expert Carla Stellweg

Released: October 30, 2014

Rago Auctions, a leading U.S. regional auction house, will bring three photographs of Frida Kahlo to market in its Post War and Contemporary Art Auction on November 15. The photos are from the Carla and George Stellweg Collection. Lot 676 is a rare photo of Frida Kahlo and Emmy Lou Packard taken by Diego Rivera with Packard's camera in 1941. Packard, who worked with Frida, is styled as a blonde version of the artist, an effect which much pleased Rivera, according to collector Carla Stellweg, as did the women's friendship. They both look directly into the camera. Packard bears a sma...

Kendall Shaw, "Bayou Sauvage", 2013, Acrylic on Canvas, 5 Panels, 48" x 54"

“The Hard Line”

Released: July 23, 2014

The Anita Shapolsky Gallery is presenting an exhibit of four artists renowned for their contributions to hard-edged works in which color is primary. Seymour Boardman, Untitled, 1964, Acrylic on Canvas, 72” x 38” The approach of Seymour Boardman (1921-2005) to visual structure evolved from his earlier works which evidenced a concern with expressive painted surfaces. After losing the use of his left hand during World War II, Boardman resumed his art studies in France from 1946-1949. “Visual structure” played a major role in his approach. Boardman moved from the use of gestural paint st...

Jamie Wyeth (b.  1946), Yolk and the Wicker Chair, Combined mediums on paper, 28 x 22 ¼ in, 1987.

Eighteenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), November 13-16, 2014 at The Cyclorama: Gala Preview to Benefit The Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit

Released: October 30, 2014

Co-Producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the Eighteenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), to take place Thursday - Sunday, November 13-16, 2014 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for The Arts, 539 Tremont Street in Boston's hip and historic South End.  More than 3,000 original works of art will be on offer. The show opens with a Gala Preview on Thursday, November 13 from 5:30 to 8:30pm to benefit Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit ( Weekend hours are Friday 1pm-8pm, Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday 11am-5pm...

Robert Longo’s 2012 Study of the Capitol, a charcoal and ink on vellum, (estimate: $50,000 to $80,000)

Longo, Hirst, Warhol Lead Swann Galleries' Nov. 12 Contemporary Art Sale

Released: October 29, 2014

On Wednesday, November 12, Swann Galleries will conduct an auction of Contemporary Art, which features unique works and multiples by artists working in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Unique works of note include Robert Longo’s 2012 Study of the Capitol, a charcoal and ink on vellum, typical of his hyperrealist/chiaroscuro style. This piece is a study for the artist’s colossal Capitol, 2013, a seven-panel charcoal drawing of the Capitol building in Washington, DC (estimate: $50,000 to $80,000). Also estimated at $50,000 to $80,000 is Damien Hirst’s Happiness, oil on canvas wi...

Sherrick & Paul, the first permanent gallery from rising art world talent Susan Sherrick, will open its inaugural show November 14 in Nashville.


Released: October 29, 2014

Sherrick & Paul, the first permanent gallery from rising art world talent Susan Sherrick, will open its inaugural show November 14 in Nashville’s up-and-coming, vibrant and creatively diverse Wedgewood Houston neighborhood. The gallery will show works from Marcel Dzama, Nick Goss, Katy Granna, Vivian Maier, Barry McGee, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wendy White, William Eggleston and others. Work from Eggleston includes a rare, large format print, made available to the gallery by the Eggleston Artistic Trust, alongside five previously unseen smaller works.   The large-format print is on...

Marlene Housner, CUT and PASTE ARTwear, Foxboro, MA,


Released: October 28, 2014

Among 90 exhibitors at the second annual American Fine Craft Show at Brooklyn Museum November 22-23, 2014 will be 13 in the “fashion” category, many using the vocabulary of an artist to describe handmade coats, jackets, dresses and accessories such as hats and scarves.             Fashion designer Marlene Housner, on her website,, wrote: “I take a painter's revisionist approach to clothing construction, adding and subtracting elements until arriving at the rightful and sublime.” Andrea Gear,, wrote, “As an...

Women Faces, 1970 by Harold Towne in a sitting room, by Dee Dee Eustace

With Soaring Prices for Blue-Chip Paintings, Interest Surges for Fine Prints

Released: October 28, 2014

When practically every other day another headline or tweet touts another heart-stopping price for art, art lovers who want to live with art—not just look at it on a museum wall—can get a little intimidated, if not downright disheartened. Who, after all, can afford a Francis Bacon for $142 million? Thanks to the International Fine Print Dealers Association’s Print Fair, which opens on November 6-9 at the Park Avenue Armory, there is a rewarding, welcoming and pragmatic gateway to collecting art through fine prints. “There is a tremendous variety in subject matter and price range, with ev...

Selection of Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts, Scientific Instruments, Equestrian & Sporting Iconography, Luxury Travel Accessories & Leather Goods in Garth's November 7th auction.

Embrace The Art of Sophisticated Style at Garth's Second Annual Gentleman's Auction & American & European Works of Art Auction

Released: October 25, 2014

Two fine auctions in one weekend at Garth's of Delaware, Ohio begin Friday, November 7th, 2014, as Garth’s will offer over 500 luxury items in its Second Annual Gentleman's Auction. The overall auction theme is well represented by items which are sure to turn any man into modern gentleman. The auction will feature fine furniture and decorative arts, polo, equestrian and sporting iconography, luxury travel and leather accessories, scientific instruments and tools, collectible bottles and objects d'art. Jeff Jeffers, CEO, and Principal Auctioneer noted, “A Gentleman’s Auction has taken ...

Miami Project 2013

Miami Project Art Fair Prepares for Third Edition

Released: October 27, 2014

Art Market Productions is excited to announce the third edition of Miami Project, returning to Miami’s Midtown Art District from December 2 - 7, 2014. Located at 110 NE 36th Street with its main entrance on NE 34th Street & NE 1st Avenue, Miami Project will again bring the best in contemporary and modern art from seventy of the country’s top galleries to the heart of the Wynwood design district. We are thrilled to continue working with a significant number of our 2012 and 2013 dealers and to welcome new, exciting additions to the fair. Miami Project has once again emerged as a p...

Dave Naz, "Identity"

DAVE NAZ: IDENTITY: Transgender Portraits Exhibit

Released: October 27, 2014

COAGULA CURATORIAL presents IDENTITY A solo exhibition by DAVE NAZ November 8 – December 27, 2014 AN EXHIBIT OF SEX, GENDER, AND THE WAYS IN WHICH WE IDENTIFY OURSELVES Coagula Curatorial presents Identity, a solo exhibition by Dave Naz which explores the gender spectrum in an entirely new way – by turning his camera on transgender, intersex, pangender, and every shade in between. Helping to add to the current global discussion on the structured nature of gender identity, the exhibit is an eyeopening musing on all of the people who don’t fit neatly into a conve...

Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926), The Path under the Rose Arches, c.  1920–22.  Oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 35 in.  (92 x 89 cm).  Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, 5104

Clark Art Institute Exhibition Reveals Influence of Claude Monet on Ellsworth Kelly

Released: October 25, 2014

On November 23, the Clark Art Institute opens Monet | Kelly, the first exhibition to consider the influence of Impressionist painter Claude Monet on the works of leading contemporary American artist Ellsworth Kelly. The works in the exhibition were selected by Kelly and include two paintings and eighteen unpublished drawings by the artist, together with nine paintings by Monet from his Belle-Île series and of his garden in Giverny. The exhibition examines how both Monet’s motifs and the sites that inspired his paintings have shaped Kelly’s approach to his work. Monet | Kelly will be on vie...

Sale 82 Lot 4: Zhao Gang (b.  1961), Black Dream, Oil on canvas, Marked with inventory number Gang017 on verso.  Estimate $ 40,000-60,000

Highlights from Gray's Auctions of Contemporary Art, Tribal Art

Released: October 25, 2014

Artworks from Ann & Norman Roulet’s extraordinary collection of contemporary, African, Oceanic and ethnographic art are coming up for auction at Gray’s Auctioneers and Appraisers in Cleveland, Ohio. Divided into two consecutive days of auctions, the Post-war & Contemporary Art auction will take place on November 5, and the African, Oceanic and ethnographic artifacts auction on November 6.  Both auctions will start at 11am each day, with live online bidding offered by The Roulet’s collection of contemporary art at auction on November 5 feature And...

Lot 514, Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), The Yellow Sky, 1963, Gouache and ink on paper, $60,000-$80,000.

Original Works by Andrew Wyeth, Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein Featured in Rago's November 15 Fine Art Auctions

Released: October 24, 2014

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, Rago will hold auctions of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art. The sale features rare finds and works of art held privately for decades, including Latin American art from the collection of Carla and George Stellweg. “Selective buyers of differing tastes should be exceptionally pleased to inspect these sales," says Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art Auctions. "And I say this knowing how much good art will be available this week. For those in search of work from sought-after artists long held in established collec...

Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum

Frost Art Museum FIU Launches Endowment for New Latin American and Caribbean Art Program

Released: October 24, 2014

More than 100 of Miami’s arts and community leaders attended a reception October 21st at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU in honor of Dr. Carol Damian’s farewell, celebrating her leadership and contributions as she steps down as director and chief curator at the end of this month.    In keeping with Dr. Damian’s passion for art from the Americas, the event also served as the launch of the Frost’s new endowment for Latin American and Caribbean art, announced by museum benefactor Tony Ulloa, who established the new endowment with his lead contribution.  ...

Copyright Jacqueline Real, Symbol, Acrylic/Collage, 50 x 50 cm

After Ground Zero. Let’s see the light! Jacqueline Real at Artifact Gallery New York, November 5-23, 2014

Released: October 24, 2014

Art Preview After Ground Zero. Let’s see the light! Jacqueline Real at Artifact Gallery New York, November 5-23, 2014 by Dr. Barbara Aust-Wegemund, Art Critic On November 5, 2014, Artifact Gallery New York opens its definitive exhibition, Jacqueline Real’s solo show, which will explore the ongoing impact of the mid-career contemporary Swiss painter’s art. Located at prime space area of Manhattan, Lower East Side, which continues to become more and more an important arts destination, Artifact Gallery is proud to present Jacqueline Real’s recent paintings. The...

"Saturn Rising No.  5" by Zaliah Zalkind, made from Sonoran Ice alabastor and Kodachrome Orange alabastor,


Released: October 23, 2014

Five sculptors, representing divergent styles and techniques, join 85 other exhibitors at the second American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum November 22-23, 2014. This show is the first in the Art of American Craft museum series. The others will be at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Monmouth Museum in Conn and N.J. respectively. “We included sculpture at the craft show to spotlight the interaction and play of form and function in many of the works for sale,” said Richard Rothbard, show and series co-founder and co-director with his wife Joanna Rothbard. “One sculpt...

MassArt Presents Panel Discussion: EXCELLENT SWISS DESIGN

Released: October 23, 2014

Massachustts College of Art and Design Presents Free Panel Discussion EXCELLENT SWISS DESIGN Swiss and American Designers to Explore Viewpoints on International Product Design Thursday, November 6 6-8 pm Tower Auditorium, MassArt 621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA In conjunction with the exhibition EXCELLENT SWISS DESIGN (open through November 22nd at MassArt's Bakalar & Paine Galleries) will be a panel discussion that brings together the viewpoints and experiences of Swiss and American entrepreneurs and industrial, graphic, and furniture design...

"Wire and Light" at Art+ Shanghai Gallery: KeySook Geum, "Black Moving Up," 2013

Wire and Light: An Exhibition of Sculptures by KeySook Geum

Released: November 7, 2014

Art+ Shanghai Gallery Presents: Wire and Light: An Exhibition of Sculptures by KeySook Geum   Exhibition Duration: November 8 to December 31, 2014 Participating Artist: KeySook Geum Venue: Art+ Shanghai Gallery   Art+ Shanghai Gallery 191 South Suzhou Road Huangpu District, Shanghai Tel: +86 21 6333 7223 Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM - 7 PM (Closed Monday)   Exhibition Brief Elegant and ethereal, floating forms fill the space, combining the materiality of twisted wire and beads, cr...

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