Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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The Curator's Eye Extends Its Marketing Services and Adds New Clients As Curators Eye Marketing Solutions

Released: April 21, 2015

The founders of The Curator's Eye, a lead generation and client development company for Art Dealers and Galleries, have just launched a new business, Curator's Eye Marketing Solutions(CEMS), which will broaden both the client base and the service offerings of the The Curator's Eye. The new website for CEMS (www.artmarketing.solutions) highlights these expanded offerings. The existing, client portal website (www.curatorseye.com ) will remain a showcase of outstanding offerings from select dealers and galleries. À La Carte Marketing Services Now Available Previously, the online m...


Lot 1168, Japanese Myochin School Iron Articulated Snake, sold for $118,750

Rago Holds a A $1.8 Million Auction, April 15-17, 2015

Released: April 21, 2015

RAGO HOLDS A $1.8 MILLION AUCTION, APRIL 15-17, 2015.   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center's three-day auction April 15, 16, and 17 resulted in total sales of $1,806,126 for the auction house and its consignors.   ESTATES, FINE JEWELRY, UNRESERVED JEWELRY, COINS AND CURRENCY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $1,449,030 Hammer + BP: $1,806,126 Number of Lots: 1507 Bidders in House: 130 Phone bidders: 171 Absentee bidders: 92   FINE JEWELRY AUCTION RESULTS   Hammer: $471,175 Hammer + BP: $588,969 Low Est...


Calder Sterling Bracelet Leads Schwenke Auctioneers April 26th Auction

Released: April 22, 2015

Calder Bracelet, Modern Decorative Arts, American Folk Art and Single Owner Clock Collection Featured at Schwenke April Fine Estates Auction Also Fine Art, Ethnographic Arts, Asian Arts and Estate Oriental Rugs Woodbury, CT – On Sunday April 26th Schwenke Auctioneers presents its April Fine Estates Auction with an eclectic and diverse offering of over 400 lots of Mid Century Modern, American, English, Continental and Asian decorative arts, consigned from more than sixty separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. The sale include...


LACMA Museum Director Michael Govan (L) and Katherine Ross attend LACMA's 50th Anniversary Gala sponsored by Christies at LACMA on April 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

LACMA’s 50th Anniversary Gala Raises $5 Million, Debuts New Acquisitions

Released: April 19, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) celebrated the museum’s 50th anniversary at a specialfundraising gala, co-chaired by LACMA trustees Ann Colgin, Jane Nathanson, and Lynda Resnick. The evening welcomed approximately 750 guests and raised $5 million, the proceeds of which will benefit the museum’s programming and acquisitions. LACMA’s 50th Anniversary Gala was sponsored by Christie’s. In honor of the occasion, Mrs. Nathanson and Mrs. Resnick gifted significant works of art to the museum’s collection; in addition, the two trustees led a campaign enc...


Contemporary Art at Swann Galleries on May 12, 2015.

Leather Jacket Tagged by Warhol and Basquiat Among Highlights of Swann Galleries' May 12 Sale

Released: April 17, 2015

On Tuesday, May 12, Swann Galleries will conduct an auction of Contemporary Art, which is replete with cutting-edge prints, paintings, drawings and sculptures by the biggest names in contemporary art. Extraordinary unique works include Robert Indiana’s The Mother of Us All, a mixed-media collage on board from 1976, which was the original maquette for the same-titled poster for a 1976 production of the pop opera about suffragist Susan B. Anthony. Indiana also designed costumes and sets for the show. This piece was a gift from the artist to the current owner and is estimated at $40,000 to...


Dianne Bernstein.  Confidence.  Acrylic on Canvas 24"x18"

May and June at Agora Gallery

Released: April 17, 2015

The Australian and New Zealander artists featured in Out From Down Under & Beyond represent some of the finest emerging talent from the Oceanian art world. These artists draw inspiration from their nations’ histories, their natural splendor, the artists’ own travels across the globe, and their internal processes. They offer a unique and unforgettable view into a familiarly unfamiliar world. In Nicole Tremblay’s paintings, displayed in the solo exhibition, Sovereign Women / Femmes Souveraines, female subjects take on a presence that is larger than life. “I have always been fascinated by...


RARE SPANISH COLONIAL SILVER TABLE (MESA RATONA) c.  1750-1800

CRN AUCTIONS ANNUAL SPRING AUCTION

Released: April 16, 2015

   CRN Auctions will be conducting its Annual Spring Auction on Sunday, April 26th at 11 a.m. at their Cambridge, MA gallery. This sale of diverse items from estates and private collections spans periods from an early 14th c. French Gothic sandstone carving of the Virgin and Child to a 20th c. conoid dining table and set of 8 ‘New’ chairs by George Nakashima. This documented dining suite comes from its original owners. Several additional mid-century lots will be sold including a LaVerne coffee table.    There are approximately 80 lots of American, European, Lati...


Lot 289.  Carved White Jade Screen in Boxwood Stand, ca.  1750

The Jade Collection of John A. Campbell M.D. Auction

Released: April 15, 2015

Aspire Auctions presents the lifetime collection of John A. Campbell, M.D. of Akron, Ohio. A member of the Cleveland Art Museum, he enjoyed a long-time friendship with Mr. Ho and Sherman Lee. He taught an adult education class on Japanese and Chinese art at Akron University and was on the Advisory Board of the College of Fine and Professional Arts at Kent State University. Many of the scrolls in this collection are documented with accompanying correspondence between Dr. Campbell and well-known London based Japanese art dealer David Newman. His collection included porcelains, scrolls and...


Chris Levine: The Geometry of Truth

Released: April 15, 2015

The Fine Art Society is delighted to present The Geometry of Truth, a new solo exhibition by Chris Levine. The Geometry of Truth represents the latest chapter in Levine’s exploration into the nature of light and perception; using technology and light to communicate natural geometries and draw people towards stillness. The synchronicity of the universe is determined by certain mathematical constants which express themselves in the form of 'patterns' and 'cycles' in nature. Impulses and patterns found in nature and the brain also exist in the technology we have created, and Levine’s wo...


Prunella Clough: Unconsidered Wastelands

Released: April 15, 2015

Osborne Samuel gallery is pleased to announce a major exhibition of paintings and drawings by Prunella Clough (1919 - 1999).  Painter, draughtsman and printmaker, Clough was one of the most significant but also one of the most private and modest artists of the second half of the 20th century. However, since her death in 1999, aged 80, her work has been rightfully acclaimed with an important retrospective at Tate Britain in 2007, and she is represented in numerous public museums and private collections across the world. This new exhibition will feature Clough’s paintings from the...


Carl Rungius (1869-1959) Grizzly Bear, oil on canvas, 30 x 40, $250,000-$450,000

Jackson Hole Art Auction Announces Initial Highlights for Fall 2015

Released: April 14, 2015

Trailside Galleries of Jackson, WY and Scottsdale, AZ, in partnership with Gerald Peters Gallery of Santa Fe, NM and New York, NY are pleased to present the ninth annual Jackson Hole Art Auction. The Session I sale will be held midday on Friday, September 18 at Trailside Galleries in downtown Jackson Hole. The Session II sale will be held on Saturday, September 19 at the award-winning Center for the Arts venue. Both sessions will be led by auctioneer Jason Brooks. “Due to increased interest in our sale by both consignors and purchasers, we have decided to offer an...


Mary Jackson, basketry

Basket Maker and MacArthur Genius Fellow, Mary Jackson, to Exhibit at the 2015 Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft and Garden

Released: April 14, 2015

One of New Jersey’s most anticipated spring rituals, Morven in May, will once again take place May 2nd and 3rd at Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton. The weekend-long festivities features a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American-made fine craft. Exhibiting for the first time are the renowned basket maker and 2008 MacArthur Genius Fellow, Mary Jackson, of Charleston, SC; glass artist Martin Kremer of Pound Ridge, NY; and decorative porcelain sculptor Katherine Houston of Boston, MA. A full list of the 2015 Morven in May exhibitors and images of their...


A view Inside William Siegal Gallery.  Santa Fe, NM.

William Siegal Gallery Uses Internet Marketing as the Best Way to Reach New Clients

Released: April 14, 2015

William Siegal, owner of the William Siegal Gallery (www.williamsiegal.com), discusses his gallery’s use of internet technologies to brand themselves to a wider audience and expand their potential client base. William Siegal Gallery, Founded in 1996 Focuses on Exhibiting Both Ancient and Contemporary Art Side-by-Side After making the decision to not attend law school, William Siegal traveled around the globe. During these travels he was exposed to a very broad range of artistic styles. “I eventually settled in Bolivia for fifteen years to collect Aymara weavings,” He explains. From h...


Emily Young: Call and Response

Released: April 14, 2015

The Fine Art Society is pleased to announce two major exhibitions of new work by Emily Young (FRBS), widely acclaimed as Britain’s greatest living stone sculptor.  The first exhibition will be staged in the cloisters of the Madonna dell’Orto church in Venice from 9 May - 22 November 2015, to coincide with the 56th Venice Biennale.  Venice is a city of stone, and a city of stone carving; it is therefore a fitting location for this exhibition, which presents twenty monumental stone heads.  Using rock from quarries near her studio in the Etruscan hills, Young’s...


Arcadia will be presenting, “Celebrating Women Artists,” featuring new pieces by six distinct female talents: Jess Riva Cooper, Nancy Depew, Alessandra Peters, Romina Ressia (SHOWN: "Double Bubble"), and Dianne Gall.

Arcadia Contemporary Presents 'Celebrating Women Artists'

Released: April 13, 2015

For its first-ever salute to women artists, Arcadia Contemporary will present work by female painters, sculptors and photographers from four different continents: North America, Europe, South America and Australia. While these distinct talents cover divergent territories, their diverse practices are united by unique explorations of themes involving the body in time. From North America come the hauntingly beautiful ceramic works by Toronto-based Jess Riva Cooper (b. 1981). As part of her celebrated “Viral Series,” these uniquely sculpted busts depict female ...


Gustavo Aceves, Lapidarium, 2009 – 2015, bronze, 3 x 3 m each, Courtesy the artist, Photo by Gabriela Malvido

Mexican Artist Gustavo Aceves to Exhibit Monumental Horse Sculptures at Brandenburg Gates

Released: April 13, 2015

Lapidarium is a monumental sculpture exhibition by Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves consisting of large-scale horses that offer a unique perspective on one of the most salient and controversial issues in human history: migration. First exhibited in Pietrasanta in 2014, the touring exhibition continues to Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate in the Pariser Platz where 22 horses are presented to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II (2 – 10 May 2015). The exhibition is organised in collaboration with Kulturprojekte Berlin and Jarmuschek + Partner with the assistance of The Emba...


Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary sale on May 13 will offer Lucian Freud's "Benefits Supervisor Resting," which could topple the artist's auction record.

Lucian Freud's Monumental Nude Could Topple Auction Record in May

Released: April 12, 2015

Christie‘s will offer one of Lucian Freud’s most famous and iconic paintings as the highlight of its Post-War and Contemporary sale on May 13. Benefits Supervisor Resting is regarded as Freud’s ultimate tour de force, a life-size masterwork in the grand historical tradition of the female nude, painted obsessively with intense scrutiny and abiding truth. This bold and extraordinary example of the stark power of Lucian Freud’s realism reveals his unique ability to capture the reality of the human form in all its natural force. Chosen by Freud as the cover of the definiti...


Len Gittleman, Crater, Mare Smyth II, “Lunar Transformations” portfolio, 1972 serigraph, 28 x 22 inches (paper); 22 1/2 X 17 inches (image) Collection of deCordova Sculpture Park and museum, Gift of the artist © Len Gittleman

Science, nature, and art merge in Integrated Vision at de Cordova

Released: April 12, 2015

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum will present Integrated Vision: Science, Nature, and Abstraction in the Art of Len Gittleman and György Kepes. This exhibition of permanent collection work brings together highly textured, luminously pigmentedpaintings by György Kepes and bold, graphic screen prints by Len Gittleman to create a dialogue aboutscience, nature, and art. Integrated Vision opens May 9, 2015, and will be on view in the James and Audrey Foster Galleries through September 6, 2015. Writing about people’s inability to fully grasp the infinite knowledge available in the world–pa...


Chris Keenan, Celadon and Tenmoku Double-Bashed Bud Vases, 12 cm.  Courtesy of Ceramic Art London

CERAMIC ART LONDON 2015

Released: April 10, 2015

Ceramic Art London, the leading international showcase for contemporary ceramics, will return to London from 17 - 19 April 2015. Celebrating its 11th edition in 2015, the fair will take place at the prestigious Royal College of Art, situated in the heart of the capital. Eighty ceramic artists from across the world will travel to the city to present work at the 2015 installment of Ceramic Art London. Presented by the Craft Potters Association in partnership with Ceramic Review, and with a rigorous selection process conducted by an independent committee, the fair maintains a respected rep...


Osborne Samuel Presents Major Exhibition of Henry Moore: Sculptures and Drawings

Released: April 10, 2015

World-leading Henry Moore dealers Osborne Samuel to hold first major retrospective of Henry Moore’s works in over 5 years, following major exhibition at Tate Britain in 2010. Exhibition to include previously unseen early works from the personal collection of Moore’s sister, Elizabeth Howarth. Other exhibits include exceptional early carvings, his earliest lithographs, and some of his most important 1940s works. Also includes photographs of Moore in his studio by acclaimed photographer Gemma Levine. Osborne Samuel, one of the world’s leading dealers in the wo...


Iron model of a spiny lobster, made by an unknown artisan.  Estimated at £30,000-40,000.

Bonhams to Auction Five Masterpieces of the Meiji Period

Released: April 9, 2015

Five exquisite items from the Meiji Period, including delicate cloisonné and magnificent ironwork, will lead the Fine Japanese Art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street on 14 May. Estimates for the lots, made by some of the greatest craftsmen of the era, range from £5,000-8,000 to £30,000-40,000. The top lot of the Meiji Period items in the auction is a fully articulated iron model of a spiny lobster, made by an unknown artisan. Estimated at £30,000-40,000, the model’s reddish-brown body is formed from individually cast, hammered and carved sections, painstakingly crafted to resemble ...


Carol Bove, Circles, 2015.  Redwood and steel.  79 x 86 x 36 inches (200.7 x 218.4 x 91.4 cm)

David Zwirner London to Present Carol Bove Sculptures

Released: April 9, 2015

David Zwirner in London will present the gallery’s first exhibition with Carol Bove, featuring recent works by the New York-based artist, known for her simple yet intricate assemblages of found and made objects. The Plastic Unit (Apr.14- May 30, 2015) groups together large-scale sculptures made from natural and industrial materials, including slickly manufactured stainless steel “glyphs,” intricate metal curtains, I-beam structures, steel and concrete pedestals, shells, and peacock feathers. In line with Bove’s broader practice, they are placed in care...


The Met Breuer opens to the public on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Metropolitan Museum of Art Expands Modern and Contemporary Art Program with Launch of The Met Breuer in March 2016

Released: April 8, 2015

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will launch its first season of programming in the landmark building by Marcel Breuer on Madison Avenue at 75th Street in New York, when The Met Breuer opens to the public on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Encompassing major monographic and thematic exhibitions, new commissions, performances, and an artist-in-residence series, the inaugural season at The Met Breuer will enable visitors to engage with the art of the 20th and 21st centuries through the global breadth and historical reach of the Met's unparalleled collection and scholarly resources.  “The lau...


Images: Ryan Trecartin, (Tommy-Chat Just E-mailed Me), 2006, video, Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, © New York Ryan Trecartin; Hito Steyerl, HOW NOT TO BE SEEN: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File, 2013, HD video, Image courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, © Hito Steyerl; Jacolby Satterwhite, Reifying Desire 6, 2014, HD video, Courtesy of the artist and OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles, ©Jacolby Satterwhite

Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition Explores 'Visualizing the Self After the Internet'

Released: April 8, 2015

Through a series of recent single-channel videos, Concentrations 59: Mirror Stage—Visualizing the Self After the Internet examines the changing understanding and representation of the self via digital technology and the Internet. Psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s term “mirror stage” refers to the stage of human development in which the infant first encounters an image of itself (often via a mirror) and begins to perceive the notion of selfhood. With this concept as its starting point, this exhibition explores how we as human beings now reencounter and reimagine the self via the myriad of scree...


Enrique Martínez Celaya in Los Angeles studio, 2015.

On View April 9 ­– May 16 2015 | Enrique Martínez Celaya Exhibition, "Lone Star" | L.A. Louver

Released: April 8, 2015

L.A. Louver is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Enrique Martínez Celaya. This is the artist’s fourth show with L.A. Louver. The exhibition, titled "Lone Star", will be on view from April 9 to May 16, 2015 at L.A. Louver located at 45 North Venice Boulevard. There will be an opening reception for the artist tomorrow, April 9 from 7-9 PM at the gallery.    The beginning and end points of the exhibition experience are marked by two installations. In the first floor south gallery, a bronze sculpture of a young boy stands in a pool of water; tiled mirror...


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