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Artist: Henri Maik (1922-1993) Title: Le Paradis (1971) Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 50" x 77" inches canvas size Provenance: Wally Findlay Gallery, New York 1972 ESTIMATE: $18,000-25,000 SOLD: Within estimate post-sale.

New Art Auction Records Set at Carlyle March 16 (and the return of “middle market” art buyers)

Released: April 3, 2017

Beverly Hills, CA - April 3, 2017 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc. (www.carlyle-auctions.com) March 16 art auction produced strong results across multiple categories, including Impressionist Modern and Old Master paintings.  More than 300 bidders from 41 countries, participated in the online auction, which was hosted on LiveAuctioneers.com and BidSquare.com.  AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS: Filipino Art  A highlight of the auction was a mid-century modernist painting by Filipino modernist, Macario Vitalis (1898-1990), from the estate of famed musician Louis Kaufman (1905-1994). Th...


Art Brussels announces full Artistic Programme for its 35th Edition

Released: April 2, 2017

Special presentations, a varied talks programme and a flagship artistic project which brings together artist-owned objects such as a signed thank you note from Hillary Clinton, a discarded toilet seat and an elephant paw. Art Brussels, April 21-23, has announced the full Artistic Programme for its 35th edition, which comprises special presentations within the fair including of Dirk Braeckman who represents Belgium at the 57th Venice Biennale; an extensive talks programme with leading speakers in their fields discussing subjects including the artists’ estates, digital art and the Venice B...


Fusion Art's 2nd Annual Waterscapes Exhibition Opened April 1, 2017 www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Waterscapes" International Art Exhibition Opens April 1, 2017

Released: April 1, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual “Waterscapes” International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of April 2017. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. The 2nd Annual “Waterscapes” exhibition opened on April 1st and featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this competition artists and photographers, were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of “Waterscapes”. The theme included any art or photography which depicted any type of body of water includ...


Artist: Henri Maik (French 1922 – 1993) Title: Landscape with Tigers Medium: Oil on Canvas Size: 52” x 32” inches Date: Signed and Dated Lower Left – “Maik ’81” EST: $6,000-8,000

Museum-quality art at bargain prices: Impressionist, Modern & Old Masters Art at Carlyle Auctions

Released: March 31, 2017

Beverly Hills, California - April 1, 2017 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., (www.carlyle-auctions.com) the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, is hosting their next auction: “ART: IMPRESSIONIST, MODERN & OLD MASTERS” on Wednesday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00AM Pacific Time. Carlyle's latest online auction offers a curated selection of nearly 200 lots of museum-quality paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. Many of the artworks being offered are from local Los Angeles estates and collections of entertainment industry luminaries.  As always, Carlyle’s auction features a...


Khvay Samnang Untitled, 2011 Digital still from video Image Courtesy Artist and SA SA BASSAC

The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water

Released: March 30, 2017

The San Jose Museum of Art will present recent work by five international artists who address humanity’s conflicted relationship with water in a new exhibition this spring. The Darkened Mirror: Global Perspectives on Water, on view April 7 – August 27, 2017, will include works by Vibha Galhotra, Gerco de Ruijter, Khvay Samnang, Jesper Just, and Amy Balkin.  In their videos and installation work, these artists address such themes as water access and ownership in Cambodia; agricultural irrigation in the American Southwest; the ethical implications of desert settlements; river pollution in In...


SUPERFLEX

Timely Themes to Appear in Tate Commission by Danish Collective SUPERFLEX

Released: March 28, 2017

Danish collective SUPERFLEX will undertake this year’s Hyundai Commission for the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, opening on October 3, 2017. It will be the next in this major series of annual site-specific commissions by renowned international artists. SUPERFLEX is best known for its playfully subversive installations and films. Founded by artists Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, Jakob Fenger and Rasmus Nielsen, SUPERFLEX offers engaging, often humorous perspectives on the social and cultural concerns of our age, from migration to alternative energy production, and from the power of global capital ...


Dale Chihuly, Sapphire Star, 2016

Major Exhibition of Dale Chihuly Works to Open at New York Botanical Garden This Spring

Released: March 27, 2017

CHIHULY, a major new exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden in spring 2017, will spotlight world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s bold innovation and experimentation in a variety of media throughout his celebrated career. At a Press Preview Luncheon at Grand Hyatt New York on January 12, 2017, Chihuly greeted guests via video from his Studio in Seattle, where he is working with his team in preparation for his first major garden exhibition in more than ten years in New York. CHIHULY will feature approximately 20 installations as well as drawings and early works revealing the evolutio...


Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen, Work in Progress from The Aalto Natives (2017), HD Video Still, Courtesy of the artists and Frame Contemporary Art Finland.

The Finnish Pavilion Explores Ideas of Nationalism and Creation Myths in ‘The Aalto Natives’ at Venice Biennale

Released: March 27, 2017

Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors explore nationalism and creation myths in their absurdist video installation to feature in the Finnish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 13th May – 26th November 2017 Artists Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen will present their first collaboration, The Aalto Natives, in the Finnish Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Opening on 13 May, the exhibition is the flagship contemporary art event included in Finland’s official centenary programme. Its patron is Mrs Jenni Haukio, the spouse of the President of Finland....


2nd Annual "Animal Kingdom" International Art Competition www.fusionartps.com

2nd Annual "Animal Kingdom" Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: March 24, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Animal Kingdom” international online juried art exhibition. For this competition artists, including photographers, are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of animals, both domestic and wild. The artwork can include any animals that live on land, in the sea or in the air. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit. The exhibition will be host...


Art Basel Hong Kong 2017

80,000 Flock to Fifth Edition of Art Basel Hong Kong

Released: March 26, 2017

The fifth edition of Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong closed on Saturday, March 25, 2017, with strong sales recorded across all levels of the market, demonstrating continued demand for high-quality works by the world’s leading international collectors and institutions. Attendance at this year’s show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, rose to nearly 80,000 – due to the introduction of evening ticket sales and improved crowd control measures – and attracted leading members of the international art world. Many observers felt that this edition had built on the show's strong history to attain new levels ...


Ai Weiwei at the U.S./Mexico border, Tijuana, 2016

Ai Weiwei to Build Fences Around New York City For His Latest Large-Scale Project

Released: March 26, 2017

This October, as a highlight of its 40th anniversary in 2017, Public Art Fund presents Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, a timely new exhibition across multiple boroughs by world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei. Inspired by the international migration crisis and tense sociopolitical battles surrounding the issue in the United States and worldwide, the artist has conceived of this ambitious, multi-site project as a way of transforming the metal wire security fence into a powerful artistic symbol. By installing fences in varying, site-specific forms at locations across the city – including sites li...


Southern view panorama of Olana

Upcoming Exhibition at Olana Features a Groundbreaking Site-Specific Installation by Artist Teresita Fernández

Released: March 21, 2017

The ground-breaking exhibition “OVERLOOK: Teresita Fernández Confronts Frederic Church at Olana” will open on Sunday, May 14 at Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY.  In this exhibition, an innovative collaboration between The Olana Partnership and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros [CPPC], artist Teresita Fernández examines Frederic Church and his contemporaries’ response to the cultures and landscapes they experienced during their 19th century Latin American travels.  Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Fernández’s perspective and respond to her provocative installati...


ArtFields® marks its fifth year with bigger cash prizes, an expanded Makers Market, more “meet-the-artist” opportunities, and a full lineup of activities, food and musical performances from April 21 to 29, 2017.

ARTFIELDS® MARKS FIFTH YEAR WITH MORE INTERACTIVE EVENTS, EXPANDED CASH PRIZES

Released: March 21, 2017

ArtFields® marks its fifth year with bigger cash prizes, an expanded Makers Market, more “meet-the-artist” opportunities, and a full lineup of activities, food and musical performances from April 21 to 29, 2017. Lake City’s downtown historic district will transform into a town-wide art gallery, with approximately 400 works of art featured in more than 40 venues – from cafés to art galleries. A jury of visual art professionals will choose the winning works, and attendees can vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice Awards. The first four ArtFields competitions delivered nearly hal...


Stephanie D'Alessandro

Stephanie D'Alessandro Named Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art at The Met

Released: March 21, 2017

Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the appointment of Stephanie D'Alessandro as Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art and Curator in Charge of the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art. Ms. D'Alessandro comes to The Met from the Art Institute of Chicago. She will join the Museum in May 2017. In making the announcement, Mr. Campbell said: "We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie D'Alessandro to The Met. Ms. D'Alessandro is a curator who is nationally and internationally recognized for h...


Frank Stella

Modern Art, Furniture, and a Luxury Car Drive Clarke in March

Released: March 21, 2017

Clarke Auction in Larchmont, NY, will offer a full selection of high-end modern and antique lots on Sunday, March 26th. Collectors of both early 20th Century and Post-War  art will see an array of both paintings and multiples to begin the sale. For bidders interested in earlier works from the century, examples of period Art Deco will be shown alongside more modern forms. A large Deco oil on canvas dated 1914 by Charles-George Dufresne, entitled “Retour De Chasse,” will be offered with an estimate of $6,000/$9,000. An expressionist still life with fruit by Sigmund Menkes will also be up f...


Krishna and Balarama conversing with Nanda on a Terrace, circa 1765.

With Record-Breaking Blockbuster Sales, Asia Week New York Rings Up Over $423 Million

Released: March 21, 2017

Despite the frigid temperatures, Asia Week New York—the ten-day Asian art extravaganza—which concluded on March 18, 2017 roared to a close with a record-breaking $423 million in combined sales which included the fifty galleries and five auction houses: Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, iGavel, and Sotheby’s. The annual event was celebrated with a gala reception on March 13, co-hosted with the Asian Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Thomas P. Campbell, the director of The Metropolitan Museum, Mike Hearn, Chair of the Asian Art Department and Lark Mason, chairman of Asia Week New Yor...


Nathalia Edenmont, , Down to Earth, 2015, C-print mounted on aluminum behind glass, 71 x 63 3/4 inches

Nathalia Edenmont Exhibition 'Fruitfulness' at Nancy Hoffman Gallery

Released: March 20, 2017

Swedish artist Nathalia Edenmont’s second U.S. exhibition, “Fruitfulness,” opens on March 23 and continues through May 5 at Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York.  Included are fourteen monumental photographs, portraits of women with dresses constructed of fruits and vegetables, created over the last three years.  “Fruitfulness” is the first showing of these works. Throughout art history the seasons have played a role in artists’ explorations, as has the subject of fertility and fecundity.  Edenmont addresses both these themes with her unique approach and sensibility.  Each of the fruits rec...


Grisha Bruskin, Scene Change, 2016-2017, courtesy the artist and the Russian Pavilion, Venice

Russian Pavilion to Present Theatrum Orbis 'Theater of the World' at Venice Biennale

Released: March 20, 2017

Theatrum Orbis, a new exhibition conceived and created for the Russian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (May 13 - November 26, 2017), features artists Grisha Bruskin, Recycle Group and Sasha Pirogova. Works across sculpture, installation and video are accompanied by music pieces that play with how sound is experienced, created in response to the exhibition by contemporary composers Dmitri Kourliandski, Peter Aidu and Konstantin Dudakov-Kashuro. The exhibition title – translated as ‘Theatre of the World’ - takes its name from Abraham Ortelius’ atlas published in Antwerp in 1570. Marki...


Jennie C.  Jones.  Portrait by Jason Frank Rothenberg.

Jennie C. Jones wins 2017 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Prize

Released: March 20, 2017

The Rose Art Museum is pleased to name Jennie C. Jones as the recipient of the 2017 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award. Drawing connections between art and music, the Brooklyn-based artist creates visual and sound abstractions that explore intersections between cultural and social histories. Through her work, Jones highlights the complex and often parallel legacies of the mid-20th century—from abstraction, Minimalism, and avant-garde jazz to the era’s seminal political and social shifts—revealing the unlikely alliances that emerge between the visual arts and music of ...


Uffizi Gallery Director Eike Schmidt was joined by Dr Diego Giolitti and award winning artist Helidon Xhixha to announce a forthcoming exhibition at the Boboli Gardens.

Uffizi Gallery Plans Summer Exhibition of Helidon Xhixha Sculptures in the Boboli Gardens

Released: March 17, 2017

Contemporary artist Helidon Xhixha, whose sculpture at the inaugural 2016 London Design Biennale won the prestigious public award, has been invited by the Director of Florence’s respected Uffizi Gallery, Eike Schmidt, to present a major new personal sculpture exhibition this summer, set within the stunning surroundings of the famed Boboli Gardens. Uffizi Gallery Director Eike Schmidt was joined March 13 by Dr. Diego Giolitti and award winning artist Helidon Xhixha to announce the forthcoming exhibition by Xhixha, opening this summer in Florence. A press conference was held at the Pit...


La noche (The Night), 1970, oil on canvas, 40 x 50″​, ​Rafael Soriano Family Collection

Traveling Exhibit Showcases 100 Masterpieces from One of the Greatest Artists in Exile

Released: March 17, 2017

An unprecedented retrospective on works of a highly acclaimed exiled painter is crossing the United States. Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic, is currently featured at The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. Following its debut at The McMullen (through June 4, 2017), the exhibition will travel to the Long Beach Museum of Art (June 29–October 1, 2017) and the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami (October 28, 2017–January 28, 2018). From there, a selection of the exhibition has been approved for display at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba, representing a real so...


Photo courtesy of project documentarian and site manager Bryan 'Birdman' Mier.  Follow him on Instagram @birdmanphotos

Napa Valley Launches Its First Arts District With Mural Project

Released: March 17, 2017

The Napa Valley Vine Trail, Napa Valley Wine Train and members of Napa's local arts community have partnered to create the first art district in the Napa Valley, designated as the Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa.  RAD Napa will transform the existing Cross-Town Commuter Path into a cultural corridor providing an experiential and educational trail celebrating beautiful Napa Valley. This will be accomplished by applying murals to the backs of buildings, installing sculptures, fence art, landscaping, gateway features, and more. Culver City-based Thinkspace is the curator for the mural porti...


LYNN SILVERMAN joins the KLOMPCHING GALLERY

Released: March 17, 2017

KLOMPCHING GALLERY is delighted to announce the representation of LYNN SILVERMAN Visitors to the gallery may recall having seen Silverman's Lightheaded series, when we exhibited a selection of the photographs in our 'Polychromatic' exhibition in 2013. We've continued to work with the artist, quietly behind the scenes, and now it's time to bring her outstanding artworks out from the shadows, starting with Lightheaded, 1999–2003. The photographs in Lightheaded record a bulb’s interaction with other actual or reflected lights, thus making it possible to explore the boundary between th...


HELEN SEAR: SOLO EXHIBITION

Released: March 17, 2017

KLOMPCHING GALLERY is pleased to present an exhibition of new work, by the acclaimed artist, Helen Sear. The exhibit features 14 photographic artworks, selected from three recent series—Becoming Forest, View Finder and Wild Flower Arrangements—in addition to Caetera Fumus, which debuted at her solo show for the 2015 Venice Biennale. This exhibition celebrates Sear’s most recent artistic endeavors and will be on view through April 28, 2017. The Becoming Forest series explores the experience of moving through a marked forest landscape, and the altered/ heightened perception of surfac...


Keith Plummer - Solo Art Exhibition

Keith Plummer Awarded a One Month Solo Art Exhibition

Released: March 17, 2017

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce Keith Plummer has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their site.  Keith and his primitive bone sculptures will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website. Keith Plummer will also be promoted with 1000+ press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks.  In addition, his art will be displayed on the gallery’s Artsy.net page, highlighted on their YouTube channel and with an event postcard.  At the conclusion of the solo art exhibition his ar...


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