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'The Feminine Eye' to Showcase Four Western Women Artists

Released: June 3, 2015

The Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt is proud to present the work of four female artists this June in The Feminine Eye. The female perspective is the focus of this exhibition and features photographers Sandra Lee Kaplan and Kathryn Rabinow, and painters Roseta Santiago and Dinah K. Worman. All artists will be represented by at least 10 new works, providing exhibition visitors with plenty of examples from which to gain insight into individual styles and processes.   “We are extremely proud of the extraordinary talent represented by the Ann Korologos Gallery and this exhibition all...


Edward S.  Curtis "Maid of Dreams" Orotone

Rare Edward S. Curtis Orotone "Maid of Dreams" Surfaces at Connecticut Auction House

Released: June 3, 2015

Woodbury, CT – On Sunday June 14th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its anniversary spring fine estates auction with an offering of over 450 lots of freshly consigned estate property from estates in Greenwich, New Haven, Bloomfield, West Hartford, Bethel, Litchfield, Woodbury and Southbury CT; Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hastings-on-Hudson, Bedford and New York City NY, featuring property from the estate of Gisbert H. Flanz, noted international constitutional law scholar and author. The auction includes Mid-Century Modern decorative arts, American, English and Continental decorative arts, fo...


John Sloan, Sun Look Across Harbor, Gloucester

Nineteenth Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) Slated for October 22–25, 2015 at The Cyclorama, Gala Preview to Benefit the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College

Released: June 3, 2015

 Tony Fusco and Robert Four, producers of the annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), are pleased to announce the dates for the Nineteenth Annual Show: October 22–25, 2015, moving from its traditional November time slot. The show will open with a Gala Preview party on Thursday October 22 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm to benefit the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. For more information on the museum, visit www.bc.edu/artmuseum. Weekend hours for BIFAS are Friday 1 pm–8 pm, Saturday 11 am–8 pm, and Sunday 11 am–5 pm. Tickets are $15, under 12 free. Tickets include complime...


Jenny Holzer Projections for FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life Wednesday, June 10–Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jenny Holzer Projections for FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life

Released: June 2, 2015

For four consecutive nights, internationally renowned artist Jenny Holzer, The New York Botanical Garden, and the Poetry Society of America will present a program of scrolling light projections at the Botanical Garden’s iconic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Each evening—weather permitting—from dusk until 10 p.m., waves of poetry will sweep over the landmark building and envelop the glass walls housing the heart of the Botanical Garden’s blockbuster exhibition, FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life. Reflecting Kahlo’s intense relationship with her culture and the natural world, Holzer’s hour-long ...


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

Highlights of Jackson Hole Art Auction Announced

Released: June 2, 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. Auction highlights to date include Frederic Remington’s A Trooper ($30,000/$50,000) and two Charles&nbsp...


"Fast-moving.  Totally engrossing.  Filled with fascinating details about Andy that even I didn't know." -- Pat Hackett, Andy Warhol's diarist and co-author

the Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure - a new book by Deborah Davis

Released: July 28, 2015

From DEBORAH DAVIS, the author of Strapless, comes THE TRIP: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure (Atria, July 28th, 2015, ISBN 9781476703510), a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963 and how that journey -- and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered -- profoundly influenced his life and art.  What began as a madcap, drug-fueled romp became a journey that took Warhol on a kaleidoscopic adventure from New York City, across the vast American heartland, all the way to Hollywood and back.   THE TR...


2013 Annual Benefit Auction at Headlands Center for the Arts.  Photograph by Andria Lo; courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts.

HEADLANDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS HOSTS ANNUAL BENEFIT ART AUCTION IN SAN FRANCISCO ON JUNE 3

Released: June 1, 2015

Headlands Center for the Arts will hold its annual Benefit Art Auction featuring work by over 100 artists at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco on Wednesday, June 3. The Benefit is 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 a third of whom are Headlands alumni. Proceeds directly support Headlands, its artists and public programs, and its mission to promote awareness of the role of the arts in society. Headlands proudly offers up to 50% commiss...


Six Doors" is the inaugural exhibition in the Other Room at the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Jasper Johns Behind New Exhibition Space in NY's Meatpacking District

Released: May 28, 2015

Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), a non-profit arts organization founded in 1963 by Jasper Johns and John Cage that provides grants to artists, has opened its first exhibition in New York's Meatpacking District. Curated by artist Rachel Foullon, “Six Doors” marks the inauguration of the new project space at FCA called the Other Room. This first exhibition features a single work by six artists: Trisha Donnelly, Andrea Longacre-White, Alex Robbins, Melanie Schiff, Marianne Vitale, and Mary Weatherford. The Other Room is a 496-square-foot space located adjacent to the Foundation’s of...


Banksy, Flying Cooper

Auction Offers Another Banksy "Flying Cooper' Like Leonardo DiCaprio's $1 Million amfAR Donation

Released: May 28, 2015

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Banksy reached $1million at the amfAR Gala in Cannes last week, and canny art speculators will be keeping an eye on a similar work at the Digard Auction sale next Monday. One of the most important auctions of urban art in recent years is taking place at Digard, the leading auction house for works by Banksy and other Urban Contemporary artists such as Nick Walker and Conor Harrington, on Monday, June 1. The auction includes an original Flying Copper by Banksy (Lot 80 in the auction), which is double sided spray paint on cardboard, with part stencil signat...


Hugo Weihe

Ex Christie’s Head joins Saffronart as CEO

Released: May 27, 2015

Hugo Weihe, former International Director of Asian Art at Christie’s, joins Saffronart as its Chief Executive Officer from July 1, 2015. Weihe will oversee Saffronart’s presence in Mumbai, New Delhi, New York and London in building a market for Indian art and antiquities globally. Weihe has been a longstanding advisor and friend to prominent private collectors worldwide. He has appeared as a panellist and moderator for discussions on South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art, including conducting interviews with artists and collectors, at various international venues and art fairs. W...


Banksy's Silent Majority, spray paint on a metal chassis, measures 2.4 m x 9.93 m

Banksy’s largest, early mobile work, Silent Majority, goes under the hammer in Paris

Released: May 27, 2015

An early and unique painting by Banksy will go under the hammer at DIGARD AUCTION in Paris in June.  Silent Majority is a mural almost 10 metres long painted by Banksy in 1998 in collaboration with seminal graffiti artist Inkie. This is the first time the work has been presented at auction. The painting was originally on the side of a traveller’s trailer (the work is spray paint on a metal chassis and measures 2.4 m x 9.93 m) and the current owners are long term travellers in England, and allowed Banksy to paint on their home. They testify to the work’s extraordinary provenance....


Bil Zelman Seven Young People

Bil Zelman "Isolated Gesture" A Solo Show

Released: May 27, 2015

BIL ZELMAN: “ISOLATED GESTURE” / A SOLO SHOW ON VIEW MAY 31 – JULY 28, 2015 OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, MAY 31, FIVE TO TEN PM RSVP Required – email events@sparksgallery.com or call (619) 696-1416 to be on the list. Or RSVP on Facebook. // Curated by Bil Zelman // Isolated Gesture Books available with purchase of print: oversized 9 1/2″ by 12″, 144 pages of Duotone plates, hardbound linen cover with foil stamp on spine, slipcover with cover image and title, stitched “Smyth sewn” seams. “For twelve years I obsessively carried a heavy, modified Nikon film camera with a powerful f...


Tanglewood, 30 x 40, acrylic on canvas, 2013

"Joe Novak: Recent Work" Opens June 27 at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: May 27, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art is pleased to announce that it will open Joe Novak: Recent Work at its East Hampton Gallery, Saturday, June 27, with a reception from 5-8 pm. This exhibition represents a homecoming of sorts for Novak, who showed frequently in the Hamptons in the 80s but whose work has not been shown here in 25 years. The exhibition is part of the gallery's "Summer of Abstraction," which explores recent developments in abstraction across media as well as highlights established and past masters. Novak's focus throughout his career has been the exploration of color and lig...


Martin Boyce, When Now Is Night, 2002.  Photo: Photographic Services.  Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich; Johnen Galerie, Berlin; and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

RISD Museum to Present Martin Boyce: When Now is Night, A Major Survey Exhibition of the Scottish Sculptor

Released: May 26, 2015

The RISD Museum will present the first solo exhibition at an American museum by Scottish artist Martin Boyce, whose sculptural works and installations incorporate or evoke elements of modernist art and design, cinema, and organic forms to prompt a reconsideration of how we experience our built environment and the natural world. Martin Boyce: When Now is Night opens with a free celebration at the Museum on Thursday evening, October 1. The exhibition is on view Friday, October 2, 2015, through Sunday, January 31, 2016. John W. Smith, Director of the RISD Museum, says, "We a...


Nadia Pasquier Porcelain

Out of the Fire, An Exploration of Contemporary French Ceramics at Maison Gerard

Released: May 26, 2015

Maison Gerard explores the many facets of clay in a new show dedicated to contemporary French ceramics. Out of the Fire opening June 10 at 43 and 53 East 10th Street will showcase the work of Eric Astoul, Guy Bareff and Nadia Pasquer all of whom explore and extend the boundaries of geometry and texture in their unique ceramics. Over 30 original works will be on view through July 1st. The exhibition will open with a special reception with all three artists in attendance. The exhibition was curated by Benoist F. Drut, managing partner at Maison Gerard who is passionate about ceramics and cha...


The auction will feature two bronze sculptures by Edgar Degas (Fr., 1834-1917), including this one (#41) that stands 18 inches tall.

Museum-quality works by Degas, Picasso, Dali, Calder, Miro, dozens of others will be sold at auction June 13th in Memphis

Released: May 26, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Artworks by some of the most recognizable and sought-after names in the world of fine art, plus a mansion-full of magnificent antiques and home furnishings, will be sold in an on-site auction planned for Saturday, June 13th, at 1 East Parkway North in Memphis, in the 6,000-square-foot home of Rosemary S. Littlejohn, a collector and restorer of fine art pieces. The auction will be conducted by Stevens Auction Company, based in Aberdeen, Miss., starting at 9 a.m. Central time. “This is the most important auction of fine art I’ve ever had the privilege to sell in my 30-plu...


Photo of Amy Brandt by Kathy Keeney for the Chrysler Museum of Art, 2011

Amy Brandt, Chrysler's Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Remembered

Released: May 25, 2015

Esteemed McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art died May 15, her Tseng Kwong Chi exhibition currently on view in New York hailed as triumph The Chrysler Museum of Art community is sad to report the death of our colleague and friend Amy L. Brandt, who died May 15 after a valiant health struggle. She was 37. "Academically distinguished, deeply passionate, and supremely self-confident, Amy embodied the very best of America’s new generation of art historians," said Chief Curator Jeff Harrison. "It was a joy and a privilege to work with her." "A bright light has been extinguis...


Leading the sale was Rembrandt Peale’s, “George Washington,” selling for $293,000 to a phone bidder with an estimate of $125,000-$175,000.

Peale's George Washington Tops Auction of Sam Wyly Collection in Dallas

Released: May 24, 2015

Dallas Auction Gallery’s May 20th Fine Art Auction featuring a selection of pieces from the collection of Dallas entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist, Sam Wyly was a huge success resulting in record breaking auction results. The sale totaled $2,581,000 with buyers from across the globe. Leading the sale was Rembrandt Peale’s, “George Washington,” selling for $293,000 to a phone bidder with an estimate of $125,000-$175,000 and Norman Rockwell’s, “Barbershop Quartet,” to another phone for $209,000 with a presale estimate of $100,000-$150,000 both from the collection of Sam Wyly, Dalla...


Walking in Cezanne’s Footsteps at Bibemus, 42 x 36 in, Acrylic, Oilpastel on Canvas

In the Steps of Cézanne

Released: May 23, 2015

In the Steps of Cézanne and Anne Jensen Anne Jensen creates her poetic abstractions as if they were filtered through of the translucent lights of Cezanne and the shapes of Picasso. Those looking for something exciting yet meditative should not miss the recent series of Anne Jensen at Tokyo International Art Fair. The city of Tokyo is playing host to hundreds of talented artists from all around the world when it stages the first Tokyo International Art Fair from 22nd to 23rd May 2015. More than 150 artists from over 30 countries are filling the prime located Quest Hall – Harajuku with a...


Celia Rung, Flow, 100 x 100 cm, Oil, Pencil on Canvas

A Question of Identity

Released: May 23, 2015

A Question of Identity Celia Rung in Japan A spread of paintings in a meditative medley surrounds the new body of Tokyo International Art Fair with works by Celia Rung. Inundated with visual metaphors, her artwork appears in a tactile interplay of spaces and ornamental forms. Those looking for something exciting yet meditative should not miss the work of Celia Rung at Tokyo International Art Fair. The city of Tokyo is playing host to hundreds of talented artists from all around the world when it stages the first Tokyo International Art Fair from 22nd to 23rd May 2015. More ...


Leon Benrimon has joined Heritage Auctions as Director of Modern and Contemporary Art for its New York office.

Leon Benrimon to lead Modern and Contemporary Art in New York at Heritage Auctions

Released: May 20, 2015

Leon Benrimon has joined Heritage Auctions as Director of Modern and Contemporary Art for its New York office, continuing the company’s expansion into the market. This follows Heritage’s April 2015 announcement that it is effectively doubling the size of its Park Avenue space. “Leon is an incredibly bright talent with a great eye and the drive to grow the category,” said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. “As a company we anticipate great things from him as we continue competing for and auctioning the best available material in New York.” Prior to joining Heritage, Benrimon ...


NIMBY (national park), Jennifer Celio

Nature-Focused Artist Jennifer Celio part of “Organic Matters – Women to watch 2015″ at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC

Released: May 18, 2015

Jennifer Celio, winner of the The City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist Fellowship (2014) and the Pollock-Krasner (2012) is representing Southern California along with curator Corrina Peipon from the Hammer Museum, in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, “Organic Matters – Women to watch 2015″ exhibition opening June 5th and runs through September 13th. “The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015, the fourth installment of NMWA’s biennial Women to Watch exhibition series. On view June 5–Sept. 13, 2015, this exhibitio...


Andreas Gursky (German, born 1955) Engadin I (1995).  Inkjet-print.  207 x 356 x 6.2 cm.  Copyright: Andreas Gursky / ARS, 2015.  Courtesy Gagosian Gallery

Three Decades of Landscape Photographs by Andreas Gursky Will Go On View at Parrish Art Museum

Released: May 20, 2015

The Parrish Art Museum will present the work of the German artist Andreas Gursky, featuring more than 20 large- and small-scale photographs from the 1980s to the present—many of which have not previously been exhibited in the United States. Andreas Gursky: Landscapes will be on view at the Parrish from August 2 through October 18, 2015. Gursky's highly detailed photographs capture both naturally occurring and man-made environments, recorded directly with a small-format camera, as in Klausen Pass (1984), or composed digitally from a series of shots, as in Rhine II (1999). Through massive...


View of Coloring Book by Jeff Koons.

Monumental Jeff Koons Sculpture at Cannes Auction in amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala on May 21

Released: May 20, 2015

Coloring Book, a monumental sculpture by renowned American artist Jeff Koons, will be up for auction at amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala on May 21, during the Cannes International Film Festival. This significant piece has been on display twice: in the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts in London during the summer of 2011 and at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills in 2012. Another edition of Coloring Book belonging to LVMH was one of just three sculptures included in “Jeff Koons on the Roof” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2008.  Of the two other pieces from this exhibit, Ba...


Anne Pasternak

Brooklyn Museum Appoints Anne Pasternak as New Director

Released: May 20, 2015

The Brooklyn Museum announced today that Anne Pasternak has been named its Shelby White and Leon Levy Director. Pasternak will join the Museum after more than 20 years as the accomplished President and Artistic Director of Creative Time, a non-profit arts organization that has commissioned and presented major public art projects with hundreds of artists throughout New York City, across the United States, and internationally. Pasternak will succeed Arnold L. Lehman, who announced last year his plans to retire in 2015 after 17 years as the Brooklyn Museum’s Director. Pasternak was elected by...


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