Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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“Dreams” – a highly polish, stainless steel sculpture by Santiago Medina is now a part of the permanent collection of the Stanford University Lucille Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

Sculpture by Miami Artist, Santiago Medina Added to the Stanford University Lucille Packard Children's Hospital's Permanent Collection

Released: March 1, 2016

“Dreams” by Colombian-American artist, Santiago Medina is now permanently housed in the main lobby of the Stanford University Lucille Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, California. This honor culminates a list of recent installations of Medina’s sculptures into the permanent collections of some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. “Dreams” was selected for the Stanford Children’s Hospital because of its highly reflective mirror finish which allows oneself to be seen in a funny distorted fashion. The purpose is to provide a momentary distraction from the burden of disease...


An Important Pair of Early Meissen models of South American Parrots, modelled by Johann Joachim Käendler each perched upon a white tree stump and looking to one side, beautifully naturalistically coloured, each representing a Green Amazon Parrot painted in green with puce detailing to its plumage, and with red, blue and yellow wing tips and tail, the tree stumps issuing leafy berried branches.  Circa 1738-42 1st height: 7 ¾ in (19 ½ cms)2nd height: 7 ½ ins (19 cms)

ART ANTIQUES LONDON RETURNS TO KENSINGTON GARDENS: The world class collectors fair in the heart of London Friday 24th - Thursday 30th June 2016

Released: February 29, 2016

For the seventh consecutive year, Art Antiques London returns to Kensington Gardens, London SW7 from Friday 24th June to Thursday 30th June 2016.  Organised by the London-based  international fair organisers, Anna and Brian Haughton the fair takes place in a purpose-built pavilion at Albert Memorial West Lawn, Kensington Gardens, London SW7. Launched  in  2010,  winning  praise  for  its  central  location,  light,  airy  and relaxed atmosphere and stylish presentation, Art Antiques London has cultivated an ardent following of collectors, art consultants, museum experts, interior decor...


Contemporary Art Gallery Online's All Paintings Art Competition

Released: February 27, 2016

For the month of January, Contemporary Art Gallery Online received abundant entries representing numerous styles of art expression, in the All Paintings Art Competition.   Results were announced, February 22, 2016.   Artists: Tatiana Valery, Lorie Turpin and Rita Romero each received honorable recognition for still life and profile paintings; while Joshua Langley, was awarded, Best in Show for an endearing depiction of adorable little children playing with their dog in “Little Scamps”.   As Judges’ Choice, Kay Englehart captured an intimate exchange between child and playmate in,...


Images (L-R): Rauschenberg at Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, CA, 1969, Credit: Sidney B.  Felsen ©1969; Robert Rauschenberg, Canyon, 1959 © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Announces Pioneering New Fair Use Image Policy

Released: February 26, 2016

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce a new Fair Use policy—the first to be adopted by an artist-endowed foundation—that will make images of Rauschenberg’s artwork more accessible to museums, scholars, artists, and the public.   This new policy comes at an important moment for image rights, as more institutions are providing free and open access to their archives and digitized collections. Prior to 2015, the Rauschenberg Foundation, like many artist foundations and estates, safeguarded the use of images through licensing agents. Over time, the Foundation observed that...


Grid-Y, 2014 by Ed Moses, courtesy of Brian Gross Fine Art

Art Market San Francisco Returns With 75 Top Galleries

Released: February 24, 2016

Art Market San Francisco, the Bay Area's leading modern and contemporary art fair, returns to Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion from April 27 - May 1, 2016. ​Art Market San Francisco welcomed a record-breaking 25,000 visitors in 2015​. The fair's sixth edition will build on this incredible momentum, welcoming important collectors and curators with unique and unexpected installations, presentations of the best in modern and contemporary art by seventy-five top galleries, and a highly-anticipated program of talks, tours, and special projects.  Pace Art + Technology​ ​joins Art Market San Fra...


Lewis deSoto, "Paranirvana (Self-Portrait)", 1999–2015.  Painted vinyl infused cloth, electric air fan, 3rd in a series with color variations.  Courtesy of Chandra CerritoContemporary.

Lewis deSoto: Paranirvana (Self-Portrait): On View April 17 – July 31, 2016, at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Released: February 24, 2016

Lewis deSoto’s multi-media works are informed by the artist’s long-standing interest in anthropology, history, mythology, and religion. All are engaged in the artist’s forthcoming solo exhibition—an installation featuring his monumental scale, inflatable sculpture, Paranirvana (Self-Portrait) (1999–2015). Inspired by the 12th-century Buddha at Gal Vihara in Sri Lanka, and conceived in the wake of his father’s death, this work serves as not only a representation of universal life, death, and supreme consciousness; but also, embellished with features similar to the artist, a self-portrait. ...


Two Chinese Painted Snuff Bottles

Asian Objects Draw International Interest in Eclectic Connecticut Fine Estate Auction Being Held by Schwenke Auctioneers Sunday, February 28th.

Released: February 25, 2016

Several Asian lots being offered at Schwenke Auctioneers February 28th Eclectic CT Fine Estate Auction are drawing unprecedented interest. Among the top lots with over 20,000 online views is lot 259, two signed Chinese painted snuff bottles comprising a rock crystal interior painted bottle and an incised and painted porcelain bottle. An Asian gilt bronze guanyin in elaborate dress on a foliate base is also drawing significant attention, along with a Tibetan Thangka depicting Padmasambhava, and another framed Thangka depicting an Ahart surrounded by three deities. Other fine Asian lots ...


David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1971.  Private Collection.  © David Hockney

Tate Britain to Present David Hockney Retrospective in 2017

Released: February 22, 2016

Tate Britain has announced the world’s most extensive retrospective of the work of David Hockney, opening February 2017. Widely regarded as one of the most successful and recognisable artists of our time, this exhibition will celebrate Hockney’s achievement in painting, drawing, print, photography and video. Following its presentation in London the exhibition, organised in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and The Metropolitan Museum, will tour internationally to Paris and New York. David Hockney (b.1937) is unique in British art for the extent of his popular appeal. As he approache...


Li Hongbo, Rainbow, 2015, paper, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and Klein Sun Gallery

Art On Paper 2016 Will Include Large-Scale Installations, Special Exhibitions

Released: February 22, 2016

Art on Paper​ ​​returns to New York City's Pier 36 this March 3 - 6, with 75 galleries from around the world presenting paper-based art that spans the incredible breadth of its central medium. As in its first celebrated year, Art on Paper 2016 will feature significant exhibitions and special moments that explore the very notion of what a work on paper can be.  Art on Paper 2016 will include large-scale installations that activate the fair's public spaces and intimate presentations of special works on paper created by treasured members of the New York City arts community.​ ​Gallery Joe's ...


Donald Jackson, The Word Made Flesh, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA

"Sacred Words: The Saint John's Bible and the Art of Illumination" opens at OKCMOA Oct. 15

Released: February 22, 2016

The first illuminated, handwritten Bible of monumental size to be commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in the modern era will be on view at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art this fall. "Sacred Words: The Saint John's Bible and the Art of Illumination" will open Oct. 15 at OKCMOA and include seventy selected folios from "The Saint John's Bible" as well as other historical illuminated manuscripts, such as a Book of Hours, Quran pages and Torah scrolls. "Illuminated manuscripts are one of the great artistic traditions of the Middle Ages," said E. Michael Whittington, OKCMOA President and C...


Justine Frischmann, "Lambent #74", 2015, oil, acrylic spray enamel over sublimation print on aluminum, 30 x 30 in, (cat.  no.  JUF013)

New Paintings by Justine Frischmann at VOLTA NY 2016

Released: February 18, 2016

George Lawson Gallery will present a solo exhibition of six new paintings by Justine Frischmann at VOLTA NY 2016 (Booth B12), March 2-6, 2016. VOLTA NY 2016 is located at Pier 90, West 50th Street at 12th Avenue, New York, NY. A British expatriate now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Frischmann gained prominence in the 1990s with her much-heralded band Elastica. After performing for ten years, Frischmann left the music world to enroll in the Buddhist-inspired Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and emerged with a disciplined painting practice. Frischmann straddles q...


Arthur Espenet Carpenter (1920-2006), Desk.

Plans Announced for Boston's 9th Annual AD20/21 Show

Released: February 18, 2016

Co-Producers Tony Fusco & Robert Four announce the 9th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries & Boston Print Fair taking place April 7-10, 2016, at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End. The only show of its kind in New England, the fair features close to 50 outstanding exhibitors offering modern to contemporary fine art, Mid-Century furnishings and contemporary studio furniture, jewelry, decorative arts, glass, and sculpture. The Boston Print Fair features fine print galleries, contemporary print publishers, photography, drawin...


The Haas Brothers (California, USA, founded 2010): Nikolai Haas and Simon Haas with The Haas Sisters of Monkeybiz (Khayelitsha township, Cape Town, South Africa, founded 2014); Sculpture, Fartin Odeur, from the Afreaks series, 2015; Glass beads, wire, wood, mixed fiber stuffing, and cast bronze; Courtesy of R & Company, New York and The Haas Brothers, Los Angeles.  Monkeybiz is a nonprofit income-generating bead project founded in 2000.

Cooper Hewitt Triennial Explores 'Beauty'

Released: February 17, 2016

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum presents “Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” the fifth installment of the museum’s popular contemporary design exhibition series, through Aug. 21, 2016. With projects ranging from experimental prototypes and interactive games to fashion ensembles and architectural interventions, “Beauty” features work by 63 designers, filling most of two floors of the museum with more than 250 works from around the globe. “Featuring recent work from the most outstanding voices in the global design scene, ‘Beauty’ will expand the discourse around the transform...


Installation photo,Tom Ellis, 2016.  Image courtesy of the artist and the Wallace Collection

The Middle - Tom Ellis at the Wallace Collection

Released: February 17, 2016

In this exhibition at the Wallace Collection, British artist Tom Ellis presents a newly commissioned series of works pairing his enigmatic figurative paintings with self-made furniture. The combination reflects the unique and eclectic profile of the Wallace Collection, which holds a collection of both fine and decorative art. The Wallace Collection presents paintings, porcelain, sculpture and furniture alongside each other, displaying the works so as to enrich the experience of the audience rather than dividing the pieces by media, era or country of origin.   Showcased in a former home, ...


Theaster Gates, Gone are the Days of Shelter and Martyr, 2014.  © Theaster Gates.  Courtesy White Cube

THE ROSE ART MUSEUM’S SATELLITE GALLERY ROSEBUD PRESENTS THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF THEASTER GATES’ “GONE ARE THE DAYS OF SHELTER AND MARTYR,”

Released: February 16, 2016

The Rose Art Museum’s satellite gallery Rosebud, will be presenting the American premiere of Theaster Gates’ Gone are the Days of Shelter and Martyr (2014), March 3 – April 3. First presented at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Gates’ powerful and highly acclaimed video takes place in the now-demolished Roman Catholic Church of St. Laurence on the South Side of Chicago. Filmed amongst the wreckage and rubble of the church interior with his blues-gospel collaborators, the Black Monks of Mississippi, the work responds to a lack of support and investment in urban holy spaces within poor and black co...


Andy Warhol (NY/PA, 1928-1987), Marilyn, Screenprint in Colors, 1967

Everard Auctions Announces Contemporary and Modern Art Auction That Goes Live on iGavel February 18-March 3

Released: February 16, 2016

Everard Auctions and Appraisals is pleased to present their online auction of “Fine Art and Antiques from Southern Estates and Various Owners.” The online sale will take place February 18 through March 3 on iGavelAuctions.com. This auction features a stellar group of contemporary prints by such artists as Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Motherwell, Bridget Riley and Helen Frankenthaler. One of the standouts of this group is Warhol’s iconic image of Marilyn Monroe in a dramatic color wave of green, red and yellow, purchased in 1968 from the revered Miami art dealer Dorothy Berenson Bl...


Lot 47 - "Sunday on Orchard St." 1 of 4 Oil Paintings by Issac Holtz in the 2/28 auction at Clarke.

Jewish Artists Highlight the Feb. 28th Sale at Clarke

Released: February 16, 2016

On Sunday, February 28th at 12 noon Clarke Auction will sell 400 lots of fine art, antiques, jewelry and midcentury modern design. Although a very well rounded sale, the fine art selection stands out because of the diversity and desirability of the lots on offer. Having previously sold an Isaac Holtz (Polish American, b. 1927) for $46,000, a record at auction, Clarke is delighted to have four oils by the artist in this sale. The works vary in subject, from an observer’s view of New York’s historic Orchard Street to an intimate portrait of an elderly Sephardic couple, showing the artistic...


Lot 59.  Kenneth Noland (American, 1924-2010)

Aspire Auctions February 2016 Fine Art & Antiques Online Auction

Released: February 16, 2016

Bidding is going on now at Aspire Auctions and lots will close on 2/18,19 & 20. In the paintings category there are works by Polish artists Falat, Chorembalski and Krawiec. Works on paper include artists Kenneth Noland, Julian Stanczak, Robert Mangold and Brice Marden. There are many categories with exceptional items ranging from fine watches, jewlery, silver and more. We have antique bronze sculptures by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse to more contemporary artists such as Elsa Knauth. If you need a silver martini shaker in the shape of a lighthouse, just look at lot 89. International S...


Deep Space 2 by Daniel Fiorda

27 South Florida Artists Selected for “At Home with Art” Exhibition at the Spring Miami Home Show

Released: February 16, 2016

The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show announces its 2016 Miami Art Ambassadors who will showcase their work within eleven curated art exhibit spaces, grouped together to make one large feature area titled, “At Home with Art.” Artists and experts will be present to help Show-goers better understand the process behind creating fine art and provide tips on starting or adding to a collection. The focus of this feature is to demonstrate the high quality and range of choices available in South Florida.   The exhibition will take place from March 18-21, 2016 at the Miami Beach Convention ...


Emma Sulkowicz, 2016

EMMA SULKOWICZ - "Self Portrait", Solo Exhibit & Artist Performance, Coagula/Los Angeles

Released: February 15, 2016

Emma Sulkowicz, Self-Portrait February 27 - April 3, 2016 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 27, 7 – 11pm Coagula Curatorial presents SELF-PORTRAIT, the first solo show by New York based artist EMMA SULKOWICZ. SELF-PORTRAIT as an exhibit is a live investigation of identity as performance. It pushes the limits and meaning of the self-portrait as a contemporary concept. EMMA SULKOWICZ will present “Performance With Object” that will commence Saturday February 27 and will be performed during regular gallery hours for the following three weeks of the exhibit until on March...


Richard Tuschman at the Klompching Gallery

Released: February 12, 2016

Klompching Gallery is delighted to present the debut of Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz, a new series of photographs by Richard Tuschman.   This will form the artist’s first solo exhibition at the Klompching Gallery, and will be launched with an Opening Reception on Thursday, March 3rd, 6:00–9:00pm, with the artist in attendance. Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz is a visual novella, which portrays a fictional Jewish family in 1930’s Poland. Set in the once vibrant neighborhood of Kazimierz in Krakow, the location is a metaphor for loss and decay. In 1935, the Jewish historian Meir Balab...


Larry Greenberg, Opus 420, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36

A Journey of Epic Proportions: “From Here to There”

Released: February 12, 2016

Seventeen artists collaborate in the exhibition From Here to There to bring a New York audience on a magnificent journey of self-discovery, expression, and realization. Buzzing in energy, color, form, and texture, the works on display hint at real worlds while obscuring just enough to direct the viewer’s experience and effectively control the conversation. Abstractions flourish across canvas, while figures bend and transform before the viewers’ eyes. Varying on the scale of fiction and reality, the artworks featured tell a unique story of humanity, nature, and society in inventive ways. Mo...


Left: Gerhard Richter, Seestück (Seascape), 1998; oil on linen; 114 1/4 x 114 1/4 in.  (290.2 x 290.2 cm); The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Gerhard Richter; photo: Ben Blackwell; Middle: Lee Krasner, Four, 1957; oil on cotton duck; 58 1/2 x 53 3/4 in.  (148.59 x 136.53 cm); fractional and promised gift of Barbara and Gerson Bakar; © Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Transformed SFMOMA to Unveil Exhibitions of Renowned Fisher Collection, Promised Gifts, and Much More This May

Released: February 11, 2016

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announces the inaugural exhibitions for the expanded and transformed museum opening to the public on May 14, 2016. With nearly triple its previous gallery space, SFMOMA will showcase 260 works from the distinguished Doris and Donald Fisher Collection of postwar and contemporary art, more than 600 artworks promised to the museum through its Campaign for Art on view for the first time, cherished favorites from its permanent collection, as well as recent work commissioned for the new museum. “The opening of the new SFMOMA celebrates extraordin...


Kevin O'Leary, Lifeguard, 2013.

Highlights of Art Wynnwood Include 'Shark Tank' Investor Kevin O'Leary's Photography

Released: February 11, 2016

Art Wynwood, the premier art fair of the winter season produced by Art Miami LLC, will showcase a dynamic array of work from the underground street art movement, emerging young talent, and world-renowned contemporary and modern artists. Its fifth edition will take place Presidents Day Weekend, opening with the highly acclaimed VIP Preview on Thursday, Feb. 11, and will open to the public on Friday, Feb. 12, and continue through Monday, Feb. 15. The major contemporary art fair will feature 72 international galleries showcasing diverse artworks from artists around the globe, including countr...


STRUCTURES - opportunity to promote your work

Released: February 10, 2016

Exhibitions Without Walls invites photographers and digital artists to submit images for its first competition of the New Year, STRUCTURES. Structures are everywhere. They are in buildings, bridges, rock crystals, nature, intriguing digital art designs, etc. The only limitation is your ability to see them and express them visually. Entry Fee: Save by making a submission early! Now until February 26, $30 for first 5 images, $4.00 for each additional image up to a total of 10 images.  After February 26, $35 for first 5 images, $5 for each additional image up to a total of 10 images until s...


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