Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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Emilio Sanchez, Loft Windows, 1987/88.  The Heckscher Museum of Art.  Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation.  © Emilio Sanchez Foundation.

The Heckscher Museum of Art Presents Rhythm & Repetition in 20th-Century Art.

Released: April 29, 2014

The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present Rhythm & Repetition in 20th-Century Art.  This exhibition, on view May 3 through August 10, 2014, focuses on artists who use repeated shapes depicting natural, man-made, or abstract forms as a method to organize their compositions. Drawn entirely from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, Rhythm & Repetition features work by Berenice Abbott, Richard Anuskiewicz, Oscar Bluemner, Arthur Dove, Childe Hassam, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Richenburg, Emilio Sanchez, and Stowasser (Hundertwasser), among others.  Long Island artists ...

Dean Nicyper

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Attorney Dean Nicyper, “Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards” on May 14 at 6 PM

Released: April 29, 2014

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Attorney Dean Nicyper, “Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards” on May 14 at 6 PM   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, May 14, featuring attorney Dean Nicyper presenting, "Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards" at 6 p.m.  The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's Fine Art Auctions.   Many sellers are entirely unaware of the risks they may be taking in the art world.  Sim...

"Awaiting the Storm," photograph by Jacquelyn Etling


Released: April 28, 2014

Passions that inspire some of the 100 exhibitors at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC May 8-11 at The Tunnel in Chelsea range from music, entertainment and politics to world travel, history, landscapes and a mission to achieve life balance. Their work will be part of a citywide art celebration taking place concurrently with Frieze New York. This satellite art fair, in its fifth year, joins at least 10 others. About his paintings George Pali identifies the prominence of music and instruments as art objects. The Stamford, Conn.-based artist spent eight years in music school learning violin an...

Untitled, 2010.  Rubber, carpet, industrial fabric

Gallery SHCHUKIN Opens New York City Location With First US Solo Exhibition of Works by Aladdin Garunov

Released: April 28, 2014

Gallery SHCHUKIN Opening May 1, 2014 Aladdin Garunov: Selected Works, 1998-2013 on view May 1- June 30, 2014 Press preview: Monday, April 28, 5:30-7:30 pm Gallery SHCHUKIN is pleased to announce the opening of its New York branch on 524 West 19th Street, with the exhibition of works by Dagestan-born artist and sculptor Aladdin Garunov. Curated by Matthew Drutt, Aladdin Garunov: Selected Works, 1998-2013, is the artist’s first solo show in the United States, on view May 1 – June 30,2014. The gallery also has an exhibition space in Paris and a representative office in Moscow. On...

Carol Sears, Chantilly Lace, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72, 2011

Lawrence Fine Art Announces Summer Exhibition Schedule; Inaugurates Season with Work by Carol Sears

Released: April 29, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art today announced its summer exhibition schedule, which will include a major retrospective of new and historic works by noted pop artist Marjorie Strider and an exhibition of nudes by "Lost Master" Arthur Pinajian. The gallery will inaugurate the summer season with and exhibition of works by Carol Sears, to open Thursday, May 22, with an opening reception Saturday, May 24. "We continue to try and do our part to make the Hamptons an art destination and our gallery a destination for serious collectors," said gallery owner Howard Shapiro.  "We are particularly proud to...

Helen Pashgian, Untitled (detail of work in process in the artist’s studio), 2012–13, © Helen Pashgian, photo by Josh Morton

LACMA Acquires Ten Artworks During its Annual Collectors Committee Weekend, Raising More Than $4.1 Million

Released: April 27, 2014

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced the acquisition of ten artworks during the museum’s 29th annual Collectors Committee fundraiser. In one weekend LACMA’s Collectors Committee added diverse objects to the museum’s permanent collection, including Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres’ Odalisque; contemporary works by American artist Roni Horn, Chinese artist Feng Mengbo, and Iranian artist Mitra Tabrizian; an 18-th century Virgin of Guadalupe by Antonio de Torres; a print by Pablo Picasso; and more. Michael Govan, LACMA C...

Ira Barkoff, Glowing Warm, 2008, Oil on canvas, 50 x 52 Gift of Frederic Thaler & Kathleen Mooney in memory of Seymour R.  Thaler & Mildred Thaler Cohen and John Daniel Mooney

Exhibition Opens at the Mattatuck Museum Sphere of Influence: Ira Barkoff & the Washington Art Association

Released: April 25, 2014

Join the Mattatuck Museum for the opening reception of the exciting spring exhibition, Sphere of Influence: Ira Barkoff & the Washington Art Association, on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Painter Ira Barkoff has been teaching at the WAA for eighteen years, one afternoon a week for sixteen weeks of the year. Sphere of Influence, demonstrates the results of Ira Barkoff’s guidance in twenty five works, three from Barkoff, and the others from eight of his current students: Souby Boski, Joanne Conant, Jack Dunbar, Anne Marie Foran, Charlotte Honda, Kathleen L’Hommedieu, Kathleen...

Federal Satinwood and Figured Birchwood Inlaid Mahogany Secretary-Bookcase, Circa 1805 ($3,000-$5,000)

Weschler’s Spring Auction Features Property from The Textile Museum

Released: April 25, 2014

Furniture and decorative art from The Textile Museum will be part of Weschler’s spring auction, held on Friday, May 9, 2014. The Textile Museum is moving out of their historic Kalorama location to their new home at The George Washington University. Items to be auctioned include furnishings from the S Street home of The Textile Museum founder, George Hewitt Myers. Highlights include a federal satinwood and figured Birchwood inlaid mahogany secretary-bookcase attributed to the workshop of John and Thomas Seymour, circa 1805 ($3,000-$5,000), a Spanish Baroque walnut and wrought-iron refectory...

Still from Leslie Thornton's "Binocular Menagerie"

Leslie Thornton’s film "Binocular Menagerie" is the May Midnight Moment

Released: April 26, 2014

Animals of all kinds will fill Times Square’s spectacular screens in May, turning the square into an urban jungle every night with Leslie Thornton’s film Binocular Menagerie. Thornton’s Midnight Moment film will premiere just before midnight on Thursday, May 1st, and play every night throughout May from 11:57 p.m.–midnight. Midnight Moment, celebrating its two year anniversary with this program, is a monthly presentation of The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. Thornton’s film is presented in partnership with the Winkleman Gallery. The seminal and enigmati...

James Brooks, Cantanda, 1958, oil on canvas, 66 x 78 inches


Released: April 25, 2014

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, April 25, 2014– Berry Campbell is pleased to announce Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America, an exhibition featuring paintings by sixteen artists, working in the modes of Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting, whose careers developed in the dynamic and freeing milieu of American art after World War II. The exhibition gives recognition to the heightened interest today in this art for its strength and transcendence.  The show includes two watercolors by the German-born artist Hans Hofmann, among the most influential art teachers of his era.  H...

“Like Magnets in a River,” by Max Gleason, oil paint, enamel and gold paint pen.  48"x34"


Released: April 24, 2014

Meditation and profound philosophical thinking inspire and influence much of art. Four exhibitors at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-11, running concurrently with Frieze NY and some 10 other satellite shows, share the concepts behind their work. Michael Alfano's figurative and surrealistic sculptures "convey philosophical ideas and abstract concepts," according to his website, "When I dig into the clay, I pull out a vision that previously existed nowhere but inside my head, or some other place I don't know but am in touch with." Look carefully at the p...

Joel-Peter Witkin 
Las Meninas, 1987
 Gelatin Silver Print

Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin Major Exhibition Extended

Released: April 24, 2014

Extended Through May 31, 2014 Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin Identical Twin Brothers United for the First Time Painter Jerome Witkin and Photographer Joel-Peter Witkin in an Historic Exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Los Angeles, CA.  -  Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles presents an historic first in its exhibition entitled “Twin Visions: Jerome Witkin & Joel-Peter Witkin,” uniting for the first time the two internationally celebrated artists – identical twins – in this exhibition.  “Twin Visions” extends through May 31.  Jerome Witk...

#15997.  Figurative pigmentation on cork, 48" x 48".

Jamali Gallery, Fort Lauderdale. Spring Opening

Released: April 24, 2014

Jamali Gallery, Fort Lauderdale is pleased to announce their Spring Opening Event on Saturday, April 26th 6pm - 9pm. This is a unique opportunity to view and acquire our latest collection of recently released Jamali art along with our new exclusive framed and unframed Limited Edition Print collection. Feel free to bring along your friends and introduce them to the beauty of Jamali's art. For more informatiom or to RSVP please call 954-617-9990 or email

Lot 28, Fern Isabel Kuns Coppedge (American, 1883-1951), Near New Hope, $50,000-70,000

Work by Nevelson, Paine, Wesselmann, De Kooning, Scharf, Coppedge and Folinsbee Showcased in Rago’s May 17 Fine Art Auctions

Released: April 24, 2014

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Rago will hold sales of 19th/20th Century American and European Art and Post-War/Contemporary Art, featuring rare finds and works of art that have been privately held for decades.   “I am exceptionally pleased with both these sales, and particularly proud that so many established collectors have chosen Rago to represent major works being deaccessioned from their collections,” says Meredith Hilferty, Director of Fine Art. “Artists from Roxy Paine to Louise Nevelson are represented by exemplary work. The original art from Willem de Kooning and Kenny Scharf ...

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Artifical (sic) Flavors).


Released: April 23, 2014

On Tuesday, May 13, Swann Galleries will hold their spring auction of Contemporary Art, which features drawings, paintings, three-dimensional works, collages and prints by major artists working in Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Color Theory, Pop Art and more. The lot with the highest pre-sale estimate is Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Artifical (sic) Flavors), color oilsticks on paper, titled and annotated in black and with a partial color oilstick transfer on the back showing Untitled (Venus Velvet Drawing). It is estimated at $80,000 to $120,000. There is a Mel Ramos waterco...

Don ZanFagna, Cyborg Notes 63 (Figures with Rainbow Heart), Mixed Media Collage on Paper, 23.5 x 29.5, 1971

April 23 - May 31 | Visionary Artist/Architect Don ZanFagna Collages at Studio Vendome

Released: April 23, 2014

“Don ZanFagna in the 1970s” Studio Vendome, 330 Spring Street, New York NY April 23-May 31, 2014 Opening Reception April 23, 6-8 pm   “Don ZanFagna in the 1970s: The Manhattan Project, The Cyborg Series, and The Pulse Domes,” an exhibition of work by artist, architect, inventor and provocateur Don ZanFagna, will be on view at Studio Vendome, 330 Spring Street gallery from April 23 - May 31, 2014. The opening reception will be held Wednesday April 23 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Don ZanFagna [1929–2013] may be the most important, visionary artist/architect you've never heard of. Du...

Sophie Aston, Interrupted #3 2013, Collage and guache, 12 1/2 x 9 1/2"

April 23 - May 31 | Sophie Aston's Collages Exhibition at Studio Vendome Projects

Released: April 23, 2014

Sophie Aston “A Series of Interruptions” Studio Vendome Projects - 28 Grand Street, New York, NY April 23 – May 31, 2014 Opening Reception April 23, 6-8 pm “A Series of Interruptions,”British artist Sophie Aston’s first New York exhibition, will be on view at Studio Vendome Projects, 28 Grand Street, from April 23-May 31, 2014. The opening reception will be held on the Wednesday April 23 from 6:00pm–8:00pm.   The twenty collages in “A Series of Interruptions” are composed of images clipped from copies of vintage Better Homes and Gardens from the 1950s through the early 196...

Hans Holbein the Younger (c.  1497-1543), A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), c.  1526-8 Oil on oak, 56 x 38.8 cm, loaned by the National Gallery,

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Presents "The Wonder of Birds"

Released: April 22, 2014

The Wonder of Birds will explore the cultural impact of birds upon mankind.  Eliciting a wide range of emotions from awe to fear, and from pleasure to cruelty, birds have intrigued humanity since the earliest of times.  With loans from local and national collections, this innovative exhibition will span the centuries and include some 220 works by major artists and illustrators, historical and contemporary, natural history, archaeology, fashion and social history. The exhibition comprises six sections, each highlighting a different aspect of birds, their meanings and our relati...

"The Mandala C," by sculptor Herb Rosenberg


Released: April 21, 2014

Artists exhibiting their work at the fifth Contemporary Art Fair NYC at The Tunnel in Chelsea May 8-11 have clearly dominated technical challenges and honed the skills required to achieve prominence as photographers, sculptors, painters or furniture makers. Yet an unusual approach or technique prominently impacts viewers' reactions to art. Here are four examples. Herb Rosenberg has embraced innovative and inventive solutions for 40+ years. He first created bronze figurative work from dried banana peels in 1973 according to his website-- Today in "The Mandala C...

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Highly Controversial George Grosz Oil at Barridoff Auction on April 30

Released: April 21, 2014

It came as a surprise to the owners of Barridoff Galleries when initial ads for the upcoming auction of art on April 20 faced censorship not only from the mainstream media but from highly respected daily, weekly, and monthly art publications. "The final blow came when the printer of our catalogue refused to print it," says Barridoff owner Rob Elowitch. “The sales rep at least gave me the most viable reason: school kids are often taken on tours of the plant." Now, ultimately out of necessity, we practice a bit of censorship ourselves. We use a detail of the painting in question as i...

Tina Barney (American, b.  1945), The Garage, 2005, chromogenic color print, Museum purchase with funds from the James Art Acquisition Fund, 2014.6

Joslyn Art Museum Announces Opening of Post-War Galleries featuring New Acquisitions, Familiar Favorites

Released: April 20, 2014

At a private reception last week, Joslyn Art Museum officially reopened its Pavilion galleries, debuting the reinstallation of its collection of modern and contemporary art. Special guests for the evening were members of the family of Omaha art collector Phillip Schrager — his widow Terri, brother Harley, and sister-in-law Beth — who generously donated an important mixed-media work by Frank Stella from the Phillip Schrager Collection of Contemporary Art to Joslyn earlier this year. The monumental piece, Nogaro (1982; above right), is the first major work by Stella to enter Joslyn’s collect...

Vicki DaSilva, "Dude Descending a Staircase," Archival C-print, limited edition, 33.25 x 50

Lawrence Fine Art to Exhibit at Art Hamptons and Art Southampton

Released: April 21, 2014

Lawrence Fine Art announced today that it will participate in two of the summer's prime art fairs, Art Hamptons, July 10-14; and Art Southampton, July 24-28th. "We are truly honored and excited to participate in both these premier shows," said Gallery Director Howard Shapiro.  "With the opening of the new Parrish Museum and the growth of both shows, the Hamptons have become a true arts destination." Shapiro said that the gallery planned two varied installations for the shows centered on the gallery's summer exhibitions.  "Although the Hamptons are small geographically, duri...

Lot 75, Walter Emerson Baum (American, 1884-1956), Untitled, Oil on Masonite, Sold for $5,313, Fine Art, November 2013.

Locals Prosper at Rago Auctions' Free Walk-In Appraisal Days

Released: April 19, 2014

LOCALS PROSPER AT RAGO AUCTIONS' FREE WALK-IN APPRAISAL DAYS.   ITEMS VALUED AT $20,000+ DISCOVERED RECENTLY.   Lambertville, NJ:  Walk in to the Rago Arts and Auction Center with your treasures on most Mondays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a free, no obligation valuation from our specialists, many of whom you’ll recognize from appearances on Antiques Roadshow. Fine art, silver, jewelry, antiques, decorative art, memorabilia and furniture are all welcome with a six piece limit. If the piece is too large to bring in, the specialists can work from photographs.  ...

The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, Joan Jonas, performance at Dia Beacon, 2005.  Photo by Paula Court

MIT Announces Joan Jones as US Rep to Venice Biennale

Released: April 15, 2014

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announces that the MIT List Visual Arts Center will present Joan Jonas as the representative for the United States at La Biennale di Venezia 56th International Art Exhibition, the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event. Jonas is a pioneering figure in performance art and video and is one of the most important contemporary artists today.  She will create a new multimedia installation specifically for the U.S. Pavilion in Venice, Italy, to be on view May 9–November 22, 2015. Jonas’ art developed out of her art history studies, and th...

Kino Guerin’s “Knotted Table,” laminated with a vacuum press.


Released: April 15, 2014

The hand of sculptors will be evident at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-May 11, 2014, in Chelsea, where you’d expect to see it in the work of sculptors such as Susan Madacsi and Michael Alfano and also in the fine furniture and jewelry of some exhibitors. Madacsi will exhibit forged and fabricated steel pieces colored by aerosol enamel paints. Michael Alfano’s limited edition clay sculptures are cast in bronze.         The skill and perspective of a sculptor is evident in furniture maker Kino Guerin’s benches, that he calls “Knotted Table” a...

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