Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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Nicki Solomon in front of a portrait of Madame Marie Conde by Elizabeth Vila Taylor Watson.

Art Requires and Deserves the Time and Attention of a Personal Relationship Rather than a ‘Buy Now’ Button.

Released: February 3, 2015

Nicki Solomon of Nicki Solomon Fine Art ( spoke with The Curator's Eye ( about her beginnings as an art dealer, her approach to buying and selling art and how she uses online technologies to develop and maintain her client relationships.   A Unique Art Education Early in Life Leads to a Life Long Passion  Nicki's path into the art world started when she was fourteen. One of the school's art teachers approached her to see if she would stay after school to learn art history from the 1860's-1960's. “Three dollars for three hours a wee...

"Nimrod," A Steel Abstract Sculpture in Three Parts by Paul Mount (British 1922-2009), signed on base "Paul Mount"

Nye and Company Announce First Sale of the Season Now Live on iGavel

Released: February 3, 2015

Nye and Company’s first auction of the 2015 season is now live with over 800 lots posted to through February 10th, 2015. This diverse sale includes a wide array of fine and decorative arts from the greater Metropolitan area, but certain rarities stand-out from the overall strong group and are worth mentioning in detail. The galleries, located at 20 Beach Street, in Bloomfield, N.J., are artfully arranged and open for viewing from now until the sale closes, including Sunday, the 8th from noon to 4pm. Among the highlights are: The Walker Collection The Walker art...

Potter-Crouch-Jordan 18th century Chippendale Tea Table

Keno Auctions Winter Sale Achieves $3.45 Million for Masterworks From The 18th to 20th Century

Released: February 3, 2015

Keno Auctions Winter Sale provided a dramatic conclusion of Americana Week in New York. The sale, which comprised only 13 lots, totaled an impressive $3,456,500.00 with a 92 percent sell rate by lot. John Nye of Nye & Co. kindly served as the auctioneer while President, Leigh Keno was on the phone throughout the sale with clients. Lot 1 was a newly discovered Chippendale tea table signed by the important Philadelphia cabinetmaker Henry Cliffton that brought $1,895,500, nearly quadrupling the pre-sale low estimate. Keno stated, “The table is truly a tour de force of pre-revoluti...

Tony Narducci, Untitled, ca.1960, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 40”

Six Rediscovered Masters Revealed At the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Released: February 2, 2015

Rediscovered Masters, the organization dedicated to identifying largely under recognized late-career artists with historically significant oeuvres and raising institutional, academic and public awareness about their works, is pleased to announce its appearance at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. The exhibition continues Rediscovered Master’s program of curating exhibitions of its elected artists at major international art fairs. From February 12th through the 15th, 2015, representative paintings by six intriguing masters will be unveiled at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Oasis 2. Ar...

"Stairs Ca'Foscari, Venice", 2014.  Mixed media, 30 x 22 inches.

'Lee Essex Doyle: Illuminated Moments' on exhibit at Childs Gallery, Boston

Released: February 2, 2015

Lee Essex Doyle’s latest series of watercolors, Illuminated Moments, reflects the vibrant light of two cities, Venice and Havana. Inspired by the artist’s recent travels, these luminous paintings capture quiet moments of architectural splendor. In Doyle’s deft hands, the muted light of Venetian palazzi and Cuban paladares gives way to a dazzling array of colors and patterns, reflected and refracted through stained glass, metal gates, jewel-like lanterns, and chandeliers. Doyle’s work is often inspired by her frequent and far-flung travels. Her previous series of paintings include Postca...

Diptych by David Gary Lloyd who will exhibit as part of the Wynwood Art District booth at the "At Home with Art" exhibit.

Miami Artists Take Center Stage at Miami’s Home Design and Remodeling Show, Miami Beach

Released: January 31, 2015

Miami artists take center stage at this year’s Home Design and Remodeling Show to be held from March 27-30, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. At Home with Art – Spotlight on Miami’s Art Districts will be a showcase of 20+ established artists working in one of Miami’s vibrant art districts. “This is not your average art exhibit or fair,” comments Sharon Berube, spokesperson for the Home Design and Remodeling Show. “We are building a bridge between the collector and the artist. Choosing the perfect work of art for the home or office begins with a connection to the artist. Visit t...

Lot #421 Yayoi Kusama “Hidden Flame” [1956]

Roland's February Auction Features Three Rare Early Works on Paper by Yayoi Kusama

Released: January 29, 2015

On February 7th, 2015, Roland Auctions NY presents an important sale featuring over 500 lots of Fine and Decorative Arts selected from choice estates throughout New York City. Most notable among the fine art in this auction are three early works on paper by the pioneering Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Yayoi Kusama’s innovative and influential career spans the entire post-war period and continues through present-day shows and exhibitions of new work worldwide. Throughout her life she has pushed the boundaries of burgeoning and established artistic movements ...

Samia Halaby (Palestinian, b.  1937) #270 (Rainbow Spirals)

Halaby soars at Gray's Modern & Contemporary on Jan 28

Released: January 30, 2015

Gray's Auctioneers in Cleveland achieved impressive results at their Modern and Contemporary auction on Wednesday. Bidders participated from all over the globe attracted by a diverse collection of paintings and prints from Cleveland collector and gallerist Stanley Yulish. The highlight of the sale was Palestinian born Samia Halaby's magnificent oil on canvas titled, #270 (Rainbow Spirals) from 1973 which sold for $102,000 including 20% buyers premium. The success of this auction follows Gray's first highly successful Post-war and Contemporary Art auction held in November 2014 where they...

Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms with White (Greek), 1963.  The Hepworth Wakefield, © Bowness, Hepworth Estate.  Photography by Jonty Wilde

Two New Barbara Hepworth Exhibitions to Complement Artist's Tate Retrospective

Released: January 29, 2015

The UK's Hepworth Wakefield will present two new exhibitions that will offer unprecedented insight into the earliest and latest years in the life and work of Yorkshire-born artist Barbara Hepworth. A must-see for any fans of Barbara Hepworth’s work or those looking to learn more about the artist, the exhibitions will complement the major Barbara Hepworth retrospective at Tate Britain this summer. A GREATER FREEDOM: HEPWORTH 1965 – 1975, from APRIL 18, 2015 - APRIL 2016  ‘..while always remaining constant to my conv...

Boaz Vaadia "Ginnetoy"

Sarasota Sculpture Center Announces Its Inaugural Exhibition "Rubber, Metal & Stone, Small Works, Sculptures & Drawings" at Alfstad& Contemporary

Released: January 29, 2015

Sarasota Sculpture Center announces its Inaugural Exhibition in its new headquarters at Alfstad& Contemporary: “Rubber, Metal & Stone, Small Works, Sculptures & Drawings” up through February 2Oth. The show features the sculpture, drawings and prints of internationally renowned artists, Chakaia Booker of the United States, Hans Van de Bovenkamp of the Netherlands and Boaz Vaadia of Israel. Sarasota Sculpture Center [formerly Season of Sculpture] is best known for the exciting and well-respected six month biennials of large-scale sculptures by local, national and internatio...

Hisham Akira Bharoocha - Untitled

duplicate. until response. Sends Artwork to Unsuspecting Recipients for Experimental Exhibition

Released: January 29, 2015

How would the world change if everyone said “Hi” to a complete stranger? duplicate. until response., a group concept exhibition organized by Laris Kreslins attempts to answer this question by sharing original artwork with individuals across the U.S. randomly sourced from public phone books. The show opens on February 7 at Hooloon Art in Philadelphia’s Old City. “I was inspired by balloon release projects that elementary school would do in the 1980s. Students would release a balloon with a note and the school’s address attached in hopes that someone would fi...

Sebastian Clarke Director, Estate Services Specialist, Fine Furniture & Decorative Arts

Rago's Sebastian Clarke Joins Membership Committee of the Appraisers Association of America

Released: January 29, 2015

RAGO’S SEBASTIAN CLARKE JOINS MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Of THE APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA.   Lambertville, NJ:  Sebastian Clarke has been invited to join the newly created Membership Committee of the Appraisers Association of America. The Committee will address cultivation and retention programs for the Association's members.    The Appraisers Association of America, established in 1949, is the premier national association of personal property appraisers who focus on fine and decorative arts. With a membership of over 700 independent appraisers in 100 diff...

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Receive 2015 Appraisers Association of America Award for Excellence in the Arts

Released: January 28, 2015

Keynote Presentation by Robert Storr, Dean, School of Art, Yale University School of Art, artist, curator and critic. Award Presentation: Eleventh Annual Award Luncheon - Wednesday, April 15, 2015, New York Athletic Club The Appraisers Association of America will honor Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, renowned contemporary artists, with the 2015 Award for Excellence in the Arts to be presented at the Eleventh Annual Award Luncheon on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the New York Athletic Club on Central Park South, New York City. Robert Storr, Dean of the School of Art, Yale University School of...

Colors in the Cold: Abstract Art and Sculpture Highlight Clarke on Feb. 8th

Released: January 28, 2015

Following what has become a routinely strong start to the calendar year, Clarke will continue its important estate art offerings on February 8th. Two of the most important works are by American artist Paul Jenkins. The first work by Jenkins entitled “Phenomena Broadway Prism at 42nd Street” is an example of the artist’s proclivity toward highly colorful and New York inspired abstraction. This acrylic on canvas will be presented at a conservative estimate of $15,000/$25,000. The second Jenkins is also a colorful abstract entitled “Phenomena Royal House NYC.” A broader work as compared...

Side View Mirror Self Portrait by Sharon Allicotti to be exhibited "In Search of the Real: LCAD Fine Art Faculty Exhibition"


Released: January 14, 2015

Laguna Beach, CA (January 14, 2015) - Laguna College of Art and Design announced the opening of "In Search of the Real: LCAD Fine Art Faculty Exhibition" with a First Thursday Art Walk Reception on February 5, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will take place at LCAD SPACE at Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Avenue, Laguna Beach CA 92651. "In Search of the Real" will close on February 26, 2015. LCAD SPACE is open Tuesday thru Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed on Monday. "This show brings together LCAD’s...

Emirates Fine Arts Society Exhibition - 1981.

Shiekha Hoor Curates United Arab Emirates' Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Released: January 27, 2015

Drawing upon extensive historical research, Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi, curator for the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale di Venezia and President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, will present a diverse assemblage of work by key figures in the country’s art history at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Titled 1980 – Today: Exhibitions in the United Arab Emirates, the exhibition features 14 featured artists, including Ahmed Al Ansari, Moosa Al Halyan, Mohammed Al Qassab, Abdul Qader Al Rais, Abdullah Al Saadi, Mohamme...

New Artist Residency, Administered by The Shandaken Project, Will Offer Private Studio Space on Storm King’s 500-Acre Site

Storm King Art Center Partners with The Shandaken Project on Artist Residency Program

Released: January 26, 2015

Storm King Art Center and The Shandaken Project announce a two-year partnership for the first-ever artist residency program hosted at Storm King Art Center: The Shandaken Project at Storm King. This residency, offered at no cost to participants, will follow the process-focused model of The Shandaken Project and encourage artists to engage with Storm King in new ways. The Shandaken Project, which has offered residencies to 45 artists since 2012 in Shandaken, NY, will put its Catskills program on hiatus.   The Shandaken Project at Storm King will award approximately 15 residencies p...

Lark Mason standing in front of his new iGavel headquarters in New Braunfels, Texas

After a Banner Year for iGavel in 2014, Founder Lark Mason Heads to Texas Hill Country

Released: January 27, 2015

With record-breaking 2014 sales totaling $19.5 million for iGavel, company founder Lark Mason is casting a wider net by expanding operations to the historic German-settled town of New Braunfels, right in the heart of the vibrant Texas Hill Country, between San Antonio and Austin. The nearly $20 million figure represents combined sales for six of the larger regional associates: Elders Fine Art & Antique Auctions, in Nokomis, Fla.; Everard & Company, Savannah, Ga.; Litchfield County Auctions & Appraisals, Litchfield, Conn.; Lark Mason Associates, New Braunfels and New Yor...

John Himmelfarb, Hero, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 66 x 90 in.

Workhorse that delivered American Dream featured in "John Himmelfarb: TRUCKS"

Released: January 24, 2015

Chicago-based artist John Himmelfarb's exhibition, "TRUCKS," will be on view at Auburn University's Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art from Saturday, Jan. 24, through Sunday, May 10. The survey of work, more than a decade in the making, showcases the iconic image of trucks as represented in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Whether you are brand loyal to Ford or Chevrolet, there's an association that's uniquely American about the truck. Covered in mud or meticulously detailed, the vehicle is a symbol of pride for some drivers. Workers haul their tools and materials for a ...

Installation photo.

Winter Collective Exhibition | UNIX Gallery through January 31, 2015

Released: January 23, 2015

Winter Collective Exhibition, featuring eighteen works by Engels, Alfredo Scaroina, and KwangHo Shin, is on view at UNIX Gallery New York, 532 W 24th St., through January 31st, 2015. Art is a natural process for Haitian-born New York-based abstract artist Engels. He can create with anything, as evidenced by his diverse media. Engels builds with wood, paper, and layers of paint. He questions what painting is, often creating works that are left explicit. “Stretchers lay bare. Canvas is crumpled, torn, or shredded. Staples can be more than simple fasteners and can function as ...

Herb Alpert and Richard Mayhew HARMONIC RHYTHMS February 19th through April 4th, 2015, at ACA Galleries.

Herb Alpert and Richard Mayhew: HARMONIC RHYTHMS to open at ACA Galleries

Released: January 22, 2015

ACA Galleries in New York will present its forthcoming exhibition, Herb Alpert and Richard Mayhew: Harmonic Rhythms, from February 19 through April 4, 2015.  Primarily known for his music, Herb Alpert has gained a reputation as an accomplished visual artist.  At 91, Richard Mayhew is acknowledged as one of America’s premier landscape painters and colorists.  Both artists, informed intensely by music, useimprovisation in their work. Herb Alpert’s sculptures reveal Alpert’s growth and influences: the spirituality of the native Americantotems of the Pacific No...

Robert Rauschenberg (U.S.A., 1925–2008), Drawing for Stoned Moon Book, 1970.  Photo collage with watercolor and colored pencil on illustration board.  Lent by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.  © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.  Photo by Glenn Steigelman.

Cantor Exhibition Presents Rarely Seen Art by Robert Rauschenberg Documenting First Manned Flight to the Moon

Released: January 22, 2015

Loose in Some Real Tropics: Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon” Projects, 1969–70, is on view through March 16, 2015, at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center. In the early 1960s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) created an art program designed to make the innovations and adventures of the space program accessible to the public through the probing lens of artistic vision. Iconic American artist Robert Rauschenberg was among those invited to interpret NASA’s activities. Acclaimed as the first postmodern artist and a forerunner of the Pop Art movement, Rauschenb...

H.A.  and Margret Rey


Released: January 21, 2015

Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children’s book series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and environmental stewards. Today the legacy of their pursuits lives on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys’ spirit of curiosity and discovery by increasing understanding and participation in art, science, and nature through programs for youth, adults and families. The Curious George Cottage Artist in Residence is open to profe...

Banksy, Flower Thrower, 2003

The Steve Lazarides Collection of Banksy Prints Hits Auction Block

Released: January 21, 2015

A collection of 30 Banksy prints owned by the English gallery owner, Steve Lazarides, formerly the agent of the celebrated graffiti artist, is to be auctioned as part of Founded 1793, the contemporary art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street taking place on 28 January 2015. Included among the collection of iconic prints are Flower Thrower (2003), Rude Copper (2002), and Christ With Shopping Bags (2004), each estimated at £8,000-12,000. Along with the prints, two of Banksy’s Watchtower sculptures, one a collaboration with Kelsey Brookes, will be offered. Each is estimated at £12,000-18,000...

Lot 638: Federico Armijo, Tambour desk, $3,500 – 4,500.

Paul Evans, Wendell Castle, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Robert Arneson, and Lino Tagliapietra Among Highlights of Rago's February 13-15 Auctions

Released: January 21, 2015

Lambertville, NJ: On Friday, February 13th, Saturday February 14th, and Sunday February 15th, the Rago Arts and Auction Center will hold its auction of Early 20th Century Decorative Arts and Modern Design.   Mid-Mod: Friday, February 13th at 11 AM, 286 lots A new series of auctions dealing with mid-priced 20th C. furniture and decorative objects: Vladimir Kagan, Nakashima for Widdicomb, Milo Baughman, Phil Powell, Tommi Parzinger, Michael Elkan, James Bearden, Harvey Probber, George Nelson, Charles & Ray Eames, Luigi Gentile, Arthur Court, Karl Springer, Edward Wormley, F...

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