Press Releases tagged with contemporary art

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Framed etching with aquatint with full margins, “Toy Box” by Wayne Thiebaud.  Signed, dated ’02 and numbered 30/40 in pencil.  Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco with their blindstamp lower right.  Image: 6” x 6”.  Paper: 13” x 12”.  Overall: 20.25” x 19.25”, valued at $2/3000.

Contemporary California artists featured in Witherell's fall auction

Released: November 9, 2015

More than 150 works of art from a major Northern California art museum will be part of Sacramento-based Witherell’s auction that runs online from November 4 to 18, 2015. The art ranges from 19th century European and American to contemporary 21st century works and Asian. Contemporary Northern California artists from a well-known museum abound in the fall auction of more than 400 lots. Wayne Thiebaud has a familiar etching, entitled “Toy Box” while Tony King has a landscape, Karl Kasten an abstract, Robert Ransome a humorous man with dog, and Clay Pinkerton a satiric painting of the ca...

Lot 631 Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali, $112,500

Top Lots from Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Robert Spencer in Rago's $2.1 Million Fine Art Auction on November 5

Released: November 9, 2015

TOP LOTS FROM ANDY WARHOL, KEITH HARING, AND ROBERT SPENCER IN RAGO’S $2.1 MILLION FINE ART AUCTION ON NOVEMBER 5   Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s 19th-20th C. American and European Art and Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions on November 5 brought $2.1 million in sales.     Post-War and Contemporary Art   631 Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali  $ 112,500 639 Andy Warhol, Grace Kelly  $ 106,250 649 Keith Haring, Untitled $ 75,000 654 Keith Haring, Untitled $ 43,750 662 Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, State III  $ 37,500 674 Andy Warhol, Annie Oakley from Cowbo...

Abstract 9353 2015 C-print Edition of 5

Kim Keever: Random Events Opens Nov. 12 at Waterhouse & Dodd

Released: November 6, 2015

Kim Keever: Random Events November 12 – December 8, 2015 Waterhouse & Dodd   960 Madison Avenue   New York, NY   10021 Kim Keever's dazzling photographs, featuring colorful abstract compositions sometimes dubbed 'Art Under Water', come once again to Waterhouse & Dodd's Upper East Side gallery this November. The Madison Avenue gallery's first show of Keever's abstracts in the spring of 2013 resulted in many sold out editions to collectors throughout the United States and in Europe, the Middle East and Australia, and so this show is keenly anticipated. The artist has been dev...

Richard Mosse.  Platon, 2012.  Digital C-Print, Edition 1 of 5, with 1 AP, 40 x 53.5 in.  ©Richard Mosse.  Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.


Released: November 8, 2015

The reimagining and recycling of Hollywood movie iconography in contemporary art, and the way that movies live on in our personal and cultural memories, are explored in the exhibition Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact, opened on November 7, 2015 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY. Organized by independent curator and scholar Robert M. Rubin, the exhibition collages art and artifacts from film productions and promotion in a series of provocative themed sections ranging from the many incarnations of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness to a survey of film stills in ...

Sheida Soleimani.  Administrator, 2015, Archival Inkjet Print.  Courtesy the artist and the Contemporary Arts Center.

"After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe" on view at Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati

Released: November 6, 2015

(CINCINNATI, OH) After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe is a special exhibition marking the 25th anniversary of the Contemporary Art Center’s (CAC) presentation of the landmark retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography, The Perfect Moment, and the controversy that surrounded it. After the Moment comprises new work by artists from the region and approximately 11 photographs by Mapplethorpe and some of his contemporaries. A highlight will be “Man in Polyester Suit” (1980), Mapplethorpe’s photograph of his lover recently auctioned at Sotheby’s New York for $478,000. ...

Michael DesRosiers, Breaking Cobalt, 48 x 48 x 5½ inches.  Polymer Paint on Cradled MDF, 2012.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum Presents Cued By Color… Paintings and Mixed Media Work By Michael DesRosiers

Released: November 5, 2015

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is proud to announce the opening of Cued By Color… Paintings and Mixed Media Work By Michael DesRosiers, on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum from November 14, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Cued By Color inaugurates Near :: New, an ongoing program designed to feature Contemporary art at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. "Just as it is important to preserve and present the art of the past, showing the work of our time – by the artists among us – is a fundamental responsibility of a museum, and it is a role we relish, " said Sam Quigley, the Director of the Lyman All...

Dasha Zhukova

Dasha Zhukova Gives MIT $1Million to Endow Artist Residency

Released: November 3, 2015

MIT has announced a gift of $1 million to establish the Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist Program. The gift from Dasha Zhukova provides support to endow a vibrant, ongoing residency organized by the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology (CAST) open to creators from art, architecture, or design. This contribution marks Zhukova’s first major gift to a university and first to endow a visiting artist program, which will be sustained over time through her continued support. “Dasha Zhukova’s support will create unparalleled opportunities for MIT to foster collaborations and insp...

Howard Schatz, Body Knots Series, #256

Lawrence Fine Art to show works by Marjorie Strider, Knox Martin and Howard Schatz at Miami Project

Released: November 4, 2015

Lawrence Fine Art will show an array of work by seminal artists across media at the upcoming Miami Project during Art Basel Miami week. These include works by seminal pop artist Marjorie Strider, works by Knox Martin and photograpy by Howard Schatz.  The gallery will also show work by Athos Zacharias, who was DeKooning's first gallery assistant, and work by Deb Lawrence, Harriette Joffe and Janet Mait. "This is our first time exhibiting at Miami Project, so it is our opportunity to put our best foot forward and show collectors, both advanced and beginning, who we are," said Gallery Direc...

Camellia, 2014-15, Oil on Linen, 63x164 inches

Jerald Melberg Gallery Opens Brian Rutenberg Exhibition

Released: November 3, 2015

November 7, 2015 – January 2, 2016 Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present Brian Rutenberg: Camellia, featuring eighteen abstract landscape paintings depicting the Lowcountry of South Carolina. While Rutenberg has explored this location many times before, this new body of work is notable because Rutenberg has simplified his compositions and in doing so has pushed them back toward the recognizable. This simplicity yields a clearer depiction: compositions suggest oaks clustered at the edge of a marsh, or toothpick-like pine trees pushing through thick underbrush. They are natural, u...

Kim Conaty

Kim Conaty Named Curator of Rose Art Museum

Released: November 3, 2015

Kim Conaty has been appointed Curator for the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Conaty comes to the Rose from The Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she was the Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr., Assistant Curator of Drawings and Prints.  In her new position, Conaty will play a key role in planning exhibitions and interpreting the Rose’s exceptional collection of post-war art, undertake significant research, and evaluate potential acquisitions.  Conaty will join the Rose staff in December 2015. Upon announcing her appointment, Christopher Bedford, Henry and Lois Foster Director of the...

Tiffany Studios Favrile Glass Table Lamp, Lot 668 in Eldred's Fine & Decorative Art Auction


Released: November 3, 2015

East Dennis, Mass. – Eldred’s Fine and Decorative Art Auction, being conducted November 6 and 7, will feature more than 90 lots of jewelry and nearly 200 paintings. American and Continental furniture, ceramics, Oriental rugs, silver and much more are also included in this truly eclectic auction. Highlighted lots include a platinum, diamond and sapphire ring, a Herend porcelain dinner service in the “Green Chinese Bouquet” pattern, a leaded glass and patinated bronze table lamp by Bigelow, Kennard & Co., an M.C. Escher lithograph, and a pair of faïence panels believed to depict scenes...

“Winged Figures Version II” exhibits Lynn Chadwick’s enduring interest in spatial relationships and precise geometric forms.  Sold for $137,000.

British Invasion Steals the Show at Freeman's Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

Released: November 2, 2015

Philadelphia, PA— November  2,  2015 - Works by British artists from private collections stole the spotlight at Freeman’s November 1 Modern & Contemporary Art auction. More than 500 bidders from 30 countries competed for the 159 lot sale,  which achieved a sale total of nearly $1.4 million. Drawing attention from serious collectors after being part of a traveling exhibition to London and New York, the top lots were works by Lynn Chadwick, William Scott and John Hoyland.  " There was a great deal of excitement leading up to the auction, and am pleased to see that translated into results...

The M-Geough showroom, located in the Boston Design Center, will be an exhibitor in the inaugural Boston Home Decor Show.

Roster Announced for Inaugural Boston Home Decor Show

Released: November 2, 2015

Fusco & Four will launch the inaugural Boston Home Decor Show Nov. 19-22, 2015, opening with a Gala Preview to benefit DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.   A unique new show, the Boston Home Decor Show is designed to capture the evolution of the collecting and design market, and include a broad range of antique, modern and contemporary home furnishings, fine art, decorative arts and home décor.  “The way that people collect and how they furnish their homes has dramatically changed,” notes co-producer Tony Fusco. “The trend to downsize from larger homes to high-rise lu...


Released: November 2, 2015

Klompching Gallery brings together the photographic artworks of two artists, Robert Moran and Robert Calafiore. Exhibition Dates: November 4–December 12, 2015 Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 6pm–9pm Each artist presents compelling photographs of artifacts, bringing to attention in fine detail, the objects' individual attributes. More than this, they each utilize the photographic medium in different ways to preserve histories that are at once universal and highly personal. By juxtaposing the different methodologies utilized by two perceptive and highly skilled photo...

Berko Fine Paintings — "Paris- Trouville In 10 Hours 50 Minutes and Thirteen Stages; The Departure (Avenue De L'Opera, P aris) in Front of the Offices of the New York Herald" by Manuel Luque, Watercolor on paper, 13x15.5 in

Preview Treasures Offered by 80 International Exhbitors at the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

Released: November 2, 2015

The New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show will make its annual return to the Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue) November 20-24, 2015. Presented by the Palm Beach Show Group, this important event will feature more than 80 international exhibitors, an engaging lecture series and exclusive interior designer led tours.  Here is a link to some of the offerings at this year's show.  As one of New York City’s longest running events, the show has become a hallmark in the city’s social season and has set a benchmark of excellence in the art, antique and jewelry industry. The show is known fo... announces a call to artist for "Animals Wild or Domestic 2"

Released: October 31, 2015

Call For Entries, "Animals Wild or Domestic 2" "Animals Wild or Domestic 2"- $7,500 in cash and marketing prizes is Proud to Announce "Animals Wild or Domestic 2", an online international fine art competition. Deadline: November 30, 2015 (Midnight EST). This competition is open to all artists/photographers worldwide, 18 years of age or older expressing themselves in any still medium: painting, collage, photography, drawing, digital art, etc. Cash Prizes have doubled:  First Place now $1,000, etc... Theme: "Animals Wild or Domestic 2" The artists should intrigue and ...

Gallery 25N Annunces a Call For Artists for "Portraits"

Released: October 31, 2015

GALLERY 25N ANNOUNCES A CALL TO ARTISTS For an online exhibit of portraits and self-portraits in all still mediums Announces a new Call To Artists for "Portraits" Up to Fifteen artists will be selected for a group exhibit, "Portraits" at G25N's online gallery opening on October 15, 2015. The exhibit and artists will be extensively marketed with numerous Press Releases, Social Media Marketing, Event Listings & Event Calendars, and featured in our Art Market Newsletter with over 16,000 subscribers. Theme: "Portraits" The curator and judges will be looking for ...

Karen Finley, "Zapruder Film Frame #337, Acrylic on Canvas, 2015

KAREN FINLEY @ Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles. New Works by the World-Renowned Performance Artist

Released: October 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OCTOBER 20, 2015 KAREN FINLEY – Broad Museum Performance and Coagula Solo Show. Solo Show Love Field opens November 21 at Coagula Curatorial in Los Angeles. Exhibit opening coincides with Finley performances at the Broad Museum. LOS ANGELES - Coagula Curatorial is pleased to announce Love Field, a solo show of new work by world-renowned artist Karen Finley. The artist has been studying the traumatic images surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Here she presents reworkings of common and uncommon images associated with the tumultuous ev...

Laura Kimpton.  "Hard Working American", 2015.  4' x 5', Mixed Media, Wood, Empty Cartridges, Paper, Paint, Resin.

Laura Kimpton: “Buck $hot to the $oul” At Zener Schon Contemporary Art

Released: October 30, 2015

"Buck $hot to the $oul”, a provocative exhibition of new paintings, mixed-media installations, and sculpture by Laura Kimpton, will be on view at Zener Schon Contemporary Art from November 10 to December 12, 2015. There will be an opening reception on November 12 from 6–8pm.   “Buck $hot to the $oul” concerns itself with what we don’t talk about at the dinner table–money, drugs, religion, guns, and flags,” says Kimpton. Displayed in a carnival-like atmosphere of innocent yet ironic observation, the work in the exhibition will mix words and symbols as metaphors for Kimpton’s conceptual v...

Colombian-American Sculptor Santiago Medina works on the “Wisdom” sculpture from his studio in Colombia.

Santiago Medina’s Sculpture “Wisdom” Admitted to the Permanent Collection of Taplin Gallery at Miami Country Day

Released: October 30, 2015

Adding to a recent list of artistic accolades, “Wisdom” by Miami sculptor Santiago Medina will be officially added to the Miami Country Day School’s permanent art collection on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.  Miami Country Day, 601 NE 107th Street, Miami, FL 33161, 305.779.7200, The event is private, but open to the media. “Wisdom” is a monumental 9 foot highly polished stainless steel sculpture inspired in the lantern of knowledge flame represented as an abstract twisting light reflecting masterpiece (enclosed photo). The sculpture is on a rotating pin...

Alain Rousseau, La Mousse (The Ship's Girl), Oil on Canvas, 100 x100 cm

"Waiting for the Muse" at Miami River Art Fair

Released: October 30, 2015

Waiting for the Muse Curated Art Exhibition at Miami River Art Fair December, 3 – 6, 2015 Downtown Miami Convention Center at James L. Knight International Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave 400 SE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132 Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the world's most successful art fairs, which takes place at the same time as numerous satellite art fairs from 2nd to 6th December 2015. The visitors are moving by shuttle bus, Metromover or Taxi to the art fairs. As there were so many art fairs taking place - Aqua Art, Art Miami, Context, Design Miami, Miami Ink, NADA, Pulse, Red Dot an...

Diane Green, OK, 2010-11, Oil, 20 x 22in.


Released: October 29, 2015

Opening Reception, Friday Nov. 6, from 6-8:00 pm Madelyn Jordon Fine Art is pleased to announce THE SPACE BETWEEN, a solo exhibition of paintings by Manhattan based artist, Diane Green. The solo exhibition highlights Green’s most recent paintings from 2010-2015. THE SPACE BETWEEN will be the artists’ first solo exhibition in New York in fifteen years. The opening reception will take place on Friday Nov. 6, from 6-8 PM and the public is invited. On Nov. 22 we will host a Q&A with the artist and art historian, Dr. Beth S. Gersh-Nesic from 12:00-2:00 pm. The 18 paintings in the exhibi...

William Scott's "Change Back" is being offered as part of Freeman's Modern & Contemporary Art auction on Nov.  1, 2015, with online bidding offered through

With Fall Auction Season Here, Invaluable Features “Art of the Ages” From Leading Auction Houses Around the World

Released: October 29, 2015

With the fall art auction season in full swing, Invaluable, the world’s leading online live auction marketplace, offers “Art of the Ages”, featuring both original works and notable editions from some of the world’s most well-known Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary artists being offered by the world’s premier auction houses. Notable auction houses offering online bidding through Invaluable on fine art sales this fall include Doyle New York, Freeman’s, Swann Auction Galleries, Nye and Company, and Cornette de Saint-Cyr, amongst others. By using Invaluable’s website and mobile app, bidde...

Artbinder launches ColorSearch

ArtBinder Launches Visual Search Engine 'ColorSearch'

Released: October 28, 2015

Last week, the digital platform ArtBinder announced ColorSearch, a new function that allows users to browse art by color preference, replacing the traditional search bar with a visual spectrum. ColorSearch is available on ArtBinder Viewer, a publicly accessible platform that showcases work from individual artists and elite galleries worldwide. By removing the restrictive search limitations associated with other browsing tools, ColorSearch offers a simpler and more effective way of finding artwork online. “Most art-browsing tools require users to search by subjective criteria -- such as...

courtesy Paddle8

Paddle8 Picks Up $34M in Series C Funding

Released: October 28, 2015

Paddle8, the leading secondary marketplace for art and luxury collectibles, today announced $34M in Series C funding, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $44M. New investors represented an array of notable figures from the worlds of technology, art and luxury, including newest Paddle8 board member David Zwirner, one of the most influential international art dealers; German collector and investor Rolf Sachs; Eric Fellner, co-chairman of Working Title Films; and Edgar Berger, Chairman and CEO International of Sony Music Entertainment. The round also saw participation from existing ...

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