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David Lynch, Woman with Screaming Head, 1968, Acrylic on canvas, 66 x 60 in., Private collection, Courtesy of the artist.  Image provided by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

PAFA Presents David Lynch: The Unified Field; First Major U.S. Museum Exhibition of Eminent Filmmaker and PAFA Alumnus

Released: April 10, 2014

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents David Lynch: The Unified Field, on view September 13, 2014 through January 11, 2015. The Unified Field will be the first major U.S. museum exhibition of internationally-renowned filmmaker and PAFA alumnus David Lynch (b. 1946), featuring works from all periods of Lynch’s career. The exhibition will feature approximately 90 paintings and drawings from 1965 to the present, many of which have rarely been seen in public. Included will be a section exploring his early work and its origins in Philadelphia (1965-70), which was a critica...

Michael Alfano’s “Liquid Sunshine,” sculpted in clay, cast in resin with paint can.  Acrylic paint.  Limited edition of 250.


Released: April 10, 2014

The Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-May 11, 2014, moves to the heart of Chelsea joining at least 10 other events around the city that also amplify and coincide with the international contemporary art fair--Frieze New York. “We’ve set a high bar for the 100 exhibitors in this show--in its fifth year--at The Tunnel in Chelsea,” said Richard Rothbard, art fair co-founder and co-producer, with his wife Joanna Rothbard. "We curate this fair to exhibit master-quality work, yet we distinguish it in other essential ways,” he continued. “Following the tradition of major museums, seasoned master...

One of David Tobey's paintings that will be featured in the Pleiades Exhibition April 19 - May 10, 2014.

Solo Show of Enamels on Canvas by David Tobey Challenges Rules for Mixing Artists’ Paints

Released: April 10, 2014

    "Wet Paint", an exhibition of paintings by artist, musician and educator David Tobey is at Pleiades Gallery in New York April 19th through May 10th. The show consists of paintings created with different kinds of professional painting mediums and chemicals such as solvents and additives that have always been considered to be chemically incompatible with each other when applied wet to a surface. Tobey’s intent is to demonstrate that when careful mixed and manipulated, these elements can form detail in a painting that would normally be  impossible to produce using any ...

The Art + Technology Lab at LACMA.

LACMA Names Grants for Art + Technology

Released: April 9, 2014

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced the recipients of its 2014 Art + Technology grants on Wednesday. The awards include monetary and in-kind support for projects that explore artistic applications of emerging technologies. LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab and its artist projects are made possible by Accenture, DAQRI, and NVIDIA, with additional support from Gensler, Google, and SpaceX. Professor Ken Goldberg and artist Dan Goods are participating as independent advisors. Additional support provided by the LACMA Director's Circle. A grant from the ...

Tenpi, 2011

Eykyn Maclean Presents First U.S. Exhibition of Renowned Artist Kan Yasuda

Released: April 9, 2014

  Eykyn Maclean is honored to present the first ever exhibition in the United States of internationally renowned sculptor Kan Yasuda. The exhibition, open to the public 6 May – 27 June at 23 East 67th Street, will feature over twenty of the artist’s new sculptures. Gallery partner Christopher Eykyn says, “Having followed Kan’s career in Europe and Japan, we are delighted to have the opportunity of introducing his work to an American audience. Working together with Kan, we have selected a group of works that best represent this important artist at the height of his career. I know th...

Bruce Cascia, And Away We Go, 2014, 24 by 18 inches

SmithKlein Gallery Presents: Bruce Cascia

Released: April 9, 2014

SmithKlein Gallery (, Boulder’s finest contemporary art gallery, is proud to present the work of painter Bruce Cascia. Cascia received his BFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and paints in a photo-realistic style, mostly using oils and occasionally acrylics.  SmithKlein Gallery spoke with Cascia recently about his artwork, training, inspiration, and technique. He says, “I like painting nostalgic imagery. The more challenging something is, the more intrigued with it I am.”  “I like painting metallic objects, reflections, bright colored...

 Watch Work Follow Artist Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Pin It on Pinterest DESCRIPTION This lot will be in the live auction and will close online at noon EST on April 12th.  All bids will transfer to the live auction that evening.  To continue bidding or for any questions, please contact  LOCATION This lot ships from Boston, MA, US.  ABOUT ANDY WARHOLView Profile » Andrew Warhola was an American artist and leading figure in the visual art movement known


Released: April 8, 2014

New partnership with Paddle8 lets auction-goers "bid on the go" via Web, iPad or iPhone app * 25th Annual Auction Supports Student Scholarships and Programming *  ARTISTS ANDY WARHOL, ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG and ESTEBAN VICENTE SPOTLIGHT LIVE AUCTION Saturday, April 12, 2014 WHO:    Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), the nation’s only independent public college of art and design, celebrates its 25th Annual Benefit Art Auction with a selection of ov...

"The Surviving Members of the Sullivan Seven", 2014.  Oil on panel, 36 x 36 inches.

THEATER OF WAR: Paul Endres Jr.'s Tales of the American Burden

Released: March 31, 2014

On Exhibit at Childs Gallery, Boston, April 10th - June 14th. Named one of the Boston Globe’s “Five young artists to watch” in 2011, painter Paul Endres Jr. continues to enthrall with his hyper-real vision of an absurdist post-apocalyptic world. “Being a painter in the 21st century is so contradictory,” muses 28-year-old artist Paul Endres Jr. “Painting is an old world craft in a faster and faster moving digital world. My work combines that venerable notion of painting with contemporary cultural imagery.” Also a dichotomy is the theme of the artist’s exhilarating new exhibition at...

Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Photographer George Tice, "Seldom Seen: Photographs, 1968-2011" on April 22 at 6 p.m.

Released: April 7, 2014

RAGO AUCTIONS OPEN HOUSE FEATURES A TALK BY PHOTOGRAPHER GEORGE TICE, “SELDOM SEEN: PHOTOGRAPHS, 1968-2011” ON APRIL 22 AT 6 PM.   Lambertville, NJ:  The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, April 22, features iconic American photographer George Tice speaking at 6 p.m. on his career and latest publication, “Seldom Seen: Photographs, 1968-2011”.  The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's Unreserved auctions.   George Tice has received international acclaim for his landscape work and is considered one of the great photogra...

Lot 755, Style of Charles and Ray Eames, Chaise lounge, $500-700.

1900 Lots to Love at Rago's Unreserved Auction Marathon, April 25-27

Released: April 4, 2014

1900 LOTS TO LOVE AT RAGO’S UNRESERVED AUCTION MARATHON, APRIL 25-27.   Three days of modern design, fine art, jewelry, silver, furnishings and more.   Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and AuctionCenter will hold a three-day Unreserved Auction marathon on April 25, 26 and 27.  The sale begins on Friday, April 25 with 525 lots of 18th, 19th and early 20th c. design and traditional furnishings, along with fine art, Asian, tribal arts and ephemera. It continues on Saturday, April 26 with 823 lots of modern and contemporary furnishings, art and design. It concludes o...

Ancient-Future, Lwalwa Mask/Congo

David Cassera Presents: ‘Tribal & Modern’ at Galerie Mourlot, NYC

Released: April 3, 2014

An Exhibition of museum quality, traditional art from "Africa, Oceania & the Americas", with important lithographs from the 'Ateliers Mourlot'. With a special exhibition of 'Contemporary Masterworks' by Celebrity Fine Artist Michael Kilgore. Taking place at Galerie Mourlot, 16 East 79th Street (between Fifth and Madison) – May 12-18th, 2014. Gallery Hours are: Tuesday - Sunday, noon till 6pm. The OPENING RECEPTION is Wednesday, May 14th, from 6 to 9 PM David Cassera is pleased to announce an extraordinary exhibition of Tribal & Modern Art during New York Tribal Art Week beginning ...

Rafael Barrios Park Avenue

Remember the Optical Illusions on Park Avenue? SPARK+ Offers a Large Scale Sculpture by Artist Rafael Barrios.

Released: April 3, 2014

Image credit: REFAEL BARRIOS: THE PARK AVENUE PROJECT, catalogue with an essay by Robert C. Morgan. Page 31. [FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Remember the Optical Illusions on Park Avenue? SPARK+ Offers a Large Scale Sculpture by Artist Rafael Barrios. Walking along Park Avenue in the spring of 2012, New Yorkers could not help but noticing the monumental, intriguing, hovering-in-the-air sculptures. Lining the Park Avenue mall from East 53rd to 67th streets stood 9 of master sculptor Rafael Barrios (1947-)'s delightfully colorful creations, invited by...

U.S. Antique Shows Reports Robust Sales for Spring Pier Antique Show

Released: April 3, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, recently concluded their first year hosting the March Pier Antique Show to increased sales and significant opening day attendance. The event was hosted at Pier 94, March 29-30, 2014. “We were thrilled to report that exhibitors’ experienced a dramatic uptick in sales, far greater than in recent years,” said Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows group show director.  “We also had more than 50 percent of dealers renew their booths for next year before the show was over, whi...

Tim Montgomery and Rita Fucillo of New Venture Media, publishers of Art New England magazine, at the AD20/21 Gala.

AD20/21 and Boston Print Fair Resounding Success as part of First Annual Boston Design Week, March 20-30

Released: April 3, 2014

The 7th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries combined with The Boston Print Fair took place March 27-30, 2014, at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston's South End.  AD20/21 features galleries specializing in modern to contemporary fine art, Mid-Century furnishings and contemporary studio furniture, jewelry, decorative arts and sculpture.  The Boston Print Fair features dealers in American, European and Asian fine prints, drawings, and other works on paper.  The show opened with a Gala Preview to benefit Boston Architectural C...

Tamen - Seven Fairies - 七仙女, Oil on canvas, 80x100cm, 2013

Outside Within: New Works by Tamen

Released: April 3, 2014

Having emerged from the strict confines of the Same Room series that defined them for so long, artist collective Tamen explores new landscapes that verge on metaphysical discursions of identity, context, and cultural knowledge. Tamen’s solo exhibition Outside Within presents vast open scenes with a sense of philosophical interiority, while displaying the same eerie serenity and complex thresholds that have come to define their aesthetic. Tamen, the collective comprised of Chinese artists Lai Shengyu and Yang Xiaogang, illustrates a progression in new works of oil on canvas from the tens...

.  Luke DuBois, Hindsight is Always 20/20, 2008 (one of 43 letterpress prints).  Courtesy bitforms gallery nyc.


Released: April 2, 2014

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) announces its spring 2014 exhibition, //the_ART_of_DATA curated by Steven Sacks. On view April 24-July 6, //the_ART_of_DATA considers what our era of pervasive data represents for the human condition. With the increasing ubiquity of sensors, signals, and connected devices that surround us, what it means to be human has undoubtedly shifted. These technological advances have stimulated both an unprecedented wealth of opportunity and new anxieties about privacy and identity, as everything about an individual can be measu...

Wine Cups by Ndidi Ekubia, crafted using Britannia Silver.

Walpole British Luxury announce line-up for ‘Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional’ as selection panel reviews applications for 2014 intake

Released: March 31, 2014

Walpole British Luxury announces a diverse line up for the ‘Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional’ showcase, a celebration of innovative British craftsmanship that brings together the UK’s best contemporary designer makers and is an integral part of the Crafted mentorship programme, which pairs makers with luxury British brands. The showcase, held in association with Vacheron Constantin, takes place at the Royal Academy of Arts Burlington Gardens, from 3-5 April 2014. The April showcase has been curated by craft champion Peter Ting. Divided amongst the several galleries of the Royal Academ...

Japanese Imari Porcelain Urns, circa 1860

Every Week Is Asia Week At The Curator’s Eye: Asian Art Highlights

Released: March 31, 2014

Even though Asia Week has ended, The Curator’s Eye ( continues to offer the highest quality art, antiques, and artifacts of Asian origin currently on display on the online exhibition. The Curator’s Eye is pleased to feature thousands of highly desirable objects from dealers based all over the world, ranging from Contemporary Southeast Asian paintings to antique Japanese furniture and porcelain to rare Chinese and Persian jewelry. Japanese Imari Porcelain Urns These exceptional Japanese Imari porcelain vases, created circa 1860, are stunning examples of early Me...

AXA ART beomes global art insurance partner of prominent São Paulo International Art Fair (SP-Arte

Released: March 31, 2014

AXA ART Supports São Paulo International Art Fair (SP-Arte) In-house Fine Art Experts to offer Guided Tours in English to SP-Arte VIPs                    NEW YORK CITY – Fine art insurance specialist AXA Art Americas Corporation announced its support of prominent São Paulo International Art Fair (SP-Arte). As Global Art Insurance Partner of SP-Arte, AXA ART brings to the relationship more than 50 years of insurance and art market expertise which will serve to benefit a very important, mature ...

Kim Keever, Abstract 1477b, 2013, Edition of 5, 28 x 30 or 43 x 46 inches

World First Solo Show For Kim Keever 'Underwater' Abstracts Opens Tonight At Waterhouse & Dodd, New York

Released: March 31, 2014

Startling and beautiful photographic images, generated by releasing and exploding paint pigment in a 200 gallon water tank, are to feature in a one-man show at the prestigious Waterhouse & Dodd’s Upper East Side gallery in Manhattan from 2nd April to 6th May.  Created by leading New York artist Kim Keever, the ‘Kim Keever: Abstracts’ exhibition represents a world first showcase for the latest series of photographs created by the artist in his New York studio.  Keever, whose works are represented in many of the major museums and collections around the United States, has dev...

Still from Local/Express


Released: March 27, 2014

The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts have partnered with Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI) for the second time to present April’s Midnight Moment. This month’s film, Local/Express,  is made by some of the 20 participants in this year’s Tribeca Film Fellows® program, a year-long fellowship for New York City students aged 16-18. The film will premiere on Times Square’s spectacular billboards just before midnight on Wednesday, April 1st, and play every night throughout April from 11:57 p.m.–midnight.   Local/Express is an excerpt from a short piece c...

Art Antiques London, 12-18 June 2014 Kensington Gardens, London


Released: March 27, 2014

Haughton International Fairs is delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, 12-18 June 2014.  This year, for the first time, the fair will host an Asian Art in London ‘Pavilion.’  21 participating dealers from Asian Art in London will exhibit a wide range of antique and contemporary Asian art together in one large pavilion at this year’s fair.  This selling exhibition will showcase a range of outstanding Asian art such as Chinese works of art and textiles, Japanese art, Indian and Islamic paintings and sculpture, Southeast Asi...

Thierry Feuz, Silver Atlas II, 2013

S.P.R.A.Y. | Exhibition of Works by Contemporary Swiss Artists Opens at Artvera's Gallery in Geneva

Released: March 27, 2014

S.P.R.A.Y. – Works by 4 Contemporary Swiss Artists March 28, 2014 -- May 5th 2014. Artvera’s gallery is pleased to present S.P.R.A.Y., an exhibition featuring works by four contemporary Swiss artists who share an interest in the spray (airbrush) technique: Crystel Ceresa, Stéphane Ducret, Thierry Feuz, and Daniel Orson Ybarra. The exhibition, comprised of 25 paintings, is on view from March 28th, 2014 to May 5th, 2014, with the press preview on Thursday, March 27th from 11:30 am to 2 pm, and the opening reception at 6 pm. Organized by Artvera’s director, Sofia Komarova, in close...

Long Chair by George Nakashima, 1952

"George Nakashima: In Conversation" - Moderne Gallery and Untitled Collaborate through April 20, 2014

Released: March 26, 2014

UNTITLED presents "George Nakashima: In Conversation," an exhibition celebrating the artist’s seminal contributions to art and design in dialog with a selection of contemporary artists While art is traditionally viewed in the context of a gallery or museum, isolated and in its most autonomous form, these spaces are not where it lives. Removed from the exhibition space, art lives beside end tables, between lounge chairs and over cabinets.  There art develops meaning and expressiveness as it interacts with all the other appointments of a home. "George Nakashima: In Conversation" seek...

Braxton, 1961, o/c, 74 x 87 inches

Budd Hopkins: Evidence of Things Unseen (1957-1987)

Released: March 25, 2014

BUDD HOPKINS (1931-2011) Evidence of Things Unseen. Levis Fine Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of the paintings by Budd Hopkins which opens March 27th and will run through April 26th.   Hopkins' unique contribution to Modernism is significant, with his singular approach of using “two modes within the same work; one ordered, geometric, the other more expressive, painterly, the ratio varying, seldom equally balanced but balanced nonetheless in his version of Mondrian’s dynamic Equilibrium”.  Having immersed himself in the New York art scene of the 1950s, ...