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A Jeff Koons "Play-Doh" sculpture will be part of “Plato in LA: Contemporary Artists’ Vision,” at the Getty Villa this spring.  © Jeff Koons.

Getty Villa Reinstalls Antiquities, Opens 'Plato in L.A.' Exhibition This Spring

Released: November 15, 2017

The Greek philosopher Plato (about 428-347 BC) is one of the founding figures of Western civilization. His writings, most composed in the form of dialogues led by his teacher Socrates, provide fundamental perspective on all aspects of human existence: metaphysical, ethical, poetic, and political. Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions, on view from April 18, 2018 through September 3, 2018, will be the inaugural exhibition to accompany the opening of the newly reinstalled Getty Villa. The exhibition will feature some of today's most celebrated artists, Paul Chan, Rachel Harrison, Hu...


O the Wind Motel

CODA Gallery Exhibition and Reception

Released: November 15, 2017

PALM DESERT, CA — CODA gallery honors one of its best-selling painters with a solo exhibition and artist reception at the gallery’s 31st season celebration on Nov. 25. An art history buff, Ben Steele imbues in his paintings tongue-in-cheek references to predecessors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Degas, Marc Chagall, and Jeff Koons. On many occasions, he has melded famed artists — Georges Seurat, Georgia O’Keefe, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, et al. — with crayons. He describes his work as “kind of realist or representational oil paintings, usually with a theme [in addition to c...


Anselm Kiefer (German, born 1945).  Winter Landscape, 1970.  Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on paper.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Denise and Andrew Saul Fund, 1995.  ©Anselm Kiefer

Provocations: Anselm Kiefer at The Met Breuer

Released: November 15, 2017

Opening December 13, Provocations: Anselm Kiefer at The Met Breuer will feature 34 works on paper and one painting by the German artist, all drawn from The Met collection. The exhibition will span the artist's nearly 50-year career and will be on view at The Met Breuer through April 8, 2018.  Anselm Kiefer (born 1945) has confronted and wrestled with the past throughout his career. In 1969, toward the end of his studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, Kiefer photographed himself in his father's Wehrmacht uniform, posing in front of historic monuments and Romantic seascape...


Gorham, Bird's eye view of the Vase or Bonbon Dish Sterling Silver and ‘Translucent’ Enamel 2.75 inches high by 6.25 inches in diameter New York, NY, 1893

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Exhibitors for 2018 Edition

Released: November 15, 2017

The Winter Antiques Show is pleased to announce the selection of six new exhibitors: Hirschl & Adler Modern (New York), Jason Jacques Gallery (New York), Lillian Nassau LLC (New York), Lobel Modern (New York), Spencer Marks (Southampton, Massachusetts), and Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval in collaboration with continuing exhibitor Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz (Paris). Returning to the Show after a one-year hiatus are Peter H. Eaton and Joan R. Brownstein (Newbury, Massachusetts). The new and returning exhibitors complete the 2018 Show’s roster of 70 renowned experts in fine and decorative art...


Ivonne Alcantara Sanchez

adidas Skateboarding Partners With Juxtapoz to Bring The Showcase Global Creators Series to Miami

Released: November 14, 2017

As a part of its growing global initiative to elevate emerging artists from skateboarding's creative sect, adidas Skateboarding partners with seminal art publication Juxtapoz Magazine to bring The Showcase, adidas’ global creators series, to Miami. Taking place from December 7-10, 2017 and in collaboration with Juxtapoz, this large-scale group exhibition and cultural gathering provides a unique platform to showcase works from rising artists on an international stage at one of the world’s most renowned art fairs. Taking place within the Juxtapoz Clubhouse located at the Historic Walgreen’...


Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio examining early versions of heads from Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, 2010

Farnsworth Art Museum Presents Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold

Released: November 14, 2017

Beginning on Saturday, March 24, 2018, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine will present a special exhibition of sculptural works by Chinese dissident-artist Ai Weiwei (b. 1957). Ai’s gilded bronze Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold series will be on display in the museum’s Rothschild Gallery through December 30, 2018. This will be the first presentation of the internationally-known artist’s works in Maine, and the first New England showing of his gilded Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads. Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Bronze series—his first work of monumental public...


Pair of Vladimir Kagan Upholstered Walnut Contour Lounge Chairs, designed 1958.  Est.  $12,000-18,000

Auction of Modern and Contemporary Furniture, Design and Art at Doyle

Released: November 13, 2017

Doyle’s popular Doyle+Design auction on Tuesday, November 21 at 10am showcases furniture, design and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The sale presents design that has transformed the way we use living spaces while questioning where we draw the line between fine art and furniture and decorative objects. Furniture by George Nakashima (1905-1990) is renowned for its organic forms that incorporate the natural unfinished edge of the wood plank, as seen in two chests of drawers in the sale (est. each $30,000-50,000). Often chosen...


Eunhyue Shin, Composition 1, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas, 24" x 18"

Eunhyue Shin: Visualizing the Audible

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Eunhyue Shin in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist In Eunhyue Shin’s art, many boundaries are crossed—between East and West, abstraction and representation, and music and the other arts. Musical instruments figure prominently in her works, whether she is d...


Irene Shcherbakova, Nameless, Plaster, 20" x 18" x 16"

Irene Shcherbakova: Sculpting the Textures of Human Form

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Irene Shcherbakova in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Ever since she saw the Venus de Milo at the age of six, Irene Shcherbakova’s love for sculpture has led her to express herself in that medium. Working in clay, bronze, plaster, and marble, she create...


Z.  Michael Schmidt, Secrets, (Switzerland), Gelatin Silver Photo, 12" x 8"

Z. Michael Schmidt: Documenting the Human Condition

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Z. Michael Schmidt in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Z. Michael Schmidt’s predominantly black and white portraits depict the solitude of the human condition with compassionate simplicity. Never posing his subjects or imparting instructions, Schmidt’s t...


Eduardo Ojeda, Ventana, Acrylic on Canvas, 59.5" x 39.5"

Eduardo Ojeda: Painting the Infinite

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Eduardo Ojeda in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist The many ways in which color, texture and tone can communicate thoughts and feelings are central to Eduardo Ojeda’s art. Ranging from portraits and landscapes to purely abstract images in which subtle shi...


Vicente Marzal, Plugged In to Listen, Acrylic & Pastel on Canvas, 48" x 36"

Vicente Marzal: The Perception of Sound

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Vicente Marzal in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist From the mind of Vicente Marzal emerges unique paintings that blend naturalism with fantasy, reflecting his inner world. As a child, Marzal was deaf, so he used art as an outlet to express his feelings a...


Malvisi, From the Big Bang Onwards, Oil on Wood, 31.5" x 24"

Barely Contained: The Energetic Paintings of Malvisi

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Malvisi in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist The powerful, spirited paintings of Malvisi tantalize viewers with a wealth of texture, vividly rich pigments, and forceful brushstrokes. A highly conceptual artist, Malvisi views his work as an expression of h...


John Kingerlee, Evening Suddenly, Collage on Indian Paper, 20" x 16"

Visceral Impulse: Recent Works by John Kingerlee

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of John Kingerlee in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist In John Kingerlee's paintings, the inspiration provided by the outside world is filtered through a process in which the physical qualities of paint, the balance of structure and chance, and the influence...


Martin Randall Joyce, Artificial Flowers with Fruit, Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 24"

Composing the Fragments: The Puzzling Paintings of Martin Randall Joyce

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Martin Randall Joyce in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist A photographer and painter, Martin Randall Joyce explores the intersection of texture and color in urban landscapes and domestic interiors. Working primarily with a Fujifilm X100T, he seeks out and...


Theresia Innerhofer, Aufn Feld, Acrylic on Canvas, 39.5" x 39.5"

Theresia Innerhofer: Painting Bovine

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Theresia Innerhofer in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Theresia Innerhofer finds artistic inspiration in her family's farm life. Specifically, Innerhofer concentrates her eye on cows: their unique shape and proportion, their interactions among the herd,...


Andrew Glass, Hacerse Pedazos #3, Oil on Panel, 28" x 20"

Andrew Glass: The Structure of Meaning

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Andrew Glass in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist The abstract work of California-based artist Andrew Glass balances color and pattern with a desire to “invent history.” Many of his pieces are created by sawing apart and rearranging painted panels. The fi...


Josep Francés Anaya, The Lost Princess in Thames, Oil on Canvas, 63" x 51"

Fantasy Versus Reality: The Architectonic Paintings of Josep Francés Anaya

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Josep Francés Anaya in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist Josep Francés Anaya blurs the boundaries of reality and fantasy in his richly detailed oil paintings of populated cityscapes. Set against recognizable architecture in Times Square and Midtown Manhat...


Ed Belbruno, Dialectic, Acrylic on Canvas, 40" x 30"

Illusions and Revelations: The Geometric Abstractions of Osvaldo Bacman

Released: November 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Ed Belbruno in Metamorphosis . The exhibition opens November 11, 2017 and runs through December 2,  2017 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend. About the Artist The abstract expressionist paintings of Ed Belbruno reflect both inner and outer realities, each invisible to the naked eye but no less substantial or important. Belbruno draws inspiration from his subconsc...


Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Puma Invader (Positive), 1985-86, Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas (estimate: $1,200,000-1,800,000)

Andy Warhol's Puma Invader (Positive) To Spearhead Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Art Sale November 15

Released: November 10, 2017

On November 15, Bonhams New York will feature a dynamic array of works from iconic artists like Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Ed Ruscha, Deborah Butterfield, and Fernando Botero, in a tightly curated auction of Post-War & Contemporary Art. Leading the sale is Andy Warhol’s Puma Invader (Positive) (estimate: $1,200,000-1,800,000), a larger-than-life projection of Warhol’s personal commentary on consumerism, pop culture, and mass communication. Completed just one year before Warhol’s death in 1987, the stark ad for a Puma sneaker is stylistically evocative of Warhol's early commercial suc...


Max Ernst (1891-1976) Ohne titel (Sedona Landschaft) 1957, oil on masonite (estimate: $500,000-700,000)

Fresh-to-Market Ernst Leads Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Sale November 14

Released: November 10, 2017

Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Sale on November 14 will be led by works by Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, and Diego Rivera. These fresh-to-the-market pieces highlight a 55-lot sale which includes fascinating works from across the period, including a notable Latin American section. “We are excited to present a core group of works from international private collections which have never appeared before at auction,” said William O’Reilly, Vice President, Impressionist & Modern Art at Bonhams New York. “The sale is particularly strong in the Modern period, showing artists such as ...


Women Artists International Art Competition www.fusionartps.com

Women Artists International Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: November 9, 2017

Fusion Art is celebrating Women Artists and is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth quarterly online art competition. The gallery invites both 2D and 3D submissions from women artists, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field. For this open (no theme) competition, women artists, over the age of 18, are encouraged to submit their best 2D and 3D representational and non-representational art and photography. The work can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and any subject matter and medium are acceptable.  The selected winner...


Limerance, 2017 Stoneware 22h x 44w x 16d inches

Beth Cavener: The Other Opens at the Jason Jacques Gallery, November 15 Through December 5

Released: November 8, 2017

Jason Jacques Gallery presents The Other, its inaugural exhibition of work by Beth Cavener, one of the leading ceramic artists of our time. The opening reception with the artist is 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15. The show runs through December 5. Cavener, previously represented by Garth Clark – the highly influential curator, scholar and gallerist – has been working for several years on this highly anticipated exhibition, which crystallizes themes that she has been exploring throughout her career. The Other includes a selection of Cavener’s signature stoneware sculptures of ominou...


Art Africa Announcement

Art Africa 7th Edition BACK TO BLACK: No On /Off Ramps Set For Miami Art Week In Historic Overtown-December 5-10, 2017

Released: November 8, 2017

Historic Overtown Serves As Cultural Hub For African Diaspora To Take Root and Flourish Art Africa Miami Arts Fair Helps To Create Change Through Arts and Culture Miami, FL( November 8, 2017)-Arts and culture are essential for building a community, supporting the development and contributing to economic opportunity. Collectively, arts and culture enable understanding of the past and envisioning of a shared, more equitable future. The 7th Edition of Art Africa Miami Arts Fair: Back To Black: No On/Off Ramps is set to kick off Miami Art Week and Art Basel 2017 on December 5-10, 2017.The ...


Mark Bradford, seen in his Los Angeles studio with a detail of Pickett's Charge, 2017.  Mixed media.  Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

Mark Bradford Debuts His 400-Foot Civil War-Themed Painting 'Pickett's Charge'

Released: November 8, 2017

“Politically and socially, we are at the edge of another precipice. I’m standing in the middle of a question about where we are as a nation.” – Mark Bradford Internationally renowned artist Mark Bradford (b. 1961) has debuted one of his largest works to date with  Pickett’s Charge, a monumental new commission that spans nearly 400 linear feet, on view at DC's Hirshhorn Museum from Nov. 8, 2017, to Nov. 12, 2018. Bradford drew inspiration for this new work from French artist Paul Philippoteaux’s nineteenth-century cyclorama, currently on view in Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsy...


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