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 Pierre Bonnard, Le Compotier, 1914, oil on board (46 x 37,5 cm).  Courtesy of Artvera’s

Gstaad | February 12-19, 2014 | Exhibition From the Artvera's Gallery Collection

Released: February 12, 2014

ARTVERA’S GALLERY PRESENTS “MODERN MASTERS, LYRICAL ABSTRACTION, AND CONTEMPORARY ART” AT THE ALPINA HOTEL IN GSTAAD. February 12 – February 19, 2014 The Alpina Hotel, Alpinastrasse 23, 3780 Gstaad, Switzerland Free and open to the public   Geneva, Switzerland—Artvera’s Gallery will present an exhibition of 20 works by Modern and contemporary artists at The Alpina Hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland, February 12 – February 19, 2014. Curated by Artvera’s director Sofia Komarova, the exhibition is drawn from the gallery’s extensive collection of Modern art and includes works by Pierre Bonna...

Douanier Rousseau Ascending to Glory and Reaching Posterity, 1926

René Rimbert: Poetry of Silence and Flemish Reminiscences on View at Artvera's Gallery in Geneva

Released: January 15, 2014

In Geneva, Switzerland, 37 rarely seen works by French artist, René Rimbert (1896-1991) are on view at Artvera’s Gallery. In what is Rimbert’s first retrospective in nearly 20 years, the exhibition presents 29 paintings and 8 works on paper – still lifes, cityscapes, and interior scenes – including Flemish Landscape (1972), Small Landscape With Posters (1969), Le Douanier Rousseau Rising to Glory and Reaching Posterity (1926), and Homage to J. B. Siméon Chardin (1970).   “Over the course of his 60-year career, Rimbert produced only 276 paintings and his work is very rarely accessible...

Edward Avedisian (1936-2007), Untitled, ca.  1965, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 101 inches

Edward Avedisian: The Soho Years at BERRY CAMPBELL

Released: November 15, 2013

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, November 6, 2013 – BERRY CAMPBELL is pleased to announce the November 21st opening of Edward Avedisian: The Soho Years, presenting nineteen vibrantly colored paintings and works on paper.  The Soho Years will feature works that were painted between the early 1960s and 70s when Avedisian was living and working in Soho neighborhood of New York.  These abstractions such as his biomorphic forms, striped orbs, and stripes with splashes were prominently featured in Artforum (including the magazine’s cover in January 1969), Artnews, and Arts magazines.   ...

Xu Bing, Square Word Calligraphy Scroll, ink on paper, 2005

Modern and Contemporary Art And Design Flourish On The Curator’s Eye With Site Redesign

Released: October 16, 2013

After unveiling a recent comprehensive site redesign last week, The Curator’s Eye ( is pleased to highlight its flourishing Modern and Contemporary Art category. This category features hundreds of highly desirable objects of art and design from dealers based all over the world, ranging from Southeast Asian paintings to Fine Art Photographs to wood furniture of groundbreaking British design. Chinese Innovation: Square Word Calligraphy The offering begins with a new piece by Xu Bing, a Square Word Calligraphy Scroll. This ink painting is a new kind of writing, almos...

Reverberation: Echo Press Prints

Released: August 28, 2013

Contact: John Begley, Gallery Director, Hite Art Institute (502) 852-4483 or Claire Pope, Exhibition Assistant, Hite Art Institute, (502) 852-0288,   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Reverberation: Echo Press Prints Cressman Center for Visual Arts 100 E. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202   Exhibition: September 6 – October 26, 2013 First Friday Trolley Hops:  September 6 and October 4, 6-9 p.m. The University of Louisville Hite Art Institute is proud to announce the opening of an exhibition of prints from their ...

Richard Stout, Untitled, 1972, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 50 inches

Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray

Released: August 30, 2013

September 13-October 5, 2013: Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray On September 13th, William Reaves Fine Art pulls back the curtain on its milestone 50th exhibition entitled Lives Played Out on Canvas, celebrating the expressionist works of three Houston stalwarts, Richard Stout, Dick Wray and Otis Huband.  The three featured artists were among those who put down roots in Houston as young painters in the late 50s and early 60s and proceeded to blaze creative trails through a burgeoning local art scene.   In the decades that h...

Georges Braque, Composition, Oil on Paper, Signed, c.  1958

2013 AVENUE Antiques, Art & Design at The Armory Show Announces Dates, World-Class Exhibitors and Original Programming

Released: June 30, 2013

The 2013 AVENUE Antiques, Art & Design at The Armory show (October 9 - 13) will kick off the Park Avenue Armory's Fall fair season in high style with over 50 antiques and art dealers from across the globe showcasing their finest inventory.  The show opens with a Private Preview by Invitation on the night of Wednesday, October 9 and is Open to the Public Thursday, October 10 - Sunday, October 13. With something for connoisseurs and neophytes alike, the show offers a diverse range of disciplines,...

Edvard Munch 1863-1944 ON THE BRIDGE, 1912-13, hand colored lithograph on laid paper.

Munch & German Expressionism Opens at David Tunick in New York

Released: May 5, 2013

In association with the prestigious Munich gallery, Galerie Thomas, New York prints and drawings dealer David Tunick will stage an important show “MUNCH & GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM” at David Tunick, Inc. at 19 East 66th Street from May 6th through May 20th. David Tunick says, “Edvard Munch (Norwegian 1863-1944) developed his highly personal style during his formative years in Kristiana (Oslo).  By the 1890s and in the next two decades he created the iconic images that have become so widely known for his evocatively powerful interpretations of psychological themes stemming from late ...

Georg Baselitz "Rechts und links eine Kirche-Jörg", 1987, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm


Released: October 30, 2012

Anchor art fair to the city of Miami, Art Miami (, the premiere international modern and contemporary art fair, and the inaugural CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami's newest international emerging and cutting-edge art fair, will kick off Miami Art Week with the season's most eagerly anticipated cultural event, their highly acclaimed Opening Night VIP Preview on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. which this year will benefit the Miami Art Museum.  World-famous for its stylish gallery-like decor, its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety, Art Miami showcases t...

Greg Furie Symbol Painting "Kill Shot"

A Stunning Greg Furie Oil Like Nothing You've Ever Seen

Released: September 11, 2012

Greg Furie, who was first discovered by Christophe Van De Weghe, has created a highly unusual oil Symbol Painting.  "I thought that Greg was finished with the painting when I had seen it yesterday afternoon, but while I was in his living room, he decided to add these interesting symbols on top of the already finished oil painting.  I asked him why he added the symbols and he replied that the painting just wasn't complete without the symbols," says Jack Poll, Furie's new art dealer. The Symbols have a primitive look to them, and Furie says he didn't copy them from any sou...

Symphony #1

Christophe Van De Weghe Purchases a Greg Furie Drawing

Released: December 7, 2011

Christophe Van De Weghe, high profile art dealer and owner of Van De Weghe Fine Art recently purchased a Greg Furie Drawing. The drawing is entitled Symphony #1 and is done on thick watercolor paper using a calligraphy pen and black ink.  The drawing is 18" x 24." Symphony #1 is the first drawing Furie has done in his breakthrough drawings.  Furie's breakthrough drawings are all drawn with a calligraphy pen, very fine point nib, and black ink on thick watercolor paper.  What makes the drawings desirable is that they are extremely detailed with fine lines that create an...

John Marin, United States, 1870 - 1953 Island (Ship’s Stern), 1934, watercolor on paper, 17 x 22 inches.  Private collection, courtesy Meredith Ward Fine Art, New York.  © Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Work by John Marin On View this Summer at the Portland Museum of Art

Released: February 15, 2011

Although John Marin (1870-1953) was regarded as one of America’s most important painters at the time of his death, scholarship and museum exhibitions to date have focused on his early work coloring popular understanding of his life’s work. Featuring approximately 60 paintings, drawings, and watercolors, John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury, on view June 23 through October 10, 2011 at the Portland Museum of Art, will concentrate on the late period of John Marin’s career between 1933 and 1953. This exhibition, the first in-depth examination of the artist since 1990, will explore his late caree...

Anita Shapolsky Gallery

50’s and 60’s Abstract Artists; “50’s & 60’s Prices?”

Released: February 7, 2011

  There has been a spontaneous revival of exhibitions of Abstract Expressionism since the MOMA show began in November. My suggestion would be to list all the galleries and invite the public to see as much of the work of these wonderful artists as possible. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the younger generations to see the art that made America the Mecca of a great art scene that has lasted almost 100 years and is still going strong. Viewers can discover, rediscover or simply re evaluate this art which I have been exhibiting since 1982. This exhibition is a prime example of th...

Jasper Johns, "0-9," 1960; Graphite and wash on paper, 8 x 13 inches

Black and White and Painted Over: The Katonah Museum of Art Presents Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper January 23 through May 1, 2011

Released: January 3, 2011

  It’s time to draw the line on your preconceptions about abstract art.  Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, the newest exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art, features modern and contemporary works on paper from the Kramarsky Collection.  On view from January 23 through May 1, 2011, Drawn/Taped/Burned showcases artists’ ingenuity in using unconventional materials and inventive drawing techniques to create their geometric and process-driven abstractions.  On its dedicated website, (website launch to be announced), the exhibition also provides a ...

Gabriele Münter (1877 Berlin - 1962 Murnau) Landschaft mit Sonnenblumen, 1910, sold for € 390.000.

Ketterer Kunst achieves its best annual results ever in 2010

Released: December 14, 2010

A total result of € 26 million* is the excellent final figure for Ketterer Kunst‘s 2010 business year.  “This time we even exceeded the top result of 2007, which was the record year in our company’s history,“ said Robert Ketterer, owner of the Munich-based auction firm founded in 1954. "And what is particularly impressive is that this result was achieved with 27 percent less objects than in 2007." Robert Ketterer continues: “It once more comes to show that quality and a certain newness on the market are the decisive criteria. This year we made our selection even more discerning. Even thoug...

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's "Kinderköpfchen" achieved the sensational result of 1.740.000 euros at a Ketterer Kunst auction in Munich.

Kirchner painting soars above $2 million at auction

Released: December 6, 2010

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s (1880-1938) “Kinderköpfchen“ was sold for a mere 450 German Marks at the Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett in the early 1950s. It had not been offered on the market since then, until today, when it achieved the sensational result of € 1.740.000 (USD$2,317,327) at Ketterer Kunst in Germany. Made in 1906, the impressive oil painting, which takes after models by such artists as Vincent van Gogh, marks an important step in the development of the “Brücke” style towards Expressionism. A Northern German private collector seemed to be quite aware of this as well. With a result of €...

Modernist Works from a California Collection

Modernist Works from a California Collection

Released: December 2, 2010

From November 15 through January 3, 2011, Hollis Taggart Galleries is pleased to offer an important group of paintings and sculptures from a prominent California collection. Combining art historical significance with tremendous visual appeal, these artworks exemplify the key movements of the early twentieth century. The paintings and sculptures from this collection display the broad range of stylistic idioms that modernists explored. Max Weber’s Three Figures and Still Life demonstrate the reach of Cubism in the United States. Artist and Model by Hans Burkhardt and Frederick Kann’s Sympati...

Jack Levine

Jack Levine (1915 - 2010), artist, remembered

Released: November 11, 2010

One of the most important American artists of the twentieth century, Jack Levine imparted a wry and penetrating social commentary to his work that deftly skewers the rich and powerful, as well as all those whom he encountered who were inflated by pretension or hypocrisy. He developed a highly individualized modernist approach, an expressive mode of painting that he used to critique injustice and dishonesty in American society. He also explored classical and biblical themes with an updated sensibility that demonstrated his lifelong study of art history and his mastery of Western painting tra...

The Potato, 1928, by Joan Miró (Spanish, 1893–1983).  Oil on canvas, 39 3/4 x 32 1/8 in.  (101 x 81.6 cm) Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998 (1999.363.50) © 2010 Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Modern Works by Artist Joan Miró Displayed at Metropolitan Museum with Dutch Old Master Paintings That Inspired Them

Released: September 14, 2010

During a trip to the Netherlands in spring 1928, the Catalan painter Joan Miró (1893-1983)purchased postcards from the museums he visited. Two 17th-century Dutch genre scenes particularly caught his attention and served as the inspiration for a series of paintings he created that summer. The traveling exhibition Miró: The Dutch Interiors, which opens at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning October 5, features Miró's three "Dutch Interiors" and the two Old Master paintings on which they are based. The New York venue will also sh...

Woman Plaiting Her Hair, 1906, by Pablo Picasso.  The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  Florene May Schoenborn Bequest.  © The Museum of Modern Art / Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource.  © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / ARS, New York

“Picasso Looks at Degas, Renoir, Ingres...and Mantegna” lecture at the Clark

Released: August 22, 2010

  The ways in which Pablo Picasso studied, stole from, and outdid the masters of earlier eras is the subject of “Picasso Looks at Degas, Renoir, Ingres…and Mantegna,” a free lecture by Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Gary Tinterow. The lecture takes place at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Sunday, August 29 at 3:00 pm, and is open to the public. Gary Tinterow, the Metropolitan’s chairman of the Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art, recently curated a critically acclaimed survey of the works by Picasso in the Metropolitan’s collection. H...

Henry Moore.  Seated Woman, 1948.  pencil, wax crayon, ink and wash.  “Henry Moore Family Collection and Hauser & Wirth, reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation”

"Henry Moore – The Drawings: Works on Paper from the Henry Moore Family Collection" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Released: August 4, 2010

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art presents Henry Moore - The Drawings: Works on Paper from the Henry Moore Family Collection, an international exhibition organized by Hauser & Wirth New York, London, Zürich in collaboration with the Moore Family. This exhibition also features two significant drawings on loan from the Yale University Art Gallery, and one sculpture from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art collection. Henry Moore - The Drawings will be on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from July 22 through October 3, 2010.   By the 1930s, British sculptor Henry Moore (1898-19...

"Nude Wringing Her Hair" by Pablo Picasso, 1952.  Private Colleciton.

Picasso Looks at Degas Opening Lecture June 13 at the Clark

Released: May 27, 2010

Named one of 2010’s hot exhibitions by Harper’s Bazaar, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s groundbreaking exhibition Picasso Looks at Degas explores Pablo Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the work and life of Edgar Degas. Co-curators Elizabeth Cowling, professor emeritus of art history at the University of Edinburgh, and Richard Kendall, curator-at-large at the Clark, will discuss their experience of organizing the exhibition and address some of the intriguing questions it raised during an in-depth examination of both artists’ works in the lecture, “Homage, Mockery o...

Gabriele Münter Landschaft mit Sonnenblumen.  1910 Oil on cardboard, laid on coreboard 32,8 x 40,7 cm (12.9 x 16 in) Estimate: € 250 000-350 000 .  Ketterer Kunst.

Expressionism and ZERO art on the upswing

Released: May 19, 2010

  "About a year ago anxious prospects made for uncertainty, but the art market has not only proven stability in challenging times, it even reached new heights", said Robert Ketterer, owner of Ketterer Kunst. "Its the quality that counts", he continues in view of his main auction on 12 June 2010, which has its focal points on: 1. Modern Art2. Post War/Contemporary Arton 1. Modern ArtThis section will be headed by several works by Gabriele Münter: Besides the lucent red portrait "Beim Malen" (presumably Marianne von Werefkin) (estimate: € 270 000-380 000), the "Landschaft mit Sonnen...

PATRICK GRAHAM (b.  1943) DEPOSITION, STUDY 9, 2009-10 Mixed Media on Board 32 x 44 inches

Two Significant Exhibitions at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles: PATRICK GRAHAM - fact of the matter & ARSHILE GORKY: sketchbook drawings

Released: April 22, 2010

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts will present two timely and concurrent exhibitions in Los Angeles opening May 22.  Monumental paintings and drawings by Patrick Graham, widely regarded as Ireland’s most important contemporary artist, will be featured in a major exhibition of Graham’s most recent works as well as a number of the artist’s most iconic, large-scale paintings of the last 25 years.  Also shown will be a rare exhibition of drawings by Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), the Armenian-born artist; one of the 20th century’s most important painters and seminal forces of American modern and contemporary ...

Albrecht Dürer’s 1504 engraving “Adam & Eve,” one of the most celebrated works of the artist's career, could bring $80/120,000 at Bonhams & Butterfields.

‘Adam & Eve’ Engraving Opens Bonhams & Butterfields Spring Prints Auction on May 4th

Released: April 22, 2010

Fine arts auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields will offer American and European prints on May 4, 2010, a simulcast auction to be held in its San Francisco and Los Angeles salesrooms.  As many as 340 lots will be offered, including rare and desirable etchings, lithographs, woodcuts and screenprints -- and featuring an Albrecht Dürer 1504 engraving Adam and Eve, one of the most celebrated works of the artist's career. Public previews of the Spring prints sale will be held at Bonhams & Butterfields’ Sunset Blvd. gallery in Los Angeles on April 24-25 and the San Francisco previews open M...