Press Releases tagged with photography

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Romare Bearden, Girl in the Garden

MassArt announces its 28th Annual Auction Saturday, April 8, 2017

Released: March 3, 2017

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) announces the 28th MassArt Auction will take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the Bakalar & Paine Galleries at MassArt. Over 300 works of art in a range of media from emerging to established artists, including MassArt alumni and students, will be available for bid in the silent and live auction. Social justice, identity, and feminism emerge as themes among many of the pieces selected this year.   The 2017 live auction includes 35 works by internationally renowned artists including Romare Bearden, Shepard Fairey, Louise Nevelson, ...

"Colors" International Online Juried Art Exhibition Opened March 1, 2017

Fusion Art's International Online Art Exhibition Opens

Released: March 3, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the “Colors” International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of March 2017. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. The “Colors” exhibition opened on March 1st and featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this open theme competition artists and photographers, worldwide, were encouraged to share their artistic vision using a concentration of color. One color or a multitude of colors met the criteria for this competition. The artwork could range from r...

10.31.98, 5:22 PM, negative 1998, print 1999.  Richard Misrach (American, born 1949).  Dye coupler print.  50.8 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in.).  The J.  Paul Getty Museum, Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser.  © Richard Misrach, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles

Getty Museum and NGA Acquire Major Gifts of Photographs

Released: March 1, 2017

The J. Paul Getty Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, announced Wednesday major gifts of photographs from the collection of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser. The Getty’s gift includes 386 works of art by 17 different photographers, including works by some of the most influential American practitioners of the 20th century, and 23 additional photographs as future gifts. The Gallery’s gift includes 143 gelatin silver prints by Dorothea Lange, with 10 additional photographs by Lange promised. These two gifts are the key elements of a broader initiative by Greenberg and St...

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HENRYK ROSS PHOTOGRAPHING FOR IDENTIFICATION CARDS, JEWISH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, 1940 Gelatin silver print.  Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario.  Gift from Archive of Modern Conflict, 2007.  © Art Gallery of Ontario, 2017.

Unearthed Collection of Photographs Depicting Life Inside a World War II Jewish Ghetto to Go on View at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Released: March 1, 2017

In March 2017, the powerful exhibition Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross makes its US debut at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), presenting a moving and intimate visual record of the Holocaust through the lens of Henryk Ross (1910–1991). The Polish Jewish photographer was one of just 877 recorded survivors of the Lodz Ghetto’s original population of more than 160,000 people, rounded up by the Nazi Germans and sealed off from the outside world. Previously a photojournalist for the Polish press, Ross was confined to the ghetto in 1940 and put to work by ...

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Jenny Gordon, “Male Target,” Mixed media collage on board, 2016

Jamaica Biennial 2017

Released: February 27, 2017

Open to the public from Tuesday, February 28 to Sunday, May 28, 2017, the 2017 Jamaica Biennial is organized by the National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ), the largest and oldest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean. With a focus on Jamaica and Jamaica Diaspora artists with specially invited artists from other Caribbean nations, the Biennial will be housed in three locations including: the National Gallery and Devon House in Kingston and the National Gallery West in Montego Bay. The Biennial is team-curated by the NGJ’s curatorial department under the direction of its Executive Directo...

Gene Davis "Stripes (Blue)", Estimate: $40,000-$60,000

Weschler’s to Feature Two Original Works by Washington, DC Artists, Sam Gilliam and Gene Davis

Released: February 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - Weschler’s, DC's only auction house, will present for sale works of art, jewelry, furniture, silver, coins, decorative art, rugs, and Asian art in its Capital Collections Estate Auction on Fri., Mar. 3 FINE ART Washington Color School artists, Sam Gilliam and Gene Davis, will attract attention with their strong sale records and steady rise in interest among both public and private collectors. Gilliam and Davis both are identified as major contributors to the Washington Color School, which came out of the DC art scene in the 1950s and 1960s; Gilliam with his spontaneous and ...

Rare & Important Album Containing CDVs & Cabinet Cards of Wells Fargo Highway Men, Train Robbers, & Other Criminals

Auction of Legendary Dealer Norm Flayderman Brings $1.1M and Achieves Record Prices

Released: February 24, 2017

Antique firearms, Bowie knives, Civil War broadsides and imprints, folk art soldier-carved pipes, and manuscript archives from the famed dealer spark robust bidding setting records in the process.   Once again proving that exceptional items bring exceptional prices, Cowan’s auction of the property of legendary dealer Norm Flayderman topped $1.1 million including the buyer’s premium. Cowan’s registered 877 bidders including 113 phone bidders on just 290 lots, a per-lot record for the auction house. Between the record number of phone bidders, a near capacity crowd on the floor, and biddi...

Opening Night Crowd at Art Palm Springs, February 16, 2016

The opening night at Art Palm Springs draws an excited crowd, generates great sales and a new attendance record

Released: February 17, 2017

Celebrating Artists of the Year, Lita Albuquerque, and Arts Patron of the Year, Donna McMillan, an estimated 2,600 collectors, curators and veritable who’s who gathered at the Palm Springs Convention Center for the opening night of Art Palm Springs (  Attendees included Palm Springs International Film Festival chair Harold Matzner, photographer Michael Childers, Arlene Schnitzer, Jordan Schnitzer, Sherri Applebaum, Steven Biller, Arthur & Patty Newman, Jamye and Ken Jesser, Helene Galen, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Architects Jeff Jurasky and Lance O’Donnell, City of Pal...

2nd Annual "Waterscapes" International Juried Art Competition

2nd Annual "Waterscapes" International Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: February 17, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Waterscapes” international online juried art exhibition. For this competition artists, including photographers, are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of “Waterscapes”. The theme includes any art or photography which depicts any type of body of water including the ocean, lakes, rivers, ponds, streams, etc. The theme includes coastal living, any ocean activities, seaside vistas, beaches, and any related seashore or lakeside subjects. It can also include rain, puddles and frozen ...

Apple Pie & Baseball by Stacy L.  Pearsall Aluminum print 2007 Courtesy of the artist, © Stacy L.  Pearsall

The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now

Released: February 16, 2017

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents “The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now,” an exhibition focused on the psychological impact and consequences of modern warfare on those who serve. The exhibition will be on view April 17 through Jan. 28, 2018. The exhibition will include more than 50 objects, including paintings, photographs, drawings and single-channel video that convey the reality of the modern soldier within the context of a culture that has, in many ways, normalized warfare.  “In ‘The Face of Battle,’ the distant experience of combat is brought closer th...

Photographer unknown.  Protest Surrounding the Construction of Narita Airport, about 1971.  Photography Gala Fund.

Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960–1975

Released: February 15, 2017

The short-lived Tokyo magazine Provoke is now recognized as a major achievement in world photography of the last 50 years. Although it existed only for three issues and a mere nine months—November 1968 through August 1969—Provoke crystallized the best of progressive art photography and cultural criticism in Japan during the 1960s and early 1970s. The Provoke members—Daidô Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira, Takahiko Okada, Yutaka Takanashi, and Kôji Taki—connected in their interests with the nationwide political protest movement, itself a terrific source for photography and photobooks in that time....

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Amadea Bailey - Solo Art Exhibition

Amadea Bailey Awarded a One Month Solo Art Exhibition

Released: February 15, 2017

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce Amadea Bailey has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their site.  Amadea and her amazing abstract art will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website. Amadea Bailey will also be promoted in press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks.  In addition, her art will be highlighted on their YouTube channel and with an event postcard.  At the conclusion of the solo art exhibition her artworks will continue to be available for viewing in the...

Becoming Forest No.  1 (2017) © Helen Sear / courtesy Klompching Gallery, New York

Becoming Forest by Helen Sear

Released: February 14, 2017

The Klompching Gallery is delighted to make available, a new series of photographs by Helen Sear.  The Becoming Forest series is an extraordinary body of work that explores the experience of moving through a marked forest landscape, and the altered/heightened perception of surfaces, forms and space. As with her earlier work, Sear's gesture of the hand is visible, where she has traced the lines of new forest growth, using a digital pen and tablet. The chaos and entanglement of these hand drawn lines that follow the actual forest growth, contrasts with the geometric neon pigment mark...

Binary Code 4 (2015) © Max de Esteban/courtesy Klompching Gallery, New York.

Binary Code by Max de Esteban

Released: February 14, 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of Binary Code by Max de Esteban. As with his earlier bodies of work, the artist dispenses with the linear perspective inherent in Western art, as a key device in his examination of how technology is a determining factor in artistic expression, in human relationships, and in our mediation of the world.  "Binary Code, attempts to give visual expression to a world where databases and algorithms determine the ultimate reality, including nature. This is essentially the end of the order of nature as we know it".—Max de Esteban. Binary Code is no...

Irving Penn, 1,000 Year Old Eggs (A), New York, 2003, Courtesy of The Irving Penn Foundation © Condé Nast Publications, Inc.  (estimate: $20,000-30,000)


Released: February 14, 2017

25 PHOTOGRAPHS IN RECOGNITION OF EJAF’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY  ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT EJAF SALE DATE: APRIL 6, 2017 New York – Christie’s announces Property Sold to Benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, a special collection of 25 photographs donated by renowned artists, estates and collectors, which will be offered on April 6, 2017. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), an international non-profit organization Elton John founded 25 years ago with the mission to end the AIDS epidemic. This collection includes works by many of the greatest ph...

Temple of Bel, cella entrance, Louis Vignes, 1864.  Albumen print.  8.8 x 11.4 in.  (22.5 x 29 cm).  The Getty Research Institute.

Getty Research Institute Presents Its First Online Exhibition: 'The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra'

Released: February 8, 2017

Once a famed center of trade and meeting place of civilizations, Palmyra and its magnificent ruins have become targets in the ongoing Syrian conflict that victimizes its people and erases its cultural heritage. Launching February 8, 2017, the Getty Research Institute's online exhibition The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra depicts the site as it was illustrated in the 18th century by the architect Louis-François Cassas and photographed for the first time by Louis Vignes in 1864.  “For centuries, traveling artists and explorers have documented the ruins of Palmyra in various states of preservati...

Masood Kamandy, Horizon (Light), 2017, dye-sublimation print on aluminum, 36 x 27 inches, edition of 5.

The Experimental iPhone Photography of Masood Kamandy at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

Released: February 8, 2017

MASOOD KAMANDY THE EFFECT OF LIGHTNING ON A RAINBOW FEBRUARY 18 - MARCH 25, 2017 OPENING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 6-8 PM Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will present MASOOD KAMANDY: The Effect of Lightning on a Rainbow, the artist's second solo exhibition with the Gallery, from February 18 through March 25, 2017. An artist's reception will be held on Saturday, February 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Photographs are a wondrous combination of serendipity and intention. The observer effect in physics also holds true for art: seeing the world can be a transformative act. In Kamandy's practice, ph...

Elliott Erwitt, USA.  New York.  1955 © Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos: In & On New York

Released: February 8, 2017

Magnum Photos launches its 70th-anniversary program in New York City in tandem with this year’s AIPAD fair (March 30- April 2 at Pier 94) with an exhibition of photographs taken during the early years of the agency in the city from 1947-60. The show, at the National Arts Club from March 27 to April 29 and online, combines classic images taken in the 1950s by Magnum members such as Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Erich Hartmann and Dennis Stock along with archival pictures from the agency’s New York office. This exhibition portrays the workings of the organization and its community of enter...

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Celebrating Art, Design and Architecture: Diverse Conversations at Art Palm Springs 2017

Released: January 18, 2017

Art Palm Springs ( returns to the Palm Springs Convention Center February 16-19, 2017 for a sixth year with an expanded program of panels, artist receptions, book signings, and VIP access events. The weekend kicks off with the Opening Night Reception and awards presentation. 2017 honorees include Art Patron of the Year to Donna MacMillan and Artist of the Year to Lita Albuquerque. Each year this reception draws a capacity crowd of collectors, curators, artists and tastemakers as they celebrate the curated collection of works presented by the exhibiting galleries from ...

Grace Hartigan, Male Image - Image Courtesy C.  Grimaldis Gallery

Art Palm Springs to Host a Record-Setting Group of International Galleries for 2017 Edition

Released: February 6, 2017

Over 70 galleries and special exhibits from around the U.S., South America and Europe will converge on Palm Springs for Art Palm Springs ( on February 16 through 19 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. “This year’s list of galleries is truly impressive,” said Donna Davies, Vice President, Art Group for Urban Expositions. Along with the expanding number of galleries, the show is also expanding the number of talks, tours and special events throughout the weekend. “Our goal is to offer guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the galleries, artists and Palm Spri...

"Colors" International Juried Art Competition

"Colors" International Juried Art Competition is announced by Fusion Art

Released: February 4, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that the 1st Annual “Colors” International Juried Art Competition is open for submissions for an exhibition, which will be hosted on the Gallery's website during the month of March 2017. For this open theme competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision using a concentration of color. One color or a multitude of colors meets the criteria for this competition. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and artists and photographers, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit. ...

2nd Annual "Leaves & Petals" Juried Art Exhibition

Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Leaves & Petals" International Art Exhibition Opens

Released: February 3, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual “Leaves & Petals” International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of February 2017. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. The “Leaves & Petals” exhibition opened on February 1st and featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral...

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Announces Its Spring 2017 Exhibition Schedule

Released: January 12, 2017

EXHIBITION AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE Programs/participants are subject to change. All events are free of charge unless noted.  Identity Crisis: Reflections on Public and Private Life in Contemporary Javanese Photography January 21–June 11 Organized by the Johnson Museum, this exhibition is the first in the United States to focus on the recent emergence of photography as an art form in Java, Indonesia. Guest curated by photographer Brian Arnold, Identity Crisis includes ten artists who pursue investigations of personal or cultural identity, and use photography to probe, obscure, or heigh...

7th Annual "CityScapes" Online Art Exhibition

CityScapes 2017 Art Exhibition Results Announced by Art Gallery

Released: February 1, 2017

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its February 2017 art exhibition, the 7th Annual “CityScapes” Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online.  Cityscape subjects would be considered to be any art depicting cities, towns, urban scenes and any related metropolitan subjects for this art competition. An international competition was held in January 2017 which determined the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 19 different countries and also received entries from 28 different states. Overall, 447 entrie...

View Finder No.  7 (2017) © Helen Sear/courtesy Klompching Gallery, New York


Released: January 31, 2017

VIEW FINDER by Helen Sear The Klompching Gallery is pleased to announce the release of a new series of photographs, by the acclaimed British photographer, Helen Sear. With the View Finder series, Helen Sear presents a group of 12 photographs of hay bales. These photographs continue ideas, explored by the artist in previous work, where formalism meets the unruly in the managed rural landscape. The hay bales themselves function as consistent, central objects. They block the viewers ability to see the rural vista, with the perception of the landscape further disrupted by Sear’s...

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