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© David Hockney, The Conversation, 1980.  Acrylic on canvas.  "A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G.  Allen Family Collection"

'A Closer Look' at Portraits from the Paul Allen Collection in Seattle

Released: December 14, 2016

There is a new exhibition at Seattle's Pivot Art + Culture dedicated to portraits and exploring how artists seek to convey the essence of their subjects. The artworks included span continents, cultures and centuries. A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection runs through Feb. 26, 2017, and reveals a surprising range of responses. A Closer Look includes diverse artworks, all attempts to distill the rich complexity of their subjects into a single, static image. Portraits by Paul Gauguin and Pieter Hugo depict people in faraway places, pausing as they go about their ...


The only authenticated image of Emily Dickinson, Daguerreotype, ca.  1847.  The Emily Dickinson Collection, Amherst College Archives & Special Collections.  Gift of Millicent Todd Bingham, 1956, 1956.002.

I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson at The Morgan

Released: December 13, 2016

One of the most popular and enigmatic American writers of the nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) wrote almost 1,800 poems. Nevertheless, her work was essentially unknown to contemporary readers since only a handful of poems were published during her lifetime and a vast trove of her manuscripts was not discovered until after her death in 1886.   Often typecast as a recluse who rarely left her Amherst home, Dickinson was, in fact, socially active as a young woman and maintained a broad network of friends and correspondents even as she grew older and retreated into seclusion. B...


Zen Lotus , 1974 Lu Shoukun Ink on Paper 84 cm x 153 cm

With Its Largest Roster of 51 World-Renowned Galleries, Asia Week New York Heads Into 2017 Stronger Than Ever

Released: December 12, 2016

The Asia Week New York Association announces that 51 international galleries and 5 auction houses will participate in Asia Week New York 2017, the ten-day celebration of Asian art and culture that spans the metropolitan region from March 9 through 18, 2017. “We are thrilled to announce the 2017 roster of international galleries – our largest and most diverse to date,” says Lark Mason, chairman of Asia Week New York. “The ongoing participation by these notable galleries is a testament to how firmly entrenched this annual event has become.” According to Mason, a record-breaking 13 new ga...


Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Head of Astral Harold ($20,000-$30,000)

Weschler’s Holiday Auction Dazzles with Diamonds and Fine Art Works by Picasso and Paul Jenkins

Released: December 7, 2016

WASHINGTON -  Just in time for the holidays, Weschler’s, DC's only auction house, will present for sale over 300 works of art, jewelry, silver, rugs, and Asian art in its Capital Collections sale on Fri., Dec. 9.   FINE ART from the Estate of Harold Hart will be among the fine art offerings of the sale. Harold Hart, a DC native, was the Gallery Director at the Martha Jackson Gallery for over twenty years. He was the first ever African-American Director of a major private gallery. Notable works from his estate include the acrylic on canvas by Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Head of Astral Harol...


2nd Annual "Landscapes" International Juried Art Competition Opens www.fusionartps.com

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

Released: December 2, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Landscapes” international online juried art exhibition. For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of natural scenery and the physical elements of landforms such as mountains, hills, valleys, deserts, farmland, trees, rivers, lakes, ponds, forests, wilderness, polar regions, rainforests, islands and tropical landscapes. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers, regardless of loca...


Fusion Art's 2nd Annual Figures & Faces International Juried Art Exhibition Opens December 1, 2016 www.fusionartps.com

Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Figures & Faces" International Art Exhibition Opens

Released: December 2, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual “Figures & Faces” International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of December 2016. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. The “Figures & Faces” exhibition opened on December 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 the human form - both figures and faces. Artists and photographers, regardless of lo...


BMW Art Car by John Baldessari 2016

World Premiere of BMW Art Car by John Baldessari at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

Released: November 30, 2016

On the occasion of this year's Art Basel in Miami Beach, the BMW Art Car by John Baldessari celebrated its world premiere on November 30. The 19th vehicle of the BMW Art Car Collection was designed by the American master of conceptual art and revealed in the presence of the artist himself, along with Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, and Jens Marquardt, Director BMW Motorsport, at the Botanical Garden of Miami Beach. John Baldessari's BMW M6 GTLM, a race car with a speed of up to 300 km/h, depending on the race track, and 585 hp, will be on public display until the ...


International Call for Artists for Online Art Competition, "All Photography and Digital Art”

Released: November 30, 2016

Annapolis, Maryland, United States., November 30, 2016 – (OpenPR)- Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 4th Annual International “ALL Photography and Digital Art” Online Art Competition for the month of December 2016.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all photography and digital artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of January 2017. Awards will be given for the top 5 chosen winners in the Photography/Digital Art categor...


Solo Art Series Art Competition

Call for Entries – Solo Art Series #5 – “An Opportunity to Shine”

Released: November 29, 2016

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) announces their fifth Solo Art Series Competition – “An Opportunity to Shine”.  This competition will result in an award of 4 monthly solo art exhibitions and the next 8 juried entries will be featured in the gallery’s Artist Showcase Section. The gallery invites online submission of all 2D and 3D art (including photography) from artists around the world for possible selection for one the Gallery’s monthly solo art exhibitions.  This competition will result in a series of 4 monthly solo art exhibitions beginning on January 15, 2017 and cont...


Lot 25 – A Fabergé Enameled and Carved Egg Form Pendant Necklace

December Auction at Gray’s

Released: November 29, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio – (November 29, 2016) Gray’s December catalogue has a very wide variety of items from fine art, various styles of furniture, and decorative art from prominent estates throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. The fully illustrated catalog is now online at LiveAuctioneers.com. The auction will begin with many Russian Style Gilt Silver and Green Guilloche Enameled Frames, bearing brilliant colors and vibrant gemstones including emeralds, garnets, and some with seed pearls. Many Fabergé Enameled Egg Form Pendants follow these lovely frames, including lot 25, A Fabergé Enamele...


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Museum of Transology

Released: November 28, 2016

Fashion Space Gallery, located at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London presents Museum of Transology, the largest collection of trans artefacts and photographic portraiture ever to be displayed.   The exhibition portrays the many realities of modern trans life, whilst also posing a bigger question about the way trans lives are missing from larger national museum collections. From boxes of hormones, to a homemade pack and pee, to “not the prettiest” first bra, to real post-surgery body parts, the collection and the stories attached to it reflect the current vibrancy,...


Michael Miksche, “Sailors Kissing”, Paint on Paper

"Protected Beauty” to Showcase Masculine Beauty from 1890-1982

Released: November 27, 2016

The Kinsey Institute and the World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM) present “Protected Beauty,” an examination of controversial ideas about masculine beauty and sexuality in art, on view at WEAM in Miami Beach, Florida from November 28th, 2016 through March 1st, 2017. There will be an opening reception on November 28 at 8 p.m. Co-curated by Rebecca Fasman, Kinsey Institute manager of traveling exhibitions, and WEAMDirector Helmut Schuster, the exhibition will feature photographs, prints, drawings and paintings created between 1890 and 1982 by well-known artists including Robert Mapplethorpe, P...


North West corner of the MAACM Building

Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement signs contract with Gilbane Inc to begin construction

Released: November 25, 2016

The MAACM is poised to become a cultural anchor for the thriving St. Petersburg art scene. Major news out of St. Petersburg, Florida as we learn construction will now be underway on the massive Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement! The signing of the contract between Ciccarello's American Craftsman Museum and Gilbane Construction marks the culmination of more than three years of intensive design collaboration between Mr. Ciccarello and award-winning architect Alberto Alfonso. The Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (MAACM), designed by Alfonso Architects, wil...


Isamu Noguchi.  Untitled, 1943.  Wood, string.  23 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches (59.1 x 13.7 x 8.9 cm).  ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York/ARS.  Photograph by Kevin Noble.

Exhibition Explores Noguchi's Experience in Japanese-American Internment Camp

Released: November 17, 2016

The Noguchi Museum presents Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center, an exhibition marking the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the notorious wartime directive that authorized the internment of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage living on the west coast. The exhibition examines Isamu Noguchi’s extraordinary decision to voluntarily enter the Poston War Relocation Center, in the Arizona Desert, despite being exempt from internment as a resident of New York. In Noguchi’s words, “Thus I willfully became part of humanity uprooted.” Self-...


Sam Francis (1923-1994), Untitled, 1986, Courtesy of Masterworks Fine Art

NJ Collector Beats an American Museum to an Eui-Jeong Yoo Ceramic, and Other Notable Transactions During the Last Hours at the NYAAJ

Released: November 16, 2016

The New York Art, Antiques, and Jewelry Show (NYAAJ) at Pier 94 wrapped up successfully on Sunday November 13, 2016. This year’s event marked many meaningful firsts for the fair.  The fair presented its first edition at its new NYC venue, Pier 94, relocating from the Park Avenue Armory which served as the fair’s venue till last year. This relocation allowed the fair to conceive a larger event in Manhattan with a broader selection of art and collectibles and helped the fair’s exhibitors expand their client base. “We have made several sizable sales here this year, all of which were to ne...


Michael Kenna, Three Trees at Dusk, Fain Les Moutiers, Bourgogne, France, 2013, gelatin silver print, 7 11/16 x 7 11/16 in.  (19.5 x 19.5 cm), Cincinnati Art Museum; Gift of the Artist, 2014.17.  © and courtesy Michael Kenna

Cincinnati Art Museum presents "The Poetry of Place: William Clift, Linda Connor and Michael Kenna" starting Dec. 10, 2016

Released: November 17, 2016

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Art Museum invites visitors to experience the new photography special feature, The Poetry of Place: William Clift, Linda Connor and Michael Kenna, on view Dec. 10, 2016 through June 11, 2017. Featuring landscape and interior scenes, The Poetry of Place showcases 18 black-and-white photographs. The artworks, all from the museum’s permanent collection, hint at the themes of memory and time, uniting images of an ethereal, serene world. Spearheading The Poetry of Place is Cincinnati Art Museum Curatorial Assistant of Photography Emily Bauman. “This special f...


Adrien Broom, The Color Project, 2016.

Adrien Broom's Photography in A Colorful Dream at Lyman Allyn Museum

Released: November 16, 2016

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces the opening of A Colorful Dream, Photography by Adrien Broom, on view from November 19, 2016 through January 8, 2017. This exhibition, an exhilarating holiday season experience for the whole family, features the bold and colorful work of local artist, Adrien Broom. A Colorful Dream is the latest exhibition in the Lyman Allyn’s Near :: New contemporary series. This family-friendly, interactive exhibition highlights the work of contemporary fine art and commercial photographer, Adrien Broom. The culmination of a three-year studio project, A Colorful D...


© ABELARDO MORELL Tent Camera Image on Ground, View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Battery Yates, 2012.  Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery (New York & Zürich)

PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco Debuts This Winter

Released: November 16, 2016

PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco, January 27-29 at Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason The World Photography Organisation’s PHOTOFAIRS, international art fairs dedicated to photography, today revealed its key programming themes for its first US edition in San Francisco. The announcement follows the posting of the strongest ever sales at the third edition of its sister fair in Shanghai which ran from September 9-11, 2016. The inaugural edition of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco, will focus on presenting work by international artists never before seen in the Bay Area. It will also shine a spotlight on...

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Ileana Selejan, photographed by Sarah Xu

Davis Museum Photography Curator Ileana Selejan Selected to Participate in Major European Research Council Project

Released: November 16, 2016

Ileana Selejan, The Linda Wyatt Gruber ‘66 Curatorial Fellow in Photography at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, has been accepted into a major European Research Council (ERC) funded project, Citizens of Photography: The Camera and the Political Imagination, as a Research Associate. The three-year project will explore the relationship between photographic self-representation and different societies’ understandings of what is politically possible. Selejan will contribute a monograph, a chapter for a collection of essays, and an exhibition, all on the topic of photography and the Sand...

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Gary Nader Announces The Crossing Point Photo Exhibit to Aid the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Released: November 15, 2016

Art collector and gallerist Gary Nader is proud to announce the launch of The Crossing Point exhibit, an impactful photo series by Azerbaijani photographer Rena Effendi that raises awareness of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. The exhibit will open at Gary Nader NY in New York this September before making its way to the Gary Nader Art Centre in Miami, Fla., in December for Art Basel. The show in New York will run from Thursday, September 15th to Wednesday, October 19th, and in Miami from Tuesday, November 29th to Thursday, December 15th. All proceeds from The Crossing Point will benefi...

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Eadweard Muybridge

Pioneering Serial Motion Studies by Eadweard Muybridge On View at Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art

Released: November 15, 2016

Eadweard Muybridge, the eccentric Englishman whose early pioneering photographic work presaged the advent of motion pictures, will be featured in an exhibit of his serial motion studies of men, women, animals and children at the Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art gallery in Lambertville from Nov. 19 – Jan. 29, 2017. Muybridge (1830-1904) came to America at the age of 21 and worked with Carlton Watkins in San Francisco, taking some of the earliest pictures of Yosemite National Park. He gained widespread notoriety when he was tried and then acquitted of the murder of his wife’s lover. In order t...

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Jean-Marie Ghislain, The Rose Garden

Sales of Photographer's Shark Image to Aid Ocean Protection

Released: November 14, 2016

LUMAS Gallery in London presents a new collection to their portfolio from acclaimed underwater photographer Jean-Marie Ghislain. Throughout his entire life, Ghislain was afraid of the ocean’s dangerous predators. In 2008, he decided to face his fears. Since his first dive with sharks, the Belgian artist has been dedicated to underwater photography as well as protecting marine life.  These days, Ghislain is regarded as the world’s most famous 'shark whisperer.' His portrayal of diverse shark species in gentle and atmospheric black & white photographs set new benchmarks in underwater...

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Marie Orensanz (Argentina, b.  1936), Limitada, 1978.  Photograph, edition 1 of 5.  13 3/4 x 19 11/16 in.  (35 x 50 cm).  Courtesy of the artist.

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960‐1985

Released: November 11, 2016

Next September (2017), the Hammer Museum presents Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960‐1985, a groundbreaking exhibition that will constitute the first history of experimental art practices in Latin America by women artists and their influence internationally. Addressing an art historical vacuum, Radical Women will give visibility to the artistic practices of women artists working in Latin America and US‐born Chicanas and Latinas between 1960 and 1985—a key period in Latin American history and in the development of contemporary art. Fifteen countries will be represented in the exhibitio...


Frank Stella relief etching, part of Eldred's Fall Americana and Paintings Auction

Americana, Asian Art Auctions Cap Off Eldred's Stellar Fall Season

Released: November 10, 2016

East Dennis, Mass. – On the heels of the Marine Art Auction that saw three lots of scrimshaw from the Thomas Mittler Collection sell for over $100,000, and the Fine and Decorative Art auction, where a Patek Philippe watch sold for $276,000, Eldred’s will conclude its outstanding fall season with a three-day Americana and Paintings Auction on November 17, 18 and 19, and an Asian Art Auction on December 1.   The 1,200-lot Americana Auction features three single-owner collections: The Howland Scrimshaw Collection, a private Rhode Island Collection of Folk Art and Americana, and the Jack L...


Hank Willis Thomas, Black Righteous Space, 2012.  Multimedia, 01:57, dimensions variable.  Courtesy of Hank Willis Thomas and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50

Released: November 9, 2016

The Oakland Museum of California's (OMCA) new exhibition, All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, opened on October 8 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party's founding in Oakland and continues OMCA’s commitment to examining topics and themes that are socially relevant and meaningful to the community through exhibitions, programs, and partnerships. Organized by an award-winning team led by exhibition curator René de Guzman, All Power to the People explores the Party’s stories of human achievement and struggle to support the needs of the oppressed. The exhi...


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