ARTFIXdaily is Closed Nov. 21 to 23 - Happy Thanksgiving!

  • November 19, 2018 17:18
Part of the artist-led initiative, non-partisan organization called For Freedoms, is this reinterpretation of Norman Rockwell's iconic illustration "Freedom from Want."

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday this week. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume on Monday, November 26. Thank you to our readers and contributors for keeping eyes on the art world, where we discover new perspectives, find beauty, and delight in ingenuity. Happy ...

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David Hockney Painting Snags $90.3 Million in New York; Bidder Wants to Whitewash Banksy He Bought in LA

  • New York Times
  • November 15, 2018 23:03
"Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" (1972) by David Hockney

David Hockney's sensual pool painting with two male figures became the most expensive work by a living artist to be sold at auction. An unidentified phone bidder won the artwork after a drawn-out bidding war on Thursday night at Christie's in New York. From 1972, the British artist's “Portrait ...

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Russian Art Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev Detained in Monaco

  • Le Monde
  • November 08, 2018 13:39
Detail of Salvator Mundi by da Vinci.

Update 11/9/18: Unspecified charges have been filed, via Bloomberg. Dmitry Rybolovlev, the Russian billionaire art collector who sold Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi for a record-setting price, and recently sued Sotheby's for $380 million, was detained and then released by police in Monaco ...

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Arts Initiative Across Maine Brings Forward Artists' Perspectives on Migration

  • Press Herald
  • November 01, 2018 19:09
Romare Bearden, Cotton, 1964.  Gelatin silver print (photostat) on fiberboard (Ed.  1/6), 39 x 49 in.  (99.1 x 124.5 cm).  Colby College Museum of Art.  The Lunder Collection, 2017.003.  © 2018 Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

“…and when she went out it seemed to her that she too had migrated, that everyone migrates, even if we stay in the same houses our whole lives, because we can’t help it. We are all migrants through time.” —Mohsin Hamid Through November 4, 2018, Seeing Otherwise is on view at Colby College ...

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Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms Are Remade by Artists to Reflect America Today

  • TIME
  • October 28, 2018 22:43
Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur—For Freedoms

Some 75 years after Norman Rockwell created his iconic Four Freedoms images in response to Franklin Roosevelt's State of the Union address during World War II, two contemporary artists have re-interpretered the scenes for today's America. Rockwell's paintings gave the public visuals for Freedom ...

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AI Artwork Smashes Estimate to Fetch $432,500 at Auction

  • Christie's
  • October 25, 2018 16:09
Portrait of Edmond Belamy, 2018, created by GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), sold by Christie’s for $432,500.  Image © Obvious

AI artwork sells for $432,500 — nearly 45 times its high estimate — as Christie’s becomes the first auction house to offer a work of art created by an algorithm Artificial intelligence, as used by Paris-based collective Obvious, made six figures at auction on Thursday. In the Prints & ...

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Easter Islanders Ask British Museum for Return of Moai Statue

  • Guardian
  • October 24, 2018 16:44
Ahu Akivi, one of the few inland ahu, with the only moai facing the ocean.

From the Guardian: Easter Island’s indigenous people have asked Chile’s government to help them recover a unique Moai statue removed 150 years ago and now kept in the British Museum in London. The seven-foot-tall (2.4-metre) Hoa Hakananai’a sculpture was removed from the island by Richard ...

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Exhibition of New York Scenes Opens at Minnesota Marine Art Museum

  • Star Tribune
  • October 17, 2018 13:21
 Joseph Stella's 1922 painting "Study of the Brooklyn Bridge"

Fifteen artworks spanning from the Dutch colony days to the present depict New York waters in an exhibition at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located two hours south of the Twin Cities in Winona, Minn. This is New York features art work from the last 150 years depicting aspects of this iconic ...

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Seattle Art Museum Names New American Art Curator

  • Seattle Times
  • October 16, 2018 16:24
Theresa Papanikolas, Seattle Art Museum’s new curator of American art.

Theresa Papanikolas is the new Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum. She is coming from the position of deputy director and curator of American and European art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Papanikolas recently organized “Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i,” ...

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Paul Allen, Microsoft Cofounder and Art Collector, Remembered

  • ARTnews
  • October 15, 2018 23:00
Milton Avery, Dancing Trees , 1960.  Oil on canvas, 52 x 66 in.  Paul G.  Allen Family Collection © 2015 Mi l ton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Paul Allen, the multibillionaire technology entrepreneur and art collector, died on Monday at age 65. The cause was complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to his family. With his vast fortune built from cofounding Microsoft and investments, Allen was known for his philanthropy and ...

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Brexit Could Help the Case for Parthenon Sculptures to be Returned to Greece

  • Guardian
  • October 14, 2018 02:45
View of the Korai in the Acropolis Museum, with space for the one at the British Museum.

The Parthenon, crown jewel from the cradle of Western civilization, needs its missing marbles. This political era seems like a fitting time for Athens, the birthplace of democracy, to have her most iconic cultural artifacts restored to their rightful place. The Acropolis Museum in Athens is ...

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ARTFIXdaily Closed the Week of October 8

  • October 04, 2018 11:47
The Acropolis of Athens as seen from Mount Lycabettus.

ARTFIXdaily will be closed during the week of October 8. During the closure, readers may continue to browse the ArtWire for the latest news from the art world. Subscriber e-newsletter will resume on October 15. Αντίο!

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Russian Billionaire Rybolovlev Hits Sotheby's With $380 Million Lawsuit

  • Bloomberg
  • October 03, 2018 11:46
Amedeo Modigliani’s Nu Couché au Coussin Bleu (1917), for which Rybolovlev paid over $120 million including commission fees.  Bouvier had gotten the work for him at $95 million.

Bloomberg's Katya Kazakina reports: The epic international legal drama that has pitted a Russian billionaire against a Swiss art entrepreneur [Yves Bouvier] took a new turn on Tuesday with Dmitry Rybolovlev slapping Sotheby’s auction house with a $380 million lawsuit in New York. Rybolovlev ...

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Berkshire Museum to Sell More Art, And Search for New Director

  • October 01, 2018 22:52
The Last Arrow by Thomas Moran

The embattled Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts has announced that more artworks will be sold from its collections. Legal battles erupted over the museum's 2017 decision to sell artworks in order to bolster its endowment. So far, about $45 million has been raised by the Berkshire's art sales, ...

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Record Setting $65 Million Chinese Painting Tops Strong Sale in Hong Kong

  • CNN
  • October 01, 2018 15:43
Juin-Octobre 1985" by Zao Wou-ki.

CNN: A painting by the Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki sold for a record 510 million Hong Kong dollars ($65 million) Sunday, leading one of Asia's largest ever art auctions. The artist's abstract work "Juin-Octobre 1985" is now the most expensive painting ever to go under the hammer in Hong ...

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Women Artists of the Hudson River School Featured in Exhibition at Worcester Art Museum

  • Telegram
  • September 26, 2018 12:35
Albert Bierstadt, Autumn Woods, 1886.

In 2010, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, with art dealer Jennifer C. Krieger of Hawthorne Fine Art, organized “Remember the Ladies: Women Artists of the Hudson River School”, the first known exhibition ever to focus solely on women artists associated with the 19th century landscape painting ...

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Artist Marina Abramovic Hit With a Painting in Italy Attack

  • Daily Beast
  • September 24, 2018 12:02

Performance artist Marina Abramovic was attacked at Italy's Palazzo Strozzi by a man wielding a framed painting. The artist was reportedly uninjured in the incident in which the man allegedly smashed his own artwork over her head in the Florence museum. Police are investigating. Abramovic told ...

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Japanese Billionaire Art Collector Will Invite Artists With Him to the Moon on Elon Musk's Rocket

  • New York Times
  • September 18, 2018 12:02
Screenshot of Yusaku Maezawa’s “Dear Moon” website.

In a press conference on Monday, the identity of the first lunar tourist was unveiled as Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. Known in the U.S. as the art collector who bought Jean-Michel Basquiat's record-breaking $110.5 million painting in 2017, Maezawa is planning to make his space ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Art Auction Raises $11 Million for Environmental Causes

  • Sonoma Magazine
  • September 16, 2018 23:23
Leonardo DiCaprio in 2014

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio's annual art benefit auction was held Sept. 15 in Sonoma County, Calif. with a roster of A-list celebrities attending. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) in partnership with Jackson Family Wines, sold 17 lots of experiences, collectibles and artworks by artists Ai ...

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Master of Color and Composition, Abstract Artist Sean Scully Spotlighted in Major Exhibitions

  • September 11, 2018 17:54
Sean Scully’s acclaimed Landline series makes its U.S.  debut at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden this fall.  Sean Scully, Landline Bend Triptych, 2017.  Oil on aluminum.  Three panels, each 85 × 75 in.  (215.9 × 190.5 cm).  Private collection.

‘I have spent my life making the melancholic into something irresistible. Because the world has changed around me and become more regretful, my paintings have become more true.’- Sean Scully Irish-born artist Sean Scully (b. 1945) is in the limelight this year with 15 international exhibitions, ...

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