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Traveling Retrospective Examines the Life and Work of 19th-Century 'Art Sensation' John Leslie Breck

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2022

John Leslie Breck: American Impressionist, an exhibition showcasing more than 70 works by one of the first American artists to introduce Impressionism to the United States, wraps up its tour this summer and is covered in a richly-illustrated exhibition catalogue. The exhibition — the first ever ...

Schwenke Thirteenth Anniversary Auction Features Multiple Estates, Over 700 Unreserved Lots Selling Sunday, May 22nd

ArtfixDaily / May 18th, 2022

On Sunday, May 22nd Schwenke Auctioneers will auction a diverse group of over 700 lots consigned from 49 separate estates and consignors from Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. The auction includes over 100 lots of Asian decorative ...

Art Collector Steve Wynn Sued by US to Register as Foreign Agent

Bloomberg / May 18th, 2022

Former casino CEO Steve Wynn, who is well-known for his blue-chip art purchases, has been sued by the Department of Justice. Wynn is accused of lobbying Donald Trump in 2017 on behalf of the Chinese government in an effort to extradite a dissident residing in the U.S., according to a lawsuit in ...

The Shape of Freedom: International Abstraction After 1945

ArtfixDaily / May 17th, 2022

The role of the artist, of course, has always been that of image-maker. Different times require different images. ... To my mind certain so-called abstraction is not abstraction at all. On the contrary, it is the realism of our time. - Adolph Gottlieb, 1947 The Shape of Freedom: International ...

Pioneering American Abstract Expressionist Perle Fine Featured in London Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 16th, 2022

From May 20 to June, 25, 2022, Gazelli Art House in London will present a retrospective exhibition spanning the career of pioneering artist Perle Fine (1905-1988) – the first retrospective dedicated to the artist in the UK. Represented by the gallery, this will be Fine’s second exhibition with ...

Macklowe Collection Brings Record-Setting Total of $922 Million at Auction

New York Times / May 16th, 2022

The Macklowe Collection realized $246.1 million at Sotheby's on Monday night, part of a $922.2 million total across two auctions — making it the the most valuable collection ever sold at auction. The Macklowe's art beat the Rockefeller Collection as the priciest collection at auction, surpassing ...

'This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World' Examines the State of Contemporary Craft in America Today

ArtfixDaily / May 16th, 2022

“This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World” showcases the dynamic landscape of American craft with 171 artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s extensive holdings of modern and contemporary craft, including 135 recently acquired works made by a broadly representative and ...

$15.2 Million Ernie Barnes Painting Among Record-Setters in Christie's Over Billion-Dollar Auction Week

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2022

Christie’s Spring 2022 Marquee Week held its final evening sales on Thursday, May 12 with three blockbuster auctions: The Collection of Anne H. Bass achieved $363.1 Million, The 20th Century Evening Sale achieved $468.2 Million, and The Raptor sold for $12.4 Million. The night achieved $843.7 ...

'At First Light' Exhibition Surveys Maine as an Essential Site of Inspiration for Artists Across Two Centuries

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2022

This summer, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) in Brunswick, Maine, will present At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine, an expansive exploration of how artists have shaped our understanding—and often, quite literally how we see—Maine’s landscapes, communities, and people. At ...

'The Art of Winold Reiss: An Immigrant Modernist' Brings Together Visionary Works at New-York Historical Society

ArtfixDaily / May 5th, 2022

This summer, the New-York Historical Society presents an exhibition of German American artist Winold Reiss’ work, spanning the fields of painting, drawing, graphic design, interior design, and decorative arts. The Art of Winold Reiss: An Immigrant Modernist, on view July 1 – October 9, 2022, ...

'At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism' Offers a Broad Perspective at The Whitney

ArtfixDaily / May 5th, 2022

Opening this weekend, At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism, an exhibition of over sixty works by more than forty-five artists that highlights the complexity of American art produced between 1900 and 1930, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The ...

Ira Simon Collection Outstrips Expectations in Toomey & Co.'s 'White Glove Sale' to Benefit Art Institute of Chicago

ArtfixDaily / April 28th, 2022

The sale benefitting the Art Institute of Chicago more than doubled highest estimate. Total with premium was nearly $1.9 million, exceeding the cumulative high estimate of $772,450. Known as a “white glove sale,” rare in the auction world, every lot sold. On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Toomey ...

Vast Trove of Andrew Wyeth Artworks—Many Unseen by the Public—Enter Into New Collections Sharing Agreement

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2022

Some 7,000 works by Andrew Wyeth, only 15 percent of which have been previously exhibited, will be made accessible for exhibition, scholarship and loans through a new partnership, notes the New York Times. The Wyeth Foundation for American Art has established a collection-sharing arrangement ...

Bruce Museum to Receive Promised Gift of a Major Collection of European and American Art

ArtfixDaily / April 26th, 2022

The identities of the collectors of this transformative gift of 70 artworks—which includes Edward Hopper’s seminal final painting Two Comedians (1966)—have been guessed at, but not revealed, according to ARTnews. The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn., announced the promised gift of a major ...

First Retrospective of Photographer and Conceptual Artist Rosamond Purcell to Open at Addison Gallery of American Art

ArtfixDaily / April 4th, 2022

“What kind of genius is Rosamond Purcell? Is she an artist? A scholar? A documentarian? A living cabinet of wonders? Her originality defies category…” — Jonathan Safran Foer  Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside, the first retrospective of the artist’s work, which transcends the ...

Sweeping Survey 'Diego Rivera's America' Debuts at SFMOMA This Summer

ArtfixDaily / April 25th, 2022

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present Diego Rivera’s America, the most in-depth examination of the artist’s work in over two decades. Diego Rivera’s America brings together more than 150 of Rivera’s paintings, frescos and drawings—as well as three ...

Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism Opens at The Westmoreland in May

ArtfixDaily / April 5th, 2022

Opening Sunday, May 29 at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, in Greensburg, Penn., the exhibition Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism brings together works of art separated by almost a century to consider how they are bound together by the shared experience of living and working ...

Christie’s Will Auction The Famed Collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann

ArtfixDaily / April 6th, 2022

The Collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann heads to Christie's this May in New York City. Works from the collection will be sold across two live sales at Rockefeller Plaza during the Spring Marquee Week, beginning with a single-owner evening sale on Monday, May 9, 2022. While a total presale ...

'Arthur Wesley Dow: Nearest to the Divine' Exhibition Shown Alongside Georgia O'Keeffe Photographs

ArtfixDaily / April 4th, 2022

Art is the most valued thing in the world…it is the expression of the highest form of human energy, the creative power nearest to the divine. The power is within - the question is how to reach it. – Arthur Wesley Dow To accompany Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, the Addison Gallery of ...

'Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings' Exhibition Expanded at Oberlin College

ArtfixDaily / April 3rd, 2022

German-born American artist Eva Hesse (1936–1970) produced a prodigious body of work that collapsed disciplinary boundaries and forged innovative approaches to materials, forms, and processes. A traveling exhibition illustrates the important role that drawing played throughout Hesse’s career, ...