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Global Perspectives on Surrealism Explored in Groundbreaking Exhibition at The Met

ArtfixDaily / October 12th, 2021

Nearly from its inception, Surrealism has had an international scope, but understanding of the movement has come primarily through a Western European orientation. The major exhibition Surrealism Beyond Borders reconsiders the true “movement” of Surrealism beyond boundaries of geography and ...

Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art From Jordan D. Schnitzer Collection Debuts at Palmer Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / September 23rd, 2021

This fall the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State opens Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. This major exhibition features the cosmopolitan, exuberant and subtly subversive work of 15 artists of Asian ...

Broken Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin Swept Away By Typhoon Is Retrieved For Possible Restoration

Asahi / August 12th, 2021

Pieces of Yayoi Kusama’s popular “Yellow Pumpkin,” long-installed on a pier until it was washed out to sea on by a typhoon on Monday, have been recovered on the coast of Japan. Located in Naoshima, an island town in Kagawa Prefecture, the work has been a tourist magnet since 1994. Over six feet ...

Hung Liu, Chinese-Born American Artist With National Portrait Gallery Show Ahead, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / August 10th, 2021

Artist Hung Liu, born in Changchun, China, in 1948, has died at age 73 in California. (Read more in ARTnews) Kim Sajet, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, issued the following statement on the passing of Hung Liu, just weeks before the museum’s upcoming exhibition “Hung ...

5 Highlights Coming Up at TEFAF Online This September

ArtfixDaily / August 8th, 2021

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), has revealed a special preview of works that will appear at the second iteration of TEFAF Online, running September 9-13, 2021 with an invitation-only preview on September 8, 2021. This “First Look” provides a glimpse into the quality, breadth and depth ...

Reopening August 15, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Is Transformed Following $50 Million Renovation

ArtfixDaily / June 12th, 2021

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) has announced the August 15, 2021 grand re-opening of its renewed and expanded galleries following a six-year, $50 million renovation, led by the Santa Barbara-based firm of Kupiec Architects PC and executed by Santa Maria-based Diani Corporation. Marking ...

Asian Art in London Launches A New Digital Sales Magazine With Prices Listed

ArtfixDaily / June 8th, 2021

Asian Art in London will launch a new digital sales magazine, featuring 52 carefully curated works of Asian art from 26 of Asian Art in London’s dealer participants. Due to be published bi-monthly, this sales platform gives collectors digital access to works of art across the Asian art spectrum ...

The Bold Modernist Print Designs of Saitō Kiyoshi Surveyed In New Exhibition At The Ringling

ArtfixDaily / May 2nd, 2021

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art now presents Saitō Kiyoshi: Graphic Awakening, a new exhibition on view through Aug. 15, 2021, in Sarasota, Florida. Comprised of recent donations of artworks by Saitō from Charles and Robyn Citrin to The Ringling and other collections, Saitō ...

Samsung Founding Family To Donate Massive Art Collection As $10.8 Billion Inheritance Tax Looms

AP / April 28th, 2021

South Korea's Samsung founding family will donate tens of thousands of artworks and gift hundreds of millions of dollars to medical research to help pay an estimated 12 trillion won ($10.8 billion) in taxes related to inheritance, following the death of chairman Lee Kun-Hee last year, according ...

Browse Art and Antique Finds In The Philadelphia Show With Tastemakers Martha Stewart, Michael Diaz-Griffith, Emma Bazilian and Others

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2021

The 2021 Philadelphia Show continues online this week through Friday, April 30, showcasing over 1,000 works of art, antiques, and design from the country's finest dealers. Visitors to the show can return daily to explore new inventory offered by exhibiting dealers. Three new Tastemakers, ...

Discover New Twists On Tradition In The Philadelphia Show With Online Programs and Offerings From 50+ Top Dealers

ArtfixDaily / April 22nd, 2021

Celebrating its 59th edition showcasing America's preeminent dealers of antiques and fine art, The Philadelphia Show has a fresh look and a new approach. A stalwart show known for American art and antiques, the 2021 Philadelphia Show includes international influences with European and Asian ...

Schwenke Auctioneers April 25th Spring Sale Features Paul McCartney’s Gold Record Award

ArtfixDaily / April 20th, 2021

Sale Comprises Estate Jewelry & Watches, Cameras, Folk Art, Americana, Political Ephemera, Fine Art & Outsider Art, Books & Rugs Woodbury, CT – On Sunday, April 25th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its Spring Fine Estates Auction comprising over 600 lots of estate property including ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of April 12, Returning Next Week With A Virtual Look at The Philadelphia Show

ArtfixDaily / April 11th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for the week of April 12 and subscriber e-newsletter service will resume on April 19. Coming up, look for our coverage of The Philadelphia Show (April 23-30) as the 59th edition showcases stellar American fine and decorative arts along with European and Asian works. ...

'This Is a Robbery': Netflix Releases New Docuseries On The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

wbur / April 5th, 2021

"...the Gardner heist story finds people unwittingly rooting for criminals, or art, or perhaps both." - wbur "...it could be that a bombshell is forthcoming." - Daily Beast An unsolved mystery for over 30 years, the brazen art heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum still baffles ...

Hokusai's 'Great Wave' Print Fetches Record $1.6 Million at Christie's; $35 Garage Sale Find Brings Over $700k at Sotheby's

ArtfixDaily / March 17th, 2021

Christie’s Tuesday sale of Japanese Art and Korean Art achieved a total of $9,712,250 with 85% sold by lot and 197% hammer above low estimate. There was global participation with registered bidders from 35 countries and 51% of lots sold to online buyers. The top lots of the sale were a hanging ...

$35 Yard Sale Find Could Bring Up To Half A Million At Auction

Guardian / March 3rd, 2021

A blue-and-white bowl purchased for $35 by an eagle-eyed antiques enthusiast at a yard sale has turned out to be an extremely rare 15th-century Chinese artifact that is expected to sell for up to $500,000 at auction. The unidentified seller discovered the small floral bowl in a New Haven, ...

'The Great Chinese Art Heist' Will Be Directed By Jon M. Chu of 'Crazy Rich Asians' Fame

Deadline / March 1st, 2021

Jon M. Chu will direct The Great Chinese Art Heist, a new film from Warner Bros. based on a 2018 GQ article by Alex W. Palmer, first reported Deadline. The GQ article details the mysterious high-profile thefts of Chinese art and antiques from museums in Europe, including prized works ...

Dive Right Into the V&A's New Digital Platform of 1.2 Million Collection Objects

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The V&A has launched Explore the Collections, a new digital platform that enables everyone from around the world to search, explore and discover over 1.2m objects from the museum’s collections. This new online experience forms a key part of the V&A’s goal to revolutionize access to ...

From Winning Face Masks to Tea Time and a Tokyo Hotel Room, Artist Takashi Murakami Branches Out in Design

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2021

Takashi Murakami's production studio Kaikai Kiki has long collaborated with brands from Louis Vuitton to Uniqlo, and the uber-popular Japanese artist's latest projects span from $70 face masks to a gallery-like hotel room experience for about $4,300. A Grand Hyatt Tokyo hotel room is ...

'Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society' Resumes Museum Tour

ArtfixDaily / February 21st, 2021

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) presents Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society, on view March 6 through May 30, 2021. Initially planned for the Spring of 2020, the exhibition was on view for just three days ...