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Tearful Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait Could Topple Multiple Records

Guardian / September 22nd, 2021

A self-portrait by Frida Kahlo is estimated to fetch $30 million at auction in November. Slated for Sotheby's Modern Evening sale, the painting Diego y yo ("Diego and I") is expected to reach far above the artist's auction record of $8 million, set in 2016, the auction house said in a ...

'Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South' Goes On View at The Morgan

ArtfixDaily / September 22nd, 2021

The Morgan Library & Museum presents Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South, opening September 24, 2021, and running through January 16, 2022. This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s 2018 acquisition of eleven drawings from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an ...

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opens to the Public Next Week

ArtfixDaily / September 22nd, 2021

An experience of the arts, sciences, artists, and social impact of moviemaking, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open its doors to the public on Thursday, September 30, 2021, following a dedication ceremony. Located in Los Angeles, the world capital of moviemaking, the new museum is the ...

Move Over Van Gogh, Here Comes a Frida Kahlo Immersive Experience

ArtfixDaily / September 21st, 2021

Vincent van Gogh immersive experiences have lately drawn millions of visitors worldwide to massive light-filled digital art projections. Recent van Gogh experiences (about 40 across the U.S. that are produced by competing companies) have lit up New York, San Francisco and beyond.  “We just ...

$40M Basquiat, 2500-Loaf 'Bread House' Among Highlights at Art Basel

Hypebeast / September 21st, 2021

An approximately 7 feet tall and 11 feet wide cross-bar diptych painted by Jean-Michel Basquiat in 1983 is a headliner at Art Basel in Switzerland this week. Reportedly priced around $40M (USD), Hardware Store is offered at the fair by New York’s Van de Weghe gallery on behalf of an anonymous ...

'Ruminations on Memory' With Works by Robert Rauschenberg, Judy Chicago and Others to Open at Asheville Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / September 20th, 2021

Ruminations on Memory contends with the act of remembrance and reflection, featuring a rare presentation of all nine prints from Robert Rauschenberg’s Ruminations portfolio, Judy Chicago’s Retrospective in a Box portfolio, and selections from the museum’s collection. Organized by the Asheville ...

Historical Objects Combine With Artists' Contemporary Responses In 'The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming' Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / September 20th, 2021

This fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a new exhibition about the tragic events and lasting legacy of the 1692 witch trials. The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming dives into the circumstances that fueled the crisis while recognizing the individuals who rose to ...

Fondation Beyeler Exhibition Explores Shifts in Portraiture With Works by These 9 Women Artists

ArtfixDaily / September 20th, 2021

“CLOSE-UP” brings together nine women artists whose work shares a focus on the depiction of the human figure in the form of portraits and self-portraits, and who occupy prominent positions within the history of modern art from 1870 to the present day. The exhibition, on view now through January 2 ...

'Frankenstein' First Edition Lands Over $1M; Constitution Could Bring Record $15M at Upcoming Auction

ARTnews / September 19th, 2021

A first edition copy of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" brought $1.17 million at a Christie's auction in New York. Estimated to fetch between $200,000-300,000, the classic soared to a record price for a published work by a woman. The copy was one of 500 that Shelley published anonymously in ...

Six Decades and 1000 Workers Later, It's Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s 'L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped'

ArtfixDaily / September 19th, 2021

Six decades in the making, the late Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, Paris, 1961-2021, was unveiled over the weekend. In accordance with Christo’s wishes, the artwork was completed by his team in partnership with the Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN) and with the support ...

Exhibition of American Drawings at the Chazen Museum of Art Reflects Broader Image of Nation

ArtfixDaily / September 19th, 2021

A survey of American drawings from the 18th century to the early 20th century introduces audiences to a range of artists, from anonymous to well-known practitioners, who excelled in a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Organized by the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of ...

Dallas Museum of Art Presents 'Point, Line, Plane' Honoring Gift of Works on Paper

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2021

Opening September 26 at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), a new exhibition honors a remarkable gift from the estate of distinguished scholar William B. Jordan and his husband, Robert Dean Brownlee. Celebrating the establishment of the Museum’s Works on Paper Department, Point, Line, Plane: The ...

Barbara Kruger Traveling Exhibition Kicks Off at Art Institute of Chicago

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2021

The Art Institute of Chicago will debut Thinking of Y̶o̶u̶. I Mean M̶e̶. I Mean You., a major solo exhibition devoted to the work of renowned artist Barbara Kruger. On view at the Art Institute of Chicago from September 19, 2021 through January 24, 2022, the exhibition will encompass four ...

ARTFIXdaily Returns Sept. 20; A Look Ahead: Artists of Hawai‘i Tackle Urgent Global Issues In New Exhibition at Honolulu Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / September 13th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily e-newsletter service will resume on September 20. Coming soon: Artists of Hawai‘i tackle issues such as land use, sustainability and the environment This fall the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) offers a visually dynamic exploration of the most urgent global issues of our ...

The Huntington Commissions Kehinde Wiley to Paint a New Work Inspired by 'The Blue Boy'

ArtfixDaily / September 9th, 2021

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, has commissioned the renowned artist Kehinde Wiley to create a new work inspired by Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy (ca. 1770). Wiley’s A Portrait of a Young Gentleman (also the original ...

Useful and Beautiful: Silvercraft by William Waldo Dodge

ArtfixDaily / September 9th, 2021

Useful and Beautiful: Silvercraft by William Waldo Dodge features a selection of functional silver works by Dodge drawn from the Asheville Art Museum’s Collection. Organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Whitney Richardson, associate curator, this exhibition will be on view from ...

Experiential Art Venture Superblue Launches in London with A.A. Murakami

ArtfixDaily / September 9th, 2021

Engaging sight, smell, sound and touch, the Tokyo/London-based artist duo A.A. Murakami, the artists behind Studio Swine, debuts a dynamic new multi-sensory experience next month in London. Specifically created for Burlington Gardens, Silent Fall builds on A.A. Murakami's practice of ...

'Traitor, Survivor, Icon': Denver Art Museum to Present First Comprehensive Exhibition Exploring the Life and Legacy of Malinche, the Iconic Indigenous Young Woman at the Heart of the Spanish and Aztec War

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2021

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is planning Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche, an exhibition opening Feb. 6, 2022, that examines the historical and cultural legacy of La Malinche. Both reviled as a traitor and hailed as the mother of Mexico, Malinche is an enigmatic figure ...

Explore 'L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped' in Paris, other Christo and Jeanne-Claude Works, with New App

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2021

Prior to and during L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, a temporary artwork for Paris, a free photographic exhibition will be on view on the Banks of the Seine, between the Pont-Neuf and Pont-au-Change (near Châtelet). Organized by the City of Paris with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, “Christo ...

Frist Art Museum Organizes First Major Exhibition in the U.S. Devoted to Medieval Art in Bologna

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2021

In Nashville, the Frist Art Museum presents Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City, the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on medieval art made in the prosperous northern Italian city of Bologna. Conceived and organized by Frist Art Museum senior curator Trinita ...