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Major Survey of Sean Scully Is Expanded for Philadelphia Museum of Art Exhibition This Spring

ArtfixDaily / January 17th, 2022

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a major survey of Irish-born American artist Sean Scully, featuring paintings and works on paper from the early 1970s to the present. Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas will chart the artist’s significant contributions to the American and ...

New Museum to Show the First Full Retrospective in New York of Faith Ringgold This February

ArtfixDaily / January 6th, 2022

From February 17 to June 5, 2022, the New Museum will present the first full retrospective in New York of the art of Faith Ringgold (b. 1930, New York, NY). Bringing together over sixty years of work, “Faith Ringgold: American People” provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of ...

Kehinde Wiley Brings a 'New Kind of Sublime' to the National Gallery London

ArtfixDaily / December 30th, 2021

This winter, in his first collaboration with a major UK gallery, American artist Kehinde Wiley explores the artistic conventions and canons of the Western landscape tradition – mountainous, coastal, sublime, Romantic and transcendental – through the mediums of film and ...

'Nature × Humanity: Oxman Architects' at SFMOMA Examines a Former MIT Professor's Pioneering Art and Sustainable Designs

ArtfixDaily / December 27th, 2021

What does it mean to build, house, inform and inspire sustainable ways of living in the 21st century? American Israeli architect and founder of the New York-based practice, OXMAN, Neri Oxman questions the materials, tools and methods of architecture as we know it today. In the exclusive ...

Wayne Thiebaud, Iconic California Painter, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / December 27th, 2021

I think art is probably our saving grace. It can almost ignore our animal premise and spirits. It’s worth investing in as many deeply involved people as we can muster because I think that’s where our hopes lie: in giving us a life of pleasure, challenge, comfort, joyousness—all of the things that ...

Pantone Conjured Up A Fresh Color of the Year for 2022 to Signal 'Newness'

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2021

The Pantone 2022 "Color of the Year"—Very Peri—is meant to reflect transformation as humanity adapts during the COVID-19 pandemic with new ideas and technology. Very Peri is described as a "dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone" that is a mix of the "faithfulness and ...

Artist Takashi Murakami Is Dropping an Army of NFT Avatars

ArtfixDaily / December 7th, 2021

Following Miami's frenzied week of art sales and a parallel race to capitalize on the NFT craze, Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami teased more of his own NFT avatars, to be revealed this week for public sale on RTFKT. He hinted on Instagram, then followed with image preview posts ...

Broad Range of Contemporary & Antique Items In Schwenke Auctioneers December 12th Holiday Fine Estates Auction

ArtfixDaily / December 6th, 2021

Woodbury, CT – On Sunday, December 12th Schwenke Auctioneers offers over 485 lots of estate fine and decorative arts sourced from multiple estates and collections in the tri-state area. The 11:00 am online sale will be broadcast live on Invaluable and Live Auctioneers. Absentee and phone bidding ...

'Chihuly in the Desert' Brings Large-Scale Glass Works by the Iconic Artist to Frank Lloyd Wright's Famed Taliesin West

ArtfixDaily / December 6th, 2021

A new exhibition of monumental works by Dale Chihuly is now on view at one of Arizona’s most iconic landmarks and the state’s only cultural UNESCO World Heritage site, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed home and studio, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale. A historic partnership between the revered artist and ...

'Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy' to Explore Extraordinary Fashion Displayed in European Art Galleries at San Francisco's Legion of Honor

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2021

Through exquisite craftsmanship, lavish embroidery, and unconventional dressmaking techniques, designer Guo Pei creates a couture fantasy that fuses the influences of China’s imperial past with export art, the grandeur of European court life, architecture, and the botanical world. The Fine Arts ...

Monet Brings $24 Million at Beijing Sale, Topping Record for Western Artwork in China; Records Fall in Christie's $192 Million Hong Kong Sales

The Art Newspaper / December 2nd, 2021

At China Guardian’s evening sales in Beijing on Sunday, Claude Monet’s Bassin aux nympheas, les rosiers sold for RMB154.1m (around $24.1m, with fees) at the first-ever Impressionist and Modern art sale of the leading Chinese auction house.  The 1913 oil of Monet's beloved Giverny ...

$125 Million Gift to Met Museum Kick-Starts Modern Art Wing Transformation

ArtfixDaily / November 30th, 2021

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a lead donation of $125 million, the largest capital gift in the museum's history, to overhaul its modern and contemporary art wing. Donors Oscar L. Tang, a Met trustee, and his wife, Agnes Hsu‐Tang, an art historian and archaeologist, will ...

From Beeple at The Bass to Minting Your Own NFT at Art Basel, Digital Art Descends on Miami Art Week

Miami Herald / November 29th, 2021

Thanksgiving table talk about NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) is over, and the (art) game is on now in South Florida, from a day-long summit to museum talks and special offerings at multiple venues plus the suite of contemporary art fairs during Miami Art Week, through Dec. 5. A sampling of this ...

Qatar Museums to Transform Nation into Outdoor Art Museum With Over 40 Newly-Installed Public Works By Artists From Louise Bourgeois to Bruce Nauman

ArtfixDaily / November 17th, 2021

Qatar Museums (QM) has announced plans to transform the nation’s landscape into a vast outdoor art museum experience in celebration of Qatar’s hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022 Games. Beginning now and continuing until the opening of the World Cup in November 2022, Qatar Museums will install more ...

Crypto Mogul Snaps Up $78 Million Giacometti, Records Fall in Sotheby's $676 Million Sale of Macklowe Collection

ArtfixDaily / November 16th, 2021

The first of two sales featuring the art collection of divorced New York billionaires Harry and Linda Macklowe brought a staggering $676.1 million at Sotheby's this week.  On Monday in New York, 35 works were offered with auction house guarantees, and 21 lots had irrevocable bids. Each lot ...

'The Candy Store: Funk, Nut, and Other Art with a Kick' Exhibition Spotlights A California Aesthetic

ArtfixDaily / November 11th, 2021

Coming this winter, the Crocker Art Museum will present The Candy Store: Funk, Nut, and Other Art with a Kick. Held on what would be the 60th anniversary of the gallery’s founding, this is the largest exhibition on the Candy Store Gallery to date with more than 100 multimedia works. The Candy ...

'Borderlands' Opens Major American Art Reinstallation at The Huntington

ArtfixDaily / November 14th, 2021

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is set to open “Borderlands,” a new permanent collections installation that explores a more expansive and contextualized view of American art history. Envisioning American art through the theme of borderlands, the exhibition will debut ...

'On Contested Terrain' Surveys Celebrated Photography of An-My Lê

ArtfixDaily / November 10th, 2021

After debuting at Carnegie Museum of Art, a new exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum presents the first comprehensive survey of the work of celebrated photographer An-My Lê (American, born Vietnam, 1960). Opening December 3, 2021, in the museum’s Baker/Rowland ...

Artist Lauren Fensterstock Will Transform Chrysler Museum Gallery Into a Dark and Glittering Cosmos

ArtfixDaily / November 8th, 2021

Lauren Fensterstock’s The Totality of Time Lusters the Dusk, on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art Jan. 15–June 19, 2022, invites visitors to come face to face with a dark and ominous cosmic landscape. A black comet—encrusted with a dazzling mosaic of glass, crystals, and stones including onyx ...

The Art Show Concludes Successful Edition With New Fall Dates; ADAA Appoints New President and Board Members

ArtfixDaily / November 8th, 2021

Inaugurating a new moment on the art fair calendar, The Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) to benefit Henry Street Settlement, closed its 2021 edition yesterday with an enthusiastic response from ADAA members, collectors, museum leaders, and visitors, who ...