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Designer Duro Olowu Selects Objects That Amplify Pattern for Exhibition at Cooper Hewitt

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2022

Nigerian British designer Duro Olowu has guest curated the 20th installment in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s “Selects” exhibition series, which invites designers, writers and cultural figures to explore and interpret objects in the museum’s permanent collection. On view in New York ...

Leading Asian Artists Create New Works Within Hancock Shaker Village

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2022

In its first major exhibition on contemporary Asian art, A Spirit of Gift, A Place of Sharing is now on view at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass., through November 14, 2022. This immersive, site-specific exhibition features three acclaimed Asian artists: Yusuke Asai of Japan, ...

London's Regency-Era Soane Museum to Offer Portals into Other Realms With Summer Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2022

Space Popular: The Portal Galleries will present new work and research by the multidisciplinary design practice Space Popular, led by Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg, at Sir John Soane’s house museum in London this summer. Designed by renowned architect Sir John Soane and filled with his ...

View Highlights of Norway's Massive, New National Museum Debuting June 11

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2022

Norway's long-awaited National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design opens in Oslo on June 11. Designed by Klaus Schuwerk, who partnered with Kleihues + Kleihues of Germany and Dyrvik Arkitekter of Norway, the new 587,000-square-foot building merges the collections of four institutions with some ...

Palm Beach Art Dealer Faces Charges Over Sales of Alleged Fake Basquiat, Warhol Works

Palm Beach Daily News / May 28th, 2022

A Palm Beach art dealer is facing charges after the FBI raided his galleries on Worth Avenue last December in pursuit of allegedly fake artworks sold as originals by blue-chip artists. The case now involves an alleged scheme of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering related to art sales. ...

In New Film–The Story Won't Die–Syrian Artists Respond to the Chaos of War

ArtfixDaily / May 26th, 2022

"Art can talk about politics, but politics can't talk about art..." In light of the Ukraine crisis, this new documentary follows Syrian artists who use their work to digest and protest their people's displacement. THE STORY WON’T DIE, from Award-winning filmmaker David Henry Gerson, is an ...

Photographer Ed Burtynsky Turns Climate Change Devastation into a Walkthrough Experience

ArtfixDaily / May 25th, 2022

This ticketed multimedia event is Burtynsky’s most ambitious project to date and debuts in Toronto this June, then travels Internationally renowned Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky has announced his most ambitious project to date. This ticketed, multidimensional indoor walkthrough experience ...

Knox Martin, a Celebrated Painter with a Seven Decade Career, Dies at Age 99

ArtfixDaily / May 24th, 2022

Art dealer Hollis Taggart announced that celebrated artist Knox Martin died on May 15, at the age of 99. Martin’s career spanned nearly seven decades and he continued to create new abstract paintings into 2022. Some of his most recent works were included in the 2022 solo exhibition, Knox Martin: ...

'Women's Work' Exhibition at Lyndhurst Takes on Craft and Tradition Themes

ArtfixDaily / May 24th, 2022

A groundbreaking new exhibition of historic and contemporary works by women artists fills the Gothic Revival Lyndhurst Mansion and gallery in Tarrytown, New York, this summer. Women’s Work includes more than 125 works of art in a variety of media by American women from diverse backgrounds ...

Art Fraudster Inigo Philbrick Gets 7 Year Sentence for $86 Million Scam

Daily Beast / May 23rd, 2022

For bilking partners out of millions of dollars in art deals, Inigo Philbrick, 34, will spend 84 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release. A judge in New York on Monday handed down the sentence for his elaborate scheme: seven years in prison plus $86 million and restitution ...

The Aldrich Revisits Its Landmark Feminist Art Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 23rd, 2022

52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone celebrates the fifty-first anniversary of the historic exhibition Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists, curated by Lucy R. Lippard and presented at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn., in 1971. Opening on June 6, 2022, 52 ...

Following the Morozov Collection Blockbuster, Fondation Louis Vuitton Debuts 2 New Major Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2022

Following the resounding success of the Morozov Collection exhibition (recently returned to Russia after 1.25 million visitors saw the show in Paris), the Fondation Louis Vuitton inaugurates two new exhibitions, “Simon Hantaï (1922-2008) – the Centenary Exhibition,” and “Fugues In Color”, on view ...

Simmons Collection of Postwar American Prints Spotlighted at Saint Louis Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2022

The Saint Louis Art Museum next month will open “Catching the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons Collection,” an exhibition celebrating the 2020 acquisition of more than 800 works of art that has elevated the museum’s holdings of postwar American prints. ...

Evan Spiegel, Miranda Kerr Surprise Art School Graduates with Student Loan Pay Off

ArtfixDaily / May 18th, 2022

Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles received a significant donation from model and KORA Organics CEO Miranda Kerr and Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel through the couple's Spiegel Family Fund. The donation will allow for the repayment of the outstanding student debt of students in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Coral Gables Museum Presents Ukrainian Exhibition Dedicated to Kyiv’s Art Revival

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2022

The Coral Gables Museum will be the first stop of a traveling exhibition titled Painting in Excess: Kyiv's Art Revival, 1985 - 1993, a series of Ukrainian avant-garde works revealing freedom during the transitional time when Ukraine came out from under the rule of the former Soviet ...

$246 Million Expansion of Art Gallery of New South Wales Bolsters Cultural Development of Sydney Harbor

ArtfixDaily / April 28th, 2022

Art Gallery of New South Wales is the city’s largest cultural development since the Sydney Opera House The transformation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales—the Sydney Modern Project—will open to the public on December 3, 2022, following a AU$344 million ($246 million) expansion. Located ...