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Ahead of Major Retrospectives, Take a Look at Sean Scully's Latest Monumental Sculptures in Germany

ArtfixDaily / July 6th, 2020

The Waldfrieden Sculpture Park in Wuppertal, Germany, is presenting an exhibition, INSIDEOUTSIDE, by the Irish artist Sean Scully, on view through January 3, 2021, shown across 30 acres of leafy forestland and inside an exhibition space. Scully is world-renowned for his abstract paintings with ...

Global Consortium of Museums Plan 48-Hour Stream of Artist Arthur Jafa’s Renowned “Love is the Message"

ArtfixDaily / June 25th, 2020

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in consultation with the artist Arthur Jafa, have joined together to stream Jafa’s artwork “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” (2016) continuously for 48 hours on Hirshhorn.si.edu and AmericanArt.si.edu ...

The UN Foundation and ARTECHOUSE Launch App For You to 'Voice Our Future' in Artistic Extended Reality Experiences

ArtfixDaily / June 24th, 2020

The United Nations Foundation and ARTECHOUSE, a leader in technology driven art innovation, have joined forces for the United Nations (UN) 75​th​ anniversary and are inviting people to ​Voice Our Future ​through an unprecedented, extended reality experience premiering on June 26th for UN Charter ...

Reopening of SF's de Young Museum Accelerated to Early July With West Coast Premiere of Frida Kahlo Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / June 23rd, 2020

"Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly" – Frida Kahlo San Francisco will allow museums to reopen earlier than expected, pending state approval, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. Instead of the anticipated August reopening, the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park will ...

New York City Scenes Form Major Gift of 130 Artworks to New-York Historical Society

ArtfixDaily / June 22nd, 2020

The New-York Historical Society has announced an extraordinary promised gift from philanthropists and art collectors Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld. The couple’s “Scenes of New York City” collection comprises 130 artworks dating from the mid-19th through the 21st-centuries, including works by Isabel ...

Ahead of Her Next Museum Exhibition, Kara Walker's ‘Fons Americanus’ Archive Shown in Online Art Basel

ArtfixDaily / June 18th, 2020

To demand exactitude in the pursuit of a historical truth is to go where no mind can venture and return whole. The load is too large to carry, the losses too many and too varied. Truth will drain from your hands like so much water. Instead, you will find yourself drawing on tales from the past – ...

Marking Its 150th Anniversary in 2020, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Focuses on Collecting Works by Living Artists During Covid-19 Closure

ArtfixDaily / June 16th, 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), announced in May the launch of a series of new initiatives in support of contemporary artists in Boston and nationwide. The museum has committed to making new acquisitions as well as establishing a program that grants lifetime memberships for all living ...

Fugitive Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick Arrested on Pacific Island

New York Times / June 13th, 2020

Art dealer Inigo Philbrick was arrested on the Pacific island of Vanuatu on Thursday by U.S. law enforcement. The 33-year-old, who is behind an alleged $20 million fraud scheme, was transported to Guam where he will appear in federal court on June 15, according to a statement from the U.S. ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of June 7, Returning Next Week

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2020

“It’s the portrayal of a saying by Diego Rivera. An open hand with its fingers spread is very weak, but a closed fist where all the fingers are together is very strong,” said artist Elizabeth Catlett, noting that her inspiration to sculpt a monumental fist came in part from US athletes Tommie ...

Experience Nature with British Artist-Explorer Tony Foster Through Video Tours of His Journeys

ArtfixDaily / June 3rd, 2020

Take an inspiring virtual trip with guided tours of The Foster, the Palo Alto, California, collection comprising the extraordinarily-detailed watercolor work of artist-explorer Tony Foster. In each tour, the artist himself guides viewers through The Foster galleries as he explains his art-making ...

'Reflections on Unity' Sculpture at Asheville Art Museum Offers Hope After Damage

ArtfixDaily / June 3rd, 2020

'Let us all hope that we can come together' - artist Henry Richardson  The Asheville Art Museum was hit with graffiti on June 1 after a weekend of peaceful protests morphed into a destructive night in the western North Carolina city of Asheville. A hub for 20th- and 21st-century American ...

Seeking Rainbows and More: Damien Hirst Offers a Free Download While the V&A Calls For Homemade Signs from Pandemic Times

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2020

In April, British artist Damien Hirst released his own version of a rainbow image that children across the U.K. have employed to show support for the NHS during the coronavirus crisis. His work, Butterfly Rainbow, can be downloaded from his website for anyone to display in their window as an ...

Illustrator's Tribute to George Floyd Touches Millions

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2020

Illustrator Shirien Damra posted a memorial image dedicated to George Floyd on Instagram last week shortly after his killing by police in Minneapolis. Her "Justice for George" received over three million likes not long after she posted it, and was widely shared.      A daughter ...

Take a Video Curator's Tour of 'State of the Art' at Crystal Bridges and The Momentary

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2020

In February, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and its new satellite the Momentary debuted the contemporary art exhibition State of the Art 2020. In a video virtual tour, Crystal Bridges Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, Alejo Benedetti takes viewers into the galleries for an ...

Christo, Part of Artist Duo Behind Grand-Scaled Wrappings, Remembered

New York Times / May 31st, 2020

Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, known as Christo, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at his home in New York City. He was 84 years old. Statement from Christo's office: "Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but ...

Rashid Johnson: 'The role of art right now is to not avert its eyes'

CNN / May 30th, 2020

Temporarily working out of a Long Island basement, New York City-based artist Rashid Johnson has focused his art practice on self-exploration with the new series "Untitled Anxious Red Drawings," shown in a sold-out online exhibition with Hauser & Wirth.  This series, he writes for CNN, ...

SpaceX Rocket Launches NASA Astronauts Into Orbit With Some 'Indestructible' Artwork

ArtfixDaily / May 30th, 2020

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully launched into orbit with two NASA astronauts on board on Saturday. A first launch attempt on Wednesday was postponed due to weather conditions. Aboard the capsule named Endeavor—the first NASA crew mission in nearly nine years⁠—was specially-created ...

From Paul Revere to Jacob Lawrence, Artist Soldiers Are Recognized in Georgia Museum of Art's Online Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2020

Every summer, the Georgia Museum of Art participates in Blue Star Museums, a program organized by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that offers free admission and special discounts to military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a ...

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Is First Major US Art Institution to Reopen

ArtfixDaily / May 24th, 2020

Over the weekend, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, was among the first major art museums in the U.S. to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. New protocols for visitors are in place, from the required wearing of masks and temperature testing, to timed tickets for entry and social distancing of ...

U.S. Art Galleries Project 73% Loss in Q2 Revenue Due to COVID-19 Developments

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2020

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) reports that art galleries across the U.S. project an overall gross revenue loss of 73% in the second quarter of 2020 and have already seen an overall 31% loss in revenue for quarter one, as a result of developments from COVID-19. While 85% of ...