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Art Dealer Sues Marlborough Gallery For $10.8 Million Over Alleged 'Scheme'

ARTnews / September 16th, 2020

Art dealer Max Levai is seeking at least $10.8 million in damages from his former employer. Levai sued Marlborough Gallery and two of its board members, Stanley N. Bergman and Franz Plutschow, in a suit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Tuesday. Levai accuses them of a ...

MFA Boston Will Reopen September 26 with Art of the Americas Galleries, "Women Take the Floor," "Black Histories, Black Futures," Plus a Trio of Blockbusters Later This Fall

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will reopen on Saturday, September 26, welcoming the community back for one-of-a-kind encounters with works of art. First to reopen will be 31 galleries of the Art of the Americas Wing, featuring the work of North, Central and South American and Caribbean ...

Feast Your Eyes On Monet's Birthday Cake

ArtfixDaily / September 12th, 2020

Looking for layers and layers of sugary comfort right now? For art's sake, we tried making Claude Monet's favorite birthday cake, Le Gâteau Vert. This lemony pistachio layer cake is wrapped in vibrant green fondant icing colored with spinach (don't tell the kids), and was featured as the ...

'The Blue Boy' Is Back — Take a Look at Gainsborough's Newly Restored Masterpiece

ArtfixDaily / September 10th, 2020

One of the most famous works at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), has been reinstalled in the Thornton Portrait Gallery and will be on view for visitors when the Huntington Art Gallery is allowed to ...

Discover Works By Women Artists, Plus Fantastic Frames and Much More With London Art Week's Digital Platform In October

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2020

During October 2020 London Art Week’s new Digital platform at www.londonartweek.co.uk will present ‘Art History in Focus’, a series of themed erudite and enlightening discourses online and exhibitions in galleries. In the spotlight will be the work of significant women artists of the past 400 ...

Dutch Museum Reports Frans Has Painting 'Two Laughing Boys' Stolen For a Third Time

Reuters / New York Times / August 27th, 2020

A work by Dutch Golden-Age master Frans Hals was stolen in the pre-dawn hours from a small museum in the Netherlands on Thursday, police said, according to reports. Dating from 1626, Hals' "Two Laughing Boys With a Mug of Beer" is now missing from the Hofje van Aerden Museum, located near ...

UK's Dyson Family to Open Art Gallery Showcasing Their Stellar Collection

Wallpaper / August 26th, 2020

The UK's bagless vacuum cleaner inventor and billionaire James Dyson, and his wife Deirdre, are planning to open an art gallery at their historic property in the Cotswolds. The new space will feature the Dyson's major collection of modern and contemporary artworks by the likes of David Hockney, ...

New Book Reveals Why The Influence of Salvador Dalí Endures in Fashion, Literature and Art

ArtfixDaily / August 24th, 2020

“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.” - Salvador Dalí Noted art historians Dr. Christopher Heath Brown and Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts unravel the meaning of Dalí’s mysterious quote in their new book, THE DALÍ LEGACY: How an Eccentric Genius Changed the Art ...

Step Into the Cool, Calm Post-Impressionism of Paul Jean Martel in Palos Verde Art Center's Upcoming Online Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / August 23rd, 2020

In Belgium, as we grew up, we learned to see things through the dampness of an atmosphere heavily laden with humidity and sun. We Flemish people have always painted the colour values in our air - in that respect I believe I follow the Flemish tradition. - Paul Jean Martel California's ...

'Sensational' Claim: Some Paintings By Gauguin Are Forgeries, Commissioned By His Art Dealer

Washington Post / July 30th, 2020

Beset by illness and injury, post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin's life was coming to an end in 1903. Due to his ill health, while he was holed up in the remote French Polynesian islands of Marquesas, Gauguin was not likely to have created paintings dated to that year, contends French-born, ...

The Monet Show Must Go On — With an Array of Online Features From MFA Boston

ArtfixDaily / July 28th, 2020

Nineteenth-century Bostonians were on the cutting edge of collecting when the innovative works of French Impressionists burst on the scene. One of the largest holdings of Claude Monet’s (1840–1926) work outside France, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) acquired dozens of his Impressionist ...

Take an Online Tour of 'Fantastic Women' to Explore Works by the Hidden Heroines of Surrealism

ArtfixDaily / July 26th, 2020

Goddess, she-devil, doll, fetish, child-woman or wonderful dream crea­ture – in various guises, women were the central subject of male Surre­alist fantasies. Women artists initially found their way into the circle surrounding André Breton, the founder of the Surre­alist group, as compan­ions or ...

Art Nouveau Ceramics, Scheherazade in Gilded Age Art and an Artist's White House Coming Up at the Crocker

ArtfixDaily / July 25th, 2020

While the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif., is currently closed and preparing to reopen, a suite of new summer exhibitions await visitors. A major exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of California artist Wayne Thiebaud is also planned for the fall. "Al Farrow: The White House" is ...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Reopens August 29 With 'Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle' and More

ArtfixDaily / July 15th, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it will reopen to visitors on Saturday, August 29. The Met has been closed since March 13, 2020, and had previously not been closed for more than three days in over a century. Daniel H. Weiss, President and CEO of The Met, commented, "Perhaps now ...

Want to Get Lost Inside Art?: These Immersive Exhibitions Are Pulling In New Audiences

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2020

Paris-based Culturespaces creates immersive digital exhibitions at varied sites worldwide and manages arts and heritage sites across France. Millions have stepped into the private company's digital art centers, showcasing works by such artists as Marc Chagall, Yves Klein, Claude Monet and Vincent ...

Musée Rodin to Increase Sculpture Sales During Pandemic-Produced Slump

ArtfixDaily / July 8th, 2020

The Rodin Museum in Paris plans to sell more bronze replicas of the artist's original marble masterpieces after four months of coronavirus-induced closure has battered the museum's bottomline. The largely self-financed museum dedicated to the works of master sculptor Auguste Rodin re-opened on ...

Massachusetts Museums Are Readying to Reopen; Find Fresh Exhibitions and Art Walks in The Berkshires

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2020

The three largest museums in the Berkshires⁠—the Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA and the Norman Rockwell Museum—plan to reopen to visitors over the July 11–12 weekend, following Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s announcement permitting museums and other cultural organizations to resume ...

For a Colorful Lift, Glimpse Chagall's America Windows

ArtfixDaily / July 5th, 2020

When the U.S. offered a safe harbor for refugees during World War II, Marc Chagall (1887-1985), the renowned Russian-born artist who lived in France, was among the fortunate to escape the Nazis for America. He remained in the U.S. to 1947. "I lived here in America during the inhuman war in ...

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 ...

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 ...