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Six Artists to See in State of the Art 2020 at Crystal Bridges and The Momentary

ArtfixDaily / January 16th, 2020

State of the Art 2020 debuts next month as part of opening the new contemporary art space, the Momentary. The exhibition will be on view at the Momentary and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art from February 22 through May 24, 2020, free for all visitors. Lauren Haynes, ...

Groundbreaking Exhibition Shows What A Major Influencer Millet Was On Modern Art's Trajectory

ArtfixDaily / January 16th, 2020

{{image}} {{image}} ‘Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí’ creates an alternative narrative for the history of modern art. {{image}} The Saint Louis Art Museum next month will open “Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí,” an exhibition that examines, for the first ...

What to Hear and See Inside San Francisco's FOG Design+Art 2020 This Weekend

ArtfixDaily / January 14th, 2020

FOG Design+Art opens on January 16 at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, with a Preview Gala benefitting the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on January 15. This year’s fair features a series of thought-provoking conversations and panel discussions in the FOG ...

'Edvard Munch and the Cycle of Life' Includes His Powerfully Emotional Alpha and Omega Series

ArtfixDaily / January 14th, 2020

The Chrysler Museum of Art will present its first-ever exhibition of Edvard Munch’s iconic works in Edvard Munch and the Cycle of Life: Prints from the National Gallery of Art. On view February 28–May 17, 2020, the show will consist of 50 prints, including The Scream and Madonna. It will include ...

'Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945' Debuts at The Whitney This Winter

ArtfixDaily / January 13th, 2020

The cultural renaissance that emerged in Mexico in 1920 at the end of that country's revolution dramatically changed art not just in Mexico but also in the United States. Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945 will explore the profound influence Mexican artists had on ...

France Blocks Export of $26M Cimabue Painting Discovered in Kitchen

People / January 1st, 2019

A 13th-century masterpiece by Italian painter Cimabue that was found hanging above of a hotplate in an eldery woman's kitchen sold at auction for $26.8 million in October. But will the buyer be allowed to export the piece from France?  France seeks to block the export of “Christ Mocked,” ...

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ArtfixDaily / December 15th, 2019

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A Missing Klimt Painting Possibly Found by Gardener in Italian Gallery Wall

Guardian / December 12th, 2019

Italian police are investigating the possible discovery of a long-missing Gustav Klimt painting that was found inside a wall of the gallery where it disappeared from 23 years ago. The missing Klimt is valued at €60 million ($66 million). Klimt's Portrait of a Lady, reportedly stolen in 1997, ...

Collection Gift Expands Saint Louis Art Museum’s Holdings of American Modernism

ArtfixDaily / December 10th, 2019

John and Susan Horseman have given the Saint Louis Art Museum a major gift of 20th-century American art. The gift includes excellent examples of American surrealism, American Scene, and modernist painting—all areas with significant gaps in the Museum’s collection. “I am deeply grateful to John ...

Harvard Students' Installation in the Sackler Museum Names Opioid Victims

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2019

A new art installation at Harvard University's Arthur M. Sackler Museum names local victims and survivors of opioid abuse, taking aim at the family legacy of the benefactor whose name the museum bears and the addictive drug that ballooned the Sackler multibillion dollar fortune while ...

Google Doodle Honors Innovative French Sculptor Camille Claudel

heavy / December 8th, 2019

On her 155th birthday, French artist Camille Claudel (1864-1943) was given major recognition this Sunday (Dec. 8) with a Google Doodle celebrating her pioneering sculptural work. After studying at Académie Colarossi, Claudel began training under Rodin in 1884, learning about his method of ...

Why the Four Turner Prize Finalists Got a Collective Win

NPR / December 8th, 2019

All four finalists — Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Tai Shani and Oscar Murillo — for the U.K.'s prestigious Turner Prize have won in an unprecedented twist of events last week. The four artists lodged a request with judges that was accepted. After three and half decades of handing ...

Top Execs to Exit Sotheby's in Latest Shake-Up

Page Six / December 4th, 2019

Several top executives at Sotheby's will be leaving, some voluntarily and some not, according to party buzz at the Art Basel circuit in Miami, reported Page Six. August Uribe (former Vice Chairman, Americas) is among up to a dozen staffers reported to be out of the auction house, many from ...

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Is a Classic Blue Familiar in Art and Antiques

ArtfixDaily / December 4th, 2019

For 20 years, PANTONE has chosen a color that the company anticipates will be on trend for the year ahead. For 2020, Classic Blue is the look, an ever-popular shade that has popped up in decorative arts and painting palettes across cultures and millenia. "A timeless and enduring blue hue, ...

A Well-Timed New Book Examines 'The Art of Protest'

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2019

Protest art is in the spotlight, both on streets across the globe and in a new book surveying a 100-year history. Civil rights, social activism, pro-environment and other causes have long been the subject matter of public poster art. The world is currently awash with such temporary artworks ...

'Step Inside' Edward Hopper Artworks With 2 Kinds of 3-D Experiences in Museum Shows

ArtfixDaily / December 1st, 2019

Edward Hopper's seemingly stark and angst-y paintings of 20th-century America are hitting chords with audiences today. One of his most famous works, Chop Suey, sold at Christie’s New York for $92 million last year. Museum shows are covering different subject areas within the American ...

An Auction Record Is Set For Artemisia Gentileschi Ahead of Major Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / December 1st, 2019

Ahead of the major monographic exhibition of the work of Artemisia Gentileschi, opening at the National Gallery in London next spring, a recently discovered painting set a new auction record for the artist on November 14 at Parisian house Artcurial. Titled Lucretia, the ...

Russia Will Help Syria Restore Palmyra Museum Artifacts Damaged by ISIS

ArtfixDaily / November 28th, 2019

In a strategic move this week, the state Hermitage Museum announced that Russia has partnered with Syria to restore 20 cultural artifacts from the National Museum of Palmyra that ISIS attempted to destroy over the last four years. A coalition will also look at rebuilding the historic sites ...

What's Missing From the Dresden Green Vault After 'Appalling and Shocking' Heist

ArtfixDaily / November 26th, 2019

Early Monday morning thieves broke into the Dresden Royal Palace's famed Green Vault (Grüne Gewölbe) and stole precious jewels in what could be Europe's biggest museum heist ever. After a suspicious fire cut off electricity to the area of the German museum, two thieves with axes entered ...

'Priceless' Artifacts Taken in Massive Heist at the Dresden Green Vault, While Its Most Famous Treasures Are On Loan to the Met

ArtfixDaily / November 25th, 2019

The world's "biggest jewelry heist" overnight at a German museum has missed the prized Dresden Green Diamond and other signature treasures that are currently on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the exhibition Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe. A ...