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'Frankenstein' First Edition Lands Over $1M; Constitution Could Bring Record $15M at Upcoming Auction

ARTnews / September 19th, 2021

A first edition copy of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" brought $1.17 million at a Christie's auction in New York. Estimated to fetch between $200,000-300,000, the classic soared to a record price for a published work by a woman. The copy was one of 500 that Shelley published anonymously in ...

Six Decades and 1000 Workers Later, It's Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s 'L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped'

ArtfixDaily / September 19th, 2021

Six decades in the making, the late Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, Paris, 1961-2021, was unveiled over the weekend. In accordance with Christo’s wishes, the artwork was completed by his team in partnership with the Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN) and with the support ...

Exhibition of American Drawings at the Chazen Museum of Art Reflects Broader Image of Nation

ArtfixDaily / September 19th, 2021

A survey of American drawings from the 18th century to the early 20th century introduces audiences to a range of artists, from anonymous to well-known practitioners, who excelled in a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Organized by the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of ...

Dallas Museum of Art Presents 'Point, Line, Plane' Honoring Gift of Works on Paper

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2021

Opening September 26 at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), a new exhibition honors a remarkable gift from the estate of distinguished scholar William B. Jordan and his husband, Robert Dean Brownlee. Celebrating the establishment of the Museum’s Works on Paper Department, Point, Line, Plane: The ...

Barbara Kruger Traveling Exhibition Kicks Off at Art Institute of Chicago

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2021

The Art Institute of Chicago will debut Thinking of Y̶o̶u̶. I Mean M̶e̶. I Mean You., a major solo exhibition devoted to the work of renowned artist Barbara Kruger. On view at the Art Institute of Chicago from September 19, 2021 through January 24, 2022, the exhibition will encompass four ...

ARTFIXdaily Returns Sept. 20; A Look Ahead: Artists of Hawai‘i Tackle Urgent Global Issues In New Exhibition at Honolulu Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / September 13th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily e-newsletter service will resume on September 20. Coming soon: Artists of Hawai‘i tackle issues such as land use, sustainability and the environment This fall the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) offers a visually dynamic exploration of the most urgent global issues of our ...

The Huntington Commissions Kehinde Wiley to Paint a New Work Inspired by 'The Blue Boy'

ArtfixDaily / September 9th, 2021

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, has commissioned the renowned artist Kehinde Wiley to create a new work inspired by Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy (ca. 1770). Wiley’s A Portrait of a Young Gentleman (also the original ...

Useful and Beautiful: Silvercraft by William Waldo Dodge

ArtfixDaily / September 9th, 2021

Useful and Beautiful: Silvercraft by William Waldo Dodge features a selection of functional silver works by Dodge drawn from the Asheville Art Museum’s Collection. Organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Whitney Richardson, associate curator, this exhibition will be on view from ...

Experiential Art Venture Superblue Launches in London with A.A. Murakami

ArtfixDaily / September 9th, 2021

Engaging sight, smell, sound and touch, the Tokyo/London-based artist duo A.A. Murakami, the artists behind Studio Swine, debuts a dynamic new multi-sensory experience next month in London. Specifically created for Burlington Gardens, Silent Fall builds on A.A. Murakami's practice of ...

'Traitor, Survivor, Icon': Denver Art Museum to Present First Comprehensive Exhibition Exploring the Life and Legacy of Malinche, the Iconic Indigenous Young Woman at the Heart of the Spanish and Aztec War

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2021

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is planning Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche, an exhibition opening Feb. 6, 2022, that examines the historical and cultural legacy of La Malinche. Both reviled as a traitor and hailed as the mother of Mexico, Malinche is an enigmatic figure ...

Explore 'L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped' in Paris, other Christo and Jeanne-Claude Works, with New App

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2021

Prior to and during L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, a temporary artwork for Paris, a free photographic exhibition will be on view on the Banks of the Seine, between the Pont-Neuf and Pont-au-Change (near Châtelet). Organized by the City of Paris with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, “Christo ...

Frist Art Museum Organizes First Major Exhibition in the U.S. Devoted to Medieval Art in Bologna

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2021

In Nashville, the Frist Art Museum presents Medieval Bologna: Art for a University City, the first major museum exhibition in the United States to focus on medieval art made in the prosperous northern Italian city of Bologna. Conceived and organized by Frist Art Museum senior curator Trinita ...

The Resonant Surface: Movement, Image, and Sound in California Painting

ArtfixDaily / September 7th, 2021

The Institute and Museum of California Art (IMCA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) will present its fall exhibition, The Resonant Surface: Movement, Image, and Sound in California Painting from September 11, 2021 through January 15, 2022 at IMCA’s interim museum location at 18881 Von ...

Georgia Museum of Art Receives Major Photography Gift

ArtfixDaily / September 7th, 2021

Multimillion dollar gift places the museum among the nation’s best in 20th-century photography The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia has received a gift of nearly 3,000 photographs with a current appraised value of nearly $8 million. The gift dramatically expands the museum’s ...

Art on Paper Returns This Week for Seventh Edition in New York

ArtfixDaily / September 7th, 2021

Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan's Pier 36 this September with 75 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Continuing the Fair's historical alignment with New York City's Arts week and The Armory Show, Art on Paper will take place from Thursday, September 9th ...

A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art

ArtfixDaily / September 6th, 2021

"...the only American master who interests me is Ryder." -Jackson Pollock The landmark New Bedford Whaling Museum exhibition A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art brings together major masterworks across the career of New Bedford, Massachusetts native ...

Modern Chair Exhibition Kicks Off Reopening of Architecture and Design Center at Palm Springs Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / September 6th, 2021

Palm Springs Art Museum has announced that a new exhibition, The Modern Chair, will focus on the growth of modern chair design through a display of more than 50 works. The exhibition will open on Sept. 9, 2021, which will also mark the reopening of the museum’s Architecture and Design Center, ...

Works From Eames to Judy Chicago Join Iconic Fashion Designs in 'Christian Dior' Traveling Blockbuster at Brooklyn Museum

ArtfixDaily / September 6th, 2021

The New York premiere of the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams traces the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior and features unique pieces drawn primarily from the Dior archives. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams explores the more than seventy-year history of the ...

Joan Mitchell Retrospective Debuts at SFMOMA

ArtfixDaily / September 5th, 2021

Joan Mitchell has long been hailed as a formidable creative force — a painter who attained critical acclaim and success in the male-dominated art circles of 1950s New York. She then spent nearly four decades in France creating distinctive, vibrant abstract paintings that draw on landscape, ...

African American Art in the 20th Century Exhibition Opens at the Hudson River Museum in October

ArtfixDaily / September 3rd, 2021

Hudson River Museum will present African American Art in the 20th Century, an exhibition of exemplary paintings and sculptures by thirty-four African American artists who came to prominence during the period bracketed by the Harlem Renaissance starting in the 1920s and the Civil Rights movement ...