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Schwenke Thirteenth Anniversary Auction Features Multiple Estates, Over 700 Unreserved Lots Selling Sunday, May 22nd

ArtfixDaily / May 18th, 2022

On Sunday, May 22nd Schwenke Auctioneers will auction a diverse group of over 700 lots consigned from 49 separate estates and consignors from Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. The auction includes over 100 lots of Asian decorative ...

This Artist's House For Sale in the Hills of Tuscany Is a Draw

ArtfixDaily / April 25th, 2022

The sea is black, you are transparent, the sky is black you are deep, ciao - excerpt of a note from Lucio Fontana to Diana Baylon In the hills above Florence, a house-museum in which Abstract Expressionist artist Diana Baylon (1920-2013) lived and worked is for sale. Baylon set up her Tuscan ...

'Forms Larger and Bolder: Eva Hesse Drawings' Exhibition Expanded at Oberlin College

ArtfixDaily / April 3rd, 2022

German-born American artist Eva Hesse (1936–1970) produced a prodigious body of work that collapsed disciplinary boundaries and forged innovative approaches to materials, forms, and processes. A traveling exhibition illustrates the important role that drawing played throughout Hesse’s career, ...

New Works Featured in First-Ever Major Exhibition of Urs Fischer in Latin America

ArtfixDaily / March 13th, 2022

From April 2 through September 18, Museo Jumex in Mexico City will present Urs Fischer: Lovers, a 20-year survey of one of the most internationally celebrated artists working today and the artist’s first solo show in Latin America. Organized by Museo Jumex with guest curator Francesco Bonami, Urs ...

Exhibition at The Met to Examine Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s Why Born Enslaved! through the Lens of Slavery, Colonialism, and Empire

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2022

Organized around a single object—the marble bust Why Born Enslaved! (1868) by French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux—Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast is the first exhibition at The Met to examine Western sculpture in relation to the histories of transatlantic slavery, colonialism, and ...

Major Exhibition of the Art of George Rickey Opens at Naumkeag House & Gardens This Spring in The Berkshires

ArtfixDaily / March 1st, 2022

Beginning this spring at its annual Daffodil and Tulip Festival on April 22, The Trustees will present ViewEscapes, a curated exhibition featuring the life and work of sculptor, George Warren Rickey (1907-2002) at Naumkeag, a historic Gilded Age Berkshires homestead located in Stockbridge, MA. ...

Rodin's Expressive Sculptures of Hands on Display in New Installation at Philadelphia's Reopened Rodin Museum

ArtfixDaily / February 2nd, 2022

On Friday, February 4, the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia is reopening with a new installation that focuses on Auguste Rodin’s expressive sculptures of hands. The focused grouping brings together fifteen bronzes and plasters, including works that are rare or unique to the museum’s collection, some ...

Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life

ArtfixDaily / January 31st, 2022

The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas is now presenting Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life, the first US museum retrospective of the artist’s career to examine the full scope of his broad, interdisciplinary practice, bringing together over 100 works from all facets of Bertoia’s ...

San Francisco's FOG Design+Art Closes with Robust Sales and Strong Attendance

ArtfixDaily / January 25th, 2022

The eighth edition of FOG Design+Art closed on Sunday, January 23, 2022, following a pause in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Exhibitors, curators, collectors and attendees reported a strong return to the fair, noting great sales, well-curated presentations and excellent attendance throughout ...

Intersect Palm Springs to Feature 50 Exhibitors, Curated Spaces and Sculpture Garden

ArtfixDaily / January 24th, 2022

Intersect Palm Springs, a boutique fair that brings together a dynamic mix of more than 50 emerging and established contemporary and modern art and design galleries, released its exhibitor list and special exhibitions for the 2022 edition. An Opening Night Preview on Thursday, February 10 will be ...

2022 USPS Stamps Honor Black Sculptor Edmonia Lewis and Ojibwe Modernist Painter George Morrison

ArtfixDaily / December 5th, 2021

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will release new FOREVER stamps in 2022 featuring two noteworthy American artists of color. USPS noted in a statement, "One of the nation’s greatest modernist artists and a founding figure of Native American modernism, George Morrison (1919-2000) ...

$125 Million Gift to Met Museum Kick-Starts Modern Art Wing Transformation

ArtfixDaily / November 30th, 2021

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a lead donation of $125 million, the largest capital gift in the museum's history, to overhaul its modern and contemporary art wing. Donors Oscar L. Tang, a Met trustee, and his wife, Agnes Hsu‐Tang, an art historian and archaeologist, will ...

Toomey & Co. Dec. 2 Auction to Feature Rare Frank Lloyd Wright Weed Holder and Rediscovered Alphonse Mucha Painting

ArtfixDaily / November 28th, 2021

Oak Park, IL — Toomey & Co. Auctioneers’ December 2 Art & Design sale will feature a rare and important museum quality weed holder by Frank Lloyd Wright. The vase is one of 11 known examples, with others found in the collections of prestigious museums such as ...

Qatar Museums to Transform Nation into Outdoor Art Museum With Over 40 Newly-Installed Public Works By Artists From Louise Bourgeois to Bruce Nauman

ArtfixDaily / November 17th, 2021

Qatar Museums (QM) has announced plans to transform the nation’s landscape into a vast outdoor art museum experience in celebration of Qatar’s hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022 Games. Beginning now and continuing until the opening of the World Cup in November 2022, Qatar Museums will install more ...

From Grandma Moses to Jamie Wyeth, Freeman's American Art Week Is Led By Marquee Names From Single-Owner Collections

ArtfixDaily / November 17th, 2021

This December, Freeman’s presents American Art Week, a unique collector’s opportunity featuring three back-to-back sales of American painting, prints, sculpture, and works on paper. American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists Featuring the Collection of Virginia and Stuart Peltz begins at 2pm on ...

The Art Show Concludes Successful Edition With New Fall Dates; ADAA Appoints New President and Board Members

ArtfixDaily / November 8th, 2021

Inaugurating a new moment on the art fair calendar, The Art Show, organized by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) to benefit Henry Street Settlement, closed its 2021 edition yesterday with an enthusiastic response from ADAA members, collectors, museum leaders, and visitors, who ...

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Innovates Museum Model in World First; Displays Entire Collection by Size and Climatic Requirements

ArtfixDaily / November 3rd, 2021

With Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, a new all-access art museum and system of collection management debuts. The King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, will open the Depot this week, with all 151,000 collection items—from Vincent van Gogh paintings to a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room—on ...

Spooky Images Abound in the Traveling Exhibition 'Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art'

ArtfixDaily / October 27th, 2021

Just in time for Halloween, Kentucky's Speed Art Museum welcomes Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art. Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), this major exhibition debuted at Toledo Museum of Art and travels to the Speed (on now until January 2, 2022) before ...

New York's ADAA Art Show Opens Next Week at Park Avenue Armory and Online

ArtfixDaily / October 27th, 2021

Members of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), the nation’s foremost nonprofit organization of leading art dealers, return together this fall for The Art Show to showcase their dynamic programs—featuring more than 40 solo presentations, as well as an array of ...

Fine Arts Paris Returns to Carrousel du Louvre and Online

ArtfixDaily / October 26th, 2021

Fine Arts Paris – the Paris-based specialist art fair dedicated to the fine arts from Antiquity to modern times – returns for a fifth edition in its emblematic venue, the Carrousel du Louvre, November 6-11. The premier destination for fine arts in Paris, the fair will once more bring together the ...