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In New Film–The Story Won't Die–Syrian Artists Respond to the Chaos of War

ArtfixDaily / May 26th, 2022

"Art can talk about politics, but politics can't talk about art..." In light of the Ukraine crisis, this new documentary follows Syrian artists who use their work to digest and protest their people's displacement. THE STORY WON’T DIE, from Award-winning filmmaker David Henry Gerson, is an ...

Long-Lost $100 Million Willem de Kooning Painting Goes on View for First Time Since Theft

ArtfixDaily / May 26th, 2022

More than 30 years after it was cut from its frame, ripped from its backing, rolled up, and stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA), Willem de Kooning’s painting Woman-Ochre (1954 – 1955) will once again be seen by the public in the exhibition Conserving de Kooning: Theft and ...

'Archive of the World' Explores the Complex Dynamics of Spanish America at LACMA

ArtfixDaily / May 25th, 2022

From June 12 to October 30, 2022, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800. Grounded in LACMA’s collection of Spanish American art formed largely in the last 15 years, the exhibition features over 90 works ...

Photographer Ed Burtynsky Turns Climate Change Devastation into a Walkthrough Experience

ArtfixDaily / May 25th, 2022

This ticketed multimedia event is Burtynsky’s most ambitious project to date and debuts in Toronto this June, then travels Internationally renowned Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky has announced his most ambitious project to date. This ticketed, multidimensional indoor walkthrough experience ...

Knox Martin, a Celebrated Painter with a Seven Decade Career, Dies at Age 99

ArtfixDaily / May 24th, 2022

Art dealer Hollis Taggart announced that celebrated artist Knox Martin died on May 15, at the age of 99. Martin’s career spanned nearly seven decades and he continued to create new abstract paintings into 2022. Some of his most recent works were included in the 2022 solo exhibition, Knox Martin: ...

Italian Police Recover Titian Painting Missing for Almost 20 Years

Smithsonian / May 24th, 2022

A missing 16th-century painting by Renaissance master Titian has been found by a specialized art crimes unit of Italy's Carabinieri. Dating from 1512, the portrait bust has now been returned to the Italian state. Gentiluomo con berretto nero (Portrait of a Man with a Beret) is valued at ...

'Women's Work' Exhibition at Lyndhurst Takes on Craft and Tradition Themes

ArtfixDaily / May 24th, 2022

A groundbreaking new exhibition of historic and contemporary works by women artists fills the Gothic Revival Lyndhurst Mansion and gallery in Tarrytown, New York, this summer. Women’s Work includes more than 125 works of art in a variety of media by American women from diverse backgrounds ...

Art Fraudster Inigo Philbrick Gets 7 Year Sentence for $86 Million Scam

Daily Beast / May 23rd, 2022

For bilking partners out of millions of dollars in art deals, Inigo Philbrick, 34, will spend 84 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release. A judge in New York on Monday handed down the sentence for his elaborate scheme: seven years in prison plus $86 million and restitution ...

The Aldrich Revisits Its Landmark Feminist Art Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 23rd, 2022

52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone celebrates the fifty-first anniversary of the historic exhibition Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists, curated by Lucy R. Lippard and presented at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn., in 1971. Opening on June 6, 2022, 52 ...

Traveling Retrospective Examines the Life and Work of 19th-Century 'Art Sensation' John Leslie Breck

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2022

John Leslie Breck: American Impressionist, an exhibition showcasing more than 70 works by one of the first American artists to introduce Impressionism to the United States, wraps up its tour this summer and is covered in a richly-illustrated exhibition catalogue. The exhibition — the first ever ...

Collection of Art Dealer Forrest Fenn, Known for His Treasure Hunt, Heads to Auction

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2022

Santa Fe art dealer and collector Forrest Fenn famously hid a treasure chest -- supposedly worth over one-million dollars -- in the Rocky Mountains in 2010. Based on a riddle-laden poem in Fenn's memoir, hundreds of thousands are said to have pursued the elusive treasure for a decade, and ...

Following the Morozov Collection Blockbuster, Fondation Louis Vuitton Debuts 2 New Major Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / May 22nd, 2022

Following the resounding success of the Morozov Collection exhibition (recently returned to Russia after 1.25 million visitors saw the show in Paris), the Fondation Louis Vuitton inaugurates two new exhibitions, “Simon Hantaï (1922-2008) – the Centenary Exhibition,” and “Fugues In Color”, on view ...

Greece and UK to Talk About Parthenon Marbles in Formal Dialogue

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2022

Greece and the UK have agreed to formally discuss the contested Parthenon marbles, UNESCO announced this week. Acquired from the Acropolis in Athens by Lord Elgin, key sculptural elements from the Parthenon were sold to the British government and have been housed in London’s British Museum since ...

Rare Mercedes Zooms to Record-Setting $142 Million at Secret Auction

CNBC / May 19th, 2022

A rare Mercedes-Benz race car sold for $142 million on May 5, securing its place as the most expensive car ever sold. RM Sotheby’s announced the sale of the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe for 135 million euros, or about $142 million, at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, ...

Simmons Collection of Postwar American Prints Spotlighted at Saint Louis Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2022

The Saint Louis Art Museum next month will open “Catching the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons Collection,” an exhibition celebrating the 2020 acquisition of more than 800 works of art that has elevated the museum’s holdings of postwar American prints. ...

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 ...

Evan Spiegel, Miranda Kerr Surprise Art School Graduates with Student Loan Pay Off

ArtfixDaily / May 18th, 2022

Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles received a significant donation from model and KORA Organics CEO Miranda Kerr and Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel through the couple's Spiegel Family Fund. The donation will allow for the repayment of the outstanding student debt of students in the ...

Art Collector Steve Wynn Sued by US to Register as Foreign Agent

Bloomberg / May 18th, 2022

Former casino CEO Steve Wynn, who is well-known for his blue-chip art purchases, has been sued by the Department of Justice. Wynn is accused of lobbying Donald Trump in 2017 on behalf of the Chinese government in an effort to extradite a dissident residing in the U.S., according to a lawsuit in ...

The Shape of Freedom: International Abstraction After 1945

ArtfixDaily / May 17th, 2022

The role of the artist, of course, has always been that of image-maker. Different times require different images. ... To my mind certain so-called abstraction is not abstraction at all. On the contrary, it is the realism of our time. - Adolph Gottlieb, 1947 The Shape of Freedom: International ...

Pioneering American Abstract Expressionist Perle Fine Featured in London Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / May 16th, 2022

From May 20 to June, 25, 2022, Gazelli Art House in London will present a retrospective exhibition spanning the career of pioneering artist Perle Fine (1905-1988) – the first retrospective dedicated to the artist in the UK. Represented by the gallery, this will be Fine’s second exhibition with ...