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In 'Smoke' Exhibition, Jason Jacques Gallery Partners with the Last Prisoner Project

ArtfixDaily / April 6th, 2022

Jason Jacques Gallery will present an upcoming exhibition in partnership with the Last Prisoner Project. Titled SMOKE, the exhibition centers on a 19th century smoking set made by the French jeweler Boucheron. The piece is a beautiful, somewhat rarefied, highly decorative, and yet functional ...

Objects From Actress Betty White's Estate to take Transatlantic Tour on Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ahead of Auction

ArtfixDaily / April 6th, 2022

Worldwide Exhibition Preview of Collection to Set Sail on Exclusive Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Voyage Presented by Julien’s Auctions and Cunard August 5th-12th Julien’s Auctions, known as the auction house to the stars, will present Property from the Life and Career of Betty White, ...

Christie’s Will Auction The Famed Collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann

ArtfixDaily / April 6th, 2022

The Collection of Thomas and Doris Ammann heads to Christie's this May in New York City. Works from the collection will be sold across two live sales at Rockefeller Plaza during the Spring Marquee Week, beginning with a single-owner evening sale on Monday, May 9, 2022. While a total presale ...

An Olfactory Exhibition at the Prado Invites Visitors to Smell the Rubens and Brueghel

ArtfixDaily / April 5th, 2022

Jasmine, ambergris, orange blossom...visitors can breathe in the heady scents represented in a 17th-century garden scene painting in this fresh exhibition. On display until July 3 at the Prado in Madrid, The Sense of Smell, a painting by Jan Brueghel and Peter Paul Rubens, is the focus ...

Over $1 Million in Antiquities from The Met, Yale Art Gallery Collections Are Seized for Repatriation

New York / April 4th, 2022

Objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery were surrendered to authorities after investigations revealed that they had been stolen from their countries of origin, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office. “These are more than just beautiful ...

'Arthur Wesley Dow: Nearest to the Divine' Exhibition Shown Alongside Georgia O'Keeffe Photographs

ArtfixDaily / April 4th, 2022

Art is the most valued thing in the world…it is the expression of the highest form of human energy, the creative power nearest to the divine. The power is within - the question is how to reach it. – Arthur Wesley Dow To accompany Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, the Addison Gallery of ...

Trailblazing 18th-Century Woman Artist's Work Goes On Public View For First Time in Over 230 Years in San Francisco

ArtfixDaily / April 4th, 2022

In 1791 artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist set out to defy expectations, to prove to all of Paris that a woman could indeed “compose history paintings.” Exhibiting Psyche Bidding Her Family Farewell at that year’s Salon, the official exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, she became the ...

Louvre Halts Sale of Record-Smashing Strawberries Painting by Chardin

The Art Newspaper / April 3rd, 2022

A still-life by 18th-century French painter Jean Siméon Chardin sold to a U.S. art dealer for an artist record of €24.3m ($26.8 million) in Paris last week. The sale has now been put on hold by the Louvre. The Louvre’s director, Laurence des Cars, told Le Figaro that she has requested ...

'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, ...

Metaverse, Pandemic and Buddhist Themes Combine in Mongolian Artist's First Solo Exhibition in New York

ArtfixDaily / April 3rd, 2022

Sapar Contemporary has opened Moods in the Metaverse, Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu’s first solo show in New York, through May 7, 2022. Mongol Zurag painting is a contemporary figurative style that is steeped in Mongolian cultural history. The flat, brightly colored pictorial style originated in the ...

Be Your Wonderful Self: The Portraits of Beauford Delaney

ArtfixDaily / March 31st, 2022

“[Beauford] Delaney repeatedly turned to art to annihilate the boundaries of fixed identity in ways that were not simply aesthetic…but also spiritual. Such ecstatic annihilations ran between his purely abstract paintings and his portraits, animating his figurative and non-figurative work ...

Exhibition Guest Curated by Security Guards Opens at Baltimore Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2022

For the first time in the Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) history, the people who protect the art have selected the art. Guarding the Art, an exhibition curated entirely by 17 current and former members of the museum’s security team, opens on Sunday, March 27, with approximately 25 ...

Art Market Soars to $65.1 Billion in 2021, According to Art Basel UBS Report

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2022

Last year saw a strong recovery of the art market with a gradual return to live sales and events that had previously closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, while online sales continued to grow, according to the sixth edition of The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report. Written by cultural ...

Legal Action Looms Against British Museum For 3D Scan of Parthenon Marbles

Guardian / March 30th, 2022

The British Museum is facing legal action from a heritage preservation organization over its alleged refusal to allow the 3D scanning of a Parthenon piece in the museum's collection, reports The Guardian. UK-based Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) said it is planning to serve an ...

MGM Resort's New Acquisitions Reshape Its Public Fine Art Collection

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2022

In October, MGM Resorts sold 11 works by Pablo Picasso, some decades-long fixtures in the casino restaurant, for a total of $108 million. Sotheby's conducted the sale on-site at the MGM Bellagio in Las Vegas, and while several works by Picasso remain in the collection, the resort entity now aims ...

'Gatecrashers' Traveling Exhibition Explores the Rise of Self-Taught Artists in America

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2022

Coming to the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Penn., this May, Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America will celebrate two dozen early-twentieth century painters who fundamentally changed the art world. These artists, all without formal training, diversified the ...

Supreme Court to Hear Copyright Dispute Over Andy Warhol Use of Prince Image

NBC / March 28th, 2022

The Supreme Court said Monday that it would hear a dispute over Andy Warhol prints based on an image by a rock photographer. The alleged copyright infringement case involves a photograph taken in 1981 of Prince, in his early career, by photographer Lynn Goldsmith. The photograph, made for ...

Major Private Collection of Asian Art to be Exhibited on Nantucket

ArtfixDaily / March 28th, 2022

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) will host the exhibition Asian Treasures from the Billings Collection in the Whaling Museum, McCausland Gallery opening Memorial Day weekend through November 1.  The exhibition draws from the collection that longtime Nantucket, Massachusetts, ...

'Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands' Brings Renowned Collection to Toledo

ArtfixDaily / March 28th, 2022

This spring and summer the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) in Ohio offers a spectacular exhibition of more than 100 objects drawn from one of the most significant private collections of Persian art. Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands opens April 23 and showcases the artistic ...

Major Exhibition at The Met of Winslow Homer’s Watercolors and Oil Paintings to Examine Themes of Conflict and Struggle in His Art

ArtfixDaily / March 18th, 2022

Renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) remains a consequential figure whose art continues to appeal to broad audiences. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 11, 2022, Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents will reconsider the artist's work ...