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$35 Yard Sale Find Could Bring Up To Half A Million At Auction

Guardian / March 3rd, 2021

A blue-and-white bowl purchased for $35 by an eagle-eyed antiques enthusiast at a yard sale has turned out to be an extremely rare 15th-century Chinese artifact that is expected to sell for up to $500,000 at auction. The unidentified seller discovered the small floral bowl in a New Haven, ...

Angelina Jolie's Winston Churchill Painting Fetches $11.5 Million

New York Times / March 3rd, 2021

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, an amateur artist, gifted a landscape painting to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943 that sold for a record price for his work at Christie's on Monday.  The Moroccan landscape Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque brought 8.3 million pounds, or ...

'Wayne Thiebaud Influencer: A New Generation' Highlights the Artist's Great Passion — Teaching

UC DAVIS / March 2nd, 2021

The profound influence of Wayne Thiebaud is explored both in the Crocker Art Museum's major traveling survey of the centenarian artist and also in a new exhibition at the Manetti Shrem Museum where his role as a teacher and "influencer" is highlighted. Thiebaud, who turned 100 last November ...

'Still Remembering Those Ladies' Exhibition of Historic Women Artists Opens At Hawthorne Fine Art

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2021

Hawthorne Fine Art now presents Still Remembering Those Ladies. The exhibition follows the groundbreaking show Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School held at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in 2010. Co-curated by Nancy Siegel, Ph.D. and Hawthorne Fine Art’s Jennifer Krieger, ...

Take A Video Tour of 'Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration' On View In Houston

ArtfixDaily / March 1st, 2021

The Moody Center for the Arts’ spring program celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Rothko Chapel by presenting a unique group exhibition and original programs in recognition of this important milestone in the history of Houston and the arts at Rice. The season will honor the legacy of John and ...

'The Public Needs Art': WNDR Museum Debuts Haring Mural Outside Display, Plus Over 20 New Exhibits

ArtfixDaily / March 1st, 2021

WNDR Museum, Chicago’s ever-evolving, immersive art and technology experience, reopened to the public last Friday with brand-new interactive art, touchless experiences, and enhanced safety measures.   Joining the city's only Infinity Mirror Room by Yayoi Kusama are some 20+ new exhibits ...

'The Great Chinese Art Heist' Will Be Directed By Jon M. Chu of 'Crazy Rich Asians' Fame

Deadline / March 1st, 2021

Jon M. Chu will direct The Great Chinese Art Heist, a new film from Warner Bros. based on a 2018 GQ article by Alex W. Palmer, first reported Deadline. The GQ article details the mysterious high-profile thefts of Chinese art and antiques from museums in Europe, including prized works ...

Founded In Response To The 1918 Pandemic, The Phillips Collection Marks 100 Years With 'Seeing Differently' Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The Phillips Collection celebrates its centennial year in 2021.  After losing his father in 1917 and then his brother in the 1918 influenza pandemic, museum founder Duncan Phillips wrote in A Collection in the Making, “Art offers two great gifts of emotion—the emotion of recognition ...

Baltimore's Two Largest Museums Just Accelerated Plans For A Minimum Wage Increase To $15 An Hour

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

While Maryland’s minimum wage increases to $15 an hour for companies with more than 15 employees by 2025, two of Baltimore's largest art institutions jumped ahead this year with the hourly wage hike. In January, The Walters Art Museum announced that it would raise its minimum wage for all ...

Dive Right Into the V&A's New Digital Platform of 1.2 Million Collection Objects

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The V&A has launched Explore the Collections, a new digital platform that enables everyone from around the world to search, explore and discover over 1.2m objects from the museum’s collections. This new online experience forms a key part of the V&A’s goal to revolutionize access to ...

Exceptional 20th Century Art Collection Donated to the Seattle Art Museum; Several Rothko and Kline Works Head To Yale

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

An exceptional collection of 20th century art assembled over a decade by late collectors Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang will find permanent homes and be accessible to the public at the Seattle Art Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery. The Friday Foundation, established to realize the ...

MASS MoCA To Open A Skyspace By James Turrell, Adding To Comprehensive Multi-Decade Retrospective Currently On View

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2021

The Skypace, Set to Open on May 29, 2021, Will be One of the Largest in North America "What is important to me is to create an experience of wordless thought.” - James Turrell The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and James Turrell have announced that a new Skyspace will ...

A Record-Breaking $4.75 Million Carl Moll Painting Tops Freeman's Best-Ever Fine Art Sale

ArtfixDaily / February 24th, 2021

Philadelphia-based Freeman’s announced the results of its February 23 European Art & Old Masters auction,which realized over $6.4M—the best Fine Art sale total that Freeman’s has ever recorded. With spirited bidding throughout the sale from bidders both online and on the telephone, the 67-lot ...

50th Anniversary Of The Newly-Restored Rothko Chapel Calls For Contemplation

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2021

The light-dappled peace of the Rothko Chapel, a non-demonitional sanctuary in Houston, resonates today as it did 50 years ago upon opening—if not more so. From Feb. 26-28, 2021, the Rothko Chapel's golden anniversary will be commemorated with a number of virtual programs. The first phase of its ...

Mystery Of 'Madman' Message Unraveled In Munch's 'The Scream'

CNN / February 22nd, 2021

Edvard Munch's The Scream, one of the most well-known artworks in the world, includes a long-held mystery in a faint written message in the top-left corner of the painting. The tiny inscription "Can only have been painted by a madman," once considered a vandal's scrawl, has been determined to ...

From Winning Face Masks to Tea Time and a Tokyo Hotel Room, Artist Takashi Murakami Branches Out in Design

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2021

Takashi Murakami's production studio Kaikai Kiki has long collaborated with brands from Louis Vuitton to Uniqlo, and the uber-popular Japanese artist's latest projects span from $70 face masks to a gallery-like hotel room experience for about $4,300. A Grand Hyatt Tokyo hotel room is ...

Magic Realism Is Reexamined in Georgia Museum of Art Exhibition, Catalogue

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2021

Long overshadowed by the rise of abstract expressionism in the 1950s, magic realism’s reputation is on the way up again. The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition “Extra Ordinary: Magic, Mystery and Imagination in American Realism” from February 27 to June ...

Some Museums Affected By Severe Cold Conditions Warmed-Up Employees, Cleaned-Up Damage

ArtfixDaily / February 21st, 2021

While millions in Texas suffered under a power grid meltdown last week as a historic winter storm gripped the region, some museum employees who were able to stay at work found warmth and functioning toilets. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, maintained industry standards of 70 degrees ...

'Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society' Resumes Museum Tour

ArtfixDaily / February 21st, 2021

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) presents Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society, on view March 6 through May 30, 2021. Initially planned for the Spring of 2020, the exhibition was on view for just three days ...

Indianapolis Museum of Art President Charles Venable Resigns, Board Issues Apology

ARTnews / February 18th, 2021

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields President Charles Venable has resigned after the museum listed a job for a director to "attract a broader and more diverse audience while maintaining the Museum's traditional, core, white art audience." After a public outcry, a statement from the ...