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Howard University Acquires 252 Gordon Parks Photographs Spanning Five Decades

ArtfixDaily / May 16th, 2022

Howard University and The Gordon Parks Foundation have announced a historic acquisition of 252 photographs representing the arc of Gordon Parks’s career over five decades. The breadth of the collection--which spans Parks’s earliest photographs in the 1940s through the 1990s--makes it one of the ...

Macklowe Collection Brings Record-Setting Total of $922 Million at Auction

New York Times / May 16th, 2022

The Macklowe Collection realized $246.1 million at Sotheby's on Monday night, part of a $922.2 million total across two auctions — making it the the most valuable collection ever sold at auction. The Macklowe's art beat the Rockefeller Collection as the priciest collection at auction, surpassing ...

Iconic Man Ray Photograph Fetches Auction Record for Category

The Value / May 16th, 2022

A defining image of 20th-century Surrealism, Man Ray’s Le Violon d’Ingres brought $12.4 million at Christie’s New York on Saturday – leaping high above the previous record price for a photograph sold at auction. The original image was part of the Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs ...

'This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World' Examines the State of Contemporary Craft in America Today

ArtfixDaily / May 16th, 2022

“This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World” showcases the dynamic landscape of American craft with 171 artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s extensive holdings of modern and contemporary craft, including 135 recently acquired works made by a broadly representative and ...

$15.2 Million Ernie Barnes Painting Among Record-Setters in Christie's Over Billion-Dollar Auction Week

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2022

Christie’s Spring 2022 Marquee Week held its final evening sales on Thursday, May 12 with three blockbuster auctions: The Collection of Anne H. Bass achieved $363.1 Million, The 20th Century Evening Sale achieved $468.2 Million, and The Raptor sold for $12.4 Million. The night achieved $843.7 ...

Coral Gables Museum Presents Ukrainian Exhibition Dedicated to Kyiv’s Art Revival

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2022

The Coral Gables Museum will be the first stop of a traveling exhibition titled Painting in Excess: Kyiv's Art Revival, 1985 - 1993, a series of Ukrainian avant-garde works revealing freedom during the transitional time when Ukraine came out from under the rule of the former Soviet ...

'At First Light' Exhibition Surveys Maine as an Essential Site of Inspiration for Artists Across Two Centuries

ArtfixDaily / May 13th, 2022

This summer, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (BCMA) in Brunswick, Maine, will present At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine, an expansive exploration of how artists have shaped our understanding—and often, quite literally how we see—Maine’s landscapes, communities, and people. At ...

'The Art of Winold Reiss: An Immigrant Modernist' Brings Together Visionary Works at New-York Historical Society

ArtfixDaily / May 5th, 2022

This summer, the New-York Historical Society presents an exhibition of German American artist Winold Reiss’ work, spanning the fields of painting, drawing, graphic design, interior design, and decorative arts. The Art of Winold Reiss: An Immigrant Modernist, on view July 1 – October 9, 2022, ...

'At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism' Offers a Broad Perspective at The Whitney

ArtfixDaily / May 5th, 2022

Opening this weekend, At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism, an exhibition of over sixty works by more than forty-five artists that highlights the complexity of American art produced between 1900 and 1930, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The ...

$246 Million Expansion of Art Gallery of New South Wales Bolsters Cultural Development of Sydney Harbor

ArtfixDaily / April 28th, 2022

Art Gallery of New South Wales is the city’s largest cultural development since the Sydney Opera House The transformation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales—the Sydney Modern Project—will open to the public on December 3, 2022, following a AU$344 million ($246 million) expansion. Located ...

Ira Simon Collection Outstrips Expectations in Toomey & Co.'s 'White Glove Sale' to Benefit Art Institute of Chicago

ArtfixDaily / April 28th, 2022

The sale benefitting the Art Institute of Chicago more than doubled highest estimate. Total with premium was nearly $1.9 million, exceeding the cumulative high estimate of $772,450. Known as a “white glove sale,” rare in the auction world, every lot sold. On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Toomey ...

Vast Trove of Andrew Wyeth Artworks—Many Unseen by the Public—Enter Into New Collections Sharing Agreement

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2022

Some 7,000 works by Andrew Wyeth, only 15 percent of which have been previously exhibited, will be made accessible for exhibition, scholarship and loans through a new partnership, notes the New York Times. The Wyeth Foundation for American Art has established a collection-sharing arrangement ...

Takashi Murakami, NFT Inventors and MoMA Among Webby Award Winners

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2022

The 26th annual Webby Awards, which recognize “excellence on the Internet,” took a new turn this year with a nod to NFT art. Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami was a winner "for his lifelong career creating experimental art, and for bringing his talents to the new frontier of NFT art, notably ...

Glimpse Figurative Art 'Redefined' in This Comprehensive Paula Rego Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / April 26th, 2022

The prestigious Venice Biennale, on view now through November 27, features a preponderance of female artists in Cecilia Alemani's The Milk of Dreams central exhibition—among them, a rising star artist, the 87-year-old Paula Rego whose work is concurrently on view at Victoria Miro’s Venice gallery ...

Heatherwick Studios' Massive Tree Sculpture—Made With Living Trees—Will Soar Above Buckingham Palace in June

ArtfixDaily / April 26th, 2022

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee weekend, a giant tree sculpture will appear outside Buckingham Palace in London this June. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, the 69-foot "Tree of Trees" will feature 350 indigenous British trees set in aluminum pots on a steel frame. The project pays ...

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 ...

Bruce Museum to Receive Promised Gift of a Major Collection of European and American Art

ArtfixDaily / April 26th, 2022

The identities of the collectors of this transformative gift of 70 artworks—which includes Edward Hopper’s seminal final painting Two Comedians (1966)—have been guessed at, but not revealed, according to ARTnews. The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn., announced the promised gift of a major ...

First Retrospective of Photographer and Conceptual Artist Rosamond Purcell to Open at Addison Gallery of American Art

ArtfixDaily / April 4th, 2022

“What kind of genius is Rosamond Purcell? Is she an artist? A scholar? A documentarian? A living cabinet of wonders? Her originality defies category…” — Jonathan Safran Foer  Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside, the first retrospective of the artist’s work, which transcends the ...

Ohio Museum Deaccessions Artworks That Could Raise Over $60 Million at Auction

ArtfixDaily / April 25th, 2022

In an effort to bolster its acquisition fund to diversify collections, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) in Toledo, Ohio, will offer up for sale three major Impressionist paintings expected to fetch up to $64 million in Sotheby's Modern Evening sale on May 17. The deaccessions include Nu ...

Sweeping Survey 'Diego Rivera's America' Debuts at SFMOMA This Summer

ArtfixDaily / April 25th, 2022

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present Diego Rivera’s America, the most in-depth examination of the artist’s work in over two decades. Diego Rivera’s America brings together more than 150 of Rivera’s paintings, frescos and drawings—as well as three ...