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Broken Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin Swept Away By Typhoon Is Retrieved For Possible Restoration

Asahi / August 12th, 2021

Pieces of Yayoi Kusama’s popular “Yellow Pumpkin,” long-installed on a pier until it was washed out to sea on by a typhoon on Monday, have been recovered on the coast of Japan. Located in Naoshima, an island town in Kagawa Prefecture, the work has been a tourist magnet since 1994. Over six feet ...

Amon Carter Acquires More Than 240 Works from Collection of Finis Welch

ArtfixDaily / August 11th, 2021

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter) has announced the acquisition of more than 240 photographs and works on paper that significantly expand the Museum's renowned photography and works on paper holdings. A bequest from the estate of Texas economist, entrepreneur, and collector ...

Fall Exhibition at Katonah Museum Explores American Origin Stories Through Five Centuries of Art

ArtfixDaily / August 11th, 2021

In Katonah, New York, the Katonah Museum of Art is set to present ARRIVALS, on view from October 3, 2021, to January 23, 2022. Organized around a select series of arrival moments—from Columbus in 1492 to the present day—ARRIVALS is a conversation about the stories we have told ourselves and those ...

Hung Liu, Chinese-Born American Artist With National Portrait Gallery Show Ahead, Remembered

ArtfixDaily / August 10th, 2021

Artist Hung Liu, born in Changchun, China, in 1948, has died at age 73 in California. (Read more in ARTnews) Kim Sajet, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, issued the following statement on the passing of Hung Liu, just weeks before the museum’s upcoming exhibition “Hung ...

California Man Pleads Guilty in Over $1 Million Art Forgery Case

ArtfixDaily / August 10th, 2021

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California: Jason Harrington pleaded guilty and admitted that he sold $1.1 million of forged art. Harrington sold artwork purportedly created by Richard Hambleton – a New York City artist who rose to fame in the 1980s and whose paintings ...

Private Lives: Home and Family in the Art of the Nabis, Paris, 1889–1900

ArtfixDaily / August 10th, 2021

In 1889, a small group of avant-garde artists in Paris formed a brotherhood to promote a radical new direction in art. Adopting the name Nabis—Hebrew for “prophets”—they shifted away from the Impressionist style, which sought to capture the fleeting effects of nature, and instead aimed to depict ...

Exhibition on Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo Offers Perspectives On Western Expansion and Indigenous Resiliency

ArtfixDaily / August 9th, 2021

Rediscovered masterwork reveals a remarkable story about California history and Indigenous communities. Exhibition is on view December 18, 2021–April 17, 2022, at the de Young museum, San Francisco.  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will be the exclusive West Coast presentation ...

5 Highlights Coming Up at TEFAF Online This September

ArtfixDaily / August 8th, 2021

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF), has revealed a special preview of works that will appear at the second iteration of TEFAF Online, running September 9-13, 2021 with an invitation-only preview on September 8, 2021. This “First Look” provides a glimpse into the quality, breadth and depth ...

Sweeping Survey of Land Art Covers Iconic Works Across 5 Decades at Nevada Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / August 8th, 2021

In one of the broadest surveys ever undertaken of contemporary Land Art, from the movement’s dramatic beginnings in the 1960s through the varied and critical initiatives artists are undertaking today, the Nevada Museum of Art now presents the exhibition Land Art: Expanding the Atlas, through ...

Dale Chihuly Returns to the Sonoran Desert with a Stunning New Exhibition at Two Iconic Arizona Venues

ArtfixDaily / August 8th, 2021

Dale Chihuly makes a dramatic return to the Sonoran Desert on Dec. 3 with a stunning new exhibition at two of Arizona's most iconic venues, Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. Combining art, architecture and nature, Chihuly in the Desert, is set against ...

'The Voyage of Life: Art, Allegory, and Community Response' Opens at Reynolda House Museum of American Art

ArtfixDaily / July 19th, 2021

The Voyage of Life: Art, Allegory, and Community Response opened July 16 to members, first responders, and Wake Forest University faculty, staff, and students, with Weekend of Gratitude, and opens on July 20 to the public at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, N.C., ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed to August 9; Ahead: Solo Exhibition Exploring Light and Loss in 2020 Debuts Immersive Works by Anila Quayyum Agha at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

ArtfixDaily / July 19th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily will be closed and e-newsletter service suspended until August 9, 2021. Looking ahead, a dozen new ornate works by the multidisciplinary artist, Anila Quayyum Agha: A Beautiful Despair will open this fall at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter). The ...

The Humboldt Forum Opens In Berlin

ArtfixDaily / July 19th, 2021

The Humboldt Forum, the largest cultural development in Europe and the most ambitious in Germany this century, will open its doors to the public for the first time on Tuesday July 20, 2021, with free admission for the first 100 days to the inaugural exhibitions. From the Palace Cellar to the ...

The National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards $3 Million in Grants to 40 Places Preserving Black History

ArtfixDaily / July 15th, 2021

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, through its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, has announced more than $3 million in grants to 40 sites and organizations dedicated to preserving landscapes and buildings imbued with Black life, humanity, and culture.  Due to the ...

Exhibition of Vickie Pierre's Lyrical Works Examines Themes of Race, Colonialism and Who Gets to be the Princess

ArtfixDaily / July 15th, 2021

Like the town crier in a fractured fairy tale, “Be My Herald of What’s to Come” rings in Vickie Pierre’s premiere solo museum show (through Sept. 5, 2021) at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.  In this new exhibition, her works cast a feminine deity spell within the Museum gallery. In the ...

Recent Gifts from Gordon W. Bailey Go On View At Ohr-O'Keefe Museum and Crystal Bridges

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2021

Highlights from an important private collection are now shown in separate exhibitions at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The works on view include loans and numerous transformative gifts to the respective museums from advocate, scholar and collector ...

Nevada Museum of Art Presents Exhibition of Andrea Zittel and High Desert Test Sites

ArtfixDaily / July 14th, 2021

In 2000, artist Andrea Zittel relocated from Brooklyn, New York, to a property she purchased in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree National Park, where she established a home, studio, and “testing grounds” called A-Z West. In 2002, with collaborators Andy Stillpass, John Connelly, Lisa Anne ...

Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee Exhibition Opens at The Westmoreland in September

ArtfixDaily / July 13th, 2021

From September 26, 2021 through January 9, 2022, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art will premiere Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee, which will then travel to three other museum venues as part of a national exhibition tour. The Westmoreland’s Chief Curator, Barbara L. Jones partnered ...

Exhibition Exploring How French Art and Design Inspired Walt Disney Films Will Open at The Met in December

ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2021

Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts will be the first-ever exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to explore the work of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ hand-drawn animation. Opening December 10, it will draw new parallels between the magical creations of ...

Marine Arts Collection From Ratcliffe Estate & Multiple Other Estates At Schwenke Auctioneers July 10th Auction

ArtfixDaily / July 7th, 2021

675 Lots Include Over Sixty-Five Marine Paintings, Many Lots of Fine Art, Outsider Art, Antique Firearms, Dolls, Decoys & Rugs Woodbury, CT – On Saturday, July 10th Schwenke Auctioneers will offer 675 lots of estate property including the marine and nautical artifact collection from the ...