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Seriously Upbeat Artworks Are Standouts in the New TEFAF Online

ArtfixDaily / November 1st, 2020

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has launched TEFAF Online, running November 1-4, 2020, in a fresh format. This is TEFAF’s first virtual fair, which provides attendees with direct, live access to world-renowned dealers and their selection of vetted artworks. Reducing virtual fair fatigue, ...

Palm Springs Art Museum Sells Helen Frankenthaler Painting for $3.9 Million at Sotheby's

Desert Sun / October 29th, 2020

The Helen Frankenthaler painting "Carousel," donated to the Palm Springs Art Museum by the late interior designer Steve Chase, sold for $3.9 million Wednesday at a Sotheby's auction in New York, reports the Desert Sun. The deaccession of the gift was to cover "direct care" costs for the ...

The Postponed Philip Guston Show Will Open Earlier; Tate Curator Who Criticized Delay Suspended

New York Times / October 29th, 2020

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, has said that the four year postponement of "Philip Guston Now" will instead be a two-year delay after an uproar, the New York Times reported. The exhibition will open in 2022, not 2024, as previously announced by the participating museums. The ...

Masters of Surrealism: Picasso, Dalí and Miró

ArtfixDaily / October 29th, 2020

For its final exhibition, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) in Newport News, Virginia, will present Masters of Surrealism: Picasso, Dalí and Miró. On view from Nov. 21 to Dec. 20, the exhibition will feature more than 60 prints by surrealist luminaries, who sought to tap into the unconscious ...

8 Leading Artists Create Flags Accompanied by Sound-Based Works in 'unFlagging' Series at Ballroom Marfa

ArtfixDaily / October 26th, 2020

This fall, Ballroom Marfa presents an outdoor exhibition from October 2, 2020 through January 21, 2021 that features new commissions from eight noted artists. Each artist has created a flag accompanied by a sound-based work that will be on view individually for two weeks, rotating through each ...

Major New Museum Exhibition Explores Spanish Influence on American Artists

ArtfixDaily / October 26th, 2020

The extensive impact of Spanish art and culture on American painters in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is the focus of a new exhibition co-organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art.  {{image}} Opening on February 12, 2021, in Norfolk, Virginia, ...

Dozens of Art Objects Vandalized in Mysterious Attacks at German Museums

NPR / October 21st, 2020

About 70 artifacts and art pieces were vandalized at several museums in Berlin earlier this month. Ancient Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures and 19th century paintings are among the works damaged wtih an oily substance on Oct. 3, according to Berlin police. The museums were open that ...

'Love, Life, Death, and Desire' Exhibition Opens at Yale Center for British Art

ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2020

Damien Hirst’s seminal installation In and Out of Love (Butterfly Paintings and Ashtrays) is presented alongside works of historic, modern, and contemporary art.  The Yale Center for British Art presents its first new special exhibition since ...

ARTFIXdaily Returns Week of November 1

ArtfixDaily / October 18th, 2020

ARTFIXdaily will be closed the week of October 25. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume November 1. The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, has recently reopened with Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory retrospective ...

Whitney to Present Exhibition of Kamoinge Workshop Photographers this November

ArtfixDaily / October 15th, 2020

This November, the Whitney presents Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop, a groundbreaking exhibition featuring over 150 photographs by fourteen early members of the Kamoinge Workshop, nine of whom are living and working today. In 1963 a group of Black photographers based ...

Deutsche Bank Is Refocusing Its Art Collection Starting With a Downsize of Historical Works

Forbes / October 14th, 2020

Deutsche Bank, which holds around 55,000 artworks—one of the world's largest corporate art collections—will sell around 200 modern works to fund new art acquisitions, says Friedhelm Hütte, head of Arts Deutsche Bank. "The number of branches is becoming less and less," Hütte says. "That has had ...

Stanford Economists Win Nobel Prize For Auction Theory

Bloomberg / October 12th, 2020

The Nobel prize for economics was awarded on Monday to Americans Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson. The two game theory specilaists won for their designs of mathematical models that promote “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats,” said Göran K Hansson, ...

Tourist Returns Stolen Items to Pompeii Citing 'Negative Energy'

CNN / October 12th, 2020

A tourist from Canada who took five artifacts from Pompeii 15 years ago has returned the items after blaming them for bad luck. The woman mailed two white mosaic tiles, two pieces of amphora vase and a piece of ceramic wall to the Archaeological Park of Pompeii along with a note explaining her ...

A Favorite Pupil of W.M. Chase and Friend of Helen Keller, This American Impressionist Is Spotlighted at Hawthorne Fine Art

ArtfixDaily / October 12th, 2020

Hawthorne Fine Art will present a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of Mary Lane McMillan. Running from October 15, 2020 to December 18, 2020, Drawn from Life: The Art of Mary Lane McMillan (1883-1976) invites viewers to rediscover a highly talented and accomplished American ...

The American Art Fair Kicks Off Its 13th Edition Online With 24 Top-Tier Galleries

ArtfixDaily / October 9th, 2020

{{image}} The American Art Fair celebrates its thirteenth year with an online only fair that runs through October 18 opens at www.theamericanartfair.com. Inaugurated in 2008, The American Art Fair is the only one that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works. This year, each of the 24 ...

Smithsonian Exhibition Explores the Relationship Between Art and Nature

ArtfixDaily / October 8th, 2020

Nature and art have the power to reframe perspectives and offer moments of release during times of uncertainty. The exhibition “Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020,” opening Oct. 16 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, turns to nature for inspiration to help explain ...

Crystal Bridges Announces Director-Level Appointments, Sam Gilliam Acquisition and New Exhibits on View Including 'Nick Cave: Until'

ArtfixDaily / October 8th, 2020

Crystal Bridges has announced the appointments of Sandy Edwards as senior director, and Jill Wagar as deputy director, effective immediately.   Sandy Edwards’ career exemplifies her deep commitment during her 46-year career to improving quality of life through arts and education. ...

Preview Highlights of This Weekend's ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show Online

ArtfixDaily / October 5th, 2020

Following a successful virtual spring show, the Antiques Dealers' Association of America (ADA) is looking forward to hosting the annual ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show online in the year of their 35th anniversary. The online show opens at 10 am October 9 and continues through 10 pm ...

Divers Say Nazi Shipwreck May Hold Clues to Fate of Looted Amber Room

Guardian / October 2nd, 2020

A group of Polish divers say they have discovered a World War II-era German ship with crates of contents that could be connected to the missing Amber Room from the Catherine Palace near St Petersburg. The fabled amber and gold-leaf encrusted room, gifted to Peter the Great of Russia in 1716, ...

'Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead'  – A Century of Women-Designed Landscapes Now At-Risk Shown in Digital Exhibition and New Report

ArtfixDaily / October 1st, 2020

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has released Landslide, its annual thematic report and exhibition about threatened and at-risk landscapes. Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead, timed to the centennial of women’s right to vote, focuses on sites across the country designed by women (there ...