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New Orleans Museum of Art Acquires Transformative Gift of Photography from Dr. Russell Albright

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2021

Noted radiologist and art collector Dr. H. Russell Albright (1934-2017) bequeathed his extensive and important photography collection to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), and left a fund to create an endowment in support of the museum’s Department of Photographs. Dr. Albright had a long and ...

'Black Art: In the Absence of Light, A Celebration of African American Artists' Premieres On HBO February 9

ArtfixDaily / February 3rd, 2021

"Black Art: In the Absence of Light, A Celebration of African American Artists", a documentary premiering on HBO on February 9th surveys African-American artists who have contributed to the art canon in the U.S. over two centuries. Directed by Sam Pollard, the film draws on “Two Centuries of ...

San Francisco Artist's 'Blue Check Homes' Spoof Hits a Nerve

SFGate / February 3rd, 2021

A San Francisco artist created a sensation last week with her 'Blue Check Homes' project — a made-up designation to signify an "authentic public figure" lives at a residence. Applications rolled in after the artist's Twitter announcement for an architectural emblem to showcase on a home's ...

Attempted Robbery Of Warhol Artwork At Memorial Art Gallery Under Investigation

ArtfixDaily / February 2nd, 2021

Police in Rochester, New York, confirmed an attempted robbery from an Andy Warhol exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) on Sunday, according to reports. The museum released a statement: “The matter is still under investigation and we’re working on putting the pieces together to ...

Gee's Bend Quilts Are Selling Quickly In New Shops On Etsy

ArtfixDaily / February 2nd, 2021

Online retailer Etsy announced on its blog a new offering of coveted quilts by makers from Gee's Bend on Monday. Sales appear to be brisk; 12 quilts were quickly sold from one quilter, Doris Pettway of KandKQuiltedTreasure, since the makers' shops debuted in honor of Black History Month. From ...

Beauford Delaney Exhibition Travels To Asheville Art Museum This Spring

ArtfixDaily / February 2nd, 2021

Featuring more than 40 paintings and works on paper, Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom examines the career evolution of modern painter Beauford Delaney (Knoxville, TN 1901–1979 Paris, France) within the context of his 38-year friendship with writer James Baldwin (New York 1924-1987 ...

Angelina Jolie To Sell Artwork Gifted By Winston Churchill To FDR

AP / February 1st, 2021

The AP reports that Christie’s will sell the Moroccan landscape Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque — a gift from Sir Winston Churchill to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt — from the art collection amassed by actress Angelina Jolie and her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, next month. The work could secure a ...

A Judy Chicago Art-Inspired Dior Bag Gains Visibility From Megan Thee Stallion

ArtfixDaily / February 1st, 2021

A Lady Dior Art Bag (limited edition handbag retails for $8,500), made in a collaboration with artist Judy Chicago, is making a statement on the arm of Megan Thee Stallion. The rapper posted her Dior look to social media on January 31, showcasing a rainbow outfit to echo the brightly iridescent ...

The Cheech, A Chicano Art Center To Open This Fall In California

NY Times / January 31st, 2021

Nicknamed The Cheech, a new center focused on Mexican-American art and culture is set to open this fall in Riverside, California. A significant portion of actor and comedian Cheech Marin's 700-piece collection will always be exhibited at the center. Marin has developed the finest private ...

Richard L. Feigen, Art Dealer and Collector, Remembered

ARTnews / January 31st, 2021

New York art dealer and collector Richard L. Feigen passed away from COVID-19 complications on January 29, 2021. He was 90. Read remembrances from Artforum and ARTnews. The Richard L. Feigen & Co. wrote on the gallery's website: "It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the ...

Berkshire Museum Renovates Building With Funds Raised From Art Sales

WAMC / January 31st, 2021

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts has begun an initial $3.5 million improvement and redesign plan using money raised by controversial art sales in 2018, reports WAMC. Nearly $50 million was raised by auctioning off collection artworks, including Norman Rockwell's "Shuffleton's ...

Botticelli 'Young Man' Portrait Realizes $92.2 Million At Sotheby's Auction

New York Times / January 28th, 2021

A rare portrait by Florentine Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli brought $92.2 million at a livestreamed Sotheby's sale on Thursday morning. The price is the highest at auction for an Old Master work since Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" fetched $450.3 million in 2017. It is also the ...

'Beyond the Visible, Hilma af Klint' Art Documentary Named Eligible For Consideration in 93rd Academy Awards®

ArtfixDaily / January 28th, 2021

It is more than time to tell the untold heroine stories. And there are many of them. This is one. - Halina Dyrschka, director of Beyond the Visible, Hilma af Klint The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday the feature films eligible for consideration in the Animated ...

U.S. Premiere of 'Glasstress' Showcases The Work of Leading International Artists in Collaboration With Venetian Glass Masters

ArtfixDaily / January 26th, 2021

Some of the world's leading contemporary artists have been invited to breathe new life into centuries-old glassmaking in Venice ― maestros of glassblowing from the legendary Berengo Studio residency help artists manifest their visions. A new exhibition features 34 artists in the glass ...

'Rethinking the Boundaries of Western American Art' Virtual Program Accompanies 'Creating the American West in Art' Exhibition at The Frist Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / January 26th, 2021

The Frist Art Museum presents Creating the American West in Art, an exhibition of nearly 80 paintings and sculptures ranging in date from 1822 to 1946 and made by such notable artists as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington, Charles Marion Russell, E. Irving Couse, Robert Henri, ...

'Moving Vision' Exhibition of Op and Kinetic Art To Feature Doctors, Scientists in Virtual Programs

ArtfixDaily / January 25th, 2021

A new exhibition opening at Oklahoma City Museum of Art on Feb. 20, “Moving Vision: Op and Kinetic Art from the Sixties and Seventies,” features movement – both real and perceived. “Moving Vision,” organized by OKCMOA, highlights one of the great strengths of the Museum’s permanent collection – ...

Take A Virtual Tour Of 'All Is Possible,' First Retrospective of Pioneering Jewelry Designer Mary Ann Scherr

ArtfixDaily / January 25th, 2021

Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University presented All is Possible: Mary Ann Scherr’s Legacy in Metal, the first retrospective devoted to jewerly designer Mary Ann Scherr, which was on view to Dec. 23, 2020. See highlights in this virtual tour of the galleries. All is ...

'Meeting the Moon' Exhibition Highlights Lunar Themed Works at Asheville Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / January 22nd, 2021

The Asheville Art Museum will present Meeting the Moon, an exhibition featuring prints, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, and more from the Museum’s Collection. This exhibition will be on view in the Asheville Art Museum’s McClinton Gallery February 3 through July 26, 2021, in Asheville, North ...

See Inside Vassar College's 'Women Picturing Women' Virtual Exhibition Featured By Master Drawings New York

ArtfixDaily / January 24th, 2021

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center of Vassar College has two exhibitions on view in the 15th annual Master Drawings New York, the pre-eminent event for the celebration and exhibition of Old Master through contemporary drawings, paintings and sculptures in the United States. The online ...

Biden Picks An Array of American Paintings, Sculpture Busts To Decorate the Oval Office

Washington Post / January 21st, 2021

Following tradition, the Oval Office has been redecorated for the new Biden administration. The selections reflect President Biden's aspirations for his administration. The Washington Post got a preview of the office, noting that a large portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, leader through ...