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Aiming to Capture the 'Insane Visual Transience of Beauty,' Damien Hirst's Cherry Blossoms Series Debuts at Fondation Cartier This Summer

ArtfixDaily / June 7th, 2021

The Cherry Blossoms are about beauty and life and death. They’re extreme—there’s something almost tacky about them. […] They’re decorative but taken from nature. […] They’re garish and messy and fragile and about me moving away from Minimalism and the idea of an imaginary mechanical painter and ...

Thomas Clark Collection of American Impressionist Paintings On View at the Palmer Museum This Summer

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2021

As the days grow longer and the weather warmer, the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State will open Summer Light: American Impressionist Paintings from the Thomas Clark Collection. On view through August 29, this special exhibition features twenty-four paintings from the major forthcoming gift ...

Artist Sam Durant Sends a Message With An Enormous Abstracted Drone For New York's High Line Plinth

ArtfixDaily / June 2nd, 2021

Artist Sam Durant and Chief Curator of High Line Art Cecilia Alemani will unveil Durant’s new large-scale public artwork Untitled (drone), a fiberglass sculpture depicting a Predator drone that is mounted 25 feet high, next Monday at the High Line Plinth, located on the High Line at 30th Street ...

French Woman Ends Long-Running Battle Over Pissarro Looted by Nazis

BBC / June 1st, 2021

A long legal battle over a Pissarro painting in an American museum collection was ended by a French woman in her 80s whose adoptive parents owned the work until Nazi occupation. Léone-Noëlle Meyer found out in 2012 that her family's Nazi-looted painting was held in the University of Oklahoma's ...

Summer Destination: 'Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment' Opens June 12 at the Thomas Cole Site and Olana

ArtfixDaily / June 1st, 2021

From June 12-October 31, 2021, a special new exhibition is presented jointly at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill and Frederic Church’s Olana (State Historic Site) in Hudson in New York’s Hudson River Skywalk Region. The Olana Partnership, Olana State Historic Site, and the ...

A Luminous 26-Foot Tiffany Landscape Window Is Unveiled at The Art Institute of Chicago

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2021

Seen by very few people for over a century, the monumental window will now be a permanent centerpiece welcoming thousands of visitors near the Michigan Avenue entrance of The Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago revealed in its galleries last week an extraordinary memorial ...

10 Works That Show Monet as a 'Struggling Artist' Under Pressure on View at Seattle Art Museum This Summer

ArtfixDaily / May 31st, 2021

The Seattle Art Museum will present Monet at Étretat (July 1–October 17, 2021), exploring the artist’s engagement with Étretat, a seaside village in Normandy, France. The exhibition takes Fishing Boats at Étretat (1885), the only work by Claude Monet in SAM’s collection, as inspiration, ...

ARTFIXdaily Will Return June 1

ArtfixDaily / May 24th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily e-newsletter service will resume on June 1 following a break. Check the ArtWire section for the latest news from our ArtGuild members. In June, look for ARTFIXdaily's coverage of summer auctions, exhibitions and even in-person art fairs. Coming up on the East Coast, the Spring ...

David Zwirner Launches Platform, Offering A New Click-To-Buy Art Marketplace

New York Times / May 20th, 2021

Mega-gallerist David Zwirner launched a new art buying experience on Thursday simply called Platform. Platform aggregates a selection of artworks, priced well under $50,000, from smaller partner galleries' inventory in a rotating online exhibit. The difference from other online art-selling ...

'For the Record: Celebrating Art by Women' Exhibition Debuts at Norton Museum of Art in June

ArtfixDaily / May 20th, 2021

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, will present For the Record: Celebrating Art by Women, a new exhibition drawn largely from the Norton’s collection that explores issues of representation and inclusion in the art world. On view June 11 through October 3, For the Record ...

Alive in Color: Post-Impressionist and Realist Works by Women Artists at Hawthorne Fine Art

ArtfixDaily / May 20th, 2021

Hawthorne Fine Art is pleased to present Alive in Color: Post-Impressionist and Realist Works by Women Artists. The virtual exhibition is comprised of more than a dozen works in oils, watercolors, and pastels by historic women artists.    Among the work to be shown is Arboreal ...

'Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today' Special Exhibition Kicks Off a Revolutionary Summer

ArtfixDaily / May 20th, 2021

More than 40 American Flags Displayed with a Rare Printing of the U.S. Constitution and other Historic Documents Will Showcase the Nation’s Evolution at Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution From one of the earliest known 13-star flags to a black-and-white-striped 23-star ...

Despite Protests, Several Museums Sell Off Collection Artworks at Auction

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2021

A handful of U.S. museums sent collection artworks to the auction block at a Sotheby's American art sale that totalled $15 million on Wednesday. Women artists in the sale including Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Grandma Moses and Gertude Abercrombie brought big prices for some small-sized works ...

'Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary' To Include Rarely Seen Works From the Artist's Family

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2021

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announced its fall 2021 exhibitions, including Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau Visionary, opening October 23, 2021, and on view through January 23, 2022.  Czech-born Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) was one of the most influential and celebrated artists in ...

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art Receives Major Gift of 50 Artworks From Collector Gordon W. Bailey

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2021

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi has received a major donation of 50 artworks by Los Angeles-based, advocate and collector Gordon W. Bailey. The transformative gift features African American artists Leroy Almon, David Butler, Richard Dial, Thornton Dial, Minnie Evans, Roy ...

The Obama Portraits Hit the Road

ArtfixDaily / May 18th, 2021

The official presidential portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama will depart Washington, D.C., for the first time on a nationwide tour, starting this summer. The loans from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will be displayed in five cities. The first stop, from June 18-Aug. 15, is the ...

The Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection Aims to Deliver a Fresh Museum Experience in France

Town & Country / May 18th, 2021

Set to open on May 22 after a long delay, François Pinault's $170 million museum project The Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection is finally ready for the public in Paris. While limits to tourism during the pandemic may keep visitor numbers low in the short term, the new museum on the Right ...

The Collection of Artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Tops $8 Million at Christie's

ArtfixDaily / May 18th, 2021

On Tuesday, Christie’s Fields of Vision: The Private Collection of Artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason totaled $8,122,375 and was 96% sold by lot and 152% hammer sold above low estimate. Both artists Wolf Kahn (1927-2020) and Emily Mason (1932-2019), who split their time between New ...

Whitney Museum Workers Seek To Unionize

New York Times / May 17th, 2021

Employees at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York are looking to form a union under the United Automobile Workers. The New York Times reported that a petition asking for a union vote was filed on Monday with the National Labor Relations Board by the Technical, Office, and Professional ...

Rago Design Auctions Bring In $10 Million With A World Record Smashed For Tiffany

ArtfixDaily / May 17th, 2021

With a total of $10 million, more than double the high estimate, and a 89% sell-through rate, Rago’s Early 20th Century Design and Modern Design auctions illustrate the continued strength of the design market. The highlight of the two-day auction event was the record sale of an important ...