Archive for October, 2014

Limited Edition Montblanc Pen Collection to be offered at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Fine Pen sale

A collection of over 64 Limited Editions Montblanc Pens will be offered, fresh to the market, in Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ Fine Pen sale on Thursday 27th November 2014 in London. The pens are unused or ‘uninked’, with their original packaging. Prices range from £150 to over £2,000, making the selection a delight for collectors or a unique Christmas gift for those who can... | Read More

Sohei Nishino’s new series of Diorama Maps on view at Michael Hoppen Gallery

The Michael Hoppen Gallery is presenting Sohei Nishino's new series of Diorama Map's. Comprising of the following cities: Berlin, New Delhi, Amsterdam, Jerusalem, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Bern. Nishino has been internationally lauded for his beautifully crafted Dioramas, and earlier cities such as London and New York are now found in important private and museum collections around the world. ... | Read More

‘Richard Meier: Collages’ opens at the Stroganov Palace, St. Petersburg

Galerie Gmurzynska announces an exhibition of collages by the seminal architect Richard Meier, which opened on October 30th 2014 at the Stroganov Palace and run through January 2015. Stroganov Palace is an 18th-century imperial residence once belonging to the Stroganov clan, themselves famous collectors and patrons of the arts during their time. Today this splendid location forms part of The... | Read More

Rare Francois Linke piano leads Fall Furniture and Decorative Arts Auctions at Bonhams

Bonhams announced its San Francisco-based auctions of "The Connoisseur's Eye: A Private Collection of European Furniture, Paintings and Decorative Arts" on October 28 and "Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts," the day prior, achieved a cumulative $2.6 million. Leading "The Connoisseur's Eye" was a Louis XV style art case piano by celebrated Parisian cabinetmaker Francois Linke, circa... | Read More

‘Empire of the dead’: Paris’ Catacombs still entice visitors

A place of fear, legend, inspiration and exploration, Paris's skull and bone-lined Catacombs still draw thousands of visitors each year, many of whom queue for hours to explore the ghoulish burial site. "Stop! This is the empire of the dead", reads a sign greeting visitors at the entrance to the two-kilometre (1.2-mile) long tunnels filled with the bones of approximately six million Parisians --... | Read More

Brooklyn Museum presents retrospective of artist Judith Scott

Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound is on view in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum from October 24, 2014, through March 29, 2015. Focusing on Scott’s critically acclaimed fiber-wrapped, three-dimensional constructions, the exhibition features more than sixty works, including a selection of works on paper. Judith Scott was in her mid-40s when she began... | Read More

First US museum exhibition of the work of Polit-Sheer-Form-Office opens at the Queens Museum

The Queens Museum presents Polit-Sheer-Form!, the first US museum exhibition of the work of Polit-Sheer-Form-Office (PSFO). PSFO is a China-based art group established in 2005 by artists Song Dong, Hong Hao, Xiao Yu, Liu Jianhua and curator/critic Leng Lin. Born in the mid-1960s, as children PSFO’s members all experienced the late Cultural Revolution, a period of Communist ideological... | Read More

Social photography exhibition features deCordova’s recent gift of Andy Warhol Polaroids

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum presents The Social Medium, an exhibition that examines the history of social photography. On view from October 31, 2014–April 19, 2015, The Social Medium features work from the mid-twentieth century to the present that encompasses multiple photographic genres including social documentary, street, celebrity, and portrait photography. Presented at a time... | Read More

Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst opens exhibition of Belgian artist Koenraad Dedobbeleer’s work

What is the essence of sculpture? What differentiates sculptural works from things like design, everyday objects, or architecture? Is there such a thing as an original artistic idea, or is everything somehow a variation or reproduction of something seen before or from what exists? These are some of the questions that Belgian artist Koenraad Dedobbeleer explores. His work uncovers the surprising... | Read More

Artist Rooms on tour 2015: A year of photography

The National Galleries of Scotland and Tate are delighted to announced plans for the seventh year of ARTIST ROOMS On Tour. New exhibitions and displays will go on show at 17 venues across the UK in 2015 and a further seven exhibitions which opened in 2013-14 will continue their runs into next year. 13 venues will be showing ARTIST ROOMS displays for the first time, including Clydebank Museum and... | Read More
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