Archive for October, 2014

Bullet from the first wartime aviation casualty to be auctioned in London

The bullet that shot Italian aviation pioneer, solider and sports executive, Carlo Montu will be offered alongside a fascinating archive that explores his involvement with Italian aviation throughout both world wars and the Italian-Turkish War, for which he was highly decorated for his bravery. These will be sold on Thursday 13th November as part of the Important Books and Manuscripts sale at... | Read More

Cincinnati Art Museum presents ‘Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective’

The Cincinnati Art Museum hosts the exhibition Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective, Oct. 31, 2014 – Jan. 18, 2015. An American painter and Cincinnati native, Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) is widely regarded as one of the leading figures of American Pop Art. Known for creating collages and assemblages of everyday objects and advertising, the Wesselmann retrospective catalogues more... | Read More

‘Ernesto Neto: The Body That Gravitates on Me’ on view at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Ernesto Neto, whose work was first exhibited at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in 1996, has become internationally known for translucent organic sculptures that often take on architectural proportions, one of which is suspended from the ceiling of the Museum’s two-story atrium from October 19, 2014, to April 5, 2015. Exhibitions director Richard Klein described how Neto’s work... | Read More

Art Taipei opens 21sr edition with more than 500 artists and over 3,000 quality artworks

ART TAIPEI celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. After one year of rumination and reflection, it inaugurates a new chapter in a more steady and placid manner. ART TAIPEI is the most important art fair in Asia. This year, the grand event is being held from the 31st of October to the 3rd of November at Exhibition Hall 1 of the Taipei World Trade Center, featuring 145 galleries, about half of... | Read More

Columbus Museum of Art acquires Andy Warhol and Trevor Paglen works of art

The Columbus Museum of Art today announced the recent acquisition of two extraordinary works of art: Andy Warhol’s Karen Lerner and Trevor Paglen’s Reaper in the Sun. “It’s exciting to have our collection growing along with our building,” said Nannette V. Maciejunes, CMA Executive Director. “We’ve added our first Warhol painting, which is an incredibly... | Read More

Carnegie Museum of Art opens definitive retrospective of Duane Michals

Opening November 1, 2014, at Carnegie Museum of Art, Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals is the definitive retrospective and the largest-ever presentation of this innovative artist’s work, and is organized by Linda Benedict-Jones, curator of photography at CMOA. Drawing from select loans and the museum’s holdings, which constitute the largest single collection of... | Read More

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver opens Mark Mothersbaugh career retrospective

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver announces the premiere of Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia (October 31, 2014 to February 15, 2015). Organized by MCA Denver, this retrospective exhibition brings together the first comprehensive presentation of Mothersbaugh’s art and music to date, from the beginning of his career in the early 1970s through the present. This nationally touring exhibition is... | Read More

Major Symbolist work by Franz von Stuck to lead Sotheby’s 19th Century European Art Sale

Sotheby’s sale of 19th Century European Art on 6 November 2014 will feature a significant selection of works by leading masters of the 19th century. The cover lot is Franz von Stuck’s famed depiction of the temptation of Eve, Die Sünde (est. $800,000/1.2 million). Additional highlights include Orientalist subjects by Ludwig Deutsch and Frederick Arthur Bridgman, an extraordinary work... | Read More

Iconic Cowardly Lion costume to reign over TCM and Bonhams’ November auction

The original Cowardly Lion costume worn by actor Bert Lahr in the beloved classic The Wizard of Oz (1939) is ready to be crowned "king of the forest" during TCM Presents: There’s No Place Like Hollywood, a definitive auction of rare movie collectibles to be held at Bonhams in New York on Monday, Nov. 24. Fans can check out the Cowardly Lion costume and many other items from the auction... | Read More

Exhibition at MoMA illuminates Dubuffet’s radical experimentation with form and material

Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901–1985), whose work was marked by a rebellious attitude toward prevailing notions of high culture, beauty, and good taste, is a significant figure in MoMA’s collection, with holdings numbering over 1,200 works. From the time Dubuffet committed himself to art-making in the early 1940s, he was a relentless innovator. Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground... | Read More
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