Archive for November, 2014

Morphy’s Dec. 5 auction unleashes powerful lineup of antique advertising highlighted by Coca-Cola rarities

More than 800 lots of quality antique advertising will be auctioned at Morphy’s on Friday, December 5th, led by the only known example of an 1891 Coca-Cola calendar. Entered as Lot 481, the historically important Coke calendar was previously part of the Gordon P. Breslow collection. Years prior to Breslow’s acquisition of the near-mint rarity, it surfaced in Louisiana as part of a... | Read More

Rare 1948 Magic Realist painting by Henry Koerner slated for sale at Dirk Soulis Auctions

An oil painting titled “Tailor's Dummies” by master of magic realism Henry Koerner (1915 - 1991) has been dated to 1948 by the artist's son, art historian Dr. Joseph Koerner, and will be offered at auction for the first time ever on Friday, December 5th at 12 noon Central Time. The painting, “Tailor's Dummies”, was first exhibited in January of 1949 at Midtown Galleries in New... | Read More

Sotheby’s announces a charity auction of illustrated books on behalf of House of Illustration

On Monday 8th December, Sotheby’s will host First Editions: Redrawn, an auction of annotated first editions from some of the world’s greatest-living illustrators to raise money for House of Illustration. Thirty-four much-loved illustrators – and some authors – have annotated and re-drawn timeless classics, giving a unique insight into the creative process involved. Each... | Read More

A kaleidoscopic first major Uk solo show of work by Julio Le Parc opens at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

The first major exhibition in the UK by Argentinian-born artist Julio Le Parc (1928, lives in France), who is known for creating artworks that dynamically animate and transform space through light. Featuring seminal installations and interactive works from the early 1960s to the present day, Le Parc’s playful and mesmerising exhibition transforms the Gallery and actively involves visitors.... | Read More

Sotheby’s London to hold 2014 Evening Sale of Old Master & British Drawngs Sale

Sotheby’s London 3rd December 2014 Evening sale of Old Master & British Paintings is set to be a major highlight of the international auction calendar this winter. The sale is spearheaded by J.M.W. Turner’s Rome, from Mount Aventine, one of the last great masterpieces of British art left in private hands and one of the artist’s supreme achievements (est. £15-20 million). The sale... | Read More

First retrospective devoted to Jeff Koons opens at the Pompidou Centre in Paris

The Centre Pompidou is presenting the first exhaustive retrospective devoted to Jeff Koons in Europe. This unprecedented exhibition makes it possible to fully appreciate a body of work that has marked the contemporary artistic and cultural landscape for 35 years. While Jeff Koons has been the subject of numerous exhibitions presenting either precise groups of his work or specific sculptures in a... | Read More

First comprehensive retrospective of Oskar Schlemmer’s work in forty years opens in Stuttgart

The Large State Exhibition 2014, featuring »Oskar Schlemmer: Visions of a New World« is the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist since almost forty years. Based on its own extensive holdings, not least also the documents from the in-house Schlemmer archive, as well as prominent loan items from museum and private possession, the Staatsgalerie has researched the high ethnic and... | Read More

Exhibition at the Prado Museum explores Goya’s extraordinary series of tapestry cartoons

In Rooms A and B in the Jerónimos Building, the Museo del Prado and the AXA Foundation present "Goya in Madrid", an exhibition that seeks to review Goya's extraordinary series of tapestry cartoons, effectively illustrating the artist's connections with the past and the art scene of his day. At the same time, the exhibition traces how the rich compositions, figures and expressions that appear in... | Read More

Archaeologists find ancient coins in enormous tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece

Coins featuring the face of Alexander the Great have been found at the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece, where archaeologists are hunting for clues to solve the mystery of who lies buried there. The enormous tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece dates back to the fourth century BC and contains near-intact sculptures and intricate mosaics. The discovery earlier this month of a skeleton inside... | Read More

AO Preview – Miami: Art Basel and Miami Art Week, December 3rd-7th, 2014

Ed Ruscha, Mind If I… (2014), via Gagosian Gallery As the year winds into its final weeks, the art world is heading south once again, preparing for the annual festivities and fairs surrounding the 13th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach.  The weeklong event will feature a near endless stream of parties, nightlife events, and of course, art exhibitions across […]... | Read More
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