Archive for April, 2015

Exhibition of new work by Idris Khan opens at Victoria Miro

Victoria Miro announces an exhibition of new work by Idris Khan in the artist's fourth solo presentation with the gallery. Working across mediums including sculpture, painting and photography, Khan is well known for his large-scale works, which use techniques of layering to arrive at what might be considered the essence of an image, and to create something entirely new through repetition and... | Read More

More than 50 rarely seen works in new exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria

For centuries past, the many countries, ethnic groups and religions of South and Southeast Asia have enjoyed rich storytelling traditions, using lavishly illustrated storyteller’s cloths to recite the great Hindu epics and animated puppet shows to portray the exploits of local folk heroes and mythical kings. A new NGV exhibition titled Gods, Heroes and Clowns: Performance and Narrative in... | Read More

Roseberys announces results of London Modern & Contemporary Prints, Multiples & Editions

A surrealist print by the enduring artist RenĂ© Magritte proved to be the highlight of Roseberys auction of Modern & Contemporary Prints, Multiples & Editions on Saturday 25 April. Roseberys Director and Head of Paintings Marcus Grey said: “Our second specialist auction of Modern & Contemporary Prints benefitted from the addition of Multiples and Editions, and we were pleased to see strong... | Read More

Exhibition of works by Luciano Fabro opens at Marian Goodman Gallery in New York

Marian Goodman Gallery announces an exhibition of Luciano Fabro curated by Dieter Schwarz which will open on Friday, May 1st, and will be on view through Saturday, June 13th. Known for his poetic, visual intelligence and intuitive, eclectic forms, Fabro was associated with Arte Povera and from the 1960s onwards was known for his sculptural installations which focused on art, nature, mythology,... | Read More

French artist Vincent Lamouroux whitewashes Los Angeles motel, palms and all

A French artist has completely covered a derelict Los Angeles motel -- palm trees and all -- with a dazzling coat of white paint to create an enormous, ghostly artwork. Called "Projections," the piece by Vincent Lamouroux was publicly unveiled Sunday in LA's trendy Silver Lake neighborhood, and instantly became a local attraction, with fascinated passersby stopping to snap images of the motel.... | Read More

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe awards $1 million to Freer and Sackler Galleries

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announced April 29 that the Japanese government will present $1 million to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian museums of Asian art. It will also award Julian Raby, director of the Freer and Sackler the “Order of the Rising Sun,” one of Japan’s most prestigious civilian honors. Both honors recognize the... | Read More

Celebration of the people’s century leads Bonhams Impressionist Sale on May 7

Le quai Saint Michel by the French artist, Maximilien Luce, is one of the highlights of Bonhams Impressionist and Modern sale in New York on May 7. It is estimated at $600,000 - 800,000. Painted in 1900, this quintessentially Neo-Impressionist view of Paris at the dawn of the 20th century expresses the freshness and light so characteristic of the artist. It combines the free brushstrokes of... | Read More

Rage of the Ballet Gods: New body of work by Yinka Shonibare on view at James Cohan Gallery

James Cohan Gallery announces the upcoming exhibition by Nigerian-British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE entitled Rage of the Ballet Gods, opening on April 30th running through June 20, 2015. In this new body of work, Shonibare contemplates the changing state of the Earth’s climate and the human instinct for survival in the face of the extreme weather experienced worldwide. The artist is well... | Read More

Glyptotek in Copenhagen acquires important painting by the French artist Edgar Degas

A major donation from the Ny Carlsberg Foundation and the Augustinus Foundation has enabled the Glyptotek to acquire a very important painting by the French artist Edgar Degas. This donation – of the painting Jockeys avant course – is one of the largest gifts ever made in the recent history of the Glyptotek, and the work constitutes a major addition to the already highly distinguished... | Read More

Major new installation in forged weatherproof steel by Richard Serra on view at David Zwirner

David Zwirner presents a major new installation in forged weatherproof steel by Richard Serra at its 537 West 20th Street space. Richard Serra’s (b. 1938) first solo exhibitions were held at the Galleria La Salita, Rome, in 1966, and, in the United States, at the Leo Castelli Warehouse, New York, in 1969. His first solo museum exhibition was held at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1970. Serra has... | Read More
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