Archive for June, 2015

Portland Art Museum announces new Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Brian Ferriso, the Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. Director of the Portland Art Museum, announces the appointment of Sara Krajewski as the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Krajewski was most recently the director of the INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts) galleries at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she had served since 2012. Previously, she was... | Read More

‘Five Artists’ curated by Matthew Schum on view at the David Nolan Gallery

David Nolan Gallery presents Five Artists, curated by Matthew Schum. On view from June 25 through August 1, the exhibition brings together an international group of artists – Ana Prvački, Clarissa Tossin, Vesna Pavlović, Steffani Jemison, and Pilvi Takala – whose art explores vernacular, political and art historical cultures across a variety of media. Two Los Angeles-based... | Read More

Artist-in-Residence Bharti Kher’s ‘Not All Who Wander Are Lost’ debuts on Museum facade

Born and raised in England before moving to New Delhi, artist Bharti Kher knows something about living amid transience. The concept of home, culture, and identity preoccupy her as an artist who is known for her hybrid cast sculptures and paintings. Kher is the sixth Artist-in-Residence at the Gardner Museum who was invited by Pieranna Cavalchini, The Tom and Lisa Blumenthal curator of... | Read More

Pre-Civil War baseball card, passed down in one family for 155 years, is ready for auction

A c. 1860 Brooklyn Atlantics Baseball Card, passed down in the family of player Archibald McMahon for more than 150 years, will be on the block Thursday, July 30, 2015, as part of Heritage Auctions' Platinum Night Sports Auction, held in conjunction with the 2015 National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. It is expected to bring $50,000+. "This is a seminal artifact, not just of baseball,... | Read More

Oliver White appointed as Head of Indian and Islamic Department at Bonhams

Bonhams has announced the appointment of Oliver White as the new head of its UK Islamic and Indian Art department with immediate effect. Oliver has been a specialist in the department for the past five years and takes up his new role at an exciting time. Bonhams secured nearly 50% of the market during Indian and Islamic auction week in April 2015 when its sale containing weapons from the armoury... | Read More

Zhang Daqian paintings achieve top prices in Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings Auction at Bonhams

Two important paintings by the renowned artist Zhang Daqian (1899-1983) yielded top results in the June 23 auction of Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings held at Bonhams in San Francisco. A splashed in Autumn landscape, dated 1965, and titled “Qiu Shan Xiao Si” (Buddhist Temple in Autumn Mountain) (est. $180,000-250,000) brought $509,000 and a monumental landscape “Mountain... | Read More

All Watched Over: James Cohan Gallery presents a group exhibition curated by Tina Kukielski

James Cohan Gallery presents a group exhibition curated by Tina Kukielski entitled All Watched Over, which opened on June 25th, 2015 and running through August 7th, 2015. Richard Brautigan’s poem All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, written in 1967 while he was poet-in-residence at the California Institute of Technology, anticipates an ecosystem where animal, human, and machine live... | Read More

Opera Gallery London celebrates tenth anniversary with a group photography exhibition

In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, Opera Gallery London presents Raw Footage, a group photography exhibition focusing on the meeting point between editorial and fine art photography, with a gaze tuned towards the body as a tool for both consumerism and sensuality. Exhibiting works by world-renowned fashion photographers including Mario Testino, David Lachapelle, Paul Solomons and Gerard... | Read More

Pope Francis to visit historic 9/11 Memorial and Museum dduring his visit to the United States

Pope Francis will visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum as part of the pontiff's first trip to America, becoming the fourth leader of the Roman Catholic Church to visit the United States, the Vatican confirmed today. On Sept. 25, Pope Francis will visit the 9/11 Memorial and, amid a grove of oak trees, pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001 terror... | Read More

China’s Great Wall is disappearing due to adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities

Around 30 percent of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities -- including stealing the bricks to build houses -- erode the UNESCO World Heritage site, state media reported. The Great Wall is not a single unbroken structure but stretches for thousands of kilometres in sections, from Shanhaiguan on the east coast to... | Read More
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