Archive for September, 2015

Christine Tohmé appointed Curator of Sharjah Biennial 13

Sharjah Art Foundation announces the selection of Christine Tohmé as the Curator of Sharjah Biennial 13, opening March 2017. Beirut-based curator Tohmé is the founding Director of Ashkal Alwan, the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, established in 1993. Ashkal Alwan is a non-profit organisation that supports contemporary art through numerous initiatives including the multidisciplinary... | Read More

Portrait of the “vainest woman in Paris” leads Bonhams Middle Eastern Art Sale

Portrait of Iris Clert, the most significant work by Iranian master, Manoucher Yektai, ever to be offered at auction is the leading work in Bonhams Modern and Contemporary Middle-Eastern Art sale on 7th October at Bonhams New Bond Street. The work was bought in the late 1990s for less than £200, but is now estimated at between £50,000 - 70,000. It had previously been in the collection of... | Read More

Impressive sales at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2015

The seventh edition of the prestigious LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in London’s Berkeley Square, sponsored by Delancey, attracted over 20,000 visitors from the UK and abroad. The annual LAPADA Fair has become a foremost international showcasefor sourcing art, antiques, design and decorative artsdue to its established reputation for having the most sought-after works from trusted LAPADA... | Read More

Exhibition of new work by Alex Kanevsky opens at Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Dolby Chadwick Gallery announces an exhibition of new work by Alex Kanevsky, opening on Thursday, October 1. All of Kanevsky’s paintings—even those that depict interior scenes—appear to have been painted en plein air. Regardless of setting, an intoxicating roar of air rips through each work. Here, heady gusts loosen the brushwork and move the forms around, opening them up and... | Read More

Exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Stanley Whitney opens at Lisson Gallery Milan

The American artist Stanley Whitney makes his debut with Lisson Gallery Milan, in the country whose influence has proved vital in his five decade-long career. This exhibition includes new paintings and works on paper alongside earlier pieces by Whitney, a painter who is devoted to exploring the spatial, emotional and philosophical thrills of colour and whose canvases sing with a jostling vibrancy... | Read More

Private collection of Italian manuscript illuminations a resounding success at Koller

The seventy-lot private collection of Italian manuscript illumination from the 13th to the 15th centuries lived up to its reputation as “the finest of its kind in private hands,” exciting interest among museums, professionals and private collectors and selling at a healthy 91% by value. The highlights did particularly well, such as an initial V with the coronation of the Virgin... | Read More

Sopranos actor/art collector Federico Castelluccio to pen book on Guercino discovery

Actor/art collector/artist Federico Castelluccio, whose impressive discovery of a 17th Century Saint Sebastian Baroque masterpiece (circa 1632-1634) by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as “Guercino (The Squinter)” gained world-wide attention when it was announced last fall. Since that time, this painting, one of only three half-length Saint Sebastians by Guercino in the world, has... | Read More

Cunningham-Kruppa to lead preservation and conservation efforts at Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, announces the appointment of Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa as associate director and head of the Preservation and Conservation Division. Cunningham-Kruppa, who begins her service on Oct. 1, will oversee the preservation, care and protection of the Ransom Center’s collections and will provide... | Read More

Exhibition of works by Joan Miró and Jean Paul Riopelle opens at Acquavella Galleries

Acquavella Galleries presents Riopelle / Miró: Color, an exhibition of painted bronze sculptures by Joan Miró and oil paintings by Jean Paul Riopelle, on view from October 1 to December 11, 2015. The exhibition highlights how the artists’ lives and works intersected through professional relationships, overlapping literary and artistic groups, personal experiences, and intellectual inquiry.... | Read More

Impeccable Jurassic fossil croc ready to strike in Heritage Nature & Science event

A huge Jurassic era fossil crocodile (Steneosaurus bollensis, Lower Jurassic, Posidonienschiefer Formation, Holzmaden, Bavaria, Germany), in impeccable condition, is expected to draw attention from bidders all over the world as the top lot in Heritage Auctions' Oct. 4, 2015 Nature & Science Signature® Auction. "This is a museum quality specimen that is spectacular on every level," said Jim... | Read More
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