Archive for May, 2017

Rare and important early Frank Auerbach unveiled at Ben Uri

Ben Uri has acquired on long-term loan from the collection of Richard and Julia Anson, an important early painting by Frank Auerbach (b. 1931), Head of Helen Gillespie, c. 1962–64. The portrait was unveiled at the gallery in St John’s Wood on 19th May, as part of the exhibition Refugees: The Lives of Others, which explores issues of identity and migration via the German refugee... | Read More

Celebrated exhibition from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens at Nashville’s Frist Center

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, a momentous survey of art from across the United States, is on view at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts from May 26 through September 10, 2017. The project, organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, provides a vivid snapshot of contemporary work from diverse studios and creative communities today. It is the... | Read More

Exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Buğra Erol opens at BERLINARTPROJECTS

In his first solo show at BERLINARTPROJECTS, Buğra Erol takes the viewer on a journey through his mind and pictorial system with a reflective series of recent paintings and drawings. As the artist insists, the topic chooses him, not the other way round. In this case it was a sense of urgency that prompted Erol’s new exhibition. Erol felt the need to confront himself face-on and find... | Read More

Santa Barbara Museum of Art exhibits modern and contemporary prints from the permanent collection

You Are Going On A Trip brings together a selection of highlights from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s wide-ranging collection of Modern and Contemporary prints. Focusing on works produced between the 1940s and 1970s, the exhibition presents an eclectic array of works on paper created by artists from the United States and other countries around the world. Coinciding with the... | Read More

Exhibition at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art celebrates 25 years of acquisitions

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University presents Process and Reality: Works from the Permanent Collection, Celebrating 25 Years of Acquisitions from May 13 through August 6, 2017. This thought-provoking exhibition was inspired by Process and Reality, a landmark book by the early 20th c. philosopher Alfred North Whitehead. He believed that reality is not a fixed thing, but... | Read More

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts mounts original installation of bridal creations (for all) by Jean Paul Gaultier

As the phenomenal tour of the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, which captivated over two million visitors in twelve cities around the world, draws to a close, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is presenting Love is Love: Wedding Bliss for All à la Jean Paul Gaultier, an original installation that brings together thirty-five of the French... | Read More

Gardner Museum curators win honors from Assn of Art Museum Curators for Beyond Words exhibition

Dr. Nathaniel Silver and Dr. Anne-Marie Eze were honored by the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) with a 2017 Award for Excellence for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Beyond Words: Italian Renaissance Books exhibition last fall. The exhibition tied for first place for Outstanding Exhibition from an organization with an operating budget of $15-$30 million. Dr. Nathaniel Silver,... | Read More

Early Petrov-Vodkin featured in MacDougall’s June Russian Art Auction

MacDougall's 7 June Russian Art Auction features an early work by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin: Portrait of an African Boy. He painted the masterpiece in 1907 during a two-month trip to Algeria and Tunisia. This expressive, rather intimate image of a child was created during the artist's visit to Biskra, a town in northern Algeria. Petrov-Vodkin’s Tunisian and Algerian works, executed in oils, are... | Read More

Art of the West debuts in June 10-12 Fine and Decorative Arts Auction

Heritage Auctions debuts Art of the West, which will be included in the June 10 Fine and Decorative Arts including Estate auction and showcases over 100 paintings by historical and contemporary Western Artists. June's Art of the West division will feature entry level price points as well as strong quality works from artists such as Maynard Dixon, Gene Kloss, Harry Jackson and Phillip Goodwin. "As... | Read More

Exhibition at Chazen Museum of Art presents sets of prints from the permanent collection

Sets: Printed Variations presents sets of prints from the Chazen’s permanent collection. Although these sets of artworks are made up of individual works that can stand independently, this exhibition shows them as groups of works, as they were originally created. Series of prints have long been used to tell stories. For example, artists have recreated religious stories like the prodigal son,... | Read More
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