Archive for September, 2017

Oz and Odessa Collide: Kelly O’Connor at the Old Jail Art Center

Two hundred miles separate the West Texas towns of Albany and Odessa. Best known for oil derricks and high-school football, Odessa is home to artist Kelly O’Connor’s maternal family and serves as the thematic basis of her work on display at the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, on view through Feb. 3, 2018.... | Read More

Art Scene Stalwarts Among Harvey’s First Responders

“Today, when I came to meet you, was the first day I didn’t have a pistol on me,” Paul Middendorf said recently, as he sat at Black Hole Coffee in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood—his first such outing since Hurricane Harvey brought catastrophic flooding to Southeast Texas. ... | Read More

Monsters & Mayhem at the McNay

San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum has been transformed into a haunted house for the Halloween season, as if a witch had cast her spell on the venerable San Antonio institution. ... | Read More

Harry Potter first edition sets world records at Heritage Auctions

A rare, first-edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – one of just 500 original copies, of which 300 were destined for British libraries – set a world record when it sold for $81,250 during Heritage Auctions’ offering of rare books Sept. 14 in Dallas. Frenzied bidding pushed numerous lots well past their pre-auction estimates, propelling the total... | Read More

Cortesi Gallery exhibits the work of Walter Leblanc

Cortesi Gallery’s Milan location is presenting the work of Walter Leblanc (1932-1986), a cardinal figure in post-war European art whose importance is steadily gaining greater international recognition. This exhibition at Cortesi, curated by Francesca Pola and organized in collaboration with the Walter & Nicole Leblanc Foundation of Brussels, juxtaposes the oeuvre of this Belgian artist with... | Read More

Heritage’s Asian Art Auction soars past $3.3 million during Asia Week New York

Aggressive bidding among shrewd collectors pushed numerous lots well past their pre-auction estimates in Heritage Auctions’ Asian Art Auction in New York, ultimately driving the total realized to nearly $3.3 million. “We made a big impression during Asia Week New York and these results show it,” said Richard Cervantes, Director, Asian Art. “Our clients are extremely happy... | Read More

Gallery Springer opens exhibition of works by Peter Klare

Artist Peter Klare appears for the first time at Gallery Springer. His series of large size, painted-over photographs, entitled “Silver,” forms part of an extensive collection of urban and natural landscape photos which the artist, using the medium of painting, has altered in different ways. Montevideo, Los Angeles, Berlin and London, but also beaches and forests, become the studio... | Read More

60 year Gareth Sansom retrospective opens at National Gallery of Victoria

Gareth Sansom: Transformer traces the career of one of Australia’s most provocative artists. A pioneering figure of the Australian avant-garde for more than 60 years, the Melbourne-born artist is renowned for his luridly colourful and densely-layered paintings, collages and watercolours. Drawing influence from Francis Bacon and British pop art, Sansom’s works merge disparate visual... | Read More

Tate acquires Martin Parr photobooks collection

Built up over 25 years, the collection covers an unprecedented range of subjects, geographies and types of photographic practice, including many of the most iconic volumes in the history of photography. The 'photobook' is one of the most important ways that photographers present and share their work. Showing a number of images in a carefully selected order around a particular theme, these volumes... | Read More

Wesleyan University’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery presents “Black Pulp!”

Black Pulp!, an exhibition that examines evolving perspectives of Black identity in American culture and history from 1912 to 2016 through rare historical printed media shown in dialogue with contemporary works of art, is on view in the Main Gallery at Wesleyan University’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, located at 283 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown, Connecticut,... | Read More
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