Archive for February, 2018

IN PRINT: March 2018

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International Slavery Museum acquires painting that depicts the powerful and resonant iconography of abolition

The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool has been awarded a significant grant to support the acquisition of its first painting to depict the powerful and resonant iconography of abolition. The £50,000 used to acquire ‘Am Not I A Man and a Brother’, a painting dating from around 1800, is the result of a joint funding effort, made possible through a generous grant award by Art... | Read More

Christie’s announces a series of auctions, viewings, and events during Asia Week New York

Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from March 16-23. This season presents six distinct live auctions featuring approximately 650 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from archaic bronzes through contemporary Indian painting. In addition to the dedicated category sales, this season includes two stand-alone auctions, The Classic... | Read More

New, large-scale paintings by Chris Martin on view at Anton Kern Gallery

For his third exhibition at the Anton Kern Gallery, Chris Martin presents a number of new, large-scale paintings, inspired by the gallery’s two-story atrium and the artist’s new upstate painting studio. Chris Martin is something of a New York institution. His Brooklyn studio floor radiates with years of glitter traces and paint stains. He approaches every canvas with a deep knowledge... | Read More

The Duchess of Cambridge unveils Patron’s Tour at the National Portrait Gallery

The Duchess of Cambridge visited the National Portrait Gallery, London on Wednesday 28 February, to unveil a personal selection of portraits that comprise a Patron's Trail of the major new exhibition Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography, which opens on Thursday 1 March. The Duchess, who has been Patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012, selected seven images from the... | Read More

New exhibition explores British influence on the quintessential American painter Winslow Homer

The 19th-century painter Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is one of the most beloved figures in American art, perhaps most associated with the pastoral beauty of rural America and his dramatic Maine seascapes. The new exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, opening March 1 and on view through May 20, 2018 at the Milwaukee Art Museum, explores how English artists and Homer’s nearly... | Read More

Exhibition at Atlas Gallery celebrates Richard Caldicott’s 30-year career

Over 30 works by acclaimed British contemporary artist Richard Caldicott, many of which have never been exhibited before, are on display at Atlas Gallery this spring. The exhibition celebrates Caldicott’s 30-Year career, gathering an exciting variety of works in all media, shown together for the first time. From early photographs through to his recent prints and paintings, the show... | Read More

‘African Mona Lisa’ smashes estimates at London auction

A long-lost portrait of a Nigerian princess dubbed the "African Mona Lisa" sold at auction in London on Wednesday for £1.2 million (1.4 million euros, $1.7 million), exceeding estimates and setting a record for the artist. The 1974 painting of Adetutu "Tutu" Ademiluyi, by Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu, was expected to fetch up to £300,000 (339,000 euros, $414,000) when it went under the hammer... | Read More

Bavarian State Painting Collections open major special exhibition to the work of Paul Klee

With ‘Construction of Mystery’ the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen are dedicating their first ever major special exhibition to the work of Paul Klee, featuring around 150 works. The exhibition revolves around Klee’s productive years at the Bauhaus and the conflicts within modernism in the 1920s. The show presents Klee as a ‘thinking artist’ who systematically... | Read More

Getty Museum presents rare early American photographs

The early history of paper photography in the United States is a formative but rarely studied aspect of the medium’s evolution. While Americans were at first slow to adopt Europe’s negative-positive photographic practices, the country’s territorial expansion and Civil War increased demand for images that were easy to reproduce and distribute. The exhibition Paper Promises: Early... | Read More
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