Archive for March, 2018

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Hermès gems lift Heritage Auctions’ Luxury Accessories Auction beyond $1.4 million

Multiple bidders drove the final price for an Hermès Limited Edition 35cm Barenia Leather & Osier Wicker Picnic Kelly Bag with Palladium Hardware to $62,500 to help push the total from Heritage Auctions' Spring Luxury Accessories Auction to $1,438,852 March 25 in Dallas. The Kelly Picnic is a true collector's piece. This limited edition piece, created using wicker and leather, was introduced... | Read More

Quinn’s April 14 auction features collection of Wedgwood expert and historian Adele Barnett

In 1759, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons founded a family-owned and operated company whose distinctive wares became synonymous with fine English pottery and decorative accessories. On April 14, an important representation of 18th- to 20th-century Wedgwood blue jasperware will be offered on American shores, at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia. It is the collection of Wedgwood... | Read More

SALTS opens exhibition of works by Kasia Fudakowski, Maria Loboda, and Zoe Paul

Infinity has its Limits brings together works by Kasia Fudakowski, Maria Loboda and Zoë Paul. All share an interest in re-working elements of traditional sculpture, design and architecture through processes of historical excavation. What are our social norms and how do we navigate them? The exhibition investigates a certain cultural landscape, where historical signifiers are superimposed with... | Read More

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago opens first North American museum survey of Otobong Nkanga

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first North American museum survey of Nigerian-born, Belgium-based artist Otobong Nkanga, whose work explores the relationship between Africa and the Western world, with a focus on the intense mining of natural resources since the rise of global capitalism. Drawing from a range of media including drawing, photography, tapestry, and installation... | Read More

Sotheby’s 2018 Spring Auction Wine Sales day 1: 100% sold, total US$12.9 million

Sotheby’s opened its Spring Sale Series in Hong Kong with the first of a two-day offering of wines and whiskeys, comprising the Cellar from the Estate of Jerry Perenchio and a various-owner Finest & Rarest Wines sale. Together, the two auctions brought an overall total of HK$101,075,865 / US$12,879,087, with 100% of lots sold. “The first part of The Cellar from the Estate of Jerry... | Read More

Oklahoma City Museum of Art welcomes Cannes award winner in video art exhibition

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is presenting a rare opportunity to view the works of Cannes Film Festival award winning filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a leading figure in contemporary film and art. Opening Saturday, March 31, OKCMOA’s “Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness” uniquely presents a selected survey of rarely seen experimental short films and video... | Read More

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth opens FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram

Spanning painting, sculpture, collage, and installation, Kamrooz Aram's work investigates the complex relationship between Western modernism and classical non-Western art. By highlighting their formal connections, he reveals the typically downplayed role that non-Western art and design have played in the development of modernism and its drive toward abstraction. Challenging the traditionally... | Read More

New York’s Met Opera to stage opera for toddlers

The Metropolitan Opera of New York is wooing a younger audience -- make that very, very young. It is putting on an opera for toddlers to see how they react to the music and singing. The 40-minute show, called "BambinO", will run from April 30 to May 5, offering 10 free concerts. It premiered last year in Manchester, England. The work was composed by Lliam Paterson, a young Scottish composer, and... | Read More
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