Archive for May, 2018

Amy Judd’s third major solo show with Hicks Gallery on view in London

Acclaimed London artist Amy Judd unveils a monumental collection of Flora paintings in a spectacular solo show at Hicks Gallery this spring. ‘Beautifully Obscure’ sees Amy Judd’s signature female figures, captured on an impressive scale in oil on canvas, transformed into Amazonian goddesses obscured by, enveloped in and armed with gigantic, voluptuous blooms. Taking her... | Read More

Remai Modern premieres new installation by New York artist Paul Chan

On May 11, 2018 Remai Modern premiered a new work by New York-based artist Paul Chan, winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize. Paul Chan: Bathers at Night is the largest and most complex installation of his “breathers” sculptures to date. "Debuting new work is always very exciting. Paul Chan is an extraordinary artist who combines historical and philosophical reference points, but whose... | Read More

Group of rare Edward Sawyer’s Native American portrait Galvanos offered by Heritage Auctions

A rare group of artist Edward Warren Sawyer's Native American Portrait Galvanos, heralded as both artistic and historic contributions to American art, will be offered by Heritage Auctions June 13-18 in Long Beach, California. Completed from 1904 to 1912, scholars credit Sawyer’s skilled ability to capture a subject’s likeness for setting a highpoint in the field of medallic art.... | Read More

Sotheby’s New York Important Watches auction brings $9.1 million

Thursday’s auction of Important Watches at Sotheby’s New York achieved $9.1 million, the highest total since 2016. Highlighting the diversity of timepieces available at auction – from singing bird boxes and marine chronometers to vintage wristwatches and modern sport watches – the sale featured 15 lots over $100,000. Daryn Schnipper, Chairman of Sotheby’s... | Read More

Archives of American Art announces digitization of material donated by Matt Mullican

The Archives of American Art announced the digitization of 77 notebooks created by the multi-faceted artist Matt Mullican (b. 1951) that the artist gifted to the Archives from 2014 to 2017. Available on-line at the Archives’ website, the notebooks’ depth of content include hundreds of drawings and sketches, conceptual frameworks, notes, lists, calendars, travel logistics, and diary... | Read More

Exhibition challenges architects and designers to envision what it means to be a citizen today

For the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the U.S. Pavilion, commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and The University of Chicago (UChicago) of Educational and Cultural Affairs, presents Dimensions of Citizenship . The exhibition challenges architects and designers to envision what it means to be a citizen today, as critical... | Read More

Han Nefkens donates eight pieces by Dutch fashion house Viktor&Rolf to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Han Nefkens will continue to collect works by Viktor&Rolf together with the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and announces today the bequeathal of €300,000 euro, allowing the museum to continue collecting Viktor&Rolf after his death. The museum Boijmans Van Beuningen now has a total of twenty-four Viktor&Rolf pieces within its permanent collection, making it the platform for contemporary... | Read More

Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor’s first Benelux solo show opens at Reflex Gallery Amsterdam

Reflex Gallery in Amsterdam opened the first Benelux solo show of the Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor (Jakarta, 1964). The Yogyakarta-based artist is renowned for his large-scale sculptures of hybrid human, animal and technological forms. He works predominantly with bronze, stainless steel, aluminium, various used materials and resin. The exhibition runs from 26 May until 30 June 2018 and consists... | Read More

Winnipeg Art Gallery celebrates groundbreaking for Inuit Art Centre

After years of planning, the Winnipeg Art Gallery broke ground yesterday for the Inuit Art Centre, a new home for the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. Set to open in 2020, Manitoba’s 150th birthday, the Centre will connect Canada’s North and South by sharing art and stories, and quadruple hands-on programing for students. The WAG Inuit Art Centre will... | Read More

First violins imitated human voices: study

Music historians have long suspected that the inventors of the violin wanted to imitate the human voice, and a study out Monday shows how 16th to 18th century luthiers in Italy did it. Researchers at National Taiwan University asked a professional violinist to play 15 antique instruments, including one from 1570 by Andrea Amati, the early 16th-century luthier from Cremony, Italy who is considered... | Read More
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