Archive for June, 2018

French nudists get cheeky with theme park and museum outings

After a nude yoga class in a Paris park and a "no clothes day" at the city's trendiest art museum, hundreds of naturists are due to descend on a theme park near the French capital Sunday for a spot of trampolining. France may be the world's top destination for naturist tourism -- with up to four million people holidaying "au naturel" every year -- but up until recently, French nudists have been... | Read More

Tripoli Gallery opens exhibition of 40 new drawings and related sculptures by Keith Sonnier

Tripoli Gallery opened its second solo exhibition with Keith Sonnier, Tragedy and Comedy. Curated around 40 new drawings and accompanied by related sculptures, Tragedy and Comedy is on view from June 29th through July 29th, 2018. Tragedy and Comedy illustrates the artist’s continued creative process during a period of personal health challenges. During this past year, Sonnier produced six... | Read More

Galerie Lelong & Co. exhibits a selection of historical and recent paintings, sculptures, and works on paper

Galerie Lelong & Co. is presenting Of the Self and of the Other, the first exhibition to bring together the works of Etel Adnan, Ione Saldanha, and Carolee Schneemann, featuring a selection of historical and recent paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Of the Self and of the Other is titled after one of Adnan’s poems, “There: In the Light and in the Darkness of the Self and of... | Read More

Julien’s Auctions to offer property from the collection of Bob Mackie

Julien’s Auctions will celebrate the timeless glamour and inimitable style and genius of the legendary fashion and costume designer, Bob Mackie in Property from the Collection of Bob Mackie, the world–record breaking auction house’s fashion auction event of the season taking place on Saturday, November 17, 2018 live in Los Angeles and online at julienslive.com (left to right:... | Read More

Clark Art Institute opens video exhibition of works by Jennifer Steinkamp

The Clark Art Institute will present the work of Los Angeles-based media and installation artist Jennifer Steinkamp as the subject of its first video exhibition. The exhibition, Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye, consists of six pieces including a new projection, Blind Eye, conceived by the artist to interact with the Clark’s 140-acre setting and the architecture of the Lunder Center at Stone... | Read More

Art dynasty heir Wildenstein cleared at Paris fraud trial

Guy Wildenstein, the Franco-American patriarch of an art-dealing dynasty, was cleared Friday of tax fraud after being accused of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from French authorities. A first trial for him and other family members collapsed in January 2017, but French prosecutors successfully appealed for a re-trial, only to suffer a second setback on Friday when the Wildensteins were... | Read More

Rarely displayed pastels by Degas, Millet and their contemporaries on view at MFA Boston

The fragility of powdery pigment and the light sensitivity of the paper on which it rests mean pastels can rarely be exhibited—typically for only a few months per decade. French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), provides an opportunity to see nearly 40 masterworks by 10 avant-garde artists who reinvigorated the challenging medium in the 19th... | Read More

Glasgow art school to be partially demolished after blaze

One of the world's top art schools is to be partially demolished after it was gutted by a second devastating fire, Glasgow City Council said Friday. Flames tore through the Glasgow School of Art's famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh building on June 15, destroying four years of restoration work after a previous blaze. Glasgow City Council confirmed parts of the building need to be brought down after... | Read More

PAFA exhibits more than 100 new acquisitions and rarely seen gems

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts invites you to explore the idea of space and unique spaces in Infinite Spaces: Rediscovering PAFA’s Permanent Collection, on view June 30 – September 9, 2018, and occupying both the Fisher Brooks Gallery in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building and the Richard C. von Hess Foundation Works on Paper Gallery in the Historic Landmark Building.... | Read More

Step Away From The ‘Trauma Buffet’ With These 5 Beach Reads By Authors Of Color

Sometimes it seems like authors of color are relegated to writing about nothing but suffering, says author Silvia Moreno-Garcia. But we all need a taste of happiness — starting with these five books.

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