Archive for January, 2019

Gary Hume’s first one-person exhibition in Los Angeles in over twenty-five years opens at Matthew Marks

Matthew Marks is presenting Gary Hume, an exhibition in his galleries at 1062 North Orange Grove and 7818 Santa Monica Boulevard. Featuring eight recent paintings in enamel on aluminum or paper and two new sculptures, this is the artist’s first one-person exhibition in Los Angeles in over twenty-five years. Hume’s new paintings include several large-scale depictions of the sea. Some... | Read More

Fine autographs and artifacts featuring Presidents to be auctioned

In honor of Washington's Birthday, RR Auction's February Fine Autograph and Artifact Auction includes a remarkable assortment of nearly 200 presidential autographs with online bidding through February 6, 2019. The sale is highlighted by an excessively rare William Henry Harrison document signed as president. The rare one-page document signed "W. H. Harrison,” dated August 28, 1841. The... | Read More

MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna opens Mika Rottenberg’s first Italian institutional solo exhibition

From 31st January to 19th May 2019 MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna will be presenting Mika Rottenberg’s first Italian institutional solo exhibition, curated by Lorenzo Balbi. This Argentine born artist who grew up in Israel and is now based in New York is a centre stage player on the contemporary world scene. She appropriates the imposing volumes of the Sala delle... | Read More

The Institute of Contemporary Arts opens Morag Keil’s first major solo exhibition

The Institute of Contemporary Arts presents Moarg Kiel, the first major solo exhibition by London-based Scottish artist Morag Keil. The exhibition revisits key works from the past eight years of the artist’s career, centring on four major installations that have been reconceived and remade for this presentation and are now brought together for the first time. The exhibition presents these... | Read More

From Monarchy To Modernism Highlights Women Artists Who Overcame Barriers

For hundreds of years in Europe, women were mostly shut out from making art and music professionally, or overshadowed by their male colleagues. An exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art looks at a handful of female painters who managed to transcend enormous barriers. The exhibit’s called “Women Artists in Europe from Monarchy to Modernism.” This week in the Art&Seek... | Read More

Ice, Bling and Ballet Rule at This Dazzling Houston Party

Houston Ballet Ball co-chair Kelley Lubanko might have been away, skiing in snowy Utah, the night of the ball’s underwriter soirée at Tenenbaum Jewelers, but in the vitrines and display cases there was enough ice and bling to send the ball’s other co-chair, Leigh Smith, into a festive swoon. The evening was not only a … Continued

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Asylum-Seeker Barred From Entering Australia Wins Its Richest Literary Prize

Behrouz Boochani, who has been detained offshore since 2013, had to compose his debut using WhatsApp messages. Now, that book has earned him the Victorian Prize for Literature

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How Instagram Is Changing Book Covers

At a time when half of all book purchases in the U.S. are made on Amazon — and many of those on mobile — the first job of a book cover, after gesturing at the content inside, is to look great in miniature. That means that where fine details once thrived, splashyprints have taken over, grounding text that’s sturdy enough to be deciphered on screens ranging from medium to miniscule.... | Read More

Highly Anticipated New Heights H-E-B is Already an Instagram Hit — See All the New Features

There’s no I in Team — or the nifty sign outside the brand new double-decker H-E-B at 2300 North Shepherd. The red block letters, matching the H-E-B logo, almost say The Heights. But it’s actually “The He_ghts.” This was no mistake. It was an intentional ploy to encourage shoppers to hop in for a little … Continued

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Museums Shut Doors as Midwest Freezes

Madison, Wisconsin’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit’s Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago were among those that shuttered. Read More

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