Archive for February, 2019

Inside the Small Art World Where Connections Span the Globe — and a New Dallas Design District Space is Vital

The so-called art world truly is quite tiny, or at least when you think of yourself as an official citizen and not a tourist. I feel as though I am always one degree of separation at any moment from meeting an artist from another part of the globe. Perhaps I am giving myself too much credit, but given the … Continued

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New work by Ai Weiwei on view in Toronto amid diplomatic tensions between Canada and China

Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. On February 28, Ai Weiwei: Unbroken opened at the Gardiner Museum, featuring iconic ceramic works, including Sunflower Seeds and Coca Cola Vase, recent works in blue-and-white porcelain depicting the global refugee crisis, and objects in other media,... | Read More

Exhibition documents transformative moments of the twentieth century

The San Antonio Museum of Art opened the special exhibition Capturing the Moment: Photographs from the Marie Brenner and Ernest Pomerantz Collection on February 22. The exhibition celebrates the gift of more than 850 photographs from collectors Marie Brenner and Ernest Pomerantz. The works in the exhibition date from the 1920s to the 1970s and track transformative events including The Great... | Read More

Philippe Vergne appointed new Director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art

Serralves Foundation’s Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Philippe Vergne as Director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. Philippe Vergne will start at his new position in April 2019. With an impressive career in the field of contemporary art, Philippe Vergne previously headed some of the most prestigious art institutions in the United States and Europe. Most... | Read More

Pace opens an exhibition of paintings by Adolph Gottlieb

Pace Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Adolph Gottlieb (1903 – 1974), a leader of the New York School and seminal force in abstraction. Drawing together works from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation alongside a number of paintings on loan from major institutions—including The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Jewish Museum, Albright-Knox Art... | Read More

A record for Malick Sidibé in Swann Photo Sale

Photographs: Art & Visual Culture on February 21 at Swann Galleries, a curated sale celebrating photographs as physical objects, saw success across the board with contemporary, twentieth-century and vernacular photography taking the spotlight. Malick Sidibé led the sale with a grouping of 38 silver prints presented in custom frames by the artist, 1964-2001. The images highlighted the breadth... | Read More

Eclectic musical virtuoso Andre Previn dies at 89

Andre Previn -- the multifaceted musician whose work ranged from composing Oscar-winning film scores to playing jazz piano to conducting the world's elite orchestras -- died Thursday, his management agency said. He was 89. The prolific German-American musician -- who won four Oscars, 10 Grammys and a coveted Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement honor during his storied career -- also had his... | Read More

Fondatian Louis Vuitton in Paris opens an exhibition of works from the Courtauld Collection

The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism reveals the discerning eye and commitment of Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947), one of the greatest art patrons of the 20th century. Created in close associations with his wife Elizabeth, the collction of this textile manufacturer with distant French origins, was largely assembled between 1923 and 1929, and compromises an exceptional group of French... | Read More

Artemis Gallery sets new house record with $1.4M+ antiquities, ancient art auction

Antiquities, ancient and ethnographic art of exceptional quality continue to put Artemis Gallery on the international map as a discerning and trustworthy source for buyers. That message was reinforced most recently on February 21 as the suburban Boulder, Colorado, auction house set a new house record exceeding $1.4 million, inclusive of 24.5% buyer’s premium and after-sales. “We were... | Read More

Freeman’s sells rare painting and sets new auction record

On February 27, Freemans’s sold a rare work by the Master of the Embroidered Foliage for an impressive $2,470,000, setting a new world auction record for such a work. One of only 10 works attributed to the Master, the “Nursing Madonna” generated a great deal of inquiries from around the world. It led to a spirited competition between eighteen telephone bidders from Australia,... | Read More
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