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When Mary met Edgar: Exploring Cassatt and Degas

There are love stories about kindred spirits. There are others about far-off admirers. This is a story of both. In 2014, Christopher Ward visited an art exhibit that explored the relationship between French Impressionist Edgar Degas and American artist Mary Cassatt. The two were inseparable in the late 1870s. They kept studios blocks from each other in Paris and met frequently when in town.... | Read More

In Dijon, where mustard rules, you can also meet an ancient goddess

Say “Dijon,” and it is likely that the word mustard will spring to mind. You can enjoy free tastings and buy just about any flavor of mustard (from cassis to horseradish) in the pedestrian medieval center of this sleepy city in Burgundy wine country. But few know that most of the mustard seed now used in making Dijon mustard comes from Canada (the seed that grows here is mostly used... | Read More

Chisenhale Gallery Director Polly Staple appointed Director of Collection, British Art at Tate

Polly Staple has been appointed Director of Collection, British Art, Tate. Taking up the post in January 2020, Staple will succeed Ann Gallagher in leading the development of the world’s greatest collection of British art, managing the research and acquisition of works from 1500 to the present day. She will work with the curatorial team at Tate Britain, led by the gallery’s Director,... | Read More

Kasmin opens ‘James Rosenquist: Two Paintings’

Kasmin in cooperation with the Estate of James Rosenquist and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (London, Paris, Salzburg), announces an exhibition of two important paintings by James Rosenquist. On view at the gallery’s flagship 509 West 27th Street location, both works—Joystick (2002) and The Geometry of Fire (2011)—reflect Rosenquist’s lifelong fascination with space, real and... | Read More

The Cleveland Museum of Art announces stellar group of new acquisitions

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include a monumental 18th-century Chinese landscape painting; a 16th-century Mannerist painting by Maso da San Friano; 38 photographs of the Indian Rebellion; a selection of works on paper by influential Latin American artists; and a contemporary sculpture by celebrated artist Simone Leigh. Created by artist Yuan Yao, Cantilevered Road to Shu is... | Read More

French architect Jean Nouvel workshop sues Paris concert hall

Top architect Jean Nouvel is suing one of his former clients, the Philharmonie concert hall in Paris, in a dispute over the cost of building the venue, which opened in 2015. In a complaint filed in the Paris court on October 14, his company Ateliers Jean Nouvel counters a 170-million-euro ($190-million) claim lodged by the Philharmonie de Paris against his company. The concert hall argues the... | Read More

Startled marmot and a fox lead the way at Wildlife Photography Awards

Titled “The Moment,” the picture shows a Tibetan fox about to pounce on an almost comically startled-looking marmot. The image earned Chinese photographer Yongqing Bao the wildlife photographer of the year award at the Natural History Museum in London. One of 19 photographs honored by the museum, the picture spread widely online after the awards were announced Tuesday. But while the... | Read More

Ramsay Fairs add VOLTA to their portfolio of art fairs

Ramsay Fairs, owners of PULSE Art Fair and Affordable Art Fair, is delighted to announce that VOLTA will join their portfolio with immediate effect. Ramsay Fairs has purchased VOLTA from Merchandise Mart Properties Inc (MMPI). MMPI acquired VOLTA in 2007 from the Founders: Amanda Coulson, Uli Voges, Friedrich Loock, and Kavi Gupta. VOLTA, the contemporary art fair known for its eclectic and... | Read More

Artist Huang Yong Ping dies at the age of 65

French contemporary artist of Chinese origin, Huang Yong Ping, has died suddenly on October 19, 2019 at the age of 65. Born in 1954 in Xiamen, Fujian, China, he is recognized as a major figure of avant-garde art in China and world-wide. Huang Yong Ping has been represented by kamel mennour (Paris/London) since 2009. In the mid-1980's in China, the artist undertook a combative practice aiming to... | Read More

Major exhibition at MoMA displays over 100 important works by Latin American artists

The Museum of Modern Art opened Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction―The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift, a major exhibition drawn primarily from the paintings, sculptures, and works on paper donated to the Museum by the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros between 1997 and 2016. On view from October 21, 2019, through March 14, 2020, Sur moderno celebrates the arrival of the most... | Read More
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