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National Gallery of Canada resumes state-of-the-art restoration of the Canada Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

After close to 60 years of exhibitions featuring the work of some of Canada’s most celebrated artists and architects, the Canada Pavilion in Venice, Italy is undergoing a major, $3-million restoration. The designated heritage building is an important architectural landmark in the Giardini di Castello, the traditional site of the International Art and Architecture Exhibitions of La Biennale... | Read More

Large-scale sculptures and works on paper by Robert Grosvenor on view at Paula Cooper Gallery

Paula Cooper Gallery is presenting an exhibition of work by Robert Grosvenor at 521 West 21st Street. Known primarily as a sculptor, Grosvenor has eluded artistic categorization during his more than fifty-year career, producing diverse, singular works that explore the spatial dynamics between object, architecture, and viewer. The exhibition includes two large-scale sculptures as well as a... | Read More

Nineteenth-century Louisiana album reaches $93K at Swann Galleries

Swann Galleries opened the 2018 season with a $1.6M auction of Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks on February 15. Important rare and unique work, both fine art and vernacular, brought a variety of buyers to the fore, with especially active bidding by institutions. Leading the auction and closing to applause was Photographic Views of the Red River Raft, 1873, one of three extant copies of... | Read More

Nineteenth-century Louisiana album reaches $93K at Swann Galleries

Swann Galleries opened the 2018 season with a $1.6M auction of Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks on February 15. Important rare and unique work, both fine art and vernacular, brought a variety of buyers to the fore, with especially active bidding by institutions. Leading the auction and closing to applause was Photographic Views of the Red River Raft, 1873, one of three extant copies of... | Read More

“Money and Medals: Mapping the UK’s numismatic collections” opens at the British Museum

Money and Medals: mapping the UK’s numismatic collections is the first of two British Museum exhibitions in Room 69a to be sponsored by Spink. It celebrates the achievements of the Money and Medals Network, one of many subject specialist networks that provide help and advice to UK museums. Run by the British Museum, the Money and Medals Network promotes numismatics – the study of... | Read More

Mythical guitar-maker Gibson fighting for survival

World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very existence. The mythical company -- in Nashville, Tennessee since 1894 -- on Monday brought in a new financial director, Benson Woo, to try to rescue the ailing group. Gibson Brands, which also sells audio systems for both... | Read More

Mythical guitar-maker Gibson fighting for survival

World-famous guitar maker Gibson, whose instruments have been played by the likes of John Lennon and Elvis Presley, is facing serious financial problems that threaten its very existence. The mythical company -- in Nashville, Tennessee since 1894 -- on Monday brought in a new financial director, Benson Woo, to try to rescue the ailing group. Gibson Brands, which also sells audio systems for both... | Read More

James Cohan opens an exhibition of two major works by Bill Viola

James Cohan presents Moving Stillness, an exhibition of two major works by Bill Viola, at the gallery’s Chelsea location from Thursday, February 22 through Saturday, April 14, 2018. The exhibition features two large-scale installations, Moving Stillness: Mount Rainier 1979 (1979) and The Sleepers (1992), both significant works that use the element of water as a metaphor for human... | Read More

Michael Hoppen Gallery exhibits a rare collection of vintage silver prints by Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama is one of the most influential Japanese photographers of his generation. His major exhibition at Tate Modern in 2013 partnered his prints with those of William Klein and was a critical success, bringing his work to a wider audience. Moriyama's work has also been exhibited in some of the world's great museums such as MOMA, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, SFMoMA, The Metropolitan... | Read More

Michael Hoppen Gallery exhibits a rare collection of vintage silver prints by Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama is one of the most influential Japanese photographers of his generation. His major exhibition at Tate Modern in 2013 partnered his prints with those of William Klein and was a critical success, bringing his work to a wider audience. Moriyama's work has also been exhibited in some of the world's great museums such as MOMA, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, SFMoMA, The Metropolitan... | Read More
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