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Christie’s to offer monumental canvas by Yves Klein

Yves Klein’s monumental Barbara (ANT 113), 1960 (estimate: $12-18 million) will highlight Christie’s Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art on 13 November. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this work will benefit The Water Academy for Sustainable and Responsible Development Foundation. The Water Academy SRD is an international initiative whose mission is to create a... | Read More

Jennifer Angus’ largest insect art installation dazzles at the MFA, St. Petersburg

When you think of insects, art may not be the first word that comes to mind. Where many see nuisance pests and recoil, artist Jennifer Angus looks deeper and embraces their natural beauty — the rainbow colors of their giant wings and exoskeleton, the wispiness of an antenna, the jagged design of their legs. In her eyes, insects are not to be feared, but celebrated. Angus, one of the top... | Read More

Over generations, Inuit draw inspiration from an unforgiving land

Hours before flying off to her debut show in Toronto, Ooloosie Saila, a rising star in the Canadian art world, was hiding in her grandmother’s room on the frozen edge of the Arctic Ocean, cowering in fear. Between her and the future stood the man in the next room, a relative who was drunk and raging — again. She perched on the bed, terrified he would burst in. Then, she packed in a... | Read More

Rembrandt etchings feature in Old Master through Modern Prints at Swann

Old Master Through Modern Prints at Swann Galleries on Tuesday, October 29 will offer an important selection of prints by Rembrandt van Rijn. Also on offer are works from European and American virtuosos. Rembrandt etchings from the John Villarino Collection form the cornerstone of the Old Master offering. In 1995 Villarino turned his collecting tastes toward Rembrandt as he recognized the... | Read More

Christie’s Collector Week including the Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill totals $6,578,125

Christie’s Collector week, a three-day series of sales taking place from October 15-17, collectively totaled $6,578,125. The week of sales concluded with The Collection of Lee Bouvier Radziwill, which totaled $1,266,000, and was 94% sold by lot and 96% sold by value. There was global participation with bidders from 27 countries spanning five continents. Commenting on the Collection of Lee... | Read More

A major UK retrospective of mid-century British painter Victor Willing opens at Hastings Contemporary

Hastings Contemporary opened the first major UK retrospective of work by British artist Victor Willing (1928-1988) since his death, charting each decade of his tumultuous life and career from his time at the Slade, his life in Portugal, and back to London and his untimely death from multiple sclerosis. As part of Hastings Contemporary’s ambitious and expanded programme, the exhibition... | Read More

MoMA announces publication on the history of MoMA PS1

This fall, The Museum of Modern Art will release the first publication on the history of MoMA PS1, which traces the institution’s evolution from the 1970s to today through interviews, ephemera, never-before-seen images, and an extensive exhibition history. Since 1976, MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, has been a crucible for radical experimentation, engaging artists from a range of... | Read More

Most substantial survey of George Stubbs in UK for 35 years showing at MK Gallery this autumn

George Stubbs: ‘all done from Nature’ at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes brings together more than 40 paintings and 40 prints and drawings including the rare loan of the National Gallery’s masterpiece Whistlejacket, as well as lesser known works, some of which have not been seen in the UK for decades. George Stubbs (1724-1806) is one of the UK’s greatest artists. A self-taught... | Read More

Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam exhibits works by Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2019 finalists

On 19 October, Prix de Rome Visual Arts 2019 opened to the public at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The nominated artists, Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Esiri Erheriene-Essi, Femke Herregraven and Rory Pilgrim, have developed new work especially for the Prix de Rome. Two weeks after the opening, on Thursday 31 October, Ingrid van Engelshoven, Minister of Education, Culture and Science,... | Read More

Museum der Moderne Salzburg examines the interpenetration of the city and the human body

Cities have always been a stage and engine for art and social change, and as such have also emerged as a subject of artistic enquiry. Our cities are the product of human imagination and endeavor as well as the setting in which our bodies exist. Their urban architecture, ideologies and economies, the encounter between different cultures, identities, and social environments all form a terrain that... | Read More
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