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David Zwirner to represent the Paul Klee Family

David Zwirner announced its exclusive collaboration with the Klee Family. The gallery is planning a solo exhibition of works by Paul Klee entirely from the Klee Family collection for September 2019 in New York. This spring, a one-artist presentation of works by Klee will be the focus of the gallery’s booth at TEFAF, New York. A pioneering modernist of unrivaled creative output, Paul Klee... | Read More

Notre-Dame paintings removed amid lead pollution fears

French art experts headed into the stricken Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris to remove all the remaining paintings on Friday despite warnings from an environmental group that the site could be a toxic health threat. Officials from the culture ministry were allowed into the 850-year-old landmark to begin retrieving the artworks after fire service officials declared the scorched structure safe enough... | Read More

Gazelli Art House opens an exhibition of works by Italian artist Giovanni Ozzola

Gazelli Art House is presenting 1982, a third solo show with the gallery by the Italian artist, Giovanni Ozzola. At the core of this poetic odyssey is a film, titled Warm Shadow # Intro, 2019. Debuting during the show, the 2’30’’ film depicts a pair of female legs coming out of the water to a speeding heartbeat and just as quickly submerging back into the stillness of water.... | Read More

Lego, Game of Thrones and Monopoly help British Museum tell the story of toy money

A new free display at the British Museum opening today examines the story of toy money. Playing with money: currency and games brings together highlights from the Museum’s collection – many on display for the first time – which explore how we understand money and economics through board games, toys, gambling, computer games and fantasy games. Playing with money focuses on the... | Read More

Helter Skelter II to be offered on May 16 at Phillips

Phillips announced that it will offer Mark Bradford’s Helter Skelter II, a large-scale work executed in 2007, at its May 16 Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art in New York. Its companion work, Helter Skelter I, was sold by Phillips on behalf of tennis great John McEnroe at its March 2018 auction in London for a record price of $12 million. It was purchased by The Broad Museum in... | Read More

The Jewish Museum opens contemporary art exhibition inspired by global icon Leonard Cohen

The Jewish Museum presents Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, a contemporary art exhibition devoted to the imagination and legacy of the influential singer/songwriter, man of letters, and global icon from Montreal, Canada. The exhibition is on view from April 12 through September 8, 2019. Organized by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), where it debuted, the exhibition is... | Read More

Julien’s Auctions announces Music Icons: Property From The Estate of Greg Lake

Julien’s Auctions has announced Property From The Estate of Greg Lake as part of their Music Icons auction taking place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 with historical items by other music legends live at Hard Rock Cafe New York and online at The auction will feature guitars, memorabilia, stage wardrobe, personal items, tour ephemera and more owned and used by legendary... | Read More

Christie’s to offer rare Modigliani sculpture in May

On May 13, Christie’s will offer Amedeo Modigliani’s limestone sculpture, Tête, carved circa 1911-1912, in its New York Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art (estimate: $30-40 million). The present work is among the finest examples of the approximately twenty-six carved stones that defined Modigliani’s sculptural output, and one of the last left in private hands.... | Read More

Exhibition examines the use of Christian iconography in contemporary art

The Hall Art Foundation is presenting a group exhibition, The Passion, being held at its Schloss Derneburg location. Installed throughout the cloister of the former monastery, the show examines the use of Christian iconography in contemporary art, while paying homage to Schloss Derneburg’s long ecclesiastical history. The show features approximately one hundred paintings, sculptures,... | Read More

Caravaggio’s ornamental shield depicting the severed head of Medusa loaned for exhibition in Munich

Last week—quite literally at the eleventh hour—the Bavarian State Painting Collections received news that the Italian Ministry of the Interior and the authorities for cultural-heritage protection in Milan and Rome have granted permission for Caravaggio’s world-famous ornamental shield depicting the severed head of Medusa to leave the country and feature as another high-profile... | Read More
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