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The Heard Museum presents David Hockney’s first exhibition in Arizona

In celebration of its 90th anniversary, the Heard Museum is hosting an original exhibition: David Hockney's Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry beginning. Yosemite Valley is the shared inspiration and connection point between the work of one of the greatest living artists and the Miwok and Mono Lake Paiute women who created some of the most spectacular examples of California basketry from... | Read More

Zeitz MOCAA collection reimagined in ‘Two Together’

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa has revealed the details of an exciting new exhibition, presenting works from its collection in a new and reimagined format. The Zeitz MOCAA Collection houses a unique and extensive body of works by some of the continent and its diaspora’s most exciting established and emerging artists. The exhibition, which includes a selection of these works,... | Read More

Three real exotics for sale at the next H&H Classics auction online December 4th

If you want a car that is really special and different there is just one man to go to the in the UK, Andy Saunders, who produced this extraordinary vehicle based on a Citroen chassis, now for sale with H&H Classics at their next Auction Online on December 4th. Built in 1984 by Andy Saunders. This car was constructed entirely in steel and hand rolled. Welded to a steel frame and when first... | Read More

These artists refuse to forget the wars in Iraq

Over the last month, Iraqis fed up with corruption and unemployment have staged the country’s largest protests since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Hundreds of them have died at the hands of national security forces. The Iraq conflict is still going on — and yet the country has largely disappeared from America’s news broadcasts, social media streams and campaign trails.... | Read More

Two-person figural painting show featuring February James and John Rivas opens at Ross + Kramer Gallery

Ross + Kramer Gallery is presenting “Double Trouble” this fall, running through January 11, 2020. Artists February James and John Rivas were brought together by curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, who links the two based on their proclivity for rendering the figure in a way that cultivates a dialogue about identity, memory, family trauma, and negating stereotypes. The paintings in the... | Read More

Rare branch mint proof half dollar sells for $504,000 at auction

Numismatic auction powerhouse Stack’s Bowers Galleries just sold a famous and ultra-rare 1838-O Capped Bust Half Dollar at the Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center for $504,000. The 1838-O half dollar is one of only nine known to exist from an estimated mintage of no more than 20 coins. This issue represents the first half dollars struck by the then newly opened... | Read More

Exhibition aims to reframe our view of photography

The Worcester Art Museum is presenting Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman, a new exhibition that demonstrates photography’s profound influence on contemporary art in the mid- to late 20th century. For much of its history, photography—and other photo-based arts such as film and television—were seen by art historians as secondary media, and artists who used them were... | Read More

Richard Saltoun Gallery opens an exhibition on maternal politics, identity and embodiment

The first in a two-part exhibition on maternal politics, identity and embodiment, ‘Matrescence’ brings together an international range of works from immediately contemporary artists with an older generation of artists to address the unresolved issues around maternal subjectivity, embodiment and politics; issues that remain as pertinent today as when they were first explored in the... | Read More

DC Moore Gallery opens an exhibition by Duane Michals

Coinciding with the Morgan Library & Museum’s expansive retrospective The Illusions of the Photographer: Duane Michals at the Morgan (through February 2, 2020), Duane Michals: Mischievous Eye highlights the artist’s wide-ranging curiosity and irreverent spirit with several groupings of recent works as well as selected vintage prints. In this fifth solo outing with DC Moore,... | Read More

From a sewing needle to a laser cutter, a new approach to fashion

When many people think of couture they think of the most traditional, time-intensive kind of fashion; of seamstresses and tailors in white coats bent over intricate swathes of material painstakingly sewing by hand the way they have since the days of Charles Frederick Worth and Christian Dior (and Marie Antoinette, for that matter). Iris van Herpen, however, a 35-year-old Dutch designer who... | Read More
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