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The National Gallery of Ireland opens a unique exhibition of animal drawings by Dutch artist Frans Post

For the first time in Ireland, from 8 September – 9 December 2018, the National Gallery of Ireland presents a unique show of animal drawings by Dutch artist Frans Post (1612-1680). Admission is free. Post spent 7 years in Brazil, from 1637 to 1644, where he documented the plants and animals of the Dutch colony for its Governor-general Johan Maurits (1604-1679). This fascinating collection... | Read More

The Met opens the first North American retrospective devoted to Eugène Delacroix

French painter Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863) was one of the greatest creative figures of the 19th century. Through his choice of daring subjects and compositions, a vibrant palette, and bold brushwork, he set into motion a cascade of innovations that changed the course of art. As Van Gogh wrote in 1885: “What I find so fine about Delacroix is precisely that he reveals the liveliness... | Read More

Hauser & Wirth to open a gallery space in St. Moritz, Switzerland

Iwan Wirth, President and co-Founder of Hauser & Wirth, announced today that the gallery will inaugurate a new space in St. Moritz, in the heart of Switzerland’s Engadin Valley. Opening in December 2018 with an exhibition of works by renowned late French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz is a natural extension of the gallery’s activities in its native... | Read More

Christie’s to auction 3,000-year-old Assyrian relief from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II

Christie’s announced an important Assyrian relief will highlight the Antiquities sale on 31 October in New York as part of Classic Week (estimate on request). The finest example of Assyrian art to come to the market in decades, the work will be sold on behalf of the Virginia Theological Seminary to underwrite a scholarship fund. According to G. Max Bernheimer, International Department Head... | Read More

Paris show blends happiness and melancholia of young Pablo Picasso

More than 300 works from two key periods in Pablo Picasso's early years go on display in Paris on Tuesday, the first time they have been brought together in the city where the Spanish master took his first steps toward revolutionary new territories of modern art. "Picasso: Blue and Rose" delves into the formative days from 1900 to 1906 when the young artist was living the Bohemian life in a... | Read More

Hirschl & Adler Modern opens exhibition of recent paintings by David Ligare

For over forty years, David Ligare has been making paintings that conceptually link ancient Greek philosophy to contemporary social needs. Through established painting tropes like the figure and the landscape, Ligare has been embedding tenets of Plato and Aristotle within deftly painted scenes allegorizing social issues such as literacy and homelessness. With Still Life, the artist continues his... | Read More

Peana opens ‘Common Forms’: A group exhibition curated by Owen Duffy

This exhibition is a love letter to the common form, a type of recent abstraction related to the utopian movements of modernism. In the early twentieth century, modernists like Joaquín Torres García and Luis Barragán pursued geometries that were, supposedly, universal. Accessible and applicable to all, these forms would, quixotically, change the world and unite subjects. Today, this exhibition... | Read More

Charles Trevelyan’s first-ever U.S. solo show opens at Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York

Carpenters Workshop Gallery | New York is presenting Fuse, Australian designer Charles Trevelyan’s solo exhibition, from September 13 through October 27, 2018. The exhibition marks the London-based designer’s first-ever US solo exhibition. Fuse features five new works executed in resin and Hotavlje stone mined from Slovenia and a selection of twelve recent pieces... | Read More

Exhibitions illuminate how the Cold War was fought through psychology, science, and culture

The Cold War was waged not only through politics and the stockpiling of world-ending bombs, but in every sphere of life. Two new exhibitions at the Wende Museum illuminate how the Cold War was fought through psychology, science, and culture – while provoking compelling questions about how art, media, and even our own minds might be at play in the ideological battles of today. The War of... | Read More

Regen Projects opens an exhibition of new paintings by Lari Pittman

Regen Projects is presenting an exhibition of new paintings by Lari Pittman. On view are twelve portraits of textile fabrics arranged alongside their corresponding human portrait. This marks his eighth solo presentation at the gallery. Over the course of his decades-long career, Pittman has developed a singular visual aesthetic that has established him as one of the most important painters of... | Read More
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