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New York’s Marianne Boesky Gallery is hosting a posthumous exhibition of works by the self-taught luminary, Thornton Dial. Dial, who passed away in January, used found materials to create profoundly expressive paintings and assemblages. We All Live Under the Same…
Posted on Monday, 13 June 2016 11:02
While Art Basel has spawned an array of satellite fairs, there’s nothing quite like Design Miami/. Launched in 2005, Design Miami/’s two fairs run alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami each December and in Basel each June. Presenting furniture,…
Posted on Friday, 10 June 2016 11:31
Alex Rotter, the former co-head of Sotheby’s contemporary art department, will be joining Christie’s as its chairman of postwar and contemporary art. Rotter left Sotheby’s in February, after sixteen years with the auction house. He is expected to start at…
Posted on Friday, 10 June 2016 11:30
Johnny Depp, who is in the midst of a messy legal dispute with his wife, has decided to sell his collection of Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings. The nine works will be offered during Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Art auctions on June…
Posted on Friday, 10 June 2016 11:29
Sotheby’s Important Watch Sale, held Wednesday, June 8, in New York, realized $11.7 million. The top lot was the King Farouk Magician Box—a musical automaton from the early-nineteenth century. The piece, which is attributed to Piguet & Meylan, garnered $1.2…
Posted on Friday, 10 June 2016 11:17
When the noted dog breeder and judge David Roche passed away in 2013, he left behind one of the most astounding collections of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European antiques in the southern hemisphere. Roche’s treasure-filled former residence—Australia’s Fermoy House—opened as a…
Posted on Friday, 10 June 2016 11:15
Juan Montoya has a way of making interiors feel exceedingly opulent without a lot of fuss. Once pegged as a minimalist, Montoya’s style has evolved over the course of his career, but has always remained anchored in skillful restraint. Whether…
Posted on Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:52
Virginia’s Old Dominion University has received a $35-million gift from benefactors Richard and Carolyn Barry. The funds will be used to build a new art museum on the school’s campus. The Barrys will also donate their art collection, which includes…
Posted on Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:51
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has announced that it will mount an exhibition honoring the inimitable architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, in 2017. The retrospective will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth on June 8, 1867. Frank…
Posted on Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:50
The United States Senate is contemplating a bill that would help return Nazi-looted artworks to their rightful owners. The bill will loosen the statute of limitations involved in such claims, making the path to repatriation much easier. A number of…
Posted on Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:48
A new book, Chihuly: On Fire, explores four decades of glass artist Dale Chihuly's monumental career, touching on some of his best known series, including Cylinders, Venetians, and Ikebana. The tome, which includes 166 full-color plates in chronological order, was…
Posted on Thursday, 09 June 2016 12:47
Elie Nadelman is widely recognized for his spare modernist sculpture, but an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society reveals that he was also a trailblazing collector of folk art. Together with his wife, Viola Spiess Flannery, Nadelman assembled the first…
Posted on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:21
As the San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins battle it out over the Stanley Cup, Philadelphia’s Carnegie Museum of Art and the San Jose Museum of Art are getting in on the competition. The institutions have agreed that if…
Posted on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:19
The Bronx Museum has postponed a highly-anticipated exhibition of contemporary art from Cuba’s National Museum of Fine Arts. The delay was spurred by Cuba’s ambivalence to send art to the United States as it fears the works could be seized.…
Posted on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:18
Speculation that Sotheby’s is leaving the Upper East Side has been mounting since 2013. While nothing has been confirmed, The New York Post recently reported that the auction house enlisted the real estate company JLL to assist in its search…
Posted on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:16
A pair of Old Master paintings by Aniello Falcone and Valentin de Boulogne have been recovered in Britain. The works were stolen separately in 1994 from the former Italian prime minister Emilio Colombo and an accountant. The current owner, who…
Posted on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:15
Alix Aymé’s life reads like a movie—a dramatic tale punctuated by war, loss, and the healing power of art. So it was only natural that Joel Fletcher and John Copenhaver of Virginia’s Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art decided to create a documentary…
Posted on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 10:55
Christie’s will offer works from the collection of art critic Brian Sewell this September in London. Sewell, who passed away in 2015, wrote a popular column for Britain’s The Evening Standard and was best known for his sharp criticism of…
Posted on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 10:54
The University of Iowa is planning to build a museum to house its $500-million art collection, which includes works by Jackson Pollock, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. Officials working on the project have selected the Des…
Posted on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 10:53
Olafur Eliasson, who is widely considered one of the most influential and pioneering artists of his generation, has created a number of site-specific installations at the opulent Palace of Versailles in France. Best known for his sculptures and large-scale installations…
Posted on Tuesday, 07 June 2016 10:51
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