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George Ault and 1940s AmericaMarch 11–September 5, 2011Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.For information visit www.americanart.si.edu or call 202.633.7970During the turbulent 1940s, artist George Ault (1891-1948) created precise, yet eerie pictures—works of art that have come to be seen, following…
Posted on Friday, 08 April 2011 02:21
June 18–October 2, 2011Monterey Museum of Art, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, CAFor information call 831.372.5477 or visit www.montereyart.orgEdward Weston is among the twentieth century’s most influential art photographers and widely respected for his many contributions to the field of photography.…
Posted on Friday, 08 April 2011 02:12
June 11–September 18, 2011The Denver Art Museum, 13th Avenue between, Denver, ColoradoFor information call 720.865.5000 or visit www.denverartmuseum.orgThe Denver Art Museum (DAM) takes a closer look at the medium of clay throughout seven exhibitions that are all part of Marvelous…
Posted on Friday, 08 April 2011 02:10
Through July 24, 2011Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OhioFor information call 419.255.8000 or visit www.toledomuseum.orgA consistent innovator at the forefront of abstract art, Stella produces his works in series, immersing himself in visual thinking and creating according…
Posted on Friday, 08 April 2011 02:06
53 Paintings by Various ArtistsExhibition and Sale runs through the end of April 2011Courtesy, Gavin Spanierman, Ltd., New York, NYMonhegan Island is located approximately twelve miles off the coast of Maine and measures about one mile square. Home to striking…
Posted on Friday, 08 April 2011 02:00
This year’s honoree of the ADA Award of Merit is Morrison H. Heckscher, the Lawrence A. Fleischman Chairman of the American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A scholar of eighteenth-century American furniture and eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American architecture,…
Posted on Friday, 08 April 2011 01:02
In British master George Stubbs's 1765 painting of the legendary English thoroughbred Gimcrack, the artist shows the horse several lengths ahead of its competitors. Now the work is expected to gallop into the record books to become one of the…
Posted on Thursday, 07 April 2011 01:39
Leigh Morse, a former Upper East Side art gallery director, was convicted on Wednesday on charges of cheating the estates of four artists out of about $5 million.But Ms. Morse, 55, who had served as director of the Salander-O’Reilly Galleries…
Posted on Thursday, 07 April 2011 01:37
A page from a 16th-century manuscript sold today for 7.4 million pounds ($12 million), an auction record for any Islamic work of art.The illuminated sheet was one of the 258 illustrations to the “Shahnameh” and offered by Sotheby’s (BID) in…
Posted on Thursday, 07 April 2011 01:35
Footage of what has now become the last U.S. television interview with world-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei before his widely-criticized disappearance now seems eerily prophetic.
Posted on Thursday, 07 April 2011 01:25
On Thursday MEPs will hold an emergency debate on the arrest of Ai Weiwei, the brilliant Chinese artist and political activist, as well as other victims of Beijing's new crackdown. His is the highest-profile case since Liu Xiabao was sentenced…
Posted on Thursday, 07 April 2011 01:23
Through August 14, 2011National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian MuseumDonald W. Reynolds center for American Art, Eight and F Streets, NW, Washington, D.C.For information call 202.633.1000 or visit www.npg.ci.eduBest known for his abstract mobiles and stabiles, Alexander Calder (1898–1976) was also a…
Posted on Thursday, 07 April 2011 01:14
Over the course of his career, Dale Chihuly has revolutionized the art of blown glass, moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture and establishing the use of glass—inherently a fragile but also magical material—as a vehicle for installation and…
Posted on Thursday, 07 April 2011 01:12
A 1934 Pablo Picasso painting of his mistress may fetch as much as $35 million at Sotheby’s (BID) in New York next month as auction houses aim to capitalize on buyers’ appetite for iconic 20th-century art.“Femmes Lisant (Deux Personnages)” depicts…
Posted on Wednesday, 06 April 2011 03:24
In a contest for the title of most reviled artist, Edouard Manet would be well placed to win.It was only after his death of tertiary syphilis at age 51, in 1883, that he was recognized as one of the great…
Posted on Wednesday, 06 April 2011 03:19
A Palestinian art academy is preparing to spruce itself up for a famous guest: a $7 million Pablo Picasso masterpiece that would be the first displayed in the West Bank. But simply arranging the painting's journey remains a far more…
Posted on Wednesday, 06 April 2011 03:16
The exciting 228 page issue is jam-packed with articles on art, antiques, gallery exhibitions, show reviews and much more... View the Issue
Posted on Wednesday, 06 April 2011 03:10
Over Oscar weekend in late February, art dealer Larry Gagosian held a private lunch at the $15.5 million home he recently bought in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles. His glass-enclosed house had been decorated for the occasion by…
Posted on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 03:54
The sale of a 20th-century design collection, described as the world’s finest, has ended with furniture maker Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann the best-selling name.The Christie’s International three-day sale in Paris of the contents of the Chateau de Gourdon museum accumulated by Laurent…
Posted on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 03:50
NEW YORK, N.Y..- This spring, 50 years after the founding of The Allan Stone Gallery, Sotheby’s will offer property from the collection of renowned New York dealer Allan Stone. Works will be presented in two volumes on the evening of…
Posted on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 03:46
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