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New York’s Collective Design, an innovative fair that presents a curated selection of 20th-century and contemporary design, has released a handful of details about its 2015 edition. The upcoming fair will take place at a new location, Skylight Clarkson Square,…
Posted on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:45
The inaugural edition of Singapore Art Fair opened its doors yesterday. The debut edition of the Asian fair has attracted 59 galleries from 22 countries, and includes works from 230 international artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.…
Posted on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:37
After accepting the legacy of Cornelius Gurlitt, next steps are being taken after the Kunstmuseum Bern, the German Federal Government, and the Free State of Bavaria signed the agreement in Berlin on 24 November, 2014, and thus formally sealed it.…
Posted on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:31
Presentation House Gallery announced today a lead gift of $4-million for its new building from Polygon Homes Ltd. and the Audain Foundation. Polygon Homes president Neil Chrystal made the gift at an event in North Vancouver today. With this donation,…
Posted on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:23
Pop art’s influence has been felt in cultures far different from its American and British incubators. The works in a new exhibit feature a Russian troika, peasants shouting corporate names and imagery merging the French and Chinese revolutions. The show…
Posted on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:17
Napoleon's admirers will be able to carry his DNA on their wrists after a Swiss company announced it planned to sell watches containing a fragment of the emperor's hair. Half-millimeter slices of his locks will be placed inside a limited…
Posted on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:06
The Asheville Art Museum will present “What You See Is What You See: American Abstraction After 1950,” on view Nov. 28-March 15. This vivid and dynamic exhibition considers the phases of color field painting from the 1950s through the 1980s.…
Posted on Friday, 28 November 2014 09:54
The Frick Collection has always been rich in Spanish paintings, particularly works by Velázquez, El Greco and Goya. The museum’s founder, Henry Clay Frick, bought three canvases by El Greco on his travels to Spain, and they currently hang together…
Posted on Friday, 28 November 2014 09:48
Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary. The British Library said Thursday it will loan the book -- presented by the author to Alice Liddell, who inspired…
Posted on Friday, 28 November 2014 09:43
For thirty-seven years, Josef Albers’ mural “Manhattan” graced the lobby of the MetLife (previously PanAm) Building on Park Avenue in New York City. Installed in 1963, the giant red, white, and black work was designed as an homage to New…
Posted on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 15:36
The National Gallery of Art (NGA) is planning a major exhibition about the shifting relationship between America’s self-taught artists and its mainstream Modern and contemporary art. The show is being organized by the leading curator and scholar, Lynne Cooke, who…
Posted on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:07
Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian purchased a Tibetan tapestry for HK$348 million ($45 million) at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong today, breaking the record for the most expensive Chinese work of art he set in April. Liu, who bought a…
Posted on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:59
The New York Botanical Garden announces its major 2015 exhibition, "FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life," focusing on the iconic artist's engagement with nature in her native country of Mexico. Opening on May 16, 2015, and remaining on view through November…
Posted on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:54
Over the last few years, Culture Shed, the visual- and performing-arts institution planned for the Far West Side of Manhattan, has been nurtured by prominent designers (Elizabeth Diller and David Rockwell); substantial city support ($75 million); and influential advocates (former…
Posted on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:47
 A bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero has set a new auction record for the Colombian artist. "Adam and Eve" sold for $2.5 million at Christie's on Monday. Another edition of the work decorates the lobby of the Time Warner Center…
Posted on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:39
The spring season of New York art fairs just got busier. Nick Korniloff and the ownership team behind Art Miami and other major fairs, announced a new fair for New York. The inaugural CONTEXT NY contemporary art fair will take place…
Posted on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:34
The completely new presentation of the permanent collection of the Van Gogh Museum focuses on the development of Vincent van Gogh. The story of Van Gogh's life and art is the common theme of all floors of the museum; and…
Posted on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:20
On Friday, November 21, the National Gallery of Art’s Board of Trustees announced an impressive series of new acquisitions. From a collection of underground comic books to five sets of rare Venetian etchings, the recent additions to the museum’s collection…
Posted on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 15:00
A hard-hat tour on Thursday of the galleries currently under renovation at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford showed a lot of what one would expect at a hard-hat tour — ladders, primered walls, workmen with power tools…
Posted on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:09
The auction of Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon’s estate, which offered collectibles from a $39.9 million Mark Rothko painting to a rabbit-shaped doorstop for more than $5,000, fetched $218.1 million at Sotheby’s (BID) in New York. The 1,521 objects including fine…
Posted on Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:04
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