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Friday, 16 September 2016 14:01

Marcel Duchamp’s iconic Bottle Rack sculpture, which once belonged to the influential twentieth century artist Robert Rauschenberg, is on the market. After Rauschenberg’s death in 2008, the work was transferred to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The works is being offered by France’s Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and will be on view in Paris as part of an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the readymade. Gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac plans to sell the work to a public institution.

Friday, 16 September 2016 14:00

New York’s Museum of Modern Art has added thousands of documents and photographs from its archive to its website, giving the public unprecedented access the history of one of the world’s most storied art institutions. Users can search the database and explore the museum’s major exhibition, including its first show in 1929, which presented works by Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and Vincent van Gogh, and see how the institution has evolved over the last eight-seven years.

Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:22

There are some designers whose projects are instantly recognizable as their handiwork, and others who prefer to make each space as unique as its occupants. New York-based designer Brian J. McCarthy falls into the latter camp. Known for his exquisite interiors layered with carefully curated antiques and decorative arts, McCarthy, who trained under legendary decorator Albert Hadley, displayed this versatility in his work on an over 10,000-square-foot townhouse in Atlanta.

Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:20

A new exhibition at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York, presents works by Charles Burchfield that explore the impact of industrialization on the environment. Burchfield, who had a lifelong reverence for nature, is best known for his distinct depictions of the natural world, which are bursting with luminous colors, sinuous lines, and dynamic patterns. The works included in Blistering Vision are significantly bleaker, featuring soft brushstrokes and muted palettes.

Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:20

The influential American sculptor Louise Nevelson is the subject of a new biography by the art historian, Laurie Wilson. Louise Nevelson: Art is Life, which will be released in November, provides a sweeping overview of Nevelson’s career. An icon of the Feminist art movement and one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century, Nevelson is best known for her monochromatic Abstract Expressionist wall sculptures.

Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:19

FIAC, France’s most important contemporary art fair, has released the full exhibitor list for its 2016 iteration. Held in October at the Grand Palais in Paris, the fair will feature 186 galleries, including forty newcomers. Among the exhibitors are White Cube, Blum & Poe, and David Zwirner. This year’s fair will also feature two new spaces—one in the nearby Petit Palais, where the inaugural On Site section will be held, and the Grand Palais’ new Salon Jean Perrin, where works created during the 1970s will be on view.

Thursday, 15 September 2016 11:18

As winter approaches, now is the ideal time to stock up on reading material. Luckily, three new interior design books have just been released. Great Houses, Modern Aristocrats by James Reginato provides glimpses of some of England and Ireland’s most storied estates, including Blenheim Palace and Haddon Hall, while Cecil Beaton at Home by Andrew Ginger gives an intimate look inside two of the famed photographer’s homes—Ashcombe and Reddish.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 13:25

LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, Berkeley Square, London, September 13-18, 2016—The prestigious LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair is widely regarded as one of the leading international showcases for art and antiques. Held in historic Berkeley Square in the heart of London, the fair features over 100 exhibitors offering everything from fine art and furniture to jewelry, tapestries, clocks, ceramics, and silver.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 13:22

Bloomberg has reported that husband and wife collectors Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu are planning to open a private art institution in Cold Spring, New York. The couple will use the space to exhibit their collection of mid-century and contemporary Italian art and design, which includes Arte Povera works. Construction on the structure is currently underway.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 13:21

On Friday, September 16, the Jewish Museum will unveil an exhibition centered on John Singer Sargent’s remarkable painting of Adèle Meyer, the wife of Carl Meyer, who served as chief clerk and negotiator for the Rothschild family as well as deputy chairman of the De Beers mining group, and their two children. The celebrated painting is on loan from Tate Britain and has not been exhibited in the U.S. in over ten years. The work will be complemented by other family portraits, family photographs, personal correspondence, and domestic memorabilia.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 13:20

Actor Alec Baldwin has decided to take New York gallerist Mary Boone to court over a large-scale floral painting by Ross Bleckner. After falling in love with the piece ten years ago, he implored Boone to get the collector who owned the work to sell, which they did for $190,000. Now, Baldwin, who filed court papers on Monday, September 12, is claiming that the painting is not the work he pined for, but rather a different version of the piece. Boone has disputed the claim.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 13:18

A recent report from the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster stated that the Palace of Westminster—the nineteenth century Gothic Revival structure that serves as the meeting place of the UK’s House of Commons and the House of Lords—is in desperate need of renovation. In order to avoid a potentially “catastrophic event,” the Committee suggested a six-year, $5.3 billion update be carried out immediately.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:38

1. This Robert McElroy-designed treasure is on the market for the first time in 14 years.

Robert McElroy designed numerous homes in the Philadelphia region between the 1950s and 1970s. Some of his architectural hallmarks, including a spacious open floor plan, a diamond-shaped roof, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and expansive windows overlooking lush surroundings, are beautifully apparent in this four-bedroom residence, designed by the mid-century architect in 1965. 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:36

Since 2004, scholars have gone back and forth about the authenticity of a plaster of Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer. Now, over ten years after the discourse began, Arthur Beale—one of world’s leading Degas scholars—announced that he believes that the work was created by the French Impressionist himself. Beale, who once served as the chairman of the department of conservation and collections management at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, had previously disapproved of the theory set forth by the art historian, Gregory Hedberg.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:35

New York’s Frick Collection will start offering free admission the first Friday of every month beginning on October 7. Frick First Fridays will be held from 6pm-9pm, allowing  visitors to explore the institution’s permanent collection, which includes works by Vermeer, Goya, and Van Dyck, as well as its special exhibition galleries. Guests can also attend talks, lectures, and performances, and partake in open sketching in the institution’s Garden Court. Regular admission to the Frick is $22 for adults.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:33

Germany’s culture minister Monika Grütters has proposed a plan for the creation of a multi-million-euro national fund that would allow the country to acquire culturally significant artworks that run the risk of being sold abroad. The UK has a similar scheme in place, which has helped the country retain culturally significant works by Raphael, JMW Turner, Rembrandt, and Titian.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:32

On Tuesday, September 13, London’s Sir John Soane Museum reopened following a seven-year restoration project. The institution was once home to to the influential Neoclassical architect John Soane and currently houses his fine art and antiques collection, as well as drawings and models of his projects. Now that the restoration is complete, the museum is able to display ten-percent more of Soane’s eclectic holdings. The monumental project was funded by a number of major grants, including one from the Monument Trust and another from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Monday, 12 September 2016 11:15

Since 1998, Evan Lobel—founder of New York’s Lobel Modern gallery—has been championing the work of important mid-century designers, while serving as a vital resource for architects, collectors, and interior designers looking to acquire the finest modern furniture, lighting, art, and decorative objects. Earlier this month, Lobel moved to a spacious showroom in the New York Design Center on Lexington Avenue—a change that Lobel says has allowed the gallery to better merchandise and display their exquisite offerings.

Monday, 12 September 2016 11:14

The Guggenheim’s Helsinki outpost has been plagued by problems since the project was first presented by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 2012. The country has repeatedly voiced opposition to the $134-$156 million project, claiming that it is a waste of taxpayers’ money during a time of economic downturn in the country. Now, the Finnish politician Sampo Terho, who is chairman of the Finns party, is claiming that state funding for the museum has been ruled out.

Monday, 12 September 2016 11:13

The American Antiquarian Society, which is home to a major independent research library that includes the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, music, and graphic arts material printed through 1876 in the United States, has digitized over 200 silhouettes from its portrait collection. The American Antiquarian Society previously digitized its collection of  photographs from the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama dating from 1890 to 1915.