Shoobil Gallery – Antwerpen – Sacha Eckes & Ansu – 15.06.2017-16.07.2017 – 6845

Shoobil Gallery
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Museumstraat 4
2000 Antwerpen
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Thursday up until Saturday 14h – 19h
Sunday 14h – 17h30
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SACHA ECKES
Studies for Larger Paintings
ANSU
Cartoons

Sacha Eckes (°1971 Bruges) spent half of her life in San Francisco (USA) where she was influenced by underground comics, street art, skate culture and pop art. Her work is raw and full of humor but also shows an unexpected sensitivity and is full of double entendres.
In this exhibition, she presents a series of works on canvas in which she questions existing conventions in painting.
The paintings, which appear – with an expressive and sensitive touch and layered pictorality – abstract expressionist at first sight, are toned down by lighthearted comments on the commercial and hard side of the established art world. At the same time – and equally layered – is Eckes’ desire to be taken seriously by this art world.
This exhibition is part of a triptych of exhibitions in 2017 with the same theme: ‘Portrait of Jacqueline van Caestre, wife to Jean Charles de Cordes’, ‘Studies for Larger Paintings’ and ‘I’d Rather be Watching Porn’

Finnish cartoonist Antero Halla (1936-2007), known as ANSU, worked from the philosophy that every image should be stripped of all irrelevance.
His drawings hide personal values and experience and refer to the way he translates society in a tragic, humorous and passionate way.
The irony and the social attractiveness are universal. They communicate regardless of language and political reference.
During the 70’s and 80’s his cartoons were published weekly in Finland’s largest newspaper “Helsingin Sanomat”.
ANSU published three comic books, of which GO-GO was awarded in 1980 with “Cartoon Book of the Year” at the World Cartoon Exhibition in Knokke-Heist, Belgium.

Office Baroque – Brussels – Fleming Faloon – 01.06.2017-15.07.2017 – 6844

Office Baroque
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Bloemenhofplein 5
Ravensteinstraat 44
1000 Brussels
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Wednesday up until Saturday 11h – 18h
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Fleming Faloon

DARREN BADER, JULIETTE BLIGHTMAN, MATTHEW BRANNON,
SASCHA BRAUNIG, GUILLAUME BIJL, JESSE CHAPMAN,
MATHEW CERLETTY, TALIA CHETRIT, JAN DE COCK, JAMES ENSOR,
KEITH FARQUHAR, PAUL JOOSTENS, DOROTA JURCZAK,
CAITLIN KEOGH, CHRISTOPHER KNOWLES, ROSA LOY, OWEN LAND,
LEIGH LEDARE, WALTER PRICE, TYSON REEDER, MIMMO ROTELLA,
ATARU SATO, PAUL SIETSEMA, DANIEL SINSEL, LEON SPILLIAERT,
SOPHIE VON HELLERMANN, MATTHEW WONG

For the first time since its move to Brussels, Office Baroque will stage an exhibition that runs simultaneously at our downtown and midtown gallery spaces on Bloemenhofplein 5 Place du Jardin aux Fleurs and Ravensteinstraat 44 Rue Ravenstein. The exhibition Fleming Faloon takes its title from the 1963-64 film by Owen Land and is entirely devoted to portraits. In Land’s film, the image of a staring TV presenter is subjected to a series of manipulations, questioning the optical ambiguity of cinema and the projected image and its resistance to time. This first 16mm film by Land was a source of inspiration for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests. The exhibition will feature work by twenty seven artists.

“Outlooks: Heather Hart,” An interactive sculptural environment at Storm King – Mountainville, NY – 13.05.2017-26.11.2017 – 12563

Heather Hart, American, b. 1975. Oracle of Lacuna, 2017. Wood, shingles, building materials, iPad, speakers. Courtesy the artist © Heather Hart. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson.

Storm King Art Center presents Outlooks: Heather Hart, on view from May 13 to November 26, 2017. The interactive sculptural environment takes the form of a domestic rooftop, and will be activated by performances, discussions, and other events. Hart’s work spans social and participatory sculpture, drawing, and printmaking, and deals with issues of perception, liminality, history, and spirituality. Hart is the first Outlooks artist to create a work at Storm King that is activated by programming and public participation. Storm King has responded to the work by expanding its artist-driven programming and further engaging the surrounding community.
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Exhibition at Kunsthal KAdE zooms in on the use of colour by the six main exponents of De Stijl – Amersfoort -06.05.2017-03.09.2017 – 10563

Installation view.

Red, yellow and blue – the three primary colours have become synonymous with the art movement known as De Stijl. But that single iconic colour combination has tended to mask the reality of the diversity of ideas advanced by its various members. At the end of the day, Piet Mondriaan, Theo van Doesburg, Bart van der Leck, Gerrit Rietveld, Georges Vantongerloo and Vilmos Huszár all formulated their own individual views on colour.

In this exhibition, Kunsthal KAdE zooms in on the use of colour by the six main exponents of De Stijl and goes on to examine how artists have continued to investigate the autonomous power of colour in the postWorld War II period: from the abstract expressionism and concrete art of the 1960s and ’70s through to the work of artists who are today still exploring colour as an independent element. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is lending top works like Barnett Newman’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III’ and Jasper Johns’ triptych ‘Untitled’. The Van Abbemuseum sent the architectural model of Theo van Doesburg’s proposed colour scheme for the auditorium of Strasbourg’s café/cinema ‘Aubette’, as well as works by Piero Manzoni, Richard Serra and Joseph Kosuth. And the studio of Olafur Eliasson contributed the light installation ‘Ephemeral afterimage star’ (2008).
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Christie’s New York announces highlights from the spring sale of Design – New York – 07.06.2017 – 7563

Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Two Moutons de Pierre’, 1979. Numbers 148 and 149 from an edition of 250, epoxy stone, patinated bronze, 33.3/4 in. (85.5 cm.) high, 35 in. (89 cm.) wide, 13 in. (35.5 cm.) deep, stamped fXL LALANNE 148/250 and 149/250 respectively. Estimate: $200,000 -300,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017

Christie’s announces the spring sale of Design taking place on June 7, 2017, at Rockefeller Plaza. The comprehensive auction encompasses over 100 works across all major Design movements of the 20th and 21st centuries with representation from some of the most iconic names in design from notable private collections.
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Perrotin Paris presents the first solo exhibition of Chinese artist Xu Zhen with the gallery – 18.05.2017-29.07.2017 – 11563

“Evolution-Apsaras from the North Wall of Mogao Cave No. 321, Iatmul Canoe Prow Mask” (detail), 2016. Oil on canvas. 250 × 166 cm / 98 7/16 × 65 3/8 in. Produced by MadeIn Company.

Perrotin Paris presents Civilization Iteration, the first solo exhibition of Chinese artist Xu Zhen with the gallery, which will showcase Xu’s important series of works since 2013 when he started a brand in his own name. Iteration refers to the way of achieving a desired result through repeated feedback. The exhibited series shows how an artist, amidst increasing globalization and networking of art, can approach the future of art with his own formula.
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The Baltimore Museum of Art presents the works of Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White – 17.05.2017-01.10.2017 – 12562

Minor White. Windowsill Daydreaming (72 N. Union Street, Rochester). 1958, printed 1960–1966. The Baltimore Museum of Art: The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, and Roger M. Dalsheimer Photograph Acquisitions Endowment, BMA 2012.174.2. Reproduced with permission of the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum. © Trustees of Princeton University

The Baltimore Museum of Art explores abstraction through more than 40 photographs by three of the most important and influential American photographers of the 20th century: Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White. Black, White & Abstract: Callahan, Siskind, White, on view May 17-October 1, 2017, is drawn from the museum’s Prints, Drawings & Photographs collection, considered one of the most significant holdings of works on paper in the country. Acquired in 2012, Minor White’s nine-part sequence The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Sequence 14 has never before been on view at the museum.
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Kunsthaus Bregenz presents “Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance” – 13.05.2017-27.08.2017 – 10562

Adrián Villar Rojas, The Theater of Disappearance, 2017. Exhibition view third floor, Kunsthaus Bregenz. Photo: Jörg Baumann. Courtesy of Adrián Villar Rojas, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York | Paris | London und kurimanzutto, Mexiko City © Adrián Villar Rojas, Kunsthaus Bregenz.

The vast painted wooden floor spans the entire space. Distressed gold leaf is discernible, amongst darkened colors and mysteriously curved forms. In his exhibition Adrián Villar Rojas enacts the ground floor as an immense empty stage, even the freestanding structure designed by Peter Zumthor, serving as reception desk and ticket counter, has been removed and relocated to the basement. A towering mirrored cuboid rises to the ceiling. The space is filled with colorful multi-faceted light that flows in through colored film attached behind the windows. The color range originates from Wong Kar Wai’s film 2046, a tragic love film revolving around memory set in Hong Kong and Singapore, where silhouetted skyscrapers and canyons of streets become distorted into colored abstractions during the opening and closing credits. The painting on the floor is an enlarged copy of Madonna del Parto (1450–1475) by Piero della Francesca. The Renaissance fresco depicts Mary under a brown baldachin, flanked by two angels holding open a precious fur-lined canopy, embroidered with pomegranate motifs. This colossal enlargement of the original image was faithfully re-painted to scale by hand on plywood panels in Argentina and now paves the 530 square meter ground floor.
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Morlanwelz – Collections invisibles. Du château Warocqué au musée de demain – 29.04.2017-26.11.2017 – 4785

Musée Royal de Mariemont – Collections invisibles. Du château Warocqué au musée de demain – 29.04.2017 – 26.11.2017

Website : Musée royal de Mariemont
Website : Morlanwelz

Le musée sort de ses réserves… des objets devenus invisibles aux yeux des visiteurs contemporains. Les objets non-exposés le sont pour de multiples raisons, des plus pragmatiques aux plus scientifiques, idéologiques ou sociologiques : dimensions, fragilité, caractère insolite, question de l’unique et du multiple, choix du conservateur, modes… Devenus supports de récits, ces objets évoquent à la fois l’histoire du lieu et de sa collection – et en particulier le rôle de Raoul Warocqué – mais aussi celle de sa muséographie. Regarder, voir, entrevoir, reconnaître, discerner, la scénographie met en valeur le musée comme lieu de perceptions. Une expérience inédite à vivre dans la pénombre!
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Artist Profile: James Buttersworth – 8562

Yacht Julia Racing (c.1871). Available at Barnebys.

From the 17th to 19th century, the maritime genre in painting reached its peak popularity, with a number of artists from Rembrandt to Hokusai depicting the dangers of the sea and sailing; amongst these artists was James E. Buttersworth.

Buttersworth was born in London, England in 1817, with a future as a maritime artist predestined by his family’s history in this occupation. His father, Thomas Buttersworth, was of particular importance to the genre, drawing upon his experiences as a sailor during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). Unlike his son, Thomas did not receive much recognition for his work until after his death.
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Heidi Howard’s second solo exhibition at Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York – 18.05.2017-24.06.2017 – 11562

Fabric Project Amy Giovanna Rinaldi, 2015, 17” x 13”. Gouache on silk.

Nancy Margolis Gallery presents Heidi Howard’s second solo exhibition titled “Woven Traits.”

Heidi Howard paints portraits of friends and family. The paintings on view began in November 2015 with a personal invitation Howard made to friends, asking them to come to her studio with a piece of fabric on which their portrait would be painted. The small gouaches on fabric are the paintings Howard made with the sitters during their visits to her studio. Howard’s depictions of the fabric’s owners reveal a cosmology of relationships between object, memory, and our lived experience. Howard responds compositionally to the patterned fabric in her effort to weave it into the portrait of its owner. In some cases she chooses to make the portrait less visible or almost out of sight, and in other cases strong and prominent.
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Important Russian paintings, modern bronzes and collectors’ treasures at Michaan’s auction – Alameda, CA -09.06-10.06.2017 – 7562

Wayne Thiebaud (Californian b. 1920), Three Cows, 1991. Color etching with aquatint. Estimate: $6,000 / 8,000.

Andy Warhol’s iconic “Liz” and Wayne Thiebaud’s “Three Cows” are among the signature works by American masters offered in Michaan’s Fine Art, Furniture and Decorations Auction to be held Friday, June 9. Landscapes of the American West by Maynard Dixon, Percy Gray, Michael Coleman and Charles Partridge Adams are also highlighted in this biannual sale. “Bondage” (estimated at $8,000-10,000), a 1976 bronze by John Nelson Battenberg (1931-2012), is one of the exciting sculptures in this sale; another is Solomon Saprid’s Brutalist figural bronze of a kneeling knight ($6,000-8,000). The irresistible stoneware and bronze “Bead Bird” ($10,000-15,000) by Finnish ceramic artist Birger Kaipiainen (1915-1988) has great tactile appeal and a beguiling forthright pose. Luxurious chairs by William Switzer and Lucien Rollin, and the coveted Hans Wegner “Papa Bear” chair and ottoman ($7,000-9,000), are a few of the furniture finds in the June 9 auction. Additional fine American and European furniture lots range in style from Federal, Chippendale, and Renaissance Revival to Gothic, Art Deco, and George III Chinoiserie.
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Cultuurloft – Gent – Annie Gansbeke – 03.06.2017-18.06.2017 – 6843

Cultuurloft
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Tentoonstellingslaan 147
9000 Gent
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Saturday & Sunday 14H – 18H
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ANNIE GANSBEKE

Annie Gansbeke, geboren op 8 maart 1951 te Gent. Studeerde plastische kunsten en beeldhouwkunst aan de Academie te Gent. Haar professor Albert Vermeiren, gaf haar de liefde voor “het vak” mee. De kunstvormen die annie gansbeke beoefent zijn olieverf op doek, aquarel, glacis-, houtskool- en inktschetsen, sculpturen en batik.
In haar oeuvre is de natuur een steeds terugkerend gegeven. Ze observeert en reflecteert elke impressie met enthousiasme wat meestal resulteert in monumentale doeken met een sterke herkenbaarheid. Door discipline en techniek zijn haar werken zacht en krachtig. Wonderlijk verenigd in een sterke eenheid.
In de wereld die steeds sneller en complexer wordt, zoekt Annie Gansbeke de pure elementen om sober en krachtig uitdrukking te geven aan de essentie van haar werk. Ze past dit toe in haar tekeningen, schilderijen en -recentelijk- in haar sculpturen van glas en staal.
Met speelse maar krachtige lijnen, warme oranjerode kleurvlakken, soms gelaagd en dan weer transparant, zoekt annie gansbeke keer op keer een harmonisch geheel te creëren.
Het gevoel van passie in een rustgevende compositie geeft ze graag mee aan de toeschouwer.

Sotheby’s Paris Contemporary Art Sale led by masterpieces produced between the 1940s and 1960s – 06.06-07.06.2017 – 7561

Nicolas de Staël, Paysage à Agrigente, 1953. Oil on canvas, 60,3 x 81 cm. Estimate: 800.000 – 1.200.000 €.

For this first Contemporary Art sale of the year on 6 and 7 June, Sotheby’s France is once more paying tribute to masters of abstraction whose international renown is supported by ever-increasing prices for their works: Pierre Soulages, Zao Wou-Ki, Jean Dubuffet, Nicolas de Staël and Simon Hantaï. These are artists Sotheby’s France has helped to establish in the contemporary art auction market in France and America. The selection of some of the most iconic works from their most sought-after periods includes a major painting by master of black Pierre Soulages – an astonishing blue, and a masterpiece by Zao Wou-Ki from the early 1960s: a key period when his style reached full maturity.

The catalogue includes a section with some of the most recent works by Annette Messager, Anselm Kiefer, Antoni Tàpies, Takashi Murakami, Jan Fabre and Gilbert & George.
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Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo opens solo exhibition of Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto – Turin – 16.05.2017-01.10.2017 – 10561

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Teatro all’Antica Sabbioneta, 2015.

From May 16 to October 1, 2017, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents Le Notti Bianche, a solo exhibition of Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, curated by Filippo Maggia and Irene Calderoni. The show includes the international preview of a new photo series, devoted to Italian historical theaters, a continuation and development of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s research on theatrical and cinematic spaces.

The whole photo work of Hiroshi Sugimoto aims to explore the relationship between time and space, or better, the perception we have of this relationship, with the human eye as the camera that renders a version of it – clear and plastic, in the case of Sugimoto.
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Between the Frames: The Frye Art Museum exhibits works from its collection after 1952 – Seattle, WA – 29.04.2017-23.07.2017 – 12561

Arthur Bowen Davies. Hills of the Sierras, ca. 1909–10. Oil on canvas. Frye Art Museum, 1962.003.

Between the Frames explores the evolution of the Frye Art Museum’s collection, presenting forty works contextualized on a historical timeline, representing sixty-five years of acquisitions in chronological sequence. The exhibition charts the Museum’s transformation from a personal selection of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century art, cultivated by First Hill residents Charles and Emma Frye, to a museum of the twenty-first century dedicated to regional and international creative practice in its myriad forms. The exhibition is organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Assistant Curator of the Frye Art Museum.
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Belgium celebrates ‘Year of Magritte’ with art exhibits – 8561

René Magritte © C.H./ADAGP Paris, 2017.

Fifty years after René Magritte’s death, the Atomium pays a unique tribute to one of the great figures of the Belgian Surrealist movement.

From 21 September 2017, the Atomium invites both the young and the not-so-young to discover René Magritte through a fun experience full of surprises. Certain key works by the major Belgian Surrealist artist will be displayed in an innovative scenography. Visitors will be immersed in the Surrealist universe of René Magritte, whose paintings will be transformed into exhibition sets, split into sections for close examination. Enter the magical world of Belgium’s greatest artist. Weave your way around his bowler-hatted figures, his clouds and birds. Discover the secret messages hidden in his paintings, explore the extraordinary and captivating settings depicted in his masterpieces.
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Exhibition at Kehrer Galerie gives insight into architect Max Dudler’s work – Berlin – 13.05.2017-17.06.2017 – 11561

Max Dudler, Kantine des Landesbehördenzentrums Eberswalde, Eberswalde/D, 1997-­‐2007. Photo: 170 x 270 cm. Photo: Stefan Müller, Berlin.

The second edition of the book »Max Dudler« is being published by Kehrer Verlag in May 2017. The English publication was updated and extended by 30 projects. Coinciding with the release Kehrer gallery in Berlin is presenting an extensive exhibition of the Swiss architect that opened with introductory words by Prof. Dr, Michael Mönninger on May 12, 2017.

The exhibition »Max Dudler« gives insight into this architectʼs work. Important elements of his creative process are assembled here: original hand drawings from the formative years of his office that show Dudlerʼs roots in the rationalism of his teachers Oswald Mathias Ungers and Aldo Rossi that were developed further with the beginning analysis of these ideas; large-format photographs by architectural photographer Stefan Müller, who in a way shows Max Dudlerʼs buildings in real size and conveys an impression of the sensuous, almost physical strength of these edifices; models made of pear wood and stone that might be most suitable to convey a perception of the idea of these structures.
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Leopold 22 Gallery – Hasselt – Jef Van Campen – 02.06.2017-19.06.2017 – 6842

Leopold 22 Gallery
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Zuivelmarkt 46
3500 Hasselt
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Thursday up until Sunday 12h – 19h
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JEF VAN CAMPEN

The painter Jef Van Campen takes us for a trip to the special world of his marine art: haven impressions, channels and rivers, the impetuous strenght of the see and mainly his huge ships hidden in the mystery of his very specific technique.

Moderna Museet announces the curatorial team for the Moderna Exhibition 2018 – 8560

The Moderna Exhibition 2018 Joa Ljungberg, Santiago Mostyn and Lawen Mohtadi, curatorial team of the Moderna Exhibition 2018. Photo: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet.

In 2018, it is once again time for the Moderna Exhibition – Moderna Museet’s quadrennial survey of the Swedish art scene. This time, the mission goes to Joa Ljungberg, Santiago Mostyn and Lawen Mohtadi, who will research Swedish contemporary art and present their findings in an exhibition that opens at Moderna Museet in Stockholm in autumn 2018.
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New exhibition at Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum celebrates American Folk portraits – Williamsburg, VA – 06.05.2017-30.12.2017 – 12560

Jefferson Gauntt, Portrait of the Jennison Family, Brooklyn, New York, 1837. Oil on canvas, 2016-118, Gift of John Newsome Jr.

Before there were photographs, people in the late 18th-century to the middle 19th-century who wanted images of themselves and their family members commissioned portraits from a broad range of artists, many of whom had little or no academic training. Today, we characterize these types of paintings that fall outside of academic tradition as folk portraiture. These often naïve depictions of individuals, children, families and couples are beloved for their charming characterizations. The world-class assemblage of these portrayals in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, is among the most popular with visitors. The museum celebrates its diamond anniversary in 2017 with We the People: American Folk Portraits, a long-term exhibition of more than 30 portraits which opened on May 6, 2017. The show highlights new accessions on view for the first time.
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Carpenters Workshop Gallery presents solo exhibition of Robert Stadler’s work- 27.04.2017-24.06.2017 – New York – 11560

Continuing Carpenters Workshop Gallery’s 10-year anniversary celebrations, the exhibition is the perfect occasion to pay tribute to the renowned Paris based, Austrian designer who has been with the gallery since 2008.

Carpenters Workshop Gallery presents the solo exhibition of Robert Stadler in its New York gallery. Entitled ‘Weight Class’, the exhibition features works from his acclaimed ‘Cut_Paste’ series as well as new suspension light fixtures incorporating Isamu Noguchi’s iconic 1950s Akari lamps.
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Polenov masterpiece leads MacDougall’s June Russian Art Auction – London – 07.06.2017 – 7560

Polenov, Vasily (1844–1927)
, He Resolutely Set Out for Jerusalem. Signed, Oil on canvas, 139 by 139 cm. Estimate: £400,000–600,000.

MacDougall’s announces a monumental painting by Vasily Polenov, He Resolutely Set Out for Jerusalem among the highlights of the Russian Art Auction on 7 June. The work belongs to the famous cycle of paintings From the Life of Christ; the artist wrote that this was “the work to which I devoted almost all my life”.
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