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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents exhibitions of works by Charles Sheeler and Alfred Stieglitz – Boston, MASS – 22.07.2017-05.11.2017 – 12615

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Charles Sheeler (American, 1883–1965), Side of White Barn, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1915. Photograph, gelatin silver print © The Lane Collection. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

“Charles Sheeler from Doylestown to Detroit” celebrates the MFA’s unparalleled holdings of works by Charles Sheeler (1883–1965), presenting 40 photographs from three significant series created during the heyday of his career as a founder of American modernism. After enjoying success as a painter, Sheeler initially took up photography as a way to make a living. His experiments with the medium included the 1916-17 series of photographs capturing various elements of an 18th-century house he rented in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. The sequence of stark, geometric compositions was among the most abstract and avant-garde work being made in the US at the time—created in response to the Cubist art of Picasso and Braque that Sheeler had previously encountered in Europe. In 1920, Sheeler collaborated with fellow photographer Paul Strand on the short film Manhatta, presenting dramatic views of lower Manhattan. Abstract stills from the 35mm film, which was shot from steep angles, are presented alongside larger prints of Sheeler’s cinematic images of New York City, produced shortly after Manhatta—which he used as source material for his paintings. The exhibition culminates with the 1927 photographs of the Ford Motor Company plant in River Rouge, Michigan, commissioned to celebrate the introduction of Ford’s Model A. The cathedral-like scenes convey an optimism for American industry, and are now considered icons of Machine Age photography. All of the photographs in the exhibition are drawn from the Museum’s Lane Collection—one of the finest private holdings of 20th-century American art in the world, including Sheeler’s entire photographic estate—given to the MFA in 2012. Presented with support from the Benjamin A. Trustman and Julia M. Trustman Fund.
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Getty announces acquisition of a group of 16 master drawings and a painting by Watteau – 8615

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564), Study of a Mourning Woman. Pen and brown ink, heightened with white, 26 x 16.5 cm.

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced the most important acquisition in the history of the Museum’s Department of Drawings. Acquired as a group from a British private collection, the 16 drawings are by many of the greatest artists of western art history, including Michelangelo, Lorenzo di Credi, Andrea del Sarto, Parmigianino, Rubens, Barocci, Goya, Degas, and others. From the same collection, the Museum has acquired a celebrated painting by the great eighteenth-century French artist Jean Antoine Watteau.

“This acquisition is truly a transformative event in the history of the Getty Museum,” said Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. “It brings into our collection many of the finest drawings of the Renaissance through 19th century that have come to market over the past 30 years, including a number of masterpieces that are among the most famous works on paper by these artists: Michelangelo’s Study of a Mourning Woman, Parmigianino’s Head of a Young Man, and Andrea del Sarto’s Study for the Head of St Joseph (the highlight of the Getty’s recent exhibition on that artist). It is very unlikely that there will ever be another opportunity to elevate so significantly our representation of these artists, and, more importantly, the status of the Getty collection overall.”
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Rosenberg & Co. presents exhibition of works by contemporary artist Tom H. John – New York – 26.07.2017-23.09.2017 – 11615

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Tom John, Untitled, 2017. Gouache and newspaper collage on paper, 15.75 x 19 in.

Rosenberg & Co. is presenting the first solo exhibition of works by the contemporary artist Tom H. John.

Tom H. John is a polymath who applies his creativity to numerous fields, but is first and foremost a visual artist. Throughout his illustrious career in set design and production, the compulsion to produce fine art persisted. This exhibition brings to public view a selection of John’s creative inventory. Georges Braque, František Kupka, the Bauhaus artists, Paul Klee and Julius Bissier inspire his artwork. Primarily working on paper and canvas, John frequently applies gouache to the surface, upon which he builds up his designs. Working in pencil, marker, and watercolor, he sometimes adds newspaper collage to brown paper, or gold and silver foil to rice paper. Series reveal themselves in John’s many sketchbooks, some of which have subsequently been translated to larger scale, such as the four paneled piece included in the show, originally inspired by men’s suit patterns.
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Exhibition at Grimaldi Forum Monaco celebrates the splendour of the last Chinese imperial dynasty – Monaco – 14.07.2017-10.09.2017 – 10615

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Prince Yinzhen (the future Yongzheng Emperor) reading a book Qing dynasty, (1644-1911) H. 42 cm, l. 34.2 cm. Beijing, Palace Museum, inv. 6447.

Each summer, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco produces a major thematic exhibition devoted to an important artistic movement, a subject of heritage or civilisation, a public or private collection, or any subject in which the renewal of creativity is expressed. It offers an opportunity to highlight its strengths and specificities, with a space of 3,200 square metres to create in complete freedom, placing the best technological tools at the service of the scenography, making use of the best specialists in each field to ensure the scientific quality of its exhibitions.
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First space ‘selfie’ to be offered by Bloomsbury Auctions – London – 14.09.2017 – 7615

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Buzz Aldrin, First self-portrait in space, Gemini 12, November 1966. Vintage chromogenic print on fibre-based Kodak, est. £800-£1,200.

This Autumn Bloomsbury Auctions celebrates the study and observation of the physical and natural world in The Glory of Science. The auction will take place on 14th September at 24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP and will include striking photographs, maps prints and autographs.

A single owner collection of vintage NASA photographs from the Gemini missions 1965-1966 will be on offer. The Gemini program was the bridge between the Mercury and Apollo programs and was created in order to test equipment and mission procedures in Earth orbit and to train astronauts and ground crews for future Apollo missions. There were also 14 scientific, medical and technological experiments on board.
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Collective Design shifts dates in 2018 – 8614

Collective Design was previously held in May, aligned with Frieze New York & NYCxDESIGN. Photo: Charles Roussel, BFA.com

Collective Design today announces that it will shift the fair’s 2018 dates from May to early March, aligning with Armory Arts Week in New York City. Collective Design will bring a sophisticated design presence to the week, which hosts art-focused events including The Armory Show, NADA, and Independent Art Fair. The fair also moves to Skylight Clarkson North.

Fair dates will run March 9 to 11, 2018 with an invitation-only VIP Preview on March 8.

“We are always looking for new ways to elevate the experience for our galleries and visitors,” says Collective Design founder Steven Learner. “By joining Armory Arts Week in March, we can expand our platform in a larger venue, engage a broader audience of art collectors, and distinguish Collective as the sole design-focused event of the week.”
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Exhibition of sculpted bronze boxes by architect Peter Marino on view at Gagosian – London – 26.06.2017-08.09.2017 – 11614

Gagosian is presenting “Fire and Water,” an exhibition of sculpted bronze boxes by renowned architect Peter Marino.

This series of cast bronze objects is Marino’s third, following two previous series produced in 2012 and 2014. The new boxes are finished in a variety of patination techniques: gilded, silvered, and blackened.

In this new series, Marino reveals his deep connection to the traditions of bronze metal work. One of the first and best documented materials in human history, the use of bronze permeates art-historical traditions, from devotional musical bells and coinage to weaponry and statuary. In his third book of Odes, the Roman poet Horace spoke of a creation “aere perennius,” meaning “more lasting than bronze,” now a prophetic saying attesting to the durability of art. About ten years ago, Marino was gripped by the discovery of a boat that sank in 350 BC off the Turkish coast en route from Greece to Italy. Original bronze works, more than two thousand years old, were recovered from the ancient vessel. Captivated by the idea of a material that outlasts entire civilizations, Marino began to work with bronze, combining the architectural with the ornamental, obdurate materiality with ephemeral gesture.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits masterpieces by painter Cristóbal de Villalpando – New York – 25.07.2017-15.10.2017 – 12614

 

Cristóbal de Villalpando (ca. 1649–1714), The Deluge, 1689. Oil on copper Col. Propiedad de la Nación Mexicana. Secretaría de Cultura. Dirección General de Sitios y Monumentos del Patrimonio Cultural. Acervo de la Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepción. Puebla, Mexico.

Cristóbal de Villalpando (ca. 1649–1714) emerged in the 1680s not only as the leading painter in viceregal Mexico, but also as one of the most innovative and accomplished artists in the entire Spanish world. Opening July 25 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque features his earliest masterpiece, a monumental painting depicting the biblical accounts of Moses and the brazen serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus that was painted in 1683 for a chapel in Puebla Cathedral. Newly conserved, this 28-foot-tall canvas has never been exhibited outside its place of origin. Ten additional works, most of which have never been shown in the United States, will also be exhibited. Highlights include Villalpando’s recently discovered Adoration of the Magi, on loan from Fordham University, and The Holy Name of Mary, from the Museum of the Basilica of Guadalupe.
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Latvian National Museum of Art presents ‘Paula Zariņa-Zēmane: The Still Point of the Turning World’ – Riga – 21.07.2017-20.08.2017 – 10614

Paula Zariņa-Zēmane’s latest works move further from representation of nature, allowing the viewer’s imagination play an ever bigger part.

Paula Zariņa-Zēmane’s personal exhibition The Still Point of the Turning World is on view in the Creative Studio of the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga from 21 July to 20 August 2017.

Young Latvian painter Paula Zariņa-Zēmane got the impulse for such a poetic exhibition title from American-English author and playwright Thomas Stearns Eliot’s (1888–1965) set of poems Four Quartets (1943). It contains a phrase about a still point where all the contradictions of the world come together in harmony. In Paula Zariņa-Zēmane’s case, the still point of the turning world is to be found in each of the works which show a search for an intermediate state between the spiritual and earthly lives. Excessive movement makes us anxious, while lack of forward progress induces boredom. The artist paints places that give one the opportunity to enjoy peace and quiet – even when the surrounding world is turning faster than ever.
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Heritage Platinum Night Auction offers a treasure trove from Yankees immortals – Dallas, TX – 19 & 20.08.2017 – 7614

1920 Babe Ruth Game Used Bat from the Louisville Slugger Traveling Exhibition. Estimate: $400,000 – up.

Everything is coming up pinstripes in the hobby’s most anticipated summer event, as Heritage Auctions presents elite artifacts from the best of the Bronx in its Platinum Night auction, now accepting bids at HA.com/Sports, and closing in Extended Bidding format on Aug. 19-20. Nearly 600 lots are on offer in the two-day sale, which is expected to generate over $10 million in results.

“The Yankees typically figure pretty heavily in all of our Platinum Night events,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Heritage Sports Collectibles, “but this might be the most significant single compilation we’ve presented to date.”
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Kunstgalerij De Mijlpaal – Knokke – Eduardo Chillida – 04.08.2017-01.10.2017 – 6892

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Kunstgalerij De Mijlpaal
Address
Zeedijk 816
8300 Knokke
Opening hours
Thursday up until Sunday 14h-18h
and by appointment
Website

Lurra, 1989, foto Philippe van Gelooven
EDUARDO CHILLIDA (1924-2002)

Kunstgalerij De Mijlpaal brengt in haar vestiging te Knokke, Zeedijk 816, een hommage aan de internationale gerenommeerde kunstenaar Eduardo CHILLIDA (1924-2002). De tentoonstelling beslaat een uitzonderlijke selectie van originele sculpturen, tekeningen, tapijten en grafisch werk dat nog nooit getoond werd buiten de privé omgeving van de kunstenaar.

Chillida liet zich bij het creëren van zijn uitgesproken abstract oeuvre inspireren door zeer uiteenlopende inspiratiebronnen als architectuur, kunst, maar ook filosofie en klassieke muziek. Zijn twee- en driedimensionale werken laten de frivoliteit van tijdsgenoten zoals Calder, Picasso of Miro links liggen maar vertellen daarentegen een verhaal over poëzie en spiritualiteit.

Het werk van Chillida is opgenomen in diverse internationale musea en bijzonder geliefd bij verzamelaars. De Mijlpaal bracht eerder een grote overzichtstentoonstelling van het werk van Chillida in 2007 (Alden Biesen) en herneemt nu de rust en sereniteit van deze expo in haar locatie op de Zeedijk 816 van Knokke. De intense én integere werken van Chillida scheppen een ideaal rustpunt, met zicht op zee.

Deze exclusieve verkooptentoonstelling kwam mede tot stand dankzij een jarenlange vriendschap met de familie Chillida, de Fundacion Chillida en enkele privéverzamelaars.

Exhibition features research on racial terror and its effect on the nation today – New York – 26.07.2017-03.09.2017 – 12613

Sara Softness, assistant curator special project, speaks standing next to an artwork which is part of “The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America” exhibition, at the Brooklyn Museum in New York on July 25, 2017. Jewel SAMAD / AFP.

The Brooklyn Museum joins forces with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), headed by acclaimed public interest lawyer and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” recipient Bryan Stevenson, and Google to present a timely exhibition: The Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America. On view from July 26 through September 3, the exhibition presents EJI’s groundbreaking research on the history of racial violence in the United States and its continuing impact on our nation to this day.
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Christie’s art sales total $3 billion in first half of 2017 – 8613

A bronze sold for $57.37 million in New York setting a new auction record for Romanian-born sculptor Constantin Brancusi and fetching more than twice its lowest pre-sale estimate.

Continued global demand and creative sale planning helped to drive a rise in Christie’s auction sales to £2.2bn ($2.8bn, up 14%), a 29% increase from the same period in 2016. Overall sales were £2.35bn ($3bn, up 1%), an increase of 14% compared to £2.1bn in the first half of 2016.

There was an increase in the number of works sold over £10 million, with 38 lots sold compared to 14 from the same period last year and a 29% increase in the number of new buyers over £1 million.

Collectors continue to seek diverse works of art across price levels and categories with demand for masterpieces continuing, with 7 of 10 top lots from the first half of 2017 sold at Christie’s.
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PIASA to offer Haitian art, from 1940 up to now – Paris – 19.10.2017 – 7613

The PIASA auction offers the chance to discover a field of artistic creativity whose richness and variety remains little known – and often dismissed as ‘exotic’ despite expressing the history, beliefs and cultural mix of a country that has interacted for centuries with the rest of the world

On Thursday 19 October 2017, PIASA will hold an exceptional sale of Art From Haiti in conjunction with the Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince. The auction will feature major works that reflect the wealth and diversity of Haiti’s artistic output since the 1940s.

In 2014 the exhibition Haïti: Deux Siècles de Création Artistique (‘Haiti – Two Centuries of Artistic Creation’) showcased Haitian art at the Grand Palais in Paris. The next stage in promoting art from Haiti sees PIASA offer nearly 100 works, representing the country’s leading artistic movements, selected by the Centre d’Art in Port-au-Prince. The auction will feature no fewer than sixty artists working in different styles – Naïve, Surrealist, Modern, the Saint Soleil School, metal sculptors and artists from today’s contemporary scene.
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Ashley Bickerton exhibition on view at Newport Street Gallery – London – 11613

Ashley Bickerton Ornamental Hysteria. © Victor Mara Ltd. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates.

Newport Street Gallery is presenting a solo exhibition of work by American artist Ashley Bickerton (b.1959), which runs until 20th August 2017. The survey spans more than three decades of Bickerton’s career and features 51 works, including a significant display of new and previously unexhibited pieces. Titled Ornamental Hysteria, this is his first UK show since 2009.

Bickerton moved to New York in 1982 and after working as a painting assistant to Jack Goldstein, he emerged as a key figure on the newly exploding East Village art scene. Within the context of the culture of commodification sweeping America he rose to prominence as part of an amorphous movement that was branded ‘Neo-Geometric Conceptualism’. Alongside artists such as Haim Steinbach and Jeff Koons, Bickerton endeavoured to reframe the practice of art production in response to the new, seductive mechanisms of desire at work in society.
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Exhibition at Berlin’s Kupferstichkabinett focuses on the subject of music in drawings and prints – Berlin – 21.07.2017-05.11.2017 – 10613

Edvard Munch, Geigenkonzert, 1903, Pinsel und Kreidelithographie auf Vélinpapier, 55,4 x 76,4 cm, © bpk, Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Dietmar Katz.

The Kupferstichkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is dedicating its fourth summer exhibition to a topic that is as entertaining as it is varied: the subject of music in drawings and prints. A selection of about 100 of the most beautiful musical works are on display, among others by Andrea Mantegna, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Adolph von Menzel, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein and Gerhard Altenbourg.

The recurring leitmotif evident in the exhibition is the special affinity between musical and pictorial expression. In musical notation, for instance, many of the basic elements of the graphic arts such as lines, initials, abbreviations, and dots capture the fleeting sound of a melody and make it visible on paper – music, in short, is drawn. And on the other hand, in the prints and drawings on display here, the dancing, flowing, or staccato strokes of the pen, pencil, or burin are strongly reminiscent of musical rhythms and harmonies. With the rise of modernism, visual artists even started creating tonal compositions of lines and colours rendered with pen and brush. These works impressively illustrate the creative back-and-forth between the visual arts and music.
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Exhibition at Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace focuses on Polish king John III Sobieski – Vienna – 07.07.2017-01.11.2017 – 10612

Exhibition view “John III Sobieski. A Polish King in Vienna”. Photo: Johannes Stoll © Belvedere, Vienna.

The Polish king John III Sobieski (1629–1696) is inextricably linked to the history of Vienna. As the commander-in-chief of united armed forces, he liberated the city from the Ottoman siege that lasted several weeks in 1683. With this victory, he secured a place in world history and in the collective Austrian memory. Developed in cooperation with four major Polish residences, the exhibition at Prince Eugene’s Winter Palace offers the first opportunity in the German-speaking realm for visitors to become acquainted with the monarch as a private individual and to learn about his work as a statesman, an army general, and a patron of the arts and sciences.

Curators Maike Hohn (Belvedere) and Konrad Pyzel (Wilanów Palace) have traced Jan III. Sobieski’s life and work. With the help of almost one hundred paintings, precious objects, art objects, militaria, and memorabilia, visitors are given a comprehensive and lively picture of the Polish king and his time.
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