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Exhibition presents works that have undergone lengthy and complex restoration

In Lapide Depictum: Italian painting on stone, 1530-1555, shown in Room D of the Jerónimos Building until 5 August, brings together a selection of nine paintings on monochrome stone (slate and white marble) by Italian painters such as Sebastiano del Piombo, Titian, Daniele da Volterra and Leandro Bassano, which reflect the consolidation of a new approach to artistic techniques that emerged in the early decades of the 16th century. Photo © Museo Nacional del Prado.

MADRID.- For the first time, the Museo del Prado is presenting an exhibition (curated by Ana González Mozo, Senior Restorer in the Museum’s Restoration Department) devoted to Italian painting on stone with the aim of disseminating the result of the analyses undertaken on these works and focusing on little-studied issues to date. A carefully selected group of works from the Museum’s collection, together with others from Naples, reveal the new approach to artistic techniques that emerged in the early decades of the 16th century. These paintings also reflect aesthetic and philosophical concepts of the time: the reproduction of new pictorial effects involving the control of the fall of light on the painting’s surface; the perception of the natural world as codified in classical texts; the paragone with sculpture; and the desire to produce eternal creations. ... More

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Kunsthaus Zürich presents 'Fashion Drive. Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts'   Charles Riva Collection celebrates its tenth anniversary with George Condo exhibition   Exhibition of works by Rose Wylie spans three floors of David Zwirner's London location

Joos van Cleve, Lucretia, 1515–1518. Oil on oak, 47.7 x 35.3 cm. Kunsthaus Zürich, Ruzicka Foundation 1949.

ZURICH.- From 20 April to 15 July 2018, visitors to the Kunsthaus Zürich can look forward to ‘Fashion Drive. Extreme Clothing in the Visual Arts’. More than 230 works – including everything from slashed clothing and codpieces to haute couture and street wear – testify the many ways artists have viewed, commented on and shaped the world of fashion through the centuries. The exhibition spans art in multiple media from the Renaissance to the present day, with paintings, sculptures, installations, prints and watercolours, photographs, films, costumes and armour by some sixty artists. Curators Cathérine Hug and Christoph Becker have secured the loan of some truly eye-catching exhibits, including a set of Austrian folded skirt armour from around 1526 that has never before been seen in Switzerland. Works by the English School are also leaving their homeland for ... More

George Condo, Atlanta, 2002, Gilded bronze, 15 x 11 x 13 cm. © Hugard & Vanoverschelde, photography.

BRUSSELS.- With the occasion of it’s ten years anniversary Charles Riva Collection is presenting a selection of works by American artist George Condo, a master of contemporary painting. Aiming to present the multiplicity of styles and the exceptional skillfulness of his artistic practice, the exhibition Charles Riva Collection includes several significant works - drawing, painting and sculpture - spanning from his grotesque portraits to more abstract and expressionist pieces. George Condo (b.1957) started his career more than 30 years ago, in an effervescent New York, with Basquiat, Warhol, and many others young - soon to become famous artists- as neighbours and friends. His prolific artistic production between the 80’s and late 2000’s exploring numerous pictorial languages and drawing on countless historical and contemporary references was highlighted in George Condo: Mental States a first retrospective that to ... More

Rose Wylie: Lolita’s House at David Zwirner, 24 Grafton Street, Mayfair, 20 April – 26 May 2018. Private View and Installation Photography. © Rose Wylie. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, London. Photo: Dan Weill.

LONDON.- David Zwirner is presenting an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by British artist Rose Wylie spanning three floors of the gallery’s London location. Loosely referencing a house that was constructed in the 1970s in the prevalent style of the period across the street from Wylie’s residence in Kent, and the neighbor’s teenage daughter who would often wash their car in the driveway, Lolita’s House continues the artist’s ongoing fascination with the shifting nature of memory and the wide-ranging external associations that become attached to it over time. Wylie creates paintings and drawings that at first glance appear aesthetically simplistic, not seeming to align with any recognizable style or movement, but on closer inspection are revealed to be wittily observed and subtly ... More

Victoria Miro announces representation of The Estate of Ilse D'Hollander   Paul Kasmin Gallery opens an exhibition of sculpture by Barry Flanagan   Lionel Barber appointed Chair of Tate

Ilse D’Hollander Untitled, 1995. Oil on canvas 48 x 54 cm, 18 7/8 x 21 1/4in © The Estate of Ilse D’Hollander Courtesy The Estate of Ilse D’Hollander.

LONDON.- Victoria Miro announced representation of The Estate of Ilse D’Hollander. The first London exhibition of works by the Belgian artist will be held at Victoria Miro Mayfair in November 2018. Paintings by D’Hollander are featured as part of the gallery’s exhibition of abstract painting by women, Surface Work. In her short life, Ilse D’Hollander (1968 – 1997) created an intelligent, sensual and highly resonant body of work. Born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, in 1968, graduating from the Hoger Instituut voor Beeldende Kunsten, St Lucas, Gent, in 1991, D’Hollander was steadfastly committed to painting as an intellectual and emotional endeavour. Her often small-scale canvases and works on paper are charged with references to the everyday. Yet, enlivened by an expressive, though always economical, touch, ... More

Barry Flanagan, "Juggler" 1994. Bronze, 87 1/2 x 37 3/4 x 26 1/2 inches, 222.3 x 95.9 x 67.3 cm. Edition of 8 + 3 APs. © 2018 Barry Flanagan. Courtesy the Estate of Barry Flanagan / Plubronze Ltd. / Waddington Custot.

NEW YORK, NY.- Paul Kasmin Gallery opened an exhibition of sculpture by Barry Flanagan (1941 - 2009). The presentation, on view between April - June, 2018, brings together a selection of the artist’s iconic bronze hares from the 1980s - 1990s alongside his lesser-known works made with rope, sand, cloth, stone, ceramics and light as a sculptural component (largely from the 1960s - 1970s). A series of small paper collages, drawings, prints and film are also included. The exhibition, curated by Dr Jo Melvin, offers new insights into the interconnectedness of seemingly distinct periods of Flanagan’s 40-year career, demonstrating an ongoing experimentation with materials and their properties and a symbiosis between abstraction and figuration. It challenges the supposition that ... More

Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times.

LONDON.- Tate Trustees have appointed Lionel Barber to be Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Lionel Barber has served as a Trustee of Tate since 31 January 2011 and has served as interim Chair since 1 August 2017. In accordance with the Museums and Galleries Act, the Trustees choose the chair from one of their number. The process for the appointment was overseen by Tim Davie as Interim Senior Independent Trustee. The Prime Minister has agreed to extend Lionel Barber’s term until 30 January 2021. Lionel Barber is the editor of the Financial Times. Since his appointment as editor in 2005, Barber has helped solidify the FT’s position as one of the first publishers to successfully transform itself into a multichannel news organisation. During Barber’s tenure, the FT has won numerous global prizes for its journalism, including Newspaper of the Year, Overseas Press Club, Gerald Loeb and Society of Publishers in Asia awards. Barber ha ... More

Jérémy Demester presents his work in the Grande Galerie of the Château Malromé   Jerwood Gallery opens first major retrospective since Paul Feiler's death   Reel Art Press to publish a captivating portrait of 1960s America by Mario Carnicelli

Jérémy Demester, La Bonne Porte. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris I Berlin. Photo: ©

SAINT-ANDRÉ-DU-BOIS.- After the Nobuyoshi Araki/Daido Moriyama exhibitions, the Théâtre de la vie (Summer-Autumn 2017) and then Nicolas Delas - Costumes (Winter 2017), Jérémy Demester (born 1988) is presenting his work in the Grande Galerie of the Château from 21 April to 24 June 2018. Demester takes an experimental approach to art, painting in oil, on bronze, in abstract and figurative styles, using each as a potential means to give form to the light on a landscape, biographical event and a spirituality tinged with esotericism. He draws on the history of art - including ancient statues - and sometimes reinterprets stereotypical representations to examine which elements make an image likely to survive through the centuries. This latest exhibition is a digression, a pause, an oscillation between several different worlds which are explored through ten ... More

Aduton LIV, 1990 (detail). Oil on canvas laid on wood, 41 cm x 41 cm. Courtesy of Paul Feiler Estate.

HASTINGS.- Paul Feiler was one of the foremost figures of the Modern Art movement emanating from the South West of England, fascinated by the architecture of space and the ambiguities of visual experience. The British artist’s primary inspiration was the meditative landscape and unique light of Cornwall; his lyrical abstract works from the 1950s and 1960s relate to the natural forms he was surrounded by. From the late 1960s onwards Feiler’s work became more geometric, setting himself a series of technical parameters by which to work under and subsequently allowing for more creative freedom. He began creating thinly-glazed surfaces in which squares and circles gave a subtle interplay of projection and recession through gradations of tone. A sense of enclosure within his paintings was intended to evoke the sacred areas of classical temples, often incorporating gold or silver leaf dispersed between the quiet movement of ... More

Book Front Cover ‘Fashion students, New York, 1966’. Ó Mario Carnicelli.

LONDON.- Rediscovered after 50 years and published here for the very first time, American Voyage is a captivating portrait of 1960s America from Italian photographer Mario Carnicelli. Featuring over 100 black-and-white and colour images, the collection takes in the people, fashion, colours and textures of sixties American street life, capturing the mood and undercurrent of a changing country. In 1966, Mario Carnicelli won first place in a national Italian photography competition sponsored by Popular Photography magazine, Mamiya and Pentax. On submitting an image of a demonstration in his hometown of Pistoia, Tuscany, Carnicelli won a scholarship to photograph America. He travelled to the US during the 1960s, and this beautiful book and accompanying exhibition documents his trips across the United States and time spent in cities including Detroit, San Francisco, Buffalo, New York and Chicago. Approach ... More

'Mini-Me' actor Verne Troyer dead at 49   Christie's announces highlights from its London Handbags & Accessories auction in June   France's Ritz hotel smashes record with furniture sell-off

In this file photo taken on May 22, 2011, actor Verne Troyer arrives at the 2011 Cedars Sinai Sports Spectacular, in Los Angeles. Valerie MACON / AFP.

LOS ANGELES (AFP).- Verne Troyer, best known for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" movies, has died, according to a post on his official social media accounts Saturday. He was 49. While no cause of death was revealed, the post spoke of the diminutive actor's "recent time of adversity" with depression, noting he recently got baptized. "Over the years he's struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much," it added. "Depression and Suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it's never too late to reach out to someone for help." Troyer was taken to hospital early this month for unknown treatment. ... More

Hermès, 1996, executed in 2009. A Rare and Unique Painted White & Red Ardennes Leather NASA Retourne Kelly 35 with Gold Hardware by Tom Sachs. Estimate: £20,000-30,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.

LONDON.- Following the success of the inaugural Handbags & Accessories auction in June 2017, Christie’s will indulge handbag enthusiasts once again. On 12 June 2018, Christie’s will present a selection of exquisite pieces in their Handbags & Accessories Sale at the London, King Street headquarters. From the exotic and precious to vintage varieties and sought after limited editions there is something for every type of buyer. A collection of iconic artist collaboration handbags will also be offered from famed masters including: Tom Sachs. A highlight of the sale will be a 2008 Hermès, Matte Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Birkin 30 with 18k White Gold & Diamond Hardware. Matthew Rubinger, ... More

This file photo shows furniture from "La Suite Imperiale" of Paris' Ritz Paris. GERARD JULIEN / AFP.

PARIS (AFP).- Luxury furniture auctioned off by the legendary Ritz hotel in Paris sold for 7.3 million euros ($9 million), a world record in the industry, auction house Artcurial said Saturday. The Paris hotel, home for a while to Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel, sold off all 10,000 pieces of furniture and decor. They included stools from the Hemingway Bar, a 19th-century bathtub, and sofas and a harp from the Proust Lounge. The Ritz sale outperformed other hotels around the world, the auction house said. In 2013 in Paris, Hotel de Crillon made 5.9 million euros from a furniture sale while Plaza Athenee made 1.4 million euros. The 3,400 lots that were up for grabs were on sale between April 17 and 21. Buyers bid on objects ranging from velvet security cordons and curtain ties, to rugs, bedframes and sets of bathrobes ... More

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REGGIO EMILIA .- This solo show – the Swiss duo’s first in an Italian museum – is organized in conjunction with the 2018 Fotografia Europea festival, “Revolutions. Upheavals, Changes, Utopias”. Stretching through five rooms, the exhibition presents more than twenty photographs of various sizes, mounted on panels and incorporating elements of painting, along with several assemblages of found objects that the artists have selected from local warehouses. Sheds, tools, tables, chairs, brightly colored plastic tubs, crates, rubber tubing: in these photographs, everything seems uprooted and upended by some hurricane that has just swept through. The post-apocalyptic mood of the scenes hints at the recent passage of a natural disaster, but could also suggest an all-too-human process of violent destruction. At the same time, the images possess an intrinsic ... More

Jonas Staal presents the first retrospective of the cultural and political work of Stephen K. Bannon
ROTTERDAM.- Dutch artist Jonas Staal presents the first retrospective of the films and the cultural and political work of Stephen K. Bannon in Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective, curated by Marina Otero Verzier, shows how the artistic work of Bannon has shaped the core narratives and rise of the Trump presidency: an example of the importance of propaganda art in the surge of the international alt-right. This work by Jonas Staal - described as an exhibition project - analyzes and deconstructs the mechanisms of contemporary propaganda art and raises the question of how to create possible counternarratives in the form of an “emancipatory propaganda art”. Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective is on show from April 20 until September 23, 2018. Stephen K. (Steve) Bannon is best known as campaign manager ... More

The costume designs of Miles White on view at The Ringling
SARASOTA, FLA.- The creative brilliance of talented costume designer Miles White will be featured at The Ringling with a selection of his original designs, swatch books and production documents displayed alongside historic photographs and actual wardrobe pieces. White’s spectacular renderings evoke the adventurous era of design that emerged in mid-century American circus performance. In 1941 Miles White joined a team tasked with re-conceptualizing the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus and updating it for the modern age. Under the leadership of industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes, the vision was to unify the entire circus day experience, including the presentation under the big top by thoughtfully coordinating the design elements of color, light and visual rhythm. The twenty-seven-year-old White brought to the team a modern sensibility for ... More

Delaware College of Art and Design trustees elect Jean G. Dahlgren as next president
WILMINGTON, DEL.- Delaware College of Art and Design announced that its trustees have elected the College’s next president by unanimous vote. An innovative academic leader and experienced art and design professional, Jean G. Dahlgren, current dean of undergraduate programs at Sage College of Albany in Albany, N.Y., will become DCAD’s third president on August 1. Dahlgren, 60, expressed the belief that effective leaders must be “chief articulators, collaborators and instigators” who are eager to share and capitalize on the success stories of their institutions. “My passion lies with the arts and working with art and design instructors to educate artists and designers,” Dahlgren said. “Creating dynamic curriculum choices, fostering strategic partnerships, supporting the faculty and expanding the boundaries of what is possible for artists and designers intrigues ... More

Over 300 lots of hand-selected Chinese antiques are in Converse Auctions internet-only auction
MALVERN, PA.- Just over 300 hand-selected Chinese antiques are up for bid in Converse Auctions’ internet-only Important Spring Chinese Auction, already online at the Converse website, as well as two additional online bidding platforms: and Live bidding begins on Friday, May 4th, at 10 am Eastern. “We’ve spent the last several months gathering the best of the best Chinese antiques for this important online auction,” said Todd Converse of Converse Auctions, based in Malvern. “The items include Ming and Qing dynasty porcelain, Republic Period porcelain, monumental Qing dynasty cloisonné, Hetian jade carvings, a 15th century Tibetan gold gilt Buddha and thangkas.” The list continues with Chinese Export silver and porcelain, Chinese watercolor paintings, zitan and huanghuali furniture and ... More

Exhibition at Saint Louis Art Museum features new work by Jennifer Bornstein
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Villa Vassilieff opens the first exhibition dedicated to the Belgian artist Sophie Podolski in Paris
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Elaborate hats debut in the Iindianapolis Museum of Art Galleries at Newfields
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CASE2's only known documented artwork to be sold for the first time at Julien's Auctions
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Group exhibition focuses on feelings of tension and global instability
ROTTERDAM.- Anytime Now, a group exhibition focusing on feelings of tension and global instability, opened at TENT on Thursday 19 April. The exhibition responds to a ubiquitous feeling of anxiety engendered by the perceived threat of war, terrorism, climate change, social polarisation, and the erosion of the welfare state. The exhibition also questions the feeling that the end of an era is approaching. With impressive images, the artists evoke both a sense of immediate threat and measures of time beyond human comprehension. With the continuous presence of live performers, the inescapable question of humankind’s role forms the heart of this exhibition. The centerpiece of the exhibition is the theatrical installation Domain of Things by Pedro Gómez-Egaña. On a steel structure, almost two metres above the ground, there is a twilight-lit living room without ... More

Exhibition of photographs of musicians and celebrities by Olaf Heine on view at IMMAGIS
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On a day like today, Australian painter Sidney Nolan was born
April 22, 1917. Sir Sidney Robert Nolan OM, AC (22 April 1917 - 28 November 1992) was one of Australia's leading artists of the 20th century. His oeuvre is among the most diverse and prolific in all of modern art. He is best known for his series of paintings on legends from Australian history, most famously Ned Kelly, the bushranger and outlaw. Nolan's stylised depiction of Kelly's armour has become an icon of Australian art. In this image: Sidney Nolan, Death of Sergeant Kennedy at Stringybark Creek, 1946, enamel on composition board, 91.0cm x 121.7cm, Purchased 1972, Courtesy National Gallery of Australia.

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