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Interdisciplinary solo show by artist Kathryn Hart on view at Politechnika Krakowska

Kathryn Hart's Daunting Transitions solo show at Kotlownia Galerie, Politechnika Krawkoska, Krakow.

KRAKOW.- Politechnika Krakowska presents Daunting Transitions, an interdisciplinary solo show by artist Kathryn Hart, on view September 17-October 17, 2018 in ‘Kotlownia’ Exhibition Hall, Warszawa 24, 31-155 Krakow, Poland. In this solo exhibition, Hart explores the burden, responsibility and fear of choice in the face of a daunting transition. Featured are an installation, ink drawings and small sculptures related to her continued dialogue with evolving feminine identity and the hope for new starts during a period of turmoil, emotional conflict, and uncertainty. Her visual language in this show is rooted in line, space, and gesture to indicate humanoid or ‘entity’ energy and pathways. Her work also comments on the myriad of female roles as engineer, builder, janitor, sustainer, caretaker and explorer. This exhibition on display in Krakow debuted in NYC in May 2018 at the School of Visual Arts Project Spaces CE and has continued to ... More

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October Art Week announces blue-chip gallery roster   The Stanley Field Early Ming bowl realizes over $1.4 million, setting auction record at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers   All-video Turner Prize nominees take political stance

Jan Brueghel the Younger (Antwerp, 1601 - 1678), A wooded landscape with horse-drawn carts, riders and peasants on a hillside path in the foreground. Oil on panel, 11 x 13 ½ inches (28 x 34.5 cm) Signed, lower right center: BRVEGHEL (Courtesy Robert Simon Fine Art).

NEW YORK, NY.- Coinciding with TEFAF New York and Christie's Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions, the third edition of October Art Week will kick off on Thursday, October 25th. On that evening, from 5 to 9 p.m., more than a dozen of the world's pre-eminent galleries will be hosting open houses and receptions on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Open to the public and within walking distance from one another, the October Art Week events, which runs through November 1st, confer a festive atmosphere to the neighborhood and contributes to the overall excitement of autumn in New York. Participating galleries, several of which are also exhibiting at TEFAF, include: • Didier Aaron, Inc., Old Master and 19th-century ... More

A Rare Blue and White Porcelain Hexafoil Bowl sold for $1,452,500.

CHICAGO, IL.- On September 17 the Asian Works of Art auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers featured The Stanley Field Early Ming Bowl, a blue and white porcelain hexafoil bowl once belonging to Stanley Field of the iconic Field family. It sold for $1,452,500 after a number of bidders competed by phone, eventually selling to a buyer in the United States. This is the highest price realized globally, outside of Hong Kong and Mainland China, for a bowl of this type offered at auction. Responsible for developing Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History in the early 19th century, Stanley Field approved numerous international expeditions that sent renowned anthropologists to remote locations on every continent to gather archaeological and cultural relics. Around the same time, Stanley built a personal collection, which included the early Ming bowl. The September 17 Asian Works of Art auction at Leslie Hindman ... More

The Enforced Disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa Students, Iguala, Mexico, 26-27 September 2014.

LONDON (AFP).- A turbulent global political environment has helped inspire the finalists in this year's Turner Prize for contemporary art, which includes only video submissions for the first time. The works shown at the Tate Britain gallery on Monday tackle themes such as immigration, racism and queer identity and are set in locations as varied as the Scottish countryside, the Negev region of southern Israel and the streets of urban America. "I think the political nature of the show is a sign of the times and how artists can react to the context in which they're making the works," Elsa Coustou, a co-curator, told AFP. She said the four artists were responding to "urgent questions" and opening themselves to other disciplines such as documentary film-making and journalism with their use of video. One of the nominees, London-based Forensic Architecture, uses architectural rendering software to investigate potential war crimes. ... More

Two exhibitions at the Ashmolean explore LGBTQ+ histories   Christie's sale celebrates pioneering Italian identity with masterpieces of 20th century Italian art   Palmer Museum opens retrospective exhibition of Pennsylvania artist G. Daniel Massad's intricate still-lifes

Cast of two parts of a bust of Antinous (Ludovisi-Chicago bust) Original face: Art Institute of Chicago; original bust: Palazzo Altemps, Rome AD 130–138 Height: 71 cm © Art Institute of Chicago.

OXFORD.- No Offence is a British Museum partnership touring exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) which partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales. First shown in 2017, and developed in consultation with community partners, the exhibition is inspired by A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World written by Oxford’s Professor of Egyptology, Richard Bruce Parkinson. The exhibition explores the often overlooked and under-represented stories that are to be found in museum collections and art and artefacts from across the globe. It includes the Ain Sakhri Lovers, the world’s earliest known representation of two people having sex. Discovered near Bethlehem, the tiny calcite sculpture dates to c. 9000 BC and shows two figures with their legs and arms wrapped around each other. They have ... More

Lucio Fontana, Concetto spaziale, La fine di Dio. Oil and glitter on canvas, 178 x 123cm. Executed in 1963. Estimate on request. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.

LONDON.- During London’s Frieze week, Christie’s will present the second year of Thinking Italian, a sale concept that celebrates the eclecticism, rebellious iconoclasm, and sheer creativity of Italian art. This is the second edition of Thinking Italian, a showcase of the very best Italian Art of the 20th Century, which will follow Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 4 October 2018, and preludes the sale Thinking Italian: Design, scheduled in London on 17 October, which will explore the eclecticism, rigour, and creativity of 20th Century Italian design. From Umberto Boccioni and Giorgio Morandi to Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana and Salvatore Scarpitta, the sale presents a tightly curated selection of artists who paved the way for many of the artistic developments in the latter decades of the 20th century. Furthermore, this auction ... More

G. Daniel Massad, Six Wooden Blocks, 2007, pastel on paper, 24 x 23½ inches. Private collection.

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.- The Palmer Museum of Art announces the opening of A Small Radius of Light: G. Daniel Massad, A Retrospective. This major loan exhibition, featuring seventy-two works spanning five decades, is on view from September 25 through December 9. Massad has dedicated much of his career to depicting the world around him. His poetic, meticulously detailed still lifes, rendered in the medium of pastel, call to mind the work of the Old Masters. His work can be found in numerous private collections across the United States as well as in major museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, and the Palmer Museum of Art. “Dan is widely recognized as one of the most important contemporary artists working in the pastel medium,” said Palmer Director Erin Coe. “This is the first retrospective dedicated ... More

Exhibition at Museum de Fundatie includes more than 150 works by Alberto Giacometti and Lynn Chadwick   gimhongsok returns to Japan for his first solo exhibition at Perrotin Tokyo   New exhibition marking 100 years since the death of Russia's last Tsar opens at the Science Museum

Alberto Giacometti, Tête de Diego au col roulé 1951/52. Bronze, 34 x 13.5 x 13 cm. Collection Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. Photo: Claude Germain – Archives Fondation Maeght.

ZWOLLE.- Museum de Fundatie is presenting a new exhibition entitled Giacometti-Chadwick, Facing Fear, running from 22 September 2018 to 6 January 2019. The sculptures of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) and Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) are manifestations of the sense of fear and disillusionment that pervaded Europe during the Cold War period. Their work bids a final farewell to pre-war romanticism and aestheticism, and lands with both feet in the raw reality of the post-war world. While Giacometti reduced the human form to its bare essentials, Chadwick created powerful archetypal images of both people and animals. The exhibition includes more than 150 works. Never before has the work of Giacometti and Chadwick been so explicitly brought together. Their paths first crossed in 1956, when Chadwick became the youngest ... More

gimhongsok, View of the exhibition “EVERY, DAY, ACTS, LIKE, LIFE” at Perrotin Tokyo. September 21 – November 10 © Photo: Kei Okano. Courtesy of the artist & Perrotin.

TOKYO.- Perrotin Tokyo is presenting a solo exhibition by the Korean conceptual artist gimhongsok. Showcasing seven artworks, the exhibition offers an overview of the artist’s core interests and recent creations. gimhongsok returns to the Japanese capital for his first solo exhibition at Perrotin Tokyo. He is presenting three sculptures from the Inadequate (EVERY, DAY, ACTS, LIKE, LIFE) series, each a bronze work cast in the form of clustered modelling balloons. The artist continues his career-long examination of mistranslation and cultural translation. In these sculptures, the balloons remain untwisted—contrary to their typical use for making balloon animals. Instead, the balloons lean on each other in a haphazard manner, slanted or roughly parabolic, all painted black. Deception and humor are found in the textural juxtaposition between form and material, while the artist continues ... More

Diamond and Emerald cross belonging to the Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna, before 1918. Photo: Russian History Foundation, Jordanville, NY.

LONDON.- The Science Museum opened its new exhibition The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution. Investigating the role of science in the lives and deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, this exhibition takes visitors behind the scenes of one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. Set against a turbulent backdrop of social upheaval and war between 1900 and 1918, The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution explores the significant influence of medicine on the private lives of the imperial family during this period and the advances in medicine and forensic science over 70 years later that transformed the investigation into their sudden disappearance. Rare artefacts, including the family’s personal diaries, private possessions and jewellery found at the scene of their murder, and two Imperial Fabergé Easter Eggs presented by the Tsar to his wife just a year before the fall of the imperial house, help bring the personal lives of aut ... More

Patrick Nagel among featured artists in Heritage Auctions' October Illustration Art Auction   Kelvingrove Museum hosts a WWI centenary exhibition of serving soldiers artists' work   Eric Clapton's Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1 for sale with H&H Classics

The top lot in the group could be Nagel’s 48-by-40-inch acrylic-on-canvas Untitled, 1984 (estimate: $60,000-80,000).

DALLAS, TX.- Five works by Patrick Nagel are expected to be among the most heavily pursued offerings in Heritage Auctions’ Illustration Art auction Oct. 12 in Dallas. Nagel is known for his unique interpretation of women, often depicted with black hair and red lips juxtaposed against white skin, painted in a style that descended from Art Deco. His works regularly appeared in a number of publications – he frequently contributed images to Playboy – and on album covers, the best known of which was Duran Duran’s Rio album. “Patrick Nagel was one of those artists whose style was so unique, so distinct, that his works are recognized instantly by collectors everywhere,” Heritage Auctions Senior Vice President for Fine & Decorative Arts Ed Jaster said. “He remains one of the primary reasons why Heritage has been so firmly established as the premier auction house for hard- ... More

Most of the art presented in the exhibition is from the private collection of Joel Parkinson, owner and director of the World War History & Art Museum (WWHAM) in Alliance, Ohio.

GLASGOW.- To commemorate the centenary of World War I, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum hosts a major new temporary exhibition Brushes with War; Art from the Front Line 14-18 from 21 September 2018 to 6 January 2019. Glasgow Museums marks this significant anniversary with the European debut of a world-class exhibition of 219 original paintings and drawings by the troops who served in World War I. Following a chronological narrative Brushes with War; Art from the Front Line portrays most major battles and all aspects of the First World War. Depicted in oils, watercolours and drawings the artworks were created by frontline soldiers from numerous countries from 1914 to 1918. Most of the art presented in the exhibition is from the private collection of Joel Parkinson, owner and director of the World War History ... More

The car is a four-seater with a fiery dynamic look that breathes power.

LONDON.- Rock Music Legend, Eric Clapton’s Mirabeau Blue right-hand drive 2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1 with 29,700 miles on the clock, will be sold by H&H Classics on October 17th at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. The great musician and car collector specified a number of options on this Ferrari which contributed to its seven-week build time from Thursday 17th June to Tuesday 27th July 2004. Adding to the Prancing Horse’s £177,500 ‘on the road’ price were: red brake callipers (£520), rear parking sensors (£575), heated front seats (£540), Scuderia enamel wing shields (£1,045), passenger airbag off system (£305), leather headlining (£275) and dedication plate in silver (£210). The London Ferrari agents, HR Owen first registered ‘RX54 BCK’ on the 8th September 2004 to Mr Eric Clapton. The dashboard of the 612 has a plaque fitted by the Factory that says Built for Eric Clapton. He plainly enjoyed ... More

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Ortuzar Projects opens a survey of works by the Spanish artist Maruja Mallo
NEW YORK, NY.- Ortuzar Projects presents Maruja Mallo: Paintings 1926-1952, a survey of works by the Spanish artist. This is Mallo’s first exhibition in New York since 1948, and presents a selection of works produced in both Spain and Latin America. Born in rural Galicia, Spain in 1902, Mallo moved to Madrid in 1922 to receive art training. She quickly became a central figure in the Generation of ‘27, an interdisciplinary group of the Spanish avant-garde that included Salvador Dalí, Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel. As one of few female artists associated with the group, Mallo quickly received fame for a unique and ambitious surrealism that was at once cosmopolitan and distinctly Spanish. Championed by the philosopher José Ortega y Gasset, who curated her first exhibition in 1928 at the offices of his influential journal Revista de Occidente ... More

Architekturmuseum opens 'King Ludwig II: Palaces and Factories'
MUNICH.- The exhibition The Architecture under King Ludwig II: Palaces and Factories is the Architekturmuseum’s main contribution to the celebrations marking 150 years since the foundation of the TUM (Technische Universität München), of which it is part. For the first time, the whole spectrum of architecture undertaken under the aegis of the university’s founder, Ludwig II of Bavaria (1864–1886), is being presented in a single exhibition. Ludwig II’s very personal, visionary approach to architecture is symbolised by the world-famous, iconic palaces of Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee, but their unique reputation has eclipsed his other building commissions, which have long failed to receive the attention they deserve. This exhibition is now devoted to a comprehensive survey of the public and private building projects carried out in the Kingdom ... More

Group of 54 impressionist and modern paintings will come up for bid at Woodshed Art Auction
FRANKLIN, MASS.- An elite selection of 54 original oil and watercolor Impressionist, Pop and Modern paintings by and attributed to renowned artists such as Picasso, Monet, van Gogh, Franz Kline and Sam Francis will come up for bid in an auction slated for Thursday, October 4th, by Woodshed Art Auctions, online and in the 500 Gallery at 475 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin. Live bidding will begin promptly at 5:30 pm Eastern time. People can register and bid now, at Previews will be held at 500 Gallery starting September 26th. “Our auctions have grown to the point where we’d like to focus on smaller selections of excellent paintings and drawings,” said Bruce Wood of Woodshed Art Auctions. “It allows those with specific interests to ponder masterpieces without distraction. Previewing this exhibition of paintings at 500 ... More

Kuwait activists combat rise in banning of books
KUWAIT CITY (AFP).- In 2014, the Kuwaiti press hailed Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a literary "giant". But since his death, the Colombian writer and a slew of others have been banned as censorship takes root in the Gulf state. More than 4,000 books have been blacklisted by Kuwait's information ministry over the past five years, according to local media reports, including Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Dozens of writers and activists have taken to the streets -- on September 1 and again two weeks later -- to protest ahead of Kuwait's annual book fair in mid-November. Kuwaiti novelist Mays al-Othman is among the blacklisted writers, following the 2015 publication of her novel "The Wart," the story of a woman raped during the 1990-1991 Iraqi occupation of the emirate. "Censoring a book ... More

Exhibition of paintings from Chow Chun Fai's "Painting on Movies" series on view at Eli Klein Gallery
NEW YORK, NY.- Eli Klein Gallery is presenting an unprecedented solo exhibition for Hong Kong-based artist Chow Chun Fai, on view from September 8 through November 17, 2018. Chow Chun Fai features 19 works, on view for the first time, from Fai’s “Painting on Movies” series. Fai is one of the many artists influenced by the socio-political turmoil which transpired after the return of Hong Kong, a former British colony, to mainland China in 1997. As past chairman of Fotanian Artist Village in Fo Tan and a member of Factory Artists Concern Group, Fai is one of the few well-known artists in China who is actively engaged in politics. In the “Painting on Movies” series, Fai perfectly recreates scenes from notable international films and paints English translations as subtitles. Each piece has a unique Hong Kong viewpoint which reveals the continued dilemmas ... More

Gagosian opens exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Takashi Murakami
HONG KONG.- Gagosian is presenting Change the Rule!, new paintings and sculptures by Takashi Murakami. Murakami seamlessly blends commercial imagery, anime, manga, and traditional Japanese styles and subjects, revealing the themes and questions that connect past and present, East and West, technology and fantasy. His paintings, sculptures, and films are populated by repeated motifs and evolving characters of his own creation. Together with dystopian themes and contemporary references, he revitalizes narratives of transcendence in continuation of the nonconformist legacy of a group of eighteenth-century Japanese artists known as the Edo eccentrics. Change the Rule! reveals myriad variations of Murakami’s own imagery, each combination generating new meaning. His first character, Mr. DOB, appears in pink and blue, floating ... More

Hunter S. Thompson archive consisting of 182 letters to be auctioned
LOS ANGELES, CA.- An extraordinary collection of 182 letters by Gonzo journalist Hunter S.Thompson will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on September 27, 2018. The letters begin in 1955 when a 17-year-old Thompson wrote to his Louisville, Kentucky childhood friend Paul Semonin, who was attending Yale University. All but two of the letters in the collection were written to Semonin. The other two items include a telegram from Thompson to author Tom Wolfe and a letter to an unnamed friend. Thompson’s letters to Semonin span from 1955-1974 and are highly personal, providing a clear look at Thompson’s view of the world. Nearly every sentence in the letters features Thompson’s hallmark Gonzo journalistic style including riveting details about his experience at Slates Hot Springs in Big Sur as well as his time embedded (including the brutal ... More

Miller & Miller's Mantiques! Gentleman's Collectibles auction sets Canadian price records
NEW HAMBURG, ON.- Men, and the women who love them, turned out in full force September 15th for Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s Mantiques! Gentleman’s Collectibles auction, held online and in Miller & Miller’s gallery at 59 Webster Street in New Hamburg. The auction was a one-stop shop for anyone looking to equip their man caves in style and fashion. Offered were vintage advertising and signs, gas station collectibles, breweriana, firearms and knives, coin-ops, arcade games, vending machines, militaria, barristers’ office furniture, vintage autos, motorbikes and outboards. Over 125 people attended the event in person; more than 500 others registered to bid online, via Miller & Miller Live, and “I’ve never seen such anticipation for an auction,” said Justin Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “The energy in the room from ... More

Blackwell Auctions sale features works by Koons, Mapplethorpe, Rauschenberg and more
CLEARWATER, FLA.- Blackwell Auctions of Clearwater, Fla., will offer a carefully curated sale of fine paintings, important prints and sculptures on Saturday, October 13. Highlights include Jeff Koons’ iconic Balloon Venus, multiple signed works by Robert Mapplethorpe, Robert Rauschenberg and many others; and original paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Lilla Cabot Perry, Diego Rivera, Raphael Soyer and Man Ray. “With only about 150 lots, this is a tight sale,” said Edwin Bailey, Blackwell’s owner. “There’s a little something for everyone, but there’s really no chaff, no filler. We found ourselves inundated with dozens of great pieces, so we decided that instead of dropping a few of them here and there into our estate auctions, we’d hold an art-only event of consistently high quality across the ... More

Rivertown's Oct. 13 auction laden with estate-sourced Asian art from Shang Dynasty through 20th century
HOUSTON, TX.- Rivertown Antiques & Estate Services, one of the world’s most trusted sources of Asian fine and decorative art, will present a 188-lot auction on Saturday, October 13 featuring rarities whose timeline runs from the Shang Dynasty (2nd millennium BC) through the 20th century. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, and 51BidLive. The fully curated connoisseur’s selection includes distinguished estate and family items from the United States, Great Britain and Continental Europe. They include the Charles George collection, property from the collections of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson, Samuel E. Wilson, Robert Edwards; and a former Beverly Hills, California, private collection. No reserve has been placed on any of the lots. “We are absolutely confident that the artworks and antiques chosen ... More

Mazzoleni opens exhibition of works spanning from 1958 to 2012 by Michelangelo Pistoletto
LONDON.- Mazzoleni announces the exhibition Michelangelo Pistoletto: Origins and Consequences curated by Alberto Fiz, which will open to the public on 27 September 2018 and continue until the 15 December. Collating artworks from various private collections, this exhibition will focus on a selection of works spanning from 1958 to 2012, and will feature early figurative paintings, drawings in charcoal on paper, sculptures in different materials, alongside silkscreens on stainless steel - the renowned mirror paintings that defines his oeuvre. Pistoletto is one of the most distinguished figures within the Arte Povera movement. The exhibition will examine Pistoletto’s early experimental period and elucidate the techniques that led to his mature work. It will feature three rare oil paintings on canvas depicting male portraits, including L’uomo nero, 1959. These seminal ... More

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On a day like today, Latvian-American painter Mark Rothko was born
September 25, 1903. Mark Rothko (September 25, 1903 - February 25, 1970), was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. Although Rothko himself refused to adhere to any art movement, he is generally identified as an abstract expressionist. In this image: Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1952, Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. Copyright © 1997 Christopher Rothko and Kate Rothko Prizel, Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986.43.161

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