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Exhibition View Manet / Velázquez: Édouard Manet, Boy with a Sword, 1861. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, Infante Felipe Próspero, 1659. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Picture Gallery © KHM-Museumsverband.

VIENNA.- The Kunsthistorisches Museum is presenting the exhibition The Shape of Time. Following monographic exhibitions of Lucian Freud and Joseph Cornell, and collection presentations curated by Ed Ruscha and Edmund de Waal, this is the first group exhibition conceived as part of the museum’s Modern and Contemporary programme. The collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum represent some 5,000 years of human creativity from Ancient Egypt through to European painting around 1800. The Shape of Time presents a group of remarkable art works dating from 1800 to the present day, as stepping stones to lead visitors from the point at which the museum's own collections end to the point at which we find ourselves today. Among them are major works by artists such as J.M.W. Turner, Claude Cahun, Mark Rothko, Maria Lassnig, Eleanor Antin, Steve McQueen, Catherine Opie and Peter Doig. Borrowed from some of the most important museums and private collecti ... More

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Latest presentation in MoMA's celebrated New Photography exhibition series opens in New York   Fascinating letters from William Morris, HG Wells and Rodin, discovered at the Glasgow School of Art   The Broad announces major new acquisitions including Mark Bradford's Helter Skelter I

Sofia Borges. Yellow Chalk. 2017. Pigmented inkjet print, 90 9/16 × 59 1/16″ (230 × 150 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fund for the Twenty-First Century. © 2018 Sofia Borges.

NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art presents Being: New Photography 2018, the latest presentation in MoMA’s celebrated New Photography exhibition series. Since its inception in 1985, New Photography has introduced more than 100 artists from around the globe, and it is a key component of the Museum’s contemporary program. Every two years, New Photography presents urgent and compelling ideas in recent photography and photo-based art. This year’s edition, Being, asks how photography can capture what it means to be human. On view from March 18 through August 19, 2018, the exhibition includes over 80 new and recent works by 17 artists from eight countries. While at various stages in their careers, all are presenting their work at the Museum for the first time. Being: New Photography 2018 is organized ... More

Letter of 1903 from celebrated sculptor, Auguste Rodin, to Francis 'Fra' Newbery.

GLASGOW.- Letters from some of the greatest artistic and literary figures of the late 19th and early 20th century have been discovered during the major digitisation and cataloguing of The Glasgow School of Art’s Archives and Collections it was revealed today. The discovery was made by archivist Rachael Jones who is currently working on papers relating to Directors of the GSA. “I knew that some of the most exciting of the Directors Papers were those of Francis Newbery, Head of the Art School during an incredibly dynamic period in the School’s history,” says Rachael. “So I was thrilled to find that a box of material relating to him that had not yet been catalogued, and to discover some real gems in it.” The eminent artist Francis Henry Newbery, (known as Fra Newbery), was Director of The Glasgow School of Art from 1885 to 1918. During that time the profile of the School was raised from moderately successful ... More

Mark Bradford (b. 1961), Helter Skelter I, 2007 (detail). Estimate: £6 - 8 million. Image courtesy Phillips.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Broad announced major new acquisitions for its collection, including Helter Skelter I, 2007, a massive, mural-scale painting by the Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford, and Bradford’s recent work, I heard you got arrested today, 2018. The museum also acquired Longing for Eternity, 2017, by Yayoi Kusama, adding a second of the artist’s iconic Infinity Mirror Room installations to its collection. The Broad collection also added Untitled, 2017, a new painting by Kerry James Marshall and the museum’s first work by the artist, and After Russell Lee: 1–60, 2016, a major 60-part photographic work by Sherrie Levine. Longing for Eternity will debut to the public on March 17, while I heard you got arrested today and After Russell Lee: 1–60 will go on view this summer. In addition to these, The Broad has acquired works by Sam Francis, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Sharon Lockhart, Robert ... More

'The Train: RFK's Last Journey' leads SFMOMA's three photography exhibitions opening in March   Phillips to launch its first gallery space in Asia   Sotheby's Hong Kong announces highlights from its Modern and Contemporary Art Evening Auctions

Paul Fusco, Untitled, from the series RFK Funeral Train, 1968, printed 2008; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, purchase through a gift of Randi and Bob Fisher, Nion McEvoy, Kate and Wes Mitchell, The Black Dog Private Foundation, Candace and Vincent Gaudiani, Michele and Chris Meany, Jane and Larry Reed, and John A. MacMahon; © Magnum Photos, courtesy Danziger Gallery.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announces three new photography exhibitions: The Train: RFK’s Last Journey, examining a historically important event from different perspectives; Selves and Others: Gifts to the Collection from Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein, looking at the complexity of identity through portraits; and Carolyn Drake: Wild Pigeon, presenting a recent acquisition, opening this March in the museum’s Pritzker Center for Photography. On June 8, 1968, three days after the assassination of Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, his body was carried by a funeral train ... More

Wayne Thiebaud, Various Cakes, 1981 (detail). Image courtesy of Phillips.

HONG KONG.- Phillips announced that its first gallery space in Asia will be open on 26 March 2018, located in the prestigious St George’s Building in Central, Hong Kong, where its Asia Headquarters has recently relocated. Comprising the whole of the 14th floor, this entire facility is a testament to Phillips’ commitment to Asia, responding to the robust expansion in the region since its inaugural Hong Kong sale in November 2015. The state-of-the-art gallery space will be yet another distinctive, contemporary destination for global art enthusiasts developed by Phillips alongside the company’s major centres in London and New York. It will regularly host exhibitions, auction previews, private sales, cultural programmes and other special events, enabling more frequent interactions with clients and partners. To celebrate the opening of Phillips’ new Asia Headquarters, a cross-category selling exhibition, ... More

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale, Attese, 1965, waterpaint on canvas, 72 x 60 cm, est. HK$ 15 – 24 million / US$1.92 – 3.07 million. Courtesy Sotheby’s.

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s unveiled highlights from its Evening Sales of Modern Art and Contemporary Art, both of which will be held on 31 March at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The auctions will be led by a line-up of Western Contemporary and Modern Art, as well as an array of rare works by Modern and Contemporary Asian masters. The two Evening Sales, offering over 90 lots, have a combined estimate in excess of HK$640 million / US$82million*. “In 2017, Sotheby’s Hong Kong introduced Western Contemporary Art as part of our Evening Sale, with an auction record set by Andy Warhol’s Mao in April^ and a stunning 100% sell-through rate in October. This season, we are delighted to expand the category to include a selection of Western works from the Modern period, alongside fresh-tomarket works by Asian Modern ... More

Galerie Max Hetzler opens an exhibition with new works by American painter Ron Gorchov   Firstsite opens Hauser & Wirth's satirical museological presentation 'Bronze Age c. 3500 BC - AD 2018'   New Director of Tate Liverpool appointed

Merope, 2017. Oil on linen, 217,2 x 193 x 33 cm. Photo: def image. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin I Paris.

BERLIN.- Galerie Max Hetzler is presenting an exhibition with new works by American painter Ron Gorchov at Bleibtreustraße 45. This is the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery. Being deeply engaged in the exploration of liberating ideas of form, Ron Gorchov has been working with shaped canvases since the late 1960's. His custom-fabricated, saddle-like stretchers avoid the clear edges of an ordinary canvas – contrary to the rigid format of the rectangle that dominated the medium of painting at that time – and offer a novel investigation of space, scale and surface. Simple variations of coloured, organic shapes build the centre of Gorchov's works. Often two seemingly opposing forms build a contrast to the background, creating an elementary composition that shifts between impressions of balance and disparity: A constant dialogue between the single elements that ... More

Bronze tribal mask, eBay item number 292013408464. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Damian Griffiths.

COLCHESTER.- Firstsite, Colchester announced its next exhibition, Bronze Age c. 3500 BC – AD 2018. An iteration of Hauser & Wirth’s satirical museological presentation at Frieze London 2017, the show has been curated specifically for Colchester – the earliest recorded Roman town in Great Britain. Bronze Age c. 3500 BC – AD 2018 recreates a fictional Bronze Age presentation from a forgotten museum. Conceived and originated by Dr. Neil Wenman in collaboration with Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, the exhibition focuses solely on works made of bronze or from the Bronze Age period. These include artefacts on loan from regional museums and private collections nationwide, sculptures by artists including modern masters Louise Bourgeois, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, and Fausto Melotti, along with Phyllida Barlow’s bronze cast paint sticks, Subodh Gupta’s bronze ... More

Helen Legg, new Director of Tate Liverpool. Photo: Yiannis Katsaris.

LIVERPOOL.- Tate announced today that Helen Legg (44), currently Director of Spike Island, Bristol, has been appointed the new Director of Tate Liverpool. She will take up the position in the summer. Helen Legg has been Director of Spike Island since September 2010. There she focused on giving opportunities to emerging artists and developed an ambitious exhibitions programme which firmly embedded the organisation in the city and gave it a leading role in the visual arts in the South West, attracting new audiences and funders alike. Previously she was Curator at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2005 -2010), where she was heavily involved in the development of Ikon, Eastside, based in a former factory building in Digbeth, an industrial area of the city. With almost two decades of curatorial expertise, having worked extensively with British and international contemporary artists, including Hedwig Houben, Anthony ... More

David Nolan Gallery exhibits new and recent work by Chilean artist Sandra Vásquez de la Horra   First survey in the United States of the work of Marc Camille Chaimowicz opens at the Jewish Museum   Marlborough Fine Art opens a solo exhibition of new works by acclaimed British artist Hughie O'Donoghue

La Verdad es Demasiado Grande (The Truth is Too Big), 2017. Graphite, sanguine, watercolor, and wax on two pieces of paper, 52 3/4 x 40 3/8 in 134 x 102.6 cm. © Sandra Vásquez de la Horra. Courtesy the artist and David Nolan Gallery, New York.

NEW YORK, NY.- David Nolan Gallery is presenting América sin Fronteras, an exhibition of new and recent work by Chilean artist, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra – her fourth at the gallery. On view from March 15 through April 28, the presentation includes significant drawings and three-dimensional works that testify to the artist’s vivid imagination and also the introduction of a monumental new scale into her practice. Vásquez de la Horra (b. 1967) has become known for her deeply personal works in which she deploys a technique wherein graphite drawings are sealed over with a translucent wax “skin”, imbuing her compositions with a sense of historicity and corporeal fragility. The artist’s unique understanding of the world has been fertilised by a deep engagement ... More

Installation view of Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine... at the Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by Jason Mandella.

NEW YORK, NY.- The Jewish Museum presents Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine…, the London-based artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. This large-scale survey presents Chaimowicz’s work in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, and wallpaper made between 1978 and 2018, including never before exhibited pieces and three new commissions. The exhibition is on view March 16 through August 5, 2018. Chaimowicz emerged in the early 1970s London art scene with the groundbreaking, performative installations Celebration? Real Life and Enough Tirrany (both 1972), that infused everyday life with art and politics, and that stood at the intersection of the gay liberation and feminist movements. In the years that followed, the artist moved his activities into his own home, the starting point ... More

The Painter Van Gogh VI, Oil on Jute Canvas, 46 x 43.5 cms.

LONDON.- Marlborough Fine Art is presenting Scorched Earth, a solo exhibition of new works by acclaimed British artist Hughie O’Donoghue. O’Donoghue often uses historic events and figures from art history as a point of departure in his work. In this exhibition, the artist questions the legacy of Vincent Van Gogh in our collective cultural memory, particularly focusing on the paintings Van Gogh made during the last two years of his life in Arles and St. Remy in the south of France. Technically inventive and on a human scale, O’Donoghue’s richly worked new paintings revisit and reimagine the imagery observed and invented by Van Gogh as he struggled to make a lucid vision manifest while his health deteriorated in demoralising circumstances. Although personally familiar with Arles, St. Remy and the setting of the Saint-Paul asylum where Van Gogh was a patient, having first visited the area in 1973, O’Donoghue ha ... More

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Ralph Gibson revisits fifteen of his most iconic music
PARIS.- Following its 2016 exhibition where it showed the recent, digital, large format color works of Ralph Gibson, Galerie Thierry Bigaignon once more indulges its ever-growing collector base as it chose to unveil another side of its legendary artist: his lesser-known talent for music and his guitar prowess. Celebrated as a Master photographer since he invented a new photography language in the 1970s, Ralph Gibson’s double virtuosity is being honored for the first time in his career. The exhibition gives an unprecedented opportunity to revisit 15 of Gibson’s most iconic photographs in a totally unique way. These images, carefully selected by the artist and the gallerist, were shot between 1968 and 1990. Each photograph comes as a fine silver gelatin print and is accompanied by a musical piece which was specifically composed, played and recorded by the ... More

A library in Haiti: a community effort
CITÉ SOLEIL.- Book by book, and with donations large and small -- some from people who are illiterate -- a library is taking shape in one of the poorest places in destitute Haiti. Cite Soleil, a slum in the capital Port-au-Prince that is home to half a million people, used to be known for how dangerous it was as gangs fought each other in its narrow alleys for control of the neighborhood. That violence ended about two years ago, and one of the young men living in the slum came up with the idea of building a place for people to read and learn. "The youths who were fighting each other reached an understanding. They wanted peace. So we said we needed to create a movement to get guns out of kids' hands and replace them with books," said Joseph Benson, 27. Access to education is weak in Cite Soleil, which opens onto Port-au-Prince Bay -- it has only one public high ... More

"DIA-LOGOS. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria" opens at ZMK in Karlsruhe
KARLSRUHE.- In the age of the return from the religious war, an intercultural dialog is required. With a bold exhibition project, the ZKM therefore wants to refer to a European tradition, from Llull to Leibniz, which placed rationale at the service of religion, reason at the service of belief, and not the reverse, religion at the service of irrationality: DIA-LOGOS. Ramon Llull and the art of combination( 3/17/2018 to 8/5/2018). The Catalan philosopher, theologian, logician and mystic from Mallorca, Ramon Llull (around 1232– 1316) formalized the religion concepts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, in a type of theological comparison, to give religious truth validity. From this formalization of terms, arose the logical school of ars combinatoria, which is still visible in the current artistic present. By combining outstanding historical materials from the archives of important libraries, like the Bavarian ... More

$2.6M Prints & Drawings Auction at Swann Strength in American & Latin American print market
NEW YORK, NY.- Swann Galleries’ auction of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings on March 13 offered an especially grand selection of original works by some of the greatest artists of the last 200 years. Works by Martin Lewis and Diego Rivera achieved new auction records, and many of the top lots were won by collectors. Leading the sale was an important early etching by Edward Hopper. House by a River, 1919, was one of the artist’s first forays into the themes of modern isolation that would define his oeuvre. The house depicted still stands in Nyack, NY, just a short walk from the artist’s birthplace. It was purchased by a collector for $100,000. Pablo Picasso was well represented in the sale by a fine selection of prints and ceramics. These were led by the masterful lithograph La Colombe, 1949, at $67,500. Another lithograph, Téte de jeune femme, ... More

Tiffany, Saarinen, and Grant Wood top the list of luminaries in Michaan's April 7 Gallery Auction
ALAMEDA, CA.- Influential tastemakers from America and abroad are in the spotlight at Michaan’s on April 7. The sale offers fine paintings and furniture, diverse works of Asian art , collectible silver and other antiques, and fine jewelry — a broad range of periods and estimated prices. The art of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) has often graced the gallery at Michaan’s Auctions, a leading resource for collectors of Tiffany Studios art glass. April’s auction brings to market one of Tiffany’s oil paintings, “Gibraltar” ($15,000-$20,000). “This wonderful small landscape with figures will attract the interest of many collectors, given its appeal across several genres,” says Michaan’s specialist Susan Paffrath. “Works by Louis Comfort Tiffany are important not only for his lasting influence on art and design, but also for the singular beauty of his vision and technique.” California a ... More

Preview of an important sale of Asian works of art now on view at iGavel Auctions, New York
NEW YORK, NY.- Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that more than 500 lots of important Asian art will be up for bidding on in a series of online sales that goes live on April 3 and close on April 17. The outstanding works of art span 3,000 years of material, from the Western Zhou Dynasty to the late Qing Dynasty. A selection of works are currently on view at the iGavel Auctions salesroom at 227 East 120th Street. The sale of Asian works of art includes an impressive array of Chinese jade carvings, ancient bronzes, and works from the Qing Dynasty and earlier. Of particular note are several collections formed during the post World War II period, including an impressively large Chinese bronze censer embellished with gold and with silver-wire inlaid Shou symbols, Buddhist lions and auspicious ... More

Karbury's Auction House announces the spring online auction featuring Asian Antiques and Fine Art
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Driven by a passion for the diverse beauty of Asian visual arts, Karbury’s is a boutique auction house based in California. This spring Karbury’s will share new estate items and Asian antiques on Invaluable and Live Auctioneers as well as EpaiLive. This auction builds on the premier last summer and on the many years of work on the part of the auction house's small yet expert team. “We are very pleased to offer a new curated group of collectibles, fine art and antiques. Highlights include the diminutive yet exceptionally beautiful Famille rose gilt vase with a Qianlong mark. We are particularly captivated by the remarkable square shape which is offset by four panels featuring delightful illustrations of children at play, accented by motifs of birds and peonies. The Fu symbol decorating the vessel symbolizes prosperity, good fortunate and happiness ... More

Picasso, Miro & Jewels dazzle at Gray's March 28
CLEVELAND, OH.- Some of Picasso’s most endearing and sought after works are his playful ceramics. Lot 22 at Gray’s on March 28 is a pichet tête – a small pitcher embellished with contrasting black and white heads, from an edition of 500 dated 1956. This piece has been in the same family since it was purchased circa 1960. Miro’s black and white lithograph Maravillas Acrosticas is lot 15 in the auction. This lithograph is signed in pencil and numbered 14 from an edition of 15. The Spanish artist’s innovative use of line, organic shapes, and color represents a major contribution to Surrealism. A striking Clyde Singer painting entitled Art Exhibit, dated 1963 - lot 1 - opens the auction at Gray’s in Cleveland, Ohio. “Born in Malvern, Ohio, forty miles south of Akron, Clyde Singer became known for his regionalist paintings in oil and watercolor of people at carnivals, standing ... More

For your size only: Giant, James Bond British quad may bring $20,000 at Heritage Auctions
DALLAS, TX.- One of the rarest James Bond movie posters ever made — an advance British quad for Thunderball — may sell for $10,000 among a large collection of Bond-related paper and screen-used movie props in Heritage Auctions' April 7-8 Movie Poster Auction. The sale offers almost every Bond quad poster produced up until today, said Grey Smith, Director of Posters at Heritage. "Theater owners were actually instructed to cut the advance quads for Thunderball into four sections," Smith said. "This makes the example in our auction one of only a small number of copies left uncut." Each measuring 30 inches by 40 inches, quad posters are produced exclusively for British theaters and moviegoers. In creating the quad from Dr. No (United Artists, 1962) — the very first James Bond movie — artist Mitchell Hooks and designer David Chasman capture actor Sean ... More

Freight + Volume open Correspondences, an exhibition of new paintings by Jennifer Coates
NEW YORK, NY.- Freight + Volume announced Correspondences, an exhibition of new paintings by Jennifer Coates. Diverging from her food-centered paintings, spotlighted in her previous solo exhibition at the gallery, All U Can Eat, her new works feature abstracted landscapes grounded in an engagement with early modernism and an exploration of color relationships. The paintings on display began as an accumulation of pen and colored pencil drawings, driven by Coates' fascination with the ways in which the brain "imposes itself onto the world around us" and seeks out order in chaos. Developing and refining motifs drawn from nature into the stylized, kaleidoscopic forms that populate her canvases, Coates balances the immediacy of observation with the depth of a sophisticated artistic practice. Contrasting tightly controlled passages with oozing stains and spills, ... More

Important Japanese prints from the collection of Henry Steiner on view in New York
NEW YORK, NY.- Sixty-two Japanese prints and one color woodblock album spanning nearly 150 years—from ca. 1710 to 1857—will go on view this March in an exhibition at Sebastian Izzard Asian Art in New York City. The works range from beauty prints by Kitagawa Utamaro, and actor prints by Tōshūsai Sharaku to Katsushika Hokusai’s iconic Great Wave. They were collected by Henry Steiner, the distinguished Hong Kong-based graphic designer, whose many corporate clients have included HSBC, for which he designed the iconic red and white hexagonal logo in 1983. The exhibition will be on view from March 17 to 29, 2018 during New York City’s Asia Week. Henry Steiner (b. 1934, Vienna, Austria), emigrated in 1939 with his family to New York to avoid Nazi persecution. After receiving an MFA from Yale University, he worked for a year in New York City in ... More

Women Outside the Sidi Abderrahman Mosque by Anders Zor

On a day like today, Dutch painter Cornelis Ketel was born
March 18, 1548. Cornelis or Cornelius Ketel (18 March 1548 - 8 August 1616) was a Dutch Mannerist painter, active in Elizabethan London from 1573 to 1581, and in Amsterdam from 1581 to the early 17th century, now known essentially as a portrait-painter, though he was also a poet and orator, and from 1595 began to sculpt as well. In this image: Woman Aged 56 painted in 1594.

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