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Exhibition at Seattle Art Museum presents radical reimagining of Andrew Wyeth's work

In Retrospect opens with a gallery of significant works introducing the cast of characters from Wyeth’s world who feature in some of his most famous portraits. Photo: Stephanie Fink.

SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum presents Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect (October 19, 2017–January 15, 2018), exploring groundbreaking perspectives on the art and legacy of the American painter’s 75-year career. Organized by the Seattle Art Museum with the Brandywine River Museum of Art for the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth, the exhibition brings together 110 paintings and drawings ranging from the late 1930s to 2008, including rarely seen loans from the Wyeth family. In Retrospect reflects on Wyeth’s work through the historical lens of a century in which he deviated from the American art mainstream but continued to figure prominently in much of the country’s artistic discourse. In Retrospect opens with a gallery of significant works introducing the cast of characters from Wyeth’s world who feature in some of his most famous portraits, such as Christina Olson of Maine and Karl Kuerner, his neighbor ... More

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Prominent Miami-based art collectors give 200 contemporary Aboriginal Australian artworks to three museums   Major exhibition explores dialogue between Picasso and African works   The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opens exhibition of 82 portraits and 1 still-life by David Hockney

Carlene West, Tjitjiti, 2014. Acrylic on linen, 43 31/100 x 32 17/25 in. (110.01 x 83.01 cm).

MIAMI, FLA.- For more than a dozen years, prominent Miami-based art collectors Debra and Dennis Scholl have focused their collecting attention on Aboriginal Australian contemporary works. This passion has enabled the couple to bolster the West’s appetite for the extraordinary works by commissioning and then touring thematic shows to museums across the country. Now, they pledge to build a permanent bridge to narrow the cultural divide by gifting 200 pieces from their collection to three museums with which they are closely aligned: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU in Miami; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; and the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. The Scholl gift includes works by the most prominent Australian Aboriginal contemporary painters today, including Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjari, Paddy Bedford, Gulumbu Yunipingu, and Nongirrnga Marawili. These trailblazing artists were inspired by their ancient ... More

Fang Mask, African, Gabon, early 20th century. Bronze, 11 ¼ x 15 ½ x 5 7/8 inches. Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris. © musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Patrick Gries, Bruno Descoings.

KANSAS CITY, MO.- The groundbreaking exhibition Through the Eyes of Picasso explores Pablo Picasso’s life-long fascination with African and Oceanic art, uniting his paintings and sculpture with art that had a seminal impact on his own creative exploration. The exhibition opens Oct. 20 at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the only United States venue in a limited tour. Many works in the exhibition are on view in America for the first time. “From his initial encounter with African art in 1907, Picasso’s view of the world was fundamentally altered,” said Julián Zugazagoitia, Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell CEO & Director of the Nelson-Atkins. “He became an avid collector of non-western art and lived with these masterpieces throughout his entire life in his ... More

David Hockney in his Studio, Los Angeles March 1st 2016 © David Hockney. Photo: Jean-Pierre Goncalves de Lima.

BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life , an exhibition featuring a remarkable new body of work in which the British artist returns to portraiture with a renewed creative vigor, offering an intimate snapshot of the LA art world and the people who have crossed his path in recent years. After the monumental and highly successful landscape exhibition David Hockney: A Bigger Picture at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in 2012, the artist turned away from painting and his Yorkshire home and returned to Los Angeles. He was recovering from a very difficult series of events, including a minor stroke, and he did not paint for some time, which was unusual for him. Little by little, he became reacquainted with the quiet contemplation of portraiture, and in the summer of 2013 he painted the first of what was to become a collection of over 90 ... More

Markus Lüpertz opens first exhibition with Almine Rech Gallery   Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain opens Malick Sidibé retrospective exhibition   Important Orientalist discoveries highlight 19th Century European Paintings sale at Bonhams

Der Abend, 2014. Mixed media on canvas in artist’s frame, 200 x 162 cm. 78 3/4 x 63 3/4 inches. © Markus Lüpertz. Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech Gallery. Photo: Hugard & Vanoverschelde photography.

BRUSSELS.- Almine Rech gallery is presenting Markus Lüpertz's first exhibition with the gallery. Markus Lüpertz was born in Liberec, Bohemia (former Czechoslovakia), in 1941. When Markus was still very young, the Lüpertz family moved to Germany for economic reasons. At the age of twenty, he settled in Berlin and established himself as an independent professional artist. Lüpertz is considered one of the main exponents of the brilliant postwar generation of German painters, which includes artists such as, among others, Anselm Kiefer, A.R. Penck, Georg Baselitz, Jörg Immendorff, Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke. Lüpertz is perhaps the most pronounced 'painter amongst painters'. Indeed, the artist does not attempt to imagine the one or other alternate reality, but creates, first and foremost, a new pictorial space. In this, ... More

Malick Sidibé, Un jeune gentleman, 1978. Gelatin silver print, 40.5 x 30.5 cm. Courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris © Malick Sidibé.

PARIS.- In 1995, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented the first solo exhibition of the Malian photographer Malick Sidibé outside of the African continent. One year after the artist’s death on April 14, 2016, the Fondation Cartier pays tribute to him with Mali Twist, a large retrospective exhibition accompanied by a catalogue. The exhibition is conceived and directed by André Magnin, in collaboration with Brigitte Ollier. Malick Sidibé, Mali Twist brings together for the first time his most exceptional and iconic photographs; period images he printed himself between 1960 and 1980; a selection of “folders” containing his evening shots; and a series of new portraits of timeless beauty. This exceptional collection of black-and-white photographs provides a thorough immersion in the life of the man who was nicknamed “the eye of Bamako.” The photographs reveal Malick Sidibé’s ... More

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824-1904), A Bischari warrior, oil on canvas, executed in 1872. Estimate: $150,000-200,000. Photo: Bonhams.

NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams announced the autumn sale of 19th Century European Paintings on November 8, which is highlighted by a superb selection of newly discovered Orientalist paintings by Jean-Léon Gérôme and Ludwig Deutsch. Leading the sale and also the cover lot is Jean-Léon Gérôme’s arresting portrait of A Bischari warrior (estimate: $150,000-200,000). This striking work has been in America since 1873 and has not been seen on the market since. This painting is one of two works commissioned by the New York art dealer, Samuel Avery, from Gérôme in 1871. This work is exquisite in its simplicity and compositional equilibrium. The light highlights the strikingly exotic face with high cheek bones and sensual lips, and his bare chest adorned only with his warrior's attributes. Gérôme is accurately depicting the unique traits of the Bischari Bedouins of the Sudan ... More

Dallas Museum of Art opens first exhibition devoted to time-based media   Sotheby's announces Autumn 2017 Auctions of Furniture & Decorative Arts   MoMA PS1 opens the largest Cathy Wilkes exhibition to date

John Gerrard, Western Flag (Spindletop Texas), 2017, 2017, real-time 3D simulation, courtesy of the artist and Simon Preston Gallery, New York & Thomas Dane Gallery, London, © John Gerrard.

DALLAS, TX.- On October 22, the Dallas Museum of Art presents the first major exhibition in the Museum’s history dedicated to time-based media. Truth: 24 frames per second brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity and the media, to explore the nature of truth and reality in contemporary life. Featuring works by Dara Birnbaum, Morgan Fisher, Tatiana Gaviola, Arthur Jafa, Steve McQueen, Shirin Neshat, Pratibha Parmar, Rachel Rose, and Chick Strand, among others, Truth is inspired by the DMA’s significant film and video holdings and includes 10 works from the collection, many of which have never been exhibited. On view through January 28, 2018, the exhibition also features the U.S. debut of John Gerrard’s Western Flag (Spindetop, Texas), and the world premiere of a newly-restored ... More

A South German Rococo ormolu-mounted, carved, parcel-gilt and cream-painted commode with a scagliola top Franconia, probably Bamberg, mid-18th century height 32 in.; width 45 1/4 in.; depth 23 1/2 in. 81.5 cm; 115 cm; 60 cm Estimate $50/80,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s.

NEW YORK, NY.- In the lead-up to TEFAF New York Fall, Sotheby’s will present their autumn auctions of furniture and decorative arts in New York. The two auctions − Collections & Curiosities: Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu (19 October) and Collections: European Decorative Arts (27 October) − celebrate the art of collecting through an enthralling selection of rare objects. With estimates ranging from $500 to $150,000, the sales offer both new and experienced collectors the opportunity to acquire hundreds of these storied pieces, and incorporate them into their everyday lives. The sale is distinguished by a diverse offering of objects united under the concept of a cabinet of curiosities, such as a striking group of animal and marine figures by Mario Buccellati. Highlights from that group ... More

Cathy Wilkes. Untitled. 2012. Gift of the Speyer Family Foundation and Mrs. Saidie A. May (by exchange). © 2017 Cathy Wilkes.

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY.- MoMA PS1 presents the first monographic exhibition of Cathy Wilkes (Irish, b. 1966) in New York. The largest exhibition of the artist’s work to date, Cathy Wilkes features approximately 50 works from public and private collections throughout Europe and North America as well as new pieces created for the show, offering a broad view of Wilkes’s work since 2004. On view from October 22, 2017 through March 11, 2018, the exhibition is organized in conjunction with Wilkes’s receipt of the first Maria Lassnig Prize, awarded by the Maria Lassnig Foundation in 2016. Over more than two decades, Cathy Wilkes has created a body of work that engages with the rituals of life, combining paintings, drawings, sculptures, and objects both found and altered. Regularly employing quotidian products and residual materials drawn from her domestic life and environment in Glasgow, Wilkes’s installations connect the banalities of daily existe ... More

Exhibition at Maccarone presents two architectural interventions by conceptual artist David Lamelas   Grammy Museum opens expanded exhibit celebrating 40 years of seminal L.A. Punk band X   Weiss Berlin exhibits Alex Becerra and Demian Kern's first joint presentation

David Lamelas, Falling Wall, 2017. Dry wall, wood, screws, acrylic paint and reclaimed lumber, 209 x 320.5 x 96.5 inches (530.86 x 814.07 x 245.11 cm). Courtesy of the Artist and Maccarone, NY/LA.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Maccarone Los Angeles is presenting an exhibition of two architectural interventions by conceptual artist David Lamelas. This exhibition is concurrent with Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America and marks the artist’s third solo presentation with the gallery, and his first at the Los Angeles space. Born in Argentina in 1946, Lamelas has been an iconic international figure in conceptual art for over fifty years. He immigrated to London at twenty-one, and in the early 1970s began living and working part-time in Los Angeles. During this period he broadened his focus on conceptual film, while expanding his practice of sculptural works and performance. For this exhibition Lamelas presents a reconceptualization of (Untitled) Falling Wall, initially conceived of in 1993, and a brand new sculpture, Walls Are Meant for Jumping (2017), derived from a ... More

A woman visits the Grammy Museum's new exhibit "X: 40 years of Punk in Los Angeles" October 13, 2017 in Los Angeles. FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The GRAMMY Museum® iopened an exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of seminal L.A. punk rock band X. X: 40 Years of Punk in Los Angeles is being displayed on the second floor in the Museum’s Special Exhibits Gallery. With more artifacts and space than previously planned, the exhibit will give visitors a glimpse into how X's four original members – Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake – quickly established the band as one of the best in the first wave of L.A.'s flourishing punk scene. Items on display include: • Original instruments and gear played by the band • Handwritten lyrics and notebooks by Exene Cervenka and John Doe • Clothing and other personal items • Original concert flyers for L.A. shows • Rare photographs and artwork by Exene • X: The Unheard Music film, and more! "We are so excited to be moving this exhibit to our main exhibits gallery, giving X, o ... More

Alex Becerra, Riesling, 2017. Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm 16 x 16 in.

BERLIN.- Weiss Berlin is presenting Acuérdate De Mi (“Remember Me”) featuring painters' Alex Becerra and Demian Kern's first joint presentation. Their individual and collaborative works were produced during time spent together in the summer of 2017 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf. Having met in Los Angeles several years ago, the painters formed a relationship that is marked not by competitive machismo, but by generosity and the love of each other, music, and painting. Born in 1989 and 1990, both Becerra and Kern's work is indicative of the young artists' deep engagement with modernist tropes and desires as well as the rich, variegate history of figuration in 20th century painting. Their approaches to the work in Acuérdate De Mi evidence a awareness of privileges and opportunities connected to gender, ethnicity, and class. Both Becerra and Kern work in a variety of media to develop their practice of painting from within which they choose ... More

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Meissen, Capodimonte, oil paintings, more at The Specialists of the South, Oct. 28th
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLA..- Items from the estate of Norma Godwin of Panama City – collections and quality items gathered over the course of several generations by Mrs. Godwin, her husband and her parents – will be the main attraction at a live and internet estates auction scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, by The Specialists of the South, Inc., at the firm’s Panama City gallery. The auction will begin promptly at 8 am Central time, with previews the week of auction, from 9 am to 4 pm, and on auction day from 7 am until the start of sale at 8. For those unable to attend in person, online bidding will be provided by and Phone and absentee bids will also be taken. The gallery is located at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City. Many of the items in the Godwin estate belonged to Norma’s parents. Nicholas, her ... More

Hyde Collection opens folk art exhibition
GLENS FALLS, NY.- Experience an exceptional exhibition of American folk art at The Hyde Collection with A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. The exhibition comprises more than sixty works made between 1800 and 1925, from the celebrated collection of Barbara L. Gordon. A Shared Legacy celebrates art rooted in personal and cultural identity, made by artists who were either self-taught or had received minimal formal training. Created for ordinary people rather than society’s upper classes, folk art was the prevalent art form in the United States for more than a century. A Shared Legacy showcases the extraordinary imagination and powerful design of regional folk artists, some acclaimed in their day and many now unknown. The exhibited works were made primarily in New England, the mid-Atlantic states, and the Midwest. They include a range of paintings ... More

New online directory revolutionizes art and auction industry
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Those seeking skilled trade professionals or contractors might consult Angie’s List or Home Advisor, but what if a person wanted to have their art appraised, insured, sold or restored by bona-fide experts? Now there’s a resource designed specifically for that purpose. It’s called Founded by BeSpoken LLC, with offices in San Francisco and Paris, newly launched seeks to remove the perceived barriers between collectors and the upper echelons of the art world. Its premier online directory makes the industry’s most knowledgeable professionals accessible to every collector, commercial business or institution in need of premium-level services. At a single online location, connects users with the crème de la crème of art professionals and service providers who list on the site. Its singular ... More

Astronauts' private collections offered at Heritage Auctions
DALLAS, TX.- Memorabilia owned by astronauts and the most avid of space collectors will be among the highlights at Heritage Auctions' Space Exploration Auction Nov. 10 in Dallas, Texas. An Apollo 11-Flown Silver Robbins Medallion, Serial Number 409 (est. $35,000-45,000) was one of 450 flown aboard Apollo 11, the first manned moon landing, July 16-24, 1969, with crewmembers Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. The obverse depicts Collins' original concept of the mission insignia, with an eagle carrying an olive branch in its mouth, a design NASA officials too indicative of war. Consequently, the branch was moved to the eagle's talons, leaving this as one of few – if not the only – major official item bearing Collins' original design. An Apollo 11 Crew-Signed "First Man on the Moon" Stamp (est. $2,800-3,600) is an absolute rarity, a single stamp ... More

Genre, children's lit & modern classics shine in Nov 14 sale at Swann
NEW YORK, NY.- An outstanding auction of 19th & 20th Century Literature at Swann Galleries on Tuesday, November 14 offers myriad signed first editions of prose and poetical classics, with a special focus on literary sets. The exceptional sale of some 300 lots is expected to reach more than half a million dollars. The top lot of the sale is the deluxe centenary limited edition set of 18 volumes comprising Ian Fleming’s oeuvre, 14 of which recount the antics of Britain’s most famous spy, James Bond. The set shines in vibrant leather bindings, each custom-designed to reflect the contents of the novel: Casino Royale features playing cards, while Octopussy is adorned with undulating tentacles, et cetera. The set, celebrating what would have been Fleming’s one-hundredth birthday, includes a selection of the author’s travel writings, previously unpublished stories and a copy ... More

Winterthur introduces its Eye on the Iconic exhibition series, which explores a single iconic object
WINTERTHUR, DE.- Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library introduces its Eye on the Iconic exhibition series, which explores a single iconic object. The inaugural Eye on the Iconic exhibition, Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown, features the replica of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation dress worn by Claire Foy in the Netflix series The Crown and examines what makes an object iconic—something that is widely recognized and of note. The dress will be on view through January 7, 2018. Using the replica gown as a focus object, Royal Splendor examines various meanings of an icon. First, the iconic nature of the original dress and the role it played in history is considered. As viewers of the Netflix series know, the episode featuring the coronation dress depicts not only a dramatized version of the queen and the preparations for the coronation but also the fascinating ... More

Compton Verney's autumn exhibition showcases Britain's best-loved illustrator
COMPTON VERNEY.- Sir Quentin Blake is an artist who needs little introduction. Such is his relationship with the British public that his work is as familiar as Marks & Spencer, Rolls Royce or Fox’s Glacier Mints. Instantly recognisable, quintessentially British – an undoubted national treasure. It has become something of a rite of passage that millions of us developed a more sophisticated appreciation of words and pictures through the writing of Roald Dahl, Michael Rosen and more recently, David Walliams - all of which are brilliantly and vividly illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake’s exuberant pen. This autumn visitors to Compton Verney are getting a unique opportunity to see ‘behind the pages’ with the exhibition Quentin Blake: Inside Stories (21 October – 17 December 2017) a chance to view 140 of Blake’s original drawings, storyboards and handwritten captions for his most ... More

Brooklyn Museum offers first in-depth look at the making of Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party"
BROOKLYN, NY.- Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making is the first museum exhibition to examine the formal, material, and conceptual development of Judy Chicago’s feminist artwork The Dinner Party (1974–79)—the artist’s most influential work and a signature highlight of the Brooklyn Museum’s permanent collection. From October 20, 2017, through March 4, 2018, the exhibition presents never-before-seen objects that illuminate the installation’s development as a multilayered artwork, a triumph of collaborative art-making, and a testament to the power of revising Western history to include women. Roots of “The Dinner Party” is the final exhibition in A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum-wide series of exhibitions that present voices from the history of feminism and feminist art in celebration of the 10th anniversary ... More

Harry Moore-Gwyn announces highlights from the British and Continental Pictures and Prints auction
LONDON.- This October Harry Moore-Gwyn’s British and Continental Pictures and Prints auction of over 200 lots, includes a particularly engrossing collection of prints, etchings, lithographs and a linocut by well-known 18th to 20th century artists. Highlights in this group include the seminal linocut by the great 20th century British printmaker Claude Flight entitled ‘Speed’ (estimate: £15,000-£20,000). ‘The Round Tower’ (plate III from Carceri d’Invenzione) by Giovanni Battista Piranesi - an etching and engraving from 1749, probably printed in 1830, carries an estimate of £800-£1000. There is a wealth of good 19th century French Impressionist lithographs including ‘Carnaval’, ‘Marie-Louise Marsy’ and ‘Jeanne Granier’ (from portraits d’acteurs et d’actrices’) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Also ‘Les Boulevards’ by Pierre Bonnard – estimate £500- ... More

Williams College Museum of Art opens "Active Ingredients: Prompts, Props, Performance"
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS.- At the Williams College Museum of Art Active Ingredients: Prompts, Props, Performance flips the script on the performativity of art objects and the objectness of human performers. This two-part show consists of both a theatrical event and a gallery-based exhibition. Together, the two parts reverse the common distinction of performance as “live” and art objects as “dead.” The exhibition, Active Ingredients, considers contemporary object-based practices through the lens of performance, examining works that act, that promise future action, or prompt an audience response. The event, A People’s History of Performance Art, stages the canonical history of performance art through tableaux vivants of famous photographs. Together, these two presentations meditate on the meanings, subtleties, limits, and complications of “performance, ... More

Galerie Tangerine presents Corrine Colarusso: Shaking the Twilight
NASHVILLE, TENN.- “In my work, nature, landscape, the bright symbolic sunrise, the gloaming,
weather conditions, paint and color, become a stirred fiction.” Anne Daigh Landscape Architect LLC’s Galerie Tangerine is pleased to open its fall season and to present Shaking the Twilight, an exhibition of new work by Corrine Colarusso. This showcase of paintings and drawings gives shape, body, and substance to the axial spectacle of day transforming into night. On the heels of Nashville’s experience of the total eclipse, Colarusso’s work extends our appreciation of our moving world. Her paintings and drawings depict an intimate, yet epic narrative that describes the fleeting universe as light fades during this small, ephemeral sector of each day. She reminds us to pay attention as twilight falls like rain to create opportunities for events ... More

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On a day like today, American artist Robert Rauschenberg was born
October 22, 1925. Robert Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 - May 12, 2008) was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the pop art movement. Rauschenberg is well known for his "Combines" of the 1950s, in which non-traditional materials and objects were employed in innovative combinations. Rauschenberg was both a painter and a sculptor and the Combines are a combination of both, but he also worked with photography, printmaking, papermaking, and performance. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1993. In this image: Actress and singer Liza Minnelli poses with artist Robert Rauschenberg at the opening of Rauschenberg's silkscreen paintings at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1990.

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