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Artemis Gallery will auction more than 400 lots of fine antiquities and ethnographic art

Extremely rare medieval Oakeshott Type XIV iron sword of the type shown on the Royal Coats of Arms of Kings Edward I and II and Henry III, 35in long. Estimate: $40,000-$50,000.

BOULDER, COLO.- An expertly curated selection of fine antiquities and ethnographic art from the world’s most fascinating cultures will be auctioned by Artemis Gallery on July 19. The online sale will showcase 400+ lots of high-quality art and relics dating as far back as the Ancient Egyptians and other early Middle Eastern civilizations. As is the case at each and every Artemis Gallery event, all lots are guaranteed to be authentic, legal to purchase and, if desired, resell. A letter of authenticity accompanies each sold item. The auction will open with a fine variety of Egyptian pieces, from mummy masks and adornments to figures and vessels. An unusually large collection of 42 Egyptian faience amulets includes striding or standing depictions of Isis, Horus and figures wearing crowns, as well as female deities, birds; and other animals and objects. “Amulets ... More

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Christie's London Classic Week sales in July collectively realised $95,809,981   LACMA opens the first North American survey of 3D objects and practices   Exhibition presents iPhone and iPad drawings and new 'Photographic Drawings' by David Hockney

Ludovico Carracci’s Portrait of Carlo Alberto Rati Opizzoni in armour which sold for £5,071,250 / $6,704,193 / €5,730,513 in the Old Masters Evening Sale, becoming the second highest price for the artist at auction. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.

LONDON.- Comprising a total of 14 live auctions and online sales, with works of art dating from antiquity to the 20th century, Christie’s London Classic Week sales in July 2018 collectively realised £72,376,000 / $95,809,981 / €81,738,228. The top lot of the series was a gift from Louis XIV to his son, the Grand Dauphin, Hercules Overcoming AcheloŁs, circa 1640-50 by Florentine sculptor Ferdinando Tacca (1619-1686). The bronze sold in The Exceptional Sale 2018 for £6,758,750 / $8,935,067 / €7,637,387, setting a new world record price for the artist at auction (estimate on request: in the region of £5 million). This was followed by Ludovico Carracci’s Portrait of Carlo Alberto Rati Opizzoni in armour which sold for £5,071,250 / $6,704,193 / €5,730,513 in the Old Masters Evening Sale, becoming the ... More

arcel Duchamp, Rotoreliefs, 1935/1965, mixed media, diameters: 9 3/4 in., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of The Grinstein Family, © Estate of Marcel Duchamp/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York/ADAGP, Paris, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents the first North American survey of 3D objects and practices, tracing cycles of optical investigation, creative expression, and commercial popularity over the past 175 years. Featuring artifacts of mass culture alongside historic and contemporary art, 3D: Double Vision addresses the nature of perception, the allure of illusionism, and our relationship to accompanying technologies and apparatuses. The optical principle underlying all 3D media is binocular vision—the process by which our brains synthesize the information received by our two eyes into a single, volumetric image. The more than 60 artworks featured in the exhibition activate this process by means of mirrors, lenses, filters, or movement—requiring active ... More

David Hockney, Self Portrait III, 20 March 2012 (2012). iPad drawing printed on paper, Edition of 25. 94 x 71 cm, © David Hockney. Photo: Richard Schmidt.

LONDON.- Annely Juda Fine Art presents ‘David Hockney: iPhone and iPad drawings 2009-2012 and New Photographic Drawings’, which features 27 limited edition prints created either on the iPhone or iPad, along with new ‘Photographic Drawing’ editions. The exhibition runs from 16th July – 31st August 2018. The 27 iPhone and iPad drawings in this exhibition result from Hockney’s indefatigable interest in exploring the possibilities of image-making, utilising and pioneering new technologies. With his extraordinary eye for detail, he takes the seemingly mundane objects of everyday life and creates imposing images bursting with colour, pattern and line. The convenience of being able to work with a small hand-held device, such as the iPhone, with endless possibilities of multiple colour and mark-making effects, enables a new intimacy and immediacy seen in this series of images. The artist draws and paints whatever catches ... More

Rare portrait of William Moseley II on view for the first time since 1897   Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires three landscapes by travelling German artists   Exhibition features women who challenged the Victorian ideal in 19th-century New York City

The portrait on display through the Virginia Beach History Museums shows Moseley II as a young man about age 14.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.- A portrait of William Moseley II (1635 – 1671) by an unknown Dutch artist is on view at the Thoroughgood House in Virginia Beach through the summer. This rare portrait was last exhibited with another painting of William’s brother, Arthur Moseley, for three days at a Daughters of the American Revolution exhibit in Richmond in 1897. The portrait on display through the Virginia Beach History Museums shows Moseley II as a young man about age 14. Originally there were four paintings of family members, and these 17th-century portraits are believed to be among the earliest, if not the earliest in Virginia. All four portraits were last seen together in an auction in Philadelphia in 1870. The missing portraits include Moseley II’s mother, Susanna, elaborately dressed and wearing pieces of jewelry, and his father, William Moseley I. The Moseley family and their portraits arrived in Lynnhaven Parish, n ... More

Ernst Fries, Vy Ųver Tivoli med kaskaderna och Ponte Lupo samt Vestatemplet och Sibyllatemplet, 1826 (detail). Photo: Linn Ahlgren/Nationalmuseum.

STOCKHOLM.- Nationalmuseum has acquired three landscapes by travelling German artists. Ernst Fries’ The Waterfalls at Tivoli with the Ponte Lupo, Temple of Vesta, and Temple of Sibyl, Christian Morgenstern's View towards Sorrento, and Georg Eduard Otto Saal’s Study of Vermafossen Waterfall. Nationalmuseum’s collections previously contained no works of this kind by German artists. The three new acquisitions will make it possible to more clearly illustrate the international tendencies of the artistic activity of the 19th century. Artists of different nationalities travelled to the same destinations and painted the same scene. The museum's collections include paintings of the same sites by French, Danish and Swedish artists, among others. One obvious commonality in the three paintings is the distance to the subject – in all three cases, the artist chose to situate the famous site in the distance. The ... More

The Real Ellen Jewitt, 1836. Henry Robinson printer. Courtesy of the Museum of New York.

NEW YORK, NY.- Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism, on view at the Museum of the City of New York from July 17, 2018, through January 6, 2019, will explore the trailblazing women who challenged Victorian social norms in 19th-century New York City. Featuring photographs, garments, ephemera, and prints primarily drawn from the Museum’s collections, the exhibition will bring to light the compelling and often untold stories of these independent and unconventional women who had an indelible impact on New York’s society, culture, and economy by the turn of the 20th century. The Victorian era is commonly known as a period of constraints on women’s lives—a time when white, middle-class ideas about femininity defined women by their roles as guardians of virtue and relegated them to the private, domestic sphere. During this era, a woman could be considered a rebel simply by speaking in public, working outside the home, or disregarding middle- ... More

The Whitney opens a group exhibition featuring seven mid-career and emerging Latinx artists   Saint Louis Art Museum promotes Jeanette Fausz to Assistant Director   State museum displays 19th century tomahawk recently returned to museum's collections

Ronny Quevedo, quipu, 2017. Screen print, contact paper, and enamel on paper, 44 x 38 in. Collection of the artist. Photo credit: Argenis Apolinario.

NEW YORK, NY.- This July the Whitney Museum of American Art debuted Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art, an exhibition investigating the complex ways in which Indigenous American notions of the built environment and natural world are represented in contemporary art. The show highlights the practices of seven mid-career and emerging Latinx artists based in the United States and Puerto Rico: william cordova, Livia Corona BenjamŪn, Jorge GonzŠlez, Guadalupe Maravilla, Claudia PeŮa Salinas, Ronny Quevedo, and Clarissa Tossin. This exhibition runs at the Whitney from July 13 through September 30 in the fifth-floor Neil Bluhm Family Galleries, Kaufman Gallery, and Outdoor Gallery. Organized by Marcela Guerrero, assistant curator, with Alana Hernandez, curatorial project ... More

Fausz oversees the museum’s departments of conservation, design, exhibitions, installation, and registration.

ST. LOUIS, MO.- Jeanette Fausz has been promoted to assistant director for exhibitions and collections, the Saint Louis Art Museum announced today. Fausz oversees the museum’s departments of conservation, design, exhibitions, installation, and registration. Her promotion reflects a change in the museum’s management group that also included the promotion of Mark Macinski to assistant director for operations and security. Fausz recently coordinated planning and logistical efforts associated with the museum’s North American premiere of “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds,” the most complicated exhibition installation undertaken at the Saint Louis Art Museum in more than a generation. “Jeanette has been instrumental in the success of ‘Sunken Cities’ and other recent exhibitions,” said Brent R. Benjamin, the Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art ... More

Cornplanter's Tomahawk.

ALBANY, NY.- The New York State Museum announced that an 18th-century Native American tomahawk gifted to Cornplanter, the respected Seneca leader, by President George Washington in 1792 has been returned to the Museum’s collections and will go on exhibit in the State Museum’s main lobby July 17 through December 30. Pipe tomahawks were significant objects of intercultural exchange in the 18th century and could be used as smoking pipes; smoking was a common ceremonial practice between parties after reaching an agreement. The meetings between Washington and Cornplanter, also known as Gy-ant-waka, in the 1790s eventually led to the Treaty of Canandaigua (1794), which established peace between the sovereign nations of the U.S. and the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. For nearly 70 years this tomahawk was in the hands of private collectors, after being stolen from the Museum between 1947 and 1950. Thanks to the generosity of an anonym ... More

Democracy Anew? The PinchukArtCentre opens a major international group exhibition   Nohra Haime Gallery opens exhibition of works by Gregg Louis   Camden Arts Centre opens The first exhibition of Mathematics in the UK by Peter Fraser

Allora & Caldzadilla, Stop, Repair, Prepair, 2008.

KIEV.- The PinchukArtCentre presents Democracy Anew? a major international group exhibition including Francis Alˇs, Allora & Caldzadilla, Maurizio Cattelan, Olafur Eliasson, Damien Hirst, ZoŽ Leonard, Goshka Macuga, Takashi Murakami, Sondra Perry, Pascale Martine Tayou, Luc Tuymans and Rachel Whiteread. “I want a dyke for president.” It is the first sentence of the exhibition and the opening of the 1992 Poem by ZoŽ Leonard called "I want a President." Although written more than two decades ago by a feminist activist poet in the USA, it has lost no relevance either to the US or to Ukraine. The poem provokes considerations toward recent global elections that shifted balances of power and sharply points towards the upcoming presidential election for Ukraine on March 31, 2019 as well as the Parliamentary elections in Ukraine on October 27, 2019. This provocation is present, future and past. ... More

Gregg Louis, Blind 49 (Cartagena).

NEW YORK, NY.- Nohra Haime Gallery presents Gregg Louis’ fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, entitled Mirage. The exhibition represents the evolution of the artist’s Blind Paintings, a body of work started in 2015 with a series of self-portrait paintings, later turning his gaze toward the landscape and objects surrounding him. Louis paints fractured images that feel akin to a blurred glance, rather than a clear depiction of an object or place. Since 2015, Louis has traveled to diverse and exotic locations, including the High Deserts of Southern California, the sultry French Riviera and the vibrant streets of Cartagena de Indias. Throughout his travels, the artist explored unique landscapes and scenery, producing drawings along the way that became the foundation for this exhibition, Mirage. His distinct technique starts with a blind contour drawing done in situ. He later transfers the drawing onto an unprimed canvas ... More

Peter Fraser, Untitled, 2016, from Mathematics. Courtesy the artist.

LONDON.- This summer, Camden Arts Centre is presenting the first UK exhibition of Mathematics, the most recent series of photographs by British artist Peter Fraser. Emerging alongside peers such as Martin Parr and Paul Graham, Peter Fraser has been at the forefront of pioneering colour photography as fine art since the early 1980s. Mentored by William Eggleston, he sought to shift the parameters of photography, influencing a generation of artists, including former pupil Wolfgang Tillmans. With an almost obsessive focus on the ‘stuff’ of the world, Fraser is concerned with the matter that comprises our everyday. After constructing a conceptual framework through which to respond to found images and situations, he treats panoramic landscape and the smallest details with the same intense attention, revealing the incidental beauty and strangeness of our ... More

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European ArtEast Foundation announces winners of three research grants
LONDON.- European ArtEast Foundation International Research Grants Open Call was launched in April as an open research platform to foster the professional engagement of curators, theorists and arts administrators in various fields of Eastern European post-war art. Since its inception, the Open Call has provided an open platform for collaborative efforts and expansion of curatorial practice as well as an opportunity for international researchers to apply for funding. In addition, the Open Call offered a unique occasion to examine the cultural and aesthetic trends of the researched timescale and region, namely Eastern European art created in the 1950s and 1960s. This year’s jury included several professionals in the art field such as Dr Klara Kemp-Welch (Lecturer in 20th-century Modernism at The Courtauld Institute of Art), Nathalie Mamane-Cohen ... More

MUIR + OPENWORK announced as winner of 2018 NGV Architecture Commission
MELBOURNE.- Inspired by key architectural elements of Sir Roy Grounds’s iconic NGV International building, the 2018 NGV Architecture Commission will transform the NGV Garden by literally raising sections of the landscape and creating chasm-like passageways for visitors to explore between the tilted embankments. Entitled Doubleground, the winning proposal for the annual competition was designed by Melbourne architecture practice MUIR and landscape architecture studio OPENWORK. Architect Amy Muir drew from memories of visiting the NGV as a young child to create a digital collage that uses architectural components from NGV International for the design blueprint. Including a canyon-like corridor, which references the triangular patterns of the NGV’s faÁade and glass wall of the Great Hall, the installation will also feature a decking area that recalls ... More

Influences & inspirations in Indian textiles, 1947-2017 explored in exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra
JAIPUR.- Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur presents an exhibition which traces an evolution of aesthetics in Indian handmade textiles from the country’s independence In 1947 till now. Reflecting the fields of art, design, fashion and craft, it presents paintings on cloth, tapestries, sculpture, carpets and rugs, saris, garments and other forms of creative expression in fabric. Together, they convey the expected and often unusual journeys in materials and techniques which have shaped the explorations of creative makers, master artisans, craftspeople, artists, designers as well as experimental, niche design studios and popular, well known brands. The Indian subcontinent has, over the last seven decades, sustained processes of hand manufacture in textiles which are unparalleled in the world. Whether in the diversity of skills and technologies, vocabularies of patterns and motifs, or the ... More

Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles available through Heritage Auctions
DALLAS, TX.- The definitive resource on the history of one of the world’s most popular collector coins, Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections, written by Roger Burdette and edited by Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin and U.S. Coins Chief Cataloger Mark Van Winkle, is now available through the firm’s website, Widely accepted as the most detailed resource ever compiled about these popular coins, the book covers every die variety available to Burdette, a multiple winner of the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG) Book of the Year Award. “The amount of research and expertise that went into this book is extraordinary, and is the reason this is as complete a resource as there is about Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles,” Halperin said. “Roger Burdette and the Heritage Auctions staff ... More

New retrospective exhibit celebrates the work and life of artist Alberto Mijangos
SAN ANTONIO, TX.- To artist Alberto Mijangos, “159” was more than a number – it was a symbol. It signified the beginning (“1”), middle (“5”), and end (“9”) of life, and he consistently incorporated the number into his artwork, which dealt with social and spiritual issues. Now, San Antonio residents and visitors can experience and journey through the life and work of Mijangos in the first-ever comprehensive retrospective of the artist in a new exhibit at Centro de Artes. “Alberto Mijangos: 159” is presented by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, and curated by Teresa Eckmann, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The exhibit, free and open to the community, opened Thursday, July 12, 2018 with a public reception from 6-9 p.m. and runs through Sunday, November 11, 2018. Centro de Artes Ga ... More

Erick Antonio Benitez wins 2018 Sondheim Artscape Prize
BALTIMORE, MD.- The Baltimore Museum of Art and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announced that Erick Antonio Benitez is the winner of the 2018 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The coveted $25,000 prize was presented at this evening’s awards ceremony at The Baltimore Museum of Art. The five other finalists—Nakeya Brown, Sutton Demlong, Nate Larson, Eunice Park, and Stephen Towns—will receive a $2,500 honorarium established by M&T Bank in partnership with BOPA. Works of art by the winner and finalists are on view at the BMA through Sunday, August 5. Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra (This Land Is Your Land) is an immersive installation focusing on the U.S.-Mexico border and its effects on human lives. In winter 2015 and summer 2016, Erick Antonio Benitez (American, b. 1988) traveled the entirety of the border that stretches from ... More

Qatar Museums unveils installation by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel at Hamad International Airport
DOHA.- Qatar Museums and Hamad International Airport in Doha announced a new public art installation at the award-winning airport created by internationally-acclaimed contemporary French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel who is best known for modernising the gardens of the Ch‚teau de Versailles with his striking glass fountain sculptures. COSMOS, as the new installation is known, is the latest addition to Qatar’s extensive public art programme, which aims to connect audiences living in and visiting Qatar with inspiring works of art. Earlier this summer, Othoniel participated in a panel discussion at The New York Times Art Leaders Network 2018 with Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of QM, and other distinguished figures from the world of architecture. At the panel, Othoniel described COSMOS as amonumental sculpture ... More

Chelsea Arts Club opens exhibition of works by Alex Manolatos
LONDON.- Artist Alex Manolatos has recently been involved in running a reading group at Pentonville Prison in north London. He meets the prisoners once a month for an opportunity to air views in a congenial atmosphere. Manolatos tries, by painting these meetings from memory, to express the interactions between the inmates within the ever-present hulk of the building. With previous experience in architecture (model commission for Richard Rogers in 1980, development of the Royal Albert Docks in 1982), Manolatos received a First Class Honours at the City and Guilds School of Art in 1986 and has since exhibited in group exhibitions at Bartley Grey Gallery, Lacey Contemporary, as well as two one-man shows at the Broadbent Gallery in Notting Hill and Chart Gallery in Church Street, Chelsea. He is also a talented graphic designer, and in the ‘90s ran ... More

H&H Classics appoint Helen Bashford-Malkie as Corporate Ambassador
LONDON.- Simon Hope, Chairman of H&H Classics announced this week that Helen Bashford-Malkie will be joining the company. An ex-racer herself Helen has forty two years experience in the Automotive and Motorsport Industry and her name is synonymous with historic motor racing in particular. Simon comments: “During Helen’s twenty-plus years racing she has driven every type of car including Formula One and also headed up two famous racing marques in the UK. We are honoured to have her join us. Her reputation and networks within the world of motorsport and the wider automotive world will be of great significance to growing the H&H brand.” Helen replied: “When Simon Hope asked me to be an Ambassador for H&H Classics and officially represent the Auction House and their interests I was delighted and excited to accept. I am a ‘Petrol ... More

Phillips hosts sneaker exhibition in New York
NEW YORK, NY.- This summer, Phillips’ exhibition Tongue + Chic brings together an exciting selection of one-of-a-kind sneakers designed by today’s leading artists from 16 July – 31 August at 450 Park Avenue. Private collectors, artists, and company archives have generously agreed to lend their pieces to the exhibition, including shoes that have been designed by Takashi Murakami, KAWS, Kehinde Wiley, Jenny Holzer, Damien Hirst, and Shantell Martin, among others. Curated by Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, in collaboration with Arnold Lehman, Phillips Senior Advisor and former director of the Brooklyn Museum, Tongue + Chic aims to celebrate these utilitarian objects, which have become enmeshed in the realms of fashion, art, and culture. Phillips has also included one pair of shoes, commissioned by TBWA\Chiat\Day ... More

21c to unveil new location in Kansas City revitalizing the historic Savoy Hotel and Grill
KANSAS CITY, MO.- 21c Museum Hotels announced today that it will open its newest location on July 17, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri — a revitalization of the historic Savoy Hotel and Grill. Refuge, an interdisciplinary exhibition exploring contemporary migration, and LIMITLESS, a collection of site-specific commissions in direct dialogue with the location’s history and architecture, will premiere at 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City. Marking the eighth location for North America’s only multi-venue museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting art of the 21st century, 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City will bring a new cultural resource to the City’s vibrant art scene. Designed by New York-based architects Deborah Berke Partners with Kansas City-based architect Hufft Projects, 21c Kansas City will inhabit the revitalized, ... More

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On a day like today, Italian painter Caravaggio died
July 18, 1610. Michelangelo Merisi (28 September 1571 - 18 July 1610) was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily from the early 1590s to 1610. His paintings combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, and they had a formative influence on Baroque painting. In this image: French art expert Stephane Pinta shows a radiography of the painting entitled "Judith cutting off the head of Holofernes", presented as being painted by Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610), while experts are still to determine its authenticity, on April 12, 2016 in Paris. The painting was found out in an attic of a house near Toulouse, southwestern France. PATRICK KOVARIK / AFP.

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