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First exhibition of its kind pairs classic cars and Postwar paintings

“The unique visual ‘conversations’ that occur between paintings and cars in this exhibition reinforce the triumph of American art, design, and production beginning just after World War II,” said René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs.

SAN ANTONIO, TX.- Organized by the McNay Art Museum, American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings will open to the public on February 14, 2019. Inspired by a 2016 Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) single collection gallery installation with a focus on 1961, this major exhibition will boldly pair magnificent examples of American fine art and design from the Golden Age. From the end of World War II through the mid-70s, Americans experienced the explosion of Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, and Op art; the mass production of automobiles; and an expanded market for luxury items. This exhibition captures this innovative moment in U.S. history by presenting 10 classic cars as modern sculpture paired with paintings from the McNay’s collection and select loans. Rather than present a historical survey, postwar paintings and sculpture-on-wheels will be in dialogue with one another based on color, composition, dynamics, and design. The exhibition will be ... More

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Axel Rüger leaves the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam   Gagosian presents selected photographs by David Bailey   Exhibition explores Botticelli's revolutionary narrative paintings


He will become the new Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

AMSTERDAM.- Director Axel Rüger will leave the Van Gogh Museum. Today he announced that starting in June 2019 he will become the new Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Axel Rüger: “With great pleasure and passion I have worked at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. It has been a privilege to lead this wonderful and successful institution. With great pride I look back at many interesting exhibitions, beautiful acquisitions, extraordinary milestones and colourful and ambitious events during my 13 years at the museum. I am very fortunate that I have been able to collaborate with so many loyal employees and professionals working for the museum. I am honored to have been asked to lead the Royal Academy of Arts alongside its President and carry forward this 250 year old institution with its rich history and heritage. I look forward to starting in London in June, knowing that I will leave the Van ... More
 

David Bailey, Andy Warhol, 1965. Silver Gelatin, 42 x 42 inches. Edition 1 of 10 © David Bailey. Courtesy Gagosian.

LONDON.- Bailey’s bold and iconoclastic style has made him one of the world’s most renowned living portrait photographers and earned him as much fame as his stellar subjects. Discarding the rigid rules of a previous generation of portrait and fashion photographers, he channelled and immortalized the energies of London in the s and beyond. Self-taught, his distinctive style comprises stark white backgrounds, uncompromising crops, and striking, seemingly spontaneous poses. From the beginning of his career, which now spans more than six decades, his arresting yet spare portraits and fashion images have conveyed a radical sense of youth and sexuality, often typifying the look of the times. Bailey’s meteoric rise at British Vogue in the early ’60s was followed by the publication, in 1965, of his first photography book, Box of Pin-Ups, which, as its title suggests, depicted media ... More
 

Sandro Botticelli (Italian, 1444 or 1445-1510), Virgin and Child with Saint Joseph and a Magus (fragment of The Adoration of the Magi), about 1500. Brush and brown egg tempera, heightened with white, over charcoal or chalk on prepared linen, 30.9 x 23.4 cm. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

BOSTON, MASS.- For the forthcoming Botticelli: Heroines and Heroes exhibition in early 2019, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will be the sole venue in the United States to reunite Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli’s The Story of Lucretia from the Gardner Museum collection with the painter’s Story of Virginia, on loan from Italy for the first time. This presentation explores Botticelli’s revolutionary narrative paintings and brings them into dialogue with contemporary responses. The exhibition opens Feb. 14, 2019 and runs through May 19, 2019. Painted around 1500, eight monumental works – including important loans from museums in Europe and the U.S. - demonstrate ... More



Getty Foundation announces grants to support digital mapping of important cultural heritage sites   Two-part exhibition is the first museum presentation of Roni Horn's drawings in the United States   Andrew Jones Auctions' Design for the Home & Garden Auction is full of curated collections


Virtual 3D reconstruction of San Pier Maggiore, by Donal Cooper in collaboration with The National Gallery and to be incorporated in Immersive Florence, supported by the Getty Foundation as part of its Digital Art History initiative. Image courtesy Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge, Miguel Santa Clara and National Gallery, London.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Foundation announced today four grants that will support a growing area of art historical research – the use of geospatial and digital mapping tools to document and analyze cultural sites around the world. As part of its Digital Art History initiative, the Foundation will support projects that are currently exploring the ancient sites of Pompeii in Italy and Çatalhöyük in Turkey, the social and urban evolution of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the flourishing years of Florence during the Italian Renaissance. The grants also represent a new approach that moves digital art history practice away from standalone solutions and toward shared learning opportunities. “Technology is truly an area that benefits from collaboration, so ... More
 

Roni Horn, Brooklyn Red, 1985. Powdered pigment, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and varnish on paper. Sheet: 13 × 11 in. (33 × 27.9 cm). Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. © Roni Horn.

HOUSTON, TX.- The Menil Collection presents Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw, opening to the public at the Menil Drawing Institute with a preview reception on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7 p.m. This is the first museum exhibition devoted to Horn’s drawings in the United States and the second exhibition held in the Menil Drawing Institute since the new building opened to critically-acclaimed reviews last fall. The exhibition is curated by Michelle White, Senior Curator. For over thirty years, drawing has been fundamental to the practice of contemporary American artist Roni Horn (b. 1955), whose work revolves around the mutability of identity and the fragility of place, time, and language. Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw, an exhibition in two parts, presents a selected survey of the artist’s drawings from the early 1980s to her most recent work on paper. The exhibition ... More
 

British Modernist paintings by Frank Beanland (British, b. 1936) will include this oil on canvas titled Turquoise and yellow clusters, 1970 (est. $1,000-1,500).

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Andrew Jones Auctions’ first Design for the Home and Garden auction of the New Year, on Sunday, March 3rd, will feature a selection of over 400 lots of market fresh fine furniture, art, jewelry, silver, ceramics, decorative arts, carpets and design from prominent local collections and estates. The auction will start promptly at 10:30 am Pacific. The sale will be held online (via Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com) and in Andrew Jones Auctions’ spacious gallery, at 2221 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles. “Sparkling diamonds, ancient artifacts, modern art, antique furniture and much more will be on display in our Design for the Home and Garden sale,” said company president and CEO Andrew Jones. Featured will be properties from the Hope A. Copeland Trust and collections of connoisseur and interior designer Tom Buckley, Stuart Myers of Brentwood, Jeffrey and Eva Petersen, Michelle ... More


Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents monumental sculptures by Bruno Gironcoli   Opening Valentine's Day: House of the Sleeping Beauties at Sotheby's S│2 Gallery   Pirelli HangarBicocca opens a solo show of works by Giorgio Andreotta Calò


Bruno Gironcoli, Untitled, 1996, Iron, wood, plastic 460 x 220 x 410 cm, Gironcoli Museum, Herberstein, © the Estate Bruno Gironcoli, Photo: Hans Christian Krass.

FRANKFURT.- From February 14 to May 12, 2019, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt is presenting a selection of monumental sculptures from the late work of the artist Bruno Gironcoli (1936–2010) in a thought-provoking exhibition. The Austrian artist is considered to be one of the most important sculptors of his generation. Beginning in the early 1960s, he drew on his never-ending inventive voracity to create a highly idiosyncratic and remarkable oeuvre rendered in a very personal and individual visual language. In groups of ever-new works, he continually succeeded in finding an unmistakable and yet surprising voice. Wire sculptures gave way to hollow-body forms, polyester objects, and disconcerting environments. Gironcoli’s work always focused on the individual and his abysses. The artist shared his existential questions and politically motivated avant-garde thought ... More
 

Běla Kolářová, Variation Two Triangles IV, 1968 (detail). Courtesy Sotheby's.

LONDON.- This Valentine’s Day, S|2 London presents House of the Sleeping Beauties, an exhibition of thought-provoking works which touch upon the concepts of the erotic, the body, surrealism, performance, and theatricality in art from the nineteenth century to the present day. Occupying the entire gallery, the show brings together an eclectic host of artists for the very first time, placing them in an egalitarian dialogue with one another; from Marcel Duchamp, whose most famous work Fountain propelled him to international fame in 1917 and rendered him a figure of momentous art historical importance, to contemporary artists Issy Wood, whose work was recently shown in Virginia Woolf, An Exhibition Inspired by Her Writings at Tate St Ives and The Fitzwilliam Museum, and Diane Kotila, whose works were discovered by S2 on Instagram (@letterofresignation), but have never before been exhibited publicly. The show al ... More
 

Giorgio Andreotta Calň, Anŕstasis (ἀνάστασις), 2018. Installation view, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, 2018. Courtesy Studio Giorgio Andreotta Calň, Venice. Photo: Maarten Nauw.

MILAN.- Pirelli HangarBicocca presents CITTŔDIMILANO, the solo show by Giorgio Andreotta Calň. Combining artworks from earlier stages in his career with more recent pieces, brought together for the first time, the show transforms and radically reconfigures the space. The exhibition flows in a way that generates stories and perspectives on a variety of different times and places, from Venice to Milan, from the depths of the sea to those of the subsoil. Giorgio Andreotta Calň (Venice, 1979; he lives and works in Italy and the Netherlands) is one of the most remarkable Italian artists of recent years and represented Italy at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). His works include sculptures, large-scale site-specific installations and spatial works that transform both fragments of buildings and entire landscapes; they are often ... More



Michel Rein Gallery opens exhibition of works by Michel Rein Gallery   Exhibition presents collection highlights within five approaches to subject matter long explored by artists   One of London's oldest charities, The House of St Barnabas, sell part of Contemporary art collection


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PARIS.- Michel Rein Gallery is presenting Michele Ciacciofera’s first solo exhibition. The Library of Encoded Time is the third part of a trilogy devised by Ciaccofera, which questions the relation of signs to matter and memory. The first part, The Translucent Skin of the Present , made at the Vitamin Gallery in Guangzhou in 2018, was followed by A Chimerical Museum of Shifting Shapes , made at the Voice Gallery in Marrakesh. The works created for this show, planned as a whole, in which each piece resonates with the next, are the result of a twofold line of thinking about both the erosion and saturation of memory, as well as its creative rekindling. Sculptures placed on the floor and on shelves, mural grids, rods leaning against a wall, works on canvas and paper, all appear like fantasized archaeological objects, installed as if in a real excavation site, “edified” using local elements, like bricks ... More
 

Catherine Opie, Untitled #1-#14 (Icehouses) (detail); chromogenic prints; Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Gift of the Buddy Taub Foundation, Jill and Dennis Roach, Directors, and Justin Smith Purchase Fund, 2002.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- This exhibition, drawn from the Walker’s world-renowned collections, looks backward and forward at contemporary art in our time, showcasing both cornerstone works that have built the collection and works by a younger generation that point to new strengths and directions. The exhibition presents collection highlights within five approaches to subject matter long explored by artists: portraiture; the interior scene; landscape and the observed environment; still life and the everyday; and abstraction, areas that serve as thematic sections for unexpected groupings of works from the collection. Featuring more than 100 works, the exhibition includes examples ranging from ... More
 

Annie Kevans, (b.1972) Sandra Dee, 2009, oil on paper, 50 x 40cm. Estimate: Ł1,000-2,000.

LONDON.- Contemporary art from the collection of one of London’s oldest charities forms part of Lyon & Turnbull's inaugural Modern Made auction in London on 27 March. Around 15 works are being sold to raise funds for The House of St Barnabas. Based at a Grade I-listed townhouse in Soho, The House of St Barnabas has helped Londoners affected by homelessness since 1862. In 2013 the building became a private members club with a difference; combining a not-for-profit creative and cultural space at No. 1 Greek Street with an Employment Academy for people affected by homelessness in. Participants learn their craft in front of house, in the kitchen or in the charity’s offices: 85% of those who take part graduate from the 12-week course and 68% of graduates secure lasting employment. Music and cultural events are key to ... More



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Woody Auction announces art glass auction packed with many genres
DOUGLASS, KAN.- An auction bursting with many beautiful items, to include Tiffany lamps, Wave Crest plaques, French cameo glass, Galle Faience pottery, brides baskets, American Brilliant Cut Glass, art glass, bronzes, French marble statues, fine furniture and more is planned for Saturday, March 9th by Woody Auction, online and in the Douglass auction hall at 130 East Third Street, at 9:30 am Central. “We are pleased to present this carefully curated collection that has developed over the past year,” said Jason Woody of Woody Auction. “Collecting special items can bring so much joy, and there really is something for everyone in this auction.” As always at Woody Auction, all lots are being offered without reserves. Also, there is no buyer’s premium for bidders who attend in person and pay by cash or check. Wave Crest plaques from the collection of Don ... More

Young Swedish photographer Erik Johansson opens first exhibition in Russia
MOSCOW.- The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting to the Russian public, for the first time, the work of the young Swedish photographer Erik Johansson, known for his staged surreal landscapes. Each of his works consists of fragments of many images, carefully processed and cleverly combined in a graphics editor. Johansson boldly invades images with manipulation, constructing fantasy scenes and expanding the boundaries of human perception. From an early age, he drew constantly, inspired by the works of great surrealist artists: Rene Magritte, Salvador Dali and the graphics of Maurits Escher, until he acquired a camera and mastered the art of graphic processing of images. It was just a fascinating experiment at first, but very soon Johansson devoted himself entirely to photography, however not in the classical sense. Erik does not capture a ... More

Moscow Museum of Modern Art extensive solo project of Estonian artist Jaan Toomik
MOSCOW.- Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents the extensive solo project of Estonian artist Jaan Toomik 'My End Is My Beginning. And My Beginning Is My End' curated by Viktor Misiano. The title of the present exhibition alludes to the lines of a rondeau by a 14th century French poet and composer Guillaume de Machaux constructed on the reproduction of a tune – note by note – in reverse order. Toomik himself is a protagonist of many of his artworks, which for the most part are persistently structured on the motif of repetition. The idea of a cyclical nature of life, the interrelation of life and death are the key motifs of Toomik’s art. The exhibition at 10, Gogolevsky boulevard features paintings, sculpture, short films and video art created over the last 20 years. Toomik is the most acclaimed Estonian artist on the international art scene. He is a painter, ... More

Cultural Center of Namur presents a group exhibition questioning the condition of the human body
NAMUR.- The exhibition noli me tangere brings together six artists who question the condition and presence of the body - its gravity, its anamorphoses, its real or projected presence. The title (Do not touch me in English) is, in the biblical story, the sentence pronounced by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she wants to touch him to ensure his real existence. It is also a chapter of Jean-Luc Nancy's "Corpus" subtitled "Essay on the lifting of the body". It suggests both the body that can be touched and not, and the perception that a person can have - and thus questions the perception of the visible, the sensible, the tangible and their representation in the world today. It is also a nod to the animals who were taken to this place and who, if they had been gifted with language, could have called "do not touch me". Les Abattoirs de Bomel - the former ... More

Powerful Lynette Yiadom-Boakye painting offered at Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Sale
LONDON.- A powerful early work, Sack (2005), by contemporary British painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, is one of the highlights of Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Sale at New Bond Street on Wednesday 6 March. The artist is known for her paintings of people of colour against muted ambiguous backgrounds, and Sack, painted in loosely gestural strokes, is a superb example. It has an estimate of Ł100,000-150,000. The work was acquired directly from the artist by the present owner. Sack by Yiadom-Boakye was first exhibited in the Artists of the Day series at The Flowers Gallery, Mayfair in 2005, an initiative that the gallery created to show emerging artists since 1983. Each artist is carefully selected by an already established practitioner for a one-person show that lasts a day, allowing one generation to highlight the work of the next. Yiadom-Boakye was chosen ... More

Industrial photo archive for sale at Swann Auction Galleries brings Britain's 1920's factories to life
NEW YORK, NY.- Swann Auction Galleries will open a fascinating window on early 20th century British history when it offers a vast industrial archive of more than 560 individually mounted photographs for sale on February 21. Detailing machinery featuring components made by the Renold and Coventry Chain Company, some of the images also capture people and their working conditions in places like Manchester in the 1920s. The archive photographs feature similar scenes in Australia. The archive, which spans the 1920s to 1940s, covers subjects ranging from an Austin Motorcars production line conveyor and a mechanical tote conveyor for unloading bananas at East India Dock to a continuous rotating table for biscuit packing and a hand-powered rhubarb cutter. Each comes with typed company information, dates, and various specifications, ... More

TJ Boulting opens 'Subversive Stitch', a group show of textile-based works
LONDON.- TJ Boulting is presenting ‘Subversive Stitch’, a group show of textile-based works, incorporating embroidery, weaving, carpet, tapestry, clothes and sculpture. The title is taken from the 1984 book by feminist art historian Rozsika Parker ‘The Subversive Stitch – Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine’, and subsequent 1988 touring exhibition in Manchester at the Whitworth and Cornerhouse curated by Pennina Barnett. For centuries embroidery had been a craft most closely aligned with women, holding connotations of domestic and the feminine, and ranked below the fine art mediums of painting and sculpture. Then, in the wake of William Morris and the Arts and Craft movement of the late 19th century, and continuing via the Suffrage Movement of the early 20th, it made its burgeoning presence felt when empowered women artists ... More

Visions of the future transform Whitechapel Gallery
LONDON.- Whitechapel Gallery is transformed by experiential installations, environments and pavilions, conceived by over 30 world-leading artists and architects working in collaboration. Ten new experimental multimedia projects responding to critical issues of today to offer speculative visions of the future are presented in Is This Tomorrow?. Inviting visitors to travel through a sculpture formed from security barriers, peer into a model museum for the world’s most famous artwork, empathise with animals by entering structures built for them, or consider how a machine could equip us for the future, the ten intriguing and provocative projects pose the question – is this tomorrow? Diverse international artists and architects explore universal topics including borders, migration, privacy, living space and our relationship with technology. Working together in ten ... More

A radically flexible space: Brown, REX preview Performing Arts Center design
PROVIDENCE, RI.- With a radical, one-of-a-kind approach to spatial, acoustic and technical flexibility, Brown University’s planned Performing Arts Center (PAC) is designed to inspire innovative new art-making, enable unprecedented artistic collaboration and serve as a hub for performance at Brown. That singular flexibility, along with a horizontal “clearstory” that slices through the building’s façade at stage level, are among the signature elements of the PAC, as debuted in a set of architectural renderings and animations released by Brown and New York-based architecture firm REX on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The renderings reveal plans for a state-of-the-art main performance hall that can transform into any of five vastly different stage/audience configurations — ranging from a 625-seat symphony orchestra hall, to a 250-seat proscenium theater, to an immersive ... More

'Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For' on view at Americas Society
NEW YORK, NY.- Americas Society is presenting Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For, curated by Miguel A. López (Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica and Lado V, San José, Costa Rica). The exhibition is the first to bring together the work of Victoria Cabezas (b. 1950) and Priscilla Monge (b. 1968), two Costa Rican artists from different generations. “This exhibition, carefully organized by the Peruvian critic Miguel López and produced in close collaboration with TEOR/éTica, a solid and pioneering contemporary art organization in Central America, captures the essence of two artists’ experimental proposals that have mapped the Costa Rican context from their distinctive perspectives of the body”, stated Gabriela Rangel, director and chief curator of Visual Arts. “López, who leads TEOR/éTica, chose to present two extraordinary artists ... More

MCA Denver opens three new exhibitions
DENVER, CO.- This winter, MCA Denver presents three new exhibitions: Aftereffect: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Painting; Amanda Wachob: Tattoo This; and Andrew Jensdotter: Flak. The exhibitions open February 14 and run through May 26, 2019. In the coming season, MCA Denver takes a look at the influences on and new approaches to painterly abstraction. “We are proud to present work by over a dozen artists, each of whom has cultivated a singular method of working, along with 8 distinctive paintings by the legendary Georgia O’Keeffe,” said Nora Burnett Abrams, MCA Denver’s Ellen Bruss Curator. “Together, these three exhibitions will offer visitors a broad look at abstraction, ranging from O’Keeffe, a celebrated, stylistic trailblazer, to Amanda Wachob, who has innovated a technique that allows her to tattoo delicate abstract images ... More

Is Ashwagandha really works for better sleep?
One in three adults in the world are faced with the challenge of having a good night sleep. Numerous pressures from the workplace, kids, balancing home and career has led to many people developing different health problems. This has resulted in adopting different ways of treatment including sleeping pills, alcohol and other types of drugs. Continuous use of sleeping pills can be addictive and after prolonged use, the pills may end up reducing its effectiveness. Hence, there is a better way of treating sleeping disorders using natural remedies and non-addictive herbs in order to combat insomnia and other sleeping related disorders. One of the most recommended natural herbs is Ashwagandha, Ashwagandha which is also known as winter cherry or Indian ginseng helps in relaxation of the body and improving healthy sleep. This herb helps to support healthy sleep by rejuvenating the body and help in addressing stress-related exhaustion. The herb has been rated as the best remedy to regulate ho ... More




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On a day like today, German sculptor Katharina Fritsch was born
February 14, 1956. Katharina Fritsch (born 14 February 1956) is a German sculptor. She lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. Katharina Fritsch is known for her sculptures and installations that reinvigorate familiar objects with a jarring and uncanny sensibility. In this image: Katharina Fritsch, Erdbeere / Strawberry 2017. Polyester, paint, 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches, 80 x 80 x 80 cm. ©Katharina Fritsch / VG BildKunst, Bonn / Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery. Photo: Ivo Faber, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.



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