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Exhibition at the McNay Art Museum celebrates rare work of U.S. stage designers

Franco Colavecchia, Front cloth design for Treemonisha, 1975. Collage and watercolor on paper. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Gift of the artist.

SAN ANTONIO, TX.- Organized by the McNay Art Museum and drawn from the renowned Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, America on Stage celebrates the vision of the nation’s 20th- and 21st-century master designers on stages across the U.S. and around the world. From the windswept plains of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! to densely packed apartments in New York City’s Washington Heights featured in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, our country's growing diversity remains a continuous source of inspiration for landmark musicals, plays, ballets, and operas. America on Stage offers bursts of awe, wonder, and nostalgia at every turn. The artistry of designing for the stage is reflected in innovative ballet and opera productions, musicals, dance, film, video, drawings, and paintings. Interactive opportunities throughout the exhibition invite visitors to take center stage in a recreated stage set—and even tap dance. ... More

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Christie's Design Sale includes the last work of Diego Giacometti   Image of crying toddler on US border wins World Press Photo   600 books lost in World War II returned to Bonn University

Diego Giacometti (1902-1985), Chauve-souris. Patinated bronze. H 11,6 x l 15,1 x P 14,1 cm. Estimate: €60,000-80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

PARIS.- On 21 May, Christie’s will present its Design sale, always very selective, gathering nearly 110 lots around the greatest creators and designers of the 20th and 21th centuries: Diego Giacometti (1902-1985), Jean Dunand (1877-1942), Claude Lalanne (1924-2019), Jean Prouvé (1901-1984), Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999), Jean Goulden (1878-1946), Georges Jouve (1910-1964), Line Vautrin (1913-1997), Goudji (1941-) and many others. The sale should attract savvy collectors and young connoisseurs, lots ranging from 1,000 to 400,000 euros. Flavien Gaillard, Specialist of the Design department and Head of the sale: “We are very proud to present our next sale which will be punctuated by some artists’ iconic creations from prestigious collections and historical pieces such as the latest work by Diego Giacometti. Our auction will also feature pieces from the 1950’s which come back up-to-date as well as rediscoveries ... More

In this file photo taken on June 12, 2018 a two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the US-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas. JOHN MOORE / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP.

AMSTERDAM (AFP).- The haunting image of a little girl crying helplessly as she and her mother are taken into custody by US border officials Thursday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award. Judges said veteran Getty photographer John Moore's picture taken after Honduran mother Sandra Sanchez and her daughter Yanela illegally crossed the US-Mexico border last year showed "a different kind of violence that is psychological". The picture of the wailing toddler was published worldwide and caused a public outcry about Washington's controversial policy to separate thousands of migrants and their children. US Customs and Border Protection officials later said Yanela and her mom were not among those separated, but the public furore "resulted in President Donald Trump reversing the policy in June last year," the judges said. ... More

A manuscript, containing a prayer book of the 17th centry, beautiful scripted and richly decorated. Courtesy Sotheby's.

BONN.- The University and Regional Library of Bonn is celebrating the return of more than 600 volumes from its collection that have been lost since the Second World War. Among them are numerous historical works of high cultural and material importance, including medieval and modern manuscripts, medieval documents, historical maps, early 15th-century prints, rare prints of the 16th century and numerous colored bird books. The repatriation will be celebrated in an official ceremony by the ULB this afternoon. This is the most significant return of lost books in the 200-year history of the University Library, and one of the largest singular returns of items lost in the War or the postwar period. The most notable items returned to ULB include: a manuscript of the "Comoediae" of Terenz, written in the 13th century; a manuscript, containing a prayer book of the 17th century, beautifully scripted and richly decorated; an incunabula ... More

After Montreal, the Museum of Fine Arts opens first Calder retrospective in Australia   David Zwirner shows colour photographs from the 1970s by American photographer William Eggleston   The Fenix, the migration museum acquires video film Bill Viola

Installation view.

MELBOURNE.- After delighting more than 150,000 visitors at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), the exhibition Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor start its run at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. On display since April 5 and until August 4, 2019, this retrospective of a giant of modern art is the first to be presented in Australia. The Calder retrospective is the second MMFA-produced exhibition to be presented at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia's oldest public art gallery, which attracts more than three million visitors annually. The NGV also presented the Australian premiere of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk in 2014. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring the first major Calder retrospective to Australia, a collaboration that brings together the NGV, known for its innovative programming, with one of the most inventive sculptors of the 20th centu ... More

William Eggleston, Untitled, c. 1977. Courtesy Eggleston Artistic Trust and David Zwirner © Eggleston Artistic Trust.

LONDON.- David Zwirner presents 2¼, a series of square-format colour photographs from the 1970s by American photographer William Eggleston. On view at 24 Grafton Street in London, the show marks the artist’s first presentation at the gallery’s UK location and his second solo exhibition with David Zwirner since joining the gallery, in 2016. Over the course of nearly six decades, Eggleston has established a singular pictorial style that deftly combines vernacular subject matter with an innate and sophisticated understanding of colour, form, and composition. His vividly saturated photographs transform the ordinary into distinctive, poetic images that eschew fixed meaning. A pioneer of colour photography, Eggleston helped elevate the medium to the art form that it is recognised to be today. He took the 2¼ photographs in California and throughout the American South ... More

"For me the essential basis of video is the movement — something that exists at the moment and changes in the next moment." --Bill Viola

ROTTERDAM.- Stichting Droom en Daad (Foundation Dream and Do) has acquired the video film Ancestors by the American artist Bill Viola (1951). This work will be on display in the future in the Fenix, the migration museum that the Foundation is preparing in Rotterdam. Bill Viola is an American video artist whose work is characterized by time and movement, spirituality and human relationships. In 23 minutes, Ancestors shows the slow approach of two people walking towards the viewer in a landscape, sizzling with the heat. The work will be given a central place in the future museum because it represents human movement and displacement and evocatively depicts the timeless and universal theme of emigrants. Viola himself says about his work: "For me the essential basis of video is the movement — something that exists at the moment and changes in the next moment." ... More

Brazilian Modernism at S│2 London: Carvalho and Lorenzato   Vienna's Secession opens an exhibition of paintings by Peter Doig   Led Zeppelin fully signed self-titled debut album sold for USD $32,156 at auction

Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Untitled, 1986.

LONDON.- From 12 April to 24 May, Sotheby’s S|2 London will present two brand new solo exhibitions of works, by two artists associated with the rise of Brazilian modernism in the 20th century. Gallery One will comprise the first UK exhibition of iconoclastic Brazilian multimedia artist and ‘romantic revolutionary’ Flávio de Carvalho (1899-1973), and will be co-curated by acclaimed curator, editor and writer Kiki Mazzucchelli. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1899, Carvalho was an influential painter, sculptor, scenographer, designer, architect, journalist, writer and playwright, whose high-profile and often provocative investigations into performance art, and determination to attract interest from the media and press, became a key part of his oeuvre. This exhibition is organised in collaboration with Leme/AD Gallery, São Paulo. On view concurrently in Gallery Two will be a solo exhibition of works by Brazilian artist Amadeo Lucian ... More

Peter Doig, Spearfisher (Red Moon), 2019, installation view Secession 2019, photo: Hannes Böck, Courtesy the artist and Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London / Bildrecht Vienna, 2019.

VIENNA.- Peter Doig paints representational pictures as though they were abstractions. His spellbinding works combine planar forms and a palette that is as bold as it is subtle with vivid painterly gestures. His distinctive visual idiom interweaves personal recollections and found imagery with references to art history and pop culture in compositions that unfold into complex narratives. With the new paintings on view at the Secession, Doig continues to explore recurring motifs that have appeared throughout his recent work, drawing from the physical and cultural landscape that surrounds him in Trinidad, where these works were made. Doig returns to his 2017 homage to the American modernist painter, Marsden Hartley – a depiction of Robert Mitchum on a beach in Trinidad – but now Mitchum is nearly ... More

The album is corner-mounted, matted, and framed with a postcard and ticket stub for Led Zeppelin at the Fillmore in April 1969.

BOSTON, MASS.- Led Zeppelin fully signed album sold for $32,156 at auction, according to Boston-based RR Auction. The self-titled debut album is signed by each of the bands four members and is inscribed on the back cover in felt tip, "To Jim, Rock On! Robert Plant," "John Bonham," and "Jimmy Page," and signed on the front cover, "John Paul Jones," with Plant signing again, "Robert Plant," and drawing an arrow to Jones's signature, adding, "Spot the looney." The album is corner-mounted, matted, and framed with a postcard and ticket stub for Led Zeppelin at the Fillmore in April 1969. The record is included in a sleeve applied to the frame's backing. The consignor notes that this signed album came from a road-crew member that worked for Led Zeppelin on their tours in the late 1960s into the 1970s. Led Zeppelin’s eponymous debut released on Atlantic ... More

Freeman's announces highlights included in the Bi-Annual American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts Auction   Entang Wiharso awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship   Aspen Art Museum opens exhibition of new works by Gabriel Rico

A Portrait of Baron Friedrick Wilhelm von Steuben (1730-1794).

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On April 30, 2019, Freeman’s will hold its bi-annual American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts auction, which will feature property from four East Coast institutions, several estates and numerous private collections. Coinciding with the renowned Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show, the exhibition opens on Friday, April 26 and will be open all weekend, running through Monday, April 29. Lots to be sold on behalf of The Brooklyn Historical Society will include an early New Jersey Kas (Lot 20), a Renaissance Revival suite (Lot 312), and a rare Neoclassical marble bust of George Washington attributed to Boston sculptor Horatio Greenough (1805-1852) (Lot 91). Presented to the Society in 1915, the bust is the only known example by Greenough that shows a fully-draped first president. Deaccessioned property from regional institutions includes a group of 18th and 19th century furniture, including ... More

Entang Wiharso with his work. Photo: Boris Kirpotin, Bernier/Eliades.

NEW YORK, NY.- Entang Wiharso, whose artwork is exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world, has received a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship. The announcement was made Wednesday by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in The New York Times. In a statement, the foundation writes, “This year, after considering the recommendations of panels and juries consisting of hundreds of distinguished artists, scholars, and scientists, the Board of Trustees has granted 168 Fellowships to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement ad exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-fifth competition.” Wiharso is one of 25 artists selected from the United States and Canada. Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial ... More

Installation view: Gabriel Rico: The Discipline of the Cave, Aspen Art Museum, 2019. Photo: Tony Prikryl.

ASPEN, CO.- The Aspen Art Museum is presenting the solo exhibition of Guadalajara, Mexico–based sculptor and installation artist Gabriel Rico. Gabriel Rico: The Discipline of the Cave, is on view in AAM Galleries 2 & 3 through Sunday, June 16, 2019. Combining aesthetic traditions associated with the Arte Povera movement and influenced by scientific, philosophical, and geometric principles, Rico collects the fragments, found objects, and materials of contemporary existence. Using culturally manufactured items like neon, taxidermy, concrete, and coins, as well as such natural elements as tree branches, stones, and fruit, he recontextualizes and arranges each in ways that both captivate and confound viewers through their poetic, wry, jarring relationships. Through juxtapositions of objects and an artistic process that fuses the the natural and kitsch, Rico elicits a further investigation of our human environment ... More

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En Plein Air landscape artist José Arpa y Parea among featured talent in Heritage Auctions' sale
DALLAS, TX.- Four paintings by Spanish-born artist José Arpa y Parea are expected to vie for top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ Texas Art Auction May 18 in Dallas, Texas, and on Arpa’s Flagstaff, Arizona, circa 1925 (estimate: $60,000-80,000) is one of his signature landscapes of the American Southwest. A strong proponent of painting en plein air – leaving the confinement of a studio in favor of immersion in the landscape being painted – Arpa excelled at playing with different aspects of light, as in this painting, in which the sun glances off higher land, with lower areas in the background shielded with shade. The painting is signed and titled lower right: “Flagstaff Ariz. / J. Arpa” and inscribed on the stretcher: “Canyon Flagstaff”. Other works in the sale by Arpa include Atascosa Bluebonnets, circa 1925 (estimate: $50,000-70,000), Grand Canyon, ... More

Kölnischer Kunstverein opens an exhibition of works by Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda
COLOGNE.- When organizing an exhibition surveying an artist’s body of work, the convention is to frame it as a story. Usually this story includes the artist’s birth (“Born in rural Romania”), a pivotal moment in their career (“She then moved to Paris, where she continued her philosophical pursuits at the Sorbonne”), and a period of striving towards artistic, cultural or political achievements (“these identities have informed his work for more than 30 years”i). These accounts of individual development, despite being factually accurate, are constructed, which is to say generated and maintained, by arts professionals. In an interview about the societal effects of quantitative metrics, sociologist Steffen Mau alludes to this practice, stating that “fictional expectations” for an artist are established “by means of a story, in the style of an auratic ... More

Solo exhibition by Gardar Eide Einarsson on view at Maureen Paley
LONDON.- Maureen Paley is presenting the third solo exhibition by Gardar Eide Einarsson at the gallery. The group of work that makes up the show revolves around concerns of how to relate, and how to resist, as an individual in the face of institutions and power structures whose ideologies might not align with ones own. The painting The Spirit of Zen; a Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East, based on an older paperback edition of Alan Watts seminal introduction of Zen Buddhism to western audiences, represents the strategy of exile, whether internal or physical, and with an autobiographical nod to the artist’s own relocation from the US to Japan. The painting itself consists of two opposing surfaces, either a mark, black paint applied roughly in layer upon layer, or no mark, white, where nothing has been done and one just sees the surface of the pre- ... More

11 Norman Rockwell paintings to be offered in Heritage Auctions' May 3 American Fine Art Sale
DALLAS, TX.- A pair of paintings by the patriarch of arguably the greatest family of American artists could produce seven-figure results in Heritage Auctions’ American Art auction May 3 in Dallas, Texas. Known initially for his depictions of cowboys, pioneers and Native Americans from the Old West, Newell Convers Wyeth started imaging medieval tales of romance and adventure in the 1910s. In 1917, he executed 17 works for the latest edition of Sidney Lanier’s The Boy’s King Arthur. This version printed with Wyeth’s illustrations became an instant classic and led to numerous other commissions for the artist, including Robinson Crusoe, Last of the Mohicans, and Robin Hood. “This auction may be considered a syllabus on the history of Golden Age Illustration,” Heritage Auctions Vice President and American Art Director Aviva Lehmann said. “Alongside masterworks ... More

The Queen's House, Greenwich announces 'Elizabeth I: Construction of an Icon', a performance procession
GREENWICH.- On 12 April 2019, The Queen’s House, Greenwich presents Elizabeth I: Construction of an Icon, a performance procession, starting at the Queen’s House and ending at the National Portrait Gallery, inspired by the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I. Following in the footsteps of 16th century public entertainments, which allowed Elizabeth I to see and be seen, multi-award winning performer and writer, Christopher Green, will embody the Queen presenting his unique interpretation of one of the most iconic and recognisable historical figures and influencers in history. Visitors are invited to give the ‘Queen’ a royal send off, where Green, as Elizabeth I, will lead a procession starting from the Queen’s House at Royal Museums Greenwich, up the river to Westminster and on to the National Portrait Gallery. During the procession Green will be wearing a replica of the ... More

Mazzoleni opens a solo fine art photography exhibition at their London gallery
LONDON.- Mazzoleni announced the exhibition Massimo Vitali: Short Stories curated by Mirta d’Argenzio, which will open to the public on the 12 April and continue until the 24 May 2019. This will be the first time that Mazzoleni will present a solo fine art photography exhibition at their London gallery. Short Stories will display images collected in a new book of the same name, produced by Steidl Verlag publishing. Twelve of Vitali’s most outstanding photographs from different series will be presented, where each singular image depicts a significant moment for Vitali – the artist’s ‘short stories’ of a long and distinguished career. Vitali is internationally renowned for his large-scale colour images of beaches and mass leisure events. His distinctive panoramic views show people interacting with their environments and one another. His sweeping panoramas, ... More

MCA Australia exceeds audience records with over 1 million visitors
SYDNEY.- The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia announced today that it has welcomed over 1 million visitors for the fourth consecutive year in a row positioning the Museum as the most visited contemporary art museum in the world. Since 2015, the MCA has attracted over a million people annually, these figures surpass those of international institutions such as the New Museum in New York, MCA Chicago, MoCA in Los Angeles, Serpentine Galleries in London and Ullens Centre in Beijing. "The MCA is thrilled to see visitors responding so enthusiastically to our collection, learning, education and public programs" said MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE. "One of our biggest priorities is to make challenging work accessible to broader audiences. It’s immensely important to us that visitors from all backgrounds feel welcomed into the Museum, and I ... More

Natural History: Forum Gallery opens a group exhibition
NEW YORK, NY.- From April 4 to May 18, 2019, Forum Gallery presents Natural History, an exhibition of paintings by Robert Bauer, Linden Frederick, Alan Magee, Alyssa Monks, Guillermo Muñoz Vera, Brian Rutenberg and Stephanie Wilde. United by their interest in the complex and multi-layered content inherent in the objective imagery of their individual pasts, each artist uses paint and canvas in a very different, and very compelling way. Robert Bauer uses the language of portrait and landscape to convey the essential, emotional response he has to past and present. The objectivity of observation unites with the sensitivity of expression in his highly developed and palpably personal paintings and drawings. Linden Frederick paints the iconic buildings of his upstate New York, small-town upbringing. Tinged with nostalgia but always based in clear, concise ... More

Remai Modern appoints Lynn McMaster as interim CEO
SASKATOON.- Lynn McMaster, a museum administrator with 30 years of experience in the cultural and education sectors, has been tapped as Remai Modern’s interim CEO. Originally from Regina, McMaster was most recently CEO at Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. She also held leadership roles at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and its affiliate the Canadian Children’s Museum. “Lynn is uniquely qualified to lead Remai Modern through this transition phase. She has experience navigating organizations through big changes and has a wealth of fiscal, strategic, team building and business development knowledge specific to the museum sector,” said Beau Atkins, Remai Modern’s interim Board Chair. “She has a reputation for innovative thinking and has long championed the importance of arts education and cultural institutions.” At ... More

3 Ways To Promote Your Upcoming Art Exhibit
As an artist, it’s crucial to exhibit your artwork to get maximum exposure to help you develop your skill. There are lots of gallery spaces available that artists can always hire for exhibitions, from one day to a week or even several months. However, there is little information on how to advertise these shows, which prevents many upcoming artists from having maximum exposure, particularly when an exhibition needs to be advertised on a tight budget. Here are three ways you can use to promote your upcoming art exhibition. Artist statements, catalogs, press releases, exhibition cards, invitations, and posters, can be exceptionally beneficial before, during, and even after your exhibition. Don't forget to include any information on private views or other special events you might be hosting during your exhibition. You can put these in strategic places to promote the event and your art as well before the exhibiti ... More

Download Wallpapers Or Ringtones From 9apps Apart From The Mobile Applications
Ever wondered what you will be able to download wallpapers, ringtones and mobile applications from a common platform? If no, then it must surprise you that 9apps allows you to download all these form its interface and too for free. You might not need to keep separate apps for downloading the wallpapers or setting the ringtones for your phone. This app provides you with the comfort all downloading all these things via its dashboard. It is one of the biggest app markets where you can find myriad apps like vidmate,uc-mini,gaming apps etc. that you can download on your phone for fulfilling your specific needs. It is basically a third-party app provider but serves the same purpose as that of any other kind of app store. The apps are categorised under various genres like music, games, movies, photography, finance, banking, learning etc. ... More

Why Should You Try to Pass Cisco 300-115 Exam?
Is it useful to take the Cisco 300-115 exam? Cisco is one of the giants in the IT and network management industries and obtaining a certification approved by this organization is truly an important milestone for any person who wants to make a career in the sphere of IT. The Cisco 300-115 exam is one of the most important and useful tests that are offered by Cisco because it measures those essential candidates’ skills that are necessary for working in contemporary conditions. What does the Cisco 300-115 exam consist of? The Cisco 300-115 exam is also referred to as Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks.It is one of the qualifying tests needed for the CCDP certification and the CCNP Routing and Switching credential. The main aim of this exam is to prove that the candidate has knowledge and skills in switching. The individuals taking the test must be well equipped in the fields of configuring, planning, verifying, implementing and planning the enterprise switching solutions that ma ... More

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On a day like today, French painter Robert Delaunay was born
April 12, 1885. Robert Delaunay (12 April 1885 - 25 October 1941) was a French artist who, with his wife Sonia Delaunay and others, co-founded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. His later works were more abstract, reminiscent of Paul Klee. His key influence related to bold use of colour and a clear love of experimentation with both depth and tone. In this image: Robert Delaunay (1885-1941). Hommage à Blériot, 1914. Kunstmuseum Basel. Leimtempera auf Leinwand. HxB : 250 x 250 cm. Photo : Martin P. Bühler © L&M Services B.V.

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