16 février 2010

Maurizio Cattelan @ The Menil Collection

Maurizio Cattelan All, 2007 Marble. Installation view Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2nd floor Photo: Markus Tretter © Maurizio Cattelan, Kunsthaus Bregenz Contemporary Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan (b. 1960) is known for his witty embrace of semantic shifts that result from imaginative plays with materials, objects, and actions. In his work, contradictions in the space between what the artist describes as softness and perversity wage a sarcastic critique on political power structures, from notions of nationalism or the authorities of... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2010

Gerhard Richter (B.1932), Grat 2

Gerhard Richter (B.1932), Grat 2. photo Sotheby's oil on canvas. signed, titled, dated 1989 and numbered 689-2 on the reverse. 61.8 by 83cm.; 24 3/8 by 32 3/8 in. Est. 300,000—400,000 GBP. Lot Sold 481,250 GBP PROVENANCE: Gallery Ham / Jinno Collection, TokyoSale: Christie's, London, Post War & Contemporary Art, 23 June 2006, Lot 234Acquired directly from the above by the present owner EXHIBITED: Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Gerhard Richter, 1989Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Bonn, Kunst-... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2010

Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Totals $84.8 Million, Well in Excess of Pre-Sale Expectations

The top-selling work of this exceptional collection was Yves Klein’s 1961 fire, body and water imprints on paper laid down on wood F88. Photo: Sotheby´s LONDON.- This evening, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale brought the exceptionally strong total of £54,074,450 / $84,761,700 / €61,461,160 – well in excess of pre-sale expectations (Estimate: £32,157,000-44,986,000), establishing the second highest total for a February Sale of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s. The auction achieved remarkable sell-through rates: 97.9% by lot... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2010

Gilbert & George return to the Art Gallery of NSW 14 February only

Two of the most famous British artists, Gilbert & George, have been invited to return to Australia for the Valentine’s Day close of the Gallery's exhibition 40 years: Kaldor Public Art Projects.Gilbert & George were first brought to Australia by John Kaldor in 1973 to present The Singing Sculpture at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney and at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. They wore tailored suits and painted their hands and faces in bronze metallic paint, singing slowly along to an old musical hall tune of... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2010

'Anselm Kiefer: Palmsonntag' @ Art Gallery of Ontario

Anselm Kiefer, Palmsonntag, 2007, 44 panels of mixed media on board, fiberglass and resin palm tree, clay bricks and steel support, dimensions variable. ©2010 Anselm Kiefer. Courtesy of the Gagosian Gallery. Photograph © Joshua White TORONTO.- Acclaimed international artist Anselm Kiefer’s monumental installation Palmsonntag (Palm Sunday) is coming to the Art Gallery of Ontario this March. Kiefer, known for his epic themes and operatic flair, will be adapting and adding to the installation for its Canadian premiere at the AGO,... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2010

Cy Twombly @ the Portland Art Museum

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2007, from Blooming, A Scattering of Blossoms & Other Things. Acrylic on panel, The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica. ©Cy Twombly. Courtesy: Gagosian Gallery. PORTLAND, OR.- Among the most important and influential artists of his generation, Cy Twombly has used mark-making and written language as the core of his artistic practice since the late 1950s. Twombly’s work has come to define an important branch of gestural abstraction that conflates painting and poetry, line and word. The exhibition... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2010

Gilbert & George @ The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga

MALAGA.- The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga presents Gilbert & George’s first major exhibition in Spain after a ten-year absence. Jack Freak Pictures, the duo’s most extensive and ambitious series to date, will travel to six European countries, starting with Spain, where Málaga will be the first city to present this impressive selection. Race, religion, sexuality and criticism of the British establishment are the core themes that this new exhibition explores, whilst the dominant elements are the red, white and... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2010

Pat Andrea, Iris Levasseur & Florence Reymond, DISTURBING... @ galerie Pierrick Touchefeu

Pat Andrea, « El angelito o the sweetheart », Huile et caséine sur toile  2007/2008, 160x160cm. courtesy galerie Pierrick Touchefeu Cette exposition réunira des dessins et des peintures de trois artistes qui développent un imaginaire figuratif où psychologie et inconscient prédominent. Cette tension narrative se traduit dans le travail de Pat Andrea par la représentation de grands personnages érotiques et inquiétants, souvent féminins. Les oeuvres d’Iris Levasseur sont elles empruntes de mystère et fréquemment de violence.... [Lire la suite]
02 février 2010

Michele Oka Doner @ Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Michele Oka Doner, 'Terrible Chair', ca. 1990. Bronze with gold leaf, 27.5 x 13.5 x 10.5 inches. Photo; Courtesy: Doner Studio GRAND RAPIDS, MI.- Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences, is hosting an exclusive exhibition by American artist Michele Oka Doner. Among the most versatile artists working today, Oka Doner is widely celebrated for her exquisitely beautiful public commissions as well as sculpture, prints, jewelry and functional objects that... [Lire la suite]
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01 février 2010

'LESS WORDS, MORE PICTURES' by Paul Sowden

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