28 juin 2009

Seattle Art Museum Announces Gifts of Art in Honor of Outgoing Director Mimi Gates

St. Sebastian Tended by St. Irene, ca. 1638-39. Attributed to Georges de La Tour and Studio, French, 1593-1653. Painting: Oil on canvas; 42 x 55 7/8 in. Gift of Richard and Elizabeth Hedreen in honor of Mimi Gardner Gates SEATTLE, WA.- The Seattle Art Museum announced that 20 works of art have entered the museum’s collection in honor of outgoing director Mimi Gates. Gates, whose last day at the museum is June 30, 2009, has been the museum’s director since 1994 and leaves behind a distinguished legacy. The SAM Board of Trustees... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2009

New acquisitions by the the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Female Figure, ca. 18th - 19th century, South India or Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Ivory with traces of polychromy, semi-precious stones, and wire, 10-1/4 inches tall. (Photo by Katherine Wetzel, © 2009 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts). RICHMOND, VA.-A powerful 18th- or 19th-century ivory figure of a woman carved in the round by a South Indian or Sri Lankan artist has been acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Also added to the collection by the museum’s trustees are a 2005 watercolor by American artist James Prosek; three... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2009

Olympia International : Eleven Days of Buying, Collecting and Connoisseurship

On show at the fair are items on loan from the collection of Castle Howard, York. The castle became internationally famous when it featured as Brideshead Castle in Granada TV’s 1981 series Brideshead Revisted, and was revisited for the 2008 feature film. Picture: The Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair LONDON.- Olympia’s unique charm was not to be missed by the record 34,867 collectors, interior designers, celebrities, dealers, and devotees who came through its doors over the past eleven days. Looking... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2009

'The Splendor of the Renaisance in Aragon' @ the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

A woman walks by two canvases titled “Resurrection of Lazarus”, attributed to Pierrez Chirart, which are on view at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Photo: EFE/Alfredo Aldai BILBAO.- An exhibition of more than one hundred works illustrates how art evolved in Aragon from the Gothic style favoured in the 15th century to the splendour of the Renaissance in the 16th century. Section one of the show includes a small but valuable selection of works that reflect the influence of the international Gothic style and models from Flemish art.... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2009

"In-finitum" in Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia

Mark Rothko (1903-1970), Untitled (Gray, Gray on Red), 1968. Acrilico su carta montata su pannello/Acrylic on paper mounted on panel, 65x50 cm. Collezione privata, Italia VENICE.- The Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Vervoordt Foundation present In-finitum, an exhibition in Palazzo Fortuny on “the infinite in the finite,” the indefinite, and the unfinished. The exhibition runs through November 15 2009. With In-finitum, the trilogy which started with Artempo: Where Time Becomes Art (Venice, 2007) and continued with... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2009

“Eros & Thanatos – Drives, Images, Interpretations” @ the Sigmund Freud Museum & the Liechtenstein Museum

Francesco del Cairo (1607–1665), Lucretia, c. 1635–40. Oil on canvas, 63.7 x 50.5 cm. Sammlungen des Fürsten von und zu Liechtenstein, Vaduz–Wien; Inv.no. GE 231 VIENNA.- For the first time, the exhibition “Eros & Thanatos – Drives, Images, Interpretations”, on view at the Sigmund Freud Museum and in the Historic Library of the Liechtenstein Museum, thematizes Freud’s theory of drives through exceptional works of fine art. Paintings, drawings, prints, enamels and sculptures by artists including Dürer, Rubens, Bellucci,... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2009

'From Washington to Warhol: Americana Redefined' @ Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

Andy Warhol, Portrait of Jamie Wyeth with a Tan Background, 1976, Acrylic silkscreen on canvas, Museum Purchase with funds provided by the following: Mr. and Mrs. Roger C. Buntin; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fowler; Martin Hayes and Co., Inc.; Mamie C. Howell in memory of Corinne Craig Oliver; Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Massey; NLT Corporation; In memory of Mr. and Mrs. John Oman, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Rogers; Mrs. Hugh Stallworth and Anonymous Donor. NASHVILLE, TN.- From Washington to Warhol: Americana Redefined will be on display at... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2009

19th edition of the Brussels Non European Art Fair (BRUNEAF)

Lega Mask - Democratic Republic of Congo - Private Collection - copyright Paul Louis BRUSSELS.- The 19th edition of the Brussels Non European Art Fair takes place in Brussels through 7th June. This year, BRUNEAF will be a tri-dimensional celebration in the universe of Tribal Art. The renowned art dealers’ area, the Grand Sablon, will become a major 5-day international Tribal Art fair. BRUNEAF will gather 50 European and North-American art dealers again this year. The presence of Bernard Dulon from Paris, the return of the... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2009

'Summer Spotlight' @ Dallas Museum of Art

Olmec Mask DALLAS, TX.- This summer, the Dallas Museum of Art rolls out the red carpet to present the Summer Spotlight tour, inviting visitors to experience the romance, drama, action, and mystery of great works of art as they view them through a cinematic lens. Beginning in June and running through August, the Museum will highlight 30 of its masterworks, both old favorites in the collections and new acquisitions, to encourage viewers to look at great art in an exciting and different way. In addition, Summer Spotlight will... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2009

“Nocturne Rive Droite” à Paris le 3 juin 2009

Jean Dufy, « Trio de clowns musiciens ». Huile sur toile, 60 x 73 cm. Signée et datée « Jean Dufy 29 » en bas à droite. Peint en 1929. Galerie Jacques Bailly PARIS.- Around seventy-five of the most prestigious galleries of the Elysées – Faubourg Saint Honoré area will open for an exceptional evening: the “Nocturne Rive Droite”, held for the fifteenth consecutive year. Numerous collectors and art lovers impatiently await this annual event. The most renowned professionals – antiques dealers, galleries and booksellers – will... [Lire la suite]
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