ART NEWS AND EVENTS IN THEARTWOLF.COM - YEAR 2009



DECEMBER 2009

The drawings of Bronzino at the Metropolitan Museum - The Drawings of Bronzino will offer an introduction to Bronzino's celebrated oeuvre and a unique insight into his larger projects and commissions through the close...

Post-impressionist Art from the Orsay in Australia - One of the most extraordinary international art events ever held in Australia opens tomorrow at the National Gallery of Australia, with the world premiere of Masterpieces...

Leonardo's "The Madonna of the Yarnwinder" at the NGS - The National Gallery of Scotland announced that the painting, The Madonna of the Yarnwinder -attributed to Leonardo da Vinci- will go on display in the Gallery...

5000 years of Japanese Art at the Metropolitan Museum - In 1975, The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired, by gift and purchase, more than 400 works of Japanese art from collector Harry G. C. Packard (1914-1991). This...

Mark Tansey at the Gagosian Gallery - Tansey constructs visual allegories about the nature and implications of perception, meaning and interpretation in art. Manipulating the conventions and structures of figurative painting...

Very solid sales at Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 - With a program of special exhibitions, panel discussions, private collection tours, and events featuring film, performance, and video, the show attracted 42,000 visitors. Visitors included...

Raphael, Rembrandt leads Christie's record sale - The auction of Old Masters and 19th Century Art at Christie’s on 8 December 2009 realised £68,380,250 / $112,417,131 / €75,491,796 – the highest ever total for...

Howard Hodgkin at the Gagosian Gallery - Like Japanese haikus, these jewel-like paintings surprise with maximalist gestures compressed into very small formats, and daring, voluptuous colors expressed in the complex layers and...

Rembrandt's portrait prints at the Norton Simon Museum - The Norton Simon Museum presents The Familiar Face: Portrait Prints by Rembrandt, an exhibition of 15 etchings by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669)...

Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 - More than 250 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part. Chosen by renowned gallerists of the Art Basel Miami Beach Selection Committee, the...

Alexandra Exter's 'Venice' leads Sotheby's Russian auction - The top-selling lot of Sotheby’s Russian Art Sales Series was Venice by Alexandra Exter, which sold for £1,049,250 - within estimate - setting a new auction...

PULSE Miami 2009, Art Fair at the Ice Palace - Entering its fifth season, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair will move to Miami’s Ice Palace this December with an expanded presentation of international galleries and programming...

NOVEMBER 2009

Medicine and Art at the Mori Art Museum - Since time immemorial, people have sought to understand the mechanisms of the human body. On the basis of their discoveries in medicine and science, people have attempted to...

Sorolla's 'Barcas en la Playa' leads Sotheby's auction - Joaquin Sorolla’s Boats on Shore from the Club Español in Buenos Aires sold for £1,665,250 (well above the high estimate of £1.2 million) to a private collector. Other notable...

The Little Ice Age: Hendrick Avercamp at the Rijksmuseum - Avercamp was the first Dutch artist to specialise in paintings of winter landscapes featuring people enjoying the ice. Some 400 years on, our image of life in the...

Event Horizon: dynamic collections exhibition at Walker Art Center - A cross-disciplinary blend of film, video, performance, painting, sculpture, and photography drawn from the Walker Art Center’s rich, multidisciplinary...

Botero leads Christie's auction of Latin American Art - Leading the sale was Fernando Botero’s Mujer fumando, a glorious, monumental bronze from 1987, which fetched $1,142,500 – the second highest price achieved for..

Philippine Art at the Singapore Art Museum - The Singapore Art Museum proudly presents Thrice Upon A Time: A Century of Story in the Art of the Philippines and In the Eye of Modernity: Philippine Neo-Realist Masterworks...

Recently rediscovered Velázquez exhibited at the Metropolitan - In summer 2009, the arresting Portrait of a Man was taken off the walls of the gallery where it had been on view for many years and brought to the conservation..

Louise Bourgeois, L. Benglis and A. Szapocznikow at Hauser & Wirth - Hauser & Wirth presents After Awkward Objects; a coming together of works by Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois and Alina Szapocznikow...

Warhol's 200 dollars bills make 43,8 million dollars - The Warhol was the top-selling lot in a sale of Contemporary Art that brought an outstanding total of $134,438,000, far-above pre-sale expectations (est. $67.9/97.7 million)..

'Horizontal tracking shots': Mike Kelley at Gagosian Gallery - Evoking painting as a series of experiences akin to the movie camera gliding through space, capturing action as it goes, Kelley has devised a spatial push-pull...

Paul Sandby: 'Picturing Britain', at the National Gallery of Scotland - A pioneer landscape painter and brilliant innovator with watercolour, Sandby played a key role in promoting the appreciation of spectacular scenery...

Sotheby's sale of Impressionist and Modern Art brings $182 million - The auction was led by Alberto Giacometti's mesmerizing L’Homme qui Chavire, an instantly recognizable icon of the modern era cast in 1951 which sold..

Degas leads Christie's sale of Impressionist and Modern Art - Edgar Degas’s Danseuses, a richly-textured pastel drawing from 1896, was the top lot of the evening, selling for $10,722,500. This tightly-cropped view of two..

Joseph Kosuth: "Neither appearance nor illusion" at the Louvre - The influential American artist Joseph Kosuth is widely regarded as a leading proponent, and one of the founders, of conceptual art, a movement...

Michelangelo's "Young Archer" displayed at the Metropolitan - The fragmentary marble figure of a nude youth, which is missing arms and lower legs, was retained previously in the Fifth Avenue mansion that has housed...

OCTOBER 2009

MFAH Houston acquires Frank Stella's "Damascus Gate" - Frank Stella´s monumental Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation III), 1970, has been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through the generosity of the Alice..

Alexander Calder at the Gagosian Gallery, Rome - Born into a family of celebrated yet traditional artists, Calder's innovative genius changed the course of modern art. He began by developing a new method of sculpting -- bending..

Metropolitan Museum returns Egyptian fragment to Egypt - The work is the corner of the base of a red granite "naos," which is a shrine used to house a statue of a deity. The shrine was dedicated to the god Amun, the chief..

The Sacred Made Real - Spanish Art 1600-1700 at London - While the religious paintings of Velázquez and Zurbarán are relatively well known, the polychrome sculptures which also emerged from 17th-century Spain..

Secrets of an Egyptian Tomb at the Boston Museum of Arts - The Secrets of Tomb 10A brings ancient Egypt to life for visitors of all ages. Installed in the first gallery are large archival photographs of the expedition that...

Editions with Additions: Jasper Johns at the NGA, Washington - Johns' proofs—including state and color trial proofs as well as working proofs—mark stages within the development of his printed images. It is in this context...

Ed Ruscha "on the road" at the National Gallery of Art - In 1951, Jack Kerouac wrote On the Road on his typewriter as a continuous 120 foot-long scroll, feverishly recording in twenty days his experiences during road trips...

Frank Auerbach shows 'London Building Sites' at the Courtald - This exhibition explores an extraordinary group of paintings of post-war London building sites by Frank Auerbach (born 1931), one of Britain’s greatest...

Moholy-Nagy retrospective at the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt - The Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) became known in Germany through his seminal work as a teacher at the Staatliches Bauhaus in...

Over 120 letters by Van Gogh on show - From 9 October 2009 to 3 January 2010 the Van Gogh Museum’s Rietveld building will be devoted to the letters of Vincent van Gogh. In the exhibition Van Gogh's letters: The artist speaks...

Jeff Koons's giant rabbit balloon at Tate Modern - To celebrate the opening of Tate Modern’s major autumn exhibition Pop Life: Art in a Material World, a giant 53 foot (16 metre) helium balloon by Jeff Koons is unveiled today...

Frieze Art Fair from 15-18 October 2009 - 165 of the world’s most exciting contemporary art galleries, representing 30 countries, will present new work by over 1,000 of the world’s most innovative artists at Frieze Art Fair...

Art London 2009, UK's leading Art fair for contemporary Art - Art London showcases some of the world’s leading galleries, encompassing painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, ceramics and glass...

Chinese master Luo Ping at the Metropolitan Museum - The first comprehensive exhibition of Luo Ping's paintings ever presented in America, Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733-1799) will bring together...

SEPTEMBER 2009

Caspar David Friedrich at the NationalMuseum, Sweden - Caspar David Friedrich, the leading painter of the German Romantic era, is nowadays regarded as one of the greatest figures in the history of art. Nevertheless, he...

Watteau: Music and Theater at the Metropolitan Museum - The exhibition will demonstrate the place of music and theater in Watteau's art, exploring the tension between an imagery of power, associated with the court of Louis XIV...

Prints of the American West at the Amon Carter Museum - American artists saw and experienced the western frontier in different ways and with varied perspectives. This exhibition features prints from the past two centuries...

Takashi Murakami at the Gagosian Gallery - In his distinctive "Superflat" style, which employs highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques to depict a super-charged mix of Pop, animé and otaku content within...

Beyond limits: Sotheby's annual exhibition at Chatsworth - Exhibition Will Feature Extraordinary Works by Antony Gormley, Henry Moore, Marc Quinn, Manolo Valdés, Fernando Botero, Subodh Gupta, Ju Ming and Yayoi Kusama...

"Impressionism - painting light" at the Albertina, Vienna - In addition to 75 paintings from the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud in Cologne, the show will include an enriching range of superb works from the...

Titian's "Diana and Actaeon" on display at the National Gallery - For the first time since it was acquired by the National Gallery, London, and the National Galleries of Scotland, Titian’s Diana and Actaeon is going on display...

Painting in the Metropolitan reattributed to Velázquez - Thomas P. Campbell, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that a technical examination and cleaning of one of its paintings, formerly...

William Blake's world at the Morgan Library and Museum - Visionary and nonconformist William Blake (1757–1827) is a singular figure in the history of Western art and literature: a poet, painter, and printmaker. Ambitiously...

Raoul de Keyser: "Terminus", drawings and paintings - David Zwirner is pleased to present Terminus: Drawings (1979-1982) and Recent Paintings, Raoul De Keyser’s fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. In January 2010...

The Power of Dogu: ancient Japan at the British Museum - Dogū, abstract clay figures with recognizably human or animal features, have a fascinating history in Japan, dating back thousands of years. These enigmatic...

Florian Maier-Aichen at the Gagosian Gallery - A photographer schooled on both sides of the Atlantic, Maier-Aichen's work reflects on the dual influences of the history of photography and the history of painting, whether drawing...

Vermeer's "The Milkmaid" at the Metropolitan Museum - On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's historic voyage from the Netherlands to New York, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is sending The Milkmaid...

AUGUST 2009

Impressionist Art from Durand-Ruel collection at Sotheby's - Sotheby’s 4 November 2009 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York will feature seven paintings from the Durand-Ruel Collection, encompassing...

Pittsburgh artists at Carnegie Art Museum - The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) will hold its 99th consecutive annual exhibition showcasing the work of regional artists from August 29, 2009, through..

Magnificent chinese red lacquerware at the Metropolitan - Although lacquer is used in many Asian cultures, the art of carving lacquer is unique to China. Showcasing some 50 wondrously wrought examples, Cinnabar...

Celebrating 40 years of Marcel Duchamp in Philadelphia - The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present the first exhibition to examine the genesis, construction, and reception of Étant donnés: 1° la chute d’eau, 2° le...

Damien Hirst's Unicorn at Tate St. Ives - Displayed in the Heron Mall, the dramatic first gallery at Tate St Ives, The Child’s Dream 2008 will create a magical beginning to the group exhibition, The Dark Monarch, which takes its title ...

JULY 2009

Ai Weiwei at the Mori Art Museum - The Mori Art Museum presents “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” from Saturday, 25 July to Sunday, 8 November 2009. Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist whose activities cover a wide range of genres ...

Vera Lutter at the Gagosian Gallery - In Lutter's conceptual approach to the camera obscura, the most rudimentary form of photography, the apparatus records in a very direct and immediate way what exists in the world outside...

Titian's "The Triumph of Love" at the National Gallery - Last exhibited in 1960, it has since remained out of sight in a private collection. Moreover, the painting's true quality was obscured by dirty varnish and ...

Cézanne to Picasso at the Museum of Modern Art - Cézanne to Picasso: Paintings from the David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection is an intimate installation that highlights a group of nine exceptional early modern ...

Soul i-D exhibition at Christie's - In collaboration with i-D Magazine, Christie’s is delighted to announce that it will host a pioneering exhibition in New York, supported by Gucci, celebrating the recent publication of a 600-page book ...

Corot to Monet - Landscape at the National Gallery, London - The exhibition features some 90 small-scale paintings by the major artists of this genre. Fresh perspectives on familiar National Gallery works and new ...

A Plan to save the Albright-Knox Art Gallery - The Albright-Knox Art Gallery today announced it is embarking on an aggressive three-year operating plan designed to actively sustain its artistic mission and current staffing...

Tullio Lombardo at the National Gallery of Washington - In the first exhibition dedicated to Venetian Renaissance sculptor Tullio Lombardo (c. 1455–1532), his romantic approach to portraiture is revealed in four ...

JUNE 2009

Judith Leyster at the National Gallery of Washington - Judith Leyster's 400th birthday will be celebrated at the National Gallery of Art with an exhibition of ten of her most engaging paintings, joined by some 20 works by ...

The Polish Connection at the Dulwich Picture Gallery - In 1790 the last King of Poland, Stanislaw Augustus Poniatowski, commissioned two art dealers, who later became the Founders of Dulwich Picture Gallery, to buy a collection ...

The Beffi triptych at the NGA - preserving Abruzzo's Heritage - The first work of art to be transported out of the region of Abruzzo, Italy, in the aftermath of a violent earthquake, the triptych is one of the most important works...

Napoleon III and Paris - Metropolitan Museum of Art - Napoleon III and Paris, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from June 9 through September 7, 2009, portrays the quickly changing cityscape of Second Empire Paris ...

40th Art Basel, June 10 through June 14, 2009 - The 40th edition of Art Basel takes place in the culturally rich city of Basel, Switzerland, from June 10 through June 14, 2009. As the world’s premier art show, Art Basel marks the...

Cy Twombly: sensations of the moment - MUMAK, Austria - Twombly, one of the most important artists of his generation (b.1928), has been based in Italy since the late 1950s. His work diverged from the abstract expressionist...

Portraits, pastels and prints: Whistler at the Frick Collection - The Frick Collection's ensemble of four full-length portraits by Whistler will be displayed in the museum’s Oval Room alongside his evocative seascape, Symphony in...

Yayoi Kusama at the Gagosian Gallery - To celebrate Yayoi Kusama's eightieth year, Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present her first exhibition in Los Angeles since the major LACMA/MOMA survey "Love Forever...

MAY 2009

The Art of Papal Rome at the National Gallery of Canada - This large international loan exhibition brings together over 150 exceptional paintings and drawings for the first time by celebrated artists such as Michelangelo ...

Francis Bacon retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum - The first major New York exhibition in 20 years devoted to Francis Bacon (British, 1909–1992)—one of the most important painters of the 20th century—will ...

Luis Meléndez at the National Gallery, Washington - Delights of the Spanish table depicted by 18th-century painter Luis Meléndez (1715-1780) will be presented to American audiences for the first time in nearly 25 years...

Frank Gehry's "Tuyomyo" at Sotheby's - On June 12, 2009 Sotheby’s will offer a unique work by renowned architect Frank Gehry. The bench, named Tuyomyo (yours and mine in Spanish), was created in collaboration...

Diego Rivera self-portrait leads Christie's auction - Christie’s Latin American Sale in New York on May 28 and 29 will feature rare masterpieces spanning from 17th century Colonial art to Contemporary paintings...

Outdoor sculpture at the Maryhill Museum fo Art - First conceived to complement the museum’s extensive collection of Rodin sculptures, Maryhill’s Outdoor Sculpture Invitational has become one of the premier...

Hockney leads Christie's auction of contemporary Art - In a packed salesroom, bidders drove Christie's Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale total to $93,734,500, led by strong results for the Betty Freeman ...

Earliest painting by Michelangelo acquired by the Kimbell - Michelangelo’s painting of The Torment of Saint Anthony, described by his earliest biographers, has been acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas ...

Science and Art Conservation at Yale University - Time Will Tell: Ethics and Choices in Conservation showcases the important relationship between curators and fine-art conservators as they consider techniques for and...

Art Show Zurich 2009 - Art Show Zurich offers a fresh approach to the international artist fairs. By showcasing international artists - among emerging and young artists - collectors will discover an selection across today’s actual art...

Picasso leads Christie's auction of Impressionist and modern art - Pablo Picasso's late period Mousquetaire à la pipe from 1968 was the top lot of the evening, selling for $14,642,500 million. The vivid, full-length image ...

Double Take: Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales - The artists in this exhibition consider what it means to transform the self into another persona – as a doppelgänger, a karaoke performer, an avatar, a robot...

Luke Fowler at the Serpentine Gallery - This Serpentine Gallery exhibition is the first major UK presentation of the respected film artist and musician Luke Fowler (b. 1978), a central figure in Glasgow’s vibrant art scene...

APRIL 2009

Works by children inspired by Turner's Temeraire - The exhibition features some of the work produced by primary schools this year that responds creatively to the National Gallery painting 'The Fighting Temeraire' by Joseph...

20th century Art at Museum of Arts, Daytona Beach - Ringling Retro: Contemporary and Modern Art from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art brings together important modern and contemporary works from ...

NGA acquires five "presidential" prints by Thomas Demand - The National Gallery of Art has acquired five chromogenic prints entitled Presidency I–V (2008) by German photographer Thomas Demand (b. 1964), thanks to a gift...

Modigliani at the Art and Exhibition Hall, Bonn - The Italian Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was painter, draughtsman and sculptor. His life work comprises above all paintings (approximately 420) and drawings ...

Picasso highlights Christie's sale of the Schnabel collection - Since 1989, Femme au chapeau has been a centerpiece of Mr. Schnabel’s personal art collection housed at Palazzo Chupi, his home and studio in Manhattan...

"Rear projection": John Waters at the Gagosian Gallery - "Rear projection" is a movie term for the process whereby a foreground action is combined with a background scene filmed earlier to give the impression the actors...

Gauguin masterpiece leave Boston and travel to Asia - Paul Gauguin’s masterpiece, "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" (1897–98, MFA), will leave its home at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston...

Magnificence of the Baroque at the V&A Museum - The exhibition will reflect the complexity and grandeur of the Baroque style, from the Rome of Borromini and Bernini to the magnificence of Louis XIV's Versailles and the...

Giacometti's "Le Chat" to be sold at Sotheby's - On the evening of May 5, 2009, Alberto Giacometti’s Le Chat from 1951 will appear at auction for the first time in 34 years. This iconic bronze has been in a private European...

Art Fair Tokyo 2009 - international Art fair - Since its inception in 2005, ART FAIR TOKYO has procured a position as Japan’s most substantial art fair, and continues to feature a wide variety of genres including modern painting...

Marine paintings of James Buttersworth at the Bruce Museum - James E. Buttersworth (1817-1894) has long been recognized as a premier marine artist distinguished by his story-telling prowess, as well as his meticulous...

MARCH 2009

Thomas Roberts at the National Gallery of Ireland - The National Gallery of Ireland presents an exhibition of over 50 works dedicated to Waterford-born artist, Thomas Roberts (1748-1777), regarded as the finest Irish landscape...

Brücke: The birth of Expressionism at the Neue Galerie - Featuring more than 100 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, this will be the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the pioneering artists...

Getty Museum to exhibit a masterpiece of Etruscan Art - Opening at the Getty Villa on July 16, 2009, The Chimaera of Arezzo explores the myth of Bellerophon and the Chimaera over six centuries of classical art. Dated...

Picasso: Mosqueteros - at the Gagosian Gallery - The tertulia, an Iberian tradition of gregarious social gatherings with literary or artistic overtones, played a major part in Picasso's everyday life, even after he moved to...

David Hockney's "Beverly Hills Housewife" at Christie's - Christie’s is pleased to offer a selection of works from the Collection of Betty Freeman in the May 13 Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Leading the selection...

John Brack's "The Bar", bought by National Gallery of Victoria - The painting, which the NGV sought unsuccessfully to purchase at auction in 2006, was offered to the Gallery for acquisition by Tasmanian collector David Walsh ...

Sotheby's sale for property from Gianni Versace - Sotheby’s sale of paintings, furniture and works of art from Gianni Versace’s Lake Como residence, Villa Fontanelle, realised the exceptional total of £7,411,919 ($10,390,769)...

Cleve Gray: Man and Nature - Boca Raton Museum of Art - The Boca Raton Museum of Art delves into the realm of man and nature with the opening of the comprehensive exhibition Cleve Gray: Man and Nature, opening...

Masterpiece by Vermeer back in Amsterdam - A major work by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is temporarily back in Amsterdam. From 11 March to 1 June 2009, the Rijksmuseum presents his Woman Holding a Balance (c.1664)...

Visionary artists from L.A. at the Hammer Museum - Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A. is the fifth in the Hammer Museum’s biannual invitational exhibition series highlighting work created in greater Los Angeles...

Art and power - African Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art - The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) presents Art and Power in the Central African Savanna, an original exhibition that explores the political and...

Korean Dreams - Korean Art at Art Gallery of New South Wales - The collection, passionately assembled by the distinguished contemporary Korean artist Lee Ufan, who now lives in Kamakura, is considered to be one of ...

Joakim Eskildsen at Fotomuseum Winterthur - The Roma Journeys is a very personal document of these open-hearted and respectful encounters. The exhibition and the accompanying book provide a current, profound ...

Heaven on Earth: Manuscripts at the National Gallery, Washington - Rare medieval manuscript illuminations, last exhibited in 1975, will be showcased in a stunning installation, Heaven on Earth: Manuscript Illuminations from ...

Bridge Art Fair 2009 - International Art Fair in New York - Taking place during the celebrated New York Armory Art Week, Bridge New York is noted as one of the most influential presenters of international emerging ...

Elizabeth Enders at Lyman Allyn Art Museum - Elizabeth Enders was born and raised in New London, Connecticut so it is a special honor for the Museum to mount the first retrospective of this important contemporary American ...

FEBRUARY 2009

Cézanne & beyond at the Philadelphia Museum of Art - Cézanne & Beyond (February 26 through May 17, 2009) will examine the seismic shift provoked by this pivotal figure, examining him as form-giver, catalyst, and ...

Picasso: Challenging the Past at the National Gallery - The National Gallery’s first exhibition dedicated to Pablo Picasso reveals how the greatest artist of the 20th century pitted himself against the great European painting ...

Impressionist and modern Art from Saint Laurent collection - In the presence of over 1200 collectors from all over the world, 59 works sold for a total of €206 million / £183 million / $266 million, a world record for a...

New Rodin galleries at Cantor Arts Center - The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces the opening of its newly expanded Rodin galleries. On February 18, 2009, the Center's entire collection of works in ...

Whitney Museum of American Art presents "Sites" - From February 19, 2009 to May 3, 2009, the Whitney Museum of American Art presents Sites, an exhibition exploring the various ways that artists have expanded and ...

Sotheby's to sell the Pearl Carpet of Baroda - The carpet is traditionally believed to have been created as a gift for the tomb of the Prophet Mohammad in Medina and was commissioned by “Gaekwar” Kande Rao, the Maharaja...

Cy Twombly -"The Rose" at the Gagosian Gallery - Each painting comprises four wood panels on which three roses in full bloom are depicted in pulsating colours, ranging from deepest burgundy to tangerine, gold, violet and ...

Rodchenko and Popova: Constructivism at Tate Modern - Arguably two of the Russian avant-garde’s most influential and important artists, both were integral in the stylistic and theoretical underpinning of Russian Constructivism...

NGA acquires important painting by Hendrick Ter Brugghen - The National Gallery of Art's acquisition of Bagpipe Player in Profile (1624) by Dutch painter Hendrick ter Brugghen, made possible with substantial support of ...

Van Gogh's twilight and nocturnal scenes at the Van Gogh Museum - With his Landscapes at twilight Van Gogh was linking up with a longstanding pictorial tradition of evening and nighttime scenes that was well-known to him...

Miroslaw Balka to undertake next commission in Unilever Series - Tate and Unilever today announced that the Polish artist Miroslaw Balka will undertake the tenth commission in The Unilever Series for the Turbine ...

Francesco Vezzoli at the Gagosian Gallery - Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present GREED, A New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli, the artist's latest work that replicates the strategy and aesthetics of a commercial perfume launch...

Titian's "Diana & Actaeon" secured for the UK - The painting will be shared by the National Galleries of Scotland and National Gallery, London and will be displayed for five years at each institution in turn. The purchase ...

Dutch Cityscapes at the National Gallery, Washington - The booming economy of the Dutch Republic fostered a new genre of painting in the 17th century—the cityscape. Images of towns and cities expressed the enormous...

JANUARY 2009

Andrea Palladio at the Royal Academy of Arts - Palladio was not only one of the greatest Italian architects; he was also a practitioner whose work has continued to resonate down five centuries. Active in Vicenzal ...

Arts of the Ming dynasty at the Metropolitan Museum - Drawn entirely from the extensive resources of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Arts of the Ming Dynasty: China's Age of Brilliance will present a grand array of works ...

Turner leads old masters auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's - Christie’s will auction an extraordinary group of watercolors by the great 19th century British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner. And next January 29, Sotheby's will ...

Robert Frank's "The Americans" at the NGA, Washington - In 1955 and 1956, the Swiss-born American photographer Robert Frank (b. 1924) traveled across the United States to photograph, as he wrote, "the kind of ...

Pierre Bonnard's interiors at the Metropolitan Museum - More modern than is commonly recognized, the late work of Pierre Bonnard is remarkable for the artist's individualistic approach to color, light, perspective ...

American artist Andrew Wyeth dies at 91 - Born in July 12, 1917, Andrew Wyeth was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working mainly in a regionalist style. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle...

Sotheby's to sell an important sculpture by Degas - Estimated at £9 – 12 million, Petite danseuse de quatorze ans is one of the most ambitious and iconic of Degas’s works and a groundbreaking sculpture from the Impressionist...

Carsten Höller at the Gagosian Gallery - This exhibition presents several new works intended to trigger the organic responses that underpin the structure of learned behavior, to unbalance the rational mind. A Black Double ...

Jayoung Yoon at Abba Fine Arts - Jayoung Yoon work varies in format from installation to sculpture, photography, drawing and performance. She says about her recent work, I deal with perception to be able to...

A Light in darkness: Turner at the National Gallery of Ireland - The 31 watercolours of the Vaughan Bequest on show span the artist's career and include a number of examples from his Continental tours, which depict ...

Williams collection of American prints acquired by the NGA - The acquisition includes a gift of some 5,000 works, as well as the research library and related assets of The Print Research Foundation. In an...

Art market review - year 2008 - A brief review of the Art market for year 2008, with the stars of the season and the main successes and disappointments. The most important Bacon in private hands was the undisputed...


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