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DECEMBER 2012

Urs Fischer - Tables, Heads, and Arms - Gagosian Gallery presents an exhibition of tables by Urs Fischer. Friday, December 28, 2012–Thursday, January 31, 2013. Continuously searching for new sculptural solutions...

Art market review - year 2012 - A brief review of Art auctions in 2012, with the stars of the season and the main successes and disappointments. The sale of "The Scream" marked a new record for any work of...

Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925 - at MoMA, New York - "Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925", on view at MoMA from December 23, 2012, to April 15, 2013, explores the advent of abstraction as both a historical idea...

Renaissance masterpieces at Christie's - On 30 January 2013, Christie’s will present Renaissance, a sale devoted to the artistic traditions that flourished in Europe from 1300 to 1600. Masterpieces by Botticelli, Bronzino...

Michelangelo's 'David-Apollo' travels to Washington - Michelangelo's 'David-Apollo' is on view at the National Gallery of Washington from December 13 2012 through March 3 2013, 63 years after its first visit to the Gallery...

Masterpieces from the Prado at the MFAH, Houston - 'Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado': Spain’s Cultural treasures on exclusive U.S. Tour from the Prado, Madrid, to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston...

Jonas Mekas at the Serpentine Gallery - The Serpentine Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of Jonas Mekas' film, video and photographic works from throughout his remarkable and prolific sixty-year career. From...

Before the Flood - Mesopotamian Art in Barcelona - 'Before the Flood. Mesopotamia, 3500-2100 BC', brings together for the first time a unique group of 400 Mesopotamian pieces from thirty-two museums and collectors....

Constable, Gainsborough, Turner - the Making of Landscape - 'Constable, Gainsborough, Turner and the Making of Landscape' explores the development of the British School of Landscape Painting through the display of...

Raphael drawing breaks records at Sotheby's - Coming from the Devonshire Collection, Raphael’s 'Head of a Young Apostle' (c. 1519-20) set a new record at auction for the artist, when it achieved £29.7 million at...

Matisse: In Search of True Painting - The exhibition 'Matisse: In Search of True Painting' presents the particular aspects of Matisse’s painting process by showcasing 49 vibrantly colored canvases. Metropolitan Museum...

Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 - December 6-9, 2012 - This year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach will feature 257 leading international galleries, with work ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the...

NOVEMBER 2012

Edward Hopper's 'Cape Cod' sells online for $9.6M - Edward Hopper’s 'October on Cape Cod' had been sold for $9,602,500 via Christie’s LIVE, setting a new record for the most expensive item sold to an online bidder at...

Henry Moore - Late Large Forms - Gagosian Gallery - Gagosian Gallery NY, in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation, presents a major exhibition of large-scale sculptures by Henry Moore. November 20, 2012 to...

Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing - Mori Art Museum - The Mori Art Museum presents 'Aida Makoto: Monument for Nothing' – a major solo exhibition of Aida Makoto, one of contemporary art’s true geniuses – from...

Museo del Prado presents 'The Young Van Dyck' - The Museo del Prado presents one of the largest exhibitions on Van Dyck (1599-1641) held to date and the first on his paintings and drawings to be organised in Spain...

Divine Depictions: Korean Buddhist Paintings in Boston - This exhibition shows 10 rare Korean Buddhist paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), from November 16, 2012 to June 23, 2013. The exhibition...

George Bellows retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum - Featuring some 120 works from his extensive oeuvre, 'George Bellows' is the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist’s career since 1966. Metropolitan...

Warhol, Kline at Christie's record-setting auction - Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art sale became the most valuable auction ever in the category, at $412,253,100. The auction was led by Warhol, Kline...

Rothko leads Sotheby's record-setting sale - Sotheby’s auction of Contemporary Art totaled $375,149,000, the best auction result in the Company’s history. The sale was led by Mark Rothko’s "No.1 (Royal Red and Blue)...

A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance - "A Bigger Splash" will take a new look at the dynamic relationship between performance and painting from 1950 to the present day. Tate Modern, 14 November 2012...

Picasso highlights the auction at Sotheby's - The sale was led by six works by Pablo Picasso that together sold for $81,387,000, including the important 'Nature morte aux tulipes', which achieved $41,522,500...

Monet leads Christie's auction, November 2012 - Rare masterpieces by Claude Monet, Wassily Kandinsky and Constantin Brancusi led the November 7 evening sale of Impressionist & Modern Art at Christie’s New York...

Jasper Johns: Seeing with the Mind's Eye - SFMOMA - "Jasper Johns: Seeing with the Mind's Eye" surveys the full scope of Johns's achievements and also reflects the particular interest in his art in the San Francisco Bay Area...

Pablo Picasso at Gagosian Gallery, Geneva - Gagosian Gallery presents an exhibition with selected works by Pablo Picasso. On view are works in various mediums, which span the breadth of his diverse and prolific output...

Van Gogh’s 'Patience Escalier' at the Frick Collection - On Fall 2012, the Frick Collection in New York presents Vincent van Gogh’s "Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier)", on loan from the Norton Simon Museum...

Claes Oldenburg: the sixties - Guggenheim Bilbao - 'Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties' is the largest show to date dedicated to the path-breaking, emblematic, early work of the 1960s by Claes Oldenburg (Stockholm, Sweden...

OCTOBER 2012

Landscape painter Martín Rico at Prado Museum - The Museo del Prado presents the first monographic exhibition on Martín Rico, one of the most important Spanish artists of the second half of the nineteenth...

Edward Hopper's 'October on Cape Cod' at auction - On November 28, 2012, Christie's New York will auction Edward Hopper’s 'October on Cape Cod', a melancholic autumnal landscape, estimated to fetch $8 to $12 million...

Federico Barocci at the Saint Louis Art Museum - The Saint Louis Art Museum presents 'Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master', an exhibition showcasing a trove of exceptionally beautiful paintings and studies...

Christie's to sell Andy Warhol’s 'Statue Liberty' - On November 14 2012, Christie’s will offer Andy Warhol’s iconic 'Statue of Liberty', pioneering example of 3-D painting and one of the most important pictures by the artist...

Gustave Caillebotte: an Impressionist and Photography - The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents a comprehensive exhibition featuring about fifty paintings and drawings by the French Impressionist Gustave...

Prado Museum exhibits a Velázquez from Metropolitan - Present in Spain for the first time, 'Portrait of a Man' from the Metropolitan Museum, a work attributed to Velázquez in 2009 following its restoration, will be...

Monet’s 'Nymphéas' to lead Christie's sale - On November 7 2012, Christie’s New York will offer Claude Monet’s 'Nymphéas', a 1905 view of the lily pond at Giverny from the iconic series that was the crowning achievement of...

Works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet stolen in Rotterdam - Important works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin and Lucian Freud have been stolen from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam...

Roy Lichtenstein: a Retrospective - NGA Washington - 'Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective' includes more than 100 of the artist's greatest paintings from all periods of his career, along with a selection of related drawings...

Richter’s 'Abstraktes Bild' sells for £21,3M at Sotheby's - Gerhard Richter’s 'Abstraktes Bild' from the collection of Eric Clapton sold for £21,321,250 / $34,190,756 / €26,436,220, establishing the record price for...

Mural by Siqueiros opens to the public at the Getty - 'América Tropical', the only surviving public mural by David Alfaro Siqueiros in the United States still in its original location, opened to the public on October 9...

Picasso to lead Sotheby’s auction, November 2012 - Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale on 5 November 2012 will include two great works by Pablo Picasso. 'Nature morte aux tulipes' (estimate - $35/50 million)...

Bernini’s terracotta models at the Metropolitan - On view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 3, 2012 to January 6, 2013, 'Bernini: Sculpting in Clay' features approximately 40 terracotta sketch...

Basquiat's 'Untitled' could break record at Christie's - On November 14th 2012, Christie's will offer a major work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, executed in 1981. 'Untitled' -regarded as one of Basquiat’s ultimate masterpieces- is...

Egon Schiele, from the Albertina to the Guggenheim Bilbao - Guggenheim Bilbao presents a sweeping vision of the creative universe of Egon Schiele -one of the 20th century’s most important artists- through approximately...

SEPTEMBER 2012

Paul Gauguin. The Prints - at Kunsthaus Zürich - From 28 September 2012 to 20 January 2013, the Kunsthaus Zürich exhibits over 50 prints by the French painter Paul Gauguin (1848-1903). Paul Gauguin is one of the most...

Thomas Schütte: Faces & Figures - Serpentine Gallery - The Serpentine Gallery presents 'Thomas Schütte Faces & Figues', an exhibition of one of the world’s most influential living artists. 25 September - 18 November 2012...

Winslow Homer's 'Shipwrecks' in Philadelphia - 'Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and The Life Line' shows Winslow Homer's depictions of maritime catastrophe and rescue. Philadelphia Museum of Art, September 22 – December 16, 2012...

Mark Rothko's 'No.1 (Royal Red and Blue)' at Sotheby's - Mark Rothko's 'No.1 (Royal Red and Blue)' -painted in 1954, a time considered by many to be the zenith of the artist's creative powers- will lead Sotheby's auction...

Lucian Freud's etchings at the Courtauld Gallery - The Courtauld Gallery have received a major gift of nine etchings by Lucian Freud (1922-2011). They first works by Freud to enter the collection, the etchings will be...

Edvard Munch’s "The Scream" on view at the MoMA - Of the four versions of 'The Scream' made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 will go on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of...

Pre-Raphaelites exhibition at Tate Britain - 'Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde': Tate Britain stages the largest survey of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood since 1984, offering a rare chance to see around 180 works...

Christie's to sell Andy Warhol's 'Marlon' - In fall 2012, Christie’s will offer 'Marlon', one of the most famous of Andy Warhol’s portraits of Hollywood celebrities. With his unconventional and deliberately popular selection...

The Last Days of Pompeii at the Getty Museum - 'The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection' presents Pompeii and the other Vesuvian sites as a modern fascination rather than focusing on their...

Kohl collection of Abstract Expressionism at Sotheby's - On November 13 2012, Sotheby’s New York will present eight 20th century masterworks from part of the extensive collection of Sidney and Dorothy Kohl, featuring...

Cy Twombly at Gagosian Gallery, September 2012 - In tribute to the late Cy Twombly, Gagosian Gallery presents his last paintings, together with sixty-six of his photographs. Thursday, 6 September–Saturday, 29 September...

Munch-inspired prints by Andy Warhol at Sotheby's - Three exceptional colour prints by Andy Warhol, which appropriate motifs from some of Edvard Munch’s most iconic works, are among the top lots which will appear...

Hauser & Wirth presents 'Paul McCarthy: PROPO' - Hauser & Wirth presents an exhibition of over 60 photographs by Paul McCarthy. This selection is taken from the artist's large group of more than 120 photographs...

AUGUST 2012

Kandinsky's 'Studie für improvisation 8' at Christie's - Christie’s has announced the first star lot of its Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 7, 2012: Wassily Kandinsky’s Studie für improvisation 8...

Exhibition of Scandinavian Design at the MFAH - The exhibition 'Scandinavian Design', from the MFAH decorative arts collection, highlights furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork and lighting from the 1920s to...

Chinese art at auction, September 2012 - On September 2012, Christie’s and Sotheby's New York will present their auctions of fine Chinese ceramics and works of Art. Highlighting the sale at Christie's is a superb green...

Metropolitan Museum examines Chinese Garden theme - An exhibition exploring the rich interactions between pictorial and garden arts in China across more than 1,000 years is on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art...

Goya’s 'Disasters of War' at the Georgia Museum of Art - This exhibition features all 80 prints that make up the famous series by Francisco de Goya (1746–1828), depicting the lengthy Peninsular War (1808–1814) between...

Temporary export bar on Picasso’s 'Child with a Dove' - UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on Picasso’s 'Child with a Dove' (1901). This will provide a last chance to raise the money...

Asian art from Estate of Natasha Eilenberg at Bonhams - Bonhams will include Indian and Southeast Asian art from the Estate of Natasha Eilenberg in the September 11 auction of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art...

Getty displays a masterpiece from Capitoline Museums - On loan from the Capitoline Museums in Rome, the spectacular 'Lion Attacking a Horse' is on view at the Getty Villa from August 10, 2012 to February 4, 2013...

Manet's 'Mademoiselle Claus' bought by the Ashmolean - Following an 8 month campaign and with donations from hundreds of members of the public, the Ashmolean Museum has succeeded in raising £7.83 million to acquire...

Picasso & Modern British Art in Edinburgh - The first exhibition to explore Pablo Picasso’s lifelong connections with Britain brings together 150 works from major public and private collections around the world. At the...

NGA acquires works by Moran, Whistler and others - National Gallery of Art, Washington, acquires important works across media by Adams, Moran, Whistler, Vasari, Sweerts, Le Va, and more. At its most recent...

London view by Canaletto to be auctioned by Dorotheum - 'New Horse Guards from St James’s Park' by Canaletto, a rare view of the London landmark under construction in 1753, will be sold by one of Europe’s...

Honoré Daumier and La Caricature, 1830–1835 - The Cantor Arts Center presents 50 pioneering satirical works by 19th-century caricaturist Honoré Daumier and his colleagues in "When Artists Attack the King...

JULY 2012

Winslow Homer’s Legacy in Maine - Portland Museum - This exhibition examines, for the first time, the artistic relationship between the painter Winslow Homer, his close friend the architect John Calvin Stevens, and the...

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's Heads in the Getty - 'Messerschmidt and Modernity': The Getty celebrates the modern and contemporary legacy of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's distinctive Character Heads. July 24–October 14...

Sung Hwan Kim at Tate Modern’s 'The Tanks' - Korean artist Sung Hwan Kim presents the first specially commissioned installation to be unveiled in The Tanks, Tate Modern’s new galleries permanently dedicated to performance...

Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper - Josef Albers in America: Painting on Paper, on view at the Morgan Library and Museum from July 20 to October 14, 2012, offers a revealing look at Josef Albers' investigation...

Charlotte Dumas: Anima - Corcoran Gallery of Art - The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design presents 'Charlotte Dumas: Anima', the first solo exhibition in the United States by Dutch artist Charlotte Dumas...

Art of the White Mountains at the MFA, Boston - Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) focuses on the allure of New Hampshire’s White Mountains for 19th- and 20th-century artists. From July 14, 2012, through...

National Gallery shows a rarely seen portrait by Picasso - On July 2012, Pablo Picasso's 'Portrait of Bibi la Purée' (1901) goes on display at the National Gallery, London. The work was painted by the 20-year-old...

Yayoi Kusama - Retrospective at the Whitney Museum - Yayoi Kusama —whose work spans more than six decades of intense productivity in Japan and the United States—is the subject of a retrospective at the...

Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms in the Deutsche Guggenheim - From July 6 through October 21, 2012, Deutsche Guggenheim presents Asterisms, a two-part sculptural and photographic installation by the Mexican-born...

Group of Seven: Canadian painting - Groninger Museum - 'Painting Canada - Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven' provides an overview of the extraordinary work of the Group of Seven, an artists’ group that...

Codex Calixtinus recovered in Santiago de Compostela - The 'Codex Calixtino', one of the most important medieval manuscripts in the world, which had been stolen from the Archives of the Cathedral of Santiago....

Constable's 'The Lock' leads Christie's auction - Coming from the collection of Baroness Carmen Thyssen Bornemisza, John Constable's 'The Lock' sold for £22,4 million at Christie's Old Masters and British sale on July 3rd...

Frederic Edwin Church’s Maine landscapes in Portland - The Portland Museum of Art presents 'Maine Sublime: Frederic Edwin Church’s Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin', an exhibition exploring the half-century...

JUNE 2012

'Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye' at Tate Modern - The exhibition 'Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye' proposes a ground-breaking dialogue between the artist’s paintings and drawings made in the first half of the 20th century...

Yves Klein leads contemporary art auctions in London - Yves Klein’s 'Le Rose du bleu (RE 22)' sold for £23,5 million at Christie's, setting a new world auction record for the artist. Strong prices for works by Richter...

Murillo and the Art of Friendship - Prado Museum - 'Murillo and Justino de Neve. The Art of Friendship' brings together a group of seventeen late works by Murillo that were created within the context of the artist’s friendship...

Jeff Koons at the Schirn Kunsthalle - Encompassing forty-five paintings, the presentation entitled 'Jeff Koons. The Painter' at the Schirn focuses on the artist’s structural development as a painter. 20 June – 23 September 2012...

Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia - This exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art shows three monumental canvases, each a powerful response to the Arcadian tradition: Paul Cézanne’s 'The Large Bathers'...

Miró and Picasso lead auctions in London - Joan Miró’s 1927 masterpiece 'Peinture (Étoile Bleue)' sold for £23,6 million at Sotheby's, setting a new auction record for the artist. Renoir's 'Baigneuse' was sold privately...

Impressionism: Sensation & Inspiration in Amsterdam - The Hermitage Amsterdam presents the world-famous Impressionist paintings from the vast collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, in their....

Art 43 Basel: The Premier International Art Show - Every June, Art Basel marks the summer reunion of the international artworld. This year, more than 300 galleries from 36 countries on 6 continents show works by over...

Thyssen Museum presents exhibition of Edward Hopper - Featuring 73 works, the exhibition at the Thyssen Museum in Madrid is the most important ever devoted to American painter Edward Hopper in Europe. June 12 to...

Late Raphael at the Prado Museum - The Museo del Prado presents the exhibition 'Late Raphael', which is one of the most important ever to be devoted to the artist and his studio and the first to focus on his final years...

George Bellows at the National Gallery, Washington - From June 10 to October 8, 2012, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, presents the first comprehensive exhibition of Bellows' career in more than three decades...

Two masterpieces by Yves Klein to be auctioned at Christie's - On the 50th anniversary of Yves Klein’s death, two masterpieces by the artist will be offered in Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction...

Exhibition of mid-20th-century art at the Guggenheim - Comprising approximately 100 works by nearly 70 artists, 'Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960' explores international trends...

'Panorama': Gerhard Richter at the Centre Pompidou - From June 6th to September 24th 2012, the 'Panorama' retrospective at the Centre Pompidou brings together a selection of 150 major works by Gerhard Richter...

Heemskerck's 'Ecce Homo' altarpiece at the Getty - Maerten van Heemskerck's dramatic 'Ecce Homo' altarpiece (1544) is presented at the J. Paul Getty Museum in a focused exhibition from June 5, 2012 through...

Henry Moore: Late Large Forms - Gagosian Gallery - Gagosian Gallery, in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation, presents a major exhibition of large-scale sculptures by Henry Moore, some of which are being...

MAY 2012

Joan Miró's 'Peinture (Étoile Bleue)' at Sotheby's - Sotheby’s London announced the sale of Joan Miró's 'Peinture (Étoile Bleue)'. One of the most important works by Miró ever to come to the market, the painting...

Christie’s to sell John Constable's 'The Lock' - Coming from the Private Collection of Baroness Carmen Thyssen Bornemisza, 'The Lock' by John Constable will be offered at Christie’s Old Master and British Paintings...

Hauser & Wirth London presents 'The Historical Box' - The exhibition showcases key pieces by influential American artists including John Altoon, Judith Bernstein, Simone Forti, Wally Hedrick, Robert Mallary, Barbara...

The horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot - British Museum - The history of the horse is the history of civilisation itself. Britain’s long equestrian tradition is examined at the British Museum from the introduction of the...

Lane Collection donated to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has announced that it has received one of the largest and most significant gifts in its history —the Lane Collection, comprising...

Rockwell Kent as Graphic Artist - Philadelphia Museum - 'Rockwell Kent — Voyager' surveys the artist’s legacy as a printmaker and illustrator of books. On view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, from May 19 to July 29, 2012...

Hopper and Bellows lead Sotheby's auction, May 2012 - The May 2012 auction of American Art at Sotheby’s New York totaled $34,787,625, highlighted by Edward Hopper’s 'Bridle Path' and George Bellows 'Tennis at...

Chicago presents 'Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective' - With more than 160 of Lichtenstein's works, the exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago is the largest exhibition of the seminal Pop artist to date. From May 16 to...

'Bellini, Titian, and Lotto' - Metropolitan Museum - The Metropolitan Museum exhibits 15 masterpieces by Venetian and north Italian painters of the 15th and 16th centuries, including works by Bellini, Titian, and Lorenzo...

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture - Guggenheim Bilbao - 'David Hockney: A Bigger Picture' celebrates the important role landscape plays in the career of David Hockney, often considered the most important living British...

Lichtenstein, Bacon and Warhol lead Sotheby's auction - Roy Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl from 1964 was sold for $44,882,500, a new record for the artist at auction. The same price was achieved by Francis Bacon's...

Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" sells for $86,9 million - Mark Rothko's 'Orange, Red, Yellow' (1961) was sold for $86,9 million at Christie's auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art on May 8 2012; becoming the...

Joan Miró: 'The Ladder of Escape' at NGA Washington - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, presents 'Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape', featuring some 120 paintings and works on paper that span Joan Miró's entire career...

Picasso Prints: The Vollard Suite at the British Museum - This exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s most celebrated series of etchings, The Vollard Suite, is the first time a complete set has been shown in a British public institution...

Munch’s 'The Scream' sold for $120 million at Sotheby's - One of four versions of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece 'The Scream' -the only one still in private hands- sold for $119,9 million at Sotheby's New York on 2 May...

Cézanne and Matisse lead Christie's sale, May 2012 - 'Joueur de cartes', a rare watercolor by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) last seen in public in 1953; and 'Les Pivoines', a still-life by Henri Mattise, highlighted Christie’s....

APRIL 2012

El Greco and Modernism - Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf - 'El Greco and Modernism' is the first major exhibition in Germany focusing on El Greco’s paintings and pictorial world, illustrating how the old master...

Alex Katz Prints -at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - In celebration of the 60-year career of Alex Katz (born 1927), the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), presents 'Alex Katz Prints', showcasing approximately 125 works...

Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen at Pace Gallery - The Pace Gallery presents the first major New York gallery exhibition in seven years of works by Claes Oldenburg and his long-time partner Coosje van Bruggen...

Modern and Contemporary works from Malba at MFAH - From April 22 to August 5, 2012, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), hosts an exclusive loan exhibition from the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires...

NGA Washington presents 'The Theater of the Street' - The National Gallery of Art presents 'I Spy: Photography and the Theater of the Street, 1938–2010', displaying street photographs by Walker Evans, Harry Callahan...

Ron Mueck at Hauser & Wirth London - Hauser & Wirth Gallery in London presents Ron Mueck's debut exhibition with the gallery and his first major solo presentation in London for over a decade. 19 April – 26 May 2012...

Titian's 'Diana and Actaeon' at National Museum Cardiff - Titian’s famous painting ‘Diana and Actaeon’ -one of the most important paintings of the Italian Renaissance- will be exhibited at the National Museum Cardiff...

Bacon's 'Figure writing reflected in mirror' at Sotheby's - Sotheby’s 9 May 2012 Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York will feature 'Figure Writing Reflected In Mirror', considered one of the most powerful and...

Hans-Peter Feldmann at the Serpentine Gallery - Exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery presents seminal works from Hans-Peter Feldmann's career, from his influential early photographic series to new works displaying...

The Dawn of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum - Some 180 Egyptian artworks —created in the Predynastic and Early Dynastic periods, around 4400 B.C.–2649 B.C.— are featured in the exhibition 'The Dawn of Egyptian...

Yves Klein's 'FC 1' to be offered at Christie's - On May 8th 2012, Christie's will auction 'FC 1 (Fire-Color 1)', the most important work by Yves Klein ever to be offered at auction. Executed a few weeks before his premature...

Titian's 'The Flight into Egypt' at the National Gallery - The National Gallery presents to the public Titian’s first major commission, 'The Flight into Egypt', on loan from the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. 4 April 2012...

Damien Hirst great retrospective at Tate Modern - The Tate Modern in London presents the first substantial survey of Damien Hirst’s work ever held in the United Kingdom. From April 4th to September 9th, 2012....

Abstract Expressionism: the Pincus Collection at Christie's - Christie’s will auction an outstanding private American collection of Post War and Contemporary Art: the Pincus Collection, which includes masterpieces by Mark Rothko...

MARCH 2012

Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait from Kenwood House in NY - From April 3 to May 20, 2012, the Metropolitan Museum in New York exhibits Rembrandt’s 'Portrait of the Artist' (about 1665), justly renowned as one of the most...

Cézanne's 'A Card Player' to be sold at Christie's - A rare watercolor by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) last seen in public in 1953 has re-emerged from a private collection in Texas. The work will be the highlight of...

Ricardo Rendón at Espacio Mínimo Gallery, Madrid - Espacio Mínimo Gallery presents 'Principios de Afirmación', the first solo exhibition in Spain of Mexican artist Ricardo Rendón (Mexico D.F, 1970). From March 24th to May...

Walter De Maria: the 5-7-9 Series at Gagosian Gallery - Gagosian Gallery Rome presents an exhibition of important sculpture by Walter De Maria. Each of the three works on view represents a major series for De Maria...

SFMOMA acquires Edward Hopper's Intermission (1963) - The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced the acquisition of Edward Hopper's Intermission (1963), one of the artist's largest and most...

Strong sales in the first days of TEFAF 2012 - TEFAF Maastricht, the most important Art and Antiquities Fair in the world, celebrates its 25th edition from March 16 - 25, 2012. Among the highlights sold in the...

Goya - Lights and Shadows, at CaixaForum Barcelona - Almost thirty-five years after the last major exhibition devoted to the Spanish master in Barcelona, 'Goya. Lights and Shadows' brings a large selection of great works...

Getty Museum acquires Watteau's "The Italian Comedians" - The J. Paul Getty Museum announced the acquisition of 'The Italian Comedians' (ca. 1720), a large oil painting attributed to Jean-Antoine Watteau...

Leonardo's 'Battle of Anghiari' may have been found - Known only through copies, Leonardo da Vinci's lost fresco of 'The Battle of Anghiari' is believed to be one of the most important works of art ever created...

NGA presents 'Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude' - The National Gallery’s exhibition 'Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude', is the first major presentation of Claude's influence on Joseph Mallord William Turner...

The still-life paintings of Willem van Aelst at the MFAH - The first-ever monographic exhibition of Dutch still-life painter Willem van Aelst (1627–1683) premieres at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), from March...

Gagosian Gallery presents new works by Georg Baselitz - In his new paintings, Baselitz has revisited provocative aspects of his own history, such as the fractured paintings of 1966, reinterpreting them with the experience...

Getty Research Institute acquires Bauhaus portfolio - The Getty Research Institute (GRI) announced the acquisition of a rare complete portfolio of fourteen prints issued by the Weimar Bauhaus in 1921. The portfolio...

Titian’s 'Diana and Callisto' acquired for the UK - The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) and the National Gallery in London have jointly acquired Titian’s 'Diana and Callisto' (1556-9) for £45 million ($72 million...

FEBRUARY 2012

Sotheby’s to auction Roy Lichtenstein’s "Sleeping Girl" - Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Contemporary Art on 9 May 2012 will feature Roy Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl from 1964 (36 x 36 in., 91.5 x 91.5 cm), estimated to sell...

MoMA presents retrospective of Cindy Sherman - This important retrospective of Cindy Sherman traces the groundbreaking artist’s career from the mid-1970s to the present, from February 26 to June 11, 2012...

NGA Australia acquires Matisse's 'Oceania, the sea' - The large canvas and silk screen work by Henri Matisse (1869–1954) now form a pair to 'Oceania, the sky', acquired by the Gallery in 1990. The NGA Australia explained...

Prado Museum presents the full study of its 'Gioconda' - The painting is on display from February 20 until 13 March 2012 in Room 49 of the Museum. Then it will travel to the Louvre in Paris for its inclusion in a temporary...

Munch’s 'The Scream' to be auctioned at Sotheby's - One of four versions of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece 'The Scream' -the only one still in private hands- will lead Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale...

Dan Flavin: Drawing, at the Morgan Library & Museum - Best known for his fluorescent light installations, Dan Flavin (1933-1996) was also an avid draftsman and collector of drawings. The self-taught artist often turned to...

Francis Bacon leads February's art market - Bacon's 'Portrait of Henrietta Moraes' sells for £21,3 million at Christie's on February 14 2012, and his 'Study from the Human Body. Figure in movement' is the most...

Edvard Munch. The Modern Eye - Schirn Kuntsthalle - The exhibition in the Schirn, which has been prepared together with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, gives the little-researched late work until 1944 special emphasis...

215 galleries take part in ARCO 2012 in Madrid - A total of 215 galleries from 29 countries will display a wide range of contemporary art to the public, with works by 3,000 artists. February 15th to 19th, Madrid...

Lee Bul: 'From Me, Belongs to You Only' - Mori Art Museum - Lee Bul was born in South Korea in 1964 and has been considered one of Asia’ s leading artists since the 1990s, when her work was shown at numerous...

Moore, Miró and Monet lead February auctions - Henry Moore's 'Reclining Figure: Festival, 1951' and Joan Miró's 'Painting-Poem' shine at Christie's Impressionist and Modern art auction, while Claude Monet's...

Antoni Tàpies passes away at 88 - Antoni Tàpies, one of the most important European artists of the last decades, has passed away on February 6th 2012 in his home on Barcelona. Antoni Tàpies was born into a...

Prado Museum releases information of its Mona Lisa - Prado Museum in Madrid announced that its copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting the Mona Lisa, the original of which is in the Louvre, was painted by a...

Van Gogh's immersion into nature shown in Philadelphia - 'Van Gogh Up Close', a major exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Canada, presents a group of the...

JANUARY 2012

Reinventing Tradition: Picasso's Drawings in Washington - Through some 60 works, Picasso's Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition presents the dazzling development of the artist as a draftsman during the first...

Felipe Cortés at Espacio Mínimo Gallery, Madrid - Espacio Mínimo Gallery presents the first solo show in Spain of Colombian artist Felipe Cortés (Bogotá, 1978). From January 24th to March 10th, 2012. The exhibition...

Tiepolo, Canaletto, Martini lead old master's auctions - Sotheby’s annual Old Masters Week auctions in New York brought $67.7 million led by Canaletto, Cranach and Martini. Christie's realizes $34,3 million highlighted...

Rembrandt’s World: Drawings from the Moore Collection - The Morgan Library and Museum presents over ninety drawings by some of the preeminent artists from the the Dutch Golden Age. January 20–April 29, 2012...

Pace Gallery presents Jean Dubuffet: the last two years - The Pace Gallery is pleased to present 'Jean Dubuffet: The Last Two Years', on view from January 20 through March 10, 2012. Nearly twenty works drawn from the...

New Frontier: American Art Enters the Louvre - The musée du Louvre, the High Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Terra Foundation for American Art have announced the launch of a...

Alfred Jensen/Sol LeWitt: Systems and Transformation - The Pace Gallery presents an exhibition juxtaposing the work of Alfred Jensen and Sol LeWitt, two artists whose bodies of work connect to the grid and are...

Simone Martini and Canaletto to shine at Sotheby's - Sotheby’s auction of Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture in New York on January 26 2012 will include an important work by Simone Martini and a Venetian...

David Smith's Cubi XXI acquired by two museums - A key work from Smith’s celebrated Cubi series (1961– 1965), 'Cubi XXI' is a gift to the Storm King Art Center and the Whitney Museum of American Art from the...

Donald Judd - Working Papers - Sprüth Magers London - Sprüth Magers London exhibits 33 drawings by Donald Judd (1928-94), created between 1963 and 1993. From January 13 to February 18, 2012. All 33 of the...

Turner in January 2012 - National Galleries of Scotland - This year's edition of the annual 'Turner in January' exhibition is highlighted by a major new acquisition, 'Rome from Monte Mario' (1820) by J.M.W. Turner...

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