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DECEMBER 2013

Two paintings by Van Gogh donated to Museums - Rachel Lambert Mellon, widow of Paul Mellon, has donated Vincent van Gogh's 'Green Wheat Fields, Auvers' to the National Gallery, Washington. In addition, 'Head of...

Impressionism from the Clark at MFA Houston - International tour of 'The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute' is on view at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston...

Giorgio Vasari's 'Last Supper' reemerges after 50 years - Vasari’s 'Last Supper' has not been seen by the public since it was damaged in 1966 and separated into five pieces. Now the five panels are joined together...

Bacon's 'Three Studies of Lucian Freud' in Portland - The Portland Art Museum continues the 'Masterworks / Portland' series with the presentation of 'Three Studies of Lucian Freud' by Francis Bacon, on view...

Prado presents room displaying Várez Fisa donation - Prado Museum in Madrid presents the 'Sala Várez Fisa', a new room displaying Spanish artworks from 1200 to 1550 donated by the Várez Fisa Family...

The American West in Bronze - Metropolitan Museum - Through some 65 bronze sculptures by 28 artists, 'The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925', explores the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation...

Raw Truth: Auerbach meets Rembrandt at Rijksmuseum - Six paintings by Frank Auerbach go on show in dialogue with works by Rembrandt in the Gallery of Honour at the Rijksmuseum under the title 'Rembrandt...

Sorolla and America - Meadows Museum, Dallas - The Meadows Museum co-organizes 'Sorolla and America', the first retrospective of work by Spanish Impressionist Joaquín Sorolla to focus on the impact the artist had...

Kazimir Malevich. Before and after the Square - Exhibition in the Russian Museum is devoted to the two stages of creative path of Kazimir Malevich - before and after the creation of the 'Black Square' painting. 5 December to...

Hopper's 'East Wind over Weehawken' fetches $40,5 million - 'East Wind Over Weehawken' by Edward Hopper was the star lot of Christie’s sale of American Art on December 5 2013. The work, coming from the...

Norman Rockwell's 'Saying Grace' sells for $46 million - Sotheby’s American Art auction on 4 December 2013 concluded with an exceptional total of $83,915,500. Norman Rockwell’s masterpiece 'Saying Grace' set a new...

Art Basel 2013 in Miami Beach - In 2013 the 12th edition of Art Basel show in Miami Beach features 258 leading international galleries, drawn from 31 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa...

Christie's to sell the Rothschild Prayerbook - Christie’s Renaissance sale in January 2014 will include “The Rothschild Prayerbook,” a magnificent masterpiece of Renaissance art and one of the most important...

NOVEMBER 2013

Turner and the Sea at the National Maritime Museum - 'Turner and the Sea' at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, is the first full-scale examination of J.M.W Turner’s lifelong fascination with the sea. 22 November...

Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents 'Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic', the first monographic presentation of Alexander...

NGA Washington buys Gerrit van Honthorst's 'Concert' - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, has announced the acquisition of "The Concert", a 1623 masterpiece by Dutch painter Gerrit van Honthorst (1592–1656)...

Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process - Dallas Museum - The Dallas Museum of Art presents Hopper Drawing: A Painter’s Process, the first major museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and working process of...

Gods and Heroes: European Drawings at Getty Museum - "Gods and Heroes: European Drawings of Classical Mythology", on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, explores the pictorial representation of myths that...

Temporary export bar on Van Dyck's 'Self-portrait' - A self-portrait by Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), one of his finest works from his time in the UK, has had a temporary export bar placed on it to provide a last...

Warhol's 'Silver Car Crash' sells for $105M at Sotheby's - Andy Warhol's 'Silver Car Crash' was sold for $105,445,000 at Sotheby's Contemporary Art evening sale on November 13, 2013, smashing the previous...

Record-breaking Bacon at Christie's record-breaking sale - Christie's Post-War and Contemporary sale achieved $691.5 million, highest total in auction history. Bacon's 'Three Studies of Lucian Freud' realized $142,405,000,...

Art and Appetite - Art Institute of Chicago - The Art Institute of Chicago invites visitors to feast their eyes on the rich tradition of food in American art with the major exhibition 'Art and Appetite: American Painting...

Giacometti highlights modern art auctions - Alberto Giacometti was the star of the Impressionist and Modern art auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's in New York, November 2013. 'Grande tête mince' realized $50 million...

David Hockney: Yorkshire Landscape Videos at LACMA - 'David Hockney: Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos, 2011' - LACMA presents first u.s. presentation of David Hockney’s new video work. November 3, 2013...

Rashid Johnson: The Gathering - Hauser & Wirth Zürich - Hauser & Wirth announces Rashid Johnson's first solo exhibition in Switzerland, 'The Gathering', comprising over a dozen new works including sculpture, painting...

OCTOBER 2013

El Greco’s 'Disrobing of Christ' displayed at the Prado - El Greco’s 'The Disrobing of Christ', which was one of the first commissions the artist received in Toledo following his arrival from Italy, will be temporarily...

Albrecht Dürer - special exhibition at Städel Museum - 'Albrecht Dürer: his Art in context' - From 23 October 2013 to 2 February 2014, the Städel Museum hosts Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) –presumably the most important...

American Landscape Painting at Grand Rapids - Exhibition at Grand Rapids Art Museum features 48 paintings from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, spanning Romanticism of the early 1800s to...

Zeng Fanzhi retrospective - Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris - The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris presents the first French retrospective of Chinese painter Zeng Fanzhi from 18 October 2013 to 16 February...

Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde - The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents 'Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde', the largest survey in twenty years devoted to the work of the Russian...

Paul Klee: Making Visible - Tate Modern - Paul Klee's intense and intricate work is the subject of a major new exhibition at Tate Modern from 16 October 2013 to 9 March 2014, the UK’s first large-scale Klee exhibition...

Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900 - The National Gallery of London presents the UK’s first major exhibition devoted to the portrait in Vienna - 'Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900'. 9 October 2013...

Bacon’s 'Three Studies of Lucian Freud' at Christie's - On November 12 2013 Christie’s New York will offer Francis Bacon’s 'Three Studies of Lucian Freud', one of the most important and iconic paintings by the...

Kahlo / Rivera: Art in Fusion - Musée de l’Orangerie - Musée de l’Orangerie presents 'Frida Kahlo / Diego Rivera: Art in Fusion', with exceptional loans from the Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico. 9 October 2013 - 13...

Surrealism and the Dream - at Thyssen Museum - Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents the first monographic exhibition on Surrealism and the dream, featuring 163 works by the great Surrealist masters like Dalí...

Sotheby's to auction Warhol's 'Silver Car Crash' - On 13 November 2013 Sotheby’s will present 'Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)' by Andy Warhol, an important painting estimated to achieve in excess of $60 million...

Warhol's 'Coca Cola', Richter's 'Abstraktes' at Christie's - Christie's will offer 'Coca-Cola (3)', one of the most famous Pop Art masterworks by Andy Warhol, as well as Gerhard Richter’s 'Abstraktes Bild (809-1)'...

Avant-gardes of Fin-de-Siècle - Guggenheim Venice - Peggy Guggenheim Collection hosts 'The Avant-gardes of Fin-de-Siècle Paris: Signac, Bonnard, Redon, and their Contemporaries', exhibiting about 100 paintings....

SEPTEMBER 2013

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary - MoMA - MoMA presents 'Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938', the first exhibition to focus exclusively on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte....

Major survey of Australian art at Royal Academy of Arts - The most significant survey of Australian art ever mounted in the UK, 'Australia' spans more than 200 years from 1800 to the present day and features 146 artists...

Masterpieces by Norman Rockwell at Sotheby's - Sotheby’s announced that its American Art auction in New York on 4 December will offer a great selection of paintings by Norman Rockwell -including his masterpiece...

Georges Braque retrospective at Grand Palais Paris - The Grand Palais in Paris is hosting an ambitious retrospective of Georges Braque (1882-1963), one of the twentieth century's major artists. 18 September 2013 to...

Léger’s 'The Village' donated to Metropolitan Museum - After promising his collection of 78 Cubist works of art, Leonard A. Lauder has added another masterpiece, Léger’s 'The Village', to the Metropolitan Museum...

Masterworks of the Avant-Garde at Sotheby's - 'Futur! Masterworks of the Avant-Garde': Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Sale in New York on 6 November 2013 will open with a private collection of seminal...

David d’Angers: Making Modern Monument at the Frick - 'David d’Angers: Making the Modern Monument' unites medals, portrait busts, bas-reliefs, and statuettes by French sculptor Pierre-Jean David d’Angers (1788–1856)...

Christie's to offer the Krugier Collection - Christie’s presents 'A Dialogue Through Art: Works from The Jan Krugier Collection', a two-part auction featuring important works by Kandinsky, Picasso, Giacometti and Miró...

Sotheby’s at Chatsworth: A Selling Exhibition - 2013 - This year’s 'Beyond Limits' exhibition at historic Chatsworth House in Derbyshire features a spectacular selection of more than 20 monumental sculptures from...

Christie’s to sell Jeff Koons’ "Balloon Dog (Orange)" - On November 12th 2013, Christie’s will offer Jeff Koons’s 'Balloon Dog (Orange)', described as one of the most recognizable images in today’s canon of art history...

Van Gogh Museum discovers new painting by Van Gogh - The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has discovered a new painting by Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890): 'Sunset at Montmajour' (1888). Axel Rüger, Director of...

Amon Carter Museum acquires masterpiece by Sargent - The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announced the acquisition of 'Edwin Booth', a major, full-length painting by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)...

Brazilian Street Art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt - In conjunction with Brazil’s guest appearance at Frankfurt Book Fair, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt is presenting the multifaceted world of Brazilian graffiti art for the...

Fernando Botero: It Is All About Volume - Galerie Gmurzynska presents 'It Is All About Volume', a major exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by the internationally renowned modern master, Fernando Botero...

PAFA to sell Hopper's 'East Wind over Weehawken' - The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will sell Edward Hopper's 'East Wind over Weehawken' (1934) to create a new endowment for the purchase...

AUGUST 2013

Martin Eder - The Collective Unconscious - 'The Collective Unconscious': Hauser and Wirth is pleased to present Martin Eder’s first exhibition in Zurich. 31 August – 19 October 2013. In the gallery, a gigantic object...

Recently acquired work by Hopper at Crystal Bridges - Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art debuts 'Blackwell’s Island', an important and recently acquired work by American Modernist painter Edward Hopper...

George Bellows and the American Experience - CMA - The Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) celebrates one of the city’s best loved native sons with 'George Bellows and the American Experience', on view August 23...

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen - new acquisitions - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has been able to expand its Rotterdam City Collection with the work of three internationally famous Rotterdam artists...

Portraits by Julia Margaret Cameron at the Met - Portraits by Julia Margaret Cameron, one of photography's early masters, on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from August 19, 2013 to January 5...

American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe - MoMA New York - The Museum of Modern Art announces American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe, a survey of works from the first half of the 20th Century by more than 50 artists...

Rembrandt the Etcher at Museum of Fine Arts Boston - The Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) presents the exhibition 'Rembrandt the Etcher: The Dialogue of Darkness and Light', showcasing Rembrandt's...

Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism - The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA), is proud to present 'Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections', the...

Masterworks from Detroit Institute of Arts could be sold - Detroit's bankruptcy has raised fears that masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection -including paintings by Rembrandt, Van Gogh or...

Design Motifs in Byzantine Art - Metropolitan Museum - Fifteen medieval textiles, textile fragments, and articles of apparel are featured in the installation 'Design Motifs in Byzantine Art', on view at the Metropolitan...

Rembrandt's ‘Saskia van Uylenburgh’ visits Amsterdam - The Amsterdam Museum exhibits Rembrandt's portrait of Saskia van Uylenburgh. On loan from Washington’s National Gallery of Art, the work will appear...

Kitasono Katue: Surrealist Poet - exhibition at LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents the first U.S. exhibition of Japanese artist Kitasono Katue (Japan, 1902–1978). August 3–December 1, 2013...

JULY 2013

NGA Washington acquires artworks in several mediums - At its recent meeting in May 2013, the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, approved an impressive array of new acquisitions...

The Poetry of Paper - J. Paul Getty Museum - Exhibition at the Getty Museum explores concept of negative space in drawings by Rembrandt, Fragonard, Seurat, and many others. When looking at drawings, one generally...

Carol Bove: The Equinox - MoMA New York - The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) presents 'The Equinox', an arrangement of seven sculptures by the Swiss-born American artist Carol Bove. The ensemble, created specifically...

Old Masters acquisitions for two European Museums - Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has acquired an important pre-Eyckian Triptych, while a 14th-century painting by Pietro Lorenzetti has been bought for Ferens...

Important stolen paintings believed burned in Romania - Paintings by Picasso, Monet, Matisse and others -stolen from the Kunsthal Rotterdam in one of the most important art-thefts in recent times- are believed...

Hippie Chic - A Revolution in Fashion - MFA Boston - Taking visitors back in time to 1967 through 1972, 'Hippie Chic' showcases the colorful and fun spirit of “hippie” style that informed the beautifully made garments...

Luba Masterworks at the LACMA - 'Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa' is the first exhibition to inaugurate LACMA’s new African art gallery and related educational programming...

Pre-raphaelite masterpieces under the hammer - Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones's masterful 'Love among the Ruins' achieved £14,85 million at Christie's, while Sotheby's announced the sale of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's...

Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910–1940. Royal Academy - 'Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910 – 1940', examines the intense thirty year period of artistic creativity that took place in Mexico at the beginning of the twentieth...

Roy Lichtenstein retrospective - Centre Pompidou - Through an exceptional selection of over a hundred important works, the Centre Pompidou in Paris presents the first complete retrospective of Roy Lichtenstein...

Rijksmuseum acquires masterwork by Mostaert - Rijksmuseum has acquired 'Landscape with an Episode from the Conquest of America' (c. 1535), a masterpiece by Jan Mostaert and the earliest known panel with...

El Greco and Canaletto higlight old masters auctions - El Greco's 'Saint Dominic in prayer' was the star at Sotheby's £35m / $53.1m / €41.3m auction in London, while Canaletto's 'El Molo, Venice' outshined Poussin and...

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity in Chicago - After Showing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Breaking Records at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, the exhibition 'Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity'...

JUNE 2013

Vermeer and Music at the National Gallery, London - The exhibition 'Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure' explores the concept of music as one the most popular motifs in Dutch painting. National Gallery...

Basquiat, Bacon led contemporary art sales in London - Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francis Bacon were the stars at the contemporary art auctions in London, June 2013. Basquiat’s 'Untitled' fetched £18,75 million at...

Collecting Gauguin: Samuel Courtauld in the '20s - This summer exhibition presents the complete collection of works by Paul Gauguin in the collection of the Courtauld Gallery, together with the loan of two important...

Riotous Baroque - From Cattelan to Zurbarán - Guggenheim Bilbao - Co- organized by the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Kunsthaus Zürich, the exhibition 'Riotous Baroque. From Cattelan to Zurbarán – Tributes to..

Monet, Kandinsky lead auctions in London, June 2013 - Claude Monet's 'Le Palais Contarini' fetched £19,7 million ($30,5 million) at Sotheby's, and Wassily Kandinsky's 'Studie zu Improvisation 3' was sold for £13,5 million...

Emil Nolde. Splendor of Colors. Museum Frieder Burda - "Emil Nolde. The Splendor of Colors" is the name of the large-scale summer exhibition that is being mounted at the Museum Frieder Burda from June 15 to October...

Still life by Jan van Huysum acquired for Scotland - A Dutch flower painting by Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) has been acquired for the nation by the National Galleries of Scotland through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme...

Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History - The exhibition 'Winslow Homer: Making Art, Making History' explores the artist’s career with a special focus on his role in chronicling scenes of American life. Sterling...

Ed Ruscha - L.A. Apartments - at Kunstmuseum Basel - The exhibition 'Ed Ruscha - Los Angeles Apartments' at Kunstmuseum Basel presents photographs, photo books and drawings by the American artist Ed Ruscha...

Art Basel's 44th edition in Basel. June 13 - 16, 2013 - This year, 304 leading international galleries present 11 decades of work, ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary. While...

Monet to lead Sotheby's London auction, June 2013 - Sotheby's London Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 19th June 2013 will be led by an important view of Venice by Claude Monet, "Le Palais Contarini"...

Camille Pissarro - exhibition at the Thyssen Museum - The Museo Thyssen‐Bornemisza presents the first monographic exhibition in Spain on the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (1830‐1903). 4 June to 15 September...

Kandinsky to lead Christie's London sale, June 2013 - Wassily Kandinsky’s Expressionist masterpiece 'Studie zu Improvisation 3', 1909 (estimate: £12-16 million) will be the highlight of Christie's Impressionist and...

Ancient Greek boxer on loan to Metropolitan Museum - 'Boxer at Rest' -a famous ancient Greek sculpture created between the late fourth and the second century B.C.- is on loan to Metropolitan Museum from...

MAY 2013

James Turrell: A Retrospective - LACMA 2013 - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents James Turrell: A Retrospective, the first major U.S. survey of Los Angeles-native James Turrell since 1985. May 26...

The Civil War and American Art - Metropolitan Museum - The major loan exhibition 'The Civil War and American Art', on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 27 to September 2, 2013, considers how American...

Hopper Drawing - Whitney Museum, New York - The Whitney Museum celebnrates Edward Hopper’s achievements as a draftsman in the first major museum exhibition to focus on the artist’s drawings and working...

Constable’s 'Salisbury Cathedral' saved for the UK - John Constable’s 'Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows' (1831) has been secured for the British public for the special price of £23.1 million with tax concessions...

Jean-Michel Basquiat at Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong - Gagosian Gallery presents the first exhibition in Hong Kong of paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat. May 21 - August 10, 2013. Born to a Haitian father and a...

Takesada Matsutani: A Matrix - Hauser & Wirth London - Hauser & Wirth presents ‘Takesada Matsutani. A Matrix’, the gallery’s first solo show with Osaka-born, Paris-based artist, Takesada Matsutani. From 18 May...

Warhol’s 'Four Marilyns' sells for $38,25 million at Phillips - Warhol’s Pop Art masterpiece, 'Four Marilyns', 1962, the marquee lot of Phillips's Contemporary Art Evening auction on May 16th 2013, sold for an exceptional...

Christie’s Contemporary Art sale achieves $495 million - Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art evening sale achieved a staggering $495,021,500 (£326,714,190 / €386,116,770), highest total on auction history...

Barnett Newman, Gerhard Richter lead Sotheby's sale - Barnett Newman's 'Onement VI' and Gerhard Richter's 'Domplatz, Mailand' were the highlights of Sotheby's $293,6 million contemporary art auction...

Monet’s Garden at the National Gallery of Victoria - 'Monet’s Garden: The Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris' features more than sixty works devoted to Claude Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny. National Gallery of Victoria...

Getty Museum aquires works by Rembrandt, Canaletto - The J. Paul Getty Museum announced the acquisition of 'Rembrandt Laughing', about 1628, by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn and 'The Grand Canal in Venice from...

Cézanne leads Impressionist and Modern Art auctions - Paul Cézanne's 'Les pommes' ($41,6 million) topped Sotheby's $230 million sale. Chaïm Soutine's 'Le petit pâtissier' was sold for $18 million (auction record for the...

British Museum’s Cyrus Cylinder at MFAH Houston - 'The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning' is on display at the MFAH from May 3 to June 14, 2013. The tour is supported by the Iran Heritage Foundation...

Phillips to auction Andy Warhol’s 'Four Marilyns', 1962 - Phillips will present Andy Warhol’s masterpiece, Four Marilyns, 1962 in the spring Contemporary Art Evening auction on Thursday, 16 May 2013...

Jean-Michel Basquiat: "Man made" at Sotheby's - From 2 May through 9 June 2013, Sotheby’s S|2 private sales galleries host a selling exhibition of works by the Brooklyn-born painter Jean-Michel Basquiat....

Van Gogh Museum reopens with 'Van Gogh at work' - The anniversary exhibition Van Gogh at work, with which the renovated Van Gogh Museum reopens on 1 May 2013, shows how in ten years’ time Van Gogh developed...

APRIL 2013

Salvador Dalí retrospective at Reina Sofía Madrid - The Museo Reina Sofía presents a major exhibition dedicated to Salvador Dalí, one of the most comprehensive shows yet held on the artist from Ampurdán...

Urs Fischer retrospective at MOCA Los Angeles - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) presents the first comprehensive museum retrospective of works by the internationally acclaimed Swiss-born...

Basquiat, Pollock, Lichtenstein to lead Christie's auction - On May 15 2013, Christie's Evening Auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art will include masterpieces by Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and...

Michelangelo: Drawings from Casa Buonarroti in Boston - 'Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti': The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), presents 25 drawings by Michelangelo...

Richter, Bacon to lead Sotheby's Contemporary Art sale - 'Study for a Portrait of P.L.' by Francis Bacon and 'Domplatz, Mailand' by Gerhard Richter will be the highlights of Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening...

Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store - MoMA - "Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store" explores the beginnings of Oldenburg’s extraordinary career with an extensive and in-depth look at his artistic production...

The Getty Museum presents 'In Focus: Ed Ruscha' - 'In Focus: Ed Ruscha', on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, at the Getty Center, April 9–September 29, 2013, offers a concentrated look at Ruscha’s deep engagement...

Rijksmuseum opens after a ten year transformation - After ten years of rebuilding, renovation and restoration, the new Rijksmuseum opens on 13 April 2013. Never before has a Dutch national museum undergone...

Lauder donates $1billion collection of cubist art to Metropolitan - Leonard A. Lauder has pledged to give the Metropolitan Museum his collection of 78 works by Picasso, Braque, Gris, and Léger, which stands as...

Cézanne and Modigliani to lead Sotheby's auction - Seminal paintings by Paul Cézanne and Amedeo Modigliani from the collection of Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt will lead Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening...

Photography and the American Civil War at the Metropolitan - The exhibition 'Photography and the American Civil War' brings together more than 200 of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American...

Old Masters to Monet - Mississippi Museum of Art - The Mississippi Museum of Art presents 'Old Masters to Monet: Three Centuries of French Painting' from the Wadsworth Atheneum, on view from March 23 through...

Christie's to sell Edward Hopper's 'Blackwell’s Island' - Christie’s New York will offer 'Blackwell’s Island' -a magnificent and large-scale painting by Edward Hopper- in its May 23rd, 2013, American Art sale. The work...

MARCH 2013

Life and death, Pompeii & Herculaneum - British Museum - The British Museum presents a major exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the first ever held on these important cities at the...

Steve Cohen buys Picasso's 'Le Rêve' for $155 million - According to several sources, American hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen has bought Pablo Picasso’s “Le Reve” for $155 million from casino tycoon...

Derain's portrait of Matisse's wife at Christie's - A magnificent portrait by André Derain titled 'Madame Matisse au kimono' will highlight the Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art at Christie's on May 8 in...

Pollock's 'The Blue Unconscious' to be sold at Sotheby's - On 14 May 2013 Sotheby’s New York will present The Blue Unconscious by Jackson Pollock as a major highlight of the Contemporary Art Evening Sale...

Hyperrealism 1967-2012 / Thyssen Museum, Madrid - In the late 1960s the USA saw the emergence of a new trend in painting that focused on the realistic representation of scenes and objects from everyday...

L’Art en guerre. France, 1938-1947, Guggenheim Bilbao - On view at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 'L’Art en guerre. France, 1938-1947: From Picasso to Dubuffet' reveals how art was used to respond to the dramatic...

George Bellows (1882-1925): Modern American Life - 'George Bellows (1882-1925): Modern American Life' at the Royal Academy of Arts is the first retrospective of works by American realist painter George Bellows to...

Magnificent Works of Art at TEFAF Maastricht 2013 - The 2013 edition of TEFAF Maastricht -arguably the mosts important art fair in the world- presents a magnificent range of rare works of art, from a spectacular...

California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960 - The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) presents 'California Scene Paintings from 1930 to 1960', on view at the museum from March 10, 2013 to July 28, 2013...

Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light - MoMA New York - The Museum of Modern Art presents 'Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light', a major critical reevaluation of the heralded career of Bill Brandt (British, b. Germany, 1904-83) from...

Wadsworth Atheneum shows five works by Caravaggio - 'Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy': exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art traces Caravaggio's tremendous influence on seventeenth...

Project Space: Ruins in Reverse - Tate Modern - 'Project Space' brings together six emerging and recently established international artists whose work explores archaeology, fiction and reality. Tate Modern...

Last Works. Manet to Kippenberger - Schirn Kunsthalle - The exhibition is dedicated to outstanding works and groups of works that artists produced in the very last phase of their creative career and which, each in its very...

20th Century Chinese Art at Sotheby’s, April 2013 - Zao Wou-Ki’s '10.03.83' and Wang Yidong’s 'Teasing the Newlyweds' will highlight Sotheby’s Hong Kong 20th Century Chinese Art Sale on 6th April 2013...

FEBRUARY 2013

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity in New York - 'Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a revealing look at the role of fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their...

Picasso Black and White - Museum of Fine Arts Houston - "Picasso Black and White", the first major exhibition to focus on the artist’s lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette throughout his career, is presented at...

Pre-Raphaelite Art and Design - NGA Washington - On view from February 17 through May 19, 2013, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 'Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848–1900' is the first...

Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901 - Courtauld Gallery - This exhibition tells the remarkable story of Pablo Picasso’s breakthrough year as an artist – 1901. Courtauld Gallery, London, 14 February to 26 May 2013...

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera - High Museum of Art - Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is the sole U.S. venue for 'Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting,' a major exhibition of work by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera...

ARCOmadrid focuses on the international market - International participation in the fair rises to 66%, the highest for several years, with 133 foreign galleries. A total of 201 galleries from 27 countries and more...

Contemporary art auctions in London - February 2013 - Christie's and Sotheby's sales of contemporary art in London totalled more than £155 million. Strong prices were achieved for works by Francis Bacon, Gerhard...

Turner from the Tate – The Making of a Master - The Art Gallery of South Australia hosts 'Turner from the Tate – The Making of a Master', the first major Australian exhibition of the work of iconic British artist J.M.W. Turner...

Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch - The exhibition explores the remarkably fresh and spontaneous oil sketches of Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900). At the National Gallery, London, from February...

Modigliani shines at Christie's London, February 2013 - Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in London on 6 February 2013 realized £136,462,100/ $213,426,725/ €157,340,801, highlighted by...

Picasso leads Sotheby's London auction, February 2013 - Pablo Picasso's 'Femme assise près d’une fenêtre' fetched £28,6 million at Sotheby's London Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on February 5, 2013...

Impressionism & open-air painting. Corot to Van Gogh - The exhibition analyses the origins and growth of open‐air painting among the Impressionist painters. At the Thyssen Museum, Madrid, from February 5 to...

January 2013 Old Masters Auctions - Report - Old Masters auctions at Sotheby's and Christie's achieved strong prices for works by Fra Bartolommeo, Botticelli and Pompeo Batoni. However, top lots by Bronzino and...

JANUARY 2013

Philippe Vandenberg - Hauser & Wirth London - Hauser & Wirth presents 'Philippe Vandenberg. Selected Works', the gallery's first exhibition of Vandenberg's paintings and the artist's first solo show in the UK...

Manet: Portraying Life - Royal Academy of Arts - The Royal Academy of Arts presents the first major exhibition in the UK to showcase Édouard Manet’s portraiture, examining the relationship between Manet’s portrait...

MFAH announces agreement with Al-Sabah Collection - Sixty examples of Islamic masterworks from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, will be on loan in Houston to initiate a long-term exchange of objects, staff and...

Wolfgang Laib - 'Pollen from Hazelnut' at the MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art presents Pollen from Hazelnut, a pollen field by the artist Wolfgang Laib, in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium from January...

Matta: Fictions at the Museum Frieder Burda - The Museum Frieder Burda presents about 30 large-scale works by Chilean-born artist Roberto Matta in a focused retrospective. From January 19 until June 2, 2013...

Picasso's portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter at Sotheby's - Sotheby's London Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on Tuesday 5th February 2013 will be led by a monumental 1932 portrait of Picasso’s ‘golden muse’...

Modigliani to lead Christie's sale - Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in London on 6 February 2013 is expected to realize a total of £67,4 million - £99,7 million. The auction is led by Amedeo Modigliani's...

Modern Women at PAFA: From Cassatt to O’Keeffe - The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents Modern Women at PAFA: From Cassatt to O’Keeffe, on view January 12 through September 1, 2013...

Bacon, Richter, Basquiat to highlight Sotheby's auction - Sotheby's auction of contemporary art in London comprises 56 lots and is estimated to realise in excess of £63 million. The sale will include works by many...

David Hockney's Egyptian vision for sale at Christie's - In February 2013 Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art department will offer for sale Great Pyramid at Giza with Broken Head from Thebes (1963). The work...

Exhibition of rare Islamic art at Bonhams - Bonhams celebrates the start of 2013 with the unveiling of Scotland's largest private collection of pre-Islamic and Islamic art, which has never been seen in public before. At Bonhams...

Masterpieces from Van Gogh Museum at TEFAF 2013 - A group of 15 drawings from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will be one of the highlights of TEFAF Maastricht from 15 to 24 March 2013. The European Fine Art Fair...

Turner in January: the Vaughan Bequest - NGA Scotland - In keeping with a century-old tradition, New Year’s Day at the Scottish National Gallery will be marked by the opening of the annual exhibition of watercolours...

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