Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

11:21 pm

American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life

American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life

Now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life collects images from the revolution to WWII that reflect changing standards of American art as well as explore the times of their creation. The exhibition…

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Albert Oehlen, Art Edition

Albert Oehlen, Art Edition

The New Yorker has called Albert Oehlen, “the most resourceful abstract painter alive.” Taschen’s Albert Oehlen, Art Edition covers the full span of the artists career. He was born in Krefield, Germany in 1954, and entered the international art scene…

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

6:26 pm

The Moon at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Summer Night on the Rhine by Christian Eduard Bottcher, 1862

With the 40 year anniversary of man’s landing on the moon in swing, the MFA Houston celebrates visions of the moon in art. The selected pieces explore 5 centuries of fascination with the moon. Work by Old Masters and Impressionists…

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

4:13 pm

James Ensor

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An important figure in the Belgian avant-garde of the late 19th-century, James Ensor is subject of an exhibition at MOMA exploring his contributions to modernism. 120 works are presented highlighting an allegorical use of light and the artists deep interest…

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Monday, July 27th, 2009

5:34 pm

Collecting History

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Currently on view at MOCA, Los Angeles, Collecting History highlights recent additions to the museums collections. Many of the works are up for the first time, while others have been featured in recent exhibitions. Over the last few decades the…

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

8:35 pm

Eldred’s Marine Auction

Eldred’s Marine Auction

On Thursday, July 23, 2009, Eldred’s Auction Gallery (in East Dennis, MA) hosts its annual Marine auction. Also included a selected pieces of Chinese Export. Among the highlights is a selection of ephemera from the S.S. President Harrison of the…

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

6:34 pm

20th-Century British Art at Christies

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97 lots went up this afternoon (GMT) of 20th-Century British Art at Christies. Pieces by David Hockney, Ruskin Spear, and Sir Noel Coward were among the works on offer. Though the sale has now finished, it is well worth going…

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Thursday, June 25th, 2009

4:26 pm

Futurism at Tate Modern

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It has been a century since Marinetti (a not so excellent Italian poet) kick started the Futurist movement with the publication of the Futurist Manifesto. Expressing dynamism and rapid change, Futurism struck a cord with artists coming to terms with…

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

2:28 pm

Jeff Koons on Channel 4

Jeff Koons on Channel 4

Ahead of the July 2 opening of his first major showing in England, taking place at the Serpentine Gallery in London, Jeff Koons entertained the Channel 4 news crew. Focus is on the Popeye series of paintings and sculpture, giving…

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

8:23 pm

Classified: Contemporary Art

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Tate Britain’s newer acquisitions are presented in Classified: Contemporary Art. Included are works by Jake and Dinos Champman and Damien Hirst. Hirst’s Pharmacy (1992) has been installed for the first time, allowing visitors a great chance to become immersed fully…

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