The Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism reveals the discerning eye and commitment of Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947), one of the greatest art patrons of the 20th century. Created in close associations with his wife Elizabeth, the collction of this textile manufacturer with distant French origins, was largely assembled between 1923 and 1929, and compromises an exceptional group of French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. This presentation of the collection, the first in Paris since the Musée de l’Orangerie exhibition in 1955, gathers some 110 paintings and works on paper, including a group of ten watercolours by J.M.W Turner acquired by Samuel’s brother, Stephen. The exhibition is introduced by Manet’s iconic work A Bar at the Folies-Bergère. It is organized around large groups dedicated to Cézanne, the collector’s favourite artist – Montagne Sainte-Victoire
Look! Up on the stage! It’s a show with good intentions (and a “Dear Evan Hansen”-like setup) that can’t rise above its cartoonish plot.
In the latest episode of “Star Trek: Discovery,” we finally get some answers for what Spock has been up to this whole time.
The San Antonio Museum of Art announced today that it has hired Lucia Abramovich as the Museum’s new Associate Curator of Latin American Art, following the completion of an international search. Abramovich brings to the Museum extensive curatorial, research, and community engagement experience, including at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection of Harvard University, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. “The San Antonio Museum of Art’s commitment to the presentation of Latin American Art spans almost 40 years. Lucia Abramovich will step into a role defined for all American institutions by the dedication and brilliance of Marion Oettinger, Jr., whose leadership and dedication defined the field as we presently know it,” said Kelso Director Katherine Crawford
A powerful multisensory installation of sculpture and sound by American contemporary artist, poet and activist Vanessa German is on view at the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia Feb. 22 through July 7, 2019. The major work, which combines figures without their heads, heads without their bodies, found objects and ephemera, grapples with some of the most profound challenges of contemporary life, including violence, loss and inequity, particularly in communities of color and for the LGBTQ community. Entitled sometimes. we. cannot. be. with. our. bodies., the installation was originally presented at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2017. It was organized for the Fralin by Matthew McLendon, the Museum’s J. Sanford Miller Family director. German has described the installation as “a dimensional living reckoning. the living reckoning
ROSEGALLERY is presenting Hay Tiempo, an exhibition of photographs by Graciela Iturbide. The exhibition opened the 26th of February and will be on view until the 20th of April, 2019. Hay Tiempo is in on view alongside the landmark exhibition ‘Graciela Iturbide: Mexico’ at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Graciela Iturbide, celebrated as one of Mexico’s most prolific and distinguished photographers, observes with patience and exhibits her world with beauty, serenity and dignity. Born into a conservative family in Mexico City, Iturbide decided to create her own path, leaving a traditional domestic life to pursue the arts. During her studies in cinematography at the Universidad Nacional Autonama de Mexico, she became the achichinle (the assistant) to Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the distinguished Mexican photographer who later became a lifelong
A bronze cast of one of Rodin’s most famous sculptures, L’Age d’airain (The Age of Bronze), sold for £260,750 at Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art Sale in London today (28 February). It had an estimate of £100,000-150,000. Conceived between 1875-1877, L’ Age d’airain caused great controversy when it was first shown. The figure was so intensely realistic that critics initially refused to believe Rodin had not simply made a cast of his model. The version of L’ Age d’airain in the sale was cast between 1935-1945 by the Alexis Rudier Foundry in Paris and had resided in a private collection for generations. Bonhams Global Head of Impressionist and Modern Art, India Phillips, said, “This was a beautifully rendered version of a crucially important work in Rodin’s career – the piece that brought him to public attention and secured for him the commission for La
Sean Kelly announced that Kelly Cahn has joined the gallery as Director, Private Sales. Kelly will oversee the gallery’s private client and secondary market sales, building on existing relationships, and cultivating new client engagement and opportunities. She has worked in art advisory since 2006, including eleven years at The Heller Group, where she was a Partner and the Head of Research and Gallery Outreach. Kelly has worked on behalf of significant collections focused on contemporary, modern, and impressionist art. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Tulane University and a Master’s degree in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and the History of the Art Market from Christie’s Education. Sean Kelly says of her appointment, “We are delighted that Kelly, who we have known for a number of years and has such a distinguished career working
Christie’s France announced the sale of the collection of one of the most prestigious and influential decorators of the 20th century, Serge Royaux (1924-2016). Nearly 400 lots gathered over several decades by this passionate decorator will be offered on April 17th including drawings, furniture, decorative arts as well as some of his own creations. Jean-Louis Gaillemin, Art Historian: “Proponent of a modern classicism, re-discoverer of Art Deco, scenographer of public collections (Lehmann halls at the Metropolitan, Rijksmuseum, Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris), Serge Royaux also had a "sense of the Palace" as André Malraux said of him: as demonstrated by his work at the Trianon for General De Gaulle. He also knew how to highlight the collections of his private clients, in always very architectural settings. Ranked among the top 100 decorators by Architectural