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6th edition of the Outsider Art Fair Paris opens with strong sales at new venue

Last week, the Outsider Art Fair celebrated the 6th Anniversary of its edition in Paris. A VIP Early Access Preview was held at the fair's new location, Atelier Richelieu, 60 Rue de Richelieu, with a strong turnout that included an array of enthusiasts from the art, culture, fashion, and entertainment milieu including: Cyril Aouizerate, Sophie Calle, Michael Cohen, Martine Courtault, Matali Crasset, Bruno Decharme, Stéphanie des Horst, Philippe di Méo, Anne Marie Dubois, Michèle Lamy, Alain Le Henry, Camille Miceli, Marika Moisseeff, Sandra Mulliez, Marc-Olivier Wahler, Diane Pernet, Sydney Picasso and Sandrine Quétie, among others. “Day one of the Paris Outsider Art Fair was by far one of the best starts to any art fair I have participated in. By the close of the day, I had placed over half of the works in my booth and met many new collectors, which is the biggest hope

‘Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason’ brings six immersive installations to the San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art is presenting Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason, an exhibition creating psychologically charged environments that address humanitarian issues in several immersive installations. On view Oct. 20, 2018 through Feb. 24, 2019, the exhibition touches on several major themes, including global terrorism, freedom of speech, abuse of power and the future of artificial intelligence. Tim Shaw, a celebrated Northern Irish sculptor, is known for his large-scale multi-sensory installations that create dialogue around controversial topics. The six installations featured in this exhibition are based on extraordinary personal experiences throughout the artist’s life, but the topics are universal and timeless. Mother, The Air Is Blue, The Air Is Dangerous recreates a childhood memory of a bombing in a Belfast café during Bloody Friday

Nye & Company’s Estate Treasures Auction will feature 491 lots of fine and decorative arts

Nearly 500 lots of fine and decorative arts in a wide range of categories will come up for bid at Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Estate Treasures Auction on Tuesday, October 30th, online and in Nye & Company’s gallery at 20 Beach Street in Bloomfield. Offered will be quality antiques and collectibles, mostly pulled from prominent estates and collections. Highlights include several private Connecticut collections of English and American furniture; items out of a New York City estate, to include art glass and sculptures; merchandise from three North Shore, Long Island estates, including jewelry, fine art and furniture; Americana from a Seal Harbor, Maine collector; and Flora Danica porcelain from a private collector in Michigan. “Following a strong summer with many diverse and disparate consignments, it’s encouraging to provide

Carla Klein presents a new series of paintings depicting greenhouse interiors throughout Europe

Annet Gelink Gallery is presenting Carla Klein’s (1970) sixth solo show with the gallery. In this exhibition Klein presents a new series of paintings depicting greenhouse interiors throughout Europe. In her oeuvre Klein likes to focus on the artificial ‘worlds within the world’ such as swimming pools, airports, subway stations and now greenhouses. The large-scale and panoramic canvasses invite the viewer to step into an atmosphere, as if you are passing through the scenery yourself. Based on photographs taken and developed by her, the paintings show settings that seem familiar, but also feel deserted and impersonal. Compared to photography, painting is a slow medium that asks for a different kind of attention. Through painting Klein researches the experience of the captured image, exploring the relationship between reality and its

The City of Luxembourg opens Design City LX Festival

Jointly organized by Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean and the City of Luxembourg, Design City LX Festival comes to the capital once again, from 19 October to 18 November, 2018. On the occasion of this 5th edition of the festival, a series of exhibitions, urban interventions, colloquium and meetings, presented in collaboration with the cultural institutions of the City of Luxembourg, are on public display on the theme of Me craft – You industry – We design. Craft or industry? Tradition or modernity? In 2018, Design City LX Festival explores design as a common language capable of generating a dialogue between opposites. The festival takes place throughout the city, especially in Kirchberg, to show citizens the different facets of the increased reality of "new" functions that industry and craft are providing. For this 5th edition

Exhibition explores the transformation of common objects

FreedmanArt is presenting an exhibition that explores the transformation of common objects. "Hiding in Plain Sight celebrates the artist's power to transform the ordinary. As revision becomes visionary, art becomes revelatory, and we begin to see common objects as the bearers of previously unimagined possibilities." - Carter Ratcliff Traditionally, works of art have been made of marble, bronze, or oil paint on well-prepared canvases. Modernism turned artists’ attention to fugitive materials. At a Parisian dinner party, in 1925, Alexander Calder made the figure of a chicken from a piece of bread and a hairpin. A third option is to endow a disposable object with the permanence of art—as Calder did when he converted a Ballantine beer can into Samba Rattle, circa 1948, a musical instrument complete with a wooden handle and noise-making

Eusebio Leal, Prince Amyn Aga Khan to receive World Monuments Fund Hadrian Award

World Monuments Fund will honor Prince Amyn Aga Khan, of the Aga Khan Development Network, and Dr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, historian of the city of Havana, Cuba, at the 31st annual Hadrian Gala at the Rainbow Room in New York City on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Prince Amyn Aga Khan will receive the Hadrian Award in recognition of his lifelong support of cultural heritage in all its forms. Prince Amyn holds multiple leadership roles within the Aga Khan Development Network—a group of development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, tourism, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise, and the revitalization of historic cities. Among many board and committee positions at cultural institutions around the world, Prince Amyn

Top-notch automobilia and petroliana draw big turnout of motivated buyers at Morphy’s

The serious players in automobilia and petroliana collecting canceled any existing plans once the word got out that a spectacular private collection would be headlining Morphy’s October 8 auction. “It was one of the biggest gallery turnouts for a gas and oil sale that we’ve had for years,” said Morphy’s Automobilia & Petroliana division head John Mihovetz. “The attraction was the collection of more than 400 lots that were in 9 or 9-plus condition. There was a lot of buzz about the auction beforehand, and we sensed that bidding would be strong.” Several new records were set during the 747-lot sale, which grossed over $2.1 million. All prices quoted here include a 20% buyer’s premium, per Morphy’s pre-stated terms. Collectors tipped their hats to the envy-stirring porcelain gas sign that led prices realized at $66,000, a new auction record for a sign of its particular type. Publicizin

First solo exhibition of paintings by Forrest Bess in the United Kingdom on view at Modern Art

Modern Art announces the first solo exhibition of paintings by Forrest Bess in the United Kingdom. Forrest Clemenger Bess was born in 1911 in Bay City, Texas, and for most of his adult years lived on a fishing camp in nearby Chinquapin Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. Frequently relegated to the peripheries of art history, both as a Texas native and a rarely understood queer man, Bess might nevertheless be re-located at the heart of American Modernism. Between 1949 and 1967 he showed six times at Betty Parsons’ New York gallery, on the same walls that debuted Barnett Newman, Richard Tuttle, Ellsworth Kelly, and other focal figures of twentieth-century abstraction. Simultaneously he engaged in correspondence with sociologists, psychotherapists, art historians, and even NASA, to communicate a series of radical medico-mystical theories he had devised