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TOTAH opens an exhibition of works by Saul Steinberg

TOTAH presents untitled, an exhibition of works by Saul Steinberg (1914-1999). This is the first solo exhibition for the artist at the gallery. A key figure in American art during the postwar era, Saul Steinberg was an explorer of a changing artistic and social landscape. He became notorious in popular culture with his illustrative covers for the New Yorker, where he was a contributor for more than 50 years. Beyond this, the art he made throughout his lifetime was philosophical and poetic, as well as painterly. Refusing to kowtow to formalist norms, he crafted a rich visual idiom that eschewed conventional categories and radiated a wistful humor. In untitled, the ink on paper drawing The Killer (1966) showcases the ease with which Steinberg communicates a metaphysical theme rooted in comedy. Literalizing the activity of thought, the drawing uses

TOTAH opens an exhibition of works by Saul Steinberg

TOTAH presents untitled, an exhibition of works by Saul Steinberg (1914-1999). This is the first solo exhibition for the artist at the gallery. A key figure in American art during the postwar era, Saul Steinberg was an explorer of a changing artistic and social landscape. He became notorious in popular culture with his illustrative covers for the New Yorker, where he was a contributor for more than 50 years. Beyond this, the art he made throughout his lifetime was philosophical and poetic, as well as painterly. Refusing to kowtow to formalist norms, he crafted a rich visual idiom that eschewed conventional categories and radiated a wistful humor. In untitled, the ink on paper drawing The Killer (1966) showcases the ease with which Steinberg communicates a metaphysical theme rooted in comedy. Literalizing the activity of thought, the drawing uses

Lennon, Weinberg opens exhibition of works by Richard Kalina

Future Perfect, the current exhibition of Richard Kalina is different than any of his previous shows with Lennon, Weinberg since 1992. He has set aside his signature process of collaging cut and painted sections of paper over linen, and has turned his attention entirely to oil painting. The new paintings follow from a framework that defined his 2016 show here, in which musings on modernist architecture were realized in a series that included both collaged paintings and oil paintings. Those oils of silhouetted shapes were followed by an intermediate body of work in which the boundaries of the shapes were penetrated by patterns of bands, circles and grids. Register and The Day Before Tomorrow are the titles of the two new series in this show, encompassing eight paintings and two watercolors. As Kalina describes them: The recent

Lennon, Weinberg opens exhibition of works by Richard Kalina

Future Perfect, the current exhibition of Richard Kalina is different than any of his previous shows with Lennon, Weinberg since 1992. He has set aside his signature process of collaging cut and painted sections of paper over linen, and has turned his attention entirely to oil painting. The new paintings follow from a framework that defined his 2016 show here, in which musings on modernist architecture were realized in a series that included both collaged paintings and oil paintings. Those oils of silhouetted shapes were followed by an intermediate body of work in which the boundaries of the shapes were penetrated by patterns of bands, circles and grids. Register and The Day Before Tomorrow are the titles of the two new series in this show, encompassing eight paintings and two watercolors. As Kalina describes them: The recent

Spectacular jade green ‘Alicante’ glass vase by René Lalique makes auction record at Bonhams

A jade green ‘Alicante’ glass vase, designed in 1927, sold for an impressive £43,750 at Bonhams Knightsbridge yesterday (20 February). Doubling its initial estimate of £20,000-30,000, the vase made an auction record for the model. The sale of the large private collection of masterpieces by glassmaker René Lalique, assembled during the past 20 years, made a total of £570,638. Also in the sale; a 'Sauterelles' Vase, designed in 1913, sold for £22,500 (estimate: £4,000-6,000), and a ‘Grande Boule Lierre’ vase (1923) made £20,000 (estimate: £18,000-22,000). Bonhams Department Director of 20th Century Decorative Arts, Mark Oliver, commented "This is a landmark sale for Bonhams and we are delighted that the Alicante vase made an auction record. The high prices achieved for our sale show the sustained demand that René Lalique’s

Spectacular jade green ‘Alicante’ glass vase by René Lalique makes auction record at Bonhams

A jade green ‘Alicante’ glass vase, designed in 1927, sold for an impressive £43,750 at Bonhams Knightsbridge yesterday (20 February). Doubling its initial estimate of £20,000-30,000, the vase made an auction record for the model. The sale of the large private collection of masterpieces by glassmaker René Lalique, assembled during the past 20 years, made a total of £570,638. Also in the sale; a 'Sauterelles' Vase, designed in 1913, sold for £22,500 (estimate: £4,000-6,000), and a ‘Grande Boule Lierre’ vase (1923) made £20,000 (estimate: £18,000-22,000). Bonhams Department Director of 20th Century Decorative Arts, Mark Oliver, commented "This is a landmark sale for Bonhams and we are delighted that the Alicante vase made an auction record. The high prices achieved for our sale show the sustained demand that René Lalique’s

Die Neue Sammlung releases app that allows visitors to listen to the sounds of various exhibits

The sounds of designer objects are often as characteristic as their shape. For this reason, from February 21, 2019 onwards visitors will be able to listen to the sounds of various exhibits at Die Neue Sammlung using a new “Sound of Design” Web app. The spectrum of sounds ranges from the ringing of old telephone sets to the specific engine sounds of iconic autos to the clicking of typewriter keys. Thanks to the app, the sounds are now part of the multimedia exhibition experience Die Neue Sammlung offers visitors and bring the otherwise museum-bound objects back to life. At present, the app includes 49 exhibits from the current show, and there are up to five different sounds for each. Visitors can compile their favorites in a playlist and also download all the sounds free of charge for private use. The Web app itself doesn’t need to be downloaded

Die Neue Sammlung releases app that allows visitors to listen to the sounds of various exhibits

The sounds of designer objects are often as characteristic as their shape. For this reason, from February 21, 2019 onwards visitors will be able to listen to the sounds of various exhibits at Die Neue Sammlung using a new “Sound of Design” Web app. The spectrum of sounds ranges from the ringing of old telephone sets to the specific engine sounds of iconic autos to the clicking of typewriter keys. Thanks to the app, the sounds are now part of the multimedia exhibition experience Die Neue Sammlung offers visitors and bring the otherwise museum-bound objects back to life. At present, the app includes 49 exhibits from the current show, and there are up to five different sounds for each. Visitors can compile their favorites in a playlist and also download all the sounds free of charge for private use. The Web app itself doesn’t need to be downloaded

Multimedia masterpiece, Different Trains, shown at the Toledo Museum of Art

An important reminder of one of the greatest tragedies in human history, Different Trains, a large-scale video installation spanning nearly 25 feet, occupies the Toledo Museum of Art’s Canaday Galley from Feb. 9 to May 5, 2019. The profoundly moving work about the Holocaust is both historically important and aesthetically impressive. The 29-minute film runs on a continuous loop and features the 1988 musical score by American composter Steve Reich, recorded by the Kronos Quartet and visually reinterpreted by Spanish filmmaker Beatriz Caravaggio. “This is part of the Museum’s effort to expand our collection’s new media offerings,” said Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook, director of curatorial affairs. “This acquisition also aligns with TMA’s philosophy of collecting singular masterpieces. Different Trains is enthralling in every aspect – cinematography,