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Architekturmuseum opens ‘King Ludwig II: Palaces and Factories’

The exhibition The Architecture under King Ludwig II: Palaces and Factories is the Architekturmuseum’s main contribution to the celebrations marking 150 years since the foundation of the TUM (Technische Universität München), of which it is part. For the first time, the whole spectrum of architecture undertaken under the aegis of the university’s founder, Ludwig II of Bavaria (1864–1886), is being presented in a single exhibition. Ludwig II’s very personal, visionary approach to architecture is symbolised by the world-famous, iconic palaces of Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee, but their unique reputation has eclipsed his other building commissions, which have long failed to receive the attention they deserve. This exhibition is now devoted to a comprehensive survey of the public and private building projects carried out in the Kingdom

Ortuzar Projects opens a survey of works by the Spanish artist Maruja Mallo

Ortuzar Projects presents Maruja Mallo: Paintings 1926-1952, a survey of works by the Spanish artist. This is Mallo’s first exhibition in New York since 1948, and presents a selection of works produced in both Spain and Latin America. Born in rural Galicia, Spain in 1902, Mallo moved to Madrid in 1922 to receive art training. She quickly became a central figure in the Generation of ‘27, an interdisciplinary group of the Spanish avant-garde that included Salvador Dalí, Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel. As one of few female artists associated with the group, Mallo quickly received fame for a unique and ambitious surrealism that was at once cosmopolitan and distinctly Spanish. Championed by the philosopher José Ortega y Gasset, who curated her first exhibition in 1928 at the offices of his influential journal Revista de Occidente

Eric Clapton’s Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1 for sale with H&H Classics

Rock Music Legend, Eric Clapton’s Mirabeau Blue right-hand drive 2004 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1 with 29,700 miles on the clock, will be sold by H&H Classics on October 17th at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. The great musician and car collector specified a number of options on this Ferrari which contributed to its seven-week build time from Thursday 17th June to Tuesday 27th July 2004. Adding to the Prancing Horse’s £177,500 ‘on the road’ price were: red brake callipers (£520), rear parking sensors (£575), heated front seats (£540), Scuderia enamel wing shields (£1,045), passenger airbag off system (£305), leather headlining (£275) and dedication plate in silver (£210). The London Ferrari agents, HR Owen first registered ‘RX54 BCK’ on the 8th September 2004 to Mr Eric Clapton. The dashboard of the 612 has a plaque fitted by the Factory that says Built for Eric Clapton. He plainly enjoyed

Kelvingrove Museum hosts a WWI centenary exhibition of serving soldiers artists’ work

To commemorate the centenary of World War I, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum hosts a major new temporary exhibition Brushes with War; Art from the Front Line 14-18 from 21 September 2018 to 6 January 2019. Glasgow Museums marks this significant anniversary with the European debut of a world-class exhibition of 219 original paintings and drawings by the troops who served in World War I. Following a chronological narrative Brushes with War; Art from the Front Line portrays most major battles and all aspects of the First World War. Depicted in oils, watercolours and drawings the artworks were created by frontline soldiers from numerous countries from 1914 to 1918. Most of the art presented in the exhibition is from the private collection of Joel Parkinson, owner and director of the World War History

Patrick Nagel among featured artists in Heritage Auctions’ October Illustration Art Auction

Five works by Patrick Nagel are expected to be among the most heavily pursued offerings in Heritage Auctions’ Illustration Art auction Oct. 12 in Dallas. Nagel is known for his unique interpretation of women, often depicted with black hair and red lips juxtaposed against white skin, painted in a style that descended from Art Deco. His works regularly appeared in a number of publications – he frequently contributed images to Playboy – and on album covers, the best known of which was Duran Duran’s Rio album. “Patrick Nagel was one of those artists whose style was so unique, so distinct, that his works are recognized instantly by collectors everywhere,” Heritage Auctions Senior Vice President for Fine & Decorative Arts Ed Jaster said. “He remains one of the primary reasons why Heritage has been so firmly established as the premier auction house for hard-

New exhibition marking 100 years since the death of Russia’s last Tsar opens at the Science Museum

The Science Museum opened its new exhibition The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution. Investigating the role of science in the lives and deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family, this exhibition takes visitors behind the scenes of one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. Set against a turbulent backdrop of social upheaval and war between 1900 and 1918, The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution explores the significant influence of medicine on the private lives of the imperial family during this period and the advances in medicine and forensic science over 70 years later that transformed the investigation into their sudden disappearance. Rare artefacts, including the family’s personal diaries, private possessions and jewellery found at the scene of their murder, and two Imperial Fabergé Easter Eggs presented by the Tsar to his wife just a year before the fall of the imperial house, help bring the personal lives of aut

gimhongsok returns to Japan for his first solo exhibition at Perrotin Tokyo

Perrotin Tokyo is presenting a solo exhibition by the Korean conceptual artist gimhongsok. Showcasing seven artworks, the exhibition offers an overview of the artist’s core interests and recent creations. gimhongsok returns to the Japanese capital for his first solo exhibition at Perrotin Tokyo. He is presenting three sculptures from the Inadequate (EVERY, DAY, ACTS, LIKE, LIFE) series, each a bronze work cast in the form of clustered modelling balloons. The artist continues his career-long examination of mistranslation and cultural translation. In these sculptures, the balloons remain untwisted—contrary to their typical use for making balloon animals. Instead, the balloons lean on each other in a haphazard manner, slanted or roughly parabolic, all painted black. Deception and humor are found in the textural juxtaposition between form and material, while the artist continues

Exhibition at Museum de Fundatie includes more than 150 works by Alberto Giacometti and Lynn Chadwick

Museum de Fundatie is presenting a new exhibition entitled Giacometti-Chadwick, Facing Fear, running from 22 September 2018 to 6 January 2019. The sculptures of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) and Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) are manifestations of the sense of fear and disillusionment that pervaded Europe during the Cold War period. Their work bids a final farewell to pre-war romanticism and aestheticism, and lands with both feet in the raw reality of the post-war world. While Giacometti reduced the human form to its bare essentials, Chadwick created powerful archetypal images of both people and animals. The exhibition includes more than 150 works. Never before has the work of Giacometti and Chadwick been so explicitly brought together. Their paths first crossed in 1956, when Chadwick became the youngest

Palmer Museum opens retrospective exhibition of Pennsylvania artist G. Daniel Massad’s intricate still-lifes

The Palmer Museum of Art announces the opening of A Small Radius of Light: G. Daniel Massad, A Retrospective. This major loan exhibition, featuring seventy-two works spanning five decades, is on view from September 25 through December 9. Massad has dedicated much of his career to depicting the world around him. His poetic, meticulously detailed still lifes, rendered in the medium of pastel, call to mind the work of the Old Masters. His work can be found in numerous private collections across the United States as well as in major museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, and the Palmer Museum of Art. “Dan is widely recognized as one of the most important contemporary artists working in the pastel medium,” said Palmer Director Erin Coe. “This is the first retrospective dedicated