The percentage of guaranteed contemporary works at Christie’s evening auctions increased to 52 percent in May from 44 percent in November, according to ArtTactic. Meanwhile, average prices decreased 15.8 percent.
Every other year, artists and architects from nations all over the world come together to celebrate contemporary art and design at the Venice Biennale. Nearly 100 countries take part in the exhibition, with 30 maintaining permanent pavilions in the Giardini park. Show More Summary
The National Gallery of Art has acquired works by three contemporary female artists and a Chicago outsider artist using funds from the museum’s Collectors Committee and other donors. Cecily Brown’s painting “Girl on a Swing,” Martha Rosler’s photomontage “Cleaning the Drapes” and Roni Horn’s cast-glass sculpture “Opposite of White, v. 2” were added to the […]
Saturday night's gala for the Museum of Contemporary Art will honor artist and board member John Baldessari, with cocktails, dinner and a performance by R&B singer Janelle Monáe at the Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo.
Alexey Kondakov takes figures from classical paintings, places them in contemporary scenes, and posts the results on Facebook. Think of cherubs riding the subway, that sort of thing. (via colossal) Tags: Alexey Kondakov art remix
The Currier Museum of Art announced the appointment of Samantha Cataldo as Assistant Curator. Cataldo?s responsibilities will include acquiring post-World War II art and curating exhibitions, including the Museum?s Contemporary Connections series. Show More Summary
The museum will move from its Hanson Place home to a new mixed-use facility on the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.
This summer Sculpture in the City returns to inflict contemporary art on public spaces in and around the Square Mile, which is run by the City of London Corporation. This is the show's 5th year (CLICK). Shown is Damien Hirst's Charity (2002-2003), a giant copy of an old charity appeal box.
Bill Gross, of Janus Capital, is not a huge fan of contemporary art. As he says in his latest investment letter, he "settled for framing some All American Rockwells neatly clipped from old Saturday Evening Post covers." But that doesn't...Show More Summary
Sculpture in the City, the dynamic yearly public art exhibition in the City of London, returns this summer with a selection of contemporary art pieces placed in and around the Square Mile. Launching on the 9th of July, the exhibition will include works from internationally renowned artists including Damien Hirst, Sigalit Landau, and Bruce Beasley. Show More Summary
A series of six works by V.S. Gaitonde, one of India?s most important modern artists, will be offered at Bonhams Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art sale on June 11th in London. The six ink on paper drawings (estimated between £20,000-35,000...Show More Summary
Koller dedicates its June auctions to Modern, Contemporary and Swiss Art. Top lots in the auction will include "La famille du pêcheur" by Marc Chagall, the important Symbolist composition "Urkraft" by Ferdinand Hodler, three paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and the impressive portrait "Mother and Child" by Fernando Botero. Show More Summary
The other day, I happened to mention to a woman I’d just met, a respected former contemporary art gallerist, that I was taking my two daughters to the David Zwirner Gallery so they could have a turn stickering Yayoi Kusama’s The Obliteration Room with cheerfully bright polka dots. “Oh, I... More »
Images courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Every single day for the past six years, painter Rob Pruitt has taken 15 minutes to craft a tricolor portrait of President Obama on a different 2' x 2' panel. The expansive collection...Show More Summary
Unbreakable Toys looks back at the last seven years of Mabi Revuelta?s artistic research, which is structured around three main themes: language, play and art education. This exploration stems from the book Abeceda (?alphabet? in Czech),...Show More Summary
DETROIT — Entering the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit for Rob Pruitt’s new exhibition, the viewer is enticed immediately by a meticulous grid of President Obama–themed, patriotic-colored paintings.
After a decade of coming to the Cannes film festival, I was invited to my first "gala", one sponsored by Horyou, a family-run umbrella organization that gives visibility and funding to over 70 NGOs. I must admit I accepted the invitation...Show More Summary
The San Diego Museum of Art welcomes an exhibition from acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist Pan Gongkai, on view through February 2016. The exhibition includes six stunning new paintings, created specifically for The San Diego Museum of Art from the artist?s studio in Beijing. Show More Summary
Iman Issa (Cairo, 1979) uses non-physical material in her work, relying on fiction while exacerbating the tension between objects and the words, names and adjectives used to describe them. In the words of the art critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie: ?In one sense, Issa?s work is about radical subtraction. Show More Summary
Sotheby?s announces its Beijing Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art Spring Sale to take place on 2 June 2015 at China World Summit Wing. The sale will bring to the market nearly 90 artworks available for preview from 31 May to 2 June 2015. Show More Summary