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Kunsthaus Zürich receives permanent loans from Walter A. Bechtler Foundation

17 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Kunsthaus Zürich has received 23 works of contemporary art on permanent loan from the Walter A. Bechtler Foundation. Five of the works are now on display: room-sized installations by Liam Gillick and Fischli/Weiss, and three sculptures by Rebecca Warren. Show More Summary

Vibrant, Contemporary Art Deco Jewels

With its bright colors, bold geometric patterns and lavish ornamentation, Art Deco is one of the most iconic visual arts design eras. It flourished from approximately the 1920s to 1935 all over the world, appearing on everything from buildings and cars to appliances and interiors. Examples of Art Deco design [...]

Sum of the Arts

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

Est. amount (in US$) collectors spent at contemporary, modern, postwar, and Impressionist art auction in first 6 mo. of 2015 = 3,700,000,000

Exhibition of Isa Genzken's 'Basic Research' paintings opens at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Isa Genzken is one of the most important and influential artists of the last forty years. Since the early 1970s, Genzken has developed an extraordinary practice as evidenced through museum shows such as her recent retrospective at MoMA, New York in 2014. Show More Summary

Fernando Botero above Giacometti and Renoir at Koller Auctions' sales this week

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

At this week?s auctions, Koller was able to sell numerous highlights to international collectors. Good results were achieved for top lots in the areas of PostWar & Contemporary, Impressionist and Swiss Art. There were experienced private Art collectors present for approved artists as well as brand new pieces. Show More Summary

Russian Militants Blow Up Contemporary Art Installation in Ukraine

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

The cosmetic symbol of Donetsk's regeneration was blown up this month by Russian separatists who have, since last spring, been waging a war that's once again reduced parts of the city to rubble.

Sotheby’s Cleaners and Porters Protest Outside London Contemporary Art Sale

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

Last night in London, a group of Sotheby's cleaners and porters protested outside the auction house, demanding that it implement the London Living Wage.

The Contemporary appoints new executive director

On the heels of their free admission news, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) has appointed Veronica Kessenich as the gallery’s new executive director. Kessenich has been a staple in Atlanta arts community and part of the Contemporary team for two years. Show More Summary

Breaking news: ACAC executive director Julie Delliqanti resigns.

Less than a year since assuming her position as executive director of the Atlanta Center for Contemporary Art Center, Julie Delliquanti is stepping down. Her

Sotheby’s Just Had Its Biggest Ever Sale Of Contemporary Art

“Warhol’s ‘One Dollar Bill (Silver Certificate)’ fetched £20.9m, smashing its pre-sale estimate of £13-18m. This was Warhol’s first such work of a dollar, painted by hand in 1962. A bidding frenzy powered Lucien Freud’s 2002 work ‘Four Eggs on a Plate’, which was originally a gift to the late Duchess of Devonshire, to sell for […]

Sotheby's achieves highest-ever total for an auction of Contemporary art in Europe

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Tonight?s sale realised £130,376,500 / $204,730,218 / ?183,870,150 - the highest total for any auction of Contemporary Art ever held at Sotheby?s London. Andy Warhol?s landmark first ?dollar? painting, hand-painted in 1962, sold for £20.9m / $32.8m / ?29.4m tonight - the highest price achieved across all auction houses this week (est. Show More Summary

Christie's First Impression sale of prints and multiples features accessible blue chip art

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The FIRST OPEN/NYC Summer edition of Post-War and Contemporary Art will present an exciting selection of approximately 350 lots estimated in the region of $4-6 million, which represent the full spectrum of Post-War and Contemporary Art. Show More Summary

"We gon be Alright..." Sound & Visuals from Kendrick Lamar + Text by Krista Thompson

'Despite the prominence of visual expression in contemporary hip-hop, many art historians, curators, and critics often frame hip-hop primarily as a musical genre or employ analytical approaches derived from the study of hip-hop's sonic iterations." -- Krista Thompson, Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice (216)

Wednesday Links: Happy Canada Day!

3 days agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_73568" align="aligncenter" width="500"] GIF by Stephanie Davidson[/caption] It’s Canada Day! Move over, ISIS. Russian militants have attacked a contemporary art center in the Ukraine and destroyed artwork by the likes of Daniel Buren. Show More Summary

Singapore Contemporary Art Show to launch in 2016

Singapore Contemporary Art Show Pte Ltd has announced the launch of a major new contemporary art fair to be held in Singapore January 21–24, 2016, at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre. Read the rest of the story at: Singapore Contemporary Art Show to launch in 2016

Adam Smythe appointed as new Bluecoat curator

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Bluecoat, Liverpool?s centre for the contemporary arts, has announced the appointment of Adam Smythe as its new curator. Adam will devise exhibitions for the gallery as part of a new team created to enhance Bluecoat?s vision to bring exciting contemporary artistic work to Liverpool. Show More Summary

Christie's London Post War and Contemporary Evening Auction achieves $150,069,359

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Christie?s Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction achieved £95,646,500 / $ 150,069,359 / ?134,287,686, with sell-through rates of 87% by lot and 88% by value. Bidders from 34 countries across three continents showed high energy for works by some of the most exciting contemporary artists alongside classics of the category. Show More Summary

Portland Art Museum announces new Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Brian Ferriso, the Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. Director of the Portland Art Museum, announces the appointment of Sara Krajewski as the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Krajewski was most...Show More Summary

Christopher Kane Will Host This Year's Serpentine Summer Party

It's amongst the UK's most anticipated art events of the year. The annual Serpentine summer party, organized by London-based contemporary art hub Serpentine Galleries. The Serpentine Galleries has named British designer Cristopher Kane as the host of this year's social event. The event which takes place this Thursday, will celebrate the 15-year anniversary [...]

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