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"The Miami Creative Movement" Launches at the Center for Visual Communication

Gallery installation image from “The Miami Creative Movement” at the Center for Visual Communication, curated by Barry Fellman (works pictured, left-to-right, by: Carlos Betancourt, John Bailly, Mira Lehr and Pablo Contriciani). Photo by Barry Fellman.

MIAMI, FLA.- The Center for Visual Communication in Wynwood presents the new exhibition “The Miami Creative Movement” curated by Barry Fellman, alongside the launch of his new photography book “Miami Creative: A Decade of Transformation,” during Miami Art Week. “The combination of this spectacular group of 15 Miami artists in the exhibition, and the new book of Barry Fellman’s photography, is the coveted ‘insider’ experience that visitors who flock to Art Basel Miami Beach love,” said Alberto Ibargüen, the President/CEO of the Knight Foundation (author of the book’s foreword). The stellar line-up of artists are: Carlos Betancourt, Edouard Duval-Carrie, Mira Lehr, Robert Thiele, John Bailly, Jacqueline Gopie, Karen Rifas, David Marsh, Paola Gracey, Asser Saint-Val, Robert McKnight, Gustavo Oviedo, Regina Jestrow, Pablo Contriciani and Kathleen Staples. “The exhibition celebrates the deep roots an ... More

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Hindman to present Eugène Atget photographs sold by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston   Two-part Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Works of Art achieves $467,121   Does Broadway need another 'Romeo and Juliet' musical? Pat Benatar says yes.

Eugéne Atget, Grand Trianon (escalier), 1905. Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.

CHICAGO, IL.- Hindman presents a rare collection of photographs by Eugène Atget, a pioneer of photography, whose documentary vision of Paris was highly influential to artists across the globe, inspiring everyone from Man Ray to Ansel Adams. Originally owned by American photographer Berenice Abbott, an early champion of Atget, these photographs were then in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York before finding their way to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This 42-lot auction on December 6 is a stunning display of Atget’s ability to capture Paris’s rapidly changing architecture and culture in the early 20th century. “The Museum is pleased to partner with Hindman on this distinguished sale of photographs by Atget, the proceeds of which will support our future photography acquisitions,” commented Malcolm Daniel, the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. “ ... More

Qing Dynasty porcelain Jue which sold for $43,750, far exceeding its $200-300 estimate.

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX.- The two-part Fine and Decorative Works of Art sale offered by Lark Mason Associates on the platform hit all the right high notes, achieving $467,121 including BP, when they closed on November 16th and 17th, respectively. With an 81% sell-through of 475 lots there were strong prices for a large group of rugs and carpets from the Collection of Barry MacLean which realized a total of $82,400; a fine quality but overlooked Qing Dynasty porcelain Jue which sold for $43,750, far exceeding its $200-300 estimate; a selection of Art Nouveau Glass from a West Coast Collector that realized $35,400 and Marine, a beautiful maritime painting by Henry Moret topped the results, fetching $78,500. “We were gratified by the overall interest in the paintings and other works of art, with bidders from the U.S., Asia, and Europe battling over the best examples,” says Lark Mason. ... More

The musicians Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo take a break during a rehearsal of “Invincible — The Musical” at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., Nov. 12, 2022. (Roger Kisby/The New York Times)

by Adam Nagourney

NEW YORK, NY.- Romeo, devastated and bereft, gazed over Juliet’s lifeless body, lying atop a table in a rehearsal studio at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts here. But rather than offer a farewell soliloquy before taking his own life, in this adaptation of the Shakespeare play, Romeo broke into song, the lyrics familiar to any rock music fan who grew up in 1980s. We belong to the light We belong to the thunder We belong to the sound of the words We’ve both fallen under. Sitting behind a table as she observed this first full rehearsal, Pat Benatar, who sang “We Belong”— a touchstone of the MTV era that reached No. 5 on the Billboard chart in 1984 — stopped taking notes and began to cry. ... More

Christine McVie, of Fleetwood Mac, is dead at 79   Brancusi photographie on view Galerie Gmurzynska Zürich   The Phillips Collection announces Jonathan P. Binstock as its New Director

Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac performs during the band's "On With The Show" tour at Madison Square Garden in New York, Oct. 6, 2014. (Chad Batka/The New York Times)

by Jim Farber

NEW YORK, NY.- Christine McVie, the singer, songwriter and keyboardist who became the biggest hitmaker for Fleetwood Mac, one of music’s most popular bands, died on Wednesday. She was 79. Her family announced her death on Facebook. The statement said she died at a hospital but did not specify its location or give the cause of death. In June, McVie told Rolling Stone that she was in “quite bad health” and that she had endured debilitating problems with her back. McVie’s commercial potency, which hit a high point in the 1970s and ’80s, was on full display on Fleetwood Mac’s “Greatest Hits” anthology, released in 1988, which sold more than 8 million copies: She either wrote or co-wrote half of its 16 tracks. Her tally doubled that of the next ... More

Constantin Brancusi, Mlle Pogany, vue de trois-quarts, 1920, vintage silver gelatin print. All images courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska.

ZURICH.- Galerie Gmurzynska Zürich is presenting a luminous group of Constantin Brancusi’s (1876- 1957) original photography. Among this exhibition of 18 vintage silver gelatin prints count his most iconic sculptures as well as still lifes and a portrait. This is the first commercial exhibition of Brancusi’s photography in German-speaking Switzerland in nearly forty years since the landmark solo museum shows of his photography at Kunsthaus Zürich in 1977 and Fotostiftung Schweiz in 1987. The exhibition fortuitously coincides with a dedicated room of Brancusi’s photography coming to Kunsthaus Zürich in November 2022 as part of the museum’s presentation of the collection of the influential former director and scholar Erika Billeter. Brancusi used photography throughout his working life as a tool for creating and refining his sculptures and as standalone works of art. However, he initially ... More

Dr. Jonathan P. Binstock, photo by J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester.

WASHINGTON, DC.- The Phillips Collection announced the appointment of Dr. Jonathan P. Binstock as its new Vradenburg Director and CEO. Dr. Binstock will begin his appointment on March 1, 2023, following eight years as the Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director of the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) of the University of Rochester in New York. Binstock will succeed Dr. Dorothy Kosinski, who is stepping down after 15 years of distinguished leadership and advancement. Prior to Memorial Art Gallery, Binstock served as the Senior Vice President for Modern and Contemporary Art in the Art Advisory & Finance group of Citi Private Bank. He was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, from 2000-07, and Assistant Curator at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia from 1998-2000. During his tenure in Rochester, Binstock led an expansion and diversification of the museum’s permanent collection, ... More

The Whitney opens the first major U.S. museum survey of Puerto Rican art in nearly fifty years   Alexander & Bonin presents portraits by John Ahearn, Rigoberto Torres and Dalton Paula   New Contemporaries 2022 returns to the South London Gallery with a rich diversity of voices and approaches

Armig Santos, Yellow Flowers, 2022. Oil on linen, 84 × 72 in. (213.4 × 182.9 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy the artist.

NEW YORK, NY.- The Whitney Museum of American Art’s exhibition no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria brings together over fifty works by an intergenerational group of twenty artists from Puerto Rico and the diaspora whose art has responded to the transformation brought on by Hurricane Maria—a high-end category four storm that hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. Organized to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the storm, the exhibition is defined by the larger context in which the devastation was exacerbated by historic events that preceded and followed this defining moment. The first scholarly survey of contemporary Puerto Rican art presented by a major U.S. museum in nearly half a century, the exhibition is organized by Marcela Guerrero, Jennifer Rubio Associate Curator, with Angelica Arbelaez, Rubio Butterfield Family ... More

John Ahearn, Nico Stepping Out 1, 2022. Acrylic and cloth on plaster, 32 x 26 x 6 1/2 in/81.3 x 66 x 16.5 cm.

NEW YORK, NY.- Portraits is on view at Alexander and Bonin through December 16. John Ahearn, Rigoberto Torres and Dalton Paula have realized portraits which portray the people in the communities in which they have lived and worked. Dalton Paula’s portraits of figures in the black community close to his home in Goiâna are paired with histories of 18th and 19th Afro-Brazilians who were never visually depicted in their lifetime. John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres are exhibiting cast plaster sculptures of residents of the South Bronx. Paula’s work has been exhibited in the São Paulo Biennial (2016), the New Museum Triennial, New York (2018), “Histόrias Afro-Atlãnticas” Museo de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles County Museum of Art and his installation, Rota do algodão is currently on view at the Pinacoteca de São Paulo. John Ahearn was a founding ... More

Leily Moghtader Mojdehi, Backseat snacking - cream puffs and cheese puffs, 2021 (detail).

LONDON.- New Contemporaries returns to the South London Gallery for the fifth consecutive year with Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022. This year’s exhibition features 47 of the UK’s most exciting artists emerging from art schools and alternative peer-to-peer learning programmes. The 2022 cohort were selected by internationally renowned artists James Richards, Veronica Ryan and Zadie Xa from an open call submission of over 1,500 entries. Veronica Ryan, New Contemporaries 2022 selector said, “It’s really important for emerging artists to get an early sense of how their ongoing practice will develop. New Contemporaries provides a really good way for artists to get a sense of the wider world, of what happens once you leave art school, of their contemporaries and of different colleges and alternate ways of thinking.” Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2022 are: Lou Baker, Ashton Blyth, ... More

Shannon Abloh is ready to talk   Kelly Sidley appointed Head of Photographs Bonhams New York   First institutional solo exhibition of Paula Rego in Germany on view at Kestner Gesellschaft

Shannon Abloh, widow of designer Virgil Abloh, at the Mercer Hotel in New York, Nov. 7, 2022. In her first interview, Abloh’s widow steps out of the shadows and takes charge. (Lelanie Foster/The New York Times)

by Vanessa Friedman

NEW YORK, NY.- In early November, a few weeks before the first anniversary of the death of her husband, Virgil Abloh — founder of Off-White, menswear designer of Louis Vuitton, Nike collaborator, artist, all-around design polymath and master of quotation marks — Shannon Abloh flew from Chicago to New York to accept an award on his behalf. The award was being bestowed by the Council of Fashion Designers of America during a gala evening, and though Virgil Abloh had been nominated often during his lifetime and had always put on his tux and gone to the ceremony, Shannon Abloh had not. She had stayed at home with their two young children and dogs, just as she had stayed in the background when her husband went to the Met Gala ... More

Previously, Kelly was at Sotheby’s New York, where she was Specialist and Head of Sale for its Photographs department. Photo: Bonhams.

NEW YORK, NY.- Kelly Sidley joined Bonhams as Head of the Photographs department based in New York in November 2022. In her role at Bonhams, Kelly will look to build a diverse schedule of both live and online auctions in 2023 with particular emphasis on enlarging its offering of contemporary photography. She will advise institutions, private collectors, and estates to execute their goals from thoughtfully growing their photography collections to strategically streamlining their holdings. Previously, Kelly was at Sotheby’s New York, where she was Specialist and Head of Sale for its Photographs department. In that role, Kelly executed the department’s New York-based auctions while also completing a robust volume of insurance, fair market value, and estate appraisals each year. From 2006 to 2019, she held curatorial and educational positions at The Museum of Modern Art, ... More

HANNOVER.- The highlight of the new season at the Kestner Gesellschaft is the exhibition Paula Rego. There and Back Again – by one of the most important and recognized artists of our time, the Portuguese-British artist Paula Rego (1935-2022). Almost the entire house is dedicated to this first, lovingly curated solo exhibition of Paula Rego in Germany: with more than 80 works (paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, costumes) from European museums and galleries, including the Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the Victoria Miro Gallery in London, as well as the museum Gulbenkian in Lisbon. Co-curated by British author and art critic Alistair Hicks and the director of the Kestner Gesellschaft, Adam Budak, and designed by Portuguese-French architect Didier Fiúza Faustino, the exhibition Paula Rego. There and Back Again is conceived as an opera about human existence, staged in several acts. At its epicenter is Rego's monumental ... More

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Almine Rech opens George Rouy's first solo show with the gallery
PARIS.- Almine Rech is presenting George Rouy's first solo show with the gallery, on view from November 26 to December 22, 2022. Recent theories suggest that our gut – commonly thought of as merely a collection of unsavoury organs – may function as a regulator of our emotions, alongside the brain. In every language, however, many idioms express conflict or discomfort: “a knot in your stomach”, “gut-wrenching”, and “gnawed from the inside” … George Rouy has portrayed such images in his paintings for many years. The belly not only affects our psyche but also is the origin of childbirth, where creation takes place. Rouy is eager to reaffirm this, loud and clear: in his mind, to paint is to give birth. The artwork thus takes on the same eminently intimate character as the body itself. The painting is revealed like an experience told, a state of health and consciousness in a particular moment. ... More

MK&G messe 2022: Aino Nebel wins Justus Brinckmann award
HAMBURG.- As part of the opening of this year's MK&G messe, the renowned Justus Brinckmann Award was given to the Rheinsberg-based ceramist Aino Nebel yesterday evening. The award annually honours an outstanding personality of contemporary arts and crafts and is endowed with 7,500 euros. The jury's statement was: "Aino Nebel is a ceramic artist with international appeal. Her work represents a unique combination of master craftsmanship and poetic artistry. She fires her vessels in a wood fire and creates unique pieces with extraordinary surfaces and colours. Her ceramics seem to come from another world, full of magic and primeval charm. She lifts her ceramic art into a new sphere with the play of conscious coincidence and artistic intention." The jury also decided to award the New Generation Award to the jewellery designer Jiun-You Ou, who lives in Vienna and Taiwan. ... More

Workplace opens an exhibition of works by London-based artist Rosa-Johan Uddo
LONDON.- Workplace is presenting its first solo exhibition by multidisciplinary London-based artist Rosa-Johan Uddoh, which follows her acclaimed institutional debut Practice Makes Perfect at Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea and Bluecoat in Liverpool (2021), and the recent publication of her homonymous first book. For Star Power Uddoh continues her investigation of Black representation in history and popular culture. Through a series of new collages, an interactive installation and a fifty-five minute long film, the artist discusses what it means to make history and to be excluded from it, and the impact this has on one’s self-esteem and personal development. The works in Star Power are populated by a multitude of figures that oscillate between being symbolic representations of historical and religious characters and real people with lived experiences. It is at this threshold that Uddoh’s ... More

'Drum Listens to Heart': Images, words and sculptures, bound by a beat
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The curator Anthony Huberman was already toying with the idea of an exhibition about percussion when, in 2020, people in cities around the world started banging pots and pans outside their windows. This nightly ritual, meant as a gesture of support for health care workers during the pandemic, poignantly confirmed something, for Huberman, about percussion in all its forms: It can mark a protest as well as a celebration, communal cohesion as well as individual dissent. Soon after, people across the nation were beating drums at demonstrations against police violence toward Black people. His plans for the exhibition quickly swelled in scope and urgency. “Percussion reaches far beyond the drum,” Huberman wrote in his exhibition guide. “Drum Listens to Heart” is the title of Huberman’s ambitious, three-part exhibition at the California College of the Arts Wattis ... More

Hagege and Molesworth-style furniture led Moran's Art of the American West auction
LOS ANGELES, CA.- John Moran Auctioneer’s presented their Art of the American West sale at 10:00am PST on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. This auction, having over 300 lots, featured numerous collections, including property from The Estate of George David Sturges, Melinda Wayne Munoz, alongside estate property from Utah, Arizona, California, and beyond. Leading the sale were works by Logan Maxwell Hagege, a New West Furniture Co. Molesworth-Style sofa from the Gregory Sierra Collection, and a cigar store Native American figure in the style of Samuel Robb, circa 1890-1910. Lot 3069 presented the Logan Maxwell Hagege work, Dry Air from 2012. Hagege is a Los Angeles based contemporary artist with a modern western style. His paintings are known to depart from strict realism where his work draws strength and where his vision is fed by a mix of nature and imagination. ... More

New art exhibit creates a 'spectacle' in the Garment District
NEW YORK, NY.- The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, featuring a collection of eight vibrant paintings titled Spectacles by artist Dunja Messer-Jourdain. Located inside the Kaufman Arcade building on 139 W 35th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through February 4, 2023. Spectacles is a part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations throughout the year and over 17 years it has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances. “With shimmering glitter and electrifying colors, Dunja’s paintings are both mesmerizing and deeply moving,” said Barbara A. Blair, president of the Garment District Alliance. “By putting viewers at the center of her creative process, Dunja enables them to see the world through her eyes. We are thrilled to present Spectacles ... More

Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle among animation highlights in Fine Autographs and Artifacts auction
BOSTON, MASS.- RR Auction's December Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale brings over 1,000 items to the auction block.  A special animation section features production cels from a number of Disney classics, plus concept paintings by legendary artists Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle. Highlights include; a Mary Blair concept painting of Alice and Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. The original artwork shows the surprised Alice climbing the Cheshire Cat's tree on a moonlit night in the Tulgey Wood; the purple cat grins menacingly while holding his head above his body. Stunningly rendered in shades of purple, blue, and black, the scene is a superb example of Blair's artistic style—the dark composition aptly captures the Cheshire Cat's mischievous nature and Alice's astonishment at seeing him. A stunning, well-composed panoramic painting featuring Blair's stylish interpretation of two of Disney's ... More

Mitchell Fine Art opens an exhibition of Aboriginal and Contemporary artworks
BRISBANE.- An exhibition of hard edge painters is the final show for 2022 at Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley Brisbane. Showing from 29th November ‘Edge’ presents the artworks of Sydney artists Annalisa Ferraris and Maximillian Daniels, and Central Australian Indigenous artist Kudditji Kngwarreye. Their paintings are interpretations of an artform that combines hard edged geometric compositions, the use of intense colour palettes and a fearless approach to colour field painting. The apparent simplicity of these artworks disguises the research, contemplation and thought behind the artist’s practice. Annalisa Ferraris’ artworks are minimalist compositions designed to evoke a sense of place or consciousness and are not intended to be a depiction of a specific location. Her intention is to elicit a feeling, a memory, an emotion. A conjuring of either memories ... More

Miles McEnery Gallery now representing Jim Isermann
NEW YORK, NY.- Jim Isermann (b. 1955, Kenosha,WI) received his Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A longtime resident of Palm Springs, Isermann is known for his artistic practice that spans an array of media over nearly four decades. Situated at the intersection of fine art, mid-century design, and decorative craft, Isermann’s work is acutely attentive to pattern, color theory, and geometry. Moreover, Isermann’s art has been crucial to the elevation of design and the Arts and Craft movement as disciplines holding the same powerful and critical capacity of painting and sculpture. Isermann’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Camden Arts Center, London, United Kingdom; Corvi-Mora, London, United Kingdom; Deitch Projects, New York, NY; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; ... More

Solo exhibition of works by Jan Fabre opens at The Gaburro Gallery
MILAN.- The Gaburro Gallery in Via Cerva 25, Milan, presents a solo exhibition of works by Jan Fabre (b. 1958, Antwerp), one of the foremost contemporary artists. The event runs from 2 December 2022 to 12 February 2023. Entitled La saggezza del Belgio (The Wisdom of Belgium) and curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, the exhibition includes about thirty small-format drawings from the Folklore Sexuel Belge and Mer du Nord Sexuelle Belge series, together with ten sculptures, which are being shown for the first time in Italy. In these works, Jan Fabre questions Belgian identity, sexuality and sensuality, which he examines through the visual lens of surrealism, a feature of his work and indeed of all Belgian art. Jan Fabre, who in this case clearly refers to himself as “Le Bon Artiste Belge”, shows a series of works that aim to reveal a national Belgian identity that is by no means unambiguous, ... More

Unseen work by Modern British artist Mark Gertler emerges from private collection after 100 years
GLOUCESTERSHIRE.- Chorley’s auctioneers will offer a publicly unseen, never before exhibited work by the great British artist Mark Gertler (1891-1939). The work, titled Still Life with Earthenware Vessel and Blue Ewer has been in the private collection of esteemed art connoisseur, Lt Colonel Murray “Victor” Burrow Hill, DSO, MC (1887-1986) for over 100 years. It is believed Victor may have acquired the work directly from the artist in the same year it was painted, which was during Gertler’s stay with fellow artists in France in 1922. It will be offered in a sale titled Fine Paintings, including the Victor Hill Collection of Modern British Art at Chorley’s auctioneers on December 5, 2022. Commenting on the work, Chorley’s Director Thomas Jenner-Fust says: “We are delighted to be able to offer this previously unseen work by Mark Gertler, a unique and talented artist. ... More

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On a day like today, French painter Georges Seurat was born
December 02, 1859. Georges-Pierre Seurat (2 December 1859 - 29 March 1891) was a French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman. He is noted for his innovative use of drawing media and for devising the painting techniques known as chromoluminarism and pointillism. Seurat's artistic personality was compounded of qualities which are usually supposed to be opposed and incompatible: on the one hand, his extreme and delicate sensibility; on the other, a passion for logical abstraction and an almost mathematical precision of mind. In this image: Georges Seurat, 1859-1891, Au Divan japonais, Conté crayon and gouache on paper. Executed circa 1887-88, 750 000-1 000 000 €. Sold : 4 992 750 €. World record for a drawing by Seurat. Second highest price ever achieved for a work by Seurat at auction. Highest price for a work of art at auction in Paris in 2008. © Sotheby’s/ Art Digital Studio.

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