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Albion Vu's Exhibition at ARTNET with a private art dealer Donna Leatherman: A Bold Exploration of Color and Form

Albion Vu paintings have rich, vibrant color that play with light. Albion Vu is an architect, fashion designer and an abstract painter living between NYC and Martha's Vineyard.

NEW YORK, NY.- Albion Vu’s latest exhibition at ARTNET in New York City is a masterclass in the manipulation of color and form. Vu, known for his vibrant and dynamic compositions, continues to push the boundaries of contemporary art with his latest works. This exhibition, which runs from June 15 to July 30, 2024, showcases Vu’s unique ability to blend abstract expressionism with a keen sense of narrative, creating pieces that are both visually stunning and intellectually stimulating. ... More


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Blek le Rat unveils a major solo exhibition featuring new paintings and prints at Woodbury House in Mayfair   Barbara Gladstone, an art dealer with a personal touch and global reach, dies at 89   Art Institute of Chicago announces "Ellsworth Kelly: Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance"


‘War & Peace’ by Blek le Rat is at Woodbury House, 29 Sackville St, London W1S 3DX from 19.06.2024 to 31.07.2024.

LONDON.- Woodbury House announced the highly anticipated exhibition, 'War & Peace’ by Blek le Rat. Blek le Rat is often referred to as the ‘Father of stencil graffiti’and is the most celebrated urban artist to come out of France. Blek le Rat's new exhibition at Woodbury House features more than 50 new paintings and prints offering an insight into Blek's relationship with conflict, which was formed ... More
 

Barbara Gladstone, an art dealer with an eye for spotting talent and a knack for nurturing it, in New York, Sept. 14, 2012.

NEW YORK, NY.- Barbara Gladstone, an art dealer whose eye for spotting talent and knack for nurturing it helped her to build one of the largest and most influential contemporary art galleries in New York, died Sunday in Paris. She was 89. Her gallery said her death, in a hospital, was caused by an ischemic event, whose symptoms are similar to those of a stroke. Gladstone, who was ... More
 

Ellsworth Kelly. Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance VII, 1951. Glenstone Museum, Potomac, Maryland. ©️ Ellsworth Kelly Foundation.

CHICAGO, IL.- The Art Institute of Chicago announced Ellsworth Kelly: Spectrum Colors Arranged by Chance on view June 22 through September 9, 2024. This focused exhibition of ten works is the first time that the complete series, created between 1951 and 1953, will be on view, allowing visitors to experience the power of these works together. Using chance operations and a modular ... More



Stonehenge is sprayed with orange powder in climate protest   Phoenix Art Museum receives major gift to expand dedicated fashion galleries   Donald Sutherland, shape-shifting movie star, dies at 88


Stonehenge, the still-mysterious circle of stones and burial mounds just outside Salisbury, England, on June 15, 2015. (Andrew Testa/The New York Times)

NEW YORK, NY.- Two climate activists were arrested in England after they sprayed an orange powder on the monoliths at Stonehenge in what they said was an attempt to bring attention to the climate impact of fossil fuels. The attack on the prehistoric site came Wednesday as the stones would draw the attention of people marking the arrival of the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The organization that oversees the Stonehenge prehistoric site ... More
 

(Left to right) Bill Blass, Coat and Belt, 1960s. Cotton and patent leather. Gift of Joyce Harrison; Bonnie Cashin, Tangerine suede hot pants, 1973. Suede. Gift of Mr. Philip Stills; Greatcoat, 1960s. Suede. Gift of Barbara D. Shear; Diane von Fürstenberg, Leopard print jumpsuit, c.1977. Printed cotton knit. Gift of Mrs. Kelly Ellman.

PHOENIX, AZ.- Today, Phoenix Art Museum announced a major gift from longtime Museum supporters and former Board Trustees Kelly and Steve Ellman that enables the Museum to expand fivefold the footprint of its fashion galleries, dedicated to exhibitions that showcase the history and art of ... More
 

Donald Sutherland on the red carpet before the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, March 4, 2018. (Josh Haner/The New York Times)

NEW YORK, NY.- Donald Sutherland, whose ability to both charm and unsettle, both reassure and repulse, was amply displayed in scores of film roles as diverse as a laid-back battlefield surgeon in “M*A*S*H,” a ruthless Nazi spy in “Eye of the Needle,” a soulful father in “Ordinary People” and a strutting fascist in “1900,” died Thursday in Miami. He was 88. His son Kiefer Sutherland, the actor, announced the death on social media. CAA, the talent agency that represented Donald Sutherland, said he had died in a hospital after an unspecified “long illness.” He had a home in Miami. With his long face, droopy eyes, protruding ears and wolfish smile, the 6-foot-4 Sutherland was never anyone’s idea of a movie heartthrob. He often recalled that while growing up in eastern Canada, he once asked his mother if he was good-looking, only to be told, “No, but your face has a lot of character.” He recounted how he was once rejected for a film role by ... More


Hauser & Wirth presents "Angel Otero. That First Rain in May"   Land art in Malibu gets a second chance   National Portrait Gallery opens first historical exhibition since reopening


Neverland, 2024. Oil paint and fabric collaged on canvas, 95 5/8 x 95 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. Photo: Thomas Barratt. © Angel Otero. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Magical realism and abstraction converge in the work of artist Angel Otero, whose first Los Angeles exhibition with Hauser & Wirth is on view at the gallery’s West Hollywood location. Otero’s personal recollections of his upbringing in Puerto Rico are woven throughout a group of new paintings and sculptures in which technical innovation becomes the means for conveying ... More
 

Lita Albuquerque creates her “Malibu Line,” a reconceived work of land art, with vibrant blue powder in Malibu, Calif., on June 13, 2024. (Chantal Anderson/The New York Times)

MALIBU, CALIF.- Lita Albuquerque made a strange sort of painting in 1978 that changed her course as an artist. An abstract painter at the time, she had felt the urge to get out of her studio and work directly on the land where she lived, an artists colony on the bluffs of Malibu. She dug a narrow, shallow, 41-foot-long trench running perpendicular to the Pacific Ocean and poured powdered ultramarine ... More
 

Anne of Cleves (c.1860-62) by Edgar Degas after Hans Holbein the Younger. Photo © Christie's Images / Bridgeman Images. Private Collection.

LONDON.- Six Lives: The Stories of Henry VIII’s Queens is the first major exhibition to place its focus on the women who married the infamous Tudor king. Reuniting items that would have last been seen together when in possession of the queens themselves, Six Lives includes items that have never been on public display, and a 16th century portrait once thought lost. Exploring agency, influence and cultural impact both in life ... More


FAMM, the first private museum in Europe dedicated to female artists, opens its doors in Mougins   Gaza's historic heart, now in ruins   The Schirn presents two new works by Selma Selman in a major solo exhibition


Christian Levett in front of Grace Hartigan's Two Women, 1954.

MOUGINS.- FAMM (Female Artists of the Mougins Museum) will unveil to the public from 21st June onwards, over a hundred works created by more than 80 female artists from around the world. The four floors of the former MACM (Mougins Museum of Classic Art), located in the heart of the historic village of Mougins since 2011, will now house a breathtaking array of A+ artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and ... More
 

A view of the Great Omari Mosque and the surrounding fields, taken by Francis Frith circa 1862. (Francis Frith/Library of Congress via The New York Times)

NEW YORK, NY.- Perhaps no structure so exemplified the rich, interwoven history of the Gaza Strip as the Great Omari Mosque, believed by many to be the oldest in the territory. As empires waned, religious buildings on the site — first pagan, then Christian and Muslim — were destroyed or repurposed. The mosque was rebuilt many times, surviving not only as a beloved center for Islamic faith and learning, but also as a symbol of resilience. In December, the mosque was all but destroyed in an airstrike by the Israeli military, which claimed the site had become a command center ... More
 

Selma Selman: Flowers of Life, exhibition view, © Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 2024, Photo: Norbert Miguletz.

FRANKFURT.- The Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents a major solo exhibition by the artist Selma Selman (*1991) from June 20 to September 15, 2024. Only a few years ago, she boldly and confidently entered into the spotlight of the international art world, describing herself as “the most dangerous woman in the world.” Together with her family, Selman disassembles ... More




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Hiền Hoàng wins Foam Paul Huf Award 2024
AMSTERDAM.- Foam announced that the 18th Foam Paul Huf Award goes to Hiền Hoàng (1990, Vietnam). Her work is unique for its integration of photography, sculpture, video, installations and performances. As seen in past editions, a jury of five industry specialists reviewed more than 100 submissions of artists, who had been brought forward by 24 international nominators. Hiền Hoàng was nominated by art researcher and independent curator Aldeide Delgado and is the first Foam Paul Huf Award winner from Southeast Asia. The jury report states: “We are impressed by the outstanding work of Hiền Hoàng whose practice displays a powerful and innovative visual language. She explores cultural narratives, such as the relationship between humanity and nature and the role of identity. For the series Asia Bistro – Made in Rice Hoàng ... More

'Cats' returns, ditching the junkyard for queer ballroom
NEW YORK, NY.- Things seemed to change when the video came out. At the end of May, the Perelman Arts Center posted a clip on social media of “Jellicle Cats,” the catchy, effervescent opening number from the musical “Cats.” It showed a group of queer performers catwalking in a rehearsal room before breaking apart to freely dance and vogue. One singer wore a cap winkingly topped with feline ears; another stared down the camera and twirled her ponytail with declarative swagger. This was the first real glimpse of a new, ballroom-inspired revival of “Cats,” running through July 28 at PAC NYC, as the Perelman Center in Manhattan is known. Since it was announced nearly a year earlier, the show had been a subject of skepticism and mocking humor: “Cats” was ridiculous enough, but ballroom? Hardly a mention of the production went ... More

Centro Botín presents "Partitura" a solo exhibition dedicated to artist Silvia Bächli
SANTANDER.- Running until 20 October 2024, Centro Botín presents Partitura - an exhibition showcasing recent and new works by Swiss artist Silvia Bächli (born 1956, Baden) in dialogue with earlier drawings. Since the late 1970s, Bächli has committed to drawing as a practice that is deeply dependent and entangled with her body and its movements, both within the domestic sphere and the landscape. Her drawings can be read as traces of sensorial records– a walk on a field, a body that aches, a poem that triggers - and corporeal gestures – the extension of the arm, the strength of the hand or the rhythm of the brushstroke. Bächli says: “Drawings are actions. Lines tell stories. What do these lines do? Where is the beginning of a line, does it touch another line? How does it touch them? Words appear, which ones come to the tongue?” For ... More

The careful crafting of Austin Butler
NEW YORK, NY.- There’s a scene early on in the new film “The Bikeriders” that functions like a stress test for stardom. While drinking at a 1960s pool hall, a woman named Kathy (Jodie Comer) is unnerved by the menacing bikers in the room and grabs her purse to go. She’s only stopped dead in her tracks when she catches sight of Benny, another biker, alone. As Kathy stares at him from across the crowded room, the jukebox music and biker chatter fade away, and all you can hear is her stunned gasp as she realizes she’s fallen in love. No visual effects are required for this scene, just a man who can hold the screen and make a woman hold her breath. It’s the sort of role you might have filled in past decades with the likes of Marlon Brando, Paul Newman or Brad Pitt. But who from today’s cohort of young stars has their presence? That’s what worried director Jeff Nichols two year ... More

After 40 years of dance, what happens to a dream fulfilled?
NEW YORK, NY.- Sometime in the early 1980s, choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar had a life-changing dream. Her dead parents, Dot and Al, appeared in it along with other ancestors. They all ate at a table in the middle of the ocean, and her father sang of his failure, cautioning against chasing after outside approval, repeating the phrase “Success is not the test.” A wave crashed over them, and Zollar knew what she had to do. She created Urban Bush Women, a performance ensemble that tells stories based in the African diaspora from a female perspective. The group is now celebrating its 40th anniversary. External markers of success may not be the test, but Zollar, 73, has gathered plenty, especially in the last few years. In 2021, she was named a MacArthur fellow, joining a club associated with genius. “I’ve worked without concern about ... More

Exposing the designer behind the curtain
NEW YORK, NY.- There is a scene late in “Becoming Karl Lagerfeld,” the six-part streaming series on Hulu about the early Paris career of the famed German designer, that features a youngish Karl talking to his mother, who has just had a stroke and whom he has installed in an elaborate château in the French countryside. He is in despair. Without her, Lagerfeld says, there will be no one who knows the real him. “Who cares?” she effectively replies, suggesting that the created self is so much more interesting. For decades, this was essentially dogma in fashion. Great designers were often synonymous with fantasists and mythmakers, not only when it came to their clothes but to their lives. Their homes were extraordinary stage sets; their self-presentation an invention; their speech populated with exaggerated edicts and ultimatums. ... More

How Cage the Elephant's frontman nearly lost it all
NEW YORK, NY.- In the spring of 2020 as the pandemic cut a terrifying path across the globe, touring bands packed up and went home, unsure how they’d survive. At the same time, Matt Shultz, the frontman of Cage the Elephant — the rare arena-scale rock act to emerge within the past two decades — was facing a different crisis in his own head. After releasing five hard-edged yet hook-filled albums with Cage the Elephant since 2008, Shultz, a frontman known for stripping down to underwear and fishnet tights and walking the length of venues atop audience members’ outstretched hands, was not himself. Suffering an extreme reaction to medication he was prescribed to treat ADHD, he fell into psychosis. Consumed by paranoia and convinced he was being hounded by malicious actors who would routinely break into his home, the singer ... More

Berlinische Galerie presents works by the recipient of the Förderpreis 2024: Hannah Höch
BERLIN.- Özlem Altın (*1977 in Goch) is the recipient of the State of Berlin’s Hannah Höch Förderpreis 2024. This honour includes the solo exhibition Prisma at the Berlinische Galerie and the eponymous catalogue. In her artistic work, Özlem Altın prefers not to be associated with any particular art medium. At the Berlinische Galerie, she has engaged in a dynamic process of collaging and photomontage to create a multifaceted, site-specific installation, in which she examines – with a strong measure of empathy – the relational fabric between photography, archive, and body. The exhibition invites visitors to engage with the cycles of life—as a metaphor for process and change or as a reflection of the constantly evolving clockwork of the cosmos. For Özlem Altın, the body is a means of expression and a repository of knowledge at the very same ... More

"Hannah Höch: Montierte Welten" opens at the Lower Belvedere
VIENNA.- The exhibition at the Lower Belvedere pays tribute to one of German modernism’s key figures from the 1920s, an artist whose influence extended far beyond this period. Hannah Höch (1889–1978) was one of the inventors of collage and photomontage. Armed with scissors and glue, she explored the power and impact of images with an ironic and incisive gaze. General Director Stella Rollig: Hannah Höch was the only woman to hold her own in the circle of Berlin Dadaists—an innovative artist, astute observer, and a political mind. A century after she created her groundbreaking works, Höch is now the artist of the hour. We are delighted about our collaboration with the Zentrum Paul Klee, making it possible to present a detailed picture of Höch for the first time in Austria. The exhibition focuses on the montages in ... More

The Baltimore Museum of Art appoints new leaders for External Affairs and Education
BALTIMORE, MD.- The Baltimore Museum of Art today announced that it has appointed new senior leadership: Angela Wheeler will begin in the new Chief of External Affairs position on July 1 and Elisabeth Callihan will start as the new Chief Education Officer on September 9. As members of the senior leadership team, Wheeler and Callihan will be integral to shaping the BMA’s initiatives, engagement with its community, and broader future direction in alignment with the vision of Asma Naeem, the museum’s Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director. They join the BMA at a critical and exciting moment as the museum continues to emerge from the pandemic with a new focus on supporting artists and building bridges with cultural and civic leaders in its region. The BMA also announced today that it recently appointed Anna Lincoln Whitehurst as its new Senior ... More

The Brooklyn Academy of Music announces its next wave, and next steps
NEW YORK, NY.- The Brooklyn Academy of Music, a haven for international artists and the avant-garde that has been forced to reduce its programming and lay off workers in recent years, unveiled plans for a reorganization on Thursday as it announced its fall season. The institution said that Amy Cassello, who has been with BAM for more than a decade, would officially become its artistic director, a position she had been holding on an interim basis. And it announced a new strategic plan that calls for programming more works that are still in development, establishing more partnerships with other presenting institutions and hiring a new community-focused “resident curator.” BAM executives said they hoped that the plan would help usher in a new era for the institution after an exceptionally difficult period. Like many nonprofit arts organizations, BAM ... More


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On a day like today, American caricaturist Al Hirschfeld was born
June 20, 1903. Albert Hirschfeld (June 21, 1903 - January 20, 2003) was an American caricaturist best known for his black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars In this image: 2000 Academy Award Nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress [Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me, Tom Hanks in Cast Away, Russell Crowe in Gladiator, Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream, Ed Harris in Pollock, Geoffrey Rush in Quills, Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich, Joan Allen in The Contender, Javier Bardem in Before Night Falls, Juliette Binoche in Chocolat], 2001. Ink on board. Collection of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation © The Al Hirschfeld Foundation.



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