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Gaitonde among top-selling in India art sales of 2014
Christie's South Asian modern and contemporary art sale in New York realised USD 2,708,000 in sales with works from the collection of Shumita and Arani Bose selling to major collectors and institutions. Francis Newton Souza's monumental masterpiece ...

Suburban museums educate about history, art, transportation
The stones are used in works of art, such a Chinese jade hanging vase that inspired an Elmhurst resident to start the collection. It shares a park with the Elmhurst Art Museum, known for its exhibits of contemporary art and for the Mies van der Rohe ...

Empire Builders: Which 6 NY Museums Eye Expansion?
The Metropolitan Museum of Art will soon begin retrofitting the Whitney's Marcel Breuer building, and it's 85,000 square feet of space, for the likely display of modern and contemporary art in 2016. Still on the table, according to people close to the ...

VS Gaitonde Retrospective at the Guggenheim
A devotee of Zen Buddhism — a pan-Asian sensibility had pervaded Indian modernism since at least the early 20th century — he switched from horizontal to vertical canvases to emulate the format of Chinese and Japanese hanging scrolls, covering the ...

Five Shows To Look Forward to in Asia This Year
... has crafted new types of paper with surprising textures. A hugely respected figure in the Chinese community and among ink-lovers abroad, Liu will be touring Southeast Asia in 2015. The first stop is at the Singapore Museum of Contemporary Art in ...

National art website includes 2 Prospect.3 exhibits in its Best of 2014 list
The artists were selected by Franklin Sirmans, the curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). ... (Uganda), Douglas Bourgeois (Louisiana), Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria), Thomas Joshua Cooper (USA), Charles Gaines (USA ...

Wild Oats XI puts wind in Audi's sales
In Australia, Audi also sponsors the golfing Quattro amateur Cup, several theatre companies including the Melbourne and Sydney Theatre Companies, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, and Hobart's outstanding and hot privately owned MONA art museum ...

Meet in St. Louis for a winter museum break
The new East Building opened in 2013 and houses a contemporary art collection in expansive, light-filled galleries. Museum spokesperson Matthew Hathaway said the addition has allowed the museum to display more and larger works. “The new special ...

Harvard's three-in-one 'teaching museum' offers other art institutions much to ...
Harvard's three-in-one 'teaching museum' offers other art institutions much to ...

Record-Setting Auctions Cap a Turbulent Year
Sotheby's loss of market share to Christie's in the all-important sector of contemporary art had been inflaming the ire of Sotheby's biggest external shareholder, the hedge fund manager Daniel S. Loeb. Last year Mr. Loeb wrote an open letter calling ...

5 great things to do on Staten Island this weekend: From 'Light Warrior ...
5 great things to do on Staten Island this weekend: From 'Light Warrior ...

With the LA Art Show, Los Angeles Seeks a Higher Profile
The show will have about 25 galleries from the Pacific Rim and special exhibitions of Chinese ink painting as well as Korea's Tansaekhwa, or monochromatic painting, movement. The Asian presence, the fair claims, ... Many West Coast collectors have ...

Old Masters put in their place by newer artists
The big international art auction houses are benefiting from unprecedented levels of spending and strong global demand primarily for post-war and contemporary art – a category defined as “art made since 1945”. ... Anonymous bidders – believed to ...

Hong Kong's cultural influencers on the trends in 2015
While both production and consumption of English-language books remain a minority interest in Hong Kong, the Chinese-language market will continue to be buoyant, according to the local literary community. And when it comes to fostering a culture of ...

Why jewelry is a great inefficient market
“I have a friend who is also a client and whose family is from China. They left during Mao and went to Tokyo with all of ... “It's hard to know if American contemporary art will translate in other countries, or over time,” she said. “But jewelry is a ...

Ai Weiwei: First Major Institutional Survey For Royal Academy 2015
The artist and activist has worked in a variety of different contexts, referencing Chinese art and culture through both the choice of traditional materials and interventions with original historic objects, as well as exploring international Western ...

Beijing's art scene raises its profile
Janice MacLeod, a 76-year-old social worker from England, was one such unassuming buyer first exposed to Chinese contemporary art at one of Surge's art fairs, while visiting her son, a journalist, in Beijing in 2013. "I was blown away by the exhibition ...

Studio Tracks: Bjorn Copeland's Playlist
Copeland takes a decidedly contemporary approach to psychedelia. He's also one-third of noise stalwarts Black Dice, references to which can be found in his visual art (take, for example, a melted amp that was center stage at Jack Hanley in New York in ...

The 2015 Art Season in Jersey
The local art scene is still suffering the ill effects of funding cuts and negative associations with a contemporary art market in 2014, but the year ahead is better than that accounting would suggest. ... was raised on a kibbutz in Israel; weaver Jean ...

Art gallery transforms children's hospital
The segment highlighted the world-class collection of contemporary art throughout the hospital, a collection begun in 1966 when a businessman and art lover, Frederick R. Weisman, suffered a head injury. His wife, Marcia Simon Weisman, an influential ...

Smithsonian Releases 40000 Pieces of Art for Online Viewing
The Sackler takes you on an underground journey and is home to Dr. Arthur Sackler's incomparable collection of art, including some of the most important ancient Chinese jades and bronzes in the world. In addition, the Sackler Gallery contains works ...

Top five things to do in Metro Vancouver on Monday, January 5
The Vancouver Art Gallery's exhibits explore the art of Emily Carr and Landon Mackenzie, the role of tradition in contemporary Chinese art, and the world of China's Forbidden City. CHRISTMAS. It's your last chance to catch the Festival of Trees, held ...

Young art lovers get help building collections at exclusive Hong Kong club
They are educated overseas, they have parents or grandparents who collect traditional Chinese art, they have careers in finance, and they exercise prudence when it comes to buying. This latter attribute is surprising. The young tend to have a higher ...

Beijing's art scene raises its profile
Janice MacLeod, a 76-year-old social worker from England, was one such unassuming buyer first exposed to Chinese contemporary art at one of Surge's art fairs, while visiting her son, a journalist, in Beijing in 2013. "I was blown away by the exhibition ...

City of Asylum writers take refuge in Pittsburgh
The first in the series is “House Poems,” created by long-term exiled writer Huang Xiang from China. Xiang was imprisoned and tortured for his poetry. When he arrived in Pittsburgh, he “wanted to write his poems ... Monique Briones said she and her ...

Korean art: What to look for in 2015
... artists through the Mansudae Art Studio Gallery. It often holds exhibitions in China and overseas, but its links with the South Korean art world have been severed over the last five to six years as the inter-Korean relations went downhill,” said ...

10 exciting attractions opening in 2015
<img alt="Housed in a a former Soviet-era pavilion in Moscow&amp;#39;s Gorky Park, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art compound will display some of the best contemporary artworks from Russia and beyond." class="media__image" ...

Prospect.3 is an artistic Rubik's Cube: My review of New Orleans ...
Prospect.3 is an artistic Rubik's Cube: My review of New Orleans ...

From Michelle Phan To Christian Siriano: 30 Under 30 In Art And Style
He makes intricate large-scale paintings of Oriental carpets that include images of Silk Road merchants, Chinese dragons and Victorian wallpaper patterns. ... To put together our list this year, I worked with my colleague Michael Solomon, the editor of ...

Southern California museums to go free on Jan. 31
Among the participating museums this year will be the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the California Science Center and the Skirball Cultural Center. The full list of participating institutions, below, comprises 25 ...

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 6, 2015: See "My Generation: Young Chinese ...
What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 6, 2015: See "My Generation: Young Chinese ...

10 exciting attractions opening in 2015
Conceived in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova (girlfriend of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich). the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will finally move into its first permanent home in 2015. Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas helped transform a Soviet-era pavilion ...

Guest curator James Merle Thomas talks Robert Rauschenberg's “Stoned Moon ...
Guest curator James Merle Thomas talks Robert Rauschenberg's “Stoned Moon ...

Post Li Na, French Open Finds Star In Chinese Artist
But often, in the design of contemporary art, I like to use the brush to paint the design draft. Over time, these design drafts have also become a style. Sometimes I'll fix this style into a work. My Babel drawings are an example. The 2015 French Open ...

Christie's Looks to Boost Sales of Monet, Cezanne With New Hire
While Christie's dominates sales of contemporary art, Sotheby's leads in Impressionist and modern art. In the day and evening auctions in New York in November, Sotheby's sold $470 million of art in that category, which includes ... With the exception ...

Angels of trash
In the middle of Tang Contemporary Art stands a parade vehicle with an elephant sculpture on top. This is also part of a plan for the devas' journey back to heaven. Although it is already gigantic by itself, this is actually just one part of a bigger ...

High-level exits herald change at big two houses
Online auctioneers, such as Paddle8, charge lower commissions (their top buyers' premium is 15%), as do China's fast-growing auction houses (Guardian's top fee is also 15%). More traditional auction houses can also be expected to seize on disruption at ...

Taking it slow: Art that's in for the long haul
And little Oslo, now the fastest-growing capital city in Europe, has towers arising around the fjord at near-Chinese speed. Anderson is one of several artists pushing back against tendencies of speed and brevity, and finding in slowness an unexpected ...

The 21 Art Exhibitions You'll Be Talking About This Year
Why: Co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the show pays homage to Minter, a master of painting, photography and film whose contradictory presentation of the feminine body and beauty makes her a ...

Islam in China, And Islamic Chinese Food in L.A.
He studies both Muslims in China and Chinese-American Muslims: both groups that are fascinating but little-studied. Given the huge Chinese immigrant population of L.A. County, we asked Ahmad to explain the links between the Middle East, China, and the ...

Around Town: For art's sake
City Arts Center has spent a number of years trying to make everyone aware that contemporary art really is art and works by grand masters aren't the only acceptable kind. Christian K. ... Current exhibition at OKCMOA is My Generation: Young Chinese ...

Best of 2014: The Top 5 International Exhibitions of the Year
As this year's Shanghai Biennial further proved, China is no longer an emerging presence in the art world, but rather an important center for cultural production. Exploring the theme of "Social Factory," the exhibition, organized by chief curator ...

Zhang Huan's Sydney Buddha Astonishes at CarriageWorks
The pieces were previously exhibited in 2010 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei as Taiwan Buddha, and have also been shown in Florence. They have been renamed Sydney Buddha for this exhibition. There will also be a performance element to ...

Long live the King: Graceland in your basement
That auction saw bidders from the US, Europe, Mexico and China, said Austin. “Elvis is a musical icon and ... “This is not a market that shows huge peaks and valleys as much as, say, contemporary art,” said Austin of Sotheby's. “This, perhaps more than ...

The Changing Landscape of Museums Today
Previously, Armstrong was The Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, where he also served as Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art. From 1981 to 1992, he was a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he organized ...

Lie Sangbong Opens NY Store with Contemporary Art
... product collaborations with Franklin Planner, Limited Edition Korea, and Haengnam China Inc. There's even a section of the store that acts as a contemporary art gallery, called Blank Space, that features the work of emerging and established visual ...

Dance Listings for Jan. 9-15
Performances on Sunday at 5 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m.; free media installation is on view Monday and Tuesday from noon to 6 p.m. Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, 18 Wooster Street, near Grand Street, SoHo, 212-352-3101, ps122.org; performances ...

Sun Xun's Art Show Evokes His Upbringing in China
Born in 1980, he was raised in Fuxin, one of the rapidly developing cities in Liaoning Province in northeast China, near North Korea. But he also grew up with a warped view of history. In school, he learned an official version of China's past. But at ...

Stack's Bowers Galleries and Sotheby's to Present the D. Brent Pogue ...
Stack's Bowers Galleries and Sotheby's to Present the D. Brent Pogue ...

Auction of a Cézanne Highlights New Realities
With contemporary art now dominating Europe and America's financialized, fashion-conscious art scene, Sotheby's and Christie's have become reliant on wealthy bidders from emerging economies like Russia and China to shore up demand at their ...



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