Joslyn Presents Show on Postwar Prints

Tracing major currents in the art world, as well as developments specific to printmaking, an upcoming exhibition at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha addresses how the print rose to prominence in postwar American art. Under Pressure: Contemporary Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, includes work by thirty-nine artists spanning […]

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Guitarist Clapton Set to Sell Richter for 20x 2001 Purchase Price

Bloomberg reports guitarist Eric Clapton is set to sell a painting by Gerhard Richter for as much as 20 times what he paid for it in 2001. Painted in 1994,  Abstraktes Bild (809-4) is now valued at some $20 million and will be offered tomorrow at Sotheby’s in London. In 2002, a 40-year retrospective of Richter’s work was held at the Museum of […]

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Next Up at Peabody: Haida Masks and Dolls Made for the Souvenir Market

In the 1820s American and British traders traveled to the Northwest Coast to procure sea otter pelts for the Chinese market. A secondary trade in ethnographic artifacts developed and Northwest Coast Indian artists created pieces specifically for sale to foreigners. Among the most extraordinary are a series of portrait masks and dolls made by a […]

Toulouse-Lautrec’s Spectacles of Paris in the Queen City

For the first time, the Cincinnati Art Museum will display its entire collection of forty-three prints and eight posters by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, including the poster Cyclist Michael, which went through extensive conservation in order to be included in Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spectacles of Paris. Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) came to artistic maturity as color lithography was gaining acceptance and posters were transforming the streets […]

Louise Fishman Exhibit Coming to Woodmere

Exploring one critically acclaimed artist’s extraordinary body of work and the familial inspiration that made it so, Philadelphia’s Woodmere Art Museum presents Generations: Louise Fishman, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and Razel Kapustin. The show juxtaposes Fishman’s expressionist oeuvre with the work of her two powerful mentors: her mother, Gertrude Fisher-Fishman, and her aunt Razel Kapustin. Key pieces […]

Chinese Landscape Brings $1.3 Million at Freeman’s

A painting by modern Chinese master Lee Man Fong topped estimates to bring $1,314,500 at Freeman’s on Sunday. Fong was a painter born in Guangzhou, China. he died in 1988.  The auction house reports this is the fourth consecutive Asian Arts auction to achieve million-dollar-plus prices for top items. Other recent sales include a Ming Dynasty gilt bronze and cloisonné covered jar […]