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Texas Contemporary

Report from Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2016

Report from Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2016

My first image of Houston was from Wim Wender’s movie Paris, Texas. The city is depicted as a geometric jungle of glass and concrete, like a dreamland of the future. I have come to know Houston much better since then, and become familiar with hubbubs of Houstonians; nevertheless, that image still resonates. The Texas Contemporary

"Vanitas Still Life” (1640-'90), by Gerrit van Vucht. (Photo: Milwaukee Art Museum)

Rarely-Seen Old Masters from Private Collections at Milwaukee Art Museum

The age-old tradition of art collecting is highlighted in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s current exhibition- From Rembrandt to Parmigianino: Old Masters from Private Collections. On view now, this exhibition gives the public a rare chance to see treasured artworks from the private collections of regional residents, including several works from Wisconsin homes. During this exclusive

Two Adirondack Antiques Shows Offer Ultimate Antiquing Adventure

Antiquing Adventures in the Adirondack Mountains

Adirondack Mountains Antiques Show in Indian Lake, N.Y., and Adirondack Museum Antiques Show and Sale in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., work together to present a range of rustic antiques during the height of the mountain fall foliage season. From all compass points, and distances near and far, dealers in high-quality antiques from across the country are

Peale’s George Washington Tops Auction of Sam Wyly Collection in Dallas

Rembrandt Peale’s, “George Washington” from the collection of Dallas entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist, Sam Wyly brought $293,000 earlier this month at Dallas Auction Galleries (DAG). The high estimate was $175,000. The portrait of our first president is making its way around Dallas, having sold at Heritage Auctions, where it brought $662,500.00 including buyer’s premium, in May

Anne Pasternak Succeeds Lehman as Brooklyn Museum Director

The Brooklyn Museum announced today that Anne Pasternak will succeed Arnold Lehman as director of the institution. Pasternak will join the museum on September 1, after more than 20 years as the president and artistic director of the non-profit Creative Time, and the person responsible for the “Tribute in Light” that has appeared annually next to the site

Jasper Johns. Target, 1961. Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago Receives Massive Gift

The Art Institute of Chicago has received the the largest gift of art in the museum’s 136-year history. The Edlis/Neeson Collection includes 42 iconic masterpieces of contemporary art donated by the Chicago-based collectors and philanthropists Stefan T. Edlis and his wife, Gael Neeson. The gift includes nine works by Andy Warhol, three paintings by Jasper

Willem de Kooning Sketch

de Kooning Work Could Fetch up to $900,000

Woman (Study for Marilyn Monroe), an original pastel and mixed media on paper by Willem de Kooning, is the expected top lot at an upcoming auction and could bring $900,000. The auctioneer is Ahlers & Ogletree of Atlanta. The unframed work, done circa 1950s possibly served as a study for another de Kooning classic, Marilyn

LACMA’s 50th Anniversary Gala Raises $5 Million

The April 18, 2015, gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) celebrated the museum’s 50th anniversary, welcomed approximately 750 guests and raised $5 million. The proceeds will benefit the museum’s programming and acquisitions. The 50th Anniversary Gala was sponsored by Christie’s. The 50th Anniversary Gala marked the debut of 50 for 50: Gifts on