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DECEMBER 2011

Abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83 - Helen Frankenthaler died at her home in Darien, Connecticut. A National Medal of Arts recipient, she was one of the most important American painters of...

Eugene von Guérard: Nature Revealed - The Queensland Art Gallery presents a major retrospective of the work of Eugene von Guérard (1811–1901), one of Australia’s most renowned colonial landscape painters. From 17...

CaixaForum Madrid presents 'The Persistence of Geometry' - The exhibition in Madrid shows the use of geometrical shapes in the art of the last few decades from a selection of 96 works by 31 artists from the MACBA...

LACMA presents Rodarte: Fra Angelico Collection - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents 'Rodarte: Fra Angelico Collection', a promised gift to its Costume and Textiles Department. December 17...

Renaissance splendour at National Gallery of Australia - The exhibition 'Renaissance – 15th & 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo' is the first ever exhibition in Australia dedicated to...

Recently acquired Manet goes on display at the Getty - From December 13, 2011, the 'Portrait of Madame Brunet (also known as Young Woman in 1860)' by Édouard Manet is on view at the Getty Museum as part of its...

Roman 'Leda and the Swan' sells for $19 million - Sotheby’s 8 December 2011 sale of Antiquities was highlighted by a marble sculpture of Leda and the Swan, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd Century A.D, which sold...

Old masters auctions review - December 2011 - Pieter Brueghel II breaks records at Christie's, and a pair of paintings by Johann Zoffany shine at Sotheby's. Velázquez's 'Portrait of a gentleman' sells for £3 million at Bonhams...

Städel Museum buys Raphael's portrait of Pope Julius II - The Städel Museum announced the acquisition of a hitherto unknown version of the portrait of Pope Julius II by Raphael and his workshop. The work has...

Pace Gallery presents 'Bosco Sodi: Ubi sunt' - The Pace Gallery presents an exhibition of new work by Mexican-born artist Bosco Sodi, featuring twelve large-scale, monochromatic paintings created in 2011 in Sodi’s studio in...

Magnetized Space: Lygia Pape at the Serpentine Gallery - 'Magnetized Space' is the first major exhibition in the UK focused on Lygia Pape (1927–2004), a leading Brazilian artist whose work brought together daring...

Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 celebrates its 10th edition - From December 1 through 4, Miami hosts the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami, widely considered the most prestigious art fair in the United States. More than 260...

NOVEMBER 2011

Blind Date: Anne Berning at Espacio Mínimo Gallery - Espacio Mínimo Gallery in Madrid presents 'Blind Date', an exhibition focused on Anne Berning's recent works. From November 24th, 2011 to January 14th, 2012...

New elements for UNESCO's List of Intangible Heritage - The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage, meeting in Bali (Indonesia) from 22 to 29 November, added new elements...

Old masters paintings at Christie's and Sotheby's - Sotheby's auction will be highlighted by a genre painting by Jan Havicksz Steen and a pair of works by Johann Zoffany. Christie's sale will include a Portrait of Don...

Egyptian antiquities from the British Museum at VMFA - The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents “Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb”, an international touring exhibition of Egyptian antiquities from the British Museum...

Selections from the Guggenheim Bilbao Collection II - The second in a series of exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, this show examines the artistic debate in Europe in the 1970s and 80s through the works...

MFAH exhibits the Van Otterloo Collection - Museum of Fine Arts Houston shows one of the world's finest private collections of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, including works by Rembrandt, Frans Hals...

Masterpiece by Clyfford Still sells for $61,6 million - Four masterworks by American Abstract Expressionist painter Clyfford Still (1904-1980) sold for a combined total of $114.1 million at Sotheby’s contemporary Art...

Landmark exhibition of Leonardo opens in London - On view at the National Gallery of London, ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan’ exhibits more than 60 paintings and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci....

Masterpiece by Roy Lichtenstein fetches $43 million - 'I Can See the Whole Room!...and There's Nobody in it!', an important early work by Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997), sold for $43,2 million at Christie's auction of....

Masterpieces from the Hermitage in the Prado - After the exhibition ‘The Prado in the Hermitage’ (Saint Petersburg, 25 February to 29 May 2011), the Prado Museum welcomes ‘The Hermitage in the Prado’ (Madrid...

Exhibition at Pace Gallery celebrates Matta's centennial - On view at the Pace Gallery from November 7, 2011 through January 28, 2012, 'Matta: A Centennial Celebration' features 14 late paintings by Roberto Matta...

Klimt’s ‘Litzlberg’ leads Sotheby’s $200 million sale - Gustav Klimt’s “Litzlberg am Attersee (Litzlberg on the Attersee)” sold for $40,4 million at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Sale on 2 November 2011...

Ernst shines, Degas fails at Christie’s $140 million sale - The Impressionist and Modern Art auction at Christie’s on November 1 totaled $140,773,500 (£88,687,305/ €102,764,655). The star of the sale was Max Ernst’s...

Metropolitan Museum's new galleries of Islamic Art - The most important art museum in America presents its renovated galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. The new...

OCTOBER 2011

Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism - The Akron Art Museum presents 'Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism', an exhibition of landscape painting by French artists from Courbet to Monet and their American....

Unknown Velázquez to be sold at Bonhams - A 'Portrait of a gentleman' attributed to Diego Velázquez highlights Bonhams auction of Old Master Paintings in London on December 7, 2011. The portrait arrived at Bonhams in...

Degas, Lichtenstein to lead Christie's 2011 fall auctions - Edgar Degas and Roy Lichtenstein will be the protagonists of the 2011 fall auction season at Christie's. On November 1, Edgar Degas’ 'Petite danseuse de...

Aleksandra Mir's 'Seduction of Galileo' at the Whitney - The Whitney Museum of American Art presents 'The Seduction of Galileo Galilei' (2011), Aleksandra Mir’s new video work that documents a Galileo-inspired...

Clyfford Still to shine at Sotheby's - Four masterworks by American Abstract Expressionist painter Clyfford Still (1904-1980) -expected to realize a combined total in excess of $50 million- will highlight Sotheby’s auction...

Eugène Delacroix at CaixaForum Madrid - The exhibition 'Delacroix (1798-1863)' features more than 130 works by the greatest French Romantic painter. At CaixaForum Madrid from 19 October 2011 to 15 January 2012...

Joan Miró: 'The Ladder of Escape' at Fundació Joan Miró - Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona presents 'Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape', featuring more than 100 works by Catalonian artist Joan Miró (1893–1983). From...

Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O’Keeffe - The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the first large-scale exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints from the personal collection of Alfred Stieglitz, acquired by...

Degas and the Nude at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston - The Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) presents the first museum exhibition ever devoted to the great range of nudes by French artist Edgar Degas (1834–1917)...

Serra meets Brancusi at the Guggenheim Bilbao - The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao presents 'Serra-Brancusi', the most ambitious exhibition ever devoted to the work of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century: Constantin...

The Getty acquires Ruscha's photographs and archive - The Getty Museum and the Getty Research have acquired over seventy photographs by American artist Ed Ruscha, as well as his 'Streets of Los Angeles archive'...

Reina Sofía Museum shows the work of Alighiero Boetti - Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid presents 'Alighiero Boetti. Game Strategy', the most important exhibition ever devoted to the work of Alighiero Boetti (Torino 1940 -...

Anri Sala’s exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery - The Serpentine Gallery presents an exhibition devoted to the work of Albanian artist Anri Sala (b.1974). Many of the works displayed at the exhibition use live performance...

'Harry Callahan at 100' at the NGA, Washington - The year 2012 marks the centenary of the birth of photographer Harry Callahan (1912–1999). On view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the exhibition 'Harry Callahan...

SEPTEMBER 2011

'Brazil: Reinvention of Modern' at Gagosian Gallery - The Gagosian Gallery in Paris presents an exhibition of Brazilian art from the 'NeoConcretists' period, with works by Sergio Camargo, Amilcar de Castro and Mira Schendel...

Richter and Prince to highlight Christie's auction - Gerhard Richter's 'Kerze (Candle)' and Richard Prince's 'Untitled (Cowboy)' will be some of the highlights of the Post-War and Contemporary Art auction at Christie's London....

MFA Houston acquires major work by Frank Stella - The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has acquired 'Palmito Ranch', a 1961 work by Frank Stella, from the artist’s important 'Benjamin Moore' series, which started a new...

Tsang Kin-Wah at the Mori Art Museum - Mori Art Museum presents 'MAM Project 015: Tsang Kin-Wah', featuring the work of Hong Kong based artist Tsang Kin-Wah. From September 17th, 2011 to January 15th, 2012...

Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens at Hermitage Amsterdam - The Hermitage Amsterdam presents a selection from the Flemish art collection of the Hermitage St. Petersburg, featuring several masterpieces by the three...

Major retrospective of Willem de Kooning at the MoMA - On view at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, from September 18th 2011 to January 9th 2012; 'de Kooning: A Retrospective' is the first major exhibition...

Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement - Degas’s preoccupation with movement is the main focus of this exhibition that traces the development of the artist’s ballet imagery throughout his career. At the Royal Academy...

"Human Nature" at Gallery Espacio Mínimo, Madrid - The exhibition 'Human Nature' groups together 8 artists’ works coming from the Los Angeles gallery Richard Heller Gallery. From September 15th to November...

Famous artist Richard Hamilton dies at 89 years old - British painter Richard Hamilton, often called 'the father of Pop art', has died at 89 years old. Born in London in 1922, Hamilton studied at the Royal Academy...

Beyond Limits: Monumental sculpture at Chatsworth - The home of the Dukes of Devonshire at Chatsworth will stage the 2011 edition of 'Beyond Limits', Sotheby's annual selling exhibition of monumental sculpture....

Drawings by Ingres at the Morgan Library and Museum - An exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum presents eighteen drawings by the French Neoclassicist painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867)...

Bonhams to sell two important works by Vasili Polenov - On November 30th 2011, Bonhams will auction two important works by 19th century Russian painter Vasili Polenov: 'He that is Without Sin' and 'He is Guilty of Death'...

Max Beckmann's landscapes at Kunstmuseum Basel - An exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel shows seventy landscapes by Max Beckmann, one of the most important modernist painters, most famous for his self-portraits...

The Chicano art group Asco at the LACMA - LACMA presents 'Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987', the first retrospective devoted to the Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco (1972–1987)...

Lee Friedlander: 'America By Car' at Timothy Taylor Gallery - Timothy Taylor Gallery presents an exhibition of recent work by the American photographer Lee Friedlander. 'America By Car' shows photographs...

AUGUST 2011

Medieval Gospels at the Getty Museum - The exhibition 'In the Beginning Was the Word: Medieval Gospel Illumination', on view at the Getty Center from August 30 to November 27 2011, examines the decoration associated...

Phyllida Barlow at Hauser & Wirth London - Phyllida Barlow's anti-monumental sculptures made of low-grade materials come to the Hauser & Wirth Gallery, London, in the artist's debut exhibition with the gallery...

MOMA presents 'Carlito Carvalhosa: Sum of Days' - Carlito Carvalhosa, one of Brazil’s most celebrated contemporary artists, makes his debut at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOMA) with 'Sum of Days', a large-scale...

UNESCO asks to protect Libya’s cultural heritage - Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, urged to protect the country’s cultural heritage through period of transition, offering UNESCO’s assistance in defending...

Asian Art extravaganza at Sotheby’s, October 2011 - Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2011 will offer a wide selection of Asian and Chinese Art, from Imperial porcelains to Chinese contemporary Art. The 3,400 lots on...

Ai Weiwei’s 'Zodiac Heads' at the LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents ‘Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads’, a major public sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The exhibition is on view at...

100 years since the theft of the Mona Lisa - Leonardo da Vinci's famous 'Gioconda' or 'Mona Lisa' was stolen from the Louvre 100 years ago on August 21. We make a brief review of the story. The most famous case...

Getty Museum: acquisitions for a new era - James Cuno, the new CEO and president of the J. Paul Getty Trust, has pointed out the importance of the new acquisitions for the future of the Getty Museum. theartwolf.com offers...

NGV acquires an important work by Correggio - A 'Madonna and Child with the infant Saint John the Baptist' painted by Antonio Allegri, called Correggio, has been acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria for $5.2 million...

Whitler's "Peacock Room" opens for the first time in 25 years - The Freer Gallery of Art will open James McNeill Whistler’s 'Peacock Room' for public view on the third Thursday of each month, beginning August 18, 2011...

FotoPres "la Caixa" – photojournalism in Santiago - Fonseca College in Santiago de Compostela is hosting an exhibition of 135 photographs taken by journalists in conflict countries such as Lebanon, Kenya and....

Getty Museum acquires 69 photographs by Herb Ritts - The Getty Museum has announced the acquisition of an excellent selection of photographs by fashion and celebrity photographer Herb Ritts (1952 - 2002), who has...

'Ars ínfima' at Galería Mar Dulce - Galería Mar Dulce in Buenos Aires (Argentina) presents a summer exhibition displaying paintings by Silvia Flichman accompanied by poems and artworks by Eduardo del Estal....

Klimt’s Litzlberg on the Attersee to lead Sotheby’s sale - The first star of the fall art auction season has been announced: “Litzlberg am Attersee (Litzlberg on the Attersee)” is a very strong landscape by Gustav Klimt...

Yokohama Triennale 2011: "our magic hour" - The Fourth edition of the Yokohama Triennale, titled 'OUR MAGIC HOUR – How Much of the World Can We Know?' focuses on works of art that refer to the mysteries of our...

"Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus" in Philadelphia - Organized by the the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Musée du Louvre, the exhibition “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” presents...

Soviet TASS Posters at the Art Institute of Chicago - The exhibition 'Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941–1945' shows a group of monumental posters created by a collective of artists...

JULY 2011

Tony Cragg at the National Gallery, Scotland - Tony Cragg, one of the world’s greatest living sculptors, is the subject of a major summer exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 30 July – 6 November...

Frans Hals’s brave brushwork at the Metropolitan - The exhibition ‘Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum’ features 13 paintings by the Dutch Golden Age master of portraiture. From July 26 through October 10, 2011...

Albert Bierstadt leads Coeur d'Alene Art auction - The 2011 Coeur d'Alene Art auction of American Painting totalled $16,9 million. The top lot was Albert Bierstadt's monumental 'Mount Rainier' (1890), sold for $2,14 million...

Portraits of the Belle Époque at CaixaForum Barcelona - CaixaForum Barcelona exhibits seventy-six portraits from the closing decades of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th, including artists such as...

Famous artist Lucian Freud dies at 88 years old - British painter Lucian Freud, one of the great painters of the twentieth century and famous for his large nudes, has died at 88 years old. Along with Francis Bacon, Freud....

'Luminous' British watercolors at the Getty Museum - The exhibition 'Luminous Paper: British Watercolors and Drawings' displays more than 25 works of the 1700s and 1800s by some of the greatest British masters of...

The 'Salvator Mundi': a long lost Leonardo da Vinci? - Leonardo da Vinci's long lost 'Salvator Mundi' has been supposedly identified in an American private collection, and it will be exhibited at the National Gallery of....

Ai Weiwei: Art / Architecture at the Kunsthaus Bregenz - Kunsthaus Bregenz presents a big solo exhibition devoted to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who is still forbidden to leave Peking or to give press interviews. July 16...

Centre Pompidou in Paris presents 'Hors Pistes' 2012 - Centre Pompidou in Paris invites to participate in the new edition of 'Hors Pistes', an event that since 2006 investigates the variety of ways that the image can....

Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Serpentine Gallery - In the exhibition 'The Mirror of Judgement', Michelangelo Pistoletto creates a labyrinth that guides visitors through the Serpentine Gallery, discovering several...

Italian Altarpieces at the National Gallery of London - The exhibition 'Devotion by Design: Italian Altarpieces before 1500' shows a selection of Italian altarpieces ranging from the 13th century to the 15th century, all...

Codex Calixtinus stolen from Santiago Cathedral - 'Codex Calixtinus', one of the most important medieval manuscripts in the world, has been stolen from the Archives of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia....

Venetian view by Francesco Guardi sells for $42,8 million - 'Venice, a view of the Rialto Bridge, Looking North, from the Fondamenta del Carbon', a masterpiece by Francesco Guardi, sold for £26,7 million ($42,8 million)...

Masterpiece by George Stubbs sold for $36 million - 'Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with a Trainer, a Stable-Lad, and a Jockey', a masterpiece by George Stubbs (1724-1806) has been sold for £22,4 million...

Famous artist Cy Twombly dies at 83 years old - American painter Cy Twombly, famous for his large-scale “Calligraphic” paintings, died on Tuesday at 83 years old. Twombly, who had been living in Italy since 1957...

Leonardo's 'Salvator Mundi': a call for skepticism - Inside the 'discovery' of Leonardo da Vinci’s long lost 'Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World)' in the collection of a group of New York art dealers. It has been a week...

17th century Roman landscapes at Prado Museum - After its showing at the Grand Palais in Paris, the exhibition 'Rome: Nature and the Ideal. Landscapes 1600-1650' comes to the Prado Museum in Madrid, and it.....

Most important retrospective of Lyonel Feininger in the USA - 'Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World' shows the achievements of Lyonel Feininger, one of the most important figures of the Bauhaus. At the Whitney....

JUNE 2011

Takashi Murakami's recent work at Gagosian Gallery - Gagosian Gallery presents a summer exhibition of recent paintings and sculptures by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. From 27 June to 5 August 2011....

MUSAC presents the artist collective Claire Fontaine - MUSAC presents P.I.G.S., the first solo exhibition in Spain of the Paris-based artist collective Claire Fontaine, whose 'readymade art' has not yet garnered much visibility....

AGO Ontario exhibits the drawings of Robert Motherwell - 'Painting on Paper: The Drawings of Robert Motherwell' exhibits 55 works from the Art Gallery of Ontario collection, from June 25 through December 11, 2011...

Egon Schiele's 'Vorstadt' sells for $40 million - Egon Schiele’s 1914 cityscape 'Häuser mit bunter Wäsche (Vorstadt II) / Houses with Laundry (Suburb II)' has been sold for £24,7 / $40 million at Sotheby's London, on...

Forests, Rocks, Torrents: Nordic Landscapes at the NGA - The National Gallery of London displays 51 Norwegian and Swiss landscapes from the collection of Asbjørn Lunde, including works by Johan Christian Dahl, Thomas...

Vienna: Art & Design from the 1900s in Melbourne - 300 great works by the greatest Viennese artists of the early 20th century -including Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka- are on display at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne...

Toulouse-Lautrec and his muse at the Courtauld Gallery - 'Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril: Beyond the Moulin Rouge' explores the relationship between Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the dancer Jane Avril. At the...

Guggenheim Bilbao: 'Painterly Abstraction, 1949–1969' - Featuring works by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Lucio Fontana and Helen Frankenthaler, among others; 'Painterly Abstraction, 1949–1969: Selections from the...

Masterpiece by Adriaen de Vries at Christie's - 'Mythological Figure Supporting the Globe', a previously unrecorded bronze by Mannerist sculptor Adriaen de Vries (1550-1626), will be auctioned at Christie's London...

Art 42 Basel - contemporary art extravaganza - The 42nd edition of Art Basel -one of the most important contemporary art fairs in the world- takes place in Basel, Switzerland, from June 15 through June 19, 2011, featuring...

Dürer's famous prints at the National Gallery of Scotland - 'Dürer’s Fame' showcases some of the most important prints by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), the great master of Northern Renaissance. At the National Gallery...

Francesco Clemente. 'Palimpsest' in Frankfurt - Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt presents the first comprehensive exhibition in Germany devoted to Francesco Clemente, an Italian artist whose works are often charged with...

Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller in Philadelphia - 30 watercolors by Alfred Jacob Miller (1810–1874), one of the first American artists to paint the American West, are displayed in 'Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob...

Masterpiece by George Stubbs for sale at Christie's - 'Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with a Trainer, a Stable-Lad, and a Jockey' by George Stubbs (1724-1806) might sell for more than £20 million at Christie's auction...

Leonardo's 'Lady with an Ermine' visits Madrid - Leonardo da Vinci's 'Lady with an Ermine' is the undisputed star of the exhibition 'Poland, Treasures and Artistic Exhibitions', in Madrid's Royal Palace from June 3rd to...

PhotoEspaña 2011, the face of contemporary art - The fourteenth annual PHotoEspaña festival takes place in Madrid from June 1 to July 24, 2011. 'Interfaces: Portraiture and Communication' is the main theme this year...

MAY 2011

Cory Arcangel's digital art at the Whitney Museum - Whitney Museum of American Art presents 'Cory Arcangel: Pro Tools', featuring prints, drawings, video games, kinetic sculpture and single channel video by the the...

Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting - Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents 25 masterworks of the Venetian Renaissance, including Titian's 'Diana and Actaeon' and 'Diana and Callisto'...

Leonora Carrington dies in Mexico City at the age of 94 - British-born Mexican painter Leonora Carrington, considered one of the last surrealists, has died in Mexico City due to complications from pneumonia. She was...

Egon Schiele's 'Vorstadt' may fetch $50 million - On 22 June 2011, Sotheby’s London will auction one of the most important paintings by Egon Schiele ever to come to the market. 'Häuser mit bunter Wäsche, Vorstadt II'...

Shanshui: Landscape in Chinese Contemporary Art - Kunstmuseum Lucerne presents 'Shanshui - Poetry without Sound? Landscape in Chinese Contemporary Art'. Curated by Ai Weiwei, Peter Fischer and Uli Sigg, the exhibition...

Larissa Bates at Espacio Minimo Gallery, Madrid - American born in Costa Rica, Larissa Bates focus her art on the critique of gender roles and the study of colonial policies between Costa Rica and the USA. From May 19th...

Egon Schiele's women at Richard Nagy London - More than forty-five drawings and watercolours by Egon Schiele are displayed in a fascinating exhibition at Richard Nagy's gallery in London, from 19 May to...

'See, we assemble': Mark Leckey at the Serpentine Gallery - The Serpentine Gallery presents a new exhibition conceived by London-based and Turner prize winner Mark Leckey, whose multi-disciplinary practice...

'The Age of Elegance' at the Morgan Library - The collection of Italian, French, and Northern European old master drawings collected by Joan Taub Ades is on display at the Morgan Library and Museum, from May 13 to August...

Warhol's 'Liz #5' sells for $27 million at Phillips - 'Liz #5 (Early Colored Liz)', a beautiful portrait of Elizabeth Taylor by Andy Warhol, was sold for $26,962,500 at Phillips de Pury sale of contemporary art, May 12th...

Warhol leads Christie's $300 million sale - Andy Warhol's 'Self-Portrait, 1963-1964' was sold for $38,4 million at Christie's auction of contemporary art, May 11th 2011, which realized $301,683,630. Other works by Warhol...

New candidates for the UNESCO World Heritage List - The World Heritage Committee, comprising representatives of 21 countries, will debate the inclusion of remarkable natural and cultural properties from 40 countries....

Masterpiece by Alma-Tadema sells for $29,2 million - 'The Meeting of Antony and Cleopatra: 41 BC', a 1883 painting by Victorian artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, has been sold for $29,202,500 (nearly six times the...

Monet, Picasso and de Vlaminck shine at Christie's - On May 4th 2011, Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art evening auction achieved $156 million. Three works sold for over 20 million: Claude Monet's 'Les Peupliers'...

Picasso leads Sotheby's $170 million sale - On May 3rd 2011, Sotheby’s auction of impressionist and modern art achieved $170,478,000. Pablo Picasso’s 'Femmes lisant (Deux personnages)' was sold for $21,362,500 and...

Frida Kahlo's 'Self-portrait in miniature' at auction - Sotheby’s New York will offer for sale the smallest self portrait ever made by Frida Kahlo, measuring just two inches (five cm.) in height, in its auction of Latin American art...

APRIL 2011

Altered and Adorned: Renaissance Prints in daily life - 'Altered and Adorned: Using Renaissance Prints in Daily Life' shows the ways in which engravings, woodcuts and etchings functioned in European society during...

Willem de Kooning: Figure: Movement & Gesture, at Pace Gallery - The Pace Gallery presents 'The Figure: Movement and Gesture', an exhibition focused on Willem de Kooning's works from the late 60s and 70s, and the...

Andy Warhol highlights Phillips auction, May 2011 - Phillips de Pury & Company will include 51 lots in its sale of contemporary art, May 12, 2011, with a pre-sale estimate of $84,970,000 to $120,500,000. The auction is...

'Paris: Life & Luxury' at the Getty Museum - Featuring approximately 160 objects -including paintings, drawings, sculptures and furniture- 'Paris: Life & Luxury' (on view at the Getty Museum from April 26 to August 7, 2011)...

Self-portraits by Bacon and Warhol highlight Christie's auction - Two superb self-portraits by Andy Warhol and an important 'Three Studies for Self-Portrait' by Francis Bacon will highlight Christie's sale of contemporary...

MOCA presents 'Art in the Streets' - The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles presents 'Art in the Streets', the first major U.S. museum exhibition devoted to the history of graffiti and street art. The exhibition started....

Christie's to sell an iconic self-portrait by Warhol - On May 11, 2011, Christie's will auction one of the most important self-portraits by Andy Warhol. Created in 1963-1964, this four-panel masterpiece defined Warhol as...

'Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape' at Tate Modern - Tate Modern presents 'Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape', the first major retrospective of Joan Miró (1893–1983) in London for almost 50 years, including over 150 paintings....

The Luminous Interval: D.Daskalopoulos Collection - Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents the contemporary art collection of Dimitris Daskalopoulos, featuring 60 works by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Mike Kelley....

Monet's water-lilies in full bloom at the Nelson-Atkins - For the first time in a generation, all three panels of the marvelous water lily triptych by Claude Monet are on view together. The three impressive canvases, each measuring...

Musée d'Orsay presents 'Manet, the man who invented Modernity' - Musée d'Orsay in Paris presents 'Manet, the man who invented Modernity', the first exhibition exclusively devoted to Édouard Manet in France since 1983...

The fascinating Dogon Art on display at Quai Branly - The art from the Dogon area (now Mali) ranks among the finest and best known art created by African cultures. From April 5 to July 24, 2011, a sensational exhibition...

Museo del Prado presents 'The Young Ribera' - Museo del Prado presents 'The Young Ribera', an exhibition featuring some of the most important works created by José de Ribera (1591-1652) during his periods in Rome...

Gauguin's "Deux Tahitiannnes" attacked at the NGA - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, has informed that on Friday, April 1 2011, a woman hit the plexiglass covering Gauguin's 'Two Tahitian Women', trying to to pull...

David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy at the LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art pays tribute to David Smith (1906-65), widely considered the best American sculptor of the twentieth century, with a major exhibition...

Teotihuacan. Art from the City of Gods in Barcelona - CaixaForum Barcelona presents 'Teotihuacan. City of the Gods', an exhibition featuring some 400 pieces of art from the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan, one of...

MARCH 2011

Tahitian sculpture by Gauguin for sale at Sotheby's - 'Jeune tahitienne' was created during Gauguin's first trip to Tahiti (1890-1893) and it is the only one fully-worked bust portrait by the artist. The work will be one of the...

Germanic drawings, 1770—1900, at the Getty Museum - 'Spirit of An Age: Drawings from the Germanic World, 1770—1900' highlights the Getty Museum's collection of German and Austrian drawings from the 18th through...

Fauve, Anarchist and Socialite: Kees van Dongen - The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris presents a complete exhibition devoted to the multifaceted artist Kees van Dongen (1877–1968), a socially-conscious...

$800 Chinese vase makes $18 million at auction - An unusual ‘Famille Rose’ and Gold decorated Chinese vase, catalogued as ‘Probably Republican’ (early 20th century), sold for $18,002,500 at Sotheby's New York, having been...

Moderna Museet presents 'Marcel Duchamp' and 'Early Modernism' - The Moderna Museet in Malmö presents two simultaneous exhibitions : one devoted to Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), widely recognized as one of the...

Watteau’s drawings on view at the Royal Academy - Widely known for his bucolic and 'galantes' paintings, Jean-Antoine Watteau's (1684 – 1721) drawings demonstrate the full range of his subject matter. The Royal Academy...

'Modern Papers. From Toulouse-Lautrec to Picasso' at MALBA - As part of the celebrations for its tenth anniversary, Malba Buenos Aires presents 'Modern papers. From Toulouse-Lautrec to Picasso', an exhibition featuring...

Nono Bandera at Espacio Mínimo Gallery - Nono Bandera has chosen Zweifel as the title for his sixth solo show at Espacio Mínimo, Madrid. Zweifel, a German word meaning uncertainty, was the first word that the artist heard when...

Madame Realism: 'interior avant-garde' at the Marres - With the exhibition 'À l’intérieur' in 2006, Marres Centre for Contemporary Art of Maastricht introduced the position of the Dandy in relation to the 19th-century...

Jeff Koons' 'Pink Panther' goes to auction - 'Pink Panther' is an iconic 1988 sculpture by Jeff Koons, representing a sensual woman holding the Pink Panther cartoon character. The work will be auctioned at Sotheby's New York...

TEFAF Maastricht 2011: a great display of masterpieces - Arguably the most important art fair in the world, 2011 edition of TEFAF Maastricht exhibits an excellent display of masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt, Renoir...

$104 million Picasso goes on display at Tate Modern - Pablo Picasso's 'Nude, Green Leaves and Bust', sold in 2010 for a record $106,482,500 (£70,278,450/€81,991,525), has been loaned to Tate Modern by its...

Nancy Spero at the Serpentine Gallery - A feminist pioneer and politically active throughout her life, Spero created work that was often radical, making strong statements against war, violence, male dominance and...

George Bellows and the Ashcan School, exhibited in London - 'An American Experiment: George Bellows and the Ashcan Painters', displayed at the National Gallery of London from March 3 to May 30, 2011, introduces...

Prado Museum shows the 'silent' paintings of Chardin - Prado Museum in Madrid presents a comprehensive survey of the work of Jean Siméon Chardin (1699-1779), master of the still life painting. March 1 - May 29, 2011...

FEBRUARY 2011

Masterpiece by Guardi to go under the hammer - 'Venice, a view of the Rialto Bridge, Looking North, from the Fondamenta del Carbon', one of the most important paintings by Francesco Guardi, is going to be auctioned...

Gauguin: Maker of Myth - Gauguin in full bloom in Washington - Nearly 120 works by Gauguin are exhibited in the first major look at the artist's oeuvre in the United States since the blockbuster National Gallery of Art...

Chaos and Classicism, 1918–1936, at the Guggenheim Bilbao - Rising from the horror of the war, European artists sought a return to order and an embrace of rational organization and enduring values, in contrast with...

'Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals' in Washington - The National Gallery of Art, Washington, presents 20 of Canaletto's finest paintings of Venice with 33 by his most important contemporaries, including Gaspar Vanvitelli...

‘Picasso in Paris, 1900-1907’ in the Van Gogh Museum - An exhibition devoted to Pablo Ruiz y Picasso’s (1881-1973) spectacular artistic development in Paris, a dazzling cultural centre at the beginning of the 20th century...

Cézanne's Card Players at the Metropolitan Museum - Cézanne's "Card Players", on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning February 9, 2011, will unite works from the famous series by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)...

ARCOmadrid celebrates its 30th anniversary - ARCOmadrid is getting ready to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Three decades that have propelled this fair to centre place in the Spanish art market, while consolidating its...

Bacon and Dali lead Sotheby's sale of modern art - Francis Bacon’s extremely rare triptych of Lucian Freud, sold to an anonymous bidder in the saleroom for £23,001,250 / $37,004,411 / €27,129,930, and Salvador Dalí...

Picasso’s 'La Lecture' sells for $40.7 million - Sotheby’s February 2011 Impressionist & Modern Evening sale was led by Pablo Picasso’s iconic 1932 painting of Marie-Thérèse Walter, La Lecture, which sold for £25,241,250...

Getty Museum presents 'In Focus: The Tree' - The J. Paul Getty Museum presents 'In Focus: The Tree', a survey of important technological and aesthetic developments in photographic representations of trees, on view at...

Carlos Cruz-Diez: 'Color in Space and Time' at MFAH - Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time features more than 150 works from the artist’s wide-ranging career, culled from the Cruz-Diez Foundation collection at...

Important portrait by Rembrandt for sale at TEFAF - The 'Portrait of a Man with Arms Akimbo' by Rembrandt will be exhibited by the leading international gallery Otto Naumann Ltd priced at US$47 million. The painting is now...

The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection - When Vasily Kandinsky and Franz Marc formed the group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) in late 1911, the artists predicted a watershed in the arts...

JANUARY 2011

MUSAC presents Georges Adéagbo’s first exhibition in Spain - The work of Adéagbo is characterized by the combination of diverse objects and texts, which he orders, collects, or finds in Cotonou and in the surrounding areas...

Titian 'Sacra Conversazione' sells for $16.9 million - On 27 January 2011, Titian’s 'A Sacra Conversazione: The Madonna and Child with Saints Luke and Catherine of Alexandria', sold for $16.9 million to a European private...

Modern British sculpture at the Royal Academy - In 2011, the Royal Academy of Arts presents the first exhibition for 30 years to examine British sculpture of the twentieth century. The show represents a unique view...

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt exhibition at the Louvre - For the first time in France, the Louvre presents a monographic exhibition devoted to the Bavarian-born Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, active in Vienna...

Liliana Porter, Situations with Levitating Rabbit - Espacio Minimo gallery presents the sixth solo show at the gallery by the New York based Argentine artist Liliana Porter. From January 20th to March 5th, 2011. In the featured...

Picasso's 'La Lecture' to be auctioned in London - Sotheby’s February 2011 sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in London is led by a major painting by Pablo Picasso, depicting Marie-Thérèse Walter, the woman who transformed..

John Marin's watercolors at the Art Institute of Chicago - In 1948, a nationwide survey pronounced John Marin (1870–1953) “America’s Number 1 artist.” Marin’s exuberant and improvisational paintings are recognized today...

Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection - The Morgan Library & Museum offers a rare opportunity to see an extraordinary group of drawings and photographs. The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs...

Important still life by Gauguin at auction - 'Nature morte à L’Espérance', an historically important still life painted by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) in 1901 while he was living in Tahiti, is the highlight of the Impressionist and..

UNESCO expresses sorrow over death of Malangatana - The Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova expressed her sorrow over the death of Malangatana (6 June 1936—5 January 2011), renowned Mozambican artist....

Titian’s 'Sacra Conversazione' for sale at Sotheby's - Sotheby’s 27 January 2011 auction of Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture in New York is led by Titian’s monumental 'Sacra Conversazione', a rare work by the artist....

Larger Than Life: Ter Brugghen at the National Gallery - The National Gallery of Art welcomes the Allen Memorial Art Museum of Oberlin College's Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene (1625) by Hendrick ter Brugghen. The painting...

Filippino Lippi's restored 'Madonna', at the Metropolitan - Filippino Lippi (1457-1504) is one of the great artists of 15th-century Florence. Among his principal patrons was the wealthy banker Filippo Strozzi (1428–1491), who...

Art market review, year 2010 - A brief review of the Art market for year 2010, with the stars of the season and the main successes and disappointments. Highlighted by two important works by Picasso and Giacometti...

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