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August 27, 2014

Craving Culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand (2013), at the Aspen Art Museum.

From a new museum in Aspen and Japanese deco in Seattle to Frida Kahlo in Chicago and Jamie Wyeth in Boston, there is so much exciting art to see now. Here is a selection of must-see exhibitions around the country.

ARKANSAS
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now – Opens Sept. 13

COLORADO
Aspen Art Museum
Shigeru Ban: Humanitarian Architecture

The museum has just opened a new $45 million, 33,000-square-foot home designed by Shigeru Ban.

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July 24, 2014

Craving Culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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Eames chairs from Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America, an exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Photo by Balthazar Korab, courtesy of the Herman Miller archives.

From quilts in Boston and porcelain in Portland to futurism in New York and expressionism in Los Angeles, there is a rich range of art to see now. Here is a selection of must-see exhibitions running around the country.

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky

COLORADO
Denver Art Museum
Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective

 

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June 30, 2014

Craving Culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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Untitled by Bill Owens. Gelatin-silver print from the series Suburbia, 1973, on view at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

From celebrating suburbia in Scottsdale to Jeff Koons in New York to mythic and mystical modernism in Seattle, there is richness to enjoy everywhere. Here are the must-see exhibitions happening around the country.

ARIZONA
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Bill Owens: Suburbia 

CALIFORNIA
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Myerhoff Collection

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May 13, 2014

Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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Charles James exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Cecil Beaton. Copyright © Condé Nast

From ball gowns in New York to Ansel Adams in California to designing for disaster in D.C., there is richness to enjoy everywhere. Here are the must-see exhibitions happening around the country.

ARIZONA

Phoenix Art Museum
William H. Johnson: An American Modern

CALIFORNIA

MAK Center
Silver Lake Architecture Tour - This Weekend

The J. Paul Getty Museum
In Focus: Ansel Adams

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

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December 27, 2013

Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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Pauline Trigere, French (1909 – 2002). Cape and Dress, 1971. Gift of Bobbie Haas

From fashion in Phoenix to seeing the future in New York to time machines at MIT, there is richness to enjoy everywhere. Here are the must-see exhibitions happening around the country.

ARIZONA

Phoenix Art Museum
The Cape

MASSACHUSETTS

Peabody Essex Museum
Toshio Shibata, Constructed Landsapes

MIT Museum
Stanley Greenberg: Time Machines

ILLINOIS

Chicago History Museum
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair - Through Jan. 5

Art Institute of Chicago
Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine

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William J. McCloskey. Wrapped Oranges, 1889. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Acquisition in memory of Katrine Deakins, Trustee, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 1961–1985.

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November 26, 2013

Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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At the J. Paul Getty Museum: Red Building in Forest, Hale County, Alabama, ©William Christenberry 

Here are just a few exhibitions happening around the country. From stage designs at Yale to Edward Hopper in Manhattan and Dallas to time machines at MIT, there is richness to enjoy everywhere.

NEW YORK

MoMA
Designing Modern Women 1890–1990
American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe

Museum of the City of New York
Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future

Brooklyn Museum
Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

TEXAS

Dallas Museum of Art
Hopper Drawing: A Painter's Process

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Edward Hopper. House by the Railroad. 1925. Oil on canvas, 24 x 29" (61 x 73.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Digital Imaging Studio

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November 12, 2013

Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog sells for $58,405,000.

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Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog (Orange) was the highlight of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on November 12. "The stage is set to make history," wrote the auction house, and they did not disappoint. Estimated to go for $35,000,000-$55,000,000, the hammer price was $58,405,000. Proceeds from the sale will be used to help fund future activities of The Brant Foundation Art Study Center. Now the question is: Who bought it?

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October 21, 2013

Provenance sells for $84,788 at Christie's.

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Image courtesy of Simon Preston Gallery.

Congratulations to Amie Siegel on the impressive hammer price for Provenance, her film about the furniture trade from Chandigarh, the Indian city planned by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. The film was Lot 248 in the October 19 Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction at Christie's in London. The realized price was £52,500 ($84,788 in U.S. dollars). More about the film here.

October 18, 2013

Auction watch: Corbu film at Christie's on Saturday.

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Provenance by Amie Siegel will be auctioned on October 19. The lot notes read: "Meditating on the trade in furniture, Provenance takes for its protagonists the silent pieces of furniture conceived by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in the 1950s for their utopic, modernist city Chandigarh in northern India."

We'll post the results here on the blog, or you can follow the auction at Christie's London

 

October 02, 2013

Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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Norman Bel Geddes, “Motor Car No. 9 (without tail fin),” ca. 1933. Image courtesy of the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation / Harry Ransom Center.

Here are just a few exhibitions happening around the country. From modern women at MoMA to Edgar Degas in Kansas City to time machines at MIT, there is richness to enjoy everywhere.

NEW YORK

MoMA
Designing Modern Women 1890–1990

Museum of the City of New York
Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future - Opens Oct. 16

Archtober: The third-annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions in New York City.

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Design for the Modern Child

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October 01, 2013

Don't miss Provenance at Simon Preston Gallery.

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Through Sunday, October 6, the Simon Preston Gallery in SoHo is hosting Provenance by Amie Siegel, an exhibition that examines the global furniture trade from Chandigarh, the Indian city planned by Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret.

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September 11, 2013

A Warhol wonderland at the Brant Foundation in Greenwich.

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Photo: Gwendolyn Horton

Within these walls is a very special Andy Warhol exhibition. Founded by Peter Brant, the Art Study Center opened in May 2009 in a former fruit barn that was converted into gallery space by architect Richard Gluckman. Featuring annual exhibitions curated primarily from Mr. Brant's collection, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is free and open to the public by appointment.

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Photo: Gwendolyn Horton

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Photo: Stefan Altenburger © 2013 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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DWR loves local: Toronto.

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We’re exploring Toronto today.

We recommend starting at the Design Exchange on Bay Street (a five-minute walk from the DWR Toronto Studio) to view DXUNCRATED, an exhibition that celebrates Canada’s rich industrial design history from 1945 to the present.

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September 09, 2013

Herb & Dorothy 50x50 New York Premier this Friday.


Watch the trailer.

In 2008, legendary art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel made an announcement that stunned the art world. Known and loved as a retired postal worker (Herb) and librarian (Dorothy) who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries, the Vogels gave a total of 2,500 artworks to museums in all 50 states. In other words, 50 works of art to 50 states.

As a follow-up to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, Herb & Dorothy 50x50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society.

This Friday will be the New York Premier of Herb & Dorothy 50x50. Tickets are available for this IFC Center event, September 13-19, as well as for a series of Q&As with Martin Johnson, Cristo, Dorothy Vogel and others.

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July 03, 2013

Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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James Turrell, rendering for Aten Reign, 2013. Daylight and LED light. Site-specific installation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York © James Turrell. Rendering: Andreas Tjeldflaat, 2012 © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Here are just a few exhibitions happening around the country. From rethinking the ballpoint pen in Connecticut to Corbu in New York to Turrell in California (and Texas and New York), there is richness to enjoy everywhere.

CONNECTICUT

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950

NEW YORK

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
James Turrell

MoMA
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

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Wallace Mitchell, Double Pennants, 1949, at Cranbrook Art Museum.

MICHIGAN

Cranbrook Art Museum
Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America 

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April 16, 2013

Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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At MAD in NYC: Grapes by Ai Weiwei. Photo: Bill Orcutt

NEW YORK

Museum of Arts and Design
Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design

David Zwirner Art Gallery
Richard Serra: Early Work

MASSACHUSETTS

MIT Museum
Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things

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March 19, 2013

Gardner Museum heist solved?

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Degas, La Sortie de Pesage Pencil and watercolor on paper, 10 x 16 cm

Twenty-three years after 13 pieces of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the F.B.I. has announced that it might be close to solving the case. The announcement that federal officials know the identities of the thieves was reported in yesterday's New York Times

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The museum is offering a $5 million reward for the return of the pieces, and the F.B.I. has set up this website with photographs of the missing works of art and reports of recent developments. 

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Manet, Chez Tortoni, 1878–1880 Oil on canvas, 26 x 34 cm. 

Even today, the museum keeps the empty frames on display to remind visitors of the paintings that were lost. Sadly, despite this huge break in the case it is still uncertain if the artworks will ever be recovered.


March 18, 2013

Now you know your ABC's.

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The second edition of "Typeseat" by Tim Fishlock is available through twentytwentyone as a limited edition print. How many chairs can you name?

February 14, 2013

Type away, my valentine.

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We’re celebrating a different kind of Valentine – the Olivetti Valentine Typewriter designed by Perry King and Ettore Sottsass.

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February 06, 2013

Get "Stollerized" at the Yossi Milo Gallery in NYC.

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Chamberlain Cottage by Marcel Breuer and Walter Gropius, Wayland, MA | Gelatin Silver Print by Ezra Stoller (1942)

The stunning work of photographer Ezra Stoller is on display at Yossi Milo Gallery through March 2, 2013. Michael Kimmelman reviews the show and discusses Stoller's work in today's New York Times.

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General Motors Technical Center, Eero Saarinen, Warren, MI | Gelatin Silver Print by Ezra Stoller (1950)