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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)

December 04, 2012

Have you watched "Powers of 10" lately?

Charles and Ray Eames’ 1977 short film feels simultaneously slightly dated and like it’s on the cutting edge. As Philip Morrison narrates the process of “giant steps” carrying us “into the outskirts of the galaxy,” it feels like an homage to the unbounded optimism of modernism – to the conviction that science, reason and knowledge will free us from the constraints of god and religion. And yet, Morrison points out, as we look on the universe as we understand it, “this emptiness is normal.” Perspective may shift, a sense of oneness can emerges and one might be tempted to take a deep breath. What magic were those Eameses up to, anyway?

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November 21, 2012

Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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Red Sun by Arthur G. Dove, 1935. Oil on canvas. On display at Amon Carter Museum. © Estate of Arthur G. Dove; The Phillips Collection

Here are just a few exhibitions happening around the country. From the Phillips Collection in Fort Worth to Eero Saarinen in Los Angeles to Studio Gang Architects in Chicago, there is richness to enjoy everywhere.

TEXAS

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
To See as Artists See: American Art from the Phillips Collection
Industrial Monuments: Photographs and Works on Paper from the Machine Age

CALIFORNIA

Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles
Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation 

Pasadena Museum of California Art 
Greta Magnusson Grossman: A Car and Some Shorts 

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October 23, 2012

Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

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The Rain Room in London. Photo by Oli Scarf/Getty Images

Here are just a few exhibitions happening around the country. From powerful women in Seattle to a celebration of George Nelson at Yale to controlling the rain in London, there is richness to enjoy everywhere.

WASHINGTON

Seattle Art Museum
Women Take Over, Elles: Women Artists from Centre Pompidou, Paris 

CONNECTICUT

Yale School of Architecture
George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher - Opens Nov. 8

LONDON

The Curve
Random International: Rain Room 

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October 10, 2012

"This sure is a lot of fun, but who else would want to do it?"

If you've ever been to Marin County, California, you know it is a hot area for biking. But did you know that it is actually where mountain biking began? The quote above is what Joe Breeze said to Otis Guy while riding their stripped-down, single-speed Schwinn bikes on Mt. Tam in 1975.

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Howie Hammerman, Otis Guy, Chris McManus and Joe Breeze on Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, California, in November 1977. Photo by Wende Cragg, Rolling Dinosaur archives.

An exhibition currently at San Francisco International Airport (yes, at the airport) explores the exciting evolution of mountain biking. "From Repack to Rwanda: The Origins, Evolution, and Global Reach of the Mountain Bike" will be on display in the International Terminal through February 2013.

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Project Rwanda Coffee Bike 2012 | Ritchey Design, Inc., Redwood City, California