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  • Hail and Farewell!
    by Bean Gilsdorf on September 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    To Our Readers, Our Friends: When Julie Henson and Seth Curcio invited me to write for Daily Serving in 2009, I never imagined that one day this international community of artists and writers would be entrusted to my care. Over the last seven years—first as an occasional contributor, then columnist, then managing editor, and finally as editor in chief—I have been incredibly fortunate to be[..... […]

  • Spotlight: C&
    by admin on July 21, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love. Wrapping up our week with C&, today we bring you the final selection from editor-in-chief Yvette Mutumba: an excerpt from an interview with artist Kemang Wa Lehulere about his exhibition Bird Song, which at the time was on view at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin. This text was originally published on March[..... […]

  • Spotlight: C&
    by admin on July 20, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we admire. Today’s interview from C& is with Mozambican artist Euridice Kala: “Art-making is difficult anywhere, and especially so on the African continent. My first instinct is to be an artist and to be as carefree as possible; however, when you are a young Black woman from Africa (excepting perhaps South Africa and Nigeria), it is really,[..... […]

  • Spotlight: C&
    by admin on July 19, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Continuing our week highlighting the work of C&, today we bring you An Paenhuysen’s interview with French-Guyanese-Danish media artist Tabita Rezaire, who talks about decolonization, health, politics, collaboration, and the West’s discovery of African art. This conversation was originally published on July 5, 2016. An Paenhuysen: You call yourself a “warrior–healer.” Could you tell us a little about the wounds you’re healing with your art? Tabita[..... […]

  • Spotlight: C&
    by admin on July 18, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some publications that broaden our view of contemporary art, and this week we’re focusing on C&. Today we bring you an interview with Duke University scholar Walter Mignolo, who discusses the concept of decolonial aesthetics. This conversation was originally published on August 7, 2014. C&: Decolonial aesthetics is a concept you have developed in the process of your reflections and work. How[..... […]

  • Spotlight: C&
    by admin on July 17, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read and love. We’re spending this week with C&, “a dynamic space for the reflection on and linking together of ideas, discourse, and information on contemporary art practice from diverse African perspectives.” Today’s selection is an interview between curator Okwui Enwezor and collector Artur Walther, who discuss the past and future of African photography.[..... […]

  • Spotlight: Contemptorary
    by admin on July 14, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Wrapping up our week with contemptorary, today we bring you Jared Sexton’s “critical overview of the conversations surrounding the 2017 Whitney Biennial.” Co-founders Eunsong Kim and Gelare Khoshgozaran note: “In ‘The Rage: Some Closing Comments on Open Casket,’ Sexton interrogates the complicated psycho-political motivations driving the often polarizing debate concerning artists and their objects, and offers questions that refuse to simplify or foreclose this difficult discourse.” This[..... […]

  • Spotlight: Contemptorary
    by admin on July 13, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This week we’re highlighting the work of our friends at contemptorary, and today Gelare Khoshgozaran’s “Dear Colleagues: Dead or Alive” takes up the arts community, drawing necessary parallels between art and political movements. How have we spoken to each other? How will we continue speaking to each other? This essay was originally published on February 28, 2017. 1. Despite my disdain for predictability and repetitiveness, I[..... […]

  • Spotlight: Contemptorary
    by admin on July 12, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is shining a light on the work of some arts publications that we respect, and this week we’re looking at contemptorary. Today’s spotlight excerpts an examination of racial politics and “arts freedom” in an interview with poet and performance artist Bhanu Kapil. Co-founders Eunsong Kim and Gelare Khoshgozaran write, “In ‘Title TBD (Part 1)’ Kapil narrates the politics of her embodiment, the difficulty of an[..... […]

  • Spotlight: Contemptorary
    by admin on July 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

    This summer, Daily Serving is highlighting some publications that contribute to the global arts conversation. Today from contemptorary, co-founders Eunsong Kim and Gelare Khoshgozaran write, “Legal scholar and artist Mari Matsuda’s interview further extrapolates the power dynamics found in freedom and the arts. In ‘Mari Matsuda: Founding Critical Race Theorist, Activist and Artist,’ we discuss with Matsuda her thoughts on the intersections between law and expression, and the[..... […]

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  • Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver at National Portrait Gallery
    by Susanne Fowler on May 23, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    First, you are asked whether you’d like a magnifying glass. The answer is definitely “Yes.” Up close and personal is the best way to understand the detail involved in the petite paintings on display in “Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver” at the National Portrait […]

  • Appreciating a Danish Master of Light and Mood
    by DEVORAH LAUTER on May 23, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Following years of relative obscurity throughout much of the last century, the Dutch painter Vilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916) has been gaining wider international recognition in recent years, seducing viewers anew with his haunting, sparse interiors cast in slanting Nordic light, often depicted […]

  • Michael Raedecker’s “parade” at GRIMM, New York
    by BLOUIN ARTINFO on May 23, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    GRIMM Gallery in New York is hosting “parade” by Michael Raedecker. The new series of paintings is on view through June 23, 2019.Known for his unconventional paintings, Raedecker’s work is as per the gallery “a picture taking place in front of our eyes.” His fluency with material […]

  • Auction Preview: Prints and Fine Art at Jasper52, New York, May 22
    by BLOUIN ARTINFO on May 23, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    What: Prints and Fine ArtWhere: Jasper52, 101 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 900, New York, NY 10013, United StatesWhen: 22 May, 09.00 PM GMTTop lots of the sale:— Lot 0163: Marc Chagall: “Original Hand Colored Signed Lithograph.” c1970. Framed and glazed. It depicts a pair of flying entwined […]

  • Auction Preview: Belgian Art and Design XV at Cornette de Saint Cyr, Brussels, May 27
    by BLOUIN ARTINFO on May 23, 2019 at 7:28 am

    What: Belgian Art and Design XVWhere: Cornette de Saint Cyr; Brussels, Chaussee de Charleroi, 89 B-1060 BrusselsWhen: May 27; 09.00 PMTop lots of the sale:—LOT No. 116: Joseph Lacasse (1894-1975): ‘Swinging, 1948’. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated on the back. 116 x 180 cm. Estimate: 50,000 […]

  • Renoir: The Body, The Senses
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on May 21, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts June 8–September 22, 2019 Kimbell Art Museum,  Fort Worth, Texas October 27, 2019–January 26, 2020Over the course of his long career, Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919) continually turned to the human figure for artistic inspiration. The body—particularly the nude—was the defining subject of Renoir’s artistic practice, from his early days as a student copying the old masters in the Louvre to the early twentieth century, when his revolutionary style of painting inspired the masters of modernism.In […]

  • Surrealism in Mexico
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on May 21, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Di Donna, 744 Madison Avenue, NYCApril 26 – June 28, 2019Di Donna Galleries announces Surrealism in Mexico, an exhibition that explores the robust creative moment that emerged between 1940 and 1955 as an international community of artists fled World War II in Europe and settled in Mexico. There, many principles that had defined the Surrealist movement were broadened and transformed in response to a new topography, new cultures, and the experience of exile, toward the creation of radically innovative new styles. This vibrant art-historical episode was made possible through […]

  • The essential Duchamp
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on May 15, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Art Gallery of New South Wales On view until 11 Aug 2019'The essential Duchamp' celebrates the legendary work of artist and provocateur Marcel DuchampMarcel Duchamp Bicycle wheel 1964 (replica of 1913 original) Philadelphia Museum of Art; Fountain 1950 (replica of 1917 original) Philadelphia Museum of Art; Hat rack 1964 (replica of 1917 original) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Bottlerack 1961 (replica of 1914 original) Philadelphia Museum of Art, © Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2018 More than a century after Marcel Duchamp’s (1887–1968) readymade […]

  • A Passion for American Art: Selections from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on May 15, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Peabody Essex Museum May 11 through December 1, 2019The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents the debut exhibition of an outstanding collection of American painting, furniture, and decorative arts that was assembled by philanthropists, Carolyn and Peter Lynch, over the course of fifty years. A Passion for American Art: Selections from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection takes visitors on the personal collecting journey of a couple that shared an extraordinary life together.Through travel, exploration, and intellectual curiosity, the Lynches amassed a broad-ranging collection that […]

  • Freeman’s American Art and the Pennsylvania Impressionists June 19
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on May 15, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Freeman’s has again artfully curated another strong sale for June, consisting of nearly 160 lots and replete with many sought after artists. Many of the usual suspects will make an appearance in both the American Art and the Pennsylvania Impressionists categories, including William Glackens (1870-1938), Martin Lewis (1881-1962), Joseph Stella (1877-1946) and Charles Burchfield (1893-1967), as well as Fern Coppedge (1883-1951), Edward Redfield (1869-1965), Walter Schofield (1867-1944), and Mary Elizabeth Price (1877-1965). In addition, the sale will feature various, renowned artists […]

  • Sotheby’s American Art auction in New York 21 May 2019
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on May 15, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Sotheby’s American Art auction in New York on 21 May 2019 is led by Edward Hopper’s Central Park scene, Shakespeare at Dusk (estimate $7/10 million), as well as significant examples by American icons such as Norman Rockwell, Grant Wood, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Mary Cassatt. Highlights from the auction are now on view in Sotheby’s newly expanded and re-imagined New York galleries, with the full exhibition of all works opening on the 17th.   EDWARD HOPPER’S SHAKESPEARE AT DUSK  Edward Hopper, Shakespeare at Dusk. Estimate: $7/10 Million. Courtesy Sotheby's.  […]

  • Sotheby's July 3 Old Master Evening Sale
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on May 15, 2019 at 11:37 am

     J.M.W. Turner, Landscape with Walton Bridges. Estimate: £4-6 million. Courtesy Sotheby's A rare, late work by Britain’s favourite artist, J.M.W. Turner, will be unveiled in Moscow ahead of its sale at Sotheby’s Old Master Evening Sale on 3 July. One of an important group of works painted by the artist in the last ten years of his life, Landscape with Walton Bridges, comes to the market for the first time in over 35 years with an estimate of £3-4 million. One of the preeminent figures that mark the pages of history – like da Vinci, Darwin, Picasso or Einstein […]

  • Picasso’s Women: Fernande to Jacqueline A tribute to John Richardson
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on May 14, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York May 3–June 22, 2019I am perhaps a painter without style. —Pablo PicassoGagosian, in partnership with members of the Picasso family, is pleased to present Picasso’s Women: Fernande to Jacqueline, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures that attests to the central role and influence of the many women in Picasso’s life. It has been organized in honor of the gallery’s late friend and colleague, Sir John Richardson.Pablo Picasso, Buste de femme (Dora Maar), 1940. Oil on canvas, 29 1/8 x 23 5/8 in, 74 […]

  • Initiatives in Arts and Culture's (IAC) 24th Annual American Art Conference
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on May 14, 2019 at 11:37 am

    In New York, American art is the focus from Friday, May 17 to Saturday, May 18, 2019, with an arts industry conference at Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue. Tickets here. View from Brooklyn, 1927, by George Ault (1891-1948). The Jan T. and Marica Vilcek Collection, Promised gift to The Vilcek Foundation© The Vilcek Foundation   Initiatives in Arts and Culture's (IAC) 24th Annual American Art Conference will explore the myth, mystique and artistry that cement a work's status as a "masterpiece" of American art. Key elements include taste of the times and its […]

  • Christie’s American Art May 22
    by Jonathan Kantrowitz on May 13, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Christie’s has announced that The Michael Scharf Family Collection will lead the American Art sale on May 22. Considered one of the finest collections of American Modernism, this impressive group of twenty-eight paintings offers a strong representation from the Stieglitz Circle with works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Arthur Dove, as well as exceptional early explorations into abstraction by artists including Max Weber and Charles Green Shaw.  Michael Scharf began his collection of American Modernism in 1972 when he purchased Arthur Dove’s Parabola and began to study […]