…Since [Damien Hirst’s] first spot paintings appeared, in the mid-1980s, something of a mystery has grown: just how many are there?
Point of Departure
Discover the frontiers of our planet, near and far, from the well-traveled to the pristine and the exotic, in our latest online auction, Points Of Departure.
We’re featuring sublime landscapes by Edward Burtynsky, Richard Misrach, and Michael Reisch, works of global photojournalism by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martin Parr, and stunning portraits of animals by Peter Beard and Sebastião Salgado.
Art Basel 2013
The international art-loving jet set flocked to Switzerland this week for Art Basel. With more than US$2 billion worth of art to choose from, it certainly is the biggest Contemporary art fair worldwide.
In the largest sector of the fair, 230 of the world’s leading galleries are displaying high-caliber Modern and Contemporary pieces, as many art dealers have made an effort to hold back their best pieces for Art Basel.
For those interested in artists on the cutting-edge of the emerging art scene, the Statements sector is featuring solo projects by emerging artists.
Approach to Life
Yue Minjun and the art of taking nothing seriously, as photographed by Anais Martane.
Gilbert & George
We sat down with the iconic British artist duo, Gilbert & George. The pair has described themselves as “living sculptures,” and they consider all aspects of everyday life to be opportunities for artistic expression. Enjoy the interview!
Nature, especially images of the open sky, is a of favorite theme of Japanese Contemporary photographer Nobuyoshi Araki.
Spotlight: Joan Miro
“I make no distinction between poetry and painting.” -Joan Miro
In 1893, Joan Miró was born in Barcelona. As the son of a goldsmith, Miró did not grow up in an art-oriented family, but in a business-oriented one. His father was well aware of his own success and expected the same for his son.
Nevertheless, Miró showed early signs of artistic genius. His first known drawings date back to 1901, and when he was only eight years old, he could already create works of strict Realism.
Meeting Orly Genger
“If I could put my body into my work, that would be the ultimate.” -Orly Genger.
Over the past few years, Genger has become well-known for her incredible large-scale installations, created from seemingly endless coils of rope. The artist crochets shapes into works that recall Modern masterworks.
Made of 1.4 million feet of hand-crocheted lobster-fishing rope—enough to span the length of Manhattan nearly 20 times over—her latest installation, Red, Yellow and Blue, is on view in Madison Square Park until September. Don’t miss it!
The artist grew up in New York City with parents who collected Modern Art. She later attended Brown University, where she discovered and fell in love with sculpture.
Now, we’re very excited to host Orly Genger for an ArtTable breakfast at our office on June 19, 2013! ArtTable was founded in 1980 and is dedicated to the visual arts and to advancing women’s leadership in the field.
Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara typically portrays doll-like children commenting on the unease and uncertainty of modern living, often with very adult messages, as in the above work!
Mountains and Water
The “Love of nature, love of natural surroundings, love of quietness… Love of the simplicity of Chinese water colour paintings” inspired Water Poon’s latest exhibition, Mountains and Water.
There is a quiet beauty inherent in Poon’s paintings, but what is striking is the awareness of the sense of space when viewing these pieces. This heightened awareness of space comes from both the unusual composition and framing of the images.
If you’re in Vancouver, don’t miss the opening reception with the artist at Art Beatus, from 11:30 to 6 p.m.
Japanese Art, with its intricate, long history, covers a wide range of art styles and media. This includes ink painting, calligraphy, prints, and, more recently, manga, or modern Japanese cartoons.
This week, we’re featuring a beautiful small selection of Japanese Art on artnet Auctions. Pictured are works by famed artists Nobuyoshi Araki, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Yayoi Kusama.
Art Basel, the art world’s summer destination since 1970, celebrated its VIP opening yesterday.
The largest sector of the fair will showcase 230 of the world’s leading galleries displaying high-caliber Modern and Contemporary pieces. However, for those of you looking for artists on the cutting-edge of the emerging art scene, be sure to check out the Statements sector, which will feature solo projects by young artists.
Remembering Egon Schiele
A major figure of Austrian Expressionism, Egon Schiele was born on this day in 1890.
Although his career was short, Schiele’s prolific work paved the way for Modernism. He is most known for Figurative works, self-portraits, and portraits that express a deeply personal and radical aesthetic, tinged with psychological and sexual subtext.
Happy Butterfly Day
Andy Warhol created this print in 1955, and it would later be used on commercial folders as a promotion for Vanity Fair Lingerie!
Father’s Day is this weekend! From Signac to Cartier-Bresson, Warhol, or Richter, find the perfect gift of art for him this year.
Pictured: Op Art artist Richard Anuszkiewicz gifted this work to friends for Christmas one year.