Rodin Leaving Nelson-Atkins
An impressive exhibition of 40 bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin closes today at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.
“In addition to highlighting Rodin’s unrivaled capacity to capture the human spirit in all its nuances, the exhibition will also bring to light his pioneering studio practices. Working in plaster and wax, Rodin created models that he would fragment, multiply, recombine, enlarge and reduce. This unorthodox working method allowed the artist to produce a startling range of sculptural effects, examples of which are on display.”
Happy Birthday, Dufy and Judd!
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Sheila Hicks’ Fiber Optics
In our cross-disciplinary, rule-breaking time, does anyone care about distinctions between “art” and “craft” anymore?
From the evidence of Paris-based textile artist Sheila Hicks, whose fiber sculptures are poised right on that threshold, the answer is, well, interesting.
Contemporary Sales in Paris
Remembering Georges Rouault
Georges Rouault was born today in 1871.
The Fauvist’s exaggerated, grotesque depictions were a major influence on Expressionist painters.
Happy Birthday, Jean Fautrier
French Modern painter and sculptor Jean Fautrier (1898–1964) was born on this day in 1898.
Impressionism at Carnegie Museum
Impressionism: Monet–Stieglitz at Carnegie Museum of Art opens tomorrow, featuring more than 150 works by many of the most important artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Creating Klein’s FC1
Yves Klein, FC1 (Fire Color 1) (1962), sold for $36,482,500 at Christie’s New York, May 8, 2012.
Encouragement From Ropac
“We want to allow artists to follow their dreams,” says Thaddaeus Ropac of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris.
Read about the huge new arts complex the art dealer is opening his fall.
19th Century Art at Sotheby’s
Preview the important sale Sotheby’s New York is hosting today: 19th Century European Art, featuring paintings such as this untitled work by Émile Munier, estimated from US$190,000 to US$220,000.
Cézanne’s 19 Million+ Card Player
Paul Cézanne’s Joueur de cartes (1892–1896) achieved US$19,122,500 at Christie’s New York yesterday!
View all the results from yesterday’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale.
Modern Sales in New York
Important Impressionist and Modern sales are taking place in New York today, featuring stunning works, such as this set of nine color lithographs with signed cover, Elles (1896) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and of course that print of Edvard Munch’s The Scream that everyone is watching closely.
Preview the sales here: