Saturday, June 1, 2013

Welcome to our bi-weekly edition of what’s new in our art world. Here are some items that caught our attention as of May 31, 2013

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Facts about the iconic artist, Salvador Dali
Berlin - Moeller Fine Art. Lyonel Feininger: Drawn from Nature, Carved in Wood. T. Lux Feininger: Sixty Years of Painting. The exhibitions will explore the work of father and son, Feininger, Lyonel and T. Lux Feininger, in various media, tracing their development over nearly a century. 27 April - 13 July 2013
Sydney - The 19th Biennale of Sydney will open its doors in March 21, to June 09, 2014
Madrid. The Reina Sofia Museum exhibits more than 200 works by Salvador Dali  in one of the largest retrospectives on the Spanish surrealist artist. The show is organized into 11 sections in chronological order and includes some of his most famous works, such as this painting titled "The Persistence of Memory" of which Dali said was inspired by watching cheese liquify in scorching sun. April 27 - September 2, 2013
Dallas, Texas - Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy will reunite the paintings, sculptures, and works on paper for the first time in their original gathering, highlighting the diverse and thoughtful installation of artworks brought together for the presidential couple. Paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Thomas Eakins, Feininger, Lyonel, Franz Kline, and Marsden Hartley, and sculptures by Picasso, Pablo and Henry Moore, among others. On view from May 26 through September 15, 2013,
London - Masterpiece London 2013 will take place from 27 June – 3 July
New York - Old Faces in New Places - New European Paintings Galleries, 1250-1800, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; which, after a two-and-a-half-year renovation, it will open 45 reimagined and expanded galleries
Planning A National Museum For Palestine - Jack Persekian, director of the new institution, to open in Birzeit in late 2014 The Art Newspaper 05/14/13
Tunis _ Painting on an Already-Painted Painting - Original Copy of Pablo Picasso's “Guernica”, 28 Spanish artists and 18 artists from Tunisia who created new works inspired by the Picasso masterpiece. The opening will be held June 6 at 5:00 pm at the National Center of Art.
Moscow - Picasso, El Greco works on display in Moscow. Prior to their sale this summer by London auctioneers Sotheby's, a unique collection of works from some of the art world's most renowned names will be exhibited in Moscow's state exhibition hall, Novy Manezh Friday, May 17 and Saturday before being auctioned off in July.
- Rembrandt to show at Centro Cultural Olimpio The most important is the authorization to enter into a service contract with “Erytrea, Gestión de la Cultura” in order to organize and manage the temporary exhibition called “Rembrandt: The Divine and the Human”, which will take place at the Centro from July 20 to October 20 of this year. The Yucatan Times
Paris - "Chagall: Between War and Peace"
features about 100 works, many on loan from other museums or private collections. The exhibit focuses on four periods in Chagall's  life, beginning with the outbreak of World War I until July at the Musee de Luxembourg. By Courtney Traub,
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Renoir and Painters of the Twentieth Century at The National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物院) includes 29 works from Renoir as well as 37 works of many other painters of the 20th century, such as Picasso, Matisse, and Bonnard, Pierre. The works are on loan from 10 museums in Japan, the United States and France, with most coming from the Pola Museum of Art in Japan. Dates 2013/05/25~2013/09/08
Art Crime
Washington - Stored inside a laptop at FBI headquarters are photos of thousands of paintings, sculptures and artifacts, works by Vincent Van Gogh and Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Paul Cezanne -- international treasures worth millions of dollars each. All are missing.  Phil Mattingly - Bloomberg L.P
Art News
Margareta Pagano: University buys a £1.4m Picasso. What's wrong with this picture?
So are UK students getting bang for their buck? Doesn't seem that way
Detroit - As part of his efforts to solve Detroit's financial crisis, the city's emergency manager Kevyn Orr has asked for an appraisal of the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. THE aesthetes of Detroit are in uproar at the unprecedented proposal to sell off the city’s most valuable art treasures, including masterpieces by Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh, to help avert municipal bankruptcy. Top News Today
PARIS—The grand doors of the Musée National Picasso Paris will remain closed for another summer, extending a nearly four-year wait for its reopening.
Salvador Dali, The Discovery of America, 1959, oil on canvas. Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
     lice B. Toklas' magnificent chicken - A really good thing to read if you have any interest in the gossipy stories about Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Cezanne and the circle of Bohemian painters Gertrude Stein collected is “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas". Toklas, Gertrude Stein’s life-time companion, an amused observer of the early-20th century Montmartre atelier scene, and great cook. (Stein wrote this book, but insisted “everything about it is Toklas except the authorship.”)

Auction News
Below listed auctions are mainly about  our artist
Christie’s Shows Depth at the Top of the Market - Post-War & Contemporary Evening Sale. 15 May 2013 - New York, Rockefeller Plaza

Canada / Toronto : Joyner Spring Auction of Important Canadian Art. at Joyner Waddington's Jun 3, 2013
Fourteen unseen original Salvador Dali paintings surface at Bonhams . Salvador Dali watercolour fruit studies, unseen until now, will be sold at Bonhams Modern Art sale in London on 18th June 2013. Each painting is valued at £40,000 - £70,000 and the series is expected to make close to £1million.
SCOTTSDALE - SCOTTSDALE ART AUCTION SHATTERS WESTERN ART RECORDS: Top lot for the day was Frederic Remington's black and white oil, Pack Horse Men Repelling an Attack by Indians, 27 inches by 40 inches, (estimated at $500,000 to $700,000) that sold for $1,035,000.