Monday, June 17, 2013

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Performing Forms by Franc Olivas - Paris
Brickell., Miami, Fl - Miami River Art Fair 2013 | LAST CALL FOR APPLICATIONS. at the Miami Convention Center Downtown -  December 5 - 8 2013.
35,000 museums in the USA on a map that reveal their extremely dense distribution all over the country. Institute of Museum and Library Services
Basel, Switzerland. Art Basel 2013. The sine qua non of modern and contemporary art fairs, Art Basel boasts nearly 300 eminent galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and more than 2,500 artists, from Modern masters to emerging art stars. June 13, 2013 to June 16, 2013
     Chagall: Modern Master, Tate Liverpool: Exhibition. 8 June – 6 October 2013
     LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas. The Arkansas Arts Center, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, June 7 - September 8, 2013
Venice makes the art world go round -
     Destined for an African museum: Edson Chagas’s work for the Angola pavilion won the Golden Lion award for best national presentation at the Venice Biennale
As dealers report strong sales at Art Basel, works in all media are also selling well at the other major art fair this summer—the Venice Biennale. The Italian exhibition is ostensibly a non-commercial event, but in reality, there are hundreds of new works available for purchase in the main show, “The Encyclopaedic Palace”, organised this year by Massimiliano Gioni, the associate director of New York’s New Museum, and in the national pavilions and collateral displays elsewhere in the city... By Cristina Ruiz. From Art Basel daily edition
     How Diverse Is the Venice Biennale? - A special report in the June 2013 edition of The Art Newspaper delves into the question of diversity, or lack thereof, of artists in the international art olympics that is the 55th Venice Biennale. The data suggests that the main Biennale exhibition may be becoming less diverse though the number of national pavilions are increasing... by Hrag Vartanian- Hyperallergic
Call to Calgary area artists: ART UP CALGARY, submit by July 3, 2013.

Art Crime
Arrested dealer’s property may be turned over to the tax man. A lawyer for Glafira Rosales says the criminal case against her could leave her unable to pay out in any civil cases if she is found liable
     Christie’s withdrew ten works its auctions of Latin American art in New York last month. The works, allegedly by artists including Ivan Serpa, Mira Schendel, Roberto Burle Marx, Ione Saldanha, Hércules Barsotti, Ubi Bava and Amílcar de Castro, were “withdrawn pending additional research”, says a spokeswoman for the auction house.
Oslo, 9 April 2013,
A Parisian art trader is claiming the restitution of a work by
Henri Matisse, Robe bleue dans un fauteuil jaune (1937),stolen by the Nazis. The Painting is being exhibited at the Henie Onstad Art Center near Oslo. Art Media Agency (AMA).

Boston, 20 March 2013,
In 1990, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston was burglarized, and the robbers left with a monumental loot estimated at $500m. On 18 March 2013, the FBI released that they might have identified the robbers, but are still in search of the masterpieces. Among the stolen works are paintings by Degas, as well as Tempest and the Galilee Sea, the first seascape ever painted by Rembrandt , and The Concert by Vermeer. Art Media Agency (AMA).

Art News
Jansen's 'Storm' wins merit award at Art Prize Arte Laguna in Venice, Italy
I am sure this is "art news"... but I thought I'd throw it in anyway!
Bizarre Topless Photo of Jolie, $45,500. A bizarre topless photo of Angelina Jolie called “Horseplay” sold at Christie’s London auction last night for $45,500. The “Wild Side of Photography” sale... Auction News Network
Astonishing Art Inspired By Salvador Dali's Hallucinogenic Images. Like many of us, surrealist artist Till Rabus is huge fan of the works of Salvador Dali. In fact he was so inspired by the hallucinogenic imagery created by one of the masters of art, he set about to pay tribute to him with his extraordinary series ‘Surrealist Camping Lunch‘. Alex Wain - So Bad So Good
The winners of the 2014 Abraaj Group Art Prize—a high-profile award focusing on the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region—are Abbas Akhavan (Iran), Anup Mathew Thomas (India), Basim Magdy (Egypt), Bouchra Khalili (Morocco) and Kamrooz Aram (Iran). The winners were selected by a panel of judges including Glenn Lowry, the director of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Gareth Harris. From Art Basel daily edition