Thursday, March 5, 2015

Art News for March 5, 2015 - Vermeer, ART FAIRS, Picasso, David Nahmad, Milo Moiré, Dalí

All 37 of Vermeer’s works, Re-created, will be displayed in a single gallery and as they would have originally appeared, fresh from Vermeer’s brush. Re-create  is the practice of creating a new artwork, a translation of the original which reflects the wishes and the worldview of the artist. More at: Hyperallergic

INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS ATTENDANCE FIGURES, Which should you attend?
Dealers and collectors have been complaining for years that there are too many art fairs. “Well, the heyday of art fairs seems to be over,” Skate’s Art Market Research proclaimed on Jan. 19, reporting that 1,032,792 people attended the world’s top 20 art fairs in 2014, a 7.4 percent decline from the previous year. More at : INTERNATIONAL ARTS

Recently The New York Times cited Skate’s Art Market Research in an article on the slowdown in the growth of art fairs worldwide. More at: Art News

Pablo Picasso: La Coiffeuse, n 1911
Maybe it was the $30 value attached to the Christmas present but US Customs stopped a traveler who claimed to be bringing a cheap gift into the country. When they opened the package, they found Picasso’s cubist work, The Dresser, from 1911 that has been missing for a decade. LeMonde

David Nahmad sits for an interview with Geneva’s Le Temps and reveals that Qatar bought the Monet he sold through Christie’s a few years ago. First, Nahmad explains that he doesn’t see a problem with having the bulk of his massive art collection sitting in storage:

“It’s not sad, it’s as if I had children who lived in Asia that I could visit once a year. The important it is not to see them every day, but to know that they exist... More at: The Art Monitor

Henri Matisse's "La Cite, Notre Dame," From the book "Paris vu de la Cite" 1937. (Courtesy of the Staten Island Museum)

Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso among the prints on display at the College of Staten Island's latest exhibition

Typically seen in Manhattan museums, artists like Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall are now part of an exhibit at the College of Staten Island -- "Creative Connections: School of Paris Prints."
This exhibition presents thirty-two prints borrowed from the permanent collection of the Staten Island Museum, which shows the work of some of the most prominent artists active in Paris in the first half of the twentieth century. More at: SILive.com


Milo Moiré How Much Abstraction Can Art Tolerate? (2015)
Photo: Euronews via New York Daily News

Naked Performance Artist Milo Moiré Strikes Again

Swiss performance artist Milo Moiré took her kit off once again, Metro reports. This time, she walked around naked and holding a baby at the closing party for The Naked Life, an exhibition at LWL Museum of Art and Culture in Münster, Germany.
The exhibition featured works by British artists from Francis Bacon to David Hockney, celebrating the human form... More

Dali delights, drawing 40,000 visitors to Winnipeg Art Gallery - SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 - FEBRUARY 22, 2015

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is celebrating the close of one of its most successful exhibitions. Dalí Up Close presented paintings, watercolours, drawings, jewellery, and sculpture by surreal master Salvador Dalí, as well as the celebrated photographs produced with Philippe Halsman, who met Dalí in 1941, and their fruitful collaboration lasted 37 years. More at CBC News