Fine art video: Picasso’s Idealized Portrait of His Final Muse
Jacqueline Roque was working at the Madoura Pottery Plant in Vallouris, France when she first met an aging Pablo Picasso. He became enamored with her, sending her a rose each day until she agreed to accompany him on a date. In this episode of Expert Voices, August Uribe, Head of Impressionist & Modern Art, explores the relationship that would define the later years of Pablo Picasso’s life through his masterpiece Femme Au Chien, 1962.
This monumental canvas combines references to Picasso’s earlier cubism with more modern sculptural elements in an exciting display of exuberant colors. Hidden from public view for decades, Femme Au Chien will be offered as a highlight of Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale. (14 May | New York)
Video: Fine Art and Design | The Bauhaus Masters in One Portfolio
As the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus’ founding, Sotheby’s is honored to offer an exceptionally rare, complete portfolio of works by Bauhaus masters in our Prints & Multiples Evening Sale. In this episode of Expert Voices, specialist Chanler Rutherford explores the origins of the seminal school and how its most influential members came together to promote its new ideals and aesthetic. Woodcuts, etchings, and lithographs by artists including Lyonel Feininger, Johannes Itten, Oskar Schlemmer, and Paul Klee comprise this extraordinary collection that influenced a century of art and design. (29 April | New York)
Fine Art Video: The Collection of Drue Heinz | A Legendary Patron of the Arts | Christie's.
A philanthropist and generous supporter of the literary and visual arts, Drue Heinz (1915–2018) was an influential figure in cultural, social and literary circles in both the United States and Britain. Over the course of her three-decade marriage to Henry J. ‘Jack’ Heinz II, of the Heinz foods empire, Drue, who was born in England, assembled a remarkable collection of fine and decorative arts, centred on first-tier works from major figures of the early modern period.
‘The Heinz Collection includes extraordinary examples of the best of 19th- and 20th-century art, from Monet to Matisse, Picasso to Modigliani and Bonnard,’ says Jessica Fertig, Head of Evening Sale for Impressionist and Modern Art in New York. ‘It was displayed in the Heinz homes so that at every turn the eye would fall on something thought-provoking and beautiful.’ Find out more: https://www.christies.com/features/Th...
Art Video: Immaculate Diamonds, Impeccable Rubies and Royal Emeralds
Luxuriate in a spectacular array of jewels by some of the world’s most celebrated jewellery houses, including Harry Winston, Cartier and Janesich. Our upcoming sale, Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels (14 May | Geneva) features a variety diamonds of impeccable quality, alongside unique period jewels of Royal and Noble Provenance.
Fine Art Video: Dorothea Tanning – Pushing the Boundaries of Surrealism | Tate Shots
Discover Dorothea Tanning, the artist who pushed the boundaries of surrealism. Dorothea Tanning was an American surrealist artist whose career spanned over seven decades. Self-taught, her early paintings depict with precision dream-like scenes. Sunflowers, chess pieces, fabric, and doors, always slightly ajar, recur in her work.
Dorothea says she ‘got fed up with the turpentine’ and in the 1960s began working with fabric, pioneering the use of soft sculptures. Towards the end of her career, Tanning experimented with colour and a more abstract painting style. These large ‘prismatic’ paintings remain figurative and retain dreamlike and fleshy qualities. Discover 10 Things to Learn about Dorothea Tanning: https://bit.ly/2FV7mje Visit Dorothea Tanning at Tate Modern until 9 June 2019: https://bit.ly/2CXaYRi
Video: Reminiscing in American Dreams with Director Rich Aste
Automobiles often transport us in more ways than one. Where does the sight of a classic car take you? Our Director Rich Aste reminisces on the 1957 Thunderbird and how a love for cars brought his family together. Tune in to hear the story and visit #AmericanDreams before May 19 to create new memories with your loved ones.
Fine Art Video: Art Cologne 2019 Vernissage
This year’s Art Cologne features 177 galleries from 24 countries. For the first time, the young, up-and-coming galleries of the “Neumarkt” sector are located on the same hall level (11.2) as the galleries of the “Contemporary” sector. As usual, the “Modern / Post War” sector can be found in Hall 11.1. A total of 14 different COLLABORATIONS complement the presentations on both levels. The 2019 edition of Art Cologne also features special exhibitions such as “Archivio Conz”, and a talks programme. The 53rd edition of the art fair runs from 11th to 14th April. Art Cologne 2019 Vernissage, Cologne (Germany), April 10, 2019. View also our 60 min. Livestream version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS5tC...
Art Video: #MetKids—How Can Art Tell Us About Who We Are?
Join Francesca and Cyrus as artist Ty Defoe connects art in the Museum with stories and dance from his home.
Art Video: Culture Action Europe's Live Online Dialogue
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Art Video: Edward Weston and Tina Modotti: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection
"At the core of the 58 lots presented in our New York Photographs sale called, "Passion & Humanity: The Susie Tompkins Buell Collection," is a group of masterworks by Edward Weston and Tina Modotti. Set to Mexico in the 1920s, which was a contentious time for both social struggles and technological progress, their love affair sparked a period of exceptional creative output. This relationship birthed an iconic collection of photographs in which Modernism converses with humanism, the two major photographic themes of the first half of the 20th century. For more information about this sale, visit our online catalogue: https://www.phillips.com/auctions/auc..."
Art Video: Sophia Kalkau Interview: Bubbles of Humour
“If you can find subtle, artful humour you can create air pockets in the seriousness.” Join us for a studio visit with Danish artist Sophia Kalkau, who is recognized for her sculptures and photographs that investigate the relationship between body and object. Kalkau uses herself as well as her – often “egg-shaped” – sculptures in her photographs: “I think my objects take on a different life when they are in my photographs.”
She applies different techniques while developing film, one of them being solarization, which she also uses to revive old pictures with an added layer: “It creates a strange, obscure and dream-like state in the photos.” When she creates art in public spaces or buildings, such as churches, Kalkau feels that it has to be “as simple as possible so you understand why it’s placed there. And on the other hand, I’d like it to have an element of surprise.” In continuation of this, Kalkau feels that humour is necessary for art: “Humour undermines power or diffuses a situation.” Sophia Kalkau (b. 1960) is a Danish artist, who primarily works with sculptures and photography.
Kalkau has exhibited widely and her decorative commissions can be seen in venues throughout Denmark including Grøndal Church and Skejby Hospital. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the 2008 Eckersberg Medal. In addition to her sculptures and photographic works, Kalkau has also written prose and books on aesthetics. For more see: http://www.kalkau.dk/ Sophia Kalkau was interviewed by Nina Humphrey at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark in November 2018 in connection with the exhibition ‘Sophia Kalkau – The Material and the Egg’.
Camera: Nina Humphrey, Sofie Høyer, Susi Castelo and Patrick Lang Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner, Nina Humphrey, Sofie Høyer, Susi Castelo and Patrick Lang Edited by: Nina Humphrey, Sofie Høyer, Susi Castelo and Patrick Lang Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2019 Supported by Nordea fonden FOLLOW US HERE! Website: http://channel.louisiana.dk
Art Video: The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain | Tate
This major exhibition brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists. The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain presents the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade. Some of his most famous works will be brought together from around the world – including Shoes, Starry Night on the Rhône, L'Arlésienne, and two works he made while a patient at the Saint-Paul Asylum, At Eternity’s Gate and Prisoners Exercising.
They will be joined by the very rarely lent Sunflowers from London’s National Gallery. Van Gogh lived in England as a young man for several crucial years. He walked the streets alone, dreaming of the future. He fell in love with British culture, especially the novels of Charles Dickens and George Eliot. And he was inspired by the art he saw here, including paintings by Constable and Millais which are featured in the exhibition. They affected his paintings throughout his career. The exhibition also looks at the British artists who were inspired by Van Gogh, including Francis Bacon, David Bomberg, and the young Camden Town painters. It shows how his vision set British artists on the road to modern art.
Find out more: https://bit.ly/2Ugfmpd
Art Video: Camp: Notes on Fashion
Watch a video preview of the exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from May 9 through September 8, 2019.
Art Video: From Basquiat to Burri - Cutting-Edge Contemporary Art Comes to Milan
"Milan is a must visit for Contemporary collectors in early April. Sotheby’s sale Arte Contemporanea (11 April | Milan) coincides with the internationally renowned design fair 'Salone del Mobile' and 'Miart' art fair. Showcasing some of the 20th century's most sought-after artists, highlights include international artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Joseph Albers, alongside the very best pre and post-war Italian artists, including Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri and Mario Schifano. The auction also includes the Hockemeyer Collection , a carefully curated selection of post-war Italian ceramics." (SOTHEBY´S, 2019).
Art Video: Albert Oehlen: Gagosian Online Viewing Room | The Market
#GagosianViewingRoom: On the occasion of Art Basel Hong Kong 2019, Gagosian is pleased to present the gallery’s third Online Viewing Room, featuring a monumental 1988 painting by Albert Oehlen. In this video, Gagosian directors Andrew Fabricant and Sam Orlofsky discuss the recent sales trends for Albert Oehlen and where they see his market heading. Visit the Viewing Room, now open through March 31, for more videos and informational text: http://on.gagosian.com/WCsZLcw
Art Video: Richard Deacon Interview: It Doesn't Have an End
“I like messing around with materials,” says the hugely influential Turner Prize-winning sculptor Richard Deacon in this video. Watch him talk about his diverse approaches to making abstract sculptures in a vast catalogue of materials. “The simpler the thing you’re interested in, the better it is.” Deacon likes to start with something simple, believing that if you start with something small, it can get bigger, whereas if you start with something big it can only get smaller.
At one point Deacon was interested in making things without corners: “Because I thought corners posed problems.” He wanted his sculptures to have no “points of interruption,” which he felt could be done by making them curved. Travelling in India, Deacon saw a number of carved caves as well as the ancient rock-cut temple Kailasa, which inspired him to make a sculpture by starting from something solid and taking away things until only the edges were left.
By this, he also moved away from his earlier method of putting pieces together: “I thought, you can go the other way. You could start from the lump and you could take it apart, as it were, and that would give you another way of making sculptures.” Richard Deacon (b. 1949 in Wales) is a British artist whose voluptuous abstract forms have placed him at the forefront of British sculpture since the 1980s. Deacon’s catalogue of materials is vast and diverse and has included laminated wood, stainless steel, corrugated iron, polycarbonate, marble, clay, vinyl, foam and leather.
Solo exhibitions include San Diego Museum of Art in San Diego, Prague City Gallery in Prague, Tate Britain and Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York City and Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. In 2007 he represented Wales at the Venice Biennale, and he has also participated in Glasgow International (2006) and the documenta 9 in Kassel (1992). Deacon won the Turner Prize in 1987 and was awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the Ministry of Culture, France in 1996 and was made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1999. He lives and works in London.
For more see: Richard Deacon
Richard Deacon was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner at Galleri Suanne Ottesen in Copenhagen in August 2018 in connection with the exhibition ‘Ian McKeever and Richard Deacon’.
Camera: Rasmus Quistgaard
Produced by: Marc-Christoph Wagner
Edited by: Roxanne Bagheshirin Lærkesen
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2019
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