- William McTaggart Shown in Centenary Celebration at Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery
- Smithsonian and Singapore Organize World Tour of Shipwreck Treasure
- Brainstem & Spinal Cord Images Hidden in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Fresco
- Lost Negatives Verified by Team of Experts as Ansel Adams' Early Work
- Le Havre Contemporary Art Biennale to Feature Comics & Contemporary Art
- Sothebys to Sell Works from Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers Collections
- A Tribute to Andy Warhol ~ Exclusive Collection of Bottles of Dom Pérignon
- Bedford Museum Exhibits Acquired Dora Carrington Drawing
- This Week in Review in Art Knowledge News
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 09:25 PM PDT
KIRKCALDY, SCOTLAND - Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery is this month marking the centenary of Scottish artist William McTaggart's death with an exhibition celebrating his work. McTaggart's Children will showcase his beautiful paintings of children in sunny cornfields and next to stormy seas. The exhibition contains 12 paintings which were bought with assistance from membership charity the Art Fund in 1964. They were acquired when over 100 paintings amassed by a local collector were put up for sale by his family. It is open from now until 13 October.
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 08:31 PM PDT
WASHINGTON, DC.- The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Singapore Tourism Board and the National Heritage Board of Singapore today announced a partnership to organize the first exhibition and international tour of one of the oldest and most important marine archaeological finds of the late 20th century. The exhibition will focus on the 1998 discovery of a ninth-century shipwreck and its astonishing cargo of about 60,000 objects from Tang dynasty China, ranging from mass-produced ceramics to rare and extraordinary items of finely worked gold. The cargo had laid undisturbed on the ocean floor for more than 1,100 years until sea-cucumber divers discovered it off the coast of Indonesia's Belitung Island. The ship, an Arab dhow, and its contents confirm the existence of a direct maritime trade route (alluded to in ancient Chinese and Arabic texts) from China to the Persian Gulf and beyond-well before the Portuguese set sail in the 15th century.
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 07:02 PM PDT
BALTIMORE.- Michelangelo, the 16th century master painter and accomplished anatomist, appears to have hidden an image of the brainstem and spinal cord in a depiction of God in the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers reports. These findings by a neurosurgeon and a medical illustrator, published in the May Neurosurgery, may explain long controversial and unusual features of one of the frescoes' figures.
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:47 PM PDT
BEVERLY HILLS (AP).- A lawyer says a trove of old glass negatives bought in California for $45 has been authenticated as the work of iconic photographer Ansel Adams, worth at least $200 million. Attorney Arnold Peter says a team of experts has concluded the 65 negatives are from the early work of Adams. It was believed the work had been destroyed in a fire decades ago. The negatives were bought 10 years ago at a garage sale in Fresno by painter Rick Norsigian, who noticed they resembled Adams' famed photographs of Yosemite National Park and hired Peter to assemble a team of experts.
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:46 PM PDT
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - The third edition of the Le Havre contemporary art biennale will take place from 1st to 31st October 2010. The event will be dedicated to the exploration of the relations between comics and contemporary art. "We knew for a long time that literature included works ranging from Winnie the pooh to Histoires d'O, and that Ben Affleck's movies were not similar to Jean-Luc Godard's. We just discovered that Marjane Satrapi's Persépolis was not competing with Jean Graton's Michel Vaillant."
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:36 PM PDT
NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby's announced that it has been appointed by Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LBHI) and Alvarez & Marsal, LLC, the professional services firm overseeing LBHI's restructuring, to sell selected works from the distinguished Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers Corporate Art Collections*, subject to bankruptcy court approval. After Lehman's acquisition in 2003 of Neuberger Berman, Lehman expanded its commitment to collecting fine art and embraced the enlightened vision of Roy Neuberger, who made contemporary art an integral part of the workplace for decades.
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:36 PM PDT
NEW YORK, NY.- With the creation of an exclusive collection of three bottles by the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin's School of Art & Design, Dom Pérignon pays tribute to Andy Warhol, creative genius and one of the most illustrious artists of the 20th century. Appropriating images from popular culture, Warhol created many paintings that remain icons of 20th-century art including the Campbell's Soup Can, Marilyn and Elvis series. Warhol worked in a variety of mediums from painting to photography and in the eighties hosted his own talk-show on MTV. Andy Warhol died February 22, 1987, firmly established as one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:36 PM PDT
LONDON.- Cecil Higgins Art Gallery & Bedford Museum has acquired an important topographical drawing by celebrated artist Dora Carrington (1893 – 1932), who attended Bedford High School as a child. Bedford Market (1911) was acquired at auction for £17,290, of which Art Fund members gave £5,763, the V&A / MLA Purchase Grant Fund contributed £5,544 and the Trustees of the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery gave the remainder. It is the only known work by Carrington that takes Bedford as its subject and is a rare depiction of her early life in the town.
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 06:35 PM PDT
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