ArtDaily Newsletter: Monday, Nov 08, 2021

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Wonders, and horrors, drawn from boyhood in a war zone
Petrit Halilaj at his exhibition “Very Volcanic Over This Green Feather,” which runs through Jan. 16, at Tate St. Ives in Cornwall, England, Oct. 14, 2021. Guy Martin/The New York Times.

by Alex Marshall

ST IVES (NYT NEWS SERVICE).- When Petrit Halilaj was 13 and a refugee from the brutal war in Kosovo, a group of Italian psychologists arrived at his camp in Albania and gave him some felt-tip pens. Halilaj was soon drawing dozens of bright, childish pictures. But their subjects were far from colorful: In one, he depicted tanks blowing up a family’s home; in another, a mass grave. Other pictures showed soldiers standing over dead bodies, with guns or bloody knives apparently raised in celebration. The psychologists spent two weeks in the camp, in 1999, trying to help the children there process the traumas they had experienced during the war, in which ethnic Albanian rebels fought against Serbian troops. For Halilaj, an ethnic Albanian, those traumas were many. Serbian forces burned down his home and captured his father. His family fled from place to place, until they ended up in the refuge in Albania. Halilaj’s vivid pictures impressed the psychologists — and not only them: Reporters visiting the cam … More


The Best Photos of the Day
Best Photos of the Day
Women of Shangri-La, 2002 Mixed media, variable dimensions, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Matsumoto Japan © YAYOI KUSAMA.


Galerie Lelong & Co. presents a solo exhibition with Jaume Plensa, featuring new sculptures by the artist David Zwirner presents Seen in the Mirror: Things from the Cartin Collection China Guardian launching the inaugural ‘Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale’ in 2021 Autumn Auctions

Jaume Plensa, nest solo exhibition, installation view. Image courtesy: Galerie Lelong & Co.

NEW YORK, NY.- Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, is presenting a solo exhibition with Jaume Plensa, featuring new sculptures by the artist, including the debut of the new nest series, that explores the innovation of figurative forms in his depictions of contemporary portraiture. The exhibition coincides with the opening of two monumental public-facing commissions: Plensa’s tallest sculpture to-date, Water’s Soul, at Newport Pier Park, Jersey City, and UTOPIA, a lobby of white marble relief located in the new welcome center for the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Plensa is internationally recognized as one of today’s leading contemporary portrait artists; harnessing the power of this approach to convey our relationship to the world and each other by emphasizing our shared humanity through portraits of individuals. In the nest series, reliefs of contemplative or dreaming faces emerge from alaba … More


Giorgio Morandi, Natura morta (Still Life), 1946. The Cartin Collection, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome. Image courtesy: David Zwirner.

NEW YORK, NY.- David Zwirner is presenting Seen in the Mirror: Things from the Cartin Collection, on view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location. Since he began collecting in the 1980s, Mickey Cartin has assembled a remarkable and singular collection of works—including paintings from the last six centuries, drawings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, artists’ books, and old master prints—that reflects his own expansive curiosity and his interest in the philosophical nuances he often discovers in them. Cartin’s thoughtful approach to collecting is informed by his fascination with beauty, knowledge, and the miraculous, as well as what curator Luke Syson calls the “taxonomies of the subjective and the irrational.” A general focus on certain genres, such as portraiture and self-portraiture as well as landscape painting, establishes links between works from disparate periods, as d … More


Pablo Picasso, Le Tete de femme au Chapeau, 1965. Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 1/2 inches (60 x 50 cm). Signed Picasso (lower right) and dated 1965 (on the reverse). Estimated: USD 3,100,000-4,650,000. Courtesy: China Guardian.

BEIJING.- China Guardian Auctionlaunches the inaugural ‘Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale.’ Part of the 2021 Autumn Auctions in Beijing Guardian Art Center, this special evening auction includes highlights such as a rare and museum-quality ‘Water Lilies’ painting by Claude Monet, an early portrait by Paul Cézanne, an important landscape by Camille Pissarro, and a signature portrait by Pablo Picasso. With tracked provenance and well-established exhibition and literature records, all five works represent the artists’ bold exploration and pioneering practice. They are evidence of groundbreaking innovations in art history, new perspectives to view the world and the artists’ inner selves in the light of modern technology, and representation of the continuous breakthroughs in pursuit of innovation in human civilization. Bassin aux nymphéas, les rosiers, created in 1913, is exemplary of Claude Monet’ … More

Helmut Newton. Legacy, the exhibition that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the German photographer The Phillips Collection announces the first exhibition in DC in 25 years to focus on Picasso’s early works Galerie Esther Woerdehoff brings together the work of twenty-one artists in the exhibition “Urban Spirit”

Helmut Newton, Thierry Mugler Fashion, US Vogue, Monte Carlo 1995. Courtesy: Helmut Newton Foundation.

BERLIN.- 31 October 2021 marked the opening of the expansive retrospective exhibition Helmut Newton. Legacy at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin. Originally scheduled to coincide with the photographer’s 100th birthday, it was postponed for a year due to the pandemic. Visitors can now look forward to seeing not only Helmut Newton’s many iconic images, but also a number of suprises. The entire exhibition space on the first floor of the museum will chronologically trace the life and visual legacy of the Berlin-born photographer. With around 300 works, half of which are being shown for the first time, the foundation’s curator Matthias Harder will present lesser-known aspects of Newton’s oeuvre, including many of his more unconventional fashion photographs, which span the decades and reflect the changing spirit of the times. The presentation will be complemented by Polaroids and contact sheets that give i … More


Pablo Picasso, The Blue Room, 1901, oil on canvas, 19 7/8 x 24 1/4 in. Courtesy: The Phillips Collection, Acquired 1927 © 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

WASHINGTON, DC.- Picasso: Painting the Blue Period, co-organized by The Phillips Collection and the Art Gallery of Ontario, is the culmination of more than twelve years of scientific and curatorial research on Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period artworks. Comprised of artworks from 30 international collections, the exhibition will feature more than 90 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Picasso along with works by French and Spanish artists that he studied before and during the Blue Period. The exhibition provides new insight into his creative process, including visual documentation of groundbreaking technical studies, which initially began in the Phillips’s Sherman Fairchild Conservation Studio. The Phillips Collection’s presentation of Picasso: Painting the Blue Period will be on view February 26 through June 12, 2022, following its run at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, where it will close on January 16. It is the … More


Kourtney Roy, Manhole, 2017. Baryta colour inkjet print, 60 x 90 cm. Image: © Kourtney Roy, courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff.

PARIS.- “The city exists as a mass and is scattered in seeds, in gramen, but what raises and rouses these seeds, touches them, makes them spin, is the luminous palpitation of the beings who walk through it, these are the paths themselves”. Jean-Christophe Bailly. Each of the works in the exhibition “Urban Spirit” is like one of the seeds mentioned by Jean-Christophe Bailly: receptacles of germinating potential, urban experiences of ready to bloom. Through the works of twenty-one artists, the exhibition poses the question of what the ‘life’ of a city is. Whether panoramic or fragmented, the image of urban space is constantly charged by life, even when humans aren’t involved. The city is a body, with a nervous system and limbs. Like every being, it is traversed by the paradox of being inhabited by stability as well as movement, identity as well as change. It is a plurality, a community of destinies and subject to the vagaries of the lives that inhabit it. The exhibited works are inscribed in thi … More

Marianne Boesky Gallery announces temporary exhibition with Simon Studer Art in Geneva, Switzerland Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art announces Unicum, an exhibition featuring eleven works and seven artists An Indigenous Canadian director channels traumatic memories into film

Donald Moffett, Lot 092620 (vortices, white), 2020. Oil on linen, wood panel, steel 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. 33.7 x 21 x 15.9 cm. Courtesy: Donald Moffett and Marianne Boesky Gallery.

GENEVA.- Marianne Boesky Gallerywill be launching a pop-up exhibition in collaboration with Simon Studer Art in Geneva, Switzerland, for two weeks from November 10–27, 2021. Marianne Boesky’s presentation will take over a gallery of Simon Studer Art’s permanent space, highlighting a diverse range of works by the gallery’s program of artists. Notably, this project marks the gallery’s first short-term exhibition in Europe and is part of an ongoing initiative to amplify its international reach through collaborative projects with galleries and organizations across the United States and globally. The Geneva pop-up exhibition is spearheaded by Marianne Boesky Gallery’s Geneva-based Director, Katie Kennedy Perez. The presentation will feature works by artists Ghada Amer, Sanford Biggers, Allison Janae Hamilton, The Haas Brothers, Donald Moffett, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Frank Stella, Michaela Yearwood Dan, and … More


Jim Dine, Watercolor Boys, 2007. Diptych, two single color lithographs with watercolor 36 x 26 inches each. Edition 7 / 10, signed lower right. Image courtesy: Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art.

NEW YORK, NY.- Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art announces Unicum, an exhibition featuring eleven works, seven artists, and five approaches to print-making. The show unites skilled print-makers – Mark Tobey, Frank Stella, Jim Dine, Elizabeth Murray, John Zurier, Kenny Scharf, and James Brown – to highlight the category of unique prints. Monotypes, trial proofs, and lithographs with hand-coloring are three of the techniques included in the exhibition. John Zurier’s 2017 monotypes emphasize a critical relationship between gesture and production. Monotypes require artists to transfer a painted surface – typically glass or metal – to paper before the image dries. The richness of Zurier’s final print depends on his application of ink, pressure, and speed. Near-monochromatic prints featuring gestural brushstrokes accentuate the dynamic between Zurier’s physical touch and proficiency of technological production. Trial proofs serve as an oppo … More


Tracey Deer, an Indigenous Canadian filmmaker, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, Oct. 30, 2021. Guoman Liao/The New York Times.

by Laurel Graeber

NEW YORK, NY (NYT NEWS SERVICE).- Tracey Deer can still remember the sound of rocks hitting the car, her panicked mother’s orders to “Get down!” and the loud smash as a back passenger window shattered, showering glass over her screaming little sister. Deer, an Indigenous Canadian filmmaker, was only 12 on Aug. 28, 1990, when a white mob hurled stones and racial insults at vehicles filled with Mohawk women, children and the elderly, all trying to evacuate a reservation near Montreal. The Oka crisis, a dispute between Canadian authorities and the Mohawk people over land rights, was reaching its height, and the frightened children crouched on the floor until Deer’s mother could drive on. “My sense of safety was stolen from me,” Deer said. “My sense of self-worth, as of that moment, was nonexistent.” But after spending most of her adolescence consumed by anger, she said in a video interview, “I ended up finding a way to channel that instead into my drive to prove all those peopl … More

Blanc Art Space, the fist art space with tax-free policy in Beijing Pace Gallery presents Lazarus Manifold, an exhibition of recent work by Robert Longo Mural Arts Philadelphia & Parkway Corporation dedicate Declaration mural by artists Reginald Dwayne Betts & Titus Kaphar

Blanc Art Space comprises of two independent buildings with a total construction area of 11,556 m2 with one dedicated to International Antique Art and the other to International Contemporary Art. Image courtesy: Blanc Art Space.

BEIJING.- The Blanc Art Space is the first art center with a tax-free policy in Beijing and aims to stoke the country’s cultural sector by providing more opportunities to foreign galleries and art owners to conduct business in Beijing. Blanc Art Space promotes the return of overseas cultural relics and contributes toward cultivating Beijing into a global art hub. Blanc Art Group officially launches and opens exhibition spaces in two Art Space buildings. Blanc Art Space comprises of two independent buildings with a total construction area of 11,556 m2 with one dedicated to International Antique Art and the other to International Contemporary Art. Building A1, intended for International Antique Art spaces, is the platform and a key component of Beijing’s building of a global cultural relics and artworks trading center. Building A1 explores and integrates the business models of storing, transporting, displaying and trading cultural relics and artworks. Building D7, dedicated to International Contem … More


Robert Longo, Untitled (Warrior), 2021. Charcoal on mounted paper 88-1/4″ × 70″(224.2 cm × 177.8 cm), image 96-3/4″ × 78-1/2″ × 4-3/16″ (245.7 cm × 199.4 cm × 10.6 cm), frame. Image: © Robert Longo, courtesy Pace Gallery.

NEW YORK, NY.- Pace Gallerypresents Lazarus Manifold, an exhibition of recent work by Robert Longo, on the seventh floor of 540 West 25th Street in New York. Running from November 5 to December 18, the presentation follows Longo’s debut solo show at Pace, I do fly / After summer merrily, which was on view in New York this fall. Lazarus Manifold will feature Untitled (American Sinscape), a suite of five large-scale charcoal drawings, and the cast bronze sculpture Untitled (A Column of Time: One Year of The New York Times, March 2020–March 2021). The five drawings contemplate the crimes upon which America was built while also serving as records of various ongoing crises in the US. Detailed renderings of a Native American headdress; a field of cotton; a tattered flag; a pile of opioid pills; and the wing of a fallen bird are uniformly sized and installed in close succession. The order of the images indicates a chronology, and each wor … More


Kaley Doram, impacted by the justice system, and whose face is depicted in the mural with redacted text from the Declaration of Independence, she is a descendant of John Hancock, the first signer of the Declaration.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Mural Arts Philadelphia, alongside Parkway Corporation, dedicated the mural Declaration now located at 15th and Race Streets in Philadelphia. In a celebration of Mural Arts Month presented by Chase, Mural Arts Philadelphia kicked off the special mural dedication with a poetry reading by Poet & Activist Ursula Rucker followed by a program with Mural Arts Philadelphia Executive Director Jane Golden; Alison Stohr, Chief of Staff for Councilperson Kendra Brooks, At-Large; City of Philadelphia Controller Rebecca Rhynhart; Robert Zuritsky, President & CEO, Parkway Corporation; Anna Z. Boni, Executive VP and Chief Administrative Officer, Parkway Corporation; Chandra Williams, Community Manager of Chase, presenting sponsor of Mural Arts Month; Reginald Dwayne Betts, Lead Artist, Mural Arts Philadelphia; Chill Moody, musician; as well as Kaley Doram, Mural Arts Guild Alumna, who is featured in the mural. Conceived by writer/attorney Regin … More


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Daniel-1.jpgDaniel Dezeuze returns to Galerie Templon with a series of hybrid works
PARIS.- “Will the painting survive the extraordinary multiplication of screens? How can it resist the dispersed practices of contemporary art?” – Daniel Dezeuze. Daniel Dezeuze returns to Galerie Templonthis fall with a series of hybrid works lying at the intersection of painting and sculpture. Imbued with a more radical outlook than ever, Écrans/Tableaux: Variations continues to question the role, history and practice of painting and sets the stage for a new exploration, marked by the triumph of digital and proliferation of screens. The dichotomy between screens and paintings has fascinated Dezeuze since the 1960s. When he was teaching at the University of Toronto, Dezeuze discovered the work of celebrated theorist Marshall McLuhan, a pioneer in research on new mass media and the growing incursion … More

Marvel-1.jpgMarvel’s ‘Eternals’ tops N.America box office despite mixed reviews
LOS ANGELES, CA (AFP).- Marvel’s new superhero film “Eternals” took in an estimated $71 million this weekend to top the North American box office, a strong pandemic-era opening if a bit below expectations, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. Written and directed by Chloe Zhao, fresh off her best-director Oscar win for “Nomadland,” the film faced some of the worst reviews of any Marvel film — the only one to draw a “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes — but has fared well overseas, taking in an impressive $91 million. Led by actors Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden and Gemma Chan, “Eternals” tells the tale of an immortal race of aliens who emerge from several millennia in hiding to save the Earth from the evil Deviants. With “Eternals” gobbling up the biggest chunk of box office pie for the Friday … More

Filmfestiv-1.jpgFilm festival offers Tunisian inmates rare escape
TUNIS (AFP).- For the first time, three prison inmates in Tunisia were allowed a brief taste of freedom for the sake of art. The prestigious Carthage Film Festival offered the prisoners the chance to briefly escape confinement — under police supervision — to help make a documentary about the festival. “To be free, even for a while — nothing is more beautiful,” said one of the inmates, who gave his name as Nemss. The trio were chosen due to their “good behaviour, but also their audiovisual gifts”, said Tarek Fanni, the head of cultural programmes at the prison authorities. “It’s an important means of reintegration,” Fani said. The idea was the result of a collaboration between the film festival, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the North African nation’s prison authority. Nemss, 30, who has already spent o … More

Fondation-1.jpgFondation HCB is presenting the exhibition of John Coplans “La Vie des Formes”
PARIS.- Fondation HCB is presenting a remarkable exhibition on the œuvre of John Coplans (1920‑2003), in collaboration with Le Point du Jour, Centre d’Art Éditeur in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. Works on show here, on loan from French collections, testify to the audacity of this British artist, known for uncompromising representations of his body. Coplans, who emigrated to the United States at the start of the 1960s, was at first painter, art critic, museum director and curator before devoting himself fully to photography in the early 1980s. At sixty years old, after twenty years of promoting the work of other artists, he retired to take up a life in art. He then developed a photography practice in which he represented himself nude, in black and white and often fragmented, his head always out of frame. To all these images, produced bet … More

Julie-1.jpgJulie Green, artist who memorialized inmates’ Last Suppers, dies at 60
NEW YORK, NY (NYT NEWS SERVICE).- Six tacos, six glazed doughnuts and a Cherry Coke: That was the last meal of a man executed in Oklahoma in July 1999. Rendered in cobalt blue glaze on a white china plate the next year, it was the first in Julie Green’s decadeslong art project, “The Last Supper,” which documented the final meals of death row prisoners around the country. To Green, who taught art at Oregon State University, their choices put a human face on an inhumane practice. Some requests were elaborate: fried sac-a-lait fish (otherwise known as white perch or crappie, it’s the state fish of Louisiana) topped with crawfish étouffée. And some were starkly mundane: two peanut butter cups and a Dr Pepper. She planned to paint the meals until capital punishment was abolished, or until she had made 1,000 plates, w … More

FIFA-1.jpgFIFA Museum announces “211”: A collaborative global exhibition on football heritage and culture
ZURICH.- The FIFA Museum announces ‘211’, the museum’s first collaborative exhibition, which will invite all 211 FIFA Member Associations from around the world to share their own objects, stories and histories, together presenting a snapshot of global football culture. FIFA’s vision is to ‘make football truly global’ and the FIFA Museum is dedicated to representing FIFA’s 211 member associations and their communities both within the museum in Zurich and through creating opportunities to reflect on and increase the visibility of all different individual and unique football cultures. The ‘211’ exhibition will open at the FIFA Museum ahead of the next FIFA World Cup™ and will feature objects, videos, interactive and digital content, shining a light on the immense scale and diversity of different football cultures, as well as the experien … More

Theartist-1.jpgThe artist eats his artworks and turns it into NFT
ALMATY.- According to the creator, this is the only sure and fair way to create tokens and implement your creations. The artist notes that any artwork he sells as an NFT will be kept by the buyer as a file. He will not receive the original. The original remains with the creator, as well as the feeling of incomplete transition of the work to the NFT format. “Such a new direction as NFT requires certain sacrifices from the artist, if, of course, he creates his artworks with the help of canvas and paints, and his artworks can be felt” – says the artist. Among the works of Vekhov there is an artifact – “Molbertine”. With the help of it all living things from our world enter the artist’s world – Melancholy. “In our ordinary world “molbertine” is me. And only after passing through me, through my hands, brushes, paints, pencils, and, ultimately, the gastrointest … More



The King’s Animals


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On a day like today, American illustrator Norman Rockwell died
November 08, 1978. Norman Percevel Rockwell (February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978) was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell’s works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, Saying Grace (1951), The Problem We All Live With, and the Four Freedoms series. He is also noted for his work for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA); producing covers for their publication Boys’ Life, calendars, and other illustrations. In this image: Laurie Norton Moffatt, director and CEO of the Norman Rockwell Museum, discusses the painting “Girl at Mirror”, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, in Akron, Ohio.

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