ArtDaily Newsletter: Friday, Jan 14, 2022

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New details discovered in restoration of 400-year-old winter landscape
Hendrick Avercamp, restauratie IJsgezicht (1610-1620). Aanbrengen retouches. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn.

ROTTERDAM.- Over the past year, the painting ‘Scene on the Ice’ (1610-1620) by Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634) from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has been thoroughly restored, revealing the painting’s fresh colours and bringing to light surprising details. This week, the museum has posted a short video online about the restoration of the work. But even after making the film, the restorer Johanneke Verhave made another remarkable discovery when she realised that what had previously been mistaken for reeds was in fact a gallows field. Thanks to the extensive conservation work, the painting is now ready for the future. ‘Scene of the Ice’ is on view in the exhibition ‘Maritime Masterpieces’ in Rotterdam’s Maritime Museum until 4 September. The restoration of Avercamp’s ‘Scene on the Ice’ was made possible by Stichting Droom en Daad as part of ‘Boijmans Next Door’. The short video … More


The Best Photos of the Day
Best Photos of the Day
The Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL is presenting “Through A New Lens”, an exhibition of photographs by seven internationally-recognized iPhoneographers. The exhibition, curated by museum professional, art historian and photographer, Gina Costa, demonstrates a broad range of styles and approaches used by mobile technology. In this image: Gina Costa and Stephen Murphy.


2021 is Hindman Auctions’ best year in 39-year history Christie’s offers the private collection of book dealer William S. Reese New book offers a fresh interpretation of Paul Nash’s career through the lens of his design and illustration work

Martin Wong (American, 1946-1999), Persuit (El Que Gane Pierde – He Who Wins Looses), 1984 (detail). Sold for $1,100,000.

CHICAGO, IL.- 2021 was a year of records at Hindman Auctions. The auction firm reported $87 million in total sales for the year, its highest total by a wide margin in the company’s 39-year history, setting over 30 individual auction records along the way. The year demonstrated not only the strength of the current auction market, but the success of Hindman’s investment in technology and its client-focused approach. “Over the five years I have been lucky to be with Hindman, our business has more than doubled in size,” said Jay Frederick Krehbiel, Hindman’s CEO. “Building on the extraordinary legacy of our founders, Leslie Hindman and Wes Cowan, we have redoubled our efforts to be the most client-centric firm possible and I was thrilled to see our clients respond so enthusiastically this year.” Hindman began 2021 by rolling out its Digital Bid Room, a proprietary online and mobile live bidding platform that al … More


A rare, contemporary broadside edition of the Declaration of Independence, John Rodgers, 15 or 16 July 1776. Estimate: $1,000,000-1,500,000. © Christie’s Images Ltd 2022.

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s will present The Private Collection of William S. “Bill” Reese. The late Bill Reese was renowned as the foremost dealer-scholar of antiquarian books of his generation, and his private collection will be among the most valuable sales of printed Americana in over 50 years. With the rich combination of printed works, historic prints, fine art, and color-plate books, this stands as one of the most visually beautiful collections of Americana to ever come to auction. A series of themed live and online auctions will be held in New York beginning May 25 and September, and highlights of the collection will be unveiled to the public during Christie’s Americana Week exhibition January 13-28. Christie’s exhibitions mark the first time in over 30 years that any portion of the current collection has been publicly exhibited. With approximately 700 lots, the collection has a total pre- … More


Paul Nash: Designer and Illustrator by James King. Price: £29.95/$59.99. Hardback. 216 pages, 120 colour and 40 black & white. ISBN: 978 1 84822 445 2

LONDON.- Exploring the ways in which painting, applied design and illustration intertwined over the course of the accomplished career of Paul Nash (1889-1946), this book provides a new perspective on one of the most gifted and celebrated English artists of the twentieth century. Skilfully navigating the diversity of Nash’s design output, which drew in illustration, book jackets, posters, set design, pattern papers, fabrics, glass, ceramics and photography, in the context of Nash’s painting and wider pre-occupations, James King presents an artist who strove to resolve his artistic vision. With Nash’s work informed by seismic shifts within the visual arts during his lifetime – from the influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement on the one hand, to Surrealism and Abstraction on the other – this fascinating book reveals the considerable gifts that allowed Nash to create … More

Exhibition brings two renowned collections together for the first time Friedman Benda opens an exhibition dedicated to Creative Salvage furniture Two-part NFT exhibition fuses art and technology: Poetic Enigma

Michael Armitage, Sun Wukong in Gachie, 2015. Courtesy the Roberts Institute of Art and the David and Indrė Roberts Collection. Photo: Stephen White. © Michael Armitage.

GLASGOW.- The Roberts Institute of Art and The Hunterian, University of Glasgow are pleased to announce a collaborative exhibition in which works by artists who have evoked bodily experiences – often in response to the impacts of technology, spirituality or mortality – are exhibited together for the first time. Artists featured in Flesh Arranges Itself Differently from The Hunterian and the David and Indrė Roberts Collection, managed by the Roberts Institute of Art, include Rita Ackermann, Christine Borland, Ilana Halperin, Tamara Henderson, Loie Hollowell, Yayoi Kusama, Liliane Lijn, Eduardo Paolozzi, Robert Rauschenberg, Michael E. Smith and Danh Vō among others. The exhibition will also include remarkable anatomical drawings from The Hunterian collection. The exhibition is jointly curated by Ned McConnell, Curator, RIA and Dominic Paterson, Curator, The Hunterian, and will take place at The Hunterian … More


Deborah Thomas, Blue Flame, Wall Light Installation, 1987.

NEW YORK, NY.- Friedman Benda is presenting its eighth annual guest-curated exhibition, Accidents Will Happen: Creative Salvage, 1981–1991. Curated by Gareth Williams, who co-authored Cut & Shut: The History of Creative Salvage with Nick Wright, the exhibition showcases key works from an often overlooked but highly influential period of British design that exploded out of 1980s London. The exhibition, the first international presentation dedicated to Creative Salvage furniture, showcases early and important works from key figures, many of whom have gone on to become leading household names. Featuring works by Ron Arad, Mark Brazier-Jones, Tom Dixon, André Dubreuil, Danny Lane, Jon Mills and Deborah Thomas, Accidents Will Happen: Creative Salvage, 1981–1991 captures a critical moment in the course of recent design history and charts its exciting narrative through a wealth of contemporary archival material. Against the backdrop of a … More


Peng Jian, Harmony X #2/5, 2020. NFT Edition of 5, 1 minute 30 seconds video. Courtesy of Ora-Ora and the artist.

HONG KONG.- Ora-Ora is presenting an exciting two-part exhibition of leading-edge Non-Fungible Token (‘NFT’) artworks, entitled Poetic Enigma. Poetic Enigma I is already open at Q9 Crypto Hub until January 21, featuring NFT innovators such as Peng Jian, Cindy Ng and Ernest Chang among others. The venue for Poetic Enigma II is Ora-Ora’s Tai Kwun gallery space, where it will run from January 17 to February 13. Poetic Enigma alludes to a tendency to romanticize that which we do not understand or cannot directly experience, giving full rein to the attractions of mystery, the unattainable and the unrequited. Fast technological change habitually stands in opposition to this tendency, often provoking feelings of disturbance, disorientation or resentment outside the circle of trusted initiates. Poetic Enigma places innovation in our immediate and familiar orbit. In so doing, it invites visitors to dispel suspicion and give way to naivety, … More

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announces fall 2021 grantees and new website It started with a kiss. Then film scholars found more. MOCA announces Amy Hood as Chief Communications Officer

CALA Alliance: Crossfade LAB with Lido Pimiento and Carolina Caycedo, Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, Arizona. Image courtesy of CALA Alliance, photograph by Alonso Parra, Lamp Left.

NEW YORK, NY.- The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has announced the recipients of its Fall 2021 grants. A total of $4.1 million will be awarded to 49 organizations to support the vital work of artists in communities around the country. Grant recipients will be profiled on the Foundation’s new website, which was developed by multidisciplinary design firm Wkshps to bring greater visibility to the Foundation’s philanthropic work and its stewardship of Warhol’s legacy. The Fall 2021 list, which includes 20 first time grantees, features organizations notable for their innovative and enduring support for artists through exhibitions, residencies, commissions, publications, and a wide range of public programs that engage critically with artists’ ideas. Their flexibility, creativity and collaborative approach to working with artists help artistic … More


Something Good—Negro Kiss [alternate version]. 1898. USA. Selig Polyscope. Courtesy the National Library of Norway.

NEW YORK, NY.- Even in the 19th century, a film could have an extended cut. One of the earliest titles screening in this year’s To Save and Project series, the Museum of Modern Art’s annual showcase of recent preservations, is an alternate version of “Something Good — Negro Kiss,” a film put out by the Selig Polyscope Co. in 1898. “Something Good,” which archivist Dino Everett rediscovered in 2017 and scholar Allyson Nadia Field helped identify, shows two vaudeville performers clasping hands and kissing. The Library of Congress added it to the National Film Registry in 2018 and noted that it “may represent the earliest example of African American intimacy onscreen.” The version showing at MoMA, though, in a program of orphan films on Jan. 23, is a little bit longer, even if it still runs less than a minute at the speed being used. This time, the actors, Saint Suttle and Gertie Brown, are on opposite sides of the screen, and Suttle pantomimes … More


Amy Hood, photo by Scott J. Aaronson.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angelesannounces the appointment of Amy Hood as Chief Communications Officer. In this capacity, Amy will oversee all communications efforts for the museum, including press and marketing, social media, digital, and design. “Amy will be a wonderful addition to MOCA,” said Johanna Burton, The Maurice Marciano Director of MOCA. “Her extensive experience in cultural communications and deep knowledge of the arts in Los Angeles and beyond are great assets as we continue to expand the museum’s reach and build our team.” Amy Hood has worked in arts outreach in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. She comes to MOCA from the J. Paul Getty Trust, where she has worked with the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum for more than ten years. Previously she was at Ruder Finn Arts & Communications Counselors (now known as Polskin Arts & Communications Counselors, Finn Partners), … More

62 Hudson River School paintings are being sold online, now thru Feb. 16, by AAR Illuminating circles transform Broadway into glowing tunnel Chrysler Museum spotlights the impact of sea level rise and climate change in new exhibitions

Oil on canvas by Fred Pansing (N.Y./Germany, 1844-1912), depicting Hudson River Schooners sailing in the widest part of the Hudson River, at the “Tappan Sea”, painted circa 1880.

PLEASANT VALLEY, NY.- An online-only auction dedicated entirely to a single-owner collection of paintings by noted artists from the renowned Hudson River School – 62 works in all – is being held online now, by Absolute Auction & Realty. The auction will end on Wednesday, February 16th. People can register and bid now, on the AAR website, at The curated auction is from the personal collection of Robert and Susan Doyle of Fishkill, N.Y., dedicated collectors of the first American School of Art that later became known as the Hudson River School, in upstate New York. All the paintings are original works and nearly all have been professionally cleaned and conserved. Every painting would be a worthy addition to a collection. The Hudson River School consisted of mid-19th century “Nature Painters” who found spirituality in nature. These … More


The Garment District Alliance unveils free outdoor immersive public art installation created by Serge Maheu.

NEW YORK, NY.- The Garment District Alliance has unveiled Passage, an interactive art installation comprised of 20 circles of light that form a pedestrian tunnel on Broadway. As visitors walk through the exhibition, each circle emits light and sounds, creating a transformative, playful experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Located on Broadway in the Garment District between 39th and 40th Streets, Passage is free and will be available to the public through February 13th. “Passage is truly a fantastic exhibition that has transformed the pedestrian experience on Broadway with its bright, colorful presence,” said Barbara A. Blair, president of the Garment District Alliance. “As we kick off the new year, we encourage New Yorkers and visitors to enjoy this outdoor immersive installation as part of their visit to the Garment District.” The interactive installation invites passersby through an … More


Anastasia Samoylova (American, b. Soviet Union, 1984), Camouflage, 2017. Edition 3 of 5. Pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

NORFOLK, VA.- The Chrysler Museum of Art unites the work of artists and scientists to explore the effects of sea-level rise, tidal flooding and shoreline erosion in FloodZone: Photographs by Anastasia Samoylova and Waters Rising: A View from Our Backyard, both on view through May 29, 2022. From various sites in Hampton Roads and South Florida, these artists and researchers document, visualize and reflect upon the dire realities of our current climate crisis and its impact on communities along the U.S. East Coast, making palpable seemingly distant issues in our immediate environment and underscoring the urgent need for adaptation. In FloodZone, the Chrysler Museum transports visitors to the vibrant yet vulnerable coastal region of Miami, Florida through Anastasia Samoylova’s striking and stirring photographic account of everyday life in a threatened coastal … More


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carto-1.jpgBankstown Arts Centre opens “Cultural Cartography: Creating Art at the Intersection of Cultures”
SYDNEY.- Curated by one of the most renowned Australian artists, Guan Wei, Cultural Cartography: Creating Art at the Intersection of Cultures opened at Bankstown Arts Centre on 13th January during Sydney Festival. Running as part of Bankstown Arts Centre’s NEXUS, an exciting immersive cultural festival showcasing the energy and vitality of young creatives from Bankstown and beyond, Cultural Cartography: Creating Art at the Intersection of Cultures is a provocative exhibition curated by one of Australia’s most renowned artists Guan Wei and showcasing five young artists – Cindy Chen, NC Qin, Chris Yee, Christina Huynh and Anney Bounpraseuth – whose works contemplate on and reflect the diversity, complexity and dynamics of contemporary humanities and lifestyles. Curator Guan Wei said, “German physicist Werner … More

danceco-1.jpgNai-Ni Chen Dance Company announces new artistic team
NEW YORK, NY.- Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a rare Asian American women-led dance company, has been mourning the loss of its artistic leader Nai-Ni Chen for the past week. Ms. Chen is an embodiment of immigrant Chinese American dance artists who came to America to contribute to the world of dance and has since created a company with deep roots in many aspects of community life. Her sudden passing also leaves a legacy of 30 years of work to create cross-cultural dances that empower the next generation of immigrant artists and honors diverse influences in mainstream American culture. To ensure Ms. Chen’s legacy continues to flourish, grow, and inspire the generations to come, the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company Board of Directors and Executive Director Andrew Chiang announce the appointment of three new artistic leaders … More

carbon-1.jpgExhibition at Carbon 12 presents works by three Austrian-born or Austrian-based artists
DUBAI.- “We […] live in disturbing times, mixed-up times, troubling and turbid times. The task is to become capable, with each other in all of our bumptious kinds, of response. […] Our task is to make trouble, to stir up potent response to devastating events, as well as to settle troubled waters and rebuild quiet places. In urgent times, many of us are tempted to address trouble in terms of making an imagined future safe, of stopping something from happening that looms in the future, of clearing away the present and the past in order to make futures for coming generations. Staying with the trouble does not require such a relationship to times called the future. In fact, staying with the trouble requires learning to be truly present […].”[1] In Staying with the Trouble, theoretician Donna J. Haraway imagines a world in which we live together with various … More

penelope-1.jpgThe visions of Penélope Cruz
NEW YORK, NY.- You have to wonder if Penélope Cruz manifested her first phone call from Pedro Almodóvar. As a young girl growing up in Madrid, she watched Betamax tapes of his movies over and over, hoping that the Spanish auteur might find a place for her in his bright and bold world. She dreamed about it so often that the day he did phone her about a role, it didn’t even feel like the first call — it felt like the tenth, or the hundredth, from someone she already knew very well. That bond was further confirmed when Almodóvar summoned her to his apartment to read scenes. Cruz was still a fledgling actress — it was 1992, and her first two movies, “Jamón Jamón” and “Belle Epoque,” had only just come out — but as she batted lines back and forth with the far more established Almodóvar in his kitchen, their connection couldn’t have been more … More

mocking-1.jpg‘Mockingbird,’ once a Broadway smash, to pause production amid omicron
NEW YORK, NY.- The producers of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a hit play that had been packing in audiences before the pandemic, announced Wednesday that they would shut the show down until June, lay off the cast and crew, downsize the production and then reopen in a smaller theater. At the same time, “Girl From the North Country,” a heart-tugging musical that uses the songs of Bob Dylan to consider the Depression-era plight of a group of down-on-their-luck Midwesterners in the town where Dylan was born, said it will end its Broadway run on Jan. 23, and would try to reopen in another theater this spring. They became the seventh and eighth Broadway shows to announce temporary or permanent closing dates since early December, when the omicron variant sent coronavirus cases soaring in New York. Their plans for short-term layoffs follow … More

Love-1.jpgLove, trust and heartbreak on two stages
NEW YORK, NY.- When Orpheus turned around to look at Eurydice during the closing performance of Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice” at the Metropolitan Opera, the audience’s collective gasp seemed to shake the grand theater. I recalled another time I heard such a gasp: from the character of Eurydice near the end of “Doubt Comes In,” a song in the Broadway musical “Hadestown.” Then, too, the audience gasped along with her. A lifelong classics nerd, I was surprised both times by the reaction. Does the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice really require a spoiler alert? The myth has been kicking around for more than two millennia, after all. Orpheus, the greatest musician of all, marries Eurydice, who dies when she’s bitten by a snake on their wedding day. He descends to the underworld, where the god of the dead offers him another … More

dale-1.jpgDale Clevenger, Chicago Symphony’s fearless horn master, dies at 81
NEW YORK, NY.- Dale Clevenger, whose expressive, daring playing as the solo French horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 47 years made him one of the most respected orchestral instrumentalists of his generation, died Jan. 5 at a hospital near his home in Brescia, Italy. He was 81. The cause was complications of Waldenstrom’s disease, a form of lymphoma, his family said. Clevenger was a pillar of the famed Chicago brass section, which has long been renowned as an unrivaled force for its clean, majestic sound, fearless attacks and sheer might. Working with his equally enduring fellow principals, Adolph Herseth on trumpet, Jay Friedman on trombone and Arnold Jacobs on tuba, Clevenger helped shape that section into the envy of the orchestra world and the joy of its conductors. In a statement, Riccardo Muti, the orchestra’s music … More

reggie-1.jpgReggie Wilson explores the power of moving together
NEW YORK, NY.- Even choreographer Reggie Wilson sees how many would think that his new piece, “Power,” is just another version of “ … they stood shaking while others began to shout,” which premiered in 2019. “How many people have made pieces inspired by Mother Rebecca’s Black Shaker community?” he said, dissolving into a characteristic fit of laughter. But while the two works “have some similar movements,” he added, “they’re really not the same piece at all.” When Wilson became aware of Mother Rebecca Cox Jackson, a Shaker eldress who formed her own community in Philadelphia in the 19th century, he was immediately intrigued about how Black and Shaker traditions intertwined — or didn’t. Shaker worship incorporated dance. Both of Wilson’s works are based on an imaginative speculation: What might Jackson’s worship have … More

maria-1.jpgMaria Ewing, dramatically daring opera star, dies at 71
NEW YORK, NY.- Maria Ewing, who sang notable soprano and mezzo-soprano roles at leading houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, beginning in the mid-1970s, and whose ambiguity about her racial heritage helped drive her daughter, actress and director Rebecca Hall, to make the recent movie “Passing,” died Sunday at her home near Detroit. She was 71. A family spokesperson said the cause was cancer. Ewing was a striking presence on opera stages, where she strove to bring an actor’s skills and sensibilities to her roles rather than simply stand and sing. “I’ve watched how actors work and work at it,” Ewing, who was once married to director Peter Hall, told The Orange County Register of California in 1997, when she was appearing in LA Opera’s production of Umberto Giordano’s “Fedora.” “I don’t mean to criticize or underestimate … More

apop-1.jpgA pop star becomes a guru
NEW YORK, NY.- “No matter what any rock star tells you, they’re all conscious of the cult of personality,” Alex Ebert said, looking like a tenured musicology professor with his tan button-down shirt, shaggy beard and horn-rimmed glasses, while seated amid grand pianos and organs. “For a lot of them, that’s their primary occupation.” Ebert, 43, would know. In 2009, as the founder of the Los Angeles folk-rock band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, he led a 12-member troupe of neo-hippie troubadours into rock ’n’ roll satori with the seismic single “Home.” Maybe you’ve heard the ebullient chorus, “Home is wherever I’m with you!” Or perhaps you can recall the almost revival-choir hook, “Laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night, never could be sweeter than with you,” set to accordions, trumpets and Seven Dwarfs-style whistling. … More

coachella-1.jpgCoachella to return in April with Billie Eilish and Kanye West
NEW YORK, NY.- Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and Kanye West will headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, as the music industry takes hopeful steps toward the return of festivals and touring in 2022. Coachella, set for its usual two-weekend format, April 15-17 and April 22-24, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, will return after two years mothballed by the pandemic. On Wednesday, after weeks of speculation and leaks in the music press, the festival announced its complete 2022 lineup, which will also feature performances by Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Doja Cat, Phoebe Bridgers, the reunited electronic dance group Swedish House Mafia and dozens of others. (West is billed on the official festival poster as simply Ye.) The event is expected to run at its full capacity of up to 125,000 concertgoers a day. Coachella … More


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On a day like today, French painter and lithographer Henri Fantin-Latour was born
January 14, 1836. Henri Fantin-Latour (14 January 1836 – 25 August 1904) was a French painter and lithographer best known for his flower paintings and group portraits of Parisian artists and writers. His first major UK gallery exhibition in 40 years took place at the Bowes Museum in April 2011.[3] Musée du Luxembourg presented a retrospective exhibition of his work in 2016-7 entitled “À fleur de peau”. In this image: Henri Fantin-Latour, La leçon de dessin ou Portraits. Oil on canvas, 145 x 170 cm Musées Royaux des Beaux-arts de Belgique, Brussels.

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