April 2018 Blog Posts

James Ensor's Nos deux portraits (1860-1949) (estimate: $300,000-500,000) will be a highlight of Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art Sale on May 15, 2018. Distinguished by its important early provenance and extensive exhibition history, Nos deux portraits is a rare double portrait of the artist and his close companion Augusta Boogaerts.
The first site-specific outdoor public sculpture ever to be commissioned for the United States from Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) will be unveiled this spring at the top of Rockefeller Center’s® Channel Gardens, facing Fifth Avenue. Titled Uraeus, the work consists of a gigantic open book with eagle’s wings 30 feet in span, both made of lead, on top of a 20-foot-tall lead-clad stainless steel column.

Peggy Gottlieb, jewellery specialist at Christie’s in Los Angeles, reveals how to tell good jewellery from bad.

‘I have the best job in the world — I get to go on a treasure hunt every single day,’ says Peggy Gottlieb, jewellery specialist at Christie’s in Los Angeles.

Sotheby’s is honored to announce Kerry James Marshall’s Past Times as a highlight of our auction of Contemporary Art this May. The most significant work by the renowned artist to ever come to market, the painting is a tour de force that captures Marshall’s extraordinary vision and technical command while serving as a harbinger of his impact on the arc of art history.

The Andy Warhol Museum announces Adman: Warhol Before Pop, opening April 27, 2018. With the backdrop of 1950s New York and its burgeoning advertising industry, Adman: Warhol Before Pop focuses on the formative years of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. It provides insights into the beginning of Andy Warhol’s career, from his award-winning work as a commercial illustrator through to his first, little-known gallery exhibitions of drawings and artist books.

Opening on April 27, 2018, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (ICA) will mount the first US museum presentation of Seoul-based contemporary artist Suki Seokyeong Kang. Featuring the debut of Kang’s ambitious project, Black Mat Oriole, which presents an expanded approach to painting and an activation of space through a choreographed installation and an immersive video triptych.

Pioneering Light and Space artist Robert Irwin has explored the nature of perception for over six decades. Along the way, he broke a few rules.

Directed by Lisanne Skyler, 2016

On June 14, 2018, collectors will have a rare chance to own one of the most sought-after books of natural history ever created: a full-size, complete first edition of John James Audubon’s The Birds of America (1827-1838). 
Unfolding across all three floors of Hauser & Wirth’s 22nd Street location, ‘A Luta Continua’ is the first United States presentation of the Sylvio Perlstein Collection. Over the course of more than five decades, Perlstein has assembled an intensely personal collection rooted in a passion for the work of groundbreaking artists; a commitment to self-education; and an affinity for a wide range of mediums.

Currently on view at the Seattle Art Museum, three garments from Jono Vaughan’s ongoing series "Project 42" combine beautifully crafted, often elaborate clothing with performance art in a passionate, bittersweet memorial for murdered transgender individuals. Created to raise awareness of the violence faced by transgender people, the artist plans to create 42 of these memorials, referencing the shorter average lifespans of transgender people.