April 2019

A pair of paintings by the patriarch of arguably the greatest family of American artists could produce seven-figure results in Heritage Auctions’ American Art auction May 3 in Dallas, Texas.
Artist Stephen Shore often finds himself inspired by ordinary subjects, such as a grilled cheese sandwich. He discusses how his photographic practice makes him observe the world with heightened attention. Reflecting on his series American Surfaces (1972-2005) and Uncommon Places (1987-2003), he describes his goal of composing photographs in a way that “feels like seeing.”
The history of the cutting of the Cullinan diamond, the largest gem-quality stone ever found, is captured in documents being offered at Bonhams London on April 30, 2019.

NEW YORK - Piercing through the male gaze, more than 30 paintings, sculpture, photographs, mixed media, and collages by leading female Surrealist artists will be on view at Heather James Fine Art, New York, from May 8 to July 31, 2019. The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe reframes the history of the movement by focusing exclusively on the pivotal role played by female artists as independent from their male counterparts. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Meet the man behind The Scream: everything you never knew you needed to know about Edvard Munch in sixty seconds.
2018 was a stellar year for David Hockney, and 2019 is looking to be just as monumental for the 81-year-old British artist. Just named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Hockney is having a late-career second wind.
The exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future has attracted more than 600,000 visitors since its opening, making it the most-visited show in the history of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The survey of Hilma af Klint’s work is the first major solo exhibition in the United States devoted to the Swedish artist.
In 1839, Hippolyte Bayard invented photography. And nobody cared.
Rife with symbolism, Carlo Crivelli's impressive and complex The Annunciation with Saint Emidius (1486) shows the Virgin Mary as part of a modern, affluent Italy.
Such transformative moments, big and small, make up the core of the new show, Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles through Sept. 1, curated by his son, Kwame Jr. On display are over 40 black-and-white images of everyday people as well as jazz legends like Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, Dizzy Gillespie or Art Blakey taking five with a smoke and a drink.