June 2019

Head of European Furniture Paul Gallois on two wildly different yet equally beautiful 18th-century desks — one made in France, the other in Germany — and the tantalising possibility that their royal owners may have written to each other from them.
Posters, in all their various forms and purposes, are a ubiquitous and often over-looked art form. This week in New York, a new museum is opening devoted to their conservation and study. The Poster House, located in Chelsea at 119 West 23rd Street, is the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters.

LIVERPOOL.- Tate Liverpool presents the first major exhibition in the UK of American artist Keith Haring (1958–1990). Keith Haring, 14 June – 10 November 2019, brings together more than 85 works exploring a broad range of the artist’s practice including large-scale drawings and paintings, most of which have never been seen in the UK.

Nat and Corrie discuss the Ancient Egyptian sculpture the Seated Scribe.
This month people around the world are celebrating Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with parades, parties and protests. Swann Auction Galleries has a unique way to mark this auspicious occasion: by adding a piece of LBGTQ+ history to your collection. 
This summer the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives, the first exhibition in almost 50 years to examine in depth the entirety of Wyeth’s multifaceted oeuvre. A formidable yet often overlooked figure in the history of American art, N. C. Wyeth was the foremost illustrator of his generation, and the patriarch of an extraordinary family of artists.
Her densely layered abstractions feature found materials—paper bags, food wrappers, vinyl insulation strips, and storefront awnings—from a wide range of sources, incorporating art-historical, legal, and social histories.
Sotheby’s today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by BidFair USA, an entity wholly owned by media and telecom entrepreneur as well as art collector, Patrick Drahi.
This June, curator Madeleine Mermall brings her latest group exhibition to Brooklyn’s oldest brewery. On view from June 15th through July 6th, SPF 32 features thirty-two emerging and mid-career artists, on view at the William Ulmer Brewery, 81 Beaver Street, Brooklyn, New York.

Photographer Martha Cooper was taking snapshots in the Bronx for the New York Post one day in the early 1980s, when she got an offer she couldn’t refuse. “I can introduce you to a king,” one of the boys she had been photographing proposed. Cooper immediately said yes.