October 2021 Blog Posts

1969 Gallery presents A Dream Deferred, Darryl Westly’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, consisting of oil on linen and canvas paintings made during the tumultuous last few years. Ruminating on events both public and personal during the COVID-19 pandemic, Darryl Westly’s paintings question what becomes of unrealized dreams and ambitions.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces its upcoming exhibition, Man Ray: The Paris Years, on view in Richmond from October 30, 2021, through February 21, 2022. Organized by Dr. Michael Taylor, VMFA’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Art and Education, the exhibition includes more than 100 compelling portrait photographs made by the artist in Paris between 1921 and 1940.
On Thursday, October 14, one of Banksy’s most iconic artworks—a self-destructive piece entitled Love is in the Bin—sold for triple its high estimate at $25,383,941 (£18,582,000), setting a new record for the artist. The artist’s previous record, a $22 million sale of Game Changer, was set earlier this year at Christies.
The exhibition New Glass Now offers a global survey highlighting the innovation shown by a dynamic selection of makers. Embracing the possibilities of glass as a vital and versatile medium, the featured artists challenge the status quo and represent a modern era in glassmaking full of new voices, visions, and representation.  
An exercise in world-building that’s as dense as Life After B.O.B. can only be retold in the broadest of stokes, so your mileage sitting through it may vary depending on your attention span. Still, it’s a fascinating twenty-first-century meditation on basic existential questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going?
This November, works from the collection of esteemed art collector and prescient television producer Douglas S. Cramer will highlight Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Auction in New York. Featuring works by Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Cecily Brown, Ellsworth Kelly, and more.
Despite his roots as a sculptor, Michelangelo was frequently commissioned to apply his artistic prowess to other mediums such as painting and architecture, creating some of the most notorious pieces of Renaissance art in the process.
On September 28, Hindman Auctions set a new world auction record for Martin Wong’s Persuit (El Que Gane Pierde - He Who Wins Looses), 1984, which sold for $1.1 million in its Post War & Contemporary Art Auction.
The color yellow has a rich cultural history that rivals the warmth of the various shades that it comes in. Often linked to the sun, it has come to symbolize a multitude of things from power and divinity to peasantry and isolation.