DALLAS, Texas — A rich variety of French paintings, a masterwork by one of Victorian Britain's foremost female artists and a fresh-to-the-market cache of Old Masters from a Texas collection make up an impressive offering for Heritage Auctions' Fine European Art Signature Auction May 24. Particularly noteworthy is the diversity of French art from the 18th- through mid-20th century featuring an impressive representation of landscapes, cityscapes, portraits and genre subjects.
Over the course of six decades, Stephen K. Scher—a collector, scholar, and curator—has assembled the most comprehensive and significant private collection of portrait medals in the world, part of which he and his wife, Janie Woo Scher, gave to The Frick Collection last year.
To celebrate the Schers’ generous gift of what is the largest acquisition in the museum’s history, the Frick presents more than one hundred of the finest examples from their collection in The Pursuit of Immortality, on view from May 9 through September 10, 2017.
The Seattle Art Museum presents Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors (June 30–September 10, 2017), exploring the contemporary Japanese artist’s 65-year career. Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the exhibition comes to Seattle—the city of Kusama’s first North American solo show in 1957—after opening to record-breaking crowds in Washington, D.C.
This Spring, Phillips presents Photographs in London, showcasing many of the key moments in photography over the past century, and bringing to the fore notable contemporary artists of today. Available for sale only at Phillips is ULTIMATE, a multifaceted selection of exclusive works ranging from rare masterpieces to unique works and sold-out editions. Following on from the success of ULTIMATE VOGUE last year, ULTIMATE CAMPAIGN champions advertising photography by today’s leading forces in fashion, from legendary photographer Bruce Weber to rising star Tyrone Lebon.
An auction dedicated exclusively to the classical world, Ancient Marbles will take place on 12 June at Sotheby’s London – offering ancient sculpture and works of art from the Greek, Roman and Etruscan periods. Since the Renaissance, collecting ancient classical marble sculpture has been considered synonymous with good taste and the apex of culture, and Sotheby’s exhibition will draw on these roots whilst also presenting the pieces in a contemporary context.
Phillips is pleased to announce highlights from the Evening and Day Sales of 20th Century & Contemporary Art. The Day Sale will take place on Wednesday, 17 May, followed by the Evening Sale on Thursday, 18 May. Comprised of 40 lots, the Evening Sale is expected to realize in excess of $107 million and will offer works by Peter Doig, Gerhard Richter, Roy Lichtenstein, and Willem de Kooning. The Day Sale, offering 185 lots, is estimated to achieve over $15 million, the highest pre-sale estimate for a Phillips Day Sale to date.
More than 20 years after the legendary exhibition Johannes Vermeer, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, presents Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry. On view in the West Building from October 22, 2017, through January 21, 2018, the exhibition examines the artistic exchanges among Dutch Golden Age painters from 1650 to 1675, when they reached the height of their technical ability and mastery at depicting domestic life.
This spring, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Channeling Nature by Design, an exhibition that explores how designers have incorporated inspiration from the natural world into their work from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. From handmade to machine-made, Channeling Nature by Design offers an in-depth look at the complex and ever-evolving relationship with nature through works that range from the utilitarian to the extravagant.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll, an exhilarating exhibition of iconic rock posters, photographs, interactive music and light shows, costumes and textiles, ephemera, and avant-garde films at the de Young.
This summer, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will mount the first museum exhibition in over six decades to explore the legacy of Charles Howard, a pivotal figure in the Surrealist and abstract art movements of the mid-twentieth century. Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos will showcase more than 50 works by the artist, drawn from the collections of many esteemed museums across the country, that chart his affiliations with Surrealism and abstraction, as well as his previously underexplored roots in the Bay Area and its influence on his work.