ArtRio 2015 will be held from September 9 to 13. The success of the fourth edition of ArtRio confirmed the fair as one of the most important on the world art scene. The fair welcomed 52,000 visitors to view works shown by 106 galleries in 20,000 square meters of space in warehouses 1, 2, 3, and 4 at Pier Mauá.
Posted: Monday, 06-07-2015
AMADANSETT, NEW YORK — Before Beyonce and Jay-Z, before the Kardashians, before the multi-million-dollar McMansions, the eastern end of Long Island was a flat farmland dotted with small country towns.
Its first settlers were colonists who had arrived from Massachussetts. For hundreds of years, the area resembled New England more so than New York.
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network know this area as a summer destination for Jetsetters.
The village of East Hampton remained a provincial backwater until the mid-19th century, when the post-Civil War notion that fresh sea air was beneficial to health started to take hold. Boarding houses, summer colonies, and artists slowly started trickling in.
Posted: Sunday, 05-07-2015
MELBOURNE — A major international exhibition exploring the influence of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei – two artistic innovators “known for their keen observation and documentation of contemporary society and everyday life”. will be held at the National Gallery of Victoria in December, moving to Pittsburgh in June 2016.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are excited about this comprehensive retrospective.
The dissident Chinese artist has sited Warhol as a significant influence on his work — most evidently in a photographic self-portrait (taken in New York in 1987) in which Ai Weiwei poses in front of Warhol’s multiple self-portrait, adopting the same gesture.
Posted: Friday, 03-07-2015
PARIS — Nicolas Bourriaud has been dismissed from his position as director of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, the distinguished National Fine Art Academy in Paris, by the Minister of Culture, Fleur Pellerin.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network hear that a love affair lies at the heat of this French fiasco.
Pellerin fired Bourriaud, pictured here, unceremoniously on Wednesday morning, after a 45-minute exchange. According to the French paper Le Figaro, during their lengthy meeting, the Minister of Culture explained that she had “another educational project in mind” for the Fine Art Academy.
When Bourriaud pressed for clarity on the nature of this educational project, he received no satisfactory reply.
Posted: Thursday, 02-07-2015
BASEL — For collectors returning from Art Basel, one question looms large: Where do you put that 16-foot-tall and 29.5-foot-wide painting that comes with six pink chairs?
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are finding it difficult to fit the new breed of contemporary large works into their homes.
Tony and Elham Salame, who purchased the pink-chair work by Swiss artist John Armleder, with an asking price of 400,000 euros ($446,000) to 500,000 euros, said they’ll put it in their private museum.
Posted: Wednesday, 01-07-2015
MONTSERRAT, SPAIN — The Turner Prize nominated international artist Sean Scully, has revealed his completely bespoke chapel housed in the recently renovated Romanesque Church of Santa Cecília de Montserrat, outside Barcelona.
The chapel was unveiled yesterday, Tuesday 30 June 2015, on the artist’s 70th birthday.
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network are visiting the art-chapel during summer trips to Spain.
The chapel now joins other important examples of single artist commissions, such as the Matisse Chapel in Saint Paul de Vence, France, the Rothko Chapel in Houston Texas and the Cocteau Chapel, in London’s Soho.
Posted: Tuesday, 30-06-2015
NEW YORK CITY — The art world celebrity and performance artist Marina Abramović is to collaborate with French fashion house Givenchy and its creative director, Riccardo Tisci, on his upcoming spring New York fashion show.
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network anticipate an amazing presentation from these two creative personalities.
The show will unveil this autumn, when the company will open its 5,000 square-foot flagship store in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, at 747 Madison avenue. The location has been home to several other high-end fashion houses including Valentino and Alexander McQueen.
The move from showing the collection in Paris to New York comes at a significant time for the LVMH-owned fashion house.
Posted: Monday, 29-06-2015
HELSINKI — The Guggenheim has become something of a brand over the years, with satellite locations in Venice and Bilbao, Spain, and one planned in Abu Dhabi. Now the museum’s proposed branch in Helsinki, Finland, is a step closer to reality, with the selection of a design that features charred timber and glass punctuated by a lighthouse-like tower overlooking South Harbor.
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network are looking forward to visiting the new museum.
It is still uncertain whether the design, by the relatively young husband-and-wife firm Moreau Kusunoki Architectes, founded four years ago in Paris, will be accepted by its surrounding city, which has been bitterly divided over the project, largely because of concerns over its price of about $147 million.
Posted: Sunday, 28-06-2015
LONDON — Paintings by Gustav Klimt, Kazimir Malevich and Edouard Manet propelled Sotheby’s auction of Impressionist and modern art to 178.6 million pounds ($280.4 million) this past week.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network were particularly impressed with the rich acquisitions of the mystery woman wielding paddle 924.
Wednesday’s tally came within the company’s pre-sale estimated range and represented a 46 percent increase from the equivalent auction a year ago. Russian, Asian and American buyers competed for 50 lots, of which eight failed to sell. Seven works sold for more than 10 million pounds.
Posted: Saturday, 27-06-2015
DETROIT — The American ‘Street Artist’ Shepard Fairey is being sought by police in Detroit after he allegedly tagged buildings around the city.
A warrant for the arrest of the graffiti giant, best known for creating the “Hope” image of President Obama during his 2008 election campaign, has been issued by enforcement officers.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are familiar with his work, and are exploring Detroit this weekend to find the tags.
Just because he is a well-known artist does not take away the fact that he is also a vandal Detroit police sergeant Rebecca McKay.
Posted: Thursday, 25-06-2015
BERLIN — The Deutsches Historisches Museum and the Schwules Museum is presenting a new LGBT exhibition “Homosexuality_ies” from 26 June to 1 December 2015, jointly funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Cultural Foundation of the German Laender.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network will appreciate the educational vs,use of this tightly curated exhibition.
Covering a total area of 1600 square meters, “Homosexuality_ies” documents 150 years of the history, politics and culture of homosexual women and men in Germany.
The exhibition shows how same-sex sexuality and non-conformist gender identities have been criminalized through legislation, pathologized in medicine and excluded from society.
Posted: Wednesday, 24-06-2015
LONDON — The Serpentine Galleries’ world-renowned Pavilion commission designed this year by Spanish husband and wife team, architects SelgasCano has opened to the public in London.
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network have visited this exciting pavilion.
Since it was launched in fifteen years ago by Gallery Director Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Pavilion has become an international site for architectural experimentation, presenting inspirational temporary structures by some of the world’s greatest architects: Peter Zumthor, 2011; Frank Gehry, 2008; Rem Koolhaas and Cecil Balmond, with Arup, 2006; Oscar Niemeyer, 2003; Daniel Libeskind with Arup, 2001 and Zaha Hadid, who designed the inaugural Pavilion in 2000.
Posted: Tuesday, 23-06-2015
PORT-AU-PRINCE — It’s been nearly three decades since Haiti’s Triomphe cinema shuttered its doors, but the storied theater is back — and with a bit of Hollywood swag to boot.
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network are planning to visit this important landmark.
With the red carpet rolled out and an official photographer in place, some of Haiti’s top entertainers celebrated Triomphe’s grand reopening, a sign for many that things might finally be turning after the devastating earthquake in 2010.
The theater closed its doors in 1987, and like so many iconic Port-au-Prince buildings, was destroyed in the massive quake that killed more than 250,000 people and shattered much of the country’s infrastructure.
Posted: Monday, 22-06-2015
BASEL — Art Basel 2015 has closed in Switzerland with good stand presentations, a strong collector attendance, and exceptional sales to confirm its position as the premier fair for contemporary and Modern works.
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network praised the show for its outstanding artworks and beautifully presented stands.
As expected, gallerists reported excellent sales across all levels of the market – to a particularly international array of collectors and institutions – with many declaring this to have been their strongest Art Basel edition.
The show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, presented 284 galleries from 33 countries, exhibiting the work of over 4,000 artists.
Posted: Sunday, 21-06-2015
LOS ANGELES — The J. Paul Getty Museum has just acquired an important early sculpture by the Baroque master Bernini: a marble bust of Pope Paul V that many art historians did not believe still existed.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are viewing the long lost sculpture this weekend.
Originally commissioned by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V, in 1621, the sculpture was the 23-year-old artist’s first documented portrait of a pope — a subject that would define his career.
Posted: Saturday, 20-06-2015
LONDON — A monumental Art Deco masterpiece by the Orphist painter Robert Delaunay, will be offered for sale by the Simon Dickinson Gallery at Masterpiece London Art Fair.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network will attend Masterpiece London, the leading international cross-collecting Fair for art, antiques and design, which returns to The Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Running from 25 June – 1 July, the Fair has become a must-attend event at the heart of the capital’s busy summer art and auction season.
La Ville de Paris, la Femme et la Tour Eiffel, is considered the highlight to of the show.
Posted: Friday, 19-06-2015
Basel — At 11:30 p.m. on Monday, billionaire Dan Loeb was part of the crowd at the bar of Les Trois Rois, a 334-year-old hotel overlooking the Rhine River that serves as the unofficial after-hours trading floor at this Swiss city’s annual modern and contemporary art fair.
At one table, dealer Larry Gagosian joined gallerist William Acquavella and Alberto Mugrabi, whose family owns the largest private collection of art by Andy Warhol. At another table, billionaire money manager Steven Cohen drank red wine.
In the unregulated $54.1 billion art trade, relationships among gallerists, collectors and museum curators can be as important for determining prices and striking deals as the art itself.
Posted: Thursday, 18-06-2015
CHICAGO — Leslie Hindman Auctioneers announced the upcoming auction of an outstanding collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century vintage posters from the High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia that will take place on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.
The lots to be sold will benefit the museum’s Acquisitions Fund.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network will have the opportunity to acquire inexpensive artworks with an impeccable provenance.
The sale offers an impressive array of genre and period posters with over 300 historically relevant and stylistically striking lots.
Posted: Wednesday, 17-06-2015
CATALONIA — The spiritual setting of Santa Cecília de Montserrat, a hidden gem of Spanish architecture, is the setting for ‘The Holly Series’, the latest work by the highly regarded Irish/American abstractionist Sean Scully.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network will find this installation to be an important summer tourist destination.
The fourteen ‘Stations of the Cross’ is just one of the subjects represented in this new series. The Internet has leaked a few intimate snaps taken during the creation of this amazing site-specific work.
Santa Cecília de Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery in Marganell, Catalonia, Spain. The monastery was founded by its first abbot, Cesari, who was sponsored by Sunyer, Count of Barcelona and his wife Riquilda de Tolosa.
Posted: Tuesday, 16-06-2015
BASEL — Billionaire hedge fund manager Dan Loeb and Lightyear Capital Chairman Don Marron are among the collectors who will head to the Swiss city of Basel to check out the world’s largest modern and contemporary art fair.
Unfortunately, art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network will encounter fewer masterpieces for sale, as they seem to have been diverted to the sizzling auction market.
Art Basel opens to invited guests on June 16 in the quiet Swiss city on the Rhine River. The fair’s 46th edition includes 284 galleries from 33 countries showing works by 4,000 artists. Insurer AXA Art estimates there’s 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) of art on view, about the same as last year.
Posted: Monday, 15-06-2015
RUNNYMEDE — 800 years ago today, 3,500 words of Medieval Latin were crammed illegibly onto a single page of parchment, and forever changed the course of history.
Magna Carta, presented by 40 indignant English barons to their treacherous king in the 13th century, has endured ever since as the world’s first and best declaration of the rule of law, a thrilling instance of a people’s limiting a ruler’s power by demanding rights for themselves.
Magna Carta — it means Great Charter in Latin — is treated with a reverence bordering on worship by many legislators, scholars and judges. It is considered the basis for many of the principles that form the U.S Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Posted: Sunday, 14-06-2015
BAMIYAN VALLEY, CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN — There was an international outcry in 2001 when the iconic Buddhas of Bamiyan were dynamited and destroyed by the Taliban, on orders from leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, after the Taliban government declared that they were idols.
Later, an envoy visiting the United States attempted to explain that the statues were destroyed to protest international aid exclusively reserved for statue maintenance while Afghanistan was experiencing famine.
While the Afghan Foreign Minister claimed that the destruction was merely about carrying out Islamic religious iconoclasm.
International opinion strongly condemned the destruction of the Buddhas, which in the following years were seen as an example of the extreme religious intolerance of the Taliban.
Posted: Saturday, 13-06-2015
LONDON — An exceptional painting by Max Liebermann — one of Germany’s great 20th century Impressionists — which was discovered in Cornelius Gurlitt’s home and successfully restituted to its rightful heirs, is to be offered at Sotheby’s.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are eager to see the outcome of this important auction.
Like the painting’s owner, Max Liebermann was also persecuted by the Nazis because of his Jewish background.
Two Riders on a Beach was first shown in public in 1901, the year it was painted, following which it was acquired by David Friedmann (1857-1942) of Breslau, a passionate art collector and a prominent figure in society at the time.
Posted: Thursday, 11-06-2015
NEW YORK CITY — Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network who are looking forward to Art Basel next week can get a feel for what may be on offer — by simply visiting Manhattan’s art galleries.
Many of the artists who will be included in the world’s biggest modern and contemporary art fair that opens to invited guests on June 16 are currently on display in New York.
For some, the local gallery may be an alternative to the booths and expensive hotels in the Swiss city. If nothing else, the Gotham dining scene is better.
Posted: Wednesday, 10-06-2015
LONDON — A work from of Francis Bacon’s most famous series of paintings, of seated and often screaming popes, is to go on sale July 1 with an estimated value of £25m to £35m.
When the canvas last went under the hammer in 2005, “Study for a Pope I” (1961) fetched £10 million — at the time this was a record for the artist.
But even if the work goes under the hammer for the lower end of the latest price estimate, it would still equate to a rise in value of 150 percent.
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network are amazed by the rapid appreciation of Francis Bacon’s work.
The painting was originally bought by the photographer and art collector Gunter Sachs, former husband of Brigitte Bardot, who held it for 40 years before selling in 2005.
Posted: Tuesday, 09-06-2015
Perth — Alan Bond the highly charismatic yet controversial Australian businessman and art collector has died age 77.
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media media network recall the controversial life of Alan Bond.
Honored as Australian of the Year after winning the America’s Cup yacht race in 1983, Bond was convicted of four fraud charges surrounding the sale of Edouard Manet’s La Promenade. He was jailed for four years. His empire crumbled as a result and he was eventually bankrupted.
In 1996 he was convicted of swindling Aus $1.2 billion ( US$800 million) to prop up his ailing Bond Corporation.
Posted: Monday, 08-06-2015
BERLIN — The first solo exhibition in Europe by the Cuban artist Eduardo Rubén will be opening in Berlin at House of Egorn, on 11 June. Hailing directly from the current Havana Biennial, the show at Sharon Zhu’s new Berlin space will be curated by Victor Wang.
Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network will be visiting this important Latin America exhibition.
House of Egorn opened its Berlin location in April and dedicates itself entirely to art from Latin America and Asia, thereby filling a void in Berlin’s otherwise thriving art scene.
The gallery has recently been singled out as a highlight during the Berlin Gallery Weekend.
Posted: Sunday, 07-06-2015
VERSAILLES — Anish Kapoor, the highly regarded contemporary British artist, has created controversy with his latest French exhibition, opening at the Palace of Versailles, on 9th June.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network will definitely be intrigued by Kapoor’s latest work.
Kapoor, brings a more political perspective on power and its depiction at Versailles as it celebrates the tercentenary of Louis XIV’s death. The one sculpture making waves at Versailles is titled ‘Dirty Corner’. The installation sits in the grounds outside the palace, and is ruffling Gaulic sensibility.
Kapoor told a French interviewer it signified “the vagina of the queen coming into power” — but later said the work was open to interpretation.
Posted: Saturday, 06-06-2015
NEW YORK CITY — The lifespan of a typical Berndnaut Smilde sculpture is 10 seconds — just long enough to be photographed. And his sculptures are as unusual as they are ethereal: Smilde makes perfect miniature clouds in a diverse array of indoor locations, from coal mines to cathedrals.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network can collect the photographs of his creations, but never the clouds themselves.
He has been at the process for several years now, and calls the ever-expanding series Nimbus.
Last month, he brought his weather wizardry to Frieze New York. There, the Dutch artist allowed onlookers to sit in on two days of his work inside NeueHouse, an upscale co-working space.
Posted: Friday, 05-06-2015
LONDON — An important portrait by the Secessionist artist Gustav Klimt is to go under the hammer following a settlement between the Felsovanyi Heirs and The Klimt Foundation, Vienna.
Sotheby’s London have announced that Klimt’s understatedly beautiful painting Bildnis (Portrait) Gertrud Loew,1902, will be offered for sale in its 24th June Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale.
Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are impressed with the fine quality of the upcoming Sotheby’s sale.
The painting (est. £12-18 million / $18.5-27.7 million) depicts the ethereal figure of Gertrud Loew, later known by her married name Gertha Felsovanyi, a member of fin-de-siecle Viennese society, wreathed in diaphanous folds of gossamer fabric.