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The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation initiated a promised gift of more than 400 works by Roy Lichtenstein to the Whitney Museum of American Art. The gift establishes the Roy Lichtenstein Study Collection, which includes paintings, sculptures, prints, collages, drawings, photographs, and more. In the coming years, the Lichtenstein Foundation will donate additional works and materials to the Whitney. As part of the agreement, the Whitney will launch a series of public and specialized events at the nearby Lichtenstein Studio in the fall.
“The Whitney Museum has a long history of presenting and collecting Lichtenstein’s work,” Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney’s director, said in a statement. “The Roy Lichtenstein Study Collection at the Whitney was selected by a team of curators, conservators, archivists, and educators, led by David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection, who were charged to think holistically about how this collection would better — and further — our understanding of Roy Lichtenstein, the art of his time, and the history of postwar American art.”
In addition to its new collaboration with the Whitney, the Lichtenstein Foundation announced that it will gift its archives — including Roy Lichtenstein’s studio records — to the Archives of American Art. The gifting will be completed in stages, with more than 500 linear feet in documents being progressively digitized by the Archives.
An early Vincent van Gogh landscape painting, “Raccommodeuses de filets dans les dunes” (“Women Mending Nets in the Dunes”) from 1882, was featured in a modern and contemporary art sale at Parisian auction house Artcurial, surpassing its pre-sale estimate of €3–5 million to fetch €7,065,000 (~$8.3 million).
A private foundation based in Switzerland acquired Max Beckmann‘s portrait painting “The Egyptian Woman” (1942) in a sale at Grisebach in Berlin for €5,530,000 (~$6.5 million, includes fees). According to the auction house, the price is the highest ever paid for an artwork at auction in Germany.
After a successful fundraising campaign, John Singer Sargent‘s “A Game of Bowls” (1889) was acquired by the National Trust’s Ightham Mote in Kent, which is the setting for the playful lawn game scene depicted in the painting.
An auction of illustration art at Swann Auction Galleries brought in a total of $662,872. Top lots included works by Al Hirschfeld, Russell H. Tandy, and George Wolfe Plank, whose 1913 watercolor cover illustration for Vogue, “Christmas Gifts,” sold for $22,500 (including fees).
The fossil of an unidentified theropod dinosaur discovered in Wyoming in 2013 was sold for €2,019,680 (~$2.4 million) in a sale organized by French auction house Aguttes at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The 150 million-year-old fossil was acquired by an unnamed French collector of contemporary art who plans to loan it to a French museum.
Every utopia is a social experiment, the artist suggests in this commission for the Performa performance art biennial, and we’re ultimately the guinea pigs.
“You can’t live in a house that’s built upon your back.” This is one of the more memorable phrases spoken by the scripted lovers of Tschabalala Self’s Sounding Board, what Performa describes in its promotional materials as an “experimental play.” That phrase, uttered by one romantic partner to the other, operates as guidance, warning, dictate,…
Two K-12 art teachers will each receive a $1,000 cash gift and an additional $500 to put toward classroom art supplies. Nominations are due October 31.
A commitment to trans subjects, and their queer communities, is manifested as a holding environment made approachable by our concern, grounded in intimacy and legacy, enfolding any viewer who will stop, listen, and receive love.
Todd Chandler’s documentary Bulletproof looks at the many people monetizing the societal rot of school shootings.
In Philadelphia, a series of solo shows delves into the interdisciplinary practices of graduates whose work explores identity, familial bonds, political constructs, and nature’s fragility.
On November 14, join Columbia University School of the Arts for virtual information sessions with the program chair, faculty, and staff.
The artists released the risograph-printed booklet series Organizing Power to assist in the arduous process of assembling a bargaining unit and negotiating.
From 1963 through 1968, Warhol produced nearly 650 films, including hundreds of Screen Tests and dozens of full-length movies.
Melvin Edwards, Maren Hassinger, and Alison Saar are among the artists kicking off the Destination Crenshaw initiative.