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The New Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) have announced the second annual NADA Acquisition Gift for PAMM, which provides funding for PAMM curators María Elena Ortiz and Jennifer Inacio to acquire works for the museum’s permanent collection. This year, PAMM has selected Cassi Namoda’s “Sasha and Zamani’s Tropical Romance” (2018) from Ghebaly Gallery and Nikita Gale’s “An Abundant Loss” (2018) from Reyes Projects. The gift is funded through proceeds raised from NADA Miami ticket sales. [via email announcement]
The National Gallery of Canada has acquired James Tissot’s “The Partie Carrée” (1870), which went on display yesterday. The painting was first exhibited in the 1870 Paris Salon. This is the third work by Tissot to go on display in the Gallery’s collection and was purchased from the estate of David R. Graham.
The Cleveland Museum of Art has acquired Filippo Parodi’s “Sleeping Christ Child” (c. 1675), an Italian Baroque narrative sculpture. The piece was originally sculpted for the wealthy Durazzo family of Genoa. Parodi was an assistant to Bernini, and the sculpture is now on display in the Reid Gallery. [via email announcement]
Christie’s European Art sale in London brought in a total of £2,067,625 (~$2,597,000) on December 11. The sale’s top lot, Jean-Léon Gérôme’s “Arnaut and Two Whippets” (1867), sold for £680,750 (~$855,000).
Christie’s Old Masters Day sale in London brought in a total of £3,104,500 (~$3,899,000) on December 7. The sale’s top lot, Francis Holman’s “A view of Blackwell Yard from the Thames” (1784), sold for £137,500 (~$173,000).
Christie’s Eric Albada Jelgersma Collection sale in London brought in a total of £3,542,438 (~$4,449,000) on December 7. The sale’s top lot, an Italian fruitwood architectural model of a temple from the late 18th/early 19th century sold for £187,500 (~$235,000).
Christie’s Ancient Jewelry: Wearable Art online sale brought in a total of $205,625 from November 29 to December 6. The sale’s top lot, a Roman gold and banded agate finger ring with an eagle on an altar, circa 1st century BCE, sold for $18,750.
Christie’s sale of Important Old Master Paintings from the Eric Albada Jelgersma Collection: Evening sale in London brought in a total of £21,389,250 (~$26,862,000) on December 6. The sale’s top lot, Frans Hals’s “Portrait of a gentleman, aged 37; and Portrait of a lady, aged 36” (1637), sold for £10,021,250 (~$12,585,000).
Christie’s Old Masters Evening sale in London brought in a total of £20,851,750 (~$26,187,000) on December 6. The sale’s top lot, Pieter Brueghel, the Younger’s painting “The Netherlandish Proverbs,” sold for £6,308,750 (~$7,923,000).
Christie’s sale of British Art: Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite, & British Impressionist Art in London brought in a total of £2,488,125 (~$3,145,000) on December 11. The sale’s top lot, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones’s “Danaë in the Brazen Tower,” sold for £168,750 (~$213,000).
Christie’s sale of Interiors in New York brought in a total of $1,568,438 on December 11. The sale’s top lot, a Victorian silver and silver-gilt part flatware service, most with the mark of George Adams, London, 1865–75, sold for $60,000.
Christie’s sale of Valuable Books and Manuscripts on London brought in a total of £3,879,250 (~$4,903,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776), sold for £908,750 (~$1,149,000).
Christie’s Art d’Asie sale in Paris brought in a total of €7,175,000 (~$8,163,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, an important Thangka representing the mandala of Vajravarahi, 13th century, sold for €607,500 (~$691,000).
Sotheby’s Asian Art sale in Paris brought in a total of €3,212,563 (~$3,634,000) on December 11. The sale’s top lot, a very large Thangka depicting a Ngor abbot, Tsang Province, Central Tibet (c. 1704), sold for €525,000 (~$594,000).
Sotheby’s Lady Blue Eyes: Property of Barbara and Frank Sinatra sale in New York brought in a total of $3,081,250 on December 6. The sale’s top lot, Norman Rockwell’s “Sinatra: An American Classic (Portrait of Frank Sinatra)” (1973), sold for $697,000. Also among the works up for auction were a number of paintings by Frank Sinatra himself.
Sotheby’s sale of the Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures, Part I in London brought in a total of £1,730,188 (~$2,167,000) on December 6. The sale’s top lot, Rosalba Carriera’s “Portrait of a Lady Holding a Flute” (c. 1715), sold for £87,500 (~$110,000).
Sotheby’s Important Design sale in New York brought in a total of $11,545,000 on December 12. The sale’s top lot, François-Xavier Lalanne’s “Brebis” (1996), “Bélier” (1996), and “Agneau” (1997) from the Nouveaux Moutons series, sold for $735,000.
Sotheby’s sale of 19th-Century European Paintings in London brought in a total of £7,947,750 (~$10,034,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, Caspar David Friedrich’s “Landschaft mit Gebirgsee, Morgan [Landscape with Mountain Lake, Morning],” sold for £2,530,000 (~$3,194,000). Another Friedrich painting, “Sunburst in the Riesengebirge,” was purchased by the Saint Louis Art Museum and will go on display in early 2019.
Sotheby’s Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie sale in Paris brought in a total of €4,386,125 (~$4,985,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, a Luba Shankadi neckrest, attributed to the master of cascade hairdressing, Democratic Republic of the Congo, sold for €1,749,000 (~1,988,000).
Sotheby’s Z Collection sale in Paris brought in a total of €3,205,438 (~$3,643,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, a Sikasingo figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo, sold for €465,000 (~$529,000).
Sotheby’s 19th and 20th Century Sculpture sale in London brought in a total of £1,218,625 (~$1,538,000) on December 12. The sale’s top lot, Adolfo Wildt and Workshop’s “L’Anima e la Sua Veste” (c. 1916), sold for £346,000 (~$437,000).
Sotheby’s sale of the Geyer Collection: Masterworks of Tiffany and Prewar Design in New York brought in a total of $4,941,625 on December 11. The sale’s top lot, Tiffany Studios’s important “Dragonfly” floor lamp (circa 1910), sold for $675,000.
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.
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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.
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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.
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