The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has acquired a work of contemporary art titled “Circle Jewel” (2019) by Jude E. The work was purchased at auction for $257,000 through the assistance of the Contemporary Children’s Acquisition Fund and anonymous donors. At only three years old, Jude E’s works have been dominating the art market in recent months. “We’re so excited about this new acquisition,” said Glenn D. Lowry, The David Rockefeller Director at the MoMA. “Jude E’s work has been integral in shaping the contemporary art scene of late, and this piece will do wonders for our collection.” “Circle Jewel” will go on display in an exhibition of contemporary work this June. [via email announcement]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a gift of two works of construction paper basket car art from anonymous French art collectors. The works, “Vroom Vroom,” by child artist April F, and “Car of the Future,” a newly discovered work by Salvador Dalí, will be featured in an exhibition titled Basket Cars in August. “These works of basket car art make a groundbreaking addition to our collection here at the Met,” said Max Hollien, Director of the Met. “We’re so thankful to our anonymous donors for these excellent pieces.” [via email announcement]
Christie’s sale of Animal Art in London brought in a total of £10,789,980 (~$14,170,000) on April 1. The sale’s top lot, Yayoi Kusama’s “Blue Cat” (2019), sold for £969,000 (~$1,273,000), alongside a number of other works, many made by child artists.
Christie’s sale of Children’s Work in New York brought in a total of $45,678,000 on April 1. The sale’s top lot, Lucy’s “Square Car” (2019), sold for $4,567,000.
Sotheby’s sale of Cut-Out Art on Paper in New York brought in a total of $110,007,019 on April 1. The sale’s top lot, Sarah E.’s “Untitled” (2019), sold for $23,000,000.
Once denounced as “women’s work” with no artistic merit, embroidery is experiencing a revival, with a feminist punch.
Inspired by the journey made by the epic hero Homer’s Odyssey, a show at Villa Carmignac combines myth with contemporary issues.
This new kunsthaus in Potsdam shows modern and contemporary works of art from East Germany in what was once a terrace restaurant.
Courtney Stephens’s documentary on women’s travels from the 1920s to ’50s presents not just personal glimpses into daily life a century ago but also documents of colonialism.
Laura Larson’s City of Incurable Women draws from archival materials to speculate on the lives of women who were famously hospitalized for hysteria throughout history.
The Philadelphia organization offers artists on-site access to recovered materials, studio space, construction equipment, a $1,000 stipend, and more.
The company is asking users to verify their bank details via Plaid, a fintech company that recently settled a privacy class action lawsuit.
Each artist will receive $190,000 in cash and benefits from the Tulsa Artist Fellowship over a three-year period.
Drawn to Life at the Ackland in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, showcases 17th-century Dutch drawings of landscapes, portraits, preparatory studies, and biblical and historical scenes.
The 1,000-year-old Cañada de la Virgen ceremonial site will be protected from encroaching development.
A total of 24 board members stepped down from their posts after the art center’s parent company allegedly attempted to terminate 12 of their colleagues.
A group of artists and writers denounced the center for hosting Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the country’s former dictator.