The Art Institute of Chicago has acquired the W. Bruce and Delaney H. Lundberg Collection of 19-century American photography — a cache of nearly 500 works of daguerrotype and other formats. The subjects range from unnamed laborers and craftsmen to babies and other children posing for their first photos to President Zachary Taylor. The gift was made possible by the Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust.
David Bowie‘s prized Tintoretto painting, “The Angel Foretelling Saint Catherine of Alexandria of Her Martyrdom” (late 1570s) will go on view in Venice after its recent purchase by the collector Marnix Neerman, who acquired the work at Sotheby’s for £191,000 ($237,432). Purchased by Bowie in 1987, the altarpiece was one of the musician’s first art acquisitions.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn will open a new art center thanks to a $1 million donation from the estate of William and Electra Stamelos. The on-campus Stamelos Gallery Center will officially open September 12 with a ceremony and exhibition titled Electra and Bill: Honoring an Immeasurable Contribution, which will feature work by Electra as well as art donated from the family’s collection.
Sotheby’s brought back its online sale of Original Film Posters, including a selection of old-school blockbusters, sci-fi, epics, and animation classics. The top lot when bidding closed was a poster of the film King Kong (1933).
A Christie’s sale, “The Art of China: Featuring The Arnhold Collection,” closed its bidding at a total of £754,250 (~$929,462) and featured art and artifacts from the collection of Gerard Arnhold, a Jewish collector whose family left Germany as the Nazis seized power in the ’30s. The sale included carvings made of jade, rock crystal, agate and bamboo, as well as lacquerware and cloisonné enamel vessels. The top lot was a two-piece set of a beige jade pierced “dragonfish” plaque and a pale greenish-white jade carving of a goose — which sold together for £56,250 (~$69,303).
The settlement comes after Tate prevented an artist who exposed sexual harassment by one of its largest donors from co-curating an exhibition.
Let’s be honest: On a best bathrooms list, no one wants to be number two.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
Advocacy groups are pushing for a 5% royalty in resales, which would pertain even after the artist dies, in which case the funds would go to their estate.
This week, the Getty Museum is returning ancient terracottas to Italy, parsing an antisemitic mural at Documenta, an ancient gold find in Denmark, a new puritanism, slavery in early Christianity, and much more.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
The absence of an explicit framing of American art, in all of its diversity, as a visual culture of empire distorts and hampers our ability to understand — and reimagine — our social world.
The gap between the material body and the psychological one, which we all too often take for granted, is one of the underlying themes of Hiro’s exhibition.
David Rios Ferreira and Denae Shanidiin join forces to bring awareness to the plight of Indigenous women and girls, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
Metrograph’s series The Process features films that were either directed by Robert M. Young or made with the help of Irving Young’s postproduction facility.
Memes depicting a sinister, all-powerful Joe Biden alter ego are sweeping the internet, and the Democratic establishment is loving it.