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Art History News – April

 Pablo Picasso’s Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse), Christie’s May 20th

Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 1 day ago
PABLO PICASSO *Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse)* oil on canvas 57 ½ x 44 ⅞ in. (146 x 114 cm.) Painted in Boisgeloup on 30 October 1932 NEW YORK – On 13 May, Christie’s newly introduced 20th Century Evening Sale in New York will be highlighted by Pablo Picasso’s *Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse)*, 30 October 1932 (estimate in the region of $55 million). One of the extraordinary series of iconic portraits that Picasso painted of his golden-haired muse during this landmark year, this monumental work is among the most stately and impressive depictions…
Books: Artemisia Gentileschi; Thomas Gainsborough
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 1 day ago

Getty Publications has released two new titles in the *Lives of the Artists *series, which offers illuminating accounts of major artists as viewed by their contemporaries. Lives of Artemisia Gentileschi. By Artemisia Gentileschi, Orazio Gentileschi, Cristofano Bronzini, Pierantonio Stiattesi, Filippo Baldinucci, Averardo de’ Medici and Alessandro Morrona. Introduction by Sheila Barker. J. Paul Getty Museum Lives of Gainsborough. By Philip Thicknesse, William Jackson, and Sir Joshua Reynolds. Introduction by Anthony Mould. J. Paul Getty Museum. *Lives of Artemisia Gentileschi* pre…
Nellie Mae Rowe
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 4 days ago

Nellie Mae Rowe, Untitled (Dandy), 1978–1982, crayon and pencil on paper, 24 x 18 inches, gift of Harvie and Charles Abney.*High Museum of Art*Nellie Mae Rowe (American, 1900-1982), “When I Was a Little Girl,” 1978, crayon, marker, colored pencil, and pencil on paper, 19 x 24, inches, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, purchase with Folk Art Acquisition Fund, 2002.73. © 2021 Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/ARS, NY. Melinda Blauvelt, Nellie Mae Rowe, Vinings, Georgia 1971, printed 2021, silver gelatin print, 20 x 24 inches, gift of the artist.*High Museum of Art* Nellie Mae Rowe, Real Girl, 1…
Two exhibitions can be seen together of David Hockney’s work
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 4 days ago

DAVID HOCKNEY In the autumn of 2021, BOZAR presents a major double exhibition of one of the most renowned and influential artists of our time. 8 OCTOBER 2021 > 23 JANUARY 2022 *Featuring some of the finest works from the Tate Collection, the first exhibition **David Hockney: Works from the Tate Collection, 1954-2017* *takes the visitor on a journey through the long career of the 83-year-old British artist.**The second exhibition, **David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020 * *is organised in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts. It introduces us to his most rec…
THE PARIS OF BRASSAÏ. PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CITY PICASSO LOVED
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 4 days ago

18 Oct. 2021 – 17 Apr. 2022 – *This Autumn, Museo Picasso Málaga will be presenting The Paris of Brassaï. Photographs of the City Picasso Loved. The exhibition will display the work of one of the most famous photographers of the first half of the 20th century, whose work helped to create the universal public image of Paris, the Eternal City* – *Brassaï’s photographs invite the observer to wander through Paris, with the Seine, Nôtre Dame, the brothels and the markets. He brilliantly captured the artistic and social scene in his many shots of the politically …
Vincent van Gogh’s spectacular landscape highlights Christie’s New York sale 13 May
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 4 days ago
Property from an Important Private European Collection VINCENT VAN GOGH (1853-1890) *Le pont de Trinquetaille* oil on canvas 25½ x 31¾ in. (65 x 81 cm.) Painted in Arles *circa* 17 June 1888. $25,000,000-35,000,000 Christie’s will present Vincent van Gogh’s spectacular landscape *Le pont de Trinquetaille* as a highlight of the *20th Century Evening Sale* at Christie’s New York on 13 May ($25,000,000-35,000,000). Painted during Van Gogh’s pivotal fifteen-month stay in Arles, situated on the Rhône River in the Provence region of Southern France, *Le pont de Trinquetaille* wi…
Van Gogh and the Olive Groves
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 5 days ago

* Dallas Museum of Art * *October 17, 2021, to February 6, 2022* *Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam,* *March 11 to June 12, 2022* Vincent van Gogh, Olive Grove , July1889, oil on canvas, Kröller – Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands. Photographer: Rik Klein Gotink Vincent van Gogh, Olive Grove with Two Olive Pickers , December 1889, oil on canvas, Kröller – Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands. Photographer: Rik Klein Gotink In 2021 and 2022 the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and the Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands) host the first exhibition dedicated to Vincent van Gogh’s …
The Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibitions
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 1 week ago

Part of the Alexander von Humboldt exhibition, Frederic Edwin Church, Aurora Borealis, 1865, oil on canvas, 56 x 83 1/2 in., Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Eleanor Blodgett, 1911.4.1. Photo by Gene Young. The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery, reopen to the public Friday, May 14. This is the second reopening of the museum following closures on March 14, 2020 and on Nov. 23, 2020 as a public health precaution due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The museum has negotiated extensions into the summer for its three major exhibitions …
America’s Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 1 week ago

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis (now through May 9, 2021) San Antonio Museum of Art (June 11–September 5, 2021) Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA (October 9, 2021–January 9, 2022) Willard Metcalf (American, 1858 – 1925) Poppy Field (Landscape at Giverny) , 1886. Oil on canvas, 10 5/8 x 18 5/16 inches. Collection of J. Jeffrey and Ann Maire Fox.*Image courtesy Questroyal Fine Art*Theodore Robinson (1852 – 1896) Yacht Club Basin, Cos Cob Harbor , 1894. Oil on board, 19 x 22 1/2 in. Brandywine River Museum of Art, Richard M. Scaife BequestEmma Richardson Che…
GRAFIK! Five Centuries of German and Austrian Graphics
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 1 week ago
*Montreal Museum of Fine Arts * *February 11 – July 3, 2021 * Erich Heckel (1883-1970), Portrait of a Man, 1919, woodcut. In process of acquisition. © Estate of Erich Heckel / SOCAN (2021). Photo MMFA, Christine Guest ] Martin Schongauer (1440/50-1491), The Entombment, about 1480, engraving, only state. MMFA, purchase, anonymous fund Hans Makart (1840-1884), The Abduction / Death and the Maiden, about 1863, pen and ink, ink wash, grattage, pastel (?), graphi…
Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso – Old Master Through Modern Prints: Swann May 6
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 1 week ago
New York—*Old Master Through Modern Prints* are at auction *Thursday, May 6* at *Swann Galleries*. Prints feature in the sale, from Northern Renaissance and Golden Age icons Dürer and Rembrandt to Impressionist collaborations, European Modernists, and American printmakers. Old Master prints open the sale with engravings, woodcuts, etchings and drypoints by both well-known and lesser-known printmakers whose images have stood the test of time. Highlights include an intricate run of etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn with *Joseph Telling his Dreams*, 1638, leading …
Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 1 week ago

The Barnes Foundation has presented the world premiere of *Soutine / de Kooning: Conversations in Paint*, an exhibition organized by the Barnes and Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris, exploring the affinities between the work of Lithuanian artist Chaïm Soutine (1893–1943) and Dutch-American abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning (1904–1997). On view in the Barnes’s Roberts Gallery from March 7 through August 8, 2021, this presentation considers how Soutine’s paintings, with their built-up surfaces and energetic brushwork, served the art of de Kooning and helped shape his g…
20th Century Evening Sale at Christie’s New York on May 11, 2021: Rothko, Seurat
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 1 week ago

Property from an Important Private European Collection MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) *Untitled* oil on canvas 68 x 54 in. Painted in 1970. Mark Rothko’s radiant and stately masterpiece, *Untitled* from 1970, will be a highlight of the *20th Century Evening Sale* at Christie’s New York on May 11, 2021 (estimate on request; in the region of US$40M). As one of only three works painted in 1970, during the final months of the artist’s life, *Untitled* marked his triumphant return to full, vibrant color, and Rothko is said to have viewed these late works at his most profound achievements …
Twenty-seven new acquisitions by the three generations of Wyeth painters, N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 1 week ago

The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, has announced the receipt of major gifts of art from the bequest of Betsy James Wyeth. The bequest of twenty-seven works includes two well-known Andrew Wyeth watercolors featuring the Olson House—*Room after Room* Andrew Wyeth (American, 1917-2009), Geraniums, 1960. Drybrush watercolor on paper, 20.75 x 15.5 inches. and *Geraniums*; the N.C. Wyeth oil painting *Fisherman’s Family*; as well as Jamie Wyeth’s famed Monhegan oil painting *Islander*. The new works will be included in an exhibition entitled *Betsy’s Gift: The Works of …
Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale 12 May
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 1 week ago

One of Claude Monet’s finest large-scale Water Lilies paintings ever to appear at auction will star in Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 12 May in New York. Estimated in the region of $40 million, Le Bassin aux Nymphéas stands among the most iconic and celebrated Impressionist images. Measuring nearly 40 by 79 inches, this enrapturing canvas from 1917-19 was conceived as part of the artist’s legendary series of monumental paintings depicting his water lily pond at Giverny, the Grandes Décorations, which he began in 1914 and examples of which can be found today…
, Sotheby’s will present bold masterworks from the 1980s by David Hockney and Willem de Kooning
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 1 week ago

This May, Sotheby’s will present bold masterworks from the 1980s by David Hockney and Willem de Kooning from the collection of prominent Los Angeles collectors and philanthropists Morris and Rita Pynoos as highlights of the Contemporary Evening Sale in New York. Leading the selection is David Hockney’s monumental *Self-Portrait on the Terrace*(estimate $8/12 million) from 1984, a deeply personal painting that expands on the artist’s best-known and definitive works and captures the spirit of Los Angeles. Passionate collectors and innovative art patrons, the Pynoos’ approach to coll…
Book – HOW BEN SHAHN FOUGHT FOR JUSTICE WITH ART
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 3 weeks ago

– *THE PEOPLE’S PAINTER HOW BEN SHAHN FOUGHT FOR JUSTICE WITH ARTBy Cynthia Levinson* – – Illustrator Evan Turk – *Imprint: *Abrams Books for Young Readers – *Publication Date:* April 20, 2021 – *Price: *$18.99 – *Trim Size:* 10 x 10 – *ISBN:* 978-1-4197-4130-2 – *EAN: *9781419741302 – *Page Count: *48 – *Illustrations: *Full-color illustrations throughout – *Format: *Hardcover – *Rights:* World/All – *Additional formats: *Ebook – *A lyrically told, exquisitely illustrated biography of influential Jewish artist and a…
Art History News – February – March
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 4 weeks ago

AUGUSTA SAVAGE: RENAISSANCE WOMAN Jonathan Kantrowitz, Art History News – 20 hours ago Great article: https://artdaily.cc/news/134379/The-Black-woman-artist-who-crafted-a-life-she-was-told-she-couldn-t-have#.YGTBItXwZoE Also see https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/augusta-savage-renaissance-woman Organized by guest curator Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D., the Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman exhibition features nearly 80 works of art, including sculptures, paintings, and works on paper, and is the first to reassess Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage’s contributions to art and …