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May 31, 2011 02:25 pm | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG RoadsterThe all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster broke cover this past weekend, ahead of its official world debut this September at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, and now we have a new video of the elegant luxury convertible explaining its every detail. The video includes a demonstration of the supercar’s automatic roof, which takes just 11...

May 31, 2011 01:08 pm | Richard Read

Nicole 'Snooki' PolizziThere's controversy brewing in Italy these days, and it has nothing to do with Berlusconi or teenage mistresses. No, the cause of the consternation is the return of the Italians' long-lost cousins: the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore. Things didn't get any calmer on Monday, when one of the gang -- former Bumpit aficionado Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi -- had...

May 31, 2011 02:56 pm | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

2009 Cadillac Escalade Platinum EditionWith GM’s announcement that it will be investing more than $331 million in its Arlington assembly plant in Texas, home of its ‘GMT900’ full-size SUVS such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and the Cadillac Escalade, the General has essentially secured the future of the road giants. A few years back there were...

May 31, 2011 12:09 pm | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

2011 Saab 9-4XSaab has a trio of decent products now in showrooms, the latest-generation 9-5, a brand new 9-4X crossover and the recently updated 9-3, although the latter is soon to be replaced by a completely redesigned model next year. But given the brand’s lack of stability over the years, including a serious lack of funds, consumers understandably...

May 31, 2011 11:21 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

ArmorTech stretched Bentley Mulsanne Ever thought the Bentley Mulsanne was just not quite big enough? Probably not, but as you’re about to find out now not everybody thinks this way. Pictured above is a custom stretched version of the Mulsanne flagship sedan, which not only gets a ton of extra legroom but armor protection as well. That’s because the custom work is done by...

May 31, 2011 12:17 pm | Anne Proffit

Dan Wheldon © 2011 Anne ProffitDan Wheldon poses with the first, 50th and 100th Indy winners Photo: Anne Proffit Dan Wheldon knows the whirlwind of winning Indianapolis. He won in 2005 with Andretti Green Racing and took victory in Sunday's 100th anniversary race for Bryan Herta Autosport. Obviously neither he, wife Susie, sons Sebastian (2+) and two-and-a-half-month-old Oliver...

May 31, 2011 09:42 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

2010 Cadillac SRX TurboAs recently as late January GM CEO Dan Akerson hinted that a plug-in hybrid version of the Cadillac SRX was “likely”, with most reports suggesting the eco-friendly luxury crossover would be available for sale sometime in late 2012 or ’13. This past weekend, however, Reuters reported that an insider familiar with the project said...

May 31, 2011 09:03 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Ferrari 599 GTO in Cologne, GermanyDriving an exotic supercar like the Ferrari 599 GTO on public streets can often be difficult, thanks mostly to low ride heights, poor visibility and a throttle pedal that feels like you’re about to launch a scud missile with just inches of movement of your right foot. It also doesn’t help when even everyday parking maneuvers are...

May 31, 2011 08:13 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

2011 Audi A1 clubsport quattro ConceptLast year Audi showed off no less than seven concept cars based on its A1 compact at Austria’s annual Wörthersee Tour GTI meet, and this year the automaker is set to stun show goers once again with yet another sultry A1 sports car concept. The latest is called the Audi A1 clubsport quattro Concept and it’s essentially a preview of...

May 31, 2011 08:19 am | Viknesh Vijayenthiran

Aston Martin V12 Zagato race car - Copyright High Gear MediaWe just can’t get enough of the sultry Aston Martin V12 Zagato and we hope you can’t either as we now have a new gallery of the coachbuilt coupe at its official race debut this past weekend at the 53rd ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup leg of the VLN series at Germany’s notorious Nurburgring circuit. Decked out in full race trim, the V12...

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The Chan Hampe Galleries at Raffles Hotel Shows Works by John Van der Sterren

Posted: 30 May 2011 11:27 PM PDT

artwork: John Van der Sterren - "Raffles by the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore", 2009 - Oil on canvas - 80 x 100 cm. Courtesy Chan Hampe Galleries, The Chan Hampe Galleries is showing an exhibition of John Van der Sterren's works from June 4th through July 4th at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

Singapore.- The Chan Hampe Galleries at Raffles Hotel are pleased to present a solo exhibition by John Van der Sterren from June 4th through July 4th. The opening reception on June 8th will also include an auction of artworks to help raise money for Yakkum & Rehabilitation & Centre, a non-profit Indonesian organisation devoted to helping physically challenged young people in less fortunate living situations.

John van der Sterren, acclaimed Dutch-New Zealand Fauvist painter, will display his works in his third, Singapore solo exhibition titled 'Van der Sterren at Chan Hampe Galleries @ Raffles Hotel'. Exhibited will be paintings inspired by South East Asia, specifically Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore. Van Der Sterren's South East Asian works have been inspired by the lush landscapes and timeless architecture of the cities in which he immersed himself. Through the artist's extensive travels and his pleasure in new discoveries, foreign landscapes and unfamiliar places, Van der Sterren brings us robust and highly colourful paintings, capturing the beauty of each city and its surroundings. Through this exhibition, Van der Sterren showcases his ability to depict his subjects, using vivid interpretations in his own unique style whilst retaining the timeless nature of the landscape. Ultimately creating works that express his true feelings as well as his love for aging architecture and scenes of vanishing histories.

John Van der Sterren was born in 1938 in Java, Indonesia. Of Dutch decent, Van der Sterren spent his early years on a tea estate in west Java where his father was the manager. At 13 years of age his family immigrated to New Zealand to start a new life after the Second World War. It was here that Van der Sterren finished his studies and met well-known New Zealand painter, Cedric Savage who introduced him to oil painting. For over 20 years Van der Sterren kept a professional footing in the advertising industry, painting and featuring in exhibitions in his free time. Following the artist's first solo exhibition in Indonesia in 1993, John left the communications industry and turned his attentions exclusively to painting, becoming one of the leading landscape and portrait painters in Indonesia.

artwork: John Van der Sterren - "Landscape Near Garut, Jabar, Indonesia" - Oil on canvas 70 x 100 cm. Courtesy Chan Hampe Galleries, © the artist. On view at the Raffles Hotel

Over the past 18 years Van der Sterren has travelled at length around South East Asia, Europe, New Zealand and Australia constantly painting and sketching his surrounds. He has exhibited in solo exhibitions across Indonesia as well as France and Morocco and his paintings have been extensively commissioned in South-East Asia, and beyond. His work is keenly sought after by collectors both in Indonesia and overseas and is represented in many private and museum collections around the world.

Chan Hampe Galleries aims to create a platform for East-West cultural exchange by exhibiting and promoting contemporary art with a primary focus on Singaporean artistic practice. Since the gallery's inception by Angeline Chan in the Tanjong Pagar cultural district, opportunities have been provided to numerous emerging artists with the intention of developing their careers and advocating investment into the Singaporean visual arts community. With a second location in the esteemed Raffles Hotel and partnership with Benjamin Hampe, Chan Hampe Galleries will continue to exhibit a diverse range of Singaporean artists and introduce an international program in alignment with the highest professional gallery standards. Visit the gallery's website at ...

The Kouros Gallery in New York Presents New Sculptures by Emanuele de Reggi

Posted: 30 May 2011 11:13 PM PDT

artwork: Emanuele de Reggi - "Venus of Bangkok", 2010 - Bronze - Edition of 3 / 31 1/2" x 18 1/4" x 13 1/2". Courtesy of Kouros Gallery, © the artist. On view in "Emanuele de Reggi: Recent Sculpture" at the Kouros Gallery in New York from June 8th through July 8th.

New York City.- The Kuoros Gallery at 23 East 73rd Street in New York City is please to present "Emanuele de Reggi: Recent Sculpture", on view from June 8th through July 8th. An opening reception will be held on June 8th from 6 to 8pm. "Recent Sculpture" features a number of this talented artist's most recent sculptures.
Born in Florence, de Reggi studied the classics and was schooled throughout Europe, Latin America, the Far East, Australia and India.

Fotomuseum Winterthur Hosts Alexander Rodchenko ~ Revolution in Photography

Posted: 30 May 2011 10:56 PM PDT

artwork: Alexander Rodchenko - "Radio Listener", 1929 - Gelatin-silver print, Vintage print, 23,8 x 29,5 cm. Private collection © Rodchenko's Archive / 2011, ProLitteris, Zurich.

WINTERTHUR, ZURICH.- Fotomuseum Winterthur presents Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography, on view from May 28th until 14 August. Modernism made photography what it is. It gave it self-confidence and made it trust itself. Self-confident because photography in the 1920s recognized and developed its own possibilities and qualities: a probing vision of the world, an investigation of the visible reality from various perspectives, direct, clear, from above, below, behind, from the front, but without references to the pool of art history.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection Displays a Retrospective of Marc-Aurèle Fortin's Paintings

Posted: 30 May 2011 10:12 PM PDT

artwork: Marc-Aurèle Fortin - "Railway Tracks at Hochelaga", 1931-32 - Pastel on paper - 447.2 x 60.9 cm. - MNBAQ collection © Marc-Aurèle Fortin Foundation. On view at McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Québec in "Marc-Aurèle Fortin: The Experience of Colour" until September 11th.

Quebec.- The McMichael Canadian Art Collection presents the first major retrospective of Marc-Aurèle Fortin in more than 45 years. "Marc-Aurèle Fortin: The Experience of Colour" is on view until September 11th. "Marc-Aurèle Fortin: The Experience of Colour", the first major museum exhibition devoted to the artist in more than 45 years, features a hundred or so paintings, prints, drawings and watercolours produced over four decades, between 1909 and 1949. Fortin indelibly marked the Quebec imagination with the compositions of stately elms and colourful rural scenes for which he is best known. The exhibition presents views of Sainte-Rose, Île d'Orléans and the Charlevoix, Gaspé and Saguenay regions, depictions of the Quebec countryside of his day. It also includes a lesser-known but equally important aspect of his work: cityscapes. These urban views prove him a keen observer of the irreversible changes that modernity was bringing to Montreal in the 1920s and 30s.

The Museum Kunst Palast Reopens its Collection After Two years

Posted: 30 May 2011 09:47 PM PDT

artwork: Dirck Hals (1591-1656) - "Lustige Gesellschaft", 1628, - Oil on panel. 30,5 x 40,4 cm. - Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Gemäldegalerie; Vermächtnis Paul Girardet, Meerbusch-Büderich -  Foto: Stefan Arendt

Dusseldorf.- After more than 2 years of closure, the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf reopened its collection with a a selection of 450 selected works from the middle-ages to the present-day. As a living art museum with a diverse, cross-cultural archive, with the rich collection from the Düsseldorf Art Academy and the archive of the artistic photography of the Rhine Kunsszene (AFORK), the new presentation allows the Museum Kunst Palast to let these collections speak for themselves and illustrate the history of the Düsseldorf art collection. The new exhibition includes works from the collection of late medieval sculpture, Dutch and Flemish paintings of the 16th to 18 Century, European paintings from Romanticism to Impressionism, a special focus on the Düsseldorf School, works of German Expressionism, the ZERO group and post 195 color field painting.

Tim Burton Major Retrospective at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Posted: 30 May 2011 09:26 PM PDT

artwork: Tim Burton - "Corpse Bride", 2005 - Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. The Tim Burton retrospective exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The retrospective presents a look at Burtons work as a film director, artist, illustrator, photographer, & writer.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Tim Burton, a major retrospective exploring the full range of Tim Burton's creative work, both as a director of live-action and animated films, and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer. Taking inspiration from popular culture, fairy tales, and traditions of the gothic, Burton has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of a personal vision. The exhibition is on view at LACMA from May 29 through October 31.

'Picasso in Paris' Exhibition Attracts 471,168 Visitors at Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Posted: 30 May 2011 08:55 PM PDT

artwork: Pablo Picasso - It was interesting to note that as well as the many foreign visitors, large numbers of Dutch art lovers were amazed by the quality of the relatively unknown works of the young Picasso. Just like his contemporary Einstein, Picasso showed his genius early (before 1910) and then spent the rest of the next six decades refining that idea and chasing the idea of what art meant, what it represented, where it should go next.

AMSTERDAM.- The exhibition provided the first opportunity in the Netherlands to see a major overview of how Pablo Ruiz y Picasso (1881-1973) developed from a young unknown artist in the culturally bustling city of Paris into the leader of the avant-garde. The exhibition included more than seventy works of art, including such masterpieces as Self-portrait with a pallet and Moulin de la Galette and important works from private collections and museums such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Christie's Hong Kong Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art Achieves Milestone

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:39 PM PDT

artwork: Zenzaburo Kojima - "Nude reclining on yellow chair", 1931 - Oil on canvas - 128 x 94.8 cm. Sold at Christie's Hong Kong for ( HK$2,660,000 / US$341,810 )

HONG KONG.- Christie's concluded its Hong Kong Spring Evening and Day sales of Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art on 29 May, 2011, totaling HK$761,514,250/ US$97,854,581. The sales were 82% sold by lot and 94% sold by value. Five lots sold in excess of HK$30,000,000 /US$3,855,000 and seventeen lots over HK$10,000,000 /US$1,285,000. Eighteen world auction records were achieved for a broad range of works, including twelve lots by Chinese artists, three by Japanese artists, two by Koreans and one Indian work. These included Japanese artist Zenzaburo Kojima's 'Nude Reclining on Yellow Chair' (HK$2,660,000 / US$341,810) and Chinese artist Pang Jiun's 'A passerby hears a fair maiden's laughter in the garden ring' (HK$2,420,000 / US$310,970).

Abstract Expressionist Masterpieces from MoMA at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:38 PM PDT

Toronto.- Jackson Pollock. Mark Rothko. Robert Motherwell. Joan Mitchell. Franz Kline. Lee Krasner. Willem de Kooning. These are just a few of the legendary 20th-century artists whose artwork is now on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in an unprecedented international exclusive. "Abstract Expressionist New York: Masterpieces from The Museum of Modern Art", on view until September 4, features more than 100 works from the unparalleled collection of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) by the legendary artists whose drips, splatters, and fields of incredible colour catapulted New York to the centre of the international art world in the 1950s and changed the course of art history forever.

artwork: Willem de Kooning - "Woman 1", 1951 Oil on canvas - 192.7 x 147.3 cm. The Museum of Modern Art NYC -  © The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York.Abstract Expressionism was an American painting movement that flourished in the 1940s and '50s. More than sixty years have passed since the critic Robert Coates, writing in The New Yorker in 1946, first used the term "Abstract Expressionism" to describe the richly coloured canvases of Hans Hofmann. Over the years, the name has come to designate the paintings and sculpture of artists as different as Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner and David Smith.

As you experience the artworks in the show, you will see there is no one style that they all share. The range goes from work that is incredibly gestural, aggressive and high- energy to work that is very silent and contemplative. Although the work of each Abstract Expressionist artist was highly individualistic and distinct, they all shared a common sense of purpose — to create a new beginning for art. This was a generation of artists who had just come through the Great Depression of the 1930s, and who had witnessed the Holocaust and the dropping of the atomic bomb. Instead of falling into despair, they sought to invent a new language of art, which by extension would imply a new culture, a new civilization and a new beginning for humankind in general.

Abstract painting was not new, but large–scale abstraction was the breakthrough of this group — artmaking was no longer confined to the canvas on an easel. Artists like Jackson Pollock and Helen Frankenthaler unrolled their canvases on the floor and used their entire bodies to paint. Painting became choreography. The scale of the works the Abstract Expressionists produced literally declared the artists' belief that what they were doing was big. They used the canvas as "an arena in which to act" rather than as a place to produce an object. In his famous 1952 essay, "The American Action Painters," art critic Harold Rosenberg wrote, "What was to go on the canvas was not a picture but an event." Following the pioneering "drip" paintings of Jackson Pollock, artists like Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman developed their own distinct visual vocabularies. Where Pollock and de Kooning used agitated gestures in paint to convey the urgency of their vision, Rothko and Newman relied upon fields of colour to envelop sight and transport the viewer to new realms of emotion and perception.

Visitors to this exhibition will come face-to-face with exhilarating artworks that changed the course of modern art. The diverse works on view in Abstract Expressionist New York display the intense originality of a diverse group of artists, including painters Arshile Gorky, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell and Robert Motherwell; photographers Robert Frank and Harry Callahan; and sculptors Louise Bourgeois, David and Isamu Noguchi. This exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to experience firsthand the creative ingenuity that made New York the centre of the art world.

artwork: Arshile Gorky - "Garden in Sochi", 1943 - Oil on canvas - 78.7 x 99 cm. The Museum of Modern Art New York  - © Arshile Gorky Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York. On View until September 4th.

The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is located in Toronto's downtown Grange Park district. With almost 50,000 square meters of physical space, the AGO is the 10th largest art museum in North America. Its collection includes more than 70,000 works spanning the 1st century to the present-day. The museum was originally founded in 1900 by a group of private citizens, who incorporated the institution as the Art Museum of Toronto. The museum was renamed the Art Gallery of Toronto in 1919, and subsequently the Art Gallery of Ontario in 1966. The current location of the AGO dates to 1910, when the gallery was willed the estate known as the Grange, a historic Georgian manor built in 1817, upon the death of Goldwin Smith. In 1911, the museum leased lands to the south of the manor to the City of Toronto in perpetuity so as to create Grange Park. In 1920, the museum also allowed the Ontario College of Art to construct a building on the grounds. Designed by Pearson and Darling in the Beaux-Arts style, excavation of the new facility began in 1916, and the first galleries opened in 1918. Expansion throughout the 20th century added various galleries, culminating in 1993, which left the AGO with 38,400 square meters of interior space. Under the direction of its CEO Matthew Teitelbaum, the AGO embarked on a $254 million (later increased to $276 million) redevelopment plan by Pritzker Prize winning architect Frank Gehry in 2004, called Transformation AGO. The new addition would require demolition of the 1992 Post-Modernist wing by Barton Myers and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB). The AGO reopened in November 2008, with the transformation project having increased the art viewing space by approximately 50%. Notable elements of the expanded building include a new entrance aligned with the gallery's historic Walker Court and the Grange, and a new four-storey south wing, clad in glass and blue titanium, overlooking both the Grange and Grange Park. The most characteristic outward-facing element of the design however is a new glass and wood façade called the Galleria Italia (named in recognition of a $13 million contribution by 26 Italian-Canadian families). The completed expansion received wide acclaim, notably for the restraint of its design. As well as the galleries, AGO contains world-class conservation, research and education facilities as well as a restaurant, café, bar and museum shop. Visit the museum's website at …

'Angry Young Men' ~ Picasso, Miró, Dalí at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:37 PM PDT

artwork: Salvador Dali - "Neo-Cubist Academy (Composition with Three Figures)", 1926 - Oil on canvas - 190 x 200 cm. Museu de Montserrat, Spain. Currently on view at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, part of the 'Angry Young Men: Picasso, Miró, Dalí' exhibtion until 17 July 2011.

Florence, Italy.- From March 2011 until 17th July 2011, the Palazoo Strozzi in Florence is showing "Angy Young Men: Picasso, Miró, Dalí'. The exhibition, which was previously at the Kunstahalle in Bonn, is dedicated to the early work of Picasso, Mirò and Dalí, which played a decisive role in the beginning of modern art in Spain. The exhibition concentrates on Picasso's pre-cubist period 1900 – 1905, whilst Juan Mirò's works of 1915–1920 are presented along with Salvador Dali's from 1920–1925, both artists painting in the period before the discovery of surrealism.

MoMA hosts ~ Dali: Painting & Film Explores Cinema in the Work of the Surreal Master

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:36 PM PDT

artwork: Salvador Dalí (Spain, 1904-1989), Illumined Pleasures 1929 - Oil and collage on board 23.8 x 34.7 cm. The Museum of Modern Art - The Sidney & Harriet Janis Collection. © 2008 Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

NEW YORK CITY - The Museum of Modern Art presents Dalí: Painting and Film, the first exhibition to focus on the profound relationship between the paintings and films of Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989). The exhibition proposes that Dalí's personal engagement with cinema—as a filmgoer, a screenwriter, a filmmaker, and an art director—was fundamental to his understanding of modernism and deeply affected his art. Comprising a gallery presentation of more than 130 paintings, drawings, scenarios, letters, and films. The exhibition is on view from June 29 to September 15, 2008, with the first film program beginning on June 20.

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski’s Phantasmagorical Paintings at Hauser & Wirth

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:35 PM PDT

artwork: Jakub Julian Ziolkowski - Untitled (Into the Hole), 2010 - Oil on canvas, 134 x 160 cm. - Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth,  New York

New York, NY - Jakub Julian Ziolkowski's phantasmagorical paintings roil with colorful mutant life: plants sprout eyeballs, bodies go about their business while sloughing off limbs and disgorging organs, and dense vegetal landscapes transform into visceral surgical tableaux. Vibrant and perverse, anthropomorphic and surreal, Ziolkowski's private language is the symbolic expression of a highly concerted imagination that also was shaped by life in a very small town: Zamosc, where the artist was born in 1980, is a remote Renaissance city that began as a fortress in the middle of the lush Roztocze plateau in southeast Poland. Here wild nature penetrates the edges of an idealized urban microcosm that was once a center of intellectual life and seat of Eastern Europe's Chasidic Jewish community, later stained by Nazi atrocities, and today is home to a concentration of food factories.

MOCA Presents Comprehensive Survey Exhibition of Graffiti & Street Art

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:34 PM PDT

artwork: SWOON is a street artist from New York City. Swoon studied painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and started doing street art around 1999. Swoon does not release her real name to the public to avoid prosecution for the crime of "vandalism" associated with street art.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Art in the Streets, the first major U.S. museum exhibition on the history of graffiti and street art, April 17 through August 8, 2011, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The exhibition traces the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved. Following MOCA's presentation, the exhibition will travel to the Brooklyn Museum, where it will be on view March 30–July 8, 2012.

Seoul Auction announces its New Office in Alexandra House, Central, Hong Kong

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:33 PM PDT

artwork: Son Dong Hyun (1980-) - Portrait of the King, 2008 - Ink and color on rice paper -194 x 130 cm. Courtesy of Seoul Auction Hong Kong Ltd.

Hong Kong, 23 July 2009 - Seoul Auction is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Alexandra House, Central, Hong Kong. To mark the occasion, Seoul Auction is also holding an inaugural private sales exhibition, "Cutting Edge", featuring works by young Korean artists. The exhibition is being held at Seoul Auction's new office, 1808, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, and will continue until August 14 (closed on Saturdays and Sundays).   For more information about the exhibition, please contact Seoul Auction at 2537 1880.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) to showcase "Café and Cabaret" the Avant-Garde

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:32 PM PDT

artwork: Pablo Picasso - Stuffed Shirts (Les Plastrons) 1900, Oil on panel, 13.6 x 22.5 cm (5 3/8 x 8 7/8 in.) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / Gift of Mrs. Charles Sumner Bird (Julia Appleton Bird) 1970.475 / © 2009 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BOSTON, MA.- More than 30 bold and subtle posters, prints, and paintings representative of the bohemian nightlife of late 19th-century Paris are presented in "Café and Cabaret: Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). The French aristocrat Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), one of the most famous artists of the Post-Impressionist period, is known for his striking images of performers in the centers of Parisian entertainment in the 1880s and 1890s, specifically the café-concerts and cabaret nightclubs in the neighborhood of Montmartre. Toulouse-Lautrec spent most of his time in this lively section of the city—where women danced the Cancan at places such as the Moulin Rouge—and chronicled in his canvases and lithographs the extravagant nightlife of Parisian dance halls and nightclubs. "Café and Cabaret" will be on view from November 21, 2009, through August 8, 2010, in the Mary Stamas Gallery.

Israel Museum Commissions New Works by Olafur Eliasson and Anish Kapoor

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:30 PM PDT

artwork: Installation rendering of "Whenever the Rainbow Appears", a new site-specific work by Olafur Eliasson, at the end of the "Route of Passage" leading to the Israel Museum's new Gallery Entrance Pavilion. Image: Courtesy James Carpenter Design Associates.

JERUSALEM.- Olafur Eliasson and Anish Kapoor have been commissioned by the Israel Museum to create two new monumental installations on the Museum's campus, as it nears completion of a comprehensive renewal and expansion, together with a complete reinstallation of all of its collection galleries. These site-specific works will be installed as focal points within the Museum's newly re-organized campus, opening to the public on July 26, 2010.

Los Angeles Chinese Consulate hosts Jo Sherwood

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:29 PM PDT

artwork: Jo Sherwood - Springtime - at the Wilshire Ebell Fine Art Gallery 

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles Chinese Consulate presents: "The Disappearing Cultures of Rural China", an exclusive exhibit of paintings by cultural artist, Jo Sherwood, reveals China's isolated mountain villagers and their traditional customs. This exhibition raises awareness of the many cultural treasures of China in celebration of the forthcoming Olympic Ceremonies in Beijing.

Tiffany Exhibition Coming to VMFA in May Opens at Musée du Luxembourg in Paris

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:28 PM PDT

artwork: Photo showing three lamps made by Louis Comfort Tiffany at the exhibition

PARIS.- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Director Alex Nyerges, in Paris today for a preview of one of the most significant exhibitions ever mounted of works by the master of American glass, Louis Comfort Tiffany, called the show "dazzling." The exhibition opens to the public at the Musée du Luxembourg Wednesday, Sept. 16, and continues through Jan. 10. It will then travel to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for a showing from Feb. 11 to May 2, 2009. The American première of "Tiffany: Color and Light" will be at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond May 29. VMFA will be the only American museum to show the exhibition, which will continue in Richmond through August. 15th.

Landmark Exhibition of Designer Jack Lenor Larsen at SVMA

Posted: 30 May 2011 07:27 PM PDT

artwork: Rudy Autio Drum Lummond Ladies and Lippizano

Sonoma, CA - A landmark exhibition exploring Jack Lenor Larsen's full range of creativity as both a world-renowned textile designer and a craft and textile collector will appear at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (SVMA) from June 24, August 20.

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Posted: 30 May 2011 07:27 PM PDT

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