France Acquires Two Fragonard Paintings Long Thought To Be Missing – ARTnews.com

France has added to its national collections two paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard that were thought to be missing until 2017. Both will now be displayed at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier.

Titled Le Jeu de la Palette (The Paddle Game) and La Bascule (The Seesaw), both ca. 1760-65, they feature landscapes overflowing with greenery, with small figures playing beneath grand Neoclassical structures.

Four years ago, the paintings re-emerged when a family discovered them while inventorying a castle in Normandy. The last known record of the two works before that was a 1786 document of their sale to Pierre Bergeret de Grandcourt, a French aristocrat and a friend of Fragonard. The family that had found the paintings applied for an export license to sell the works abroad, but the French state barred the paintings from leaving the country, declaring them national treasures.

The French Ministry of Culture did not say how

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Abstract Painter Dies at 82 – ARTnews.com

Louise Fishman, whose stylish paintings synthesized modernist abstraction with her identity as a queer Jewish feminist, died in New York on Monday at 82. A representative for Karma, the New York gallery that represents her, confirmed her death.

“The world has lost a formidable painter, activist and friend, whose pursuit of individual freedom and personal expression was her primary motivation as an artist,” Karma wrote in a statement posted to Instagram. “Her death leaves a tremendous void in the art world.”

At first glance, Fishman’s abstractions, many of which feature dense layerings of thick strokes arranged in all-over compositions, appear to be in line with those of white male painters of the first half of the 20th century. Yet Fishman’s paintings tweak those artists’ formulae in subtle yet profound ways, showing how a gestural paint stroke could be intimately connected to one’s identity. In the postwar era, Abstract Expressionists engineered

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Who Is Alma Thomas, and Why Is She Important? – ARTnews.com

In 1963, Alma Thomas set out to turn Henri Matisse on his head. Two years before, in 1961, she attended a show of Henri Matisse’s late-career gouaches at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. There, she saw The Snail (1952–53), in which cut-and-pasted squares of colorful paper are arranged in a spiral-like shape, abstractly alluding to a gastropod without ever outright showing it.

Thomas got to work, effectively recreating the iconic Matisse gouache with a twist. Her version, titled Watusi (Hard Edge), likewise contains a jumble of rectangles, rhombuses, and squares. Look closely, however, and you realize that Thomas has rotated Matisse’s composition 90 degrees. The medium has changed, from gouache to acrylic on canvas, and arguably, the subject matter has changed, too. Judging by Thomas’s title, no longer does the work refer to an animal. Now, it may call to mind a dance style popular in

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It is a great place to view new artists’ work, and it’s in a really lovely location as well. I know what you mean about Utah being an incredible state to visit.

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When you’re feeling down, sad, stressed out, or lonely, watching funny shows will help you cheer up. One best suggestion would be watching Running Man, a popular Korean variety show that is guaranteed to make you laugh wholeheartedly. I’m ashamed to say I’ve never heard of this guy, but his paintings are wonderful – full of life and texture. Nice Hub, John. National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian Museum of American Art – (2 hours) – We were able to review quite a bit of American History while walking through these two museums, which are connected by a fabulous courtyard. The courtyard is covered and has a small water area for the kids to … Read the rest

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L.A. Dealer Douglas Chrismas Arrested on Embezzlement Charges – ARTnews.com

Douglas Chrismas, a longtime Los Angeles gallerist whose reputation began to dim around a decade ago after allegations of suspicious business dealings, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations on Tuesday on charges that he embezzled more than $260,000 from the bankruptcy estate of his now-defunct Ace Gallery.

Chrismas is currently facing three charges of embezzlement. If convicted of all three, the 77-year-old dealer could face a sentence of 15 years in federal prison. He has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges and is expected to face trial in September.

A now-unsealed indictment from March accused Chrismas of embezzling $264,595 from the bankruptcy estate. The indictment, filed in the Central District Court of California, alleged that he embezzled $100,000 owed to the gallery as part of a purchase of an artwork from a third party, and put that sum toward his own corporation. Chrismas is also accused

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Frank Gehry’s Signature Curves Translate to Fishy Art at Gagosian – ARTnews.com

Frank Gehry says he aimed to capture the brushstroke effect of Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night in his latest building, making his tower for the Luma Foundation in Arles, France one of many examples of his corny artistic ambitions. Inklings of these are evident even in his sketches—impassioned, nearly illegible scribbles more likely to be exhibited in a museum than referenced by a contractor or client. Gehry is famous for privileging form over function, often to the point of controversy. In Cleveland and in Cambridge, his unconventional roof shapes have produced dangerous avalanches on snowy days. And his sinuous museums have been accused of upstaging the artworks they’re meant to show—to which Gehry’s friend Julian Schnabel has retorted, “Maybe that art isn’t good enough.”

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In one of several origin stories Gehry has offered—and also disavowed—he traces his obsession with undulating forms back to a formative childhood memory, when

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Banksy’s West Bank Barrier Artwork to Be Auctioned as an NFT – ARTnews.com

In 2005, Banksy acquired a piece of Israel’s West Bank Barrier and used it for a “treasure hunt.” The first person to find the rock and email him with the secret word he wrote on it—”Spike”—would get to keep the work.

The piece, titled Spike, was found in Palestine and has since traded hands a few times. Now, it is heading to auction—not as a physical object but as an NFT.

Valuart, a new NFT platform, launched with the auction of Spike on July 22. Bidding will continue until July 30 online. Notably, the elusive street artist artist is not involved in the minting or sale of the work. Instead, the Italian opera singer Vittorio Grigolo, who owns Spike and cofounded Valuart, was the one who worked with the platform to create the NFT.

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The NFT features a CGI rendering of Spike slowly spinning in the long

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A live release recommended as a curiosity, but not an essential one. High on You might be talking about a different kind of high, but the song is so great that you probably won’t mind.

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There are billions of songs that evoke sadness, and friends have often made fun of me for making mix cds for days when I am down in the dumps. If you try to enlarge a bitmap image, your computer can only enlarge the size of the squares making up the image area. You still have squares; that is why bitmap images get jagged as you enlarge them. Vector images remain smooth because your computer merely re-computes the coordinates of the points and adjusts the vector equation constants, never sacrificing quality. This movie and this song are somewhat atypical of Rishi Kapoor. His appearance is also different, coming as it was only a … Read the rest

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See the Artist List MoMA PS1’s 2021 Greater New York Exhibition – ARTnews.com

After delaying its recurring Greater New York show a year because of the pandemic, MoMA PS1 has revealed the artist list for the touted exhibition’s forthcoming fifth edition, which is now due to open on October 7. It is set to include 47 participants and place a focus on artistic networks in New York.

Greater New York is one of the most important recurring institutional exhibitions held in the city, alongside the New Museum Triennial (which will also open in October) and the Whitney Biennial. Typically held once every five years, Greater New York focuses artists based in the New York area.

To oversee this year’s edition, PS1 enlisted independent curator Serubiri Moses, who was on the team behind the 2018 Berlin Biennale, and Ruba Katrib, a curator at the Long Island City museum. They worked in collaboration with PS1 director Kate Fowle and Inés Katzenstein, curator of Latin American

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This is the point around which the transform command takes place. Covering about five million acres in the Australia’s Northern Territory, this site is the home of about 300 Aboriginals.

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The popularity of digital art is increasing every year as the technology required is increasingly becoming readily available to everyone. “The State Of The Union” (Thievery Corporation) – Another one of my favorites, Thievery Corporation has rarely failed to please fans. This particular track brought a spirit of protest to the album (along with one more song). Downtempo protest music is both welcome and heartwarming in an age where punk rock and folk have something like a monopoly on the genre. Bad Company’s Straight Shooter album yielded several hits for the band that are still staples of classic rock radio including “Feel Like Makin’ Love”, “Shooting Star” and “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”. picplzthumbs The album cover featuring … Read the rest

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