September 2021 Art News

While Diebenkorn is best known for his signature Ocean Park paintings—watery pale blue skies at play with horizontal geometric patterning that suggest landscapes in the sky—he is also noted for his more conventional figures and work that lives in the mode of the Bay Area Figurative painters, including David Park, Elmer Bischoff, and Wayne Thiebaud. 
Architecture of Memory tells the story of the construction and reconstruction of modern Kuwait, and presents Dana Al Rashid’s perspectives on the frequent demolition of buildings and houses that are a testament of the country’s rich architectural heritage, and which form a crucial part of its collective memory and identity.
In a city of endless opportunities, one organization is doing its best to optimize all that New York has to offer. Chashama has a 25-year history in New York of supporting artists by optimizing one of the city’s hottest commodities: real estate. The non-profit seeks out vacant commercial spaces and convinces their owners to let artists use the space.
Tyson presents nine new paintings alongside three groups of graphite drawings. Reflecting the close dynamic between painting and drawing that has activated her practice from the beginning, Holding Pattern builds on the artist’s acclaimed survey at the Drawing Room in 2017, pushing her use of figuration and portraiture into experimental territory.

Why should Alma Thomas be your new favorite artist? Well, after teaching art in Washington, D.C. for 35 years at Shaw Junior High School, Alma Thomas created a new style of painting. Her vibrant dabs of color, lovingly called “Alma stripes,” gained the artist, by then in her late-seventies, recognition that has grown over the years. Her painting “Resurrection” was chosen for the White House Collection in 2014. In this short video, Michelle Obama and others share why Alma Thomas and her art continue to inspire.

This November, Sotheby’s will present Frida Kahlo’s 1949 self-portrait, Diego y yo (Diego and I), the final, fully realized ‘bust’ self-portrait completed before her death in 1954. This historic work carries an estimate in excess of $30 million.
The Affordable Art Fair will give visitors another opportunity to fall in love with original artwork. Galleries, dealers, and established artist collectives may only submit original works from living artists and all prices must be between $100 and $10,000.
Saints canonized by the Catholic Church come mostly from two major categories: those who lived with or were martyred for Jesus Christ, and those in the centuries since whom performed miracles. Regardless of one’s religious beliefs, many of these saints’ stories are rooted in faith more than fact.
Presented in a solo exhibition, the focus of Rashid’s residency has been producing the latest installment of his massive fictional universe 18 years in the making: “an alternative, feudal version of America that has nobility and titles.” Within this world, Rashid whimsically imagines the cultural intricacies of Colonial Era class dynamics through cross-generational iconography, maps, cosmological diagrams, Afrofuturistic sensibilities, and pop culture references from his upbringing, such as the Golden Age of hip hop.

Discover two ultra-rare Swiss automata, made for the Chinese market in the 19th century. The magnificent McCullough automaton box is the last and greatest musical magician box to remain in private hands. Last offered at Sotheby’s in 1964, it has remained in an important private collection ever since. The musical automaton ‘necessaire’ with watch was formerly in the collection of John Asprey and is one of only two known examples of this size, the other being kept in the Hans Wilsdorf Collection at Rolex.

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