Undated photo of the exterior of the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Ariz. Its chief curator, Gilbert Vicario, will depart his post in October. Image courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum to begin national search for chief curator

Undated photo of the exterior of the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Ariz. Its chief curator, Gilbert Vicario, will depart his post in October. Image courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum

Undated photo of the exterior of the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Ariz. Its chief curator, Gilbert Vicario, will depart his post in October. Image courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Phoenix Art Museum will begin a national search for a new Selig Family Chief Curator this fall following the announced departure of Gilbert Vicario, who concludes seven years of service in October. Vicario joined the museum in 2015 and during his tenure has grown and diversified the museum’s modern and contemporary art and Latin American art collections, furthered the institution’s support of local and regional artists, edited and authored various scholarly publications and curated numerous landmark exhibitions, including the current special-engagement exhibition Desert Rider, on view until September 18. Vicario will assume the role of chief curator at Perez Art Museum Miami in October.

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Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, ‘Jacuzzi Jazz #2,’ 2021

New England Quilt Museum showcases Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, ‘Jacuzzi Jazz #2,’ 2021

Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, ‘Jacuzzi Jazz #2,’ 2021. Courtesy of the New England Quilt Museum

LOWELL, Mass. – The New England Quilt Museum (NEQM) presents Reflections of Light: Works by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, on view until October 1.

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Antique tobacco tins are smoking-hot collectibles

A rare Continental Cubes tobacco tin sold for $5,000 plus the buyer’s premium in June 2020 at Dan Morphy Auctions. Image courtesy of Dan Morphy Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — Patented in 1875, offset lithography quickly became the preferred way to decorate tin products, and the tobacco industry was a pioneer in utilizing the then-revolutionary technology to advertise its wares.

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Henrietta Berk, ‘Self-Portrait,’ $9,225

Global art selection pleased bidders at Michaan’s

Henrietta Berk, ‘Self-Portrait,’ $9,225

Henrietta Berk, ‘Self-Portrait,’ $9,225

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Michaan Auctions’ monthly Gallery Auction that was held on Saturday, August 20 was a thorough success. The sale featured an extensive selection of 20th-century American art, including two pieces by Henrietta Berk (American, 1919-1990), a mural by Warren Chase Merritt (American, 1897-1968) and an array of works by Haig Patigian (American and Armenian, 1876-1950). In the Asian art arena, a painted scroll attributed to Zhang Daqian (Chinese, 1899-1983) triumphed, achieving $23,370.

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On October 6, Phaidon will release Great Women Painters, a 348-page, lavishly illustrated rebuttal of Georg Baselitz’s 2013 claim that ‘women don’t paint very well.’

Phaidon readies 348-page book lauding women painters

On October 6, Phaidon will release Great Women Painters, a 348-page, lavishly illustrated rebuttal of Georg Baselitz’s 2013 claim that ‘women don’t paint very well.’

On October 6, Phaidon will release ‘Great Women Painters’, a 348-page, lavishly illustrated rebuttal of Georg Baselitz’s 2013 claim that ‘women don’t paint very well.’

NEW YORK – On October 6, Phaidon will release Great Women Painters, a book on precisely that topic, featuring 300 color illustrations, priced at $69.95, and aiming to bring parity and comprehensiveness to the topic.

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Circa-1998 Hermes Depeches unisex work bag, est. $6,400-$6,600

Exclusive designer handbags and clutches on offer, Aug. 31

 

Circa-1998 Hermes Depeches unisex work bag, est. $6,400-$6,600

Circa-1998 Hermes Depeches unisex work bag, est. $6,400-$6,600

NEW YORK – A Gucci strawberry-print handbag, a Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 50B silver glitter Damier pattern duffle bag, and a vintage Hermes Depeches unisex work bag will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Exclusive Designer Handbags and Clutches auction, which will take place on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ingenious Japanese textiles unfurled at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Japan, early 20th century, Dark blue-ground festival kimono decorated with sea creatures (back), cloth: cotton; tsutsugaki (freehand resist). The John R. Van Derlip Fund and the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation; purchase from the Thomas Murray Collection 2019.20.62

Japan, early 20th century, dark blue-ground festival kimono decorated with sea creatures (back), cloth: cotton; tsutsugaki (freehand resist). The John R. Van Derlip Fund and the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation; purchase from the Thomas Murray Collection 2019.20.62

MINNEAPOLIS — Now through September 11, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) is hosting the special exhibition Dressed by Nature: Textiles of Japan. Demonstrating the resourcefulness and skill involved in transforming locally-sourced materials into extraordinary garments, Dressed by Nature features clothing and fabrics made from traditional organic materials, including robes crafted from the Japanese fiber banana plant from the subtropical Okinawan region; textiles fashioned from paper, ramie, cotton, silk, wool, hemp, wisteria, deerskin and rice straw from across Japan’s many islands; garments of elm bark and nettle fiber created by the indigenous Ainu people; and festival coats of fish skin made in neighboring Siberia. Showcasing objects acquired in 2019 from Thomas Murray, a collector of Asian art, the exhibition will highlight rare and exceptional examples of textiles from Japan made between 1750 and 1930.

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Exterior of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, photographed in January 2015. Museum officials announced on August 17 that it has closed temporarily to deal with an infestation of silverfish, a paper-eating bug. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit MRG90. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Famed Iran art museum closes to deal with insect infestation

Exterior of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, photographed in January 2015. Museum officials announced on August 17 that it has closed temporarily to deal with an infestation of silverfish, a paper-eating bug. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit MRG90. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.


Exterior of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, photographed in January 2015. Museum officials announced on August 17 that it has closed temporarily to deal with an infestation of silverfish, a paper-eating bug. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit MRG90. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Tehran’s contemporary art museum has issued an apology and temporarily closed to handle a pest infestation, raising concerns after footage of insects scuttling across world-famous work spread widely on social media.

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Franz von Stuck painting rediscovered after century out of public eye

Franz von Stuck (né Franz Stuck, German, 1863-1928), ‘Lauschende Faune (Listening Fauns),’ circa 1899, oil-on-panel, as depicted (left) in a black & white photograph in the 1904 edition of the German art journal ‘Die Kunst,’ and (right) as it appears today, in need of professional cleaning to reveal its full image. To be offered without reserve on Sept. 23, 2022 at Soulis Auctions in suburban Kansas City, Missouri. Estimate: $75,000-$125,000

LONE JACK, Mo. – A Met-exhibited artwork by the influential German Secessionist painter Franz von Stuck (né Franz Stuck, 1863-1928) has been rediscovered after being out of public sight for more than a century. It will be auctioned on September 23 by Soulis Auctions, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

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18K gold Breitling Bentley chronograph watch, est. $30,000-$35,000

J. Garrett to auction T. Boone Pickens estate treasures, Sept. 10-11

 

18K gold Breitling Bentley chronograph watch, est. $30,000-$35,000

18K gold Breitling Bentley chronograph watch, est. $30,000-$35,000

DALLAS – A second round of period antiques, fine art and personal items from the late Texas and Oklahoma oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens (1928-2019) will be auctioned in a two-day, online-only event slated for Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 by J. Garrett Auctioneers. It was almost exactly two years ago, in September 2020, that J. Garrett held the Part 1 auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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