Tag Archive for: Surrealism

Yamandu Canosa, ‘Casa,’ 2021, oil on canvas, 130 by 190cm

The Dali welcomes The Visit from artist Yamandu Canosa

Yamandu Canosa, ‘Casa,’ 2021, oil on canvas, 130 by 190cm

Yamandu Canosa, ‘Casa,’ 2021, oil on canvas, 130 by 190cm. Courtesy of The Dali

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Uruguayan-Spanish artist Yamandu Canosa (b. 1954-) creates an intense dialog between Surrealism and contemporary art in The Visit, a new exhibition of paintings, drawings and photographs. The Visit features both abstract and figurative works set in a dramatic installation especially conceived for The Dali Museum, with a majority of the works created for the exhibition. It will remain on view until October 30.

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Gertrude Abercrombie dinosaur scene sets record at Hindman

 Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘The Dinosaur,’ $387,500


Gertrude Abercrombie, ‘The Dinosaur,’ $387,500

CHICAGO – An extraordinary surreal Gertrude Abercrombie painting set a new world auction record for the artist at Hindman Auctions on February 17 when it sold for $387,500. The 1964 oil on panel, entitled The Dinosaur, was the highlight of Hindman’s Somewhere Out There auction, which featured incredible one-of-a-kind artworks from the more “out there” regions of the imagination. Led by the Abercrombie piece, the auction achieved a total of $970,656, nearly tripling its presale estimate.

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DIA acquires painting by Danish Surrealist Rita Kernn-Larsen

Rita Kernn-Larsen, ‘And Life Anew … ,” 1940, recently acquired by the Detroit Institute of Arts

Rita Kernn-Larsen, ‘And Life Anew … ,” 1940, recently acquired by the Detroit Institute of Arts

DETROIT  – The Detroit Institute of Arts’ board of directors has approved the purchase of a work by Danish artist Rita Kernn-Larsen (1904-1998), furthering the museum’s goal of increasing the number of works by women artists in the collection. This will be the first work by the artist—and the first Surrealist painting by a woman—to enter the museum’s collection. It will also be one of the only paintings by Kernn-Larsen in an American museum collection.

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