Leonard A. Lauder gifts Cubist masterpiece to the Met

Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927), ‘The Musician’s Table,’ 1914. Charcoal, wax crayon, gouache, cut-and-pasted printed wallpaper, blue and white laid papers, transparentized paper, newsprint, and brown wrapping paper; selectively varnished on canvas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, Purchase, Leonard A. Lauder Gift, 2018

NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the addition of Juan Gris’s remarkable The Musician’s Table (May–June 1914) to the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection. Acquired with funds given by Leonard A. Lauder, this major example of Gris’s exploration in papier collé joins the collection now totaling 83 Cubist works by Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, and Pablo Picasso. Read more

Christie’s: Hockney painting could set auction record for living artist

David Hockney (b. 1937-), Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), acrylic on canvas, 84 x 120in., painted in 1972. Image courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd. 2018

NEW YORK – In its November Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s will offer one of the most quintessential canvases of the 20th century, David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972 (estimate in the region of $80 million).

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Wright to auction Marcel Breuer’s Stillman Cottage in December

Stillman Cottage, designed by Marcel Breuer. Image courtesy of Wright

CHICAGO – In December, Wright will auction a masterpiece of modern architecture located in Litchfield, Connecticut: the Stillman Cottage by Marcel Breuer. “The historically significant residence espouses the simple and streamlined ideals of one of the 20th century’s most influential architects,” noted a press release issued by Wright. Read more

Christie’s to exhibit collections of William Louis-Dreyfus

William Louis-Dreyfus with Harlem Children’s Zone students visiting the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation. Photo credit: WLD Foundation

NEW YORK – From September 14-18, Christie’s will present a non-selling exhibition at their New York gallery of important art from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and the Louis-Dreyfus family. The event serves to announce the beginning of a multi-year collaboration between The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation and Christie’s Outsider Art department.

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JCDecaux unveils The Kensington, a sculptural digital billboard by Zaha Hadid Design

The Kensington, Zaha Hadid Design. Photograph 1 and 3 by Luke Hayes, photograph 2 courtesy of JCDecaux

LONDON – JCDecaux invited Zaha Hadid Design to redefine the design language of billboards by creating a unique communications channel that integrates contemporary design and digital media. The result is The Kensington, a hybrid that encases innovative digital-screen technology within a double-ribbon of matte stainless steel. The innovative artwork/billboard is located on West Cromwell Road in London.

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Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Phoenix home for sale for $12.9M

David and Gladys Wright House, Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Walt Lockley

PHOENIX (AP) – A Phoenix home that architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his son and was spared from demolition is up for sale.

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After death, financier’s preservation trust strives to keep dream alive

Robert William Roper House in Charleston, S.C. Photo taken in 1940 by C.O. Greene

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Wall Street financier Dick Jenrette had a passion for old homes, renovating some of the finest residential works of architecture from the Caribbean to New York’s Hudson River and receiving national recognition for his historic preservation.

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Artists invited to enter Coffee Art Project benefiting clean water for Rwanda

Image courtesy of The Coffee Art Project

NEW YORK – Calling all artists! The Coffee Art Project will return to New York City for a fourth year this October. Registration is now open and will close this Friday, August 31, 2018. The final deadline for the submission of artwork is  September 28, 2018. Artists can now register here.

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Joe Jusko to create new cover art for Edgar Rice Burroughs novels

TARZANA, Calif. – Beginning in September, Joe Jusko, in conjunction with ERB, Inc. will be creating brand new cover art and frontispieces for every Edgar Rice Burroughs novel (over 80, in total), forming the first completely unified Burroughs library by one artist.

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Genesis the Greykid looking to create new world through art

Genesis the Greykid (left) was commissioned to create one of his fine art piece for the rapper and music mogul Yo Gotti (right). Photo by Randy1249, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Genesis the Greykid is a fixture in downtown Chattanooga, and he is relatively easy to spot thanks in part to the coal-black dreadlocks that rest atop his thin frame. He’s also easily recognizable as the guy who can be seen walking nearly everywhere downtown or sitting in an outdoor cafe enjoying a cup of tea or working on one of his latest paintings.

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