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