MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The school that architect Frank Lloyd Wright started nearly 90 years ago may stay open after all. The School of Architecture of Taliesin includes campuses in Spring Green, Wisconsin, and in Arizona. The school’s board announced in January it planned to close the school in June.
NEW YORK (AP) – Blueprints for the original World Trade Center were on sale at the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair after a Colorado man rescued them from the trash.
NEW YORK – Public institutions and private collectors zealously vied for works from the estates of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz in Thursday’s auction titled “Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Juan Hamilton: Passage” at Sotheby’s New York, driving the sale to achieve $17.2 million total – well in excess of the auction’s $13.3 million high estimate, and with a strong 87.4% of all lots finding buyers. Featuring never-before-seen artworks and personal effects emerging from the collection of artist Juan Hamilton, friend and confidante of O’Keeffe, the selection of works on offer traced the artistic evolutions and shared histories of the three American artists.
NEW YORK – The most ambitious retrospective to date of the work of Jasper Johns, organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, will be presented simultaneously in New York and Philadelphia this fall. A single exhibition in two venues, this unprecedented collaboration, “Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror,” will be the artist’s first major museum retrospective on the East Coast in nearly a quarter century. It opens concurrently in Philadelphia and in New York on Oct. 28.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A little more than two decades after a Calder museum was first proposed for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the long-dormant idea has blossomed again, funding has materialized, and backers say that, by spring 2021, construction should get underway between 21st and 22nd Streets across from the Barnes Foundation and the Rodin Museum.
NEW YORK – The Met announced Thursday the acquisition of the monumental sculptural relief Two Horses (2019) by American artist Charles Ray (b. 1953). Two Horses is now on view at The Met in gallery 918 of the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing.
The 10-by-14-foot granite relief by the acclaimed artist portrays two horses in profile, one fully articulated and a second figure behind it that is partially seen, evoking a ghost-like presence. The Met also announced that it will present an exhibition of the artist’s work in late 2021.
CHICAGO – Joel Oppenheimer Gallery will present an exhibition titled “Temple of Flora by Dr. Robert John Thornton,” which includes 33 original engravings. The show will run from April 24 to June 30.
LONDON – New portraits of David Hockney’s close friends – textile designer Celia Birtwell; his business manager and curator Gregory Evans, and master printer Maurice Payne – have gone on public display for the first time in a major new exhibition titled “David Hockney: Drawing from Life,” opening at the National Portrait Gallery, London on Thursday, Feb. 27.