Petersen Automotive Museum drives to extremes with ‘Hypercars’

Bugatti 2008 Veyron 16-4. Image courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Bugatti 2008 Veyron 16-4. Image courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

LOS ANGELES – In December, The Petersen Automotive Museum unveiled Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme, a show of elite, sleek, absurdly fast and exceptionally expensive machines. The current display will remain until September 22, after which a second wave of vehicles will be installed and exhibited until May 14, 2023.

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Jennie C. Jones brings sonic vibes to Guggenheim, Jan. 28

Jennie C. Jones, ‘Red Tone Burst #2,’ 2021. Architectural felt panel and acrylic on canvas, 77.5cm by 76.2cm by 6.3cm. © Jennie C. Jones, courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York and PATRON Gallery, Chicago

Jennie C. Jones, ‘Red Tone Burst #2,’ 2021. Architectural felt panel and acrylic on canvas, 77.5cm by 76.2cm by 6.3cm. © Jennie C. Jones, courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York and PATRON Gallery, Chicago

NEW YORK – From January 28 through April 18, an exhibition of new and recent works by interdisciplinary artist Jennie C. Jones will be on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Jennie C. Jones: Dynamics will include paintings, works on paper, and a sound installation that responds to the Guggenheim’s iconic architecture by interweaving visual and aural experience.

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Phoenix Art Museum recalls when paper ruled pop fashion

(Left to right) Misty Modes, ‘Daisy Mae’ shift, 1960s. Printed Du Pont Reemay spunbonded polyester. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, promised gift of Kelly Ellman. James Sterling Paper Fashions, dress, 1960s. Printed Du Pont Reemay spunbonded polyester. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, promised gift of Kelly Ellman. Image © Phoenix Art Museum.

(Left to right) Misty Modes, ‘Daisy Mae’ shift, 1960s. Printed Du Pont Reemay spunbonded polyester. From the collection of the Phoenix Art Museum, promised gift of Kelly Ellman. James Sterling Paper Fashions, dress, 1960s. Printed Du Pont Reemay spunbonded polyester. From the collection of Phoenix Art Museum, promised gift of Kelly Ellman. Image © Phoenix Art Museum.

PHOENIX  – Arizona audiences can explore paper garments from one of fashion’s most experimental and whimsical eras in Generation Paper: Fast Fashion of the 1960s at Phoenix Art Museum. Featuring work from 1966 through 1968 by designers and manufacturers such as Mars of Asheville, Scott Paper Company, The Disposables, Sterling Paper Fashions, Hallmark Inc., and others, the exhibition showcases more than 80 garments and accessories, including dresses, bikinis, skirts, hats, jumpsuits, rompers, beach cover-ups and accessories made from paper, plastic, laminate and other nonwoven textiles. Generation Paper is on through July 17 in the Museum’s Ellman and Harnett galleries and highlights a special component of the Museum’s fashion-design collection.

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Hindman achieves highest annual total ever in 2021

Diamond ring by Taffin, $387,500

Diamond ring by Taffin, $387,500

CHICAGO – 2021 was a year of records at Hindman Auctions. The auction firm reported $87 million in total sales for the year, its highest total by a wide margin in the company’s 39-year history, setting more than 30 individual auction records along the way.

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Hew Locke (Guyanese-British b. 1959-), ‘The Tourists,’ 2015. Video still. Commissioned by the Imperial War Museum for HMS Belfast, London. Images courtesy the artist and Hales, London and New York. © Hew Locke. This exhibition was organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Chrysler Museum of Art shares beguiling multimedia works by Hew Locke

Hew Locke (Guyanese-British b. 1959-), ‘The Tourists,’ 2015. Video still. Commissioned by the Imperial War Museum for HMS Belfast, London. Images courtesy the artist and Hales, London and New York. © Hew Locke. This exhibition was organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art.

Hew Locke (Guyanese-British b. 1959-), ‘The Tourists,’ 2015. Video still. Commissioned by the Imperial War Museum for HMS Belfast, London. Images courtesy the artist and Hales, London and New York. © Hew Locke. This exhibition was organized by the Chrysler Museum of Art.

NORFOLK, Va. – The Chrysler Museum of Art will present multimedia work of international acclaim in Hew Locke: The Ghostly Tourists, on view January 28, 2022 to June 26, 2022. The show marks Locke’s first solo exhibition in the southeastern region and will showcase Ghost (2015), a sculpture the Chrysler acquired in 2020, and The Tourists (2015), a film that invites viewers to join a crew on their final voyage to the Caribbean. Together, the works use satire to confront colonization and the violence of war.

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Jens Risom, unsung luminary of Scandinavian design, profiled in new book

Phaidon will release ‘Jens Risom: A Seat at the Table,’ the first book to spotlight the Scandinavian design pioneer, on February 2.

Phaidon will release ‘Jens Risom: A Seat at the Table,’ a book that spotlights the Scandinavian designer, on February 2.

NEW YORK – Phaidon is pleased to present Jens Risom: A Seat at the Table, the first book to celebrate the seminal figure’s legacy in design history. One of the first designers to introduce Scandinavian design to the United States, Risom is an unsung hero of the highly popular Mid-century Modern movement. The 264-page Risom book will be released as a hardback on February 2, priced at $125.

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Jennifer Bartlett, ‘House,’ 2003. Screenprint, ed. PP 2/4, 14in by 14in.; Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer. Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, and The Jennifer Bartlett 2013 Trust. Photo by Aaron Wessling Photography; © Jennifer Bartlett

Nat’l Museum of Women in the Arts unveils first off-site exhibition, Jan. 29

Jennifer Bartlett, ‘House,’ 2003. Screenprint, ed. PP 2/4, 14in by 14in.; Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer. Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, and The Jennifer Bartlett 2013 Trust. Photo by Aaron Wessling Photography; © Jennifer Bartlett

Jennifer Bartlett, ‘House,’ 2003. Screenprint, ed. PP 2/4, 14in by 14in.; Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer. Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, and The Jennifer Bartlett 2013 Trust. Photo by Aaron Wessling Photography; © Jennifer Bartlett

WASHINGTON – The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) announces its first off-site exhibition to take place while its historic building is temporarily closed to the public for a major renovation. On view at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center from January 29, 2022 through May 22, 2022, Positive Fragmentation: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation includes more than 150 works by 21 contemporary artists who use fragmentation both stylistically and conceptually.

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Original comic book artwork of page 25 from Marvel Comics’ Secret Wars No. 8, rendered by Mike Zeck in 1984. It commanded $3.3 million and a new world auction record. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Spider-Man original comic book artwork sells for record $3.3M

Original comic book artwork of page 25 from Secret Wars No. 8, rendered by Mike Zeck in 1984, commanded $3.3 million and a new world auction record. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Original comic book artwork of page 25 from Marvel Comics’ Secret Wars No. 8, rendered by Mike Zeck in 1984. It commanded $3.3 million and a new world auction record. Courtesy Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Spider-Man was already the star of the most expensive comic book ever sold at auction. As of January 13, the Web-Slinger is also credited with what is now the world’s most valuable page of original comic book artwork. Page 25 from 1984’s Secret Wars No. 8, which tells the origin story of the Web-Slinger’s now-iconic black costume, sold at Heritage Auctions for $3,360,000.

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Exterior of Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion in Memphis, Tenn. Now a tourist attraction, the late singer’s home announced a slate of events and activities that will take place in 2022. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Bjoertvedt, who took it in July 2018. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Graceland plans special events for 45th anniversary of Presley’s passing

Exterior of Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion in Memphis, Tenn. Now a tourist attraction, the late singer’s home announced a slate of events and activities that will take place in 2022. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and Bjoertvedt, who took it in July 2018. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Exterior of Graceland, Elvis Presley’s mansion in Memphis, Tenn. Now a tourist attraction, the late singer’s home announced a slate of events and activities that will take place in 2022. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons and Bjoertvedt, who took it in July 2018. Shared via the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Elvis Presley’s Graceland will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of the singer and actor’s death with new museum exhibits, record giveaways, concerts and other special events at the tourist attraction centered around Presley’s life and career in Memphis, Tennessee.

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1918 Red Cross raffle quilt, on view in Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. This exhibition was organized by the International Quilt Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

S.C. exhibition of Ken Burns’ quilts runs through Jan. 30

1918 Red Cross raffle quilt, on view in Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. This exhibition was organized by the International Quilt Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

1918 Red Cross raffle quilt, on view in Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. This exhibition was organized by the International Quilt Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

GREENVILLE, S.C. – America’s renowned filmmaker and documentarian Ken Burns – yes, that Ken Burns – reveals a more personal side of his storytelling talents in Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection. On view at the Upcountry History Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, the exhibit opened in October 2021 and closes on January 30.

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