Russia’s Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow, J Geils’ Exotic Cars, and More Fresh News

A painting from Cosmoscow 2017’s Discovery Section. Image courtesy of Cosmoscow

 

News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Russia has produced exquisite art for centuries — think Faberge eggs and Imperial enameled silver. But there’s a burgeoning contemporary art scene there as well. Blue-chip companies like Bentley, Credit Suisse and Beluga International have stepped up to sponsor Cosmoscow, whose 5th edition takes place next month. [Read more from Cosmoscow.com]
  • The late Boston rocker John “J” Geils, who passed away in April, was as infatuated with motoring as he was with music. He drove in auto races and collected exotic Italian cars. Seven of Geils’ fabulous Italian sports cars and three Italian performance motorcycles will be auctioned next week in Monterey, California. [Read more from ClassicCars.com]
  • Five of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflower paintings are located in museums around the globe and have never been united. That will change on Monday when, in a world first, all five paintings will come together in a virtual exhibition live on Facebook. [Read more from Art Daily]
  • Starting Nov. 13, Madison Square Park’s central Oval Lawn will be blanketed by a small blizzard of incandescent light when Austrian-born artist Erwin Redl installs his public artwork Whiteout. The installation will include hundreds of white spheres embedded with LED lights, suspended from steel poles. [Read more from The Art Newspaper]

 

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