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Egon Schiele Catalog Goes Online

December 14th, 2018

Egon Schiele, via Art NewspaperThe full Egon Schiele Catalog Raisonné has been digitized, and is now available online for search adn exploration. “Several hundred works have been authenticated since the publication of the last print edition of Egon Schiele: The Complete Works in 1998,” says resarcher Jane Kallir. “So an update was long overdue.”
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Economist Explores Price Guarantees in Auction Market

December 14th, 2018

David Hockney, via EconomistThe Economist has a piece on auction guarantees, and how their use in major auctions has an impact on prices and market perceptions. “If enough leave what they see as a tilted playing field, the auction ends up being a “private sale in public’,” the piece reads.
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Christie’s to Sell Another Hockney this March in London

December 14th, 2018

Hockney, via Art NewsChristie’s is planning to sell another high-profile David Hockney work this month, “Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott,” a 1969 piece from the collection of Barney A. Ebsworth next March in London. The work is expected to carry an estimate of £30 million. “David Hockney’s double portraits are undoubtedly some of the finest paintings the artist ever realized,” says Katharine Arnold, Christie’s head of the evening sale of post-war and contemporary art in London.
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Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang, via honoluluacademy.org

b. 1957 in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China

Education:
Shanghai Drama Institute, 1981-1985
Institute for Contemporary Art: The National and International Studio Program at P.S. 1, New York

Awards:
– Finalist, 1996 Hugo Boss Prize
– 1999 Golden Lion at the 48th Venice Biennale
– 2001 Cal Arts/Alpert Award
– 2005 Best Monographic Museum Show, Best Installation or Single Work in a Museum from International Association Of Art Critics, New England
– 7th Hiroshima Art Prize

Drawing For Transient Rainbow, Cai Guo-Qiang, 2003 via momahildawa.blogspot.com

Cai Guo-Qiang began working with gunpowder as a medium while living in Japan from 1986-1995, resulting in his signature set of drawings, Projects for Extraterrestrials. His work is often politically charged, and he used gunpowder as a way to express the supression he felt in China’s social environment at the time.

Guggenheim exhibit, Cai Guo-Qiang, 2008 via marnsarts.blogspot.com

Inopportune (Stage One), Cai Guo-Qiang, 2004 via nycdailyphoto.blogspot.com

Cai draws on a wide variety of materials, symbols, narratives, and traditions—elements of feng shui, Chinese medicine and philosophy, images of dragons and tigers, roller coasters, computers, vending machines, and gunpowder. Since September 11th, he has reflected upon his use of explosives both as metaphor and material. “Why is it important,” he asks, “to make these violent explosions beautiful? Because the artist, like an alchemist, has the ability to transform certain energies, using poison against poison, using dirt and getting gold.”

[PBS Art 21]

Light Cycle, Cai Guo-Qiang, 2003 via symposiumc6.org

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