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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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Carl Andre

Carl Andre,image via MartinReis.com
Carl Andre
b. 1935
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Education includes:

Phillips Academy, New Hampshire
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Andre is a Minimalist who started making art as a profession at the age of 24. His first serious works were highly influenced by his friend, Frank Stella, and typically took the form of wooden sculptures. Others were form poetry or Concrete poems that present words as drawings.

Glarus

Glarus, image via Galerie Tschudi

After a short stints with other careers, he returned to art in 1970 and created several of his largest installations, including Blocks and Stones which he created for the Portland Center of Visual Arts. In 1972, his installation Equivalent VII created in 1966 traveled to London’s Tate. The piece was often called “Bricks” and featured more than 100 firebricks arranged in a large rectangle The 1970s saw creations of other installations, like Stone Field, created in Hartford.

In 1988, he was acquitted of the murder of his wife, the artist Ana Mendieta.

Retrospectives of his work have been exhibited around the world, including New York’s Guggenheim in 1970 and later retrospectives in Austin, Oxford, Einhoven and Marseilles.

Cooper Galaxy via www.carlandre.net

Cooper Galaxy via www.carlandre.net

Carl Andre- Homepage

Wikipedia Entry

More info about the artist coming soon.

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