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NYT Names “25 Works of Art That Define the Contemporary Age”

July 16th, 2019

The NYT has a piece this week on 25 art works that defined the contemporary era, from Hans Haacke’s MoMA Poll to Kara Walker’s A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby.  The piece features interviews and comments on the work from a range of artists and critics.
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Public Art Fund Makes Two Promotions Within Ranks

July 16th, 2019

The Public Art Fund has promoted  Kellie Honeycutt as its deputy director and Daniel S. Palmer as curator. “A key aspect of Public Art Fund culture is to nurture creative talent, and that includes our own extraordinary team. Both Kellie and Daniel are outstanding professionals, leaders in our field, and wonderful colleagues,” says Chief Curator and Director Nicholas Baume. “As we continue to embrace new opportunities to fulfill our mission, I’m excited to further our collaboration in their new roles.”
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Perez Art Museum Receives $1 Million Grant for Caribbean Cultural Institution Venture

July 16th, 2019

The Pérez Art Museum Miami has received $1 million the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation towards the institution’s new Caribbean Cultural Institute. “It’s something that is in our DNA, and we’ve been talking about this for a long time,” says Franklin Sirmans, PAMM’s director. “Now we’re really going to be able to move the dial.” 
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Cecily Brown

Cecily Brown image via www.lipsticktracez.com

image via www.lipsticktracez.com

Cecily Brown (born 1969 in London) is a British painter. She has a great respect for art history and her works reveal her reverence and high regard for artists such as Francisco de Goya, Nicolas Poussin, Willem de Kooning, and Joan Mitchell while incorporating into her works her distinct female view point.

Teenage Wildlife, oil on linen image via www.artfacts.net

Teenage Wildlife, oil on linen image via www.artfacts.net

The Fugitive Kind, 2000 oil on linen image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

The Fugitive Kind, 2000- oil on linen

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

New Louboutin Pumps, 2005 image via theluckycharm.wordpress.com

New Louboutin Pumps, 2005

[image via theluckycharm.wordpress.com]

Pyjama Game, 1998- oil on linen image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

Pyjama Game, 1998- oil on linen

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

Brown’s work has attracted the attention of collectors including Elton John and Michael Ovitz. She has become known for her painting style suggestive of abstract and abstract expressionist painters such as de Kooning and Oskar Kokoschka. Sexuality and attraction are important themes in her work, which she explores through semi-figurative and abstract means.

[Bio via Wikipedia  Entry]

Artist’s Links:

http://www.gagosian.com/artists/cecily-brown

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/cecily_brown.htm

More info about the artist coming soon.

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