Archive for the ‘Art’ Category
New York dealer Robert Burge, who specializes in 20th century photography, described this year’s three-day AIPAD fair, which concluded April 7 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, as “more buoyant than previous years.”
“Contemporary photography is always a tougher sell than well-known vintage work,” he said, “but people were buying, writing checks. There was less talk about spousal approval…”
Now in its 33rd year, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) annual exhibition attracted 82 dealers from around the country and a smattering of foreign cities, including London, Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Osaka, and Jerusalem. The show traditionally has strength in fine, museum-quality vintage prints, but the show-stoppers this year were primarily contemporary photographs, many the product of digital manipulation, which seems to have moved into a new phase with gimmickry giving way to photographs that more closely resemble fine art—and are stunningly beautiful. The images are fresh and original and, indeed, visitors responded with their wallets.
Bernini Sculpting in Clay, at the Met, closed Jan. 6 2013; at the Kimbell, Fort Worth, February 3 – April 14, 2013
Bernini Sculpting in Clay The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York October 3, 2012 – January 6, 2013 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth February 3 – April 14, 2013 Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) dazzled his contemporaries and dominated the city of Rome. He was an artist equally brilliant at sculpture, architecture, and painting, rising from [...]
The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi: A Masterpiece Reconstructed at the University of Virginia Art Museum and the Museum of Biblical Art in New York – A Review (Florens 2012, 4)
The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi: A Masterpiece Reconstructed, The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, March 2 – May 22, 2012 on view from June 8 to September 9, 2012 at the Museum of Biblical Art. Curated by Bruce Boucher, Director of the UVa Museum. Catalogue with essays [...]
Old Master Drawings, the successor to The Drawing Site, is now online. In it, Michael Miller offers articles about the history of drawing, the history of collecting, a reference work on the materials and techniques of drawing, and a page of news in the world of drawings: exhibitions, lectures, conferences, etc. There is also a [...]
The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi: A Masterpiece Reconstructed, on view from June 8 to September 9, 2012 at the Museum of Biblical Art. Curator’s Tour June 20, 6.30pm
The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi: A Masterpiece Reconstructed, on view from June 8 to September 9, 2012 at the Museum of Biblical Art. One of the most beautiful and enlightening exhibitions in New York this summer will be in a museum many regular visitors of the Met, the Frick, and the [...]
Leonard Freed, The Italians (Io amo l’Italia), exhibition now at Ersel, Torino, until July 31, 2012.
Leonard Freed, The Italians, Quantuck Lane Press, 2011, exhibition now at Ersel, Torino, through July 31, 2012. The great documentary art photographer’s warm-hearted, but sharply observed takes on Italian life between 1956 and 2005 appear in 190 superb duotone illustrations. With an introductory essay in English and Italian by Berkshire Review/New York Arts editor, Michael Miller. [...]
Launched in 1998, shortly after its sister site, Drawing Materials and Techniques, The Drawing Site, originally the Web presence of Michael Miller Lucy Vivante Fine Arts, Inc., also received About.com’s “Best of the Net” Award for September 1999. The site has been altered little since then and looks its age. It will retire, perhaps to [...]
It’s always a world—Kiki Smith’s installations of drawings and pasted fragments on unframed paper, textiles, hanging objects, floor-based sculpture, relief, or glass. It’s a world that intersects with our bodies, suggesting a communion with primeval forces as well as companions we might meet in the day’s occupations. In a generously apportioned gallery, the Neuberger Museum [...]