The Glass House presents Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden, a landscape installation that will be on view throughout the 2016 tour season to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson's birth and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Glass House site to the public. First created fifty years ago in 1966 for the 33rd Venice Biennale, this iteration of Narcissus Garden has been incorporated into the Glass House's 49-acre landscape. "We are honored to be working with Yayoi Kusama, an artist Philip Johnson both admired and collected. This exhibition playfully engages the entire site, creating a celebratory mood for Philip Johnson's 110th birthday and the 10th year since the opening of this museum," said Irene Shum, Curator and Collections Manager at the Glass House. Narcissus Garden, comprising 1,300 floating steel spheres, each approximately 12 inches in diameter (30 cm) has been installed in the Lower Meadow and forest,
William Turner Gallery is presenting Moses@90, an expansive survey exhibition that presents Ed Moses' innovation in painting and works on paper. The installation occupies two venues: William Turner Gallery and the former Santa Monica Museum of Art building at Bergamot Station. â€¨ On the occasion of Moses' 90th birthday, the exhibition celebrates the varied and prolific career of this indelible Los Angeles art world fixture. A painter and "mutator," whose allegiances have been to tireless experimentation rather than to the tenets of any one movement, Ed Moses has been honing a distinct visual vocabulary for over 60 years, obsessively mining the possibilities of abstraction. At 90, Moses continues his dogged search for the elusive metaphysical power of painting, creating works that are
The orginal artwork for the last two pages of the Tintin comic book "King Ottokar's Sceptre" sold for a total of 1.046 million euros ($1.2 million) at auction Saturday in Paris. "This is only the second time a Tintin plate has exceeded a million euros," Eric Leroy, comic book expert at French auction house Artcurial, told AFP. A double page plate also from "King Ottokar's Sceptre" sold for more than 1.5 million euros at Sotheby's in Paris in October. Artcurial had estimated Saturday's lot would fetch between 600,000 and 800,000 euros, before fees. "Over a million euros, this is an excellent result," said Leroy. "Herge's universe still conquers," added Leroy, referring to the cartoonist behind the famous comic. The work in blue watercolor, gouache and ink was bought on the phone "by a European collector, a long-time fan", said Leroy.
Bonhams broke no fewer than ten world records at its Middle Eastern and Lebanese Modern and Contemporary art sales. Bonhams is the first international auction house to hold an exclusively Lebanese art sale, which smashed world records for seven artists. The sale has also highlighted an ever-increasing global demand for Middle Eastern modern and contemporary art. â€¢ The combined sales broke 10 world records for 7 artists from the Art of the Lebanon sale and 3 from the Middle Eastern Modern and Contemporary Art sale. â€¢ The top-selling lot, Nubian House by Hussein Bicar, sold for Â£319,300, achieving the record price for a modern Arab painting sold in London. â€¢ Kahlil Gibranâ€™s painting Portrait of Mrs Alexander Morten sold for almost ten times its estimate, at Â£182,500 The top lot
The National Gallery of Victoriaâ€™s blockbuster exhibition Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei closed this week with a final attendance of 399,127, making it the highest-selling ticketed exhibition in the NGVâ€™s history. Director Tony Ellwood said, â€˜We are delighted so many Victorians and visitors to the NGV celebrated the art of two of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st century and the connections between their practices. The artists championed causes that were critical to their generations and did so with great bravery and artistic merit. â€˜Both artists have explored contemporary life, art and politics in profound and inventive ways and it has been exciting to see their observations resonate with our audiences.â€™ Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei was developed by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum, with the participation of Ai Weiwei, and explored the significant influence of these two exemplary artists on modern