The Victoria and Albert Museum has collaborated with the Bard Graduate Center, New York, to present the first exhibition exploring the life and work of Lockwood Kipling (1837 â€“ 1911), an artist, teacher, curator and influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. Lockwood Kipling was a social campaigner for the preservation of Indian crafts, a craftsman whose terracotta panels can still be seen on the exterior of the V&A and was an illustrator of books by his son, the renowned writer Rudyard Kipling. Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London explores the history of the V&Aâ€™s collections through the life of Lockwood Kipling who played a significant role in shaping the foundation collection. Highlights include paintings of the Indian section of the Great Exhibition, Lockwood Kiplingâ€™s own sketches of Indian craftspeople observed during his time living in India, objects he selected in India for the V&A,
Christieâ€™s France announces the sale of the collection Boni de Castellane & Anna Gould, la mĂ©moire du Palais Rose on the 7 March 2017, continuing Christieâ€™s long history of offering prestigious collections. Legendary figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Boni de Castellane and his wife Anna Gould decorated their famous Palais Rose with the most exquisite works of art, including old master paintings and drawings, furniture, porcelain and jewelry. Collectors and connoisseurs will have the opportunity to enjoy the pre-sale exhibition for a week, from 28 February to 6 March 2017. Lionel Gosset, Head of Collection sales, Christieâ€™s France, comments: â€śWe are honoured to be offering this important collection at auction, and have no doubt that collectors will recognise the rarity of the Palais Roseâ€™s provenance and pay tribute to the incredible taste of those who have assembled and enriched itâ€ť.
From January 11 to April 23, 2017, the Foundation devotes an exhibition to Cartier-Bressonâ€™s famous publication Images Ă la Sauvette. Initated by the French publisher TĂ©riade, the project is finally achieved on October 1952 as a French-American co-edition, with the contribution of Matisse and the American publishers Simon and Schuster. The latter chose â€śThe Decisive Momentâ€ť as the title of the American version, and unintentionally imposed the motto which would define Cartier-Bressonâ€™s work. Since its publication in 1952, Images Ă la Sauvette has received an overwhelming success. It is considered as â€śa Bible for photographersâ€ť according to Robert Capaâ€™s words. The innovative design of the publication stroke the art world with its refine format, the heliogravure quality and the strength of the image sequences. The publication reveals
Mayoral presents an exhibition inspired by the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, commemorating 80 years since its inauguration. The original Pavilion marked a crucial moment during the Spanish Civil War (17 July 1936 â€“ 1 April 1939), with the Spanish Republic using it as a platform to demonstrate to the rest of the world the atrocities that were taking place in Spain. Similarly to the original pavilion, this exhibition features paintings and sculptures by modernist masters including Pablo Picasso, Joan MirĂł, Alexander Calder and Julio GonzĂˇlez. This exhibition in London also brings together important archival material, such as rare propaganda posters from the original pavilion and a replica of MirĂłâ€™s infamous work El Segador (The Reaper) which disappeared when the pavilion
In 1937 the Nazi regime held a major 'Decadent Art' exhibition in Munich, displaying avant-garde art, which they considered a danger to society. Not by accident did they choose a photo of Otto Freundlich's sculpture The New Man for the cover of the exhibition catalog. Freundlich, who was born to a Jewish family, aspired to what he called "cosmic communism", and developed an abstract method of conveying egalitarian political views. This was expressed in his work through separate forms that combined into a single unit, itself but a part of the larger whole. In this way his works are considered a political manifesto, expressed in color and form. The exhibition The Shadow of Color brings together - for the first time - the works of four path breaking abstract artists: Otto Freundlich, Len Lye, Lygia Clark and Blinky Palermo. Though working at different times and in different places, they developed a similar