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Posted: Tuesday, 01-03-2016

ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art presents its first exhibition focused solely on the life and work of the influential artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) with “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks,” on view from Feb. 28 through May 29, 2016.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network are visiting this important exhibition.

The exhibition features rarely seen notebooks created by Basquiat, who died tragically young at the age of 27. Filled with the artist’s handwritten texts and sketches, the 160 unbound notebook pages are presented along with 30 related paintings, drawings and mixed-media works drawn from private collections and the artist’s estate.

Also on view is the 1984 Basquiat painting “Untitled (Cadmium)” from the High’s permanent collection.

Posted: Monday, 29-02-2016

BILBAO.- The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Shadows (1978–79) by Andy Warhol, a monumental artwork of 102 large format, silkscreened panels that reflect some of Warhol’s explorations with abstraction through his signature palette of bright and cheerful hues, which characterized a large part of his work.

Curator Lucia Agirre has installed the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao's presentation of Andy Warhol: Shadows, which is organized by Dia Art Foundation.

At 50 years old, Andy Warhol, the irreverent Pop Art icon and chronicler of an era, embarked upon the production of a monumental artwork titled Shadows with the assistance of his entourage at the Factory.

Posted: Sunday, 28-02-2016

MUNICH.- Karel Appel (1921–2006) was one of the outstanding Dutch artists of the post-war era, and is set to have a major retrospective here.

His colorful sculptures are featured in many public squares and his often large-format paintings are represented in leading museums right across the globe.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network obtain many of his works at auction, which are still very affordable.

In Germany, Appel’s works haven’t been shown in a retrospective for some time now. The last offerings were in a major retrospective in 1990 in Cologne and an exhibition of the artist’s sculptures in 1999 in Karlsruhe and Bremen.

Posted: Friday, 26-02-2016

OKLAHOMA CITY.- A painting by Camille Pissarro will return to a Jewish family in France whose art collection was looted by the Nazis in 1941, a lawyer who led the negotiations said.

The University of Oklahoma will give back "La bergere rentrant des moutons" -- or "Shepherdess bringing in sheep" -- to Holocaust survivor Leone Meyer, her New York lawyer Pierre Ciric announced about the restitution agreement signed Monday.

Meyer is the adoptive daughter of late businessman Raoul Meyer, who was co-owner of the French retail company that owns the upscale department store chain Galeries Lafayette.

He deposited his art collection in a vault at the bank Credit Commercial de France in 1940 before the Nazis seized it during their occupation of France.

Posted: Thursday, 25-02-2016

PARIS.- The name Forbes is famous throughout the world. A business magazine read by over 5 million people... a building on New York’s Fifth Avenue... a family that has been collecting objects for generations...

But what has incited one member of the family to sell his collection of Napoleonic items? And why did this American billionaire choose to sell them in Fontainebleau ?

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are curious to visit this amazing trove of historic French items.

Posted: Wednesday, 24-02-2016

PHILADELPHIA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents International Pop, a groundbreaking survey of this important movement that explores Pop Art as a global phenomenon that was shaped by artists working in many different countries throughout the world.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network appreciate the depth of this comprehensive Pop exhibition, which also includes music and cinematic offerings.

Displayed now through May 15, the exhibition features paintings, sculpture, assemblage, installation, printmaking, and film by eighty artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, and offers an intriguing new look at a subject that is familiar.

Posted: Tuesday, 23-02-2016

LONDON.- Tate Britain today announces the world’s most extensive retrospective of the work of David Hockney, opening February 2017, to coincident with the artist's 80th birthday. .

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network will not want to miss this historic exhibition.

Widely regarded as one of the most successful and recognizable artists of our time, this exhibition will celebrate Hockney’s achievement in painting, drawing, print, photography and video.

Following its presentation in London the exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and The Metropolitan Museum, will tour internationally to Paris and New York.

Posted: Monday, 22-02-2016

MADRID.- On 23 February, the Museo del Prado will be opening the exhibition Georges de La Tour. 1593-1652, on display in Room C of its Jerónimos Building.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network will discover La Tour’s artistic personality, expressed through both his realist treatment of humble figures and his refined religious scenes.

A century after the rediscovery of the artist with the publication of the art historian Hermann Voss’s article in the German publication Archiv für Kunstgeschichte, the Museo del Prado has brought together thirty-one of the forty known works by this painter from Lorraine.

Posted: Sunday, 21-02-2016

PHILADELPHIA.- The Barnes Foundation, in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, presents Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are excited to visit this historic and comprehensive retrospective.

On view February 21 through May 9, 2016, at the Barnes, the exhibition will travel to the Columbus Museum of Art in June. Curated by Simonetta Fraquelli, an independent curator and specialist in early 20th-century European art, the exhibition examines the dramatic fluctuations in Picasso’s style during the period surrounding the First World War, from 1912 to 1924.

Posted: Saturday, 20-02-2016

LONDON.- Albers & the Bauhaus at Stephen Friedman Gallery focuses on the world-changing designs that emerged out of the revisionist school founded in 1919 by the architect Walter Gropius.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are enjoying this comprehensive survey of Bauhaus design and art.

Central to the exhibition is work made by Josef Albers in the 1920's and 30's.

Albers was a key player in the movement, joining as a student in 1920 and leaving a master in 1933, when the Bauhaus closed under pressure from the National Socialists.

Posted: Friday, 19-02-2016

LONDON.- From 18 February to 8 March 2016, Sotheby’s London is set to stage an exhibition that shines a spotlight on an aspect of jewelry which is little known, yet one that is absolutely critical to the production of all the greatest designs: the drawing preceding the jewel, which is very often a work of art in itself.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network will enjoy this brilliant exhibition.

The exhibition, entitled “Masters of Design”, will consist of hundreds of previously unseen drawings from one of the greatest collections of jewelry and silver designs in private hands.

Posted: Wednesday, 17-02-2016

AMSTERDAM.- From 19 February until 19 June 2016, the Van Gogh Museum will present 'Easy Virtue': a sensational exhibition organized in collaboration with Musée d’Orsay about the visual presentation of prostitution in French art from the years between 1850 and 1910.

It is a theme that has never before been presented in an exhibition on such a large scale. Visitors can admire more than 100 paintings and works on paper by important artists such as Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh and Picasso.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network are hooked on this exhibition.

The exhibition will also include some unusual objects, such as an extravagant 19th-century bed. In Paris, this much-talked-about exhibition is presently considered as the absolute must-see of the season.

Posted: Tuesday, 16-02-2016

PARIS.- A private art gallery which shook up the Paris museum scene with a series of major hit shows shut its doors Monday after a dramatic fall in visitor numbers.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network have enjoyed many visits to this large exhibition space on Place de la Madeleine.

The Paris Pinacotheque, which had ruffled the feathers of the French capital's major museums with a string of blockbuster shows on Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock, Man Ray and the Chinese terracotta warriors of Xian, said its takings had dropped by a quarter in two years.

The catastrophic drop in visitors after the November terror attacks in city that left 130 people dead was the final straw, its founder told AFP.

Posted: Monday, 15-02-2016

CHICAGO.- Vincent van Gogh’s painting of his bedroom in Arles is arguably the most famous chambre in the history of art.

So important was this composition that Van Gogh made three distinct versions and considered it his finest painting. Now, for the first time in North America, all three versions of the painting are together in an exhibition titled Van Gogh’s Bedrooms at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network can even sleep in a specially-designed Vsn Gogh bedroom.

Posted: Sunday, 14-02-2016

PARIS.- A new exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton brings together twelve artists of different generations who live in mainland China.

Using a wide variety of techniques and media, drawn from both local tradition and culture, as well as newer cutting edge technologies – sometimes associating or confronting them – the artists reveal the complexities of a society that is in permanent mutation.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network will enjoy visiting this exhibition which will be on display through August.

The works highlight the current state of economy and ecology, and most notably, the transformation of the relationship between the city and the countryside. Questions relating to identity are also addressed.

Posted: Friday, 12-02-2016

MIAMI.- BB Americas announced a partnership with Brazilian-American global art icon Romero Britto to launch a newly commissioned collection of artfully designed credit and debit cards, exclusively created by the artist for BB Americas’ customers. Founded in 1808, Banco do Brasil S.A., is BB Americas sole shareholder.

Art lovers across America will get to proclaim their passion for art with this new collection, available online soon to BB Americas customers throughout the U.S. featuring Romero Britto’s signature designs resplendent with vibrant, bold colors.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network look forward to shopping for daily items with their Britto bank card.

Posted: Thursday, 11-02-2016

PARIS. - One of the world's greatest private collections of modern art is to go on show for the first time outside Russia.

The collection of more than 250 paintings put together by Sergei Shchukin before the Russian revolution will go display in its entirety in October at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris -- a major coup for the newly-opened gallery.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network will visit the exhibition during the French FIAC show in October.

The super-rich collector, depicted in the image, filled his Moscow mansion with some of the finest French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, making a kind of Orthodox altar in one room with 16 of Gauguin's Tahiti paintings.

Posted: Wednesday, 10-02-2016

NEW YORK, NY.- Dominique Lévy is presenting Drawing Then: Innovation and Influence in American Drawings of the Sixties. The exhibition investigates revolutionary developments in the practice of drawing that emerged in the United States during a decade of radical social and political upheaval.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network are offering rave reviews of this important modernist retrospective.

Drawing Then is inspired by—and coincides with the 40th anniversary of—the 1976 exhibition Drawing Now, organized by Bernice Rose at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Posted: Tuesday, 09-02-2016

MADRID.- Looking at the World Around You: Contemporary Works from Qatar Museums is the title of the exhibition that will be held from 9 February to 19 June 2016 at the Santander Art Gallery in Financial City (Boadilla del Monte, Madrid), offered by Fundación Banco Santander in partnership with Qatar Museums and under the leadership of its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network will not want to miss this exhibition which places significant emphasis on big contemporary Arab artists.

Posted: Sunday, 07-02-2016

VIENNA.- Would you pay to see art that's broken, moldy or eaten by worms?

Some art collectors of ArtKabinet social media network are eager to so, and Vienna's famous Leopold Museum sure hopes so.

The prestigious home of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele is displaying damaged artworks to raise funds for their restoration.

Around 185 pieces by Austrian artists, ranging from turn-of-the-century paintings to Art Deco chairs and lamps, are part of the unconventional Hidden Treasures exhibition. Some, like Robert Russ's 1885 "Mill with Evening Sky", reveal damaging tears in the canvas or heavily flaking paint.

Posted: Saturday, 06-02-2016

PARIS.- Friday February 5, 2016, shortly after 6:50 PM at the Retromobile Salon temporally set-up in the Grand Palais, Artcurial Motorcars achieved the world record for a car sold at auction, under the gavel of Maitre Hervé Poulain.

The iconic 1957 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti, from the Pierre Bardinon Collection was bought by an international bidder for €32,075,200 ($35,711,359) including premium.

Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director of Artcurial Motorcars declared, as the car left the stage: "This exceptional Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti #0674 has achieved the highest auction price in international history (in euros and sterling), here in France, the home of the automobile, and in Paris, the world’s capital for collectors’ cars during the winter season.

Posted: Friday, 05-02-2016

LONDON.- Two of T.E. Lawrence’s most iconic possessions are at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking prices of £122,500 for his dagger and £12,500 for his robes.

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed two separate temporary export bars to provide an opportunity to keep these national treasures in the UK.

Lawrence was considered one of the most recognizable figures of the First World War, following his work in the Middle East and his involvement in the Arab Revolt.

The archaeologist and diplomat worked closely with numerous Arab leaders and would always be seen in traditional Arab dress. These white silk robes were made in Mecca or Medina and he wears them in the 1919 oil portrait by Augustus John.

Posted: Wednesday, 03-02-2016

LONDON.- Damien Hirst has now applied to build a 25-meter swimming pool and yoga room under his Regent's Park mansion after already winning a bitter battle with the council over the house's extension.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network regard the Hirst house as probably the finest art showplace in London.

The artist won the right to build the subterranean cavern with double-height ceilings last year, despite heavy opposition from Westminster City Council, but he has now filed a new application.
Hirst, thought to be the world's wealthiest artist has applied to dig another meter down, so the cavern can accommodate a swimming pool, studio, and yoga studio under the house.

Posted: Tuesday, 02-02-2016

THE HAGUE.- Art historians yesterday revealed that a painting stored for decades at an American museum was in fact a work by Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network will be able to view this important work along with othe Bosch masterpieces at an international retrospective held this year in the Netherlands.

The surprise discovery comes as Hertogenbosch, the hometown of the artist whose nightmarish visions on canvas earned him the moniker of "the devil's painter", marks the 500th anniversary of his death.

Posted: Monday, 01-02-2016

NEW YORK, NY.- Gagosian New York is presenting Buddha's Fingers (2014–15), one of the late Chris Burden's last works.

Beginning with a series of startling actions in the early 1970s, Chris Burden challenged his own mental and physical limitations, as well as the boundaries of art and performance.

Shut inside a locker for five days (Five Day Locker, 1971); shot in the arm (Shoot, 1971); and nailed through the palms of his hands to the roof of a car (Trans-fixed, 1974), he sought to reflect the violence that defined American politics, society, and media at the time.

Burden soon channeled the daring spirit of these early performances into imposing technical feats that similarly explored challenges both individual and social.

Posted: Sunday, 31-01-2016

LONDON.- The Royal Academy of Arts presents Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, a major exhibition examining the role of gardens in the paintings of Claude Monet and his contemporaries.

With Monet as the starting point, the exhibition spans the early 1860s to the 1920s, a period of tremendous social change and innovation in the arts, and includes Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Avant-Garde artists of the early twentieth century.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network will find this to be one of the most beautiful exhibitions ever presented.

Posted: Saturday, 30-01-2016

BASEL.- The Fondation Beyeler will open the year 2016 with the first retrospective of Jean Dubuffet’s multifaceted, imaginative and brightly colored oeuvre to be held in Switzerland in the 21st century.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are excited to visit this important retrospective which collaborates with many fine museums.

The exhibition “Jean Dubuffet – Metamorphoses of Landscape”, which will run from 31 January to 8 May 2016, will feature around 100 works by the French painter and sculptor, who, as a master of experimentation, imparted new impulses to the art scene in the second half of the 20th century. The works on show will include the spectacular multimedia work Coucou Bazar , a space-encompassing installation with partly animated costumes.

Posted: Friday, 29-01-2016

LONDON.- A painting by one of Spain’s leading artists, Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, not seen in public for more than 100 years, leads Bonhams 19th Century European, Victorian and British Impressionist Art sale in London on Wednesday 2 March.

Entitled Un Hebreo, the work is estimated at £300,000-500,000.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media are eager to bid on the rare Spanish Impressionist piece.

Bonhams Director of 19th Century Paintings, Peter Rees, said, “The appearance at auction of Un Hebreo is a major event. It had previously been known only through black and white photographs. Sorolla is mainly associated with shimmering sea and beach scenes, but he was also a highly accomplished painter of portraits.

Posted: Thursday, 28-01-2016

PARIS -- The Tour d’Argent has selected Artcurial to auction off part of its private collection. The auction will take place in Paris on Monday 9th May 2016 and will be preceded by an exhibition at the Artcurial headquarter showrooms.

The famous restaurant stands on a Seine lookout point directly facing Notre Dame. A meal at the Tour d’Argent restaurant is an unforgettable experience and key cultural moment in the life of a gourmet and this sale will be an exceptional occasion to acquire part of history, a true souvenir from the Tour d’Argent itself.

The auction coincides with the modernization of the restaurant logo and the updating of part of the restaurant’s dishes, furniture and wine cellar.

Posted: Wednesday, 27-01-2016

MADRID -- For a period of three months, Room 34 of the Prado’s Villanueva Building will be displaying Goya’s portrait of Don Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón y Pacheco, 9th Duke of Osuna, one of the most interesting works by the artist among those housed in the Frick Collection in New York.

Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are excited to visit this important installation at the Prado.

The special loan of this work falls within the context of the Museum’s “Invited Work” program, an activity sponsored by the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado since 2010, with the aim of further enriching a visit to the Museum and establishing points of comparison that allow for a reflection on the works in the Prado’s Permanent Collection.