Pop Departures Comes to Seattle

If you’ll be anywhere near Seattle this fall, it will be worth it to pop into the Seattle Art Museum. They will be showing the artwork of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and other pioneers in the pop art movement from October 9th 2014 to January 11th, 2015.

The show will also include Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jeff Koons and Barbara Kruger. The show, called “Pop Departures” looks at the influential pop art movement that started in the 1960s.

As the Seattle Art Museum website explains, “The pioneers of American Pop will be represented with key works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, John Chamberlain, James Rosenquist, Tom Wesselmann, and Mel Ramos. The exhibition will further examine a new generation of artists in the 1980s—including Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, and Raymond Pettibon—who began to rethink ideas of commodity culture in a new social and political climate. And finally, Pop Departures will consider contemporary artistic positions in relation to commodity culture and celebrity with recent work by Josephine Meckseper, Elad Lassry, Margarita Cabrera, Mickalene Thomas, and Ryan Trecartin.”

Healdsburg Museum Fair

If you missed the Healdsburg Museum Antiques, Arts and Collectibles Fair this year, it’s certainly worth putting it on the calendar for next year. The fair took place at the Healdsburg Plaza on Sunday, August 24 from 9-4. Over 90 vendors attended and were displaying everything from Persian rugs and pottery to antique prints and…

Upcoming Auction: Painting by Emiliano di Cavalcanti

All eyes are on the estate auction taking place next weekend at the Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans. On the auction block is a figural oil-on-canvas painting by Brazilian artist Emiliano di Cavalcanti (1897-1976). He created it in 1948 and titled it “Pescadores” which means fisherman in Spanish. They expect it to bring…

Academy of American Poets: Summer 2014 Activities

The Academy of American Poets is gearing up for the summer. Poetry readings will include an array of poets sharing their words at historic New York City locales including Governors Island’s Colonel’s Row and the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. The Academy’s summer program receives some of its funding from…

Julian Schnabel’s Recent Projects

Painter and director Julian Schnabel has his fingers in my pies. Just at the moment he is busy with a few projects. This includes the design of the sales center for Vladimir Doronin’s Brickell Flatiron project, as well as the New York art exhibition “View of Dawn in the Tropics, Paintings, 1989–1990.” First exhibited 12…

Historic Rugby Antique Street Fair

Historic Rugby is a gem in Tennessee, offering a beautifully restored Victorian village where guests can walk around and enjoy. And now, on June 21 and 22, they will be opening the grounds to thousands of visitors for their annual Antique Street Fair. As Zachary Langley, the executive director of Historic Rugby explains, “We welcome…

Staten Island Arts Opening Soon

For those in New York who love art, this information is quite exciting. The Staten Island Arts will open on June 7th in the new Culture Lab in the St. George ferry terminal. The multi-use lounge will include offices, exhibit space, performance space and a 400 square foot retail Artist Market, totaling 2500 square feet….

Spring Masters Armory Show Opening May 1st

The Park Avenue Armory is the venue for many annual art shows, but few are as eagerly anticipated as this year’s Spring Masters exhibition.  It is a new incarnation of what was formerly simply called The Spring Show NYC, this inaugural show is scheduled to run from May 1 through May 4. There will be…

US Antique Shows Teams with Polygon

The world’s largest producer of indoor antique shows, the US Antique Shows, has recently announced its latest partnership with Polygon. This partnership will be for the 2014-2015 antique jewelry and watch shows. Polygon is an online community and trading platform where members can trade diamonds, jewelry, watches and more. As Dan Darby, the US Antique…

Scottish National Gallery Launches Venetian Art Exhibition

The Scottish National Gallery is getting ready to open a new exhibition featuring two of the world’s most famous paintings: Titian’s Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto. The gallery, entitled Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Art, will display a collection of sixteenth-century Venetian paintings, drawings and prints to compliment Titian’s two masterpieces….