Art & Licensing News

  • New York – Ellen Berkenblit: The Clock Unlocked at Anton Kern Through October 20th, 2018
    Posted by Sam on September 19, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Ellen Berkenblit, Untitled (2018), via Anton Kern The Clock Unlocked is the first exhibition to spanning over four decades in the life and work of New York painter Ellen Berkenblit, on now at Anton Kern.  Running through a range of expressive and often enigmatic arrangements, the exhibition presents a roving and exploratory walk through Berkenblit’s practice, tracing evolutions and ongoing […]

  • Domains: You May Be Surprised to Hear That Restoration Hardware Is Doing Great
    Posted by PENELOPE GREEN on September 19, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Restoration Hardware seemed doomed. Now, it’s a vast and booming bricks and mortar empire. What gives? […]

  • From ’80s Street Art to Graphic Novels. And Back.
    Posted by BRETT SOKOL on September 19, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    After 40 years, Richard McGuire’s handmade “Ixnae Nix” street posters come out of the drawer, into the New York Art Book Fair and Alden Projects. […]

  • Mary Kelly Interviewed in The Guardian
    Posted by Sam on September 19, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Artist Mary Kelly is interviewed in The Guardian this week, discussing her own work and her views on the recent move towards increasingly hostile international relations and hard borderlines between countries. “Living all over very different places gives you insight about how different cultures and political systems work, but it also shows you in some way how […]

  • Hauser & Wirth to Open Location in St. Moritz
    Posted by Sam on September 19, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Hauser & Wirth is planning a location in the resort town of St. Moritz, Switzerland, Art News reports. The 4,000 sq. ft space will be the ninth location for the gallery. Read more at Art News […]

  • Trump Trade Tariffs Spare Chinese Antiques and Art
    Posted by Sam on September 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Chinese art and antiquities have been spared from Trump’s trade tariffs, the Art Newspaper reports. “The free exchange of art is beneficial to all and may provide an avenue toward mutual understanding leading to better relations on other fronts as well,” says dealer James Lally. Read more at Art Newspaper &nbs […]

  • NYT Piece Charts Current Challenges in Art Economy
    Posted by Sam on September 19, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Writer Olav Velthuis has a piece on the state of the art market this week in The New York Times, noting the challenges and threats posed by the current fair system. “The fairs have existed since the late 1960s, but only in the last two decades have they developed into the market’s potentate,” he says. […]

  • 2019 Armory Show Names Curators
    Posted by Sam on September 19, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Sally Tallant, director of the Liverpool Biennial; Lauren Haynes, curator of contemporary art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas; and Dan Byers, director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, have all been selected to curate sections of the 2019 Armory Show, Art […]

  • Artist Geta Brătescu has Died at 92
    Posted by Sam on September 19, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Artist Geta Brătescu has died at 92, according to gallery Hauser & Wirth.  “Geta Brătescu was a true artist who even in the darkest times maintained her sense of playfulness and freedom,” Iwan Wirth, the cofounder and president of the gallery, said in a statement. “Her powerful life force went in so many directions, from […]

  • Nazi-Looted Renoir Returned to Heir of Original Owner
    Posted by Sam on September 19, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    A Nazi-looted Renoir was officially returned this week to the sole heir of the art collector from whom it was stolen, Art Newspaper reports. “Nobody told me about the painting,” says Sylvie Sulitzer, who received the work. “We never talked about the war at home. It was taboo.” Read more at Art Newspaper […]

  • David Zwirner Takes on Representation of Diane Arbus Estate with Fraenkel Gallery
    Posted by Sam on September 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    The estate of Diane Arbus will now share representation Fraenkel Gallery and David Zwirner, Art News reports. “I am honored to have been entrusted to help the Estate and Fraenkel Gallery with the extraordinary legacy of Diane Arbus, whose radical work remains as relevant today as when her photographs were taken,” Zwirner says. “The Estate and […]

  • White Cube to Represent Al Held Estate
    Posted by Sam on September 19, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    White Cube will now represent the Al Held Foundation, Art News reports. “Looking at his abstract paintings today, you can see that he was way ahead of his time, and as such, his work speaks to a number of contemporary practitioners of abstraction,” John Good, the gallery’s director of artist estates, said in a statement.  Read […]

  • Louis Marchesano Takes Over as Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at Philadelphia Museum of Art
    Posted by Sam on September 19, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Louis Marchesano will become the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s new senior curator of prints, drawings, and photographs. “I’m especially excited about working with colleagues across the museum and thinking creatively about new exhibitions and research projects,” he says. “This is a great moment to be joining the PMA given its ambitious campaign to transform and renew the […]

  • Striker Entertainment: "Next gen pop culture fans don't want products, they want experiences"
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on September 19, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Striker Entertainment, the pop culture licensing specialists behind the upcoming Five Nights at Freddy’s feature film is ready to put out a clear message: that the next generation of pop culture fans won’t care about owning products. Instead, suggests the firm, led by the comic-book loving, movie ... […]

  • London's latex artist Pandemonia signs representation deal with Beanstalk
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on September 19, 2018 at 8:30 am

    A London-based artist who has sparked interest in the art and fashion world for the last decade with their latex masks, outfits and 60s stylised hair, has just signed a representation agreement with Beanstalk. Pandemonia is a character and persona created as conceptual art by the anonymous artist ... […]