Edward Hopper sale in Pennsylvania: early works on paper

Geoff Gehman of The Morning Call reports: “On Saturday, the 125th anniversary of Edward Hopper’s birth, eDavid Gallery in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, will open a show-sale of 27 works on paper Hopper made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, before he became a household name. All but four of the drawings are owned by … read more… “Edward Hopper sale in Pennsylvania: early works on paper”

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Ink on paper at Gallery Joe

Edith Newhall reviews of the show in The Philadelphia Inquirer: “In the lush Philadelphia summer, with vivid color running rampant, ink on paper can look as crisp and smart as Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird. That’s the immediate effect of “Ink!”, Gallery Joe’s summer group show, organized by assistant gallery director Sarah Holloran. … read more… “Ink on paper at Gallery Joe”

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Fadia Haddad retrospective: fluttering between the chaos of life and death

Farah Aridi writes in The Daily Star: “Amid the mayhem of Lebanon’s current crisis combo of security concern, political deadlock, institutional meltdown and existential dread, there is still some respite to be found in art. Many galleries in the Lebanese capital have suspended their exhibitions for the summer. Others have postponed single-artist shows and are … read more… “Fadia Haddad retrospective: fluttering between the chaos of life and death”

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Neil Jenney resurfaces at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

In the NYTimes, Grace Glueck reports: “Whoa! Could this be the work of Neil Jenney, a star of the 1970s Neo-Expressionist movement, who first intrigued the art world with his so-called “Bad” paintings but has stayed away from the scene for many years?…Apart from their mild, unassertive message, what the paintings convey is that Mr. … read more… “Neil Jenney resurfaces at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum”

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Clive Owen and George Clooney in forgers’ tale

Vanessa Thorpe reports in The Observer: “The extraordinary story of how British forgers John Myatt and John Drewe joined together to con art experts and some of the world’s most prominent private collectors over seven years is to be turned into a Hollywood film, with George Clooney and Clive Owen tipped to play the leading … read more… “Clive Owen and George Clooney in forgers’ tale”

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Jeff Koons on feeling good

In Graeme Green’s sixty second Metro interview with Jeff Koons, Koons declares “I like to make people feel good about themselves and connected with themselves, so that they trust in themselves. It’s not just to make people feel good about themselves, but so that they then have the security to really achieve their potential. If … read more… “Jeff Koons on feeling good”

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Ada and Alex Katz donate paintings from their collection to Colby College Museum of Art

David Cohen reports in The New York Sun: “In 2004, Alex Katz, who turns 80 next week, launched a foundation to collect contemporary art. This is something he and his wife, Ada, had been doing for some years, presenting works, for instance, to the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, and the Pennsylvania Academy of … read more… “Ada and Alex Katz donate paintings from their collection to Colby College Museum of Art”

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SAM slam

Lee Rosenbaum Lee Rosenbaum reports today in the Wall Street Journal: “Most museums expand to make room for their existing permanent collections. The Seattle Art Museum expanded, to 268,000 from 150,000 square feet, so that it could persuade local donors to augment its permanent collection, in time for its 75th anniversary next year. That campaign, … read more… “SAM slam”

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“Lines, Grids, Stains, Words” at MOMA

Sarah Schmerler in The Village Voice: “This smart little offering of Minimalist drawings is curated by Christian Rattemeyer (late of Artists Space). He’s scarcely been at the museum two months, and already he’s making his mark, mixing and matching periods and makers with impunity and inspiration. Skip the show’s rather dull opening wall text: It … read more… ““Lines, Grids, Stains, Words” at MOMA”

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Critics weigh in on Stella Vine’s show at Modern Art Oxford

In the Telegraph, Richard Dorment reports a change of heart about Stella Vine’s paintings: “Imagine my amazement to discover that there is something to Vine’s work after all. True, in terms of the way she actually applies paint to canvas, she isn’t a beautiful or exciting artist in the way that, say, Elizabeth Peyton or … read more… “Critics weigh in on Stella Vine’s show at Modern Art Oxford”

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