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50-Minute Critic: Got an Hour? See the Met These 4 Ways

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:55:57 GMT

“Fragment of a Queen’s Face” (circa 1353–1336 B.C.), from Egypt, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.The collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art holds a number of remarkable depictions of powerful women. Here’s our 50-minute critic’s guide.

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Art Review: The Russian Avant-Garde Rising in ‘A Revolutionary Impulse’

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:29:47 GMT

“Head of a Woman,” a sculpture by Naum Gabo from around 1917-20 at the exhibition “A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde” at the Museum of Modern Art.This is MoMA’s first show that traces the progress of one art movement, assembled entirely from the museum’s collection.

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Show Us Your Wall: In Ella Fontanals-Cisneros’s Collection, Latin American Roots Run Deep

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:30:35 GMT

Ella Fontanals-Cisneros at her home in Miami with Juan Mele’s “Pintura No.30,” (1948), top left; Lygia Clark’s ”Unidade I,” (1958), bottom left; Ubi Bava’s “Circulos Estaticos-Dinamicos” (1955), center; Waldemar Cordeiro’s “Untitled” (1949), top right; and Alfredo Volpi’s ”Velas Nocturnas” (c. 1950), bottom right.Geometric abstraction from Latin America figures prominently in Ms. Fontanals-Cisneros’s collection of some 3,300 works.

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What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:52:38 GMT

At Jeffrey Deitch gallery, Ai Weiwei’s “Laundromat,” consisting of clothing refugees abandoned and photographs of their camps in Greece. Four Ai Weiwei shows; Rob Pruitt’s Obama portraits; Michele Abeles exploring where sculpture begins; and Paul Pfeiffer deconstructs professional boxing.

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Art Review: The Perils of Order, Taken to the Extreme

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:18:34 GMT

The Darboven exhibition at Dia:Chelsea features 1,590 framed works on paper and 19 sculptures.The German artist Hanne Darboven’s magnum opus offers a personal, imperfect vision that absorbs, but never fully clarifies, the 20th century.

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The Best Art of 2016

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:29:16 GMT

Clockwise from top left, the exhibition “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry” at the Met Breuer; “Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art” at the Queens Museum; “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest” at the New Museum; the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.Looking back at the season, in light of a presidential election.

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British-American Team Is Chosen to Light Up London’s Bridges

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:26:17 GMT

The Waterloo Bridge as imagined by the New York light artist Leo Villareal and the London architecture firm Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Their proposal, “Currents,” transforms the river bridges into light sculptures, washed by soft colors.The artist Leo Villareal and the architecture group Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands were among those with proposals on the short list for the $25 million project.

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Jewish Dealer’s Heirs File Suit Over Art in Bavarian State Collection

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:46:30 GMT

The German-Jewish art dealer and collector Alfred Flechtheim. His heirs are suing the German state of Bavaria over works they say were looted by the Nazis.The heirs of the art dealer Alfred Flechtheim are suing Bavaria for eight paintings, which the German state denies were stolen.

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On the Trail of the Sale at Art Basel Miami Beach

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:11:54 GMT

The Miami gallery owner Fredric Snitzer at his Art Basel booth in the Miami Beach Convention Center.At 66, the gallerist Fredric Snitzer pins his hopes for an art-world ascent on a fresh generation.

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Christie’s Contemporary Art Chief Departs to Become Dealer

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:58:29 GMT

Brett Gorvy and Dominique Lévy. Mr. Gorvy is leaving Christie’s after 23 years to become a partner in the renamed Lévy Gorvy gallery.Brett Gorvy, the auction house’s chairman and international head of postwar and contemporary art, will join Dominique Lévy, whose Madison Avenue gallery will be renamed Lévy Gorvy.

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The Art of Style: Jeff Koons Designs a Snowboard (With an Assist From Plato)

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 20:40:13 GMT

Jake Carpenter, left, and Jeff Koons with the Philosopher snowboard.The American artist joins with Burton to create ... the Philosopher.

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Guggenheim Unveils New Works & Process Lineup

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:25:52 GMT

The choreographer Alexei Ratmansky.The coming season of this series includes the Broadway divas Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, and new ballets by Alexei Ratmansky.

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Multimedia Artist Helen Marten Wins Turner Prize

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:18:00 GMT

Helen Marten, winner of the Turner Prize, Britain’s most prominent award for contemporary art.Ms. Marten, known for her whimsical installations, has received Britain’s most prestigious award for rising artists.

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At $55 million, a Ferrari Races Into the Stratosphere

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:10:29 GMT

Talacrest, a specialist classic Ferrari dealer based in southern England, is offering for sale this 250 GTO, the second one built, at $55 million.A British dealer is asking $55 million for a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, potentially the highest-ever price for a car.

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Art and Museums in NYC This Week

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:58:27 GMT

An image from “Smash,” a 2014 video by Marilyn Minter. “Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty,” an exhibition dedicated to her work, is at the Brooklyn Museum. See listing below.Our guide to new art shows, and some that will be closing soon.

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Syria’s Murderous Struggle, and Multicultural Peace

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:33:28 GMT

An ivory lion’s head from the eighth or ninth century B.C. in “Syria: A Living History” at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.“Syria: A Living History,” at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto focuses on the country’s past and present through 48 objects.

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Sotheby’s Hires Fraud Expert to Start New Research Department

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:19:23 GMT

The scientist James Martin — who for 20 years conducted art fraud investigations for the F.B.I. and played a central role in significant forgery investigations — is joining Sotheby’s.James Martin, who has worked on fraud for the F.B.I. and investigated forgeries, will join Sotheby’s after the acquisition of his firm, Orion Analytical.

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