All Art Friday
All Art Friday Spotlights
✦ This survey aims to clear up any doubt you might have about why persons of high net worth own art. Survey Report
✦ Pages from Keith Haring's journals from 1971 to 1989 are posted at this Tumblr site. A large exhibition of Haring's work recently was mounted at Brooklyn Museum.
✦ The trailer for a documentary about Marina Abramovic, The Artist Is Present, may be viewed here.
✦ This 15:52-minute film by Eric Minh Swenson present the marvelous paintings and works on paper of Los Angeles figurative artist Ruth Weisberg. The exhibition "Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then", at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts (the exhibition closed June 30), was part of the highly praised J. Paul Getty Museum initiative "Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980".
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts on FaceBook
Exhibitions Here and There
✭ The University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art continues through August 26 "Drawing Inward: German Surrealist Richard Oelze". Included in the exhibition are drawings and sketches of "imaginary landscapes, fantastic objects, and figures" that the Bauhaus-trained artist drew post-World War II. Included in the 1936 exhibition "Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism" at the Museum of Modern Art, Oelze subsequently fell into obscurity.
Richard Oelze, Untitled, 1925
Graphic, Black and White Chalk on Wove Paper
Anonymous Gift in Memory of W.A. Peterhans
Smart Museum of Art
Smart Museum of Art on FaceBook and Twitter
Richard Oelze at History of Art at Art of the 20th Century
Valery Oisteanu, "Richard Oelze: Paintings & Drawings form the 1950s and 1960s", The Brooklyn Rail, 2007 (This exhibition also was reviewed in The New York Times.)
✭ In New York, the Queens Museum of Art has partnered with El Museo del Barrio and The Studio Museum in Harlem to present "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World". On view at all three museums, the exhibition, divided into six themes, features hundreds of paintings, sculpture, prints, books, photographs, and historic artifacts, as well as films and videos, highlighting, in particular, rarely seen works from the Haitian Revolution (c. 1804) to the present. Among the many artists whose work is represented in the show are Janine Antoni, John James Audubon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Gauguin, Enrique Grau, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Wilfredo Lam, Ana Mendieta, Camille Pissarro, Francisco Oller, Arnaldo Roche-Rabell, and Ernesto Salmeron. Caribbean Crossroads Website
Rigaud Benoit, Sea Goddess/Sirene, 1962
El Museo del Barrio,
Gift of Drs. Roslyn and Lloyd Siegel
Press Release (pdf)
Queens Museum of Art ("Fluid Motions" and "Kingdoms of This World" On View Through January 6, 2013)
"Caribbean" at El Museo del Barrio ("Counterpoints" and "Patriot Acts" On View Through January 6, 2013)
"Caribbean" at The Studio Museum ("Shades of History" and "Land of the Outlaw" On View Through October 21, 2012)
Queens Museum of Art on FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube
✭ In Rockford, Illinois, Rockford Art Museum joins many other institutions in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement with "Into the Light: Illinois Glass", on view through October 21. The exhibition showcases the exceptional work and examines the influence of eight contemporary glass artists: Nicolas Africano, William Carlson, Jose Chardiet, Katja Fritzsche, Jon Kuhn, Joel Philip Myers, Thomas Scoon, and Janusz Walentynowicz. Also included is glass from RAM's permanent collection.
In this video, presented during the Corning Museum of Glass exhibition "Voices of Contemporary Glass", Joel Philip Myers talks about the evolution of the Studio Glass Movement:
Notable Exhibits Abroad
✭ Billed as "the largest and most ambitious selection of works by the U.S. artist ever to be shown in Europe", "Hopper" at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum includes loans of Edward Hopper paintings from major museums, including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art. The exhibition, in Madrid, Spain, where it is on view through September 16, comprises 73 paintings, drawings, prints, and watercolors; one section focuses on Hopper's time in Robert Henri's studio at the New York School of Art and his training; a second, arranged thematically, displays mature work by Hopper alongside work of other artists of the time, including Felix Vallotton, Walter Sickert, and Edgar Degas. According to information on the museum's Website, the last room of the exhibition is set up as a film set where American filmmaker Ed Lachman has re-created as a 3D installation Hopper's Morning Sun (1952) with the aim of creating a "dialogue between Hopper's influence on film and its influence on his work."
Edward Hopper, Hotel Room, 1931
Oil on Canvas, 152.4 cm x 165.7 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
A catalogue in Spanish accompanies the exhibition.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum owns the most significant collection of Hopper's work outside the United States.
Edward Hopper Scrapbook at Smithsonian American Art Museum