The Instituto Cervantes New York will host a free film-screening of "Valdés As a Pretext" on January 15th at 6pm at the Instituto's auditorium at 211 E 49th Street. The screening is open to the public and will be accompanied by a Q & A session with Manolo Valdes, the Director of the documentary, Javier Molins and the Director of the Instituto, Javier Rioyo. For more information about the event visit the Instituto's website and learn more about the artist.
On view through March 2nd at the Palm Beach Cultural Council is an exhibition devoted to the sculptor Tom Otterness. The exhibition, titled after the artist, showcases a diverse range of the artist's works which dialogue with the centerpiece of the exhibit- Otterness's large frieze, Battle of the Sexes from 1982.
For the first time ever, the Kandinsky prize has been split between two winners- Grisha Bruskin and collective AES+F. Bruskin's sculpture the H-Hour and AES+F's video installation Heaven, Hell and Purgatory were the works which the artists earned the award for. Both artists share the prize of 40,000 euros.
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce that an exhibition of recent work by the remarkable Spanish artist, Francisco Leiro, will open on January 9 and continue through February 9, 2013. The exhibition comprises approximately twenty sculptures of polychrome wood, including freestanding life-size figures, intimate pedestal pieces, and wall pieces.
Forbes writer Hannah Elliot interviews artist Guy Laliberte and finds out what space travel was like for the artist and what inspired him to shoot his series of GAIA photographs. Click here and read the article in full online and learn more about the artist.
On December 12th Art Daily featured an article on artist Guy Laliberté and his current exhibition GAIA at Marlborough Gallery. Click here to read the full article online and learn more about the artist.
Guy Laliberté's GAIA is on view until January 5th, 2013
Last evening and the evening prior, Sotheby's held its Latin American sale at its New York location, and set six records for artists Bravo, Righini, Dr.Atl, Gualdi, Gego, and Soto . Claudio Bravo's, "Angelis," which had an estimate of $900,000 to $1.2 Million sold for $1.5 Million- setting a record for the artist. Art Daily reported that yesterday's evening session brought in a total of $19,275,250 with 89% of the lots sold. To read Art Daily's article on last evening's Latin American sale click here.