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.
This evening, Asia Society Hong Kong and FEAST Projects will host the event, "Cataloguing the Work of a Modern Artist," honoring Hong Kong abstract expressionist Zao Wou-Ki. The event begins with a reception followed by an evening discussion with: Francoise Marquet, Zao Wou-ki Foundation; Yann Hendgen, Zao Wou-ki Foundation; Melissa Walt, Colby College, Maine, USA; Jean-Paul Desroches, Curator, Sophia Law, Lingnan University (Moderator). Read the article in full online and learn more about the artist.
In the November issue, Architectural Digest unveils the new Tiffany & Co. SoHo boutique, located on 97 Greene Street, New York. The new boutique includes in its interior a specially designed chandelier by artist Michele Oka Doner. Read more about the new Tiffany & Co. boutique here on Architectural Digest Daily, and learn more about the artist.
On October 27th Art Daily featured an article on artist Red Grooms and his current exhibition Torn from the Pages at Marlborough Gallery. Click here to read the full article online and learn more about the artist.
Red Grooms's, Torn from the Pages is on view at Marlborough Gallery until December 1, 2012.
Last night Marlborough Gallery had an opening reception celebrating the start of two exhibitions; Botero's Sculpture and Grooms's Torn from the Pages. The reception was a huge success; both artists attended the event as did many art enthusiasts.
Fernando Botero will receive the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center on Friday, October 26, 2012. The award will be presented at a gala honoring the artist. Previous award recipients include Louis Bourgeouise, Robert Rauschenberg, Kenneth Snelson, George Rickey, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Magdalena Abakanowicz, and Frank Stella.
The ISC's Board of Trustees established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognize individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture. Candidates for the award are masters of sculptural processes and techniques who have devoted their careers to the development of a laudable body of sculptural work as well as to the advancement of the sculpture field as a whole.
Fernando Botero was born in Medellín, Colombia in 1932. He moved to Bogotá in 1951 and had his first show there the same year at Galeria Leo Matiz. His first retrospective took place in 1970 in Germany at museums in Baden Baden, Berlin, Dusseldorf and Hamburg. Since then, Botero has continually showed in museums all over the world. In the last ten years he has had an astounding number of museum shows in the following countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the United States.
Botero’s work can be found in forty-six museums. Among the most prominent are: The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela; Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá, Colombia; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany; Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany; and The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Many books have been published on Botero’s work in English, Spanish, French, German Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
For more information about the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, please click here.
For more information about Fernando Botero, please click here.
Contemporary artist Chakaia Booker will present a free lecture at the Georgia Museum of Art (GMOA) in conjunction with the exhibition “Defiant Beauty: The Work of Chakaia Booker” on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 pm. Booker is known for using discarded tires as her primary material to create large-scale contorted, and highly textured sculptures.