For many, Sotheby’s September auction will offer a new window into Edward Albee’s life and creative mind. Sourced from artists, friends and galleries over several decades, the majority of the 100+ works on offer adorned the walls of Albee’s Tribeca loft, which he rehung often to explore new artistic connections. In keeping with his constant experimentation as a playwright, the collection focuses on the birth and evolution of Abstraction in 20th century art, and a highly-personal intellectual pursuit of the ephemeral and the elusive – from a stunning figural work by Milton Avery, to a whimsical relief by Jean Arp, a Bauhaus work by Wassily Kandinsky, and a group of geometric abstractions by John McLaughlin.
Set in the vibrant heart of Mayfair, PAD is London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts. Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors. Prominent international galleries from major cities across Europe, North America and Asia come together to offer an exceptional panorama of the most coveted and iconic works available on the market today. PAD is a place to discover and acquire pieces of museum quality with a distinct history. PAD cultivates eclecticism, authenticity and connoisseurship with passion and flair.
Frieze Masters brings together several thousand years of art in a unique, contemporary context. See and buy art from over 130 of the world’s leading galleries specialising in: Antiquities, Asian Art, Ethnographic Art, Illuminated Manuscripts, Medieval Art, Modern and Post-War, Old Masters and 19th Century, Photography, Sculpture and Wunderkammer.
In Western European languages, the "mask" exerts a powerful presence as a figure of speech. To masquerade is to "pretend to be someone one is not." By extension, unmasking is a heroic metaphor for exposing a hidden truth. In this lecture, Z. S. Strother, Riggio Professor of African Art at Columbia University, uses African case studies to offer an alternative vision of masquerading. She will explore the aesthetic emotions aroused by masks, or more precisely, by "dances of masks": joy, wonder, awe, fear, and the release of laughing out loud. Most of all, her talk will investigate the uncanny—a sensation of "delicious shiveriness" triggered when familiar spaces and individuals become strange and changeable. This lecture and the accompanying publication (forthcoming in fall 2018) are sponsored by the Getty Research Institute Council.
After three years of reconstruction it is finally ready; the newly designed Weltmuseum Wien will be reopened on 25 October with several special exhibitions. After the opening ceremony, the Weltmuseum Wien will be accessible again after closing for three years. Visitors are free to explore the new museum until 1am at night. The centerpiece of the new museum will be the new collection, designed from the ground up. In 14 rooms, which are arranged like a string of stories, the central collections are shown and interpreted from a contemporary perspective. They will show a total of 3,127 objects as well as numerous photographs. In doing so, surprising connections between Austria and the world are often made visible. All visitors will be invited to rediscover the world-wide collections including the Two Court Dwarfs, the two worldwide unparalleled figures that are among the earliest artworks from the Benin Kingdom.
At the Tribal Art Fair you can find objects from Oceania, Africa, Indonesia, South America, Tibet and The Philippines. The exhibition include jewellery, sculptures, textiles, masks, implements and furniture. All objects at the Fair will be judged by experts of that region. At the TAF Amsterdam 2017, twenty renowned art dealers from Holland and abroad will display their best pieces. Collectors, enthusiasts and anyone who is curious about tribal art can come and look around or learn more about this art form by attending a guided tour or an interesting lecture, all at ‘De Duif’ church in the centre of Amsterdam.