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Show: RSTW @ Abu Dhabi (9.22)

Overdrive- Rauschenberg

Overdrive- Rauschenberg

Art dealer Larry Gagosian is shipping his art collection this year to Abu Dhabi for a first-time public viewing. The show, RSTW (an acronym for its all male roster — Rauschenberg, Ruscha, Serra, Twombly, Warhol and Wool)  runs Sept. 22 to Jan. 24 and will be curated by Anne Baldassari, president of the Fondation Picasso. The show is being presented under the auspices of the country’s top honcho:  HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

The Manarat Al Saadiyat exhibition space in the Middle-Eastern emirate will host a show of 72 works from the master dealer’s private collection.

Works in the show include Rauschenberg’s 1963 Overdrive, Serra’s 1984 Malmo Roll, Warhol’s 1960 Brillo Soap Pads and 1972 Mao.

RSTW @ Manarat Al Saadiyat
Showing: September 22, 2010- January 24, 2011

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Duchamp, you prankster!


A must see show on portraiture is currently on view at The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.  “Gaze: Portraiture after Ingres” includes  works ranging from Van Gogh to Warhol.  One of my personal favorites is Marcel Duchamp’s L.H.O.O.Q. or Jaconde (1964, replica of 1919 original). Ever the trickster, Duchamp drew a mustache and goatee on a post card of Mona Lisa.  The title translates (phonetically) to “There is fire down below”. Rewr!

Now, if Warhol and Duchamp can’t get you out to Pasadena to see this show, I don’t know what can!

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News: SFMOMA to House Fisher Collection


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Board Chair Charles Schwab and Director Neal Benezra today announced that the museum is developing a groundbreaking relationship with Doris and Donald Fisher that would provide the Fisher Collection—one of the world’s leading collections of contemporary art—with a home at SFMOMA.

The Fishers, founders of Gap Inc. 1969, have long envisioned keeping their collection intact for the public in their hometown of San Francisco. The Fisher Collection includes some 1,100 works by leading artists including Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Anselm Kiefer, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol, among many others.

SFMOMA is in the planning phase for a major expansion, announced last April that will triple the museum’s gallery space. The expansion reignited the Fishers’ hopes of partnering with the museum to house their collection in San Francisco by providing the necessary space and resources. In August 2007 the Fishers proposed building a museum in the Presidio, but decided this past July not to move forward. Upon completion of SFMOMA’s planned expansion, works from the Fisher Collection will be on display in a new wing that will also incorporate art from the museum’s collection. In addition, works from the Fisher Collection will be interwoven with SFMOMA’s modern and contemporary holdings in existing galleries. Together, they will form one of the world’s most important collections of art of the past 50 years. The Fishers will create a trust, administered in collaboration with SFMOMA, to oversee the care of their collection at the museum for a minimum of 25 years.

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Stolen: Rene Magritte painting taken from Museum.


Recently several Warhol painting were stolen from a private residence as reported here. Now a Rene Magritte painting was stolen in broad daylight from the Magritte Museum in Brussels.

The 1948 nude, entitled “Olympia” and estimated to be worth up to four million euros (£3.7m), was stolen by two men who forced the museum employees to lay down in the courtyard at gunpoint. The museum is in a house where Magritte lived and worked for 24 years, and completed around half of his works.

via Telegraph UK

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Theft: 11 Warhol paintings stolen

Big news in Art Theft yesterday as 11 original Warhol paintings were stolen from a private residence in Los Angeles. The “Athletes” series were all removed from the home of collector Richard Weisman while he was out of town. The series was actually commissioned by Weisman, who had been friends with Warhol.

The series includes the likenesses of Dorothy Hamill, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali, Pele, OJ Simpson and Chris Evert

The value of the paintings are being estimated from anywhere between $1-$10 million dollars each. More on the theft via the LA Times.

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Recommended Openings for this weekend in LA



“The Detournements of Wynn Miller”
New work from Shepard Fairey, Shawn Barber, Greg Gossel, Nate Frizzell and more. More details here.
Exhibit A Gallery
1086 South Fairfax
Saturday, 7-11pm

Attaboy, “A Touch of Evil”
POV Evolving
New work from Attaboy previously discussed here.
Chung King Road, Chinatown
Saturday, 7-10pm

Andrew Shoultz, “White Noise and Silence”
and Hank Willis Thomas ”Black is Beautiful”
As previously discussed here.
Roberts and Tilton
5801 Washington Blvd
Saturday, 6-8pm

Andy Warhol, Time Capsule
Patrick Painter
720 Melrose Ave
Saturday 4-7pm

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