“Glove in Hand” is the American artist David Schutter‘s (b. 1974) third solo show at Aurel Scheibler. It features paintings and will run through June 27, 2015. The king’s slaves carried me in a hammock to the Congo River, which was over two long miles away. On arriving there, I could see from atop a hill our ship lying at the hook of the Padron. I hired a prauw for two ells of blue cloth to bring me across the river. – Pieter Van Den Broeke, Chief Tradesman and Admiral of the Dutch East India Company, from his journal “Third Voyage to Angola”, 1612 Pieter Van Den Broeke brought 65,000 lbs. of ivory to Amsterdam a year before the above was written and was soon thereafter given his ultimate title. Later placed to govern trade in the Banda Islands by his corporation, Van Den Broeke so harshly decimated the native population and competitive traders in his pursuance of a nutmeg and clove monopoly t

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VW (VeneKlasen/Werner) presents an exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based artist Elliott Hundley. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Berlin and is his first project to focus almost entirely on painting. Elliott Hundley is an exceptionally free artist possessed of a keen sensitivity to material reality and the expressive potential of matter. His expansive personal lexicon draws upon numerous sources, notably classical mythology, medieval sculpture, photography, performance and theater, and is typically manifest in constructions of spectacular intricacy and conceptual complexity. Hundley’s work often plays with degrees of legibility and representation yet never completely dissolves into abstraction. The depth and complexity of his interests demands such a wide-ranging practice, concerned as he is with the breadth of art history and the socio-political implications of contemporary art making. The fluidity an

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Today, the Museum of London strengthens its visual art collections, announcing the acquisition of three major new works by leading London-based photographer, Rut Blees Luxemburg. The acquisition was made possible with the assistance of the Art Fund and the Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund. The newly acquired photographs, ‘Aplomb – St Paul’s’, 2013, and ‘Walkie-Talkie Melted My Golden Calf’, 2013, hail from Blees Luxemburg’s series, London Dust. The photographs, along with the film, ‘London / Winterreise’, 2013, and other works from Blees Luxemburg’s series, will feature in the new exhibition, London Dust, opening at the Museum of London on 1 May 2015. London Dust responds to the redevelopment of the City of London and the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis. As property prices rise, and the pressure to maximise space increases, London’s financial distric

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Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac announced it now represents Adrian Ghenie (b. 1977 in Baia Mare, Romania) who lives and works between Cluj and Berlin. Adrian Ghenie’s work portrays a climatic fusion between abstraction and figuration that seeks to place the viewer within the boundaries of history and identity. Growing up in post-Ceausescu Romania shaped Ghenie’s work and has had a profound effect on the subject of his painting. In the broader sense, Ghenie unearths the texture that does not appear in the existing images of history, vividly capturing the trauma and complexity that can be found in specific sensitive moments. From the history of cinema to the darker extremist incidents that shattered the twentieth-century, he draws upon a broad spectrum of events within his paintings. Within these selected moments, Ghenie is most intrigued by the differences that occur between fact and memory, exploring the simultaneous notions of blurred

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A stunning 1880 $4 Coiled Hair Stella PR67 NGC CAC, the rarest of the four Stella varieties and the ideal Registry Set candidate, realized $1.82 million as the top lot in Heritage Auctions‘ April 22-26, 2015 Central States Numismatic Society (CSNS) Signature® Auction. The Stella was the offered as the anchor lot of The New Orleans Collection and was hammered down after very spirited competition to a collector bidding from Great Britain via HERITAGE Live!, the company’s proprietary real-time online bidding platform. Heritage’s combined CSNS U.S. Coin and U.S. Currency auction realized a grand total in excess of $56 million, with U.S. Coins accounting for $46+ million of that amount and Currency more than $10 million. ‘The 1880 Coiled Hair Stella, in any grade, is a beautiful coin, but this one was certainly special,’ said Greg Rohan, President of Heritage Auctions. ‘In terms of important Stellas that are available to collectors, this is o

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Heffel, the leader in Canadian art at auction, announced its spring 2015 collection, boasting a vast representation of Canadian artistic excellence. The 145 lots will be presented at a live auction on May 27, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The group is expected to achieve between $7 million and $10 million (according to conservative estimates) and the sale will undoubtedly receive both national and international attention. The spring 2015 live auction is highlighted by masterworks from renowned Canadian artists who have received recent worldwide acclaim. Following its celebrated exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, England, ‘Emily Carr: From the Forest to the Sea’ has moved to its current home at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Relatively unknown outside of Canada prior to the exhibition, Emily Carr’s work has received glowing reviews from some of the most important art critics globally. Carr, whose wo

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The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has lowered the Bell X-1 to the floor for the first time in the museum’s history. The aircraft will be on view to the public while it is undergoing conservation to prepare it for display in the museum’s renovated central exhibition, the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall. It is the last major aircraft to be temporarily lowered to the floor in the gallery. For the next few months, three of the Hall’s premier artifacts will be on view at eye level—the “Spirit of St. Louis,” SpaceShipOne and the Bell X-1. On October 14, 1947, the Bell X-1 became the first airplane to fly faster than the speed of sound. Piloted by U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager, the X-1 reached a speed of 1,127 kilometers (700 miles) per hour, Mach 1.06, at an altitude of 13,000 meters (43,000 feet). Yeager named the airplane “Glamorous Glennis” in tri

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Victoria Miro announces an exhibition of new work by Idris Khan in the artist’s fourth solo presentation with the gallery. Working across mediums including sculpture, painting and photography, Khan is well known for his large-scale works, which use techniques of layering to arrive at what might be considered the essence of an image, and to create something entirely new through repetition and superimposition. For his exhibition at Victoria Miro Mayfair, Khan has produced large-scale composite photographs made from a series of oil stick paintings. These have gone through an intensive process of overlaying lines of writing repeatedly painted onto a minimal ground, until the language becomes obscured. Documenting the journey of the paintings, Khan collects details of the line from every angle, and in doing so has the ability to constantly change its nature. The words are a response to the barrage of media images of conflict that ar

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For centuries past, the many countries, ethnic groups and religions of South and Southeast Asia have enjoyed rich storytelling traditions, using lavishly illustrated storyteller’s cloths to recite the great Hindu epics and animated puppet shows to portray the exploits of local folk heroes and mythical kings. A new NGV exhibition titled Gods, Heroes and Clowns: Performance and Narrative in South and Southeast Asian Art will explore these stories, their performance, and ongoing role within contemporary society. More than 50 rarely seen works from India, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia and Cambodia will be showcased, including storyteller’s cloths, ceremonial hangings, puppets, sculptures, paintings and masks, which are used in rural villages, royal courts, temples and modern urban settings. Many of the pieces form part of ceremonial and performative traditions which are still thriving today, revealing complex stories of myth, h

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A surrealist print by the enduring artist René Magritte proved to be the highlight of Roseberys auction of Modern & Contemporary Prints, Multiples & Editions on Saturday 25 April. Roseberys Director and Head of Paintings Marcus Grey said: “Our second specialist auction of Modern & Contemporary Prints benefitted from the addition of Multiples and Editions, and we were pleased to see strong results achieved across the board. As we start to introduce more specialist sales to complement our established auction calendar we are pleased to see the market responding in such an encouraging way. ” As one of the most fascinating and mysterious artists from the surrealist movement, Magritte sought to use ordinary objects in an extraordinary way. He challenged the viewer’s perception of reality by forcing them to look at the world from a different perspective, and give new meaning to everyday objects through his complex relationship with surrealism. “My painting is visible ima

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