The New Art Dealers Alliance has announced the exhibitor list for its new contemporary fair, the Chicago Invitational, which takes place from 18 to 21 September. 35 exhibitors from 19 cities in 11 countries – including only one French gallery, PACT– will be gathered in the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.
Phillips has announced that Olivia Thornton, a former senior director in contemporary art at Sotheby’s, has been appointed senior director and head of the 20th-century and contemporary art department, Europe.
From 11 September 2019 to 2 February 2020, the London museum will present the "largest survey of work by William Blake in the UK for a generation", through over 300 "rarely seen" pieces, says the press release. It will notably reveal the active role of his wife Catherine in his works' production.
From 7 July to 6 October 2019, the Medieval Monsters exhibition organized by the Morgan Library & Museum (NY) will explore the complex social role of beasts in the Middle Ages through three sections named "Terror", "Aliens" and "Wonder". It is the first of its kind in North America.
It's a first in the Biennale's history: for its 31st edition (13-17 Sept.), the event is joining forces with the sale room "to further the transformation of the international art market," says Mathias Ary Jan. There will be a preview exhibition of the key lots coming up in the second half-year.
The Fontainebleau auction house, well-known for its Empire sales, is opening three departments on 1 September in Versailles dedicated to historic mementoes of royalty, 17th-century furniture/objets d'art and Russian art. It will be joining forces with Pillon hoping to make the town a yardstick in this classical field.
Focusing on the "early years" of each of the four German masters, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg exhibition will feature an ensemble of 100 works from September 13, says the press release. It is curated by Götz Adriani, a close friend of the artists.
German businessman Hans Rudolf Gerstenmaier has donated 11 works of late-19th century and early-20th century art to the Prado Museum in Spain, including Eduardo Chicarro’s Bayaderas Indias and Joaquín Sorolla's portrait of Ella J. Seligman.