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GUGGENHEIM TO WELCOME RECOVERED GOYA PAINTING

Children with a Cart to Join Spanish Painting Exhibition at Guggenheim

(NEW YORK, New York – February 5, 2007) The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum announced today that the recently recovered Francisco de Goya y Lucientes painting Children with a Cart (1778) will join the exhibition Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso: Time, Truth, and History at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on February 16, 2007.

The painting was stolen in November 2006 while en route to New York City for the opening of the Spanish Painting exhibition. After an extensive investigation, the painting was recovered by the FBI and returned to the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA), where it was reinstalled on January 11, 2007.

“Lending works of art to significant exhibitions is a vital component of our educational purpose,” TMA Director Don Bacigalupi said. “Now that our local community has had the opportunity to visit the recovered painting at TMA, we are proud to share our Goya with New York audiences.”

Lisa Dennison, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, said, “The Guggenheim is delighted to welcome Goya’s Children with a Cart and that it will now join the already 21 paintings by that great artist currently on view in the exhibition. We are very grateful to Dr. Bacigalupi, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Toledo community for allowing us to share this painting with the Guggenheim’s visitors.”

Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso: Time, Truth, and History remains on view at the Guggenheim through March 28, 2007. After the exhibition closes, Children with a Cart will return to the Toledo Museum of Art.

An FBI investigation into the painting’s theft is ongoing. The museums have been asked to refer all media questions regarding the investigation to Stephen Siegel, Media Representative, Newark Division of the FBI, 973-792-3020.

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February 5, 2007
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Harmony of Elements: Farhana Akhter, C. Bangs, Nadiya Jinnah, Keith Morant
Global Fusion Art at Noho Gallery, New York, NY USA United States of America

Global Fusion Art presents 'Harmony of Elements: Farhana Akhter, C Bangs, Nadiya Jinnah, Keith Morant' from August 5th until 23rd, 2008 at Noho Gallery in New York. Gallery Hours: Tue - Sat. 11am to 6pm. Global Fusion Art is proud to present a group exhibition exploring the creation and existence of harmony and balance of environments in physical, psychological and ethereal planes. Global Fusion Art is a collective group of multicultural artists and communities committed to support cross-cultural understanding through visual arts, music, performance and multi-media. Keith Morant has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist at absolutearts.com since 2006. - Read Indepth Article at http://www.absolutearts.com

 

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Asia Society Presents

Thirteen Dynamic New York Collectors of Asian Art
Exhibit Their Most Cherished Acquisitions Alongside
Select Objects from the Asia Society’s Permanent Collection in
Collectors’ Choice

February 27 through August 26, 2007

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The Asia Society presents Collectors’ Choice, an exhibition of cherished objects from the private collections of thirteen of the country’s leading Asian art collectors from February 27 through August 26, 2007. Approximately fifty extraordinary works of sculpture, ceramic, and painting from Bhutan, China, Cambodia, Gandhara (present-day Pakistan/Afganistan), Japan, Kashmir, India, Thailand and Tibet, which range in date from the second to eighteenth century, will be presented alongside selected objects from the Asia Society’s Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection.

The diverse group of contributing collectors to this exhibition include Renee and Robert Beningson Family, Susan L. Beningson, Mary Griggs Burke, Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, Robert Ellsworth, Ron Lawrence and Julie Goodale, Andrew and Denise Saul, and Jane and Leopold Swergold. “We invited these dynamic art enthusiasts, self-taught connoisseurs and scholars of Asian art who live in the greater New York area to take part in this exhibition for the strength of their Pan Asian collections and also because of the diversity of ‘stories’ their lives as collectors could tell,” says Melissa Chiu, Director of the Museum, Asia Society.

This exhibition is unique in its focus on the collectors and their motivations and passions for acquiring art. It gives a voice to distinctive collecting practices and explores how these important collections are shaped according to specific tastes or chance experiences. For musicians Ron Lawrence and Julie Goodale, who began collecting Himalayan art about six years ago, it is the lyrical or unspoken quality of their paintings that they find most evocative.  “If you sit and watch the Tathagata (Buddhist painting) in the afternoon light, the painting will move, it will interact with the light and even in the dark…I think that the artists had this in mind. The paintings are vehicles for the sublime,” said Ron Lawrence. For Amita Chatterjee, “There has been no scholarship involved in this process of collection…it is all about falling in love; it’s never about filling in a gap. It has to be about the immediacy of the relationship with the object.”

As a group, the thirteen collectors that have contributed their stories and collections to Collectors’ Choice represent a new era in the discerning collection of important art objects. “While exploring Asia does not have the exotic overtones it once did in the nineteenth century, today’s collectors face great challenges in locating significant artworks for sale and in taking risks on objects that need extensive conservation,” says Adriana Proser, Asia Society’s John H. Foster Curator of Traditional Asian Art who curated the exhibition in association with Kristy Phillips, Asia Society Museum Fellow. “In addition to years of refined connoisseurship, each of the collectors featured in Collectors’ Choice is known for having a practiced eye for beauty, authenticity, and a good deal.” The outstanding collections of Asian art objects on display in this exhibition reflect the controlled study, characters, individual experiences and fascinating chance encounters of these dynamic collectors.

These top collectors together with the exhibition curators carefully selected masterpieces from the Asia Society’s Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection to accompany pieces from their own collections. “Collectors chose pieces that they were drawn to and thought would work well, for one reason or another, with pieces from their own collections,” says Adriana Proser. “The Rockefeller pieces help to highlight pieces from their own collections and visa versa.” Amassed by John D. Rockefeller 3rd and his wife, Blanchette, and bequeathed to Asia Society in 1978, the Asia Society’s permanent collection served as a source of inspiration to collectors like Andrew and Denise Saul and Robert Ellsworth who have a similar passion for Chinese ceramics.

Other Exhibitions on View at the Asia Society

GLASS, GILDING, AND GRAND DESIGN: ART OF SASANIAN IRAN (224–642)
February 14–May 20, 2007

Approximately 75 works from European and American collections showing the splendor of court arts from this vast empire. Organized by the City of Paris, Musée Cernuschi and Paris Musées in association with Asia Society. Curated by Françoise Demange, Musée du Louvre. Curatorial consultants, Prudence O. Harper and Michael Chagnon.

Free Fish >–:► The Art of Yuken Teruya
February 20–April 29, 2007

Yuken Teruya’s first solo museum presentation which includes a newly commissioned installation inspired by a Ming-dynasty Chinese porcelain jar selected from Asia Society’s Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection. Curated by Miwako Tezuka, Assistant Curator, Asia Society in association with Yang Yingshi, Asia Society Museum Fellow.

About the Asia Society
Asia Society is the leading global organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States. We seek to enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of policy, business, education, arts, and culture. Founded in 1956, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. 

Asia Society and Museum
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The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Closed Monday. General admission is $10, seniors $7, students $5 and free for members and persons under 16. Free admission Fridays, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

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Anne Katrine Senstad exhibits at Ressle Art

The " PINK PROJECT, is a study in the notions of " PINK" merging of colors into spectral horizons. This exhibition runs through March 3rd in New York.

Works from her series will also be shown in a group at Houston Center for Photography, Texas, in April 2007 at the Museum's 25th year anniversary entitled Antennae. The Pink Project will also be shown as a one person exhibition in September 2007 at both Bjorn Ressle Fine Art and Houston Center for Photography.

Anne Katrine Senstad works with light, color and sound. When creating photographic light and sound landscapes, she seeks to capture colors and light that are present in a space, transforming these elements to a visual language. Working initially with installation pieces and music, she also draws inspiration from the history of abstraction, architecture, installation art and sculpture. Senstad has exhibited widely internationally, including the Architectural Museum in Sao Paulo and Gary Snyder Fine Art in New York. Her first major solo show was held at Galleri JMS in Oslo, Norway, 2002 where she showed the Light and Color series. She was born in Oslo, Norway, and lives and works in New York.

Group show including artists Anne Katrine Senstad, Yves Klein, Sol Levitt and more. A brunch reception for the artists will be held Saturday February 24, 11 am - 2 pm during the Armory show.

When: February 7 - March 3
Where: Ressle Art, 16 East 79 Street, NYC
Info: (212) 744- 2266

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Annabelle Jasmin Verhoye
Opera Gallery, New York, USA United States of America

The Opera Gallery in New York City is proud to present the first solo show in New York of paintings by Annabelle Jasmin Verhoye beginning Thursday, November 30th, 2006. Annabelle Jasmin Verhoye's work seeks to create imagery on multiple dimensions that is at once true to her subject's form, yet with an additional layer of interpretation. The resulting effect is one of elucidating both the scene‚s objective nature as well as its inner essence and the mood it organically creates. - Read Indepth Article at http://www.absolutearts.com

Elise Beattie: Short Stories From The Road Less Traveled By
National Association of Women Aritsts, New York, USA United States of America

A Manhattan �island girl� born and raised in New York City, Elise Beattie spent her first decades inspired by the artistic sights and sounds that city life provides. After college, the artist chose a new path - �the road less traveled� and that choice �has made all the difference.� Her paintings are a visual travel diary expressively created, and are on exhibit from November 6, 2006 through November 29 at the headquarters gallery of the National Association of Women Artists, 80th Fifth Avenue, (Suite 1405), in New York City - Read Indepth Article at http://www.absolutearts.com

 
Chelsea Global Showcase 2006 Competition
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, USA United States of America

Joyce Waddell Bailey's Avant Garden was selected as a winner in the Chelsea Global Showcase 2006 Competition sponsored by the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, NYC (511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, NYC, 212-255-9050). This prestigious, juried show is intended to introduce collectors and art professionals '...�to the most promising, dynamic and innovative talent in the international art world.' The Showcase is organized by the distinguished Curator and Owner, Ruthie Tucker, who, with co-owner husband, Ambassador Dr. Alton Louis Amsterdam III, is a powerful advocate for the artist. - Read Indepth Article at http://www.absolutearts.com

 
Call for Artists: Hun Gallery International 2006
Hun Gallery, New York, USA United States of America

Juried Fine Art Exhibition sponsored by Hun Gallery in midtown Manhattan in the heart of a rich multicutural environment. Open to all artists, national and international, over the age of 18, working in Fine art media. All work entered must have been completed within the last three years. All media are eligible (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Video, Installation, Audio and Digital, Computer Art). Artists may submit work with special installation requirements if the artist will be available to install. �-��2-dimensional work should not exceed 48'(h) x 36'(w).�-��3-dimensional work should not exceed 36' in any dimension.�-��Video, Audio should be no longer than 20min. - Read Indepth Article at http://www.absolutearts.com

Seen in Solitude: Robert Kipniss Prints from the James F. White Collection
University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, USA United States of America

On view from August 24 to September 24, 2006, Seen In Solitude: Robert Kipniss Prints from the James F. White Collection features a selection of lithographs, drypoints, and mezzotints created in the past forty years by American contemporary artist Robert Kipniss (born Brooklyn, New York, 1931). Already an accomplished painter, in 1967 Kipniss was encouraged to accept a print commission and enrolled in a six-week printmaking class at Pratt Graphics Center, New York. He quickly found an affinity with lithography and immersed himself in the medium for the next twenty-three years. In 1990, Kipniss began working with mezzotint, an intaglio technique that he describes as �drawing with light.� - Read Indepth Article at http://www.absolutearts.com

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