Neutra’s Kaufmann House For Sale

    Commissioned by Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr., the Pittsburgh department store magnate who had commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright about a decade earlier to build Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, the house was designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 as a desert retreat in Palm Springs, California.  The house’s current owners plan to auction the house at Christie’s in New York in May 2008.  Its presale estimate is $15 to $25 million.

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SNO 33, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Australia

  Daniel Göttin, Shift, 2007 Site specific installation, wallpainting,  adhesive textile tape, aluminium panel different sizes  November 2 — December 2, 2007  SNO 33 features installations by Daniel Göttin (Switzerland), Matt Shoemaker (USA), and a collaborative project by Salvatore Panatteri (Australia) and Kjell Bjørgeengen (Norway).

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Mark Dagley in INDICA, Nyehaus, New York, NY

  Painting by Mark Dagley November 8 — December 22, 2007 Nyehaus presents INDICA.  Acknowledged as the first experimental art space in London, John Dunbar’s Indica gallery, in existence from November ’65 – November ’67, was born into a far more uncynical time. Open for barely two full years, Indica (from ‘Indications’ – somewhere to go) set the controls for the heart of experimental art in Britain. During its short life, Indica encouraged collaboration and […]

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David Thomas: Photopaintings, Reflection Paintings, Composites, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  David Thomas, Amid our Narratives, 2006 Enamel on photograph on Dibond, 100 x 150 cm November 3 — December 20, 2007 David Thomas lives and works in Melbourne where he currently lectures as an Associate professor in painting at RMIT. In his practice which includes painting, photopainting and installations, Thomas engages with the monochrome in an at once speculative and reflexive, reverential yet unorthodox way. He employs monochrome in conjunction with other elements – […]

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Francisco Sobrino, Horacio Garcia Rossi & Hugo Demarco, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX

    Francisco Sobrino, Espace Indéfini, 1968  Plexiglas sculpture, 76 x 31 x 24 inches October 27 — November 24, 2007 Sicardi Gallery presents the works of three of the founding members of the art group Centre de recherche d’art visuel (CRAV): Francisco Sobrino, Horacio Garcia Rossi, and Hugo Demarco.   CRAV, later known as GRAV (Groupe de recherche d’art visuel) which also included Julio Le Parc, Vera and Francois Molnar, Francois Morellet, and Yvaral […]

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Charles G. Shaw, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

  Charles G. Shaw, Untitled [MR21], c.1940 Oil on canvasboard, 20 x 16 inches  November 1 — December 22, 2007 Michael Rosenfeld Gallery presents Charles G. Shaw, a landmark exhibition featuring thirty five major paintings from the 1930s and 1940s. Charles Green Shaw (American, 1892-1974) was a preeminent American abstract artist whose painting and writing contributed greatly to the social, artistic, and cultural dynamism of America. Works featured in this exhibition share the distinguished Charles […]

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Robert Irwin: Primaries & Secondaries, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

  Robert Irwin at MCASD; Photo by Stephanie Diani October 21, 2007 — April 13, 2008 The largest exhibition of Irwin’s work since 1993, Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries features five new major installation works created specifically for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s downtown galleries, and is drawn almost exclusively of works from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition, a survey spanning more than 50 years of work, is curated by Hugh M. Davies, […]

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Kate Shepherd: No Title Here, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

    October 18 — November 24, 2007 In her unique approach to painting, Shepherd applies threadlike lines of oil paint upon highly saturated and glossy layers of enamel. The refined lines suggest common structures and patterns—a scaffold, a trapeze, lace, rain—which are recognizable and invoke personal associations and recollections. The delicate and intimately familiar forms are juxtaposed against the slick, durable enamel, a paint often used for architectural and industrial surfaces. Furthermore, joined wood […]

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Thomas Downing: Washington Color School Painter, Gary Snyder ProjectSpace, New York, NY

  Thomas Downing, Fahrenheit, c. 1961 Acrylic on canvas, 901⁄2 x 87 inches October 4 — December 1, 2007 Gary Snyder’s first year of programming will focus on Hard-Edge Abstraction circa 1955–1975. The first show features Thomas Downing (1928–1985), who with Kenneth Noland and Gene Davis established a “Washington School” known for combining the influence of Morris Louis’s staining of unprimed canvas with a new interest in geometry. Downing was in many of the seminal […]

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Steven Parrino, Gagosian Gallery (Madison Avenue), New York, NY

  Steven Parrino, Universal Mafia, 1992 Enamel on canvas, 72 x 103 inches September 25 — November 3, 2007 Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Steven Parrino. The show will feature paintings, drawings and sculptures as a selective view across the career of an artist who lived and worked in New York up until his untimely death in a motorcycle accident in 2005. “When I started making paintings, the word […]

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Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury, Orange County Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

  Julius Shulman, Photograph of Case Study House #22  (Pierre Koenig, architect, Los Angeles, 1959–60), 1960 October 7, 2007 — January 6, 2008 Birth of the Cool examines the broad cultural zeitgeist of “cool” that influenced the visual arts, graphic and decorative arts, architecture, music, and film produced in California in the 1950s and early 1960s. The widespread influences of such midcentury architects and designers as Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, John Lautner, and […]

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Frozen Gestures: The Art of Peter Upward, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, Australia

  October 20 — December 2, 2007 Australian modernist Peter Upward’s calculated gestures and considered processes contradict the idea that Abstract Expressionism was an art of spontaneous self-expression.  Frozen Gestures will be the first retrospective of this important, yet underknown artist. Often described as the purest of Australia’s abstractionists, this exhibition celebrates Upward and will features more than fifty works including paintings, screen prints and posters from the late 1950s through to the early 1980s. […]

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SNO32, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Australia

  Kyle Jenkins, Urban Geometry #187, 2007 Acrylic on canvas, C-Type and wooden frame,  collage and wooden frame, dimensions variable   Vicente Butron, No. 220, 2007  Oil on canvas, 157.5 x 122 cm each    Vicente Butron, No. 220B, 2007 Serigraph, 72.0 x 50.0 cm (available for the audience to take) October 5 — November 4, 2007  SNO’s 32nd installment includes the following exhibitions:  * Vicente Butron (Sydney)  * Kyle Jenkins (Toowoomba)  * Shifting Trends: […]

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Kenneth Martin & Mary Martin: Constructed Works, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, UK

  Kenneth Martin, Rotary Rings (1st Version) 1967 Brass, 425 x 170 mm October 6, 2007 – January 13, 2008 Constructed Works brings together two of Britain’s key post-war abstract artists, Kenneth Martin (1905-1984) and Mary Martin (1907-1969). In the first joint public-gallery exhibition since 1971, the show presents a focused body of work by each artist, highlighting the correspondences and differences between their practice. Living and working together, they continually exchanged ideas, although rarely […]

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Licht – Glas – Transparenz, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche Osnabrück, Germany

  Regine Schumann, Leuchtpfeifen, installation September 15 — November 28, 2007 A group exhibition about light with works by Christoph Dahlhausen (Germany), Dan Graham (USA), David Thomas (Australia), Brigitte Kowanz (Austria), Yvo Hartmann (Switzerland), Regine Schumann (Germany), Nir Alon (Israel), and Spencer Finch (USA).

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Merrill Wagner: Peach Sky Paintings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

  Merrill Wagner, Untitled #3, 2007 Rust preventative paint on steel, 15 x 23.5 inches October 5 — November 17, 2007  “I have for years been fascinated by looking at farms. Close valued greens, browns, and yellows cause me to stare in contemplation of colors and linear shapes created in the landscape by human beings. Rows are straight and formal in design. Their purpose is to provide food for a community. This year I have […]

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Maik & Dirk Löbbert: Der Schrank, der Teppich, die frühe Arbeit, die Kette + Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria

    September 11 — November 3, 2007  Art and reality – these are the two central poles in the work of Maik and Dirk Löbbert. Their aim: to break down the separation between the two areas so that they fluently merge to form one entity. Their works often consist of only minimal changes, hardly perceptible interventions which always adapt to their surroundings like a chameleon and therefore mostly first become visible on second glance. […]

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Peter Dudek: New Monuments to My Lovelife, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

  September 29 — November 11, 2007 New Monuments to My Lovelife is an elaboration on and expansion of several ongoing projects. Each project takes the shape of an installation containing various and sundry drawings, sculptures and photographs that are dispersed throughout the gallery and, periodically, shifted about during the course of the exhibition. At Smack Mellon sections of these projects are brought together for the first time. New parts are added and original compositions […]

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Sputnik I: 50th Anniversary

  On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I, the world’s first artificial satellite.  It was about the size of a basketball, weighed only 183 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. Sputnik’s launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments.  It marked the start of the space age and the US / Soviet space race.

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The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, The Blanton Museum of Art, 2007

  Purchase on Amazon.com Colorful and playful kinetic sculptures, experimental objects designed to be catalysts for community building, manifestos calling for joy and the negation of melancholy: these are the elements that have shaped The Geometry of Hope. The title of this richly illustrated, 340-page volume brings together two threads that epitomize postwar abstract art from Latin America: on the one hand, geometry, precision, clarity and reason; on the other, a utopian sense of hope. […]

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