Tag: Acquires

National Gallery Acquires Iconic Faith Ringgold Painting – ARTnews.com

Ahead of a Faith Ringgold retrospective due to open at the New Museum in February, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. has acquired a painting from the artist’s famed “American People Series.” Titled The American People Series #18: The Flag is Bleeding (1967), the painting was gifted to the museum by the Glenstone Foundation, which was formed by ARTnews Top 200 Collectors ...

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Smithsonian acquires rare antique portraits from first Black photographers

(Left) Unidentified artist, Untitled (family, painted backdrop), undated, tintype. Unidentified artist, Untitled (pin, woman in hat), undated, celluloid in metal setting. Smithsonian American Art Museum, the L. J. West Collection of Early American Photography, Museum purchase made possible through the Franz H. and Luisita L. Denghausen Endowment.Smithsonian American Art MuseumLarry West was looking for a hobby that would combine visual arts and American history. ...

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Visa Acquires Crypto Punk, Signaling Entrance into NFT Market – ARTnews.com

Visa acquired an NFT by Larva Labs for 49.5 ETH, or about $150,000, for the company’s collection on August 19, signaling a major entry into the NFT market by the financial services firm. Titled CryptoPunk #7610, the NFT is part of a series known as “CryptoPunks,” considered one of the first NFT projects ever launched. “CryptoPunks” comprises some 10,000 pixel portraits with randomly mixed ...

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Montgomery Museum of Art Acquires Important Henry Farney Painting

The Montgomery Museum of Art (MMFA) has purchased an Indian camp, a 1911 painting by illustrator and painter Henry Ferney, depicting the life of Native Americans on the move to the western United States of 19th century settlers. The rugged western mountain landscape depicts a narrow pass with a small group of humans, animals and dwellings. The composition and its contrasting form — the ...

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France Acquires Two Fragonard Paintings Long Thought To Be Missing – ARTnews.com

France has added to its national collections two paintings by Jean-Honoré Fragonard that were thought to be missing until 2017. Both will now be displayed at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier. Titled Le Jeu de la Palette (The Paddle Game) and La Bascule (The Rocker), both ca. 1760-65, they feature landscapes overflowing with greenery, with small figures playing beneath grand Neoclassical structures. Four years ...

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ICA Miami Acquires CryptoPunk NFT—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines NEW DIRECTORS HAVE BEEN GETTING HIRED AT MAJOR ART MUSEUMS in the United States at a rapid pace recently. The latest: Ngaire Blankenberg has been tapped to lead the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. Blankenberg, a veteran museum consultant, takes the place of Gus Casely-Hayford, who was picked for the job in 2017 and was named the inaugural ...

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Dallas Museum of Art acquires first Basquiat work

"Sam F" is a 1985 portrait of a local art collector in his wheelchair. It includes the tag “SAMO,” a Basquiat standard born of his graffiti work with collaborator Al Diaz(Brad Flowers)The Dallas Museum of Art has acquired its first Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, one that was created in North Texas. Painted on a door in an apartment during a visit the artist made to ...

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Getty Museum Acquires Labille-Guiard at Christie’s Women Artists Sale – ARTnews.com

Last week in Paris, Christie’s auction “Women in Art,” the house’s first-ever sale dedicated solely to female artists, attracted a big buyer: Los Angeles’s Getty Museum, which purchased Adélaïde Labille-Guiard’s pastel Portrait of Madame Charles Mitoire with Her Children (1783) for a record-setting sum of $764,000. Competing for the work against three clients on the phone, one absentee bidder, and two others present in ...

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