The paintings Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto by Italian Renaissance painter Titian (1488/1490 – 1576) are headed to the United States as part of a four-year partnership with the National Galleries of Scotland and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Diana and Actaeon, 1556-1559, oil/canvas, 73 x 80 in.
The National Galleries of Scotland, who jointly purchased Diana and Actaeon with the National Gallery in London is hoping to raise the money necessary to acquire the other Diana painting, Diana and Callisto. The Duke of Sutherland, current owner of Diana and Callisto has agreed to included the piece, along with another Titian from his collection in an effort to aid in the fundraising.
The two Titians have never left the UK since their arrival back in 1798. The two Diana paintings will be the center of the upcoming exhibition “Venetian Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland”. After the 2010 showing in Atlanta, the exhibition will travel to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
Diana and Callisto, 1556-1559, oil/canvas, 74 x 81 in.
The Tate Modern in London is currently showing a retrospective show of the work of Arshile Gorky. Gorky is both known for his noteworthy contribution to mid-20th century art, as well as his tragic life story and untimely death.
"The Artist and His Mother", c.1926-36
Armenian born, he fled to the United States during the World War I. He was largely self-taught looking to Kandinsky, Cezanne, and Picasso for inspiration, but becoming a creative presence in his own right. Gorky became known as a significant American painter and an important influence on Abstract Expressionism. After a tragic turn of events, suffering from cancer, injuries from a car crash, and separation from his wife, Gorky hung himself in Sherman, Connecticut in 1948, at the age of 44.
The retrospective takes a look at a variety of Gorky’s work, from his early portraits of himself and his mother, his surrealist works, and his later works that point toward Abstract Expressionism. The retrospective was organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where it has already shown, in association with the Tate Modern in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, where the tour ends with a final show from June 6 – September 20, 2010.
"Garden in Sochi", 1943
Opening March 4th at Winston Wachter New York
Margeaux Walter, Grandstand, 2010, photographic lenticulars, 40 x 96 inches
Still from "Dust" by Ethan Murrow in collaboration w/ Vita Weinstein Murrow & Harvest Films
Winston Wachter is pleased to announce that Ethan Murrow will have a solo exhibition of drawings, prints and video work this April at the Kendall Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kendall Gallery is part of Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University.
Julie Speidel’s work is featured in this month’s Luxe Magazine. A new exhibition of work by Julie Speidel will be on view at Winston Wachter Seattle this spring: April 29 – June 30, 2010.
The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has landed a major exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s (1881-1973) work. The show titled “Picasso:Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris” is scheduled to be on display at the SAM from October 8th 2010 through January 9th 2011.
The show covers nearly every phase of Picasso’s career, featuring almost 150 works of art, including 75 paintings and sculptures, and a selection of prints, drawings and photographs.
The show will be the Northwest’s first major presentation of Picasso’s work, and will include famous works such as The Guitar Player from 1911 (above), Cat Clutching a Bird from 1939 and the self-portrait The Matador from 1970 (below).
“Dress Envy” opens March 3rd at Winston Wachter Seattle….
Georges Dambier, 1955, Portugal Street, gelatin silver print
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. ~Oscar Wilde