34 Press Releases


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    Dane Fine Art Presents Early Shot of Madonna by Lee Friedlander

    In 1979, an unknown 21-year-old named Madonna Ciccone answered an ad seeking nude models to be photographed by Lee Friedlander. The model who would eventually be known by just her first name— Madonna— signed a release and was paid a small amount, then went back to the work of becoming…

    Lee Friedlander, Nude Madonna
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    Banksy Prints, Multiples, and More at Dane Fine Art

    Pseudonymously named England-based street artist Banksy is the subject of speculation and intrigue. His real name and identity remain unconfirmed, and his work often appears as graffiti. An active street artist since the 1990s, Banksy’s distinctive style is achieved at least in part with a stenciling technique. One of Banksy’s…

    Banksy, Flying Copper
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    Abstract Expressionist Paintings by James Havard Headline Dane Fine Art Sale

    Though American artist James Havard was best known for his Abstract Illusionist paintings of the 1970s, he later embraced a distinct variant of Abstract Expressionism. He sampled from many different cultures for his works in the 1980s. Native American motifs, African masks, and Oceanic aesthetics appeared in Havard’s repertoire. Several…

    James Havard - Navaho Mask - New Paint
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    Hindman Offers Works From Mauro Perucchetti, KAWS, and Others

    Hindman’s upcoming Stepping Into Tomorrow auction will present Mauro Perucchetti’s Sex and the City sculpture. Produced in 2011, the offered sculpture is made of pigmented resin, stainless steel, and Swarovski crystals. The piece displays 20 high-heeled shoes with colored crystal accents. After spending most of his early years experimenting with…

    KAWS (American, b. 1974) FOUR FOOT COMPANION (Black), 2007
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    New Now

    Figurative painter Claire Tabouret's work combines layers and textures, revealing a shift in reality. Her popularity is driven by the art’s visual appeal and reflection on themes of conflict, sexuality, and desire. Admiring the intense figures depicted in her paintings, Bugada & Cargnel write, “Certain faces are turned toward the…

    Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe
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    Phillips x Artsy: Endless Summer

    When 25-year-old Richard Hambleton moved to New York from his native Vancouver, he quickly made a name in the street art scene alongside artists such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Soon, Hambleton gained popularity for his life-sized figures of Shadowman. True to their name, these works show a silhouetted…

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    Brian Donnelly, who works professionally as KAWS, is an American artist whose figurative cast sculptures bridge the distance between fine and commercial art. KAWS formerly worked as a freelance animator for 101 Dalmatians. He also worked as a night graffiti artist, and these illegal paintings created a framework for his…

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    Contemporary Collector

    Japanese painter and sculptor Takashi Murakami is known for his artworks blurring the gap between fine and commercial art. Often compared to the likes of Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons, Murakami’s style is a combination of contemporary Japanese and Pop art. The upcoming Contemporary Collector auction, presented by Doyle, features…

    Lawrence Steven Faden American, b. 1942 Ying Yang for Kerkam, 1985
  • Exhibitions

    The Connor Brothers | GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL

    London/Nuremberg 2020. For the first time in 2020, GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL has also included works by the British artist duo THE CONNOR BROTHERS in the presentation. The Connor Brothers Galerie Frank Fluegel The artist duo The Connor Brothers are fictional characters who work beyond the canvas, blending truth and artistry to delight…

    The Connor Brothers GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL
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    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

    The afternoon session of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, presented by Phillips, brings to auction over 100 fine art pieces. Featured among these lots is a painting from Damien Hirst's Spin series, inspired by psychedelic imagery. Hirst creates these works by throwing paint at a canvas attached…

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    The Connor Brothers | I tried to drown my Sorrows

    For the first time in 2020, GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL will also include works by the British artist duo THE CONNOR BROTHERS in the presentation. The artist duo THE CONNOR BROTHERS are fictional characters who work beyond the canvas, blending truth and artistry to delight and disorient their audience in equal…

    The Connor Brothers I tried to drown my Sorrows-FI
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    Contemporary Art Day: An Online Auction

    Contemporary painter Christopher Wool is known for his black, stenciled artworks on white backgrounds. His works involve a variety of painting techniques, including screen printing and spray-painting aluminum. The upcoming Contemporary Art Day Auction, offered by Sotheby's, presents works by Wool and other blue-chip contemporary artists. Featured is a patterned…

    Contemporary Art Day Auction
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    Urban Art Monthly Online Auction

    Known as a painter, muralist, product designer, and toymaker, KAWS is a noted feature of the 20th-century art world. In 1999, KAWS visited Japan, where he created his signature Companion toy. Following its success, the Companion became a recurring figure in KAWS’ work. The upcoming Urban Art Monthly Online Auction,…

    Takashi Murakami (b. 1962). Hiropon II Bear Solar Citizen (two works), 1998. Polyester plush toy
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    Prints & Multiples Signature Auction

    Roy Lichtenstein was an American Pop artist recognized for his work inspired by comic-strips, recognizable with its primary colors and black outlines. Lichtenstein’s print series titled Reflections sought to imitate illusions in glass and mirrors. The upcoming sale presented by Heritage Auctions showcases Reflections on Crash, a semi-abstract colored lithograph…

    Lee Jaffe (American, b. 1950) Jean-Michel
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    Rare Lichtenstein Screenprint From Reflection Series Headed to Heritage’s Prints and Multiples Auction

    Andy Warhol, KAWS, Wayne Thiebaud, Pablo Picasso among artists sharing top billing DALLAS, Texas (March 31, 2020) – A lithograph screenprint from Roy Lichtenstein’s popular Reflection series will vie for top-lot honors in Heritage Auctions Prints and Multiples Auction, April 21. The sale will feature artwork by many coveted artists, including Andy Warhol,…

    Rare Lichtenstein Screenprint From Reflection Series Headed to Heritage’s Prints and Multiples Auction
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    Art + Design Part 1

    The upcoming Art + Design Part 1 auction will highlight modern and contemporary artists, from Cleve Gray and Jim Dine to Gertrude Abercrombie and Romare Bearden. Carpets, seating, and lighting from the 1950s to the present can also be found.  American painter Cleve Gray will feature in this Wright auction.…

    KAWS (Brian Donnelly) b. 1974 Together (Two Companions)
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    Urban Art Month-long Online Auction

    The upcoming Urban Art Monthly Auction, offered by Heritage Auctions, is anchored by several works from KAWS. Brian Donelly, known professionally as KAWS, is an American artist and designer. Featured in the sale are several examples of the artist’s signature Companion character. The figure is based on Mickey Mouse, with…

    KAWS (b. 1974) Resting Place Companion (Blac
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    Urban Art Signature Auction - Dallas

    KAWS started his career as a street graffiti artist and later turned to the world of fine art. His expertise lies in paintings, murals, product design, and toy-making. However, the artist’s large-scale sculptures are particularly famous. The upcoming Urban Art Signature Auction, presented by Heritage Auctions, features several works from…

    Mr. Brainwash (b. 1966) Mickey Mouse
  • Galleries

    Mr. Brainwash Opens Museum In Los Angeles | GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL

    The artist Thierry Guetta, also known as Mr. Brainwash, is temporarily turning the former Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, designed by the architect Richard Meier in 1996, into his own museum. The French-born artist, who lives in Los Angeles, sealed a contract this week that allows him to…

    Mr. Brainwash Installation View GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL
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    Contemporary Art Asia

    Yu Youhan's take on Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is a highlight of the upcoming Contemporary Art Asia auction, offered by Christie's. The acrylic on giclée painting is a modified version of da Vinci’s work, with the addition of a pronounced frown and a hat. As a painter, Yu has…

    YU YOUHAN (B. 1943) (1)