6 Press Releases

Tag: Robert Arneson

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    MarinMOCA - Silent Auction

    Jeff Downing is a San Francisco ceramist noted for his emblematic and humorous sculptures. Born and raised in New York, Downing initially wanted to try his hand at music. However, his first introductory class of ceramics altered his career path. Moved by the experimental nature of ceramic art, Downing soon…

    Jaleh Etemad Portrait of Marie Therese - PIcasso Series
  • Art Industry

    San José's Museum of Art's 50X50: Stories of Visionary Artists from the Collection

    San José, California (August 13, 2020)— In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the San José Museum of Art (SJMA) has published a free digital publication titled 50X50: Stories of Visionary Artists from the Collection, highlighting fifty artists from its permanent collection.50X50 focuses on the lifelong work of visionaries such as Ruth Asawa, Firelei Baez, Enrique…

    San Josés Museum of Arts 50X50 Stories of Visionary Artists from the Collection
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    How Soon is Now | Post War Art & Design

    When World War II ended in 1945, the post-war period saw a sea of artists whose concepts and works would outlive their makers. Solomon (Sol) LeWitt was one of those artists. Believed to be one of the founding members of Conceptual art and Minimalism, he stated that every artwork must…

    Erwin and Estelle Laverne (American, 1909-2002 - American, 1915-1997) Pair of Tulip Lounge Chairs, Model 120 LFLaverne International, USA
  • Exhibitions

    The Ultimate Selfies? National Portrait Gallery 'Eye to I' Traveling Exhibition Premieres March 24

    The term self-conscious takes on a whole new meaning in today’s social media era. At a time when millions of selfies are posted every day and identity is proving to be more fluid, this exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery shines a new light on self-portraiture and representation.  The show was created to…

    Self-Portrait with Rita, by Thomas Hart Benton. Oil on canvas (c. 1924). National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
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    Masterworks of American Craft

    Robert Arneson's ceramic pieces often combined social commentary and absurdity: a household plate with a pool installed and a scale weighing only five human toes are two examples. But one of his ceramics available in the upcoming Masterworks of American Craft auction, offered by Rago, provides a different perspective. His…

    Dale Chihuly, Scarlet Lake Swirled Venetian with Flowers
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    Modern & Contemporary Art

    The upcoming Modern & Contemporary Art auction presented by Heritage Auctions includes artworks from Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Modernism, and more. The sale is led by a figural painting from Wayne Thiebaud, an American painter. Throughout his career, Thiebaud continually explored still life paintings of everyday objects and edible treats.…

    Robert Arneson (1930-1992). Wet Eyes, 1991. Glazed ceramic.