Sunday, October 25, 2020

RELIGIOUS ART | ALPHA OMEGA ARTIST -- 5 Finalists for 2020

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
This year is wrapping-up (thankfully), and that means it's time to vote for the 2020 artist who has done the most to promote religious dialogue in America. Total votes are based on page views. In a first, this year, none of the finalists had museum shows, so Covid-19 made way for the "un-museumed" to shine. The five 2020 finalists are Michael Cook (UK), Mous Lamrabat (Morocco), Harmonia Rosales (IL), Genesis Tramaine (NY), and Israel Solomon (IN). To vote, pick one from the list below and share the link and hashtag #AlphaOmegaPrize.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Collector Jorge M. Pérez Talks About Buying Art During the Pandemic

ART NEWS
By MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN
Jorge M. Pérez. COURTESY THE RELATED GROUP
Jorge M. Pérez started collecting art almost 50 years ago, when he was in college. His collection, which focuses on contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of artists from Latin America, the United States, and Africa, currently numbers over 1,000 pieces—not including the hundreds he and his wife, Darlene, have donated to museums over the years. Over the summer, ARTnews caught up with Pérez. How has your collecting changed during the coronavirus lockdown? "I have been actively collecting, and our acquisition process has been extremely varied and diverse. We remain in close contact with all the galleries with which we’d established relationships, but we’ve also gotten to know many new galleries, many of which are smaller and working with young and emerging talent." [More]

Friday, October 23, 2020

Sotheby's Presents Fearless: The Collection of Hester Diamond

SOTHEBY'S
PIETER COECKE VAN AELST, A TRIPTYCH OF THE NATIVITY, ADORATION OF THE MAGI AND PRESENTATION IN THE TEMPLE, ESTIMATE $2.5/3.5 MILLION
NEW YORK, 16 OCTOBER 2020 – Sotheby’s is honored to present the collection of prominent New York collector, interior designer, and philanthropist Hester Diamond in a dedicated single-owner sale in New York in January 2021, as part of Sotheby's annual Masters Week auctions. The selection of works on offer – spanning Old Master paintings and sculpture, contemporary art, 20th century furniture and design, exotic minerals, and more – is a reflection of Diamond's vision as an innovative and inquisitive collector, curating her collection of Old Masters amidst vibrant and eclectic modern and contemporary pieces in a signature visual style that defined her independent spirit. [More