The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the nation’s pre-eminent destinations for the work of Cy Twombly, who died in 2011 and whose monumental Homeric painting cycle “Fifty Days at Iliam” has been on permanent display there since 1989. Now, a group of five important bronze sculptures by Twombly, which he considered to be related to the paintings, will enter the museum’s collection, gifts of the Cy Twombly Foundation.
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art announced Monday that it has been given the works by the estate of artist David Shapiro, who died in 2014 after a long battle with cancer. The artworks’ estimated value of $6.2 million makes the gift the largest the local museum has ever received.
This week, Germany’s The Institute for Artists’ Estates hosts Keeping The Legacy Alive: A Conference on Artist Estates as Berlin Art Week kicks off in the city. Muna Tseng from Estate Archive of Tseng Kwong Chi will be discussing the management of her late brother’s legacy on Thursday.
This week, Germany’s The Institute for Artists’ Estates hostsKeeping The Legacy Alive: A Conference on Artist Estates as Berlin Art Week kicks off in the city. DACS Foundation’s Mark Waugh will be discussing strategies for mid-sized estates on Thursday. DACS Foundation’s Art360 takes on 30-40 artist estates annually, for artists working since 1900.
Why do we care about an artist’s studio? Artsy’s George Philip Lebourdais gives a short history on the artist’ studio as the place where the strange magic happens, as much for the artist’s imagination as for the public’s.
After 21 years in the making, Yale University Press will release a catalogue raisonné of the works of Richard Diebenkorn, the California painter who forged a distinct West Coast brand of Abstract Expressionism, in October 2016. It’s the first exhaustive catalogue of the artist’s work.
artsy.net: Like method actors and bearded brewmasters, the best art forgers are obsessed with authenticity. But thanks to a handful of new authentication technologies, even history’s most painstaking efforts wouldn’t stump today’s art sleuths.
A rich trove of drawings by Alberto Giacometti and photographs of the renowned sculptor and artist has been lying in sealed storage cartons in a Swiss museum for more than two years due to a legal dispute over their rightful ownership. Swiss prosecutors said they had ordered the seizure of the collection pending a decision by a French court after the Paris-based Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation alleged that the works had been stolen decades ago.