Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, November 13, 2013


Show and tell. For 300 or so Vancouver artists and artisans the Eastside Culture Crawl is an adult version of show and tell. This year’s 17th annual Crawl (Nov. 15 to 17) is expected to draw 20,000 visitors to the 75 buildings that house artists and artisans on the eastside of the city. Glass-blower Jeff Burnette has been on hand for 15 Crawls so he has talked to many people and has answered many questions. The Province, November 10, 2013

Tiko Kerr paints the Sun Run finish line for 30th anniversary. [Video] In the past decade, visual artist Tiko Kerr has been commissioned to create paintings for Sun Run T-shirts and promotional material. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Sun Run and he has created a painting which captures the community spirit at the finish line. Vancouver Sun, November 12, 2013

North Vancouver

New Iconic Gallery Planned for North Vancouver Waterfront. If all goes according to plan, North Vancouver’s Presentation House Gallery will be housed inside a new iconic building at the Lonsdale waterfront in 2016. The new two-storey art museum building will be located just east of Lonsdale Quay at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue. It is designed by Vancouver-based Patkau Architects, which has projects such as the new $30-million Whistler Audain Art Museum within its portfolio. Vancity Buzz, November 12, 2013


Edmonton Food Notes: Museum dinners explore Chinese cuisine. A series of dinners at local Chinese restaurants will explore the history of Chinese cuisine, a project tied to the Royal Alberta Museum’s latest exhibition: Chop Suey on the Prairies. Each Dining with Friends outing hosted by Friends of the Royal Alberta Museum Society has a different theme. Edmonton Journal, November 12, 2013


Emerging Ceramic & Glass Artists Recognized. Some of Canada’s top emerging artists in ceramics and glass media were recognized with awards at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo this past weekend. Artists awarded were Janet Macpherson, Carole Epp, Brad Turner and Aaron Oussoren. Canadian Art, November 12, 2013

Los Angeles

On View | In L.A., Lari Pittman Takes on American Violence and Identity In a new show at Regen Projects, the veteran artist presents numerous surreal tableaus that critique established power dynamics. New York Times, November 13, 2013


At the Art Institute’s new exhibit “Art and Appetite,” you are what you paint yourself eating The Art Institute of Chicago’s new exhibition “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine,” bills itself as the first exhibit to look at American depictions of food as scholars have looked at art depicting food from other cultures. Judith Barter’s Candle Salad is inspired ‘cooking’! Chicago Reader, November 11, 2013

Beacon, New York

Dia’s Auction of Artworks Is to Proceed Two founders of the Dia Art Foundation have dropped a lawsuit that would have blocked sales by Dia at Sotheby’s on Wednesday. New York Times, November 13, 2013

New York

At $142.4 Million, Triptych Is the Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold at an AuctionThe 1969 triptych, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud,” sold for $142.4 million at Christie’s, described as the highest price ever paid for an artwork at auction. New York Times, November 13, 2013

The Semi-Secret History of Modernism’s Best Comic Artist A new show explores links between Ad Reinhardt’s identity as abstract painter and as cartoonist, satirist, crusader, explicator, and slide-show maker. ARTnews, November 13, 2013

Helly Nahmad pleads guilty to operating illegal gambling ring The New York gallery owner and part of the powerful art-dealing family to forfeit $6.4m and his interest in a painting by Raoul Dufy to the government. The Art Newspaper, November 12, 2013


Major solo show in Britain to celebrate Emily Carr’s European roots. Almost 115 years after first setting foot on British soil, Emily Carr is returning to Britain, and returning, it’s hoped, in triumph. Not Carr herself, of course – she died in 1945 – but an estimated 100 oil paintings, watercolours and heretofore unexhibited sketchbook drawings by the artist for what’s being billed as the first major solo British show of her oeuvre. Globe & Mail, November 13, 2013

An art expert’s painstaking path to reclaiming Nazi war loot. When Julian Radcliffe learned that German officials had uncovered a giant stash of art apparently looted by the Nazis during the Second World War, he sprang into action. Mr. Radcliffe operates the largest database of stolen art in the world with 400,000 items, and he specializes in tracking down lost works for insurance companies, police agencies and private citizens. Globe & Mail, November 12, 2013

Avant-garde art meets retro-design in an East End house … In 1966 Baxter had enjoyed a huge hit with Bagged Place, an installation in which a typical domestic living-space was covered in plastic. At a stroke, a kitsch domestic space had become an art installation, with the title Rebecca’s Bagged Place – exhibition at Raven Row. The Telegraph, November 3, 2013


Falke Pisano Wins 2013 Rome Prize Dutch installation artist Falke Pisano has won this year’s Rome Prize. Pisano’s prize includes approximately $55,000 and a residency in Rome. Art in America, November 13, 2013


Calatrava ‘thrilled’ with major Vatican show An exhibition of the Spanish architect follows the Holy See’s first pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. The Art Newspaper, November 13, 2013


Reworking Their Soviet Past “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here” is a portrait of the two artists on the occasion of their return to the former Soviet Union for a string of exhibitions of their work in Moscow. New York Times, November 13, 2013


Growing Gulf Between “Have” Museums And Have-Nots “You’ll have a great separation. The wealthy institutions will get wealthier and the poor institutions will get poorer. That’s exactly what will happen for the next two decades. It’s slowly been happening – now it’s gathering speed.” BBC, November 11, 2013

As Art Gets Auctioned We’re All The Poorer “The way that auction houses now operate, the only winners are often one of the four megadealers or a handful of other high-rollers and blue-chip dealers who buy the work and resell it for more.” New York Magazine, November 12, 2013

What Is the Value of Stolen Art? Making money from stolen paintings — particularly famous ones — is not a straightforward matter. New York Times, November 13, 2013

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