• December 13, 2007

    Date posted: December 13, 2007 Author: jolanta

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    International Top News

    L.A. Museum Receives Gifts

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced Wednesday that it had been promised a gift of 130 mostly Modernist works, including 20 by Picasso, a group of 21 watercolors and paintings by Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky and sculptures by Alberto Giacometti. The museum described the gift as a “transformative addition” to its collection that “in many cases represents Lacma’s first major work by that artist.” (Edward Wyatt for The New York Times, December 13, 2007)

    Fake Gauguin in Chicago

    The Paul Gauguin The Faun sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago is a fake, according to the museum. The art institute, which has had the ceramic figure in its collection for a decade, said the work is one of a spate of forgeries by the Greenhalgh family, recently sentenced for creating and selling everything from faux Assyrian stone reliefs to copies of Henry Moran paintings, the Associated Press reports. Olive and George Greenhalgh and their son, Shaun Greenhalgh, pleaded guilty earlier this year to defrauding art institutions and other buyers over the course of 17 years. (Artinfo, December 13, 2007)

    Openings and Art Events on Friday, December 14

    New York:

    — Grant Miller, "Constructed Realities," 6-8pm @ Black and White Gallery www.blackandwhitegallery.com
    — Group Show, "Structures and Surfaces," 5-7pm @ R Gallery www.r20thcentury.com
    — Group Show, "Structures and Surfaces," 6-8pm @ Sean Kelly Gallery www.skny.com
    — Devin Powers, "4 Space," 7-10pm @ HQ Brooklyn www.hqbrooklyn.com  
    — Group Show, "New York, New York, New York- So nice we named it thrice," 7pm @ Flux Factory www.fluxfactory.org
    — Christopher Wilmarth 6-8:30pm @ Betty Cunningham Gallery www.bettycunninghamgallery.com


    — Gu Gan, "Flowing," @ Galerie Grand Siecle Taipei, Taiwan www.changsgallery.com

    Art Fair and Biennial Reminders from Art Fairs International

    — PragueBiennale3, May 16 to Sept 16, Prague, Czech Republic
    — Edinburgh Art Festival, July 26 to Sept 2, Edinburgh, Scotland
    — Art Nocturne Knocke, Aug 4 to 15, Knokke—Heist, Belgium
    — DigiFestival, Aug 15 to Sept 15, Florence, Italy
    — Helsinki Festival, Aug 17 to Sept 2, Helsinki, Finland
    — Montreal World Film Festival, Aug 23 to Sept 3, Montreal, Canada
    — ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Aug 31 to Sept 30, Kuopio, Finland
    — The Mercosul Biennial, Sept 1 to Nov 17, Porto Alegre, Brasil
    — 10th Istanbul Bienniale, Sept 8 to Nov 9, 2007, Istanbul, Turkey
    — Time—Based Art Festival, Sept 9 to 18, Portland, USA
    — The Athens Biennial, Sept 10 to Nov 18, Athens, Greece
    — 20/21 British Art Fair, Sept 11 to 16, 2007, London, UK
    — Bienniale de Lyon, Sept 17 to Jan 6, 2007, Lyon, France

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