New & Noteworthy:
Marsden Hartley's Maine: Exhibition at the Met Breuer in New York City, New York, from March 15, 2017 - June 18, 2017
The American artist Marsden Hartley first visited Bermuda with fellow artist Charles Demuth around 1917 during World War I. Hartley’s time was spent on the North Shore of Bermuda where he stayed with fisherman Elmo Petty, and the two frequently fished together. Hartley was infatuated with the vibrant Bermuda fish and the dazzling blue water. He spent the majority of his time painting and writing poetry, and was fortunate to return to the island again in 1935. Marsden Hartley’s found inspiration in the landscape, expressing the spiritual essence of nature, a theme he had explored for three decades. Perhaps the best-known artworks from Hartley’s time in Bermuda are Movement, Bermuda and Sunken Treasure, the latter now being a permanent piece of the Bermuda Masterworks Collection.
To view more about Marsden Hartley's upcoming exhibition at the Met Breur please CLICK HERE.
Insiders Dish on the Art Market
The bidding battle for a 1982 abstract by Gerhard Richter at Sotheby's Friday evening auction on Oct. 7, and the magnitude of the price achieved (about $12.7 million), encapsulates why people become fascinated with the art market, and why, if they have enough money, they become collectors... CLICK HERE
Modern Heroics: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism at the Newark Museum
Exhibition on view in Newark, New Jersey -- June 18, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Presenting selected works from Newark’s permanent collection, including pictures by Romare Bearden and Norman Lewis... CLICK HERE
Reappraising the art of Norman Lewis -- VIDEO from CBS Sunday Morning -- March 20, 2016.
There's a certain satisfaction in seeing a talented artist finally getting his due ... however belatedly. Jim Axelrod has a case in point... CLICK HERE
Elbow Beach's Painterly Past: Graham Foster's massive new mural depicts over 100 years of Bermuda tourism at Elbow Beach Hotel -- Article in The Bermudian Magazine -- December 1, 2015.
By his own admission, Graham Foster always knew he would devote his career to the making of art but perhaps he didn’t predict that one day he would literally make history... CLICK HERE
Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis
Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts -- November 13, 2015 through April 3, 2016
The first comprehensive museum overview of Norman Lewis: a pivotal figure in American art, a participant in the Harlem art community, an innovator of Abstract Expressionism, and a politically-conscious activist... CLICK HERE
Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World
Exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum -- October 2, 2015 through January 3, 2016
The painter Francisco Oller contributed greatly to the development of modern art in both Europe and the Caribbean and revolutionized the school of painting in his native Puerto Rico... CLICK HERE
Ushio Shinohara: Live Boxing Painting on YouTube
Performance at the Dallas Museum of Art -- October 16, 2015
VIDEO: Watch a public demonstration of Ushio Shinohara’s Boxing Painting, in which the artist uses paint-soaked sponges attached to boxing gloves... CLICK HERE
Lusher Teams up with US Art Advisory Group
Article in The Royal Gazette -- October 9, 2015
New collaboration: Bermudian art broker Nicholas Lusher is to work with the Winston Group in offering art advisory services in Bermuda... CLICK HERE
Dealer (Nicholas Lusher) Prepares Show of Top Bermuda Art
Article in The Royal Gazette -- December 1, 2014
Christmas may come early this year for local art collectors... CLICK HERE