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Photographer Joe Ing Passes Away

Photographer Joe Ing passed away in his sleep on Sunday, April 22, 2012. The cause of his death is not know to us at Dallas Art News. It came as a shock to his family and friends. “I had lunch with [Joe] on Friday and he seemed fine,” said photographer and friend Chip VanPelt. “He […]

Dallas Auction Gallery Sets Record Auction Price for Contemporary Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez

Dallas Auction Gallery set a new record price for the contemporary artist Carlos Cruz-Diez during their April 25, 2012 Modern Art and Antique Auction. Lot 117, a Carlos Cruz-Diez multimedia piece, sold for a record price of $519,000.00 with an estimate of $150,000.00 to $250,000.00. Adriane Crosland, Director or Fine Arts, said “We were pleased to be able to offer this important work by Carlos Cruz-Diez that has remained in a private collection since 1970. Our aggressive marketing garnered interest internationally from both private collectors and dealers alike.”

National Endowment for the Arts Awards funding for Regional Arts Project led by City of El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD)

On April 25, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced an award of $60,000 to a regional arts project led by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) in collaboration with three other southwest arts agencies.  Partners include the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department, the Tucson/Pima Arts Council and […]

Bouguereau, Johnson, Renoir and Silva at Heritage Auctions’ American & European Art Event

William Adolphe Bouguereau’s sublime Fishing For Frogs, 1882, is expected to bring $1,500,000+ as the offering on the European side of Heritage Auctions’ May 15 Signature® American & European Art Auction, taking place at Heritage’s Dallas Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street, while Eastman Johnson’s lyrical Child at Prayer, circa 1873, is the top American offering with a $500,000+ pre-auction estimate. These prime examples, along with 33 others, have been consigned to the auction by The Lexington Trust of Los Angeles.

Western, Texas and American Indian Art at Heritage Auctions, May 5

R. Brownell McGrew’s evocative Children of the Sun, 1989 (estimate: $100,000+), Julian Onderdonk’s romantic Field of Bluebonnets with Trees (estimate: $60,000+) and a Mono Lake Paiute Polychrome Coiled Basket, c. 1930 (estimate: $50,000+) are some of the respective top lots in Heritage Auctions’ May 5 Western Art Signature® Auction, Texas Art Signature® Auction and Signature® American Indian Art Auction, all taking place on Saturday, May 5, at the company’s Design District Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.

CityArts Festival Returns to Fair Park Memorial Day Weedend, May 25-27

Returning Memorial Day weekend May 25 – 27, CityArts Festival presented by Big City Crushed Concrete will offer a spectacular spread of activities and entertainment for families and art aficionados alike to enjoy against the backdrop of historic Fair Park, a national landmark featuring the world’s largest collection of 1930s art deco exhibit buildings, art and sculpture.

The Magic School Bus Kicks Up A Storm Whisks Visitors Into Whirling Weather Adventures at the Museum of Nature & Science

Seatbelts everyone! Buckle up and get ready for a wild weather ride! Join the popular Ms. Frizzle™ and her class as The Magic School Bus™ Kicks Up A Storm blasts in to the Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park on April 28. To celebrate the opening of this popular traveling exhibit, MNS members get a special sneak preview Friday, April 27 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the MNS Science Building.

Christie’s to Offer the Art Collection of Van Cliburn

One of Texas’s favorite sons, world-acclaimed pianist Van Cliburn, will offer over 150 exceptional works from his personal collection at Christie’s New York. Reflecting Mr. Cliburn’s refined taste and the private passion of a sophisticated connoisseur, the collection comprises historically important and rare examples of English furniture and silver, Russian Art, a country where he remains revered today, and Jewels. With estimates ranging from US$1,000 to US$250,000, the total sale is expected to achieve in excess of US$3 million.