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The Art Scene:
Does “Bigger” Equal “Better”?

'Horse of a Different Color' by Frankie Flores

Guest Blog by Frank Weaver

My atelier is a laboratory for reviving.
—Ivan Kožarić (contemporary Croatian artist and sculptor)

Sphinx of the Metropolis by Milivoj Uzelac

Sphinx of the Metropolis (1921, oil on canvas)
Artist: Milivoj Uzelac, a painter influential in the Zagreb modern art scene of the 1920s and 30s

Art Scenes of Note

When one thinks of the most “important” goings-on in the art world taking place internationally throughout the year, the mind naturally turns to such prominent and well-publicized events as:

  • Venice Art Biennale, the oldest continuous contemporary visual art exhibition, and the one upon which others in the world have been modeled.
  • Art Basel, indubitably the world’s biggest contemporary art fair, held variously in Basel, Switzerland; Miami Beach, Florida; and Hong Kong, China.
  • Frieze Art Fair, which exhibits contemporary art in London, New York, and Los Angeles.
  • The Armory Show, considered one of the leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th and 21st-century art.

Venice Art Biennale 2017

Giant Hands in the Grand Canal, Venice, by Lorenzo Quinn

Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn’s sculpture of two giant hands emerging from the Grand Canal, on display outside the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale. (CLick to enlarge images.)

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Colors of Fall

Hirshhorn Museum

An Autumn Art Expedition to Washington, D.C.

As the trees themselves tell us with their dazzling foliage, October is a time of change. But one thing we can always count on is the abundance of beautiful, colorful art in our nation’s capital. Here are a few highlights from our trip.

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