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The Must-Have Art Books For Christmas 2018

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in December 2018 Art publishing in 2018 produced a variety of interesting possibilities for the art lover on your Christmas list. Any fan of the British royal family will love Buckingham Palace: The Interiors published by Rizzoli. This rare look into the interior living space of the…

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Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly by Joshua Rivkin

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in December 2018 At the beginning of his painting career, Cy Twombly deviated from the brand of abstraction dominating painting in the 1950’s to form his remarkably distinctive calligraphic markings that became his trademark style. Room-sized canvases in tan, gray and off-white with this distinctive gestural abstraction,…

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Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey comes to the De Young

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in November 2018 In its first exhibition dedicated to the work of Paul Gauguin, Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey explores the work of the artist as it relates to his personal relationships and his search for spirituality. Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin was a key member of the post-Impressionist…

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Painting Is My Everything: Art from India’s Mithila Region

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in October 2018 The Asian Art Museum presents a vibrant, traditional arts movement in Painting is My Everything founded by women of the Mithila region in India. These paintings were originally created with the intention of documenting ritual – religious rituals, household rituals and traditions illustrated with…

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Modernists & Mavericks Bacon, Freud, Hockney & The London Painters by Martin Gayford

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in September 2018 Martin Gayford’s latest book takes on the history of London artists from the end of the Second Word War to the 1970’s. More than just an art history book, Gayford weaves stories about relationships. Artists as friends, as students and teachers, and as participants…

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Maybaum Gallery opens with Formal Dimension: Inaugural Group Exhibition

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in August 2018 After 14 years as a top Bay Area art dealer, Christina Maybaum has opened a new gallery at 49 Geary. The inaugural group exhibition runs through August 31st featuring emerging and mid career painters focusing on painterly and process-driven investigations. The selection of works…

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SF MOMA Presents U.S. Exclusive Retrospective of Photographer Susan Meiselas

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in July 2018 From July 21 through October 21, 2018, SFMOMA brings together the first west coast retrospective of the American photographer Susan Meiselas. Meiselas’ work covers an ambitious range of subjects related to war, human rights, cultural identity and domestic violence. Photo projects from the beginning…

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The Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art at the de Young

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in June 2018 The de Young is presenting a large-scale, traveling survey of Precisionism, the first modern art movement to come out of the United States. During the early 20th century, Precisionism was born out of industrialization. Originating from Cubism and Futurism, primarily European painting movements, Precisionism…

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