Art Fix Friday: June 1, 2018

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A black-and-white photograph of a light-skinned adult woman holding a newspaper with news about World War II. She wears a coat and her short, curly hair is caught in the wind.

The exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i did not include O’Keeffe’s painting Hibiscus (1939), one of 20 works that O’Keeffe painted while in Hawaii. The painting has since resurfaced, selling for $4.8 million at auction.

The image on the left is a colorful painting of yellow flowers, the image on the right is a black and white photograph of a woman sitting in a dark room underneath a deer skull with large antlers attached to the wall.
Artsy shares news about Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hibiscus; Left: Georgia O’Keeffe, Hibiscus, 1939; Courtesy of Christie’s; right: Yousuf Karsh, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1956; Huxley-Parlour

The New York Botanical Garden planted a “Hawai’ian Paradise Garden” as part of the exhibition chronicling O’Keeffe’s 1939 trip to Hawaii to create art for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company.

Front-Page Femmes

Of the top 100 artists whose works sold for the highest amounts at auction in 2017, only 13 were women. Yayoi Kusama was the only living woman artist in the top 50 artists.

A bronze sculpture of a person sitting on the floor hunched over. The sculpture has a green tone and a worn-in patina. The spine and ribcage are very accentuated, highlighting the thinness of the person.
Camille Claudel’s Torso of a Crouching Woman

The J. Paul Getty Museum acquired two French bronzes: Camille Claudel’s Torso of a Crouching Woman and Auguste Rodin’s Bust of John the Baptist.

Sherrie Silver, the choreographer behind Childish Gambino’s dance in “This is America,” says her goal is to “take Afro dance and Afro culture to the world and then take the world to Africa.”

“Films directed by women constituted only 3% of all the screenings that occurred around the world,” writes the Guardian.

Barbara Kasten reflects on the significance of her 1970s cyanotypes in an art21 video profile.

Journalist Masih Alinejad discusses her new memoir and her campaign against a law requiring that Iranian women and girls to cover their heads and necks with a hijab.

PAPER Magazine explores Lorna Simpson’s enduring influence and her work exploring the intersection of race and gender identity.
Mimi Cherono Ng’ok describes her best photograph.

Artsy delves into the history of women photographers in Victorian England.

A black and white photo of a woman painting a large canvas in a wooden frame. The woman has a light skin tone, black hair in a bun, and wears a colorful, long dress with floral prints. The painting is of a group of people and abstract figures sat by a table. The person in the middle resembles the woman's appearance.
The Art Newspaper discusses Frida Kahlo

The search for Frida Kahlo’s long-lost painting La Mesa Herida (The Wounded Table) has been revived in Mexico.

Taryn Simon’s new performance and installation at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass Moca) will involve plunging museum visitors into icy water.

The Brooklyn Museum recently acquired 96 works by women in conjunction with its program A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism.

National Geographic spotlights several women artists’ self-portraits and how their works sparked meaningful dialogue.

Hyperallergic interviews Amy Sherald about her solo show

Shows We Want to See

Amy Sherald’s solo show at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is on view through August 19. In an interview with Hyperallergic, Sherald reflects on her work and says, “…it’s nice to come into a space and see yourself expressed gently and just being able to sit with that.”

Carissa Rodriguez: The Maid presents two video works and a series of photo-based works, on view at MIT List Visual Arts Center in Massachusetts.

Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec will feature more than 50 paintings. The exhibition includes a painting by Morisot from NMWA’s collection.

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