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Idea Generation Gallery hosts Storm Thorgerson One of the Great Album Artists

Pink Floyd The Division Bell 1994. Design by Storm Thorgerson & Keith Breeden © Pink Floyd.

LONDON.- Idea Generation Gallery presents a
exhibition uncovering some of the events, exstallations, sculptures,
drawings, and ideas behind Storm Thorgerson’s 40 year career as one of
pioneers of original commercial design. The retrospective is not only an

exhibition of his most celebrated covers but also offers a unique
insight into
the otherworldly and incongruous work Storm is carrying out today. On
2 April through 2 May, 2010.

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Wayne Thiebaud ~ Seventy Years of Painting at the San Jose Museum of Art

Wayne Thiebaud - "Watermelon Slices" 1961 (detail) - Oil on canvas. Private Collection - © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York

SAN JOSE, CA.- The San Jose Museum of Art presents
“Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting,” a survey of more than one hundred twenty
drawn from the oeuvre of the celebrated painter.
Thiebaud is best known for his vibrantly colored paintings of bakeries and
delicatessens and has also specialized in Northern California landscapes, San
Francisco cityscapes, and colorful beach scenes. A variety of these paintings
will be on display along with prominent drawings and rarely seen figurative
works spanning his career. On view February 16, 2010 through July
4, 2010.

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Knopf Publishes “Painting Below Zero” by Pop Artist James Rosenquist

US artist James Rosenquist stands in front of his art work 'Brazil' at the art museum in Wolfsburg, Germany. / Photo: EPA/Wolfgang Weihs

From James Rosenquist, one of our most iconic pop
artists—along with Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy
Lichtenstein—comes this candid and fascinating memoir. Unlike these artists,
Rosenquist often works in three-dimensional forms, with highly dramatic shifts
in scale
and a far more complex palette, including grisaille
and Day-Glo colors.
A skilled traditional painter, he avoided the
stencils and silk screens of Warhol and Lichtenstein. His vast canvases full of
brilliant, surreally juxtaposed images would influence both many of his
contemporaries and younger generations, as well as revolutionize
twentieth-century painting.

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“A” is for Aivazovsky as Bonhams Russian Sale Boasts a Cyrillic Who’s Who

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (Russian, 1817-1900) - The morning catch - signed in Cyrillic and dated '1870' (lower right) oil on canvas 71.5 x 88.5cm (28 1/8 x 34 13/16in).  / Sold for £378,400 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

LONDON.- On 30th November at Bonhams New Bond
Street hosted the sale of Russian Art, featuring the eminent names of both
Aivazovsky and Fabergé. The first painting by Aivazovsky, whose career spanned
almost the entire 19th century, is named “The Morning Catch”.
It is
signed in Cyrillic and dated ‘1870’ (lower right) and further signed in Latin
and dated ‘1870’ (lower left). The exceptional seascape oil painting is expected
to fetch between £150,000 and £250,000 for the much sought-after artist. Sold for
£378,400 inclusive of Buyer’s Premium