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Sotheby’s Vision of America

This January, Sotheby’s has announced Visions of America, a celebration of American craftsmanship and culture filled with auctions, events, and experiences. Spanning three floors of gallery space at its New York headquarters, Visions of America presents “unparalleled examples of American art and objects spanning the 17th century to today”. The auctions include a diverse array of superlative fine art, furniture, fashion, decorative arts, folk art, historic maps, books, whiskey, manuscripts, and more. Thom Browne, the...

American Whiskey – A Global Renaissance

By Joe Wilson, Head Curator and Spirits Specialist at Whisky Auctioneer. Part of the world-renowned Schulhof Collection, there is a Carl Andre sculpture titled The Way West displayed in the quieter wing of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. Constructed solely from two uncarved blocks of American cedar wood, the piece is perhaps the most challenging for the museum’s often casual visitor and exists at the very limit of tolerance for many in overheard discussions...

American Contemporary Artist Joshua Hagler Brings Chimera Show to London

This July, Unit London presents Chimera, an exhibition of new, large-scale oil paintings by American contemporary artist Joshua Hagler. In his latest body of work Hagler addresses a range of contemporary societal issues, drawing in part from his experience growing up in Middle America throughout the Eighties and Nineties. This informed his preoccupation with topics such as evangelical religion, conflict and fading dichotomies such as right wing/left wing, hero/villain and good/evil. In his paintings Hagler...

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