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The Art of Living

  • 24 October 2014  |  Contemporary Art  |  Video The Maximilian Schell Estate Maximilian Schell was a distinguished actor, director, writer and producer and one of the most successful non-English speaking actors in the history of American cinema. However, his more overlooked yet equally lasting legacy lies in his assemblage of an unparalleled collection of Post-War & Contemporary art.
  • 24 October 2014  |  Contemporary Art  |  Video Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills Widely regarded as one of the most influential and original bodies of work to emerge from the Contemporary art scene, Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills transcend the boundaries of both conceptual art and photography—providing an entirely new avenue of investigations for artists who have since tried to emulate her.
  • 23 October 2014  |  Contemporary Art  |  Video Willem de Kooning’s Clamdigger Willem de Kooning’s Clamdigger is one of the most remarkable works of art to have been produced in the last fifty years and in many ways stands as a highly personal invocation of the spirit of its creator.
  • 21 October 2014  |  Contemporary Art  |  Video The Interview: Jeff Koons On the heels of his blockbuster career retrospective at the Whitney Museum, the artist visited Balloon Monkey (Orange) on view at Christie’s in Rockefeller Plaza, and spoke with Brett Gorvy about the inspiration behind this monumental work.
  • 21 October 2014  |  Contemporary Art  |  Video Franz Kline, In Action A monument to American jazz great Joe “King” Oliver, Kline’s masterpiece captures the vivacious spirit of the 1950s New York jazz scene.