September, 2018
Pop Erotica and 8 Centuries of Fantasy: NYC’s Fall Gallery Season Is Its Best in Years

Let’s start with the one show you absolutely shouldn’t miss. Art just doesn’t get any better than what’s on view in Chelsea at David Zwirner’s “Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art” (through Oct 27), an exhibition that brings together three floors of psychologically charged artwork from historical giants such as Titian, Hieronymous Bosch and Francisco de Goya to contemporary masters like Louise Bourgeois and Sherrie Levine. It’s hard to overstate the sheer ambition and impressiveness of the 800 years’ worth of work curator Nicholas Hall brought together—much of which has been borrowed from museums and private collections. (In fact, it’s so impressive, I overheard a collector in Chelsea gossiping that the gallery had borrowed works from the Louvre—a rumor dismissed as untrue by a press representative from Zwirner.)

September, 2018
Roberta Smith, Luke Syson, ARTnews on Endless Enigma

“‘The Four Elements’ not playing nice. Painted by the short-lived Louis Finson (1580-1617) in 1611. In ‘Endless Engima: Eight Centuries if Fantastic Art’ at Zwirner on W 20. Definitely worth your while.”

- Roberta Smith, Co-Chief Art Critic, New York Times

 

 

“Something satisfyingly peculiar is afoot on West 20th Street: eight centuries of fantastic art tumbled together in ways that make the strange even stranger… These are works of art caught up in their own imaginations. And when they speak up, they have something of the quality the ramblings and shoutings of a madman on a street corner, or of dreams mistily recounted by someone sharing your pillow… There’s a muttered cacophony going on here. It’s enjoyable but disturbing, like an eighteenth-century visit to Bedlam.”

- Luke Syson, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

“Nicholas Hall curator of ‘Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art’ earlier today at Zwirner, standing next to one of the standout pieces in that show… ‘The last time [Wallace Putnam's Mask of the Traveler] appeared in public was in the 1936 MoMA exhibition ‘Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism’” 

- ARTnews Magazine

September, 2018
Blouin Artinfo: Top Art Shows in New York this Week: Carmen Herrera to Mark Wallinger

The exhibition draws from Alfred H. Barr Jr.’s 1936 show at The Museum of Modern Art, New York’s “Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism.” This show not only introduced America to these art movements but also placed them in a historical and cultural context by placing them with artists from earlier centuries. On view are works drawn from international museum and private collections and features more than 130 works from the 12th century till today. “The exhibition provides a unique opportunity to examine affinities in intention and imagery between works executed across a broad span of time,’’ the gallery says. The show is organized into six themes—Monsters & Demons, Dreams & Temptation, Fragmented Body, Unconscious Gesture, Super Nature, and Sense of Place.

September, 2018
Time Out New York: “Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art”

You don’t get more museum quality than this show, drawn from international collections, which explores artistic treatments of dreams, the subconscious and the fantastical from the 12th century to the present. Contributions by a hit list of art-historical heavyweights—Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Hieronymus Bosch, Goya, Ensor, Picasso, Duchamp—are joined by works from contemporary artists such as Sherrie Levine, Luc Tuymans and Lisa Yuskavage.

July, 2018
Artsy: 中国美术馆的未来,首届“美术馆2050”研讨会的三个亮点

今年6月,以“展望新的制度模式:本世纪中叶的中国文化景观”为主题的首届美术馆2050研讨会在上海龙美术馆举行。在研讨会上,来自世界各地的演讲人聚集在一起讨论艺术机构快速发展的形势。此外,还关注一直被忽略的美术馆组织结构及管理的问题。虽然在讨论众多宽泛的问题时很难有明确的答案,但我们可以从研讨会中总结出三点精华来进行分享。

December, 2017
The Telegraph: The Leonardo effect: Old Masters are back en vogue with a record Joseph Wright sale the latest high spot

There has been some discussion in the past few weeks as to whether the $450 million (£336 million) paid for Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ might have a tonic effect on the wider Old Master market which had been in danger of slipping from view.

November, 2017
Sky News Tonight With Dermot Murnaghan

A recently salvaged and restored Leonardo da Vinci painting has sold or a record-breaking $450.3 million at Christie's New York. Nicholas Hall interviewed by Dermot Murnaghan on Sky News Tonight With Dermot Murnaghan on November 16, 2017.

November, 2017
Associated Press: Lost Leonardo painting had tangled path to $450 million sale

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a dozen years ago, a worn, touched-up, old painting of Christ went for less than $10,000 (8,450 euros) at an estate sale. On Wednesday, it was auctioned for a record-breaking $450 million (380 million euros) as a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci dubbed “the Last da Vinci” or the “male Mona Lisa.” Years of painstaking cleaning and study led scholars to authenticate it as Leonardo’s roughly 500-year-old “Salvator Mundi,” Latin for “Savior of the World.” But some experts are stunned at the jaw-dropping price for a painting with a patchy history and heavy restoration.

November, 2017
The New York Times: Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs (Print)

After 19 minutes of dueling, with four bidders on the telephone and one in the room, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold on Wednesday night for $450.3 million with fees, shattering the high for any work of art sold at auction. 

November, 2017
The New York Times: Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs (Online)

After 19 minutes of dueling, with four bidders on the telephone and one in the room, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold on Wednesday night for $450.3 million with fees, shattering the high for any work of art sold at auction. 

October, 2017
ARTFIXdaily: AN AUTUMNAL GALLERY CRAWL FOR ART AFICIONADOS: OCTOBER ART WEEK OPENS WITH 19 GALLERY OPEN HOUSES

Building on its huge success from last year, the second iteration of October Art Week will kick off on October 26, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a round of convivial Upper East Side gallery open-houses – organized to coincide with TEFAF New York and Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions. Nineteen of the world’s most noted fine and decorative art dealers will add to the week’s electricity by curating and hosting special exhibitions—all within strolling distance of one another.

October, 2017
ArtDaily: AN AUTUMNAL GALLERY CRAWL FOR ART AFICIONADOS: OCTOBER ART WEEK

Building on its huge success from last year, the second iteration of October Art Week will kick off on October 26, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a round of convivial Upper East Side gallery open-houses – organized to coincide with TEFAF New York and Christie’s Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions. Nineteen of the world’s most noted fine and decorative art dealers will add to the week’s electricity by curating and hosting special exhibitions—all within strolling distance of one another. 

October, 2017
Artnet News: EDITOR'S PICKS: 17 THINGS TO SEE IN NEW YORK THIS WEEK

Your weekly editors' picks.

October, 2017
Press Release: NICHOLAS HALL TO PRESENT FIRST EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO PAINTINGS BY CARLO MARATTI

Nicholas Hall is delighted to announce the exhibition Paintings by Carlo Maratti, opening on October 26, 2017 to coincide with TEFAF New York.  

September, 2017
The Art Newspaper (Print): DEALERS MIX MODERN FURNITURE WITH OLD MASTERS IN NEW YORK

The New York-based Old Masters dealer Nicholas Hall, who previously served as the international chairman of Christie’s Old Masters and 19th-century department, is now collaborating with the Parisian mid-century design gallerist François Laffanour. The pair are showing Modern furniture alongside European Master paintings and sculpture in the top two floors of a townhouse just step away from the Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

July, 2017
The Art Newspaper (Online): DEALERS MIX MODERN FURNITURE WITH OLD MASTERS IN NEW YORK

The New York-based Old Masters dealer Nicholas Hall, who previously served as the international chairman of Christie’s Old Masters and 19th-century department, is now collaborating with the Parisian mid-century design gallerist François Laffanour. The pair are showing Modern furniture alongside European Master paintings and sculpture in the top two floors of a townhouse just step away from the Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. 

June, 2017
Press Release: NICHOLAS HALL RETURNS TO THE UPPER EAST SIDE WITH NEW GALLERY SPACE

We are pleased to announce the opening of Nicholas Hall, a private gallery and art advisory firm focused on European Masters. Based in two floors of 17 East 76th Street, we offer for sale a curated selection of paintings, drawings and sculpture. We also provide a broad range of art advisory services, among them valuations, as well as buying and selling through auction and private channels. 

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