WAR IS NOT PRETTY IN PINK

The Stunning Beauty and Devastating Conflict in The Enclave

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THE EXHIBITIONThe Portland Art Museum is honored and thrilled to be the first U.S. museum to present Richard Mosse’s powerful video and photo installation The Enclave (2013).The exhibition explores the intersection between contemporary art and photojournalism as it documents aspects of the ongoing conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This humanitarian disaster—in which 5.4 ...   More
 
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New York Times Says Elaine Wynn Bought the $142.4 Million Dollar Francis Bacon Painting Hanging in Portland

Piece cites art world insiders as source.

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Apparently what's bought in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas. Elaine Wynn, ex-wife of Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn, was named by the New York Times as the buyer of the $142.4 million Francis Bacon painting, Three Studies of Lucian Freud, currently on display at the Portland Art Museum.Steve Wynn had been suspected early of being the owner of the painting. He denied these rumors explicitly. ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Shaking Out The Bacon

The world’s most expensive publicly auctioned painting arrived in Portland on Dec. 20. But who owns it?


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The most famous Pacific Northwest mysteries have often involved serial killers. But our city’s current whodunit is about something we’re much less known for: a great deal of money. Three Stu   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Contemporary Northwest Art Awards

Four states, one giant room.


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Over the spring and summer, I went on art-related trips to New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and in none of those cities did I encounter a museum show that breathed as expansively as the    More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 RICHARD SPEER

Seattle sculptor John Grade wins Contemporary Northwest Art Awards

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Seattle-based sculptor and conceptual artist John Grade took home the $10,000 Arlene Schnitzer Prize at the culmination of the opening ceremonies for Portland Art Museum’s second Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. PAM executive director Brian Ferriso announced the award to a packed crowd in PAM’s sunken ballrom shortly after 7:30 pm on Saturday, June 18.  Arlene Schnitzer herself was to have ...   More
 
Monday, June 20, 2011 RICHARD SPEER

Portland Art Museum Adds Meditation to Disquieted Exhibit


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"Baby Pink Painting with Three Girls" by Su-en Wong 2000 Get worked up, then get a grip by getting down with your Zen self. That is the idea behind Portland Art Museum's Meditation Week, purposefully set to coincide with the gallery's upcoming Disquieted exhibition, an evocative collection of contemporary artists' response to the more unsettling aspects of modern life. Unguided and semi-guided ...   More
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010 NATALIE BAKER

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