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Rita REIF

4 articles

EXHIBITION

Matisse/Gaudí: Ecclesiastical Designs

PUBLISHED

11 December 1976

Matisse, Gaudi Church Works At Modern Art

By Rita REIF

In their time, Henri Matisse and Antoni Gaudi proved dramatically that the architecture, stained-glass windows, pews and vestments of the Roman Catholic Church could be updated without violating ancient church traditions.

New York Times • page 13 • 809 words

EXHIBITION

British Drawings

PUBLISHED

13 May 1977

Antiques; Connecticut's Antiques And Its Fakes

By Rita REIF

ARE THE CARVED sunflowers on early New England chests actually variations of the Tudor rose? Indeed, how British are the American chairs, chests, tablewares, gravestones and stitchery that survive from the Colonial period?

New York Times • page 71 • 1,187 words

EXHIBITION

Drawings Acquisitions

PUBLISHED

26 December 1986

AUCTIONS

By Rita REIF

A NINE-YEAR worldwide study of photography auctions - one of the newest and most volatile areas of the art-auction market - has produced a highly sophisticated reference work that is expected to have repercussions in other areas of art research. Bhupendra Karia's ''Artronix Index: Photographs at Auction,'' published last month by Artronix Data Corporation, 9 East 96th Street, documents, according to Mr. Karia, each of the 264 photography auctions held in a score of houses throughout the world between 1952 and 1984. He chose 1952, he said, because it was the year Swann Galleries in New York held this country's first postwar auction of photography - from the estate of Albert C. Marshall, a Rhode Island industrialist. Mr. Karia is completing a second volume, which will cover 1985 and 1986; it will be issued in March 1987, he said. Distribution for both works is being handled by the photography dealer Daniel Wolf, 30 West 57th Street. The first volume costs $2,500; the second volume will be $700, Mr. Karia said.

New York Times • Arts • page 36 • 823 words

EXHIBITION

The Drawings of Roy Lichtenstein

PUBLISHED

1 May 1987

AUCTIONS

By Rita REIF

LEAD: HUGH M. HEFNER is selling two major Abstract Expressionist paintings -Willem de Kooning's ''Woman'' from 1953 and Jackson Pollock's ''Number 26, 1950,'' a large drip painting from the artist's most prolific period - in a contemporary-art sale at 7 P.M. Monday at Sotheby's, York Avenue at 72d Street.

New York Times • Arts • page 24 • 1,151 words