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Margaret Garrett: Tuning Fields 300We are very pleased to announce that a work from Margaret Garrett's Tuning Fields series has been acquired by Guild Hall for the museum's permanent collection...

To be a celebrity, one must risk becoming a victim of fickleness. To be Iconic, well, that’s another story. Iconicism is arrived at by transcending a generation, history, nearly everything. Dare I say people will still want to make love to Marilyn Monroe’s image one-hundred years from now? What about in fifty-score years?

Seeking to expand further into novel, groundbreaking areas of contemporary art, the National Portrait Gallery had high hopes for David Datuna’s multi-dimensional work Viewpoint of Billions: Portrait of America. What they may not have anticipated was that Viewpoint of Billions would draw a crush of thousands.

"Margaret Garrett’s richly colored abstract paintings brim with small lines that appear to flutter like birds’ wings. A dancer before she turned to art, Garrett paints with a grace that captures the...

"The longer I gazed in particular at [Margaret Garrett's] many pieces that are steeped in shades of blue, the more I was brought back to the images from a favorite film, Jazz on a Summer’s Day, the 1960 documentary juxtaposing performances from the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival with scenes of the that year’s America’s Cup yacht races.

Margaret Garrett’s lyrical, large-scale abstractions will debut in her first solo exhibition, MARGARET GARRETT: Tuning Fields at New York’s Birnam Wood Galleries in January 2014.
 

Famous works by Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso will be on display, as in previous years. But a new social experience has been added to the calendar this year: Google Glass, Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses, has teamed up with New York-based artist David Datuna for his series "Viewpoint of Billions." Visitors can try on the...