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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has launched an online gallery that allows web visitors to explore the submissions received for Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition.The Guggenheim hopes to construct the new museum in Helsinki’s South Harbor area,…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 16:03
Frans Verbeeck's "The Mocking of Human Follies" (c.1560) was sold at auction last night in Vienna for a staggering £2.3 million. The sum is an all-time record for the artist. It also marks one of the highest selling prices ever…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:30
Damien Hirst’s formaldehyde fish and Piero Manzoni’s white canvas were among the top purchases during Frieze Week in London as the auction houses sold 231.2 million pounds ($373 million) of art. As the biggest week-long concentration of art events in…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:26
The Louvre has commissioned Zeng Fanzhi to create a new work taking Eugène Delacroix's masterpiece "Liberty Leading the People" (1830) as inspiration. The resulting painting, entitled "From 1830 to Now, No. 4," now sits next to Delacroix's original at the Louvre, creating a compelling…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:22
The program for the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale was revealed today by its curator, Okwui Enwezor, and Paolo Baratta, the organization’s president, at a conference at the Biennale headquarters at Ca’ Giustinian. Enwezor, a curator, writer, critic and…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:13
A bicorne that belonged to Napoléon I will be the star lot at a two-day auction of Napoleon memorabilia from the collection of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. The black felt hat with two horizontal points has become emblematic of…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:06
Douglas Hyland, who has led the New Britain Museum of American Art through two major expansions, tripled its collections and more than doubled its endowment, will retire as the museum's director after its new addition is complete next fall.Hyland, 65,…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:00
In a formal ceremony that witnessed the performance of a creation of a unique work by artist Qin Feng, Christie’s officially opened their new exhibition space and office in Shanghai at the historic Ampire Building, near the Bund. “When James…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:56
The man who runs London's Tate Modern - an art gallery in a former power station that looms over the River Thames - was named on Thursday the most powerful figure in the world of contemporary art. Nicholas Serota has…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:50
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has elected four new members to its board of trustees, the latest sign of growing confidence in the museum under new director Philippe Vergne. Prominent L.A. artist Mark Bradford is among the…
Posted on Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:45
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, a vibrant modern and contemporary art museum in Buffalo, New York, is gearing up for its first expansion in over fifty years. Earlier this month, the 152-year-old institution announced that it will hold a series of…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:19
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has cleared its biggest remaining hurdle to secure its art collection. Last week, the city of Detroit reached a settlement with its largest holdout creditor, the Financial Guaranty Insurance Company (FGIC). As Detroit’s 16-month-long…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:12
“Widows are all much in demand,” sings the titular character in an English-language translation of The Merry Widow. “And if the poor things should be rich / Then there’s no end to the suitors at hand!” And with so many…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:04
A significant collection of works, never before on the market, by Man Ray will be offered at Sotheby's, Paris on 15 November. This will be the very last opportunity to acquire works by Man Ray coming directly from the studio…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:56
The Swiss photographer René Burri, celebrated for his portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso, died on Monday in Zurich aged 81, the Magnum Photo agency said. Burri, who lived between Zurich and Paris, had been suffering from a long…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:36
On Monday night, non-profit organization Americans for the Arts held its annual fundraising gala in the Cipriani ballroom across from New York’s Grand Central Station. The black tie affair brought together a blue chip who’s who including RoseLee Goldberg, Agnes…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:27
Bonhams is set to auction a rare pair of Brescian flintlock holster pistols, circa 1660–70, on November 26. The pistols, which will be sold in the antique arms and armor sale in Knightsbridge, London, are estimated to sell for £60,000–80,000…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:15
On the final leg of its Smithsonian-organized, cross-country tour, Annie Leibovitz’s “Pilgrimage” exhibition will land at the New-York Historical Society from November 21 through February 22, 2015. While Leibovitz may be best known as a portraitist to the stars, this…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:06
The tenth edition of Master Drawings in New York January 24 – February 1, 2015 promises to be the best ever. More than thirty of the world’s leading dealers are coming to New York City to offer for sale master…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:02
The distinguished San Francisco Fall Antiques Show (SFFAS) will kick off its 33rd iteration with a preview gala on Wednesday, October 22. The event will give collectors, enthusiasts, and SFFAS supporters exclusive access to the show’s remarkable offerings before it…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:23
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