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The gavel will not come down on the first lot of New York's major fall auctions until Tuesday, but records have already fallen and more are virtually certain once the bidding actually begins. With a global pool of collectors competing…
Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014 10:21
On November 11 and 12, Sotheby’s will offer an unprecedented line-up of celebrity portraits by Andy Warhol during its Contemporary Art sales in New York. Led by a luminous portrait of Elizabeth Taylor titled “Liz #3 (Early Colored Liz),” the…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:00
Amazing discovery. A multi-million dollar restoration project at the Washington Monument in Baltimore reveals a rare find. Marcus Washington was one of the first to see what’s been hidden for a century. For the past ten months, it’s been work…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:32
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced Wednesday that the front portion of its new Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center will open Jan. 14. A new entrance facade will be flanked by an arrival court filled…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:31
The High Museum of Art announced today that Michael E. Shapiro, the Museum’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director since 2000, will leave the position next year, after 15 years as director. Shapiro has been part of the High’s…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:21
The famous Cranach Altar (1555) which is located the Weimarer Stadtkirche, Germany has finally been restored to its former glory. The altar is considered a masterpiece of German Reformation-era art and will be unveiled on October 31st; Reformation Day -…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:15
This city may not have a reputation as being on the cutting edge of the international arts scene, but Melissa Chiu may be about to remedy that in her new role as director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:11
Leading curators have given their preliminary verdict on Okwui Enwzor’s curatorial vision for the 56th Venice Biennale, which opens next spring (9 May-22 November). At a recent press conference, Enwezor, the director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, outlined…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:04
The Milwaukee Art Museum has hired a new curator to oversee its design and decorative arts collection. Monica Obniski will join the staff as the Demmer curator of 20th and 21st century design in January. She will lead the effort…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:56
From ancient cave drawings to Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machines, birds have always played a central role in art and imagination. “For millennia, humans have been fascinated by birds,” says Joanna Marsh, curator of “The Singing and the Silence: Birds…
Posted on Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:53
On Saturday, November 1, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York will present the world premiere of a Joseph Cornell film that was recently discovered in its own collection. Cornell, a celebrated exponent of assemblage, was also an…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 15:59
Sotheby’s ten-day auction of the Collections of Andy Warhol in 1988 dispersed 179 watches the artist had owned. Some have resurfaced over the years and last year a Patek Philippe Ref. 2526 owned by the artist sold at Christie’s New…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:45
Tate Britain is presenting a photography exhibition the result of which is an unique collaboration between the artist Nick Waplington and the acclaimed fashion designer Alexander McQueen. This well timed exhibition will reveal McQueen’s working practice through a selection of…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:35
An exhibition featuring artifacts discovered off the coast of Egypt is set to tour Europe. “Egypt’s Sunken Secrets” is organized by Franck Goddio, the founder of the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology, in association with Egypt’s Ministry of State for…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:26
German painters Gerhard Richter and Georg Baselitz sold works for more than $2 million each, and American artist Mike Kelley’s mixed media that used buttons, beads and shells fetched more than $1 million, as the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain ended…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:11
Eli Broad's new contemporary art museum that is currently rising in downtown Los Angeles will now open some time in fall 2015, organizers said on Tuesday. The museum has experienced delays since construction began in 2012, and an expected 2014…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 10:07
The Ashmolean has acquired a painting by John Constable, RA (1776–1837) which has been accepted by the nation through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme. "Willy Lott’s House from the Stour (The Valley Farm)" was painted in c. 1816–18 and is…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:55
At long last, Art Basel has full ownership of its Hong Kong edition, with parent company MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd. having finally acquired the remaining 40 percent of shares in Asian Art Fairs Limited in Hong Kong. Art Basel's purchase of…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:47
Some 60 jeweled objects from the private collection formed by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in the exhibition "Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection."  The presentation will provide a…
Posted on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 09:43
On Tuesday, October 28, the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation was inaugurated by Prince Albert of Monaco. The opening of the private non-profit institute coincided with the 105th anniversary of the birth of the postwar British artist. Located in Monaco,…
Posted on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 15:31
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