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Decorative details by Lockwood de Forest, architectural woodwork by Stanford White, painted friezes by Francis D. Millet and George Yewell, stencil-work by Samuel Colman, embroideries by Candace Wheeler -- the Park Avenue Armory’s Veterans Room is a masterpiece of the…
Posted on Friday, 17 April 2015 15:38
The Clay Studio's 2015 Benefit Auction will be live on Ebay from Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 26th. Proceeds from this auction support the artistic and educational programs of The Clay Studio.  Over 70 exciting craft pieces generously donated…
Posted on Friday, 17 April 2015 15:34
Imelda Marcos, former first lady of the Philippines and the owner of a famously massive shoe collection, turns out to have also briefly been in possession of an early 19th-century Goya canvas. The artwork somehow vanished from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA),…
Posted on Friday, 17 April 2015 10:27
Ending an often testy and sometimes distant 25-year coexistence, the Barnes Foundation will merge with the foundation established by the estate of Violette de Mazia, Albert C. Barnes' longtime colleague. The Violette de Mazia Foundation - whose sole purpose has…
Posted on Friday, 17 April 2015 10:24
ARTINFO has learned that the seller of “The Pointing Man,” the great Alberto Giacometti bronze sculpture that will be offered at Christie’s New York on May 11 with an estimate in the stratospheric region of $130 million, is the reclusive…
Posted on Friday, 17 April 2015 10:16
On May 21, as the star lot of its sale of American Art, Christie’s will offer "Two Puritans" by Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Painted in 1945 at the height of Hopper’s career, "Two Puritans," one of only three canvases by the…
Posted on Friday, 17 April 2015 10:00
Douglas Druick, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, announced today that Chicago attorney Irving Stenn Jr. has given the museum more than 100 drawings from his exceptional collection of seminal works produced in the…
Posted on Friday, 17 April 2015 09:57
Jackson Pollock, the master of Abstract Expressionism, reached an endgame with his groundbreaking drip paintings in 1950, and then experimented with a new technique, akin to drawing, of pouring thinned black enamel onto unprimed cotton duck. “The power of Pollock’s…
Posted on Friday, 17 April 2015 09:52
The Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has acquired what is widely considered to be a masterpiece of 20th century art by Marcel Duchamp. The newly-acquired work of art by Duchamp, “From or by…
Posted on Friday, 17 April 2015 09:46
Revered as the “Dean of American Craftsmen,” Wharton Harris Esherick played a pivotal role in establishing the American Studio Furniture Movement. A visionary in the truest sense, Esherick was the first craftsman to approach furniture as sculpture -- a notion…
Posted on Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:50
The Morgan Library & Museum, which has been without a leader since late last summer, looked West to bring back a longtime New Yorker as its new director, choosing Colin B. Bailey, who has served since 2013 as director of…
Posted on Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:52
There's been an art heist at the Sam Simon Foundation in Malibu, California, and police are hunting for two paintings—one by American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein—worth an estimated $200,000 each, reports the AP. The foundation, which rescues shelter dogs and trains them to…
Posted on Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:48
A $100 million (£68m) trove of Hindu and Buddhist treasures has been recovered during raids on a series of storage lock-ups across New York in the largest antiquities seizure in American history. The 2,622 artifacts are alleged to have been…
Posted on Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:36
Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale achieved its target of $42.0 million on April 14, led by a fancy pink diamond that fetched $5.8 million, the auction house said. The 5.29-carat bauble, of an intense purplish pink hue, sold to a buyer…
Posted on Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:29
A selection of 100 works from the nearly 10,000 acquired during the tenure of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum, Arnold Lehman, is being presented in his honor on the occasion of his retirement in…
Posted on Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:25
Pulitzer Arts Foundation, located in St. Louis, will reopen on May 1 following a major renovation that has transformed the lower level of its Tadao Ando-designed building and nearly doubled its public space. Conceived to enhance the Pulitzer’s curatorial and…
Posted on Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:17
For the past thirty-five years, the AIPAD Photography Show New York has championed the photographic medium as well as the dealers who specialize in the field. Organized by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers’ (AIPAD), the show, which has…
Posted on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:53
The Santa Monica Museum of Art is suspending operations, calling a time out to consider its options for a future away from its longtime but no longer hospitable home at the Bergamot Station art complex. Two current exhibitions that close…
Posted on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 09:11
In another sign of the market’s bubbling strength, Christie’s announced it will offer Alberto Giacometti’s life-size bronze “Pointing Man (L’Homme au Doigt)” from 1947 on May 11 in New York, along with an unpublished estimate in the record-breaking region of…
Posted on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 09:04
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute of Williamstown, Mass., will be unveiling a new loan at 1 p.m. this Friday, April 17: Albert Bierstadt’s “Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast,” recently arrived from the Seattle Art Museum. The famed…
Posted on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 08:56
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