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Madrid's Museo Reina Sofía bought 26 artworks reaching a combined worth of €348,884 at ARCO art fair last week. The total budget spent marks an increase of €144, 259 compared to last year's, when, according to "El Imparcial," the acquisition…
Posted on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:20
An old woman, back bent and teeth buckled, kneels on the floor; beside her lie two vessels and a shallow bowl and spoon. Her gaze is misted and sad, but her eyes meet the viewer’s; in her arms, about to…
Posted on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:15
Work by French artist Henri Matisse will be exhibited at Charlotte’s Bechtler Museum of Modern Art starting Friday. On loan from the Bank of America Collection, “The Art Books of Henri Matisse” includes 80 framed illustrations with text from some…
Posted on Monday, 02 March 2015 11:07
In Spain, police have busted up a group that allegedly created and sold fake works of art to unsuspecting collectors. According to The Associated Press, the brazen gang was trying to pass of works from such easily identifiable masters as…
Posted on Monday, 02 March 2015 10:54
The public will get a look at art from the private collection of some late Texas philanthropists. The exhibit called “The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass” opened Sunday at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Museum…
Posted on Monday, 02 March 2015 10:44
Of all the design arts, those dealing with elaborate gardens are the most ephemeral -- dependent as they are on the changing seasons and the boom-and-bust cycles of the economy. From the Colonial era to present day, New England's great gardens…
Posted on Monday, 02 March 2015 10:36
The curvy Coca-Cola bottle is celebrating its 100th birthday, and an art museum is exploring the origins and influence of a bottle design that's so recognizable, you'd know the brand if you held it in the dark. "The Coca-Cola Bottle:…
Posted on Monday, 02 March 2015 10:28
Pablo Picasso’s 1911 painting "La Coiffeuse" (The Hairdresser) which has been missing for over a decade, has surfaced in the United States. The Cubist canvas was discovered by federal Customs and Border Protection officials in a FedEx shipment heading from…
Posted on Friday, 27 February 2015 12:07
A museum rarely publicizes its doubts about rights to works in its collection—but that’s what Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum is doing in an exhibition that opens Friday. “The Stedelijk Museum in the Second World War” recounts the daring ways in which…
Posted on Friday, 27 February 2015 10:34
In these days of post-studio, post-Internet artistry, of nomadic careers and collaborative cohorts, the artist’s studio can sometimes seem like a thing of the past, a relic from that bygone era before the supposed death of the author and the…
Posted on Friday, 27 February 2015 10:22
Thomas Kren, the associate director for collections at the J. Paul Getty Museum, will retire after more than 35 years, the museum announced Thursday. When Kren leaves the Getty in October, Richard Rand, senior curator of paintings and sculpture at…
Posted on Friday, 27 February 2015 10:17
Following the return of two Benin bronzes looted by British troops in 1897, officials in Nigeria have reiterated their call for the British Museum to relinquish its collection of bronzes and return them to their country of origin, the BBC reported.…
Posted on Friday, 27 February 2015 10:12
The city of Sacramento and the Kings have agreed to commission world-renowned artist Jeff Koons to create a sculpture for outside the new downtown arena. In what is the largest budget for a public art installation in the region’s history,…
Posted on Friday, 27 February 2015 10:06
The Baltimore Museum of Art today announced it recently added René Magritte’s 1967 sculpture "Delusions of Grandeur" to its renowned collection of modern art. This monumental bronze was created by the Belgian artist during the last year of his life…
Posted on Friday, 27 February 2015 10:02
The veteran American artist Alex Katz was inspecting the hang of his new paintings while I looked at them, but I could not ask him any questions. I was dumbstruck. The only thing I could have said to him at…
Posted on Friday, 27 February 2015 09:57
East London’s public sculpture walk -- The Line -- will open on May 23, 2015. Drawing comparisons to New York’s High Line, an elevated linear park dotted with public art projects, The Line will follow the Prime Meridian, linking two…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:48
Curious strollers in early-16th-century Venice might have paused by the shop of the great printer Aldus Manutius only to be scared off by a stern warning posted over the door. “Whoever you are, Aldus asks you again and again what…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:39
Tuesday, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art announced its new executive director, Emily Ballew Neff. Neff replaces Cameron Kitchin, who served in the position for 6 years before leaving for the Cincinnati Art Museum. Previously, Neff was the director and…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:35
Elizabeth Taylor jewels are back in the news. Christie's 2011 sale of the collection of Elizabeth Taylor was a landmark event celebrating the iconic Holllywood star's life with back-to-back auctions of her art, fashion, and jewels. The evening jewels sale…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:31
The granddaughter of one of the world’s leading dealers of Modern and Impressionist art, whose collection was looted by the Nazis, is launching her own gallery on New York’s Upper East Side. Marianne Rosenberg, a long time international finance lawyer,…
Posted on Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:13
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