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Beginning on June 21, Los Angeles residents will have a rare chance to enjoy a stunning collection of Outsider Art. The exhibition, titled Broaden Your Vision: Outsider Art 101, which features works by an array of well-known Outsider artists, including…
Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:58
The Bronx Museum of Art has launched a $25 million renovation campaign. The project will involve expanding the institution’s existing building to accommodate its growing number of visitors. The renovation will be helmed by Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean of…
Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:58
Lucinda Barnes, who has served as Chief Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive since 2014, will retire on June 29. Barnes played a pivotal role in the institution's move to its new Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed building, which…
Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:56
The Danforth Art Museum and Studio School has been told that it will have to vacate its Framingham, Massachusetts, building as soon as September 1 after the structure’s boiler failed to pass state inspection. The Danforth, which has occupied the…
Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:55
A six-foot sketch by the English Romantic painter John Constable will lead Christie's 250th Anniversary sale on June 30 in London. The study for a painting in Constable’s Stour Valley series (the finished work hangs in the Huntington Library, Art…
Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016 10:54
1. Executive Residence by John B. Murray Architect This stately residence masterfully combines the best of the past and the present. Grand architectural details, including ornate moldings, gracefully arched doorways, and soaring ceilings, are enhanced by a stunning collection of…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:10
A new Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné by scholar Martin Harrison will be published on June 30. Featuring 584 paintings, many of which reside in private collections, the five-volume tome will provide an unprecedented look at the evolution of Bacon’s work…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:08
Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, has indicted former Morgan Stanley executive and well known energy investor, Morris Zukerman, for failing to pay over $4.5 million in taxes on a number of Old Master…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:07
The Courtauld Institute of Art in London has received a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund—an organization that uses money raised by the country’s National Lottery players to help protect and preserve heritage sites. The $13 million boost will…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:06
On Thursday, May 19, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum nabbed a rare painting by the artist for $3.3 million. The Barns, Lake George, which was offered at Christie’s in New York, depicts a group of structures on the New York property…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:04
1. Rock Hudson’s mid-century retreat offers total seclusion. Between 1951 and 1955, Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson lived in this secluded post-and-beam retreat perched high above Coldwater Canyon in Beverly Hills. Designed around 1950 by Ralph Bowerman, the mid-century gem features…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:32
Six months ago, members of Qatar’s royal family entered into a legal dispute with the billionaire collector Leon Black over Pablo Picasso’s 1931 work Bust of a Woman, which depicts the artist’s mistress and muse, Marie-Therese Walter. While Bloomberg has…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:31
On Wednesday, May 25, Sotheby’s will auction a number of important anti-slavery documents, including a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment—both of which were signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The 13th Amendment being offered is one of…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:29
Christie’s and the British Museum recently teamed up to return a 17th century Safavid bowl to the National Museum of Afghanistan. The ornate tinned-copper vessel was lost during the country’s civil war of the 1990s. In 1994, the piece was…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:28
A painting by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat—two of modern art’s most iconic figures—will be offered for sale on June 7 at Sotheby’s Paris. The work, which is expected to fetch in excess of $1 million, is being offered by…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:26
Mark your calendars—the Palm Beach Show Group has added a brand new event to its ever-expanding roster of art, antiques, and jewelry fairs. The Florida-based company, which organizes a plethora of fairs stretching from coast to coast, including the Palm…
Posted on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:50
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will mount the exhibition On the Verge of Insanity this July. The show will examine Vincent van Gogh’s ongoing mental health issues and how his struggles affected his work. On the Verge of Insanity…
Posted on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:49
On Wednesday, May 18, the Oppenheim Blue Diamond sold for $58.2 million—the highest price ever realized for a jewel at auction. The 14.62-carat stone, which was offered during Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva, was once owned by Sir Philip…
Posted on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:48
The venerable Biennale des Antiquaires, which takes place this September, will feature a special exhibition dedicated to the art of watchmaking. Presented by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie—an organization dedicated to promoting expertise and education in fine watchmaking—The Mastery…
Posted on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:47
The UK has launched a $14.46 million fundraising campaign in hopes of acquiring an important portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. The painting, which is one of three surviving Armada portraits made to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada, is…
Posted on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:46
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