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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
Sotheby’s  “Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels” in Geneva will offer jewels with sought-after royal provenance along with other impressive gems such as a Kashmir sapphire weighing 27.54 carats (Est. $3.0-6.0 million) and the 8.62-carat “Graff Ruby” (Est. $6.8‑9.0 million), as…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:36
A painting of the French king Henri III (1551-89) that disappeared from the Louvre during the Second World War turned up at a Paris auction last week. The work was found by a curator at the Château de Blois thanks…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:28
Though he died at age 27 in 1988, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat remains among the brightest of American art stars. For a short time, he was a street artist in New York's burgeoning 1970s graffiti scene. His tag, SAMO, became a…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:20
The Smithsonian Institution said on Monday that it planned to raise $1.5 billion by 2017 in its first institution-wide fundraising campaign and had already raised more than $1 billion of that sum from private individuals, foundations, corporations and other donors.…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:57
In photographic wanderings around New York City, Paul Strand sometimes used a fake lens so his subjects wouldn’t know their pictures were being taken. Partly by this means, he brought greater spontaneity and realism into the photographer’s worldview circa World…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:50
The Vancouver Art Gallery is launching a new initiative focused on Asian art, including a senior curatorial position and an international advisory council. As part of the Institute of Asian Art, the gallery will also dedicate permanent space to Asian…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:43
When he became Prime Minister in 1997 – when he was still young, fresh-faced and even idealistic – Tony Blair named William Morris as one of his three political heroes. The choice was admirable enough, though one wonders if Blair…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:37
Nothing could be more tranquil than the woman in a shimmering painting by Claude Monet, forecast to set a new record for a portrait by the artist. He captured Alice Hoschedé relaxing in a shady corner of his sunny French…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:22
A Renaissance silver-gilt and enamel salt cellar, bequeathed by collector Michael Wellby to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, has been identified as Nazi loot. It will thus be returned to the descendants of its pre-WWII owner. The intricate piece is…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:09
A painting from Cy Twombly’s celebrated “blackboard” series could set a record for the artist at auction. “Untitled” (1970) is expected to fetch between $35 million and $55 million on November 12 at Christie’s in New York. Before being offered…
Posted on Monday, 20 October 2014 16:17
When Christie's auctioned off Edgar Degas' “Danseuses” for nearly $11 million in 2009, the catalog noted that the masterpiece was being sold as part of a restitution agreement with the “heirs of Ludwig and Margret Kainer,” German Jews whose vast…
Posted on Monday, 20 October 2014 14:07
In mid-september the German casino conglomerate Westspiel announced their plan to sell "Triple Elvis"(1963) and "Four Marlons" (1966) at Christie’s, New York in November. The paintings are expected to fetch over €100 million or £80 million. A petition has since…
Posted on Monday, 20 October 2014 13:59
A window on the private world of China’s Ming and Qing emperors opens october 18, when some 200 works — portraits, costumes, and palace furnishings such as bronzes, lacquerware, and jade—drawn from the holdings of the Palace Museum in Beijing…
Posted on Monday, 20 October 2014 13:47
It keeps no permanent collection, and its exhibition focus is on new artwork. But the past is ever-present at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. In fact, an old hand-drawn map of the site, dating to when this sprawling campus…
Posted on Monday, 20 October 2014 13:42
Transcendence comes cheap and easy at "Matisse and Friends," the new exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, and, for most of us, that's a terrific help. We're all busy, no? The show has just 14 paintings, and you can tour…
Posted on Monday, 20 October 2014 13:34
Philippe Vergne, the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, has started talking to Frank Gehry about the possibility of renovating the museum’s Geffen Contemporary branch downtown. The US architect oversaw the initial conversion of warehouses in the…
Posted on Monday, 20 October 2014 13:27
An early portrait by Pablo Picasso recently rediscovered in Sweden will go up for auction at Stockholms Auktionsverk this week. "Portrait d’homme, Dionís Renart" was painted in 1899 when the artist was just 18 years old. It depicts his good…
Posted on Monday, 20 October 2014 13:21
A man was arrested early Sunday at the Whitney Museum of American Art after he spray-painted graffiti on a blank wall at the Jeff Koons retrospective during a 36-hour event to close the popular exhibit. The man, Christopher Johnson, 33,…
Posted on Monday, 20 October 2014 13:14
London’s Battersea Power Station, a decommissioned coal-fired power station and celebrated landmark, is in the midst of a major redevelopment. The structure, which is the largest brick building in Europe, has remained largely unused since it stopped generating electricity in…
Posted on Friday, 17 October 2014 10:15
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