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On Thursday, June 23, the International Center for Photography reopened to the public in a new venue designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Manhattan's trendy Nolita neighborhood. The inaugural exhibition, Public, Private, Secret, features 150 works by such luminaries…
Posted on Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:53
The Margaret Esherick House in Philadelphia has been awarded a Citation of Merit by Docomomo US—an organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of the buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the modern movement. The house, which was designed by the…
Posted on Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:51
For the past decade, Rob and Jaap Thalen have been championing the myriad merits of pure silver. Once a ubiquitous material, silver fell by the wayside with the advent of stainless steel and aluminum. Intrigued by the medium's inherent purity,…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:20
California’s Angel City Press recently released the book Los Angeles Central Library: A History of Its Art and Architecture. The tome, which was published a month ahead of the institution's ninetieth anniversary, features photographs detailing the library’s exquisite paintings, sculptures,…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:19
The venerable Biennale des Antiquaires, which will take place in Paris in September, will feature thirty-five works drawn from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.  The non-selling exhibition will feature an array of eighteenth-century objects…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:18
On June 21, Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in London garnered approximately $151.9 million, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $119-143 million. The top lot was Pablo Picasso’s Femme Assise, which netted $63.6 million—the seventh highest sum paid for…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:07
London’s new and improved Tate Modern attracted a record 143,000 visitors during its opening weekend. The institution, which reopened to the public on Friday, June 17, underwent a major renovation and expansion helmed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog &…
Posted on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:06
1. Mickey Drexler unloads another NYC gem. Just last month, we reported that Mickey Drexler was selling his stylish TriBeCa residence. Now, the J. Crew CEO is unloading another stunner in the same neighborhood. The twenty-four-foot-wide, 9,000- square-foot Renaissance-style loft…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:16
Early next year, Sotheby’s will start hosting sales of modern and contemporary African art in London. The new department will be helmed by Hannah O’Leary, who held the same position at Bonhams. Over the past few years, Western interest in…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:13
After four years of deliberation, it has been announced that Barcelona will move forward with plans for a Hermitage museum of its own. Slated to open in 2019, the institution will be designed by the architect  Íñigo Amézola from the…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:12
The New York City Parks Department has announced that the Astor Park Cube will be reinstalled in August. The iconic public sculpture has been in storage for nearly two years as Astor Place has undergone a major redevelopment. The work,…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:11
On Wednesday, June 22, Christie’s New York will auction an assortment of treasures once owned by the late comedienne, Joan Rivers. The collection includes fine jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, Bulgari, Buccellati, and Cartier, as well as…
Posted on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:10
On June 6, the magnificent Ritz Paris reopened following a four-year, $220-million refurbishment. Established in 1898 by the Swiss businessman César Ritz, the legendary hotel is known for its quintessential Parisian elegance and roster of famous guests. Located on the…
Posted on Monday, 20 June 2016 12:38
The U.S. attorney’s office has announced that nine men have been named in a federal indictment relating to a string of jewelry heists. Between August 2015 and April 2016, the men, who were part of an elaborate robbery scheme, made…
Posted on Monday, 20 June 2016 12:37
Two months after the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it would be taking cost-cutting measures to help quell a growing deficit, three of its top employees have stepped down from their posts. The museum’s chief digital officer, senior vice…
Posted on Monday, 20 June 2016 12:36
Nearly fifty years after its conception, Christo’s Floating Piers has opened to the public. Located on Italy’s Lake Iseo, the monumental installation connects the village of Sulzano with nearby islands via a floating walkway wrapped in marigold nylon. Christo is…
Posted on Monday, 20 June 2016 12:35
The Museum of Modern Art’s contemporary offshoot, MoMA PS1, is commemorating its fortieth anniversary with a year-long celebration. The festivities kicked off this past weekend with the launch of two new exhibitions and an open house. Future events include a…
Posted on Monday, 20 June 2016 12:35
Six miles off the coasts of southern New Hampshire and Maine, Appledore is the largest island in the Atlantic archipelago known as the Isles of Shoals. Childe Hassam (1859–1935), the foremost American impressionist of his generation, spent the three decades…
Posted on Friday, 17 June 2016 11:21
The glass collector and scholar, James K. Asselstine, has spent the past nine years restoring the Dorflinger glass factory in northern Pennsylvania. Asselstine has turned the company’s remaining buildings into a museum, which opens to the public on July 2.…
Posted on Friday, 17 June 2016 11:20
Last month, it was revealed that a settlement had been reached in the ongoing tug-of-war between billionaire collector Leon Black and the Qatari royal family over Pablo Picasso’s Bust of a Woman. On Wednesday, June 15, It was disclosed that…
Posted on Friday, 17 June 2016 11:19
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