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Point72 Asset Management, the investment firm owned by hedge fund manager/art collector Steve Cohen, has dropped two-thirds of its stock in Sotheby’s. According to a report from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company’s shares dropped from 3.2 million to…
Posted on Thursday, 18 August 2016 14:28
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. is sending its monumental Yayoi Kusama exhibition on a North American tour. The show, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, will make stops at the Seattle Art Museum, the Broad in Los Angeles,…
Posted on Thursday, 18 August 2016 14:27
“Stuart Davis has been called one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century and the best American artist of his generation,” notes exhibition co-organizer and Whitney curator Barbara Haskell. “Faced with the choice early in his career between realism…
Posted on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:52
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has named Lauren Haynes as its new curator of contemporary art. Haynes, who has served as the associate curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem for the past ten years, is an expert…
Posted on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:50
The Harvard Art Museums have launched a digital resource dedicated to the influential Bauhaus School. The online collection grants users access to over 32,000 objects, including textiles, photographs, paintings, and ephemera by the movement’s most notable figures, such as Josef…
Posted on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:49
On September 14, Sotheby’s New York will offer works from one of the world’s most renowned Asian art collections. Assembled by Roy and Marilyn Papp, the collection includes some of the finest Chinese paintings in the United States, many of…
Posted on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:48
The UK’s National Trust, which is responsible for protecting historic houses and gardens and making them accessible to the public, has acquired an important British miniature by Isaac Oliver. The work, which depicts Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury,…
Posted on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 13:47
This year marks the three-hundredth birthday of the oldest high-style, brick merchant’s dwelling in America—the Warner House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Fig. 1). In December 1715, Archibald Macpheadris, a Scots-Irish shipowner and sea captain from Northern Ireland, purchased land on…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 10:45
Actor Alec Baldwin is currently at odds with the New York gallerist Mary Boone. Ten years ago, Baldwin fell in love with a large-scale floral painting by Ross Bleckner. He implored Boone to get the collector who owned the work…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 10:44
Maine’s Portland Museum of Art will unveil a new and improved sculpture park to the public in 2017. The project is being funded by a gift from local businessman David Shaw. Prior to the opening, the institution hopes to add…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 10:43
The Minneapolis Institute of Art is launching a long-term initiative focused on Asian art. The endeavor is being funded by a recent $6 million gift from Alfred P. Gale—the son of the late Richard Gale, a renowned Asian art collector…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 10:42
Recent carbon-dating analysis has revealed that the British Museum’s beloved wooden sculpture of the Pacific god A’a is much older than originally thought. Glasgow’s Scottish Universities Environmental Research Center has determined that the work was created 250 years before the…
Posted on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 10:41
1. This 1960s beauty is awash in original details. All mid-century design lovers dream of living in a beautifully preserved home created by one of the twentieth century’s most revered architects. Well, now’s your chance. Designed in 1969 by William…
Posted on Monday, 15 August 2016 11:17
The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York, will restore a small cottage that once belonged to Modernist pioneers Arthur Dove and Helen Torr. Located in Long Island, the Dove/Torr Cottage was acquired by the museum in 1998. The…
Posted on Monday, 15 August 2016 11:15
A group of Chilean filmmakers have launched a campaign demanding that the British Museum return a statue they say was stolen from Easter Island. The sacred sculpture was removed from the remote island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean a century…
Posted on Monday, 15 August 2016 11:14
The Menil Collection in Houston is showcasing works from a monumental promised gift of Outsider Art in the exhibition As Essential as Dreams: Self-taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither. The bequest, which includes fifty works by…
Posted on Monday, 15 August 2016 11:12
Seattle’s Frye Art Museum announced that Joseph Rosa will step in as its new Director beginning on October 1. Rosa, who previously served as the Director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, will replace Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker. Rosa…
Posted on Monday, 15 August 2016 11:10
David Rago began selling American art pottery in 1972, entered the auction world in 1982 and founded The Rago Arts and Auction Center in 1996. This fall, the auction house enters its third decade in business with a season defined…
Posted on Friday, 12 August 2016 09:16
Penelope Curtis, the former Director of Tate Britain, will organize TEFAF Curated at the upcoming TEFAF Maastricht fair. Now in its third year, the section highlights contemporary works by artists who are new to the show. Curtis, a sculpture curator…
Posted on Friday, 12 August 2016 09:15
A long-lost engraving by the Renaissance master, Albrecht Durer, has been discovered at a French flea market. The work, which dates back 500 years, was snapped up by a retired archaeologist and art collector for a fraction of its value.…
Posted on Friday, 12 August 2016 09:14
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