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One of over 3,000 paintings from a multimillion dollar multi-year art theft conspiracy perpetrated by an inside man at a New York gallery has turned up in Miami after going missing 48 years ago. The Art Recovery Group announced that…
Posted on Friday, 05 February 2016 11:44
The secret buyer for a plaster Picasso bust at the center of a custody battle was named this week in New York federal court documents as Leon D. Black, a billionaire financier and art collector who is co-chairman of the…
Posted on Friday, 05 February 2016 11:39
The Fondation Custodia, housed in Hôtel Turgot in Paris, has become a spot for high-quality exhibitions under the impetus of its director Ger Luijten, in charge since 2010. About 120 exquisite Dutch and Flemish landscape drawings from the 16th to…
Posted on Friday, 05 February 2016 11:34
A new Norman Rosenthal-curated exhibition of works by Andy Warhol from the very personal Hall Collection is on show at the Ashmolean. This exhibition is the latest in a number of Rosenthal-curated shows from the collection to take place at…
Posted on Friday, 05 February 2016 11:30
It seems like there’s always something new to discover in the thousands of pages of notes and drawings left behind by Leonardo da Vinci, whether it’s a sketch for an early refrigerator or an illustration of a viola organista fusing a piano with a stringed instrument.…
Posted on Friday, 05 February 2016 11:20
For the second year in a row, the New York-based interior designer Campion Platt will curate the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show’s Designer Showcase. Using fine art, furniture, and decorative accessories from the fair’s 160-plus international exhibitors, five…
Posted on Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:36
Eric Ian Spoutz, a well-known Michigan art dealer listed as the donor of paintings by American masters to numerous top galleries, was arrested Wednesday in Hollywood on a federal charge of selling forged artworks. According to a federal complaint filed…
Posted on Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:31
Dionne Warwick, Esperanza Spalding and Danny Glover will be among the performers on hand Monday night at a gala concert honoring the restoration of the bell at the First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Va., founded in 1776 by slaves and…
Posted on Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:16
The venerable 28-year-old Tefaf, Maastricht art fair is the latest to shake up the art market calendar by announcing today that it will launch two editions a year in New York, starting this autumn. The European fair, which sells art…
Posted on Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:11
Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini announced on Tuesday the creation of ten autonomous museums and archaeological sites whose directors would be chosen through international competitions. Among the most famous sites is Pompeii's smaller and lesser-known sister city, Herculaneum, also buried…
Posted on Thursday, 04 February 2016 12:06
With Pieter Bruegel, what you see is pretty much what you get. Or that, certainly, has been a large measure of the Flemish painter’s appeal. Rather than the abstruse allegories, delicate nudes and courtly portraits that make up our idea…
Posted on Thursday, 04 February 2016 11:58
More than 400,000 photographs housed at the National Media Museum (NMM) in Bradford, UK, will transfer to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, cementing the V&A’s position as a leading centre for the study of photography. The move will…
Posted on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:16
With art market pundits anticipating a ‘chill' in 2016, Christie's opening salvo was conversely mild, and without too many portents of gloom. But it wasn't on fire either. The sale realised £95.9 million ($138 million), including premium, or just around…
Posted on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:07
When it comes to ancient Egypt, the color most associated with its monuments today would likely be a sandy beige. Egyptologists, however, have long known that many of its buildings were actually covered in vividly colored paintings that brought the stone structures to life.…
Posted on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:03
An ornate Roman fresco has been discovered during archaeological fieldwork for a new office development at 21 Lime Street in London. The fresco, dating from the late 1st Century AD was uncovered 6 metres beneath street level and is one…
Posted on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 11:00
The mystery of what will happen to Picasso’s 1931 plaster bust of his mistress and muse Marie-Thérèse Walter after the Museum of Modern Art’s blockbuster show closes on Sunday has been temporarily resolved. The two parties disputing the sculpture’s ownership…
Posted on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 10:55
1. Dallas Residence by Kirsten Kelli, LLC - Design partners and sisters Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford excel at combining contemporary and classical elements to create livable and aesthetically beautiful spaces tinged with a sense of the unexpected. Case in…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:07
The Louvre signed an historical agreement with Iran on Thursday, January 28, that clears the way for renewed cultural and scientific cooperation with France. The deal, which has not yet been publicly announced, came during a state visit to France…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:57
Doubts have been raised over the authenticity of a Pablo Picasso painting recovered by Turkish undercover police in an elaborate sting operation in Turkey, and presented to the press in Istanbul on Saturday. At the press conference, Turkish authorities triumphantly unveiled…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:49
A priceless treasure trove of Roman and Etruscan antiquities that was acquired by a disgraced British art dealer has been discovered hidden in a repository in Geneva. The antiquities were found hidden inside 45 crates and are believed to have…
Posted on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 10:42
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