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1. Central Park West Family Home by Amy Lau Design. This bright and bubbly family home puts a fresh spin on mid-century style. While the residence does feature classic modern furnishings, including an Eero Saarinen Tulip dining set, designer Amy…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:36
The film studio, Whydah Productions, has announced that it will begin working on a film about the heist that took place at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts in 1972. While the thieves made off with works by Paul Gauguin,…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:35
It was recently revealed that Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, quietly sold off a painting by the early American Modernist, Florine Stettheimer, as well as a work by the celebrated illustrator, Rockwell Kent, several years ago. The works were part…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:34
Peter Ballantine, the leading Donald Judd expert who worked with the Minimalist artist from 1969 until his death in 1994, has launched the Judd-Hume Prize. Named for Ballantine’s former collaborator and the eighteenth century Scottish philosopher, David Hume, the annual…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:32
Two tourists who decided to beat the heat by taking a dip in Rome’s Trevi Fountain have been ordered to pay a $500 fine. Designed by the Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci, the Trevi Fountain dates…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:31
1. This restored Eichler masterpiece sits on the shores of Marin’s Belvedere Lagoon. During the mid-twentieth century, the visionary Modernist architect, Joseph Eichler, populated northern California with his crisp, clean homes. Built in 1964, this five bedroom, 3,290-square-foot gem is…
Posted on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:05
On December 9, 2016, over 100 works from Versailles will go on view at the National Gallery of Australia. The exhibition will be the largest loan show from the famed institution’s collection ever organized outside of France. Versailles: Treasures from…
Posted on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:03
Fritz Koenig’s Sphere for Plaza Fountain will be relocated to Liberty Park at the National September 11 Memorial plaza in New York. The work was installed in front of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in 1971 and was badly…
Posted on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:02
The Currier Museum of Art has named Alan Chong as its new Director and CEO. Chong, who succeeds Susan Strickler, who retired last month, served as a curator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston between 1999 and 2010…
Posted on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:02
The socialite and philanthropist, Diane “Dede” Wilsey, is stepping down from her post as President of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which includes the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor. In October, the de Young Museum’s…
Posted on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:01
If you follow the Palm Beach Show Group, you may have noticed that the Florida-based production company responsible for some of the country’s finest art, antiques, and jewelry fairs, has a knack for staying ahead of the curve. For instance,…
Posted on Monday, 25 July 2016 11:09
A nineteenth-century painting by the French artist Paul Delaroche surfaced on the BBC television program, Fake or Fortune. The work was acquired by the collector and dealer, Neil Wilson, in 1989 at Christie’s, but at the time, was unsigned and…
Posted on Monday, 25 July 2016 11:07
The Detroit Institute of Arts announced that it will launch a three-year initiative dedicated to increasing the number of African American artists represented within its collection. The multi-million dollar project kicked off with the acquisition of a sculpture by the…
Posted on Monday, 25 July 2016 11:06
Albert Bierstadt’s Scenery in the Grand Tetons will appear on a commemorative postage stamp that is part of a series celebrating the United States’ National Park system. The painting is currently on view at the New Bedford Art Museum in…
Posted on Monday, 25 July 2016 11:05
Louvre-Lens—the Louvre’s outpost in northern France—is restoring a long-lost painting by the French artist, Charles Le Brun. The work, Christ in the Garden of Olives, once belonged to Louis XVI—a major proponent of Le Brun. The painting disappeared after the…
Posted on Monday, 25 July 2016 11:04
1. Central Park West Family Home by Amy Lau Design—This bright and bubbly family home puts a fresh spin on mid-century style. While the residence does feature classic modern furnishings, including an Eero Saarinen Tulip dining set, designer Amy Lau…
Posted on Friday, 22 July 2016 11:27
A permanent installation by the California-based artist, Robert Irwin, will open at the Chinati Foundation—the art complex established by the late Minimalist artist Donald Judd in Marfa, Texas—on Saturday, July 23. The work—a structure that explores light and space—is the…
Posted on Friday, 22 July 2016 11:26
Swiss officials have seized two works by Claude Monet and a painting by Vincent van Gogh at the request of the United States government. The masterpieces are tied up in an investigation involving the Malaysian economic development fund, 1Malaysia Development…
Posted on Friday, 22 July 2016 11:25
Jane Fonda will auction a number of her prized possessions this fall at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. The collection includes jewelry, decorative objects, and fine art, including a vibrant portrait of Fonda by Andy Warhol that is expected to…
Posted on Friday, 22 July 2016 11:22
Monumental Impressionist and modern artworks from the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., are currently on view at the CaixaForum museum in Madrid. The traveling exhibition, Impressionists and Moderns, includes works by Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock. The show,…
Posted on Friday, 22 July 2016 11:21
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