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Turkish officials have recovered a $10 million ivory dagger that was stolen from Muammar Gaddafi's palace when the Libyan dictator was dethroned in 2011. Reports claim that the piece, which was found during a raid in Istanbul, was en route…
Posted on Friday, 17 June 2016 11:18
The Paris-based publishing house, Editions du Seuil, will release a recently discovered sketchbook of drawings by Vincent van Gogh. The tome, Vincent van Gogh, The Fog of Arles, will be available starting November 2016. The sketchbook, which was uncovered over…
Posted on Friday, 17 June 2016 11:16
Barbara Eberlein’s zeal for history, architecture, and the arts is boundless. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Ancient History and Religion, Eberlein went on to study architecture and decorative arts at an array of distinguished…
Posted on Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:10
London’s National Portrait Gallery is exhibiting a selection of unseen works from Lucien Freud’s extensive archive, which was donated to the institution by the Arts Council on behalf of the British government. Lucien Freud Unseen features a newly discovered self-portrait…
Posted on Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:07
The Art Loss Register, an international database aimed at deterring art theft and assisting in the recovery of stolen works, located a missing Patek Philippe watch worth $20,000 to $25,000. The white gold piece was  discovered at a sale in…
Posted on Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:06
Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent’s longtime life partner, is selling the remainder of his rare book collection. Bergé, who helped run Laurent’s fashion empire, sold the first part of his collection last year—the auction netted upward of $13 million. The…
Posted on Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:01
The terms bold, playful, and exuberant don’t typically enter the mix when discussing funerary practices. But a series of urns created by Tony Moxham and Mauricio Paniagua challenges the notion that lively design is reserved solely for the living. According…
Posted on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:21
Economist Clare McAndrew, who, for the past eight years, has produced TEFAF’s highly anticipated annual art market report, has joined Art Basel’s team. The first Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report will be published in March 2017, coinciding…
Posted on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:20
Liza Minnelli is selling her sizeable Andy Warhol collection. The sale of the twenty-two paintings, which are estimated to be worth $40 million, will be conducted privately. Minnelli, who was a close friend of Warhol, recently sold her Upper East…
Posted on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:19
Days before the newly expanded Tate Modern is slated to open to the public, protesters swarmed the commanding, Herzog & de Meuron-designed building. The activists are speaking out against the inclusion of works by the Minimalist artist Carl Andre in…
Posted on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:18
The prominent New York collector and philanthropist, Charlotte Feng Ford, has donated $2.5 million to her alma mater, Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. The funds will endow a curatorship for contemporary art. The position will helm acquisitions, conduct research, assist…
Posted on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 10:17
1. Manhattan Residence by Juan Montoya Design This magnificent Manhattan residence exemplifies Juan Montoya’s refined and utterly luxurious style. The home, which features high-gloss, wood-clad walls, marble flooring, and dramatic tray ceilings, is the perfect venue for a collection of…
Posted on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:56
Confiscated artworks from the collection of mafioso Gioacchino Campolo are on permanent public display in Reggio Calabria, Italy. Campolo, who was accused of tampering with slot machines, is currently serving eighteen years in prison for extortion. The exhibition at the…
Posted on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:55
Back in February, TEFAF Maastricht announced that it would start hosting two fairs a year in New York. The inaugural iteration, which is co-organized by Artvest Partners, will take place October 21-26, 2016, at the Park Avenue Armory and will…
Posted on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:53
The Smithsonian is teaming up with the Victoria & Albert Museum to open a joint exhibition space in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The building, which is being leased by the V&A, is next door to Zaha Hadid’s stunning London…
Posted on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:51
The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has named Olivier Meslay as its new Director. Meslay, who is currently the Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs and Senior Curator of European and American Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, will…
Posted on Tuesday, 14 June 2016 10:51
1. The penthouse that Jimmy Choo built just dropped $7 million—Tamara Mellon, co-founder of the Jimmy Choo footwear empire, has relisted her opulent Upper East Side penthouse for a cool $27 million—$7 million less than when the residence first appeared…
Posted on Monday, 13 June 2016 11:15
Back in April, Swiss prosecutors raided facilities at the Geneva Free Ports and seized Amedeo Modigliani’s Seated Man with a Cane. The painting, which once belonged to the Parisian art dealer Oscar Stettiner, has been at the center of a…
Posted on Monday, 13 June 2016 11:14
The Menil Collection in Houston has received a gift of 110 drawings by such artists as Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock, Eva Hesse, and Robert Rauschenberg. The works will be exhibited in the forthcoming Drawing Institute—a free-standing building on the museum’s…
Posted on Monday, 13 June 2016 11:13
Two respected antiques dealers are suspected of selling fake Louis XV chairs to the Palace of Versailles in France. Bill Pallot, a chair specialist, and Laurent Kraemer, owner of Paris’ esteemed Kraemer Gallery, were arrested and questioned by art fraud…
Posted on Monday, 13 June 2016 11:11
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