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An Andy Warhol self-portrait completed shortly before his death is expected to sell for as much as $40 million at auction next month, Christie's said on Wednesday."Self-Portrait," a large haunting depiction of Warhol rendered in deep red and black, was…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 01:05
The "Lady with an Ermine", a rare painting of a woman by Leonardo da Vinci and Poland's greatest art treasure, was set to hit the road Wednesday after a year of heated debate by officials and experts.Fearing it could be…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 01:00
Ben Stiller is getting some of the biggest names in contemporary art to help Haitian children affected by last year's earthquake.The actor and comedian announced Wednesday that he is partnering with New York art dealer David Zwirner on a benefit…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 00:58
A naked youth had oil poured over him inside Tate Britain today in an artist-led demonstration against oil company BP Plc (BP/)’s sponsorship of Tate.The performance marked the first anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 00:51
Many of North America's best old-house neighborhoods are in long- or formerly forgotten cities, towns, and 'burbs that are worth a fresh look. They're also places where you'll discover some of the best, most architecturally eye-popping older houses on the…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 00:29
A New York man charged with illegally acquiring a Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot portrait that was found in the bushes across the street from the Metropolitan Museum of Art is scheduled to go on trial Sept. 12U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon in…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 02:01
It’s generally not a good idea to censor a mural you commissioned, especially when that mural is part of a show about uncommissioned street art.When Museum of Contemporary Art director and curator Jeffrey Deitch whitewashed a mural by Italian artist…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 01:57
Wolves and bears still prowl the wooded foothills of the Carpathian Mountains along the border between Poland and Slovakia, and the local populace — a motley blend of Czechs, Slovaks, Russians, Belorussians, Ukrainians, gypsies and Ruthenians — still clings to…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 01:53
The paintings of LS Lowry are unforgettable. That's partly because they can be reduced to such simple elements – Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs, as one-hit wonders Brian and Michael pointed out in a 1978 No 1 hit.…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 01:50
In London this fall, art critics piled on the superlatives. In New York this winter, crowds braved the cold to line up outside Paula Cooper Gallery and get a look. Now Angelenos will have their chance to see Christian Marclay's…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 01:47
On a mild day in January, French police investigators poured into the regal Right Bank building of an art research center called the Wildenstein Institute and began sifting through a substantial trove of artworks there.It was the third police raid…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 01:44
The High Museum of Art will organize and host “Alfred Stieglitz and His Circle: American Moderns from Atlanta Collections,” an exhibition featuring approximately 60 works watercolors, prints, paintings and photographs drawn from the High’s permanent collection, as well as loans…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 01:40
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – The 23rd Street Armory Antiques Show has moved three times since debuting in 1995. This year, the 16-year-old fair founded by Barn Star Productions looked more settled than ever when it opened with mimosas and chocolates on…
Posted on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:56
Hedda Sterne, an artist whose association with the Abstract Expressionists became fixed forever when she appeared prominently in a now-famous 1951 Life magazine photograph of the movement’s leading lights, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 100.Her…
Posted on Saturday, 16 April 2011 03:56
There’s no tutu for the terpsichorean in Guenther Uecker’s show at Manhattan’s L&M Arts.“New York Dancer I” wears a cape of nails and spins to the rhythm of an electric motor. By stepping on a red button, visitors make the…
Posted on Saturday, 16 April 2011 03:54
A triptych of self portraits by Francis Bacon may raise at least $20 million at auction next month as demand grows for the U.K.’s most expensive artist.“Three Studies for Self Portrait,” from 1974, are included in Christie’s International’s May 11…
Posted on Saturday, 16 April 2011 03:46
Two valuable paintings that are considered part of Spain's art heritage were found by police more than 10 years after they were stolen, officials said.The works by El Greco and Francisco de Goya were discovered in the province of Alicante,…
Posted on Saturday, 16 April 2011 03:24
A lawyer linked to Ai Weiwei went missing on Thursday night and a designer from the company handling the artist's affairs was taken by police six days ago, according to supporters.Friends have not been able to reach Liu Xiaoyuan for…
Posted on Saturday, 16 April 2011 03:18
The 40-year-old ex-JPMorgan (JPM.N) banker with a penchant for works by pop artist Andy Warhol had created a $600 million hedge fund and was preparing to move to Asia to woo the region's deep-pocketed investors.After making a big impression on…
Posted on Saturday, 16 April 2011 03:16
Los Angeles police expressed concern Thursday about a jump in vandalism and graffiti just before the  opening of the "Art in the Streets" exhibit at the Geffen Contemporary museum in Little Tokyo.Over the last two days, dozens of tags, including…
Posted on Saturday, 16 April 2011 03:11
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