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Never Before Seen on the Market, Original Drawing for the Pop Masterpiece Kiss V Discovered by Christie’s to Be Auctioned at May 11th Post-War And Contemporary Art Evening SaleNew York — In a tale that could inspire anyone to collect…
Posted on Thursday, 31 March 2011 00:42
An intricate wooden bust carved by Paul Gauguin is expected to sell for as much as $15 million when it is auctioned on May 3, according to Sotheby's."Jeune tahitienne," which was carved by Gauguin during his first trip to Tahiti…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 02:25
Richard Prince has long reveled in his pose as a postmodern pilferer of other people's images—in being what's known as an "appropriation artist." Most famously, in 1980 he began taking pictures of Marlboro Man magazine advertisements—rephotographing them—stripped of logos and…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 02:18
Caked in dust and dirt, the painting was worth its £100 price tag only for the ornate frame.Or so the buyer thought when he spotted it in a second-hand shop. It was only on closer inspection that he noticed an…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 01:57
Before beginning to read this article, please look at the images above. Which was drawn by a child and which by a well-known Abstract Expressionist? The answer lies a few paragraphs down.How often have you heard people describe artworks by…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 01:53
People move to America in order to become what they want. After all, individual freedom is the essence of the supposed American Dream. That is made clear at an exhibit of quilts on view until Wednesday at the Park Avenue…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:57
A Maryland circuit court has ruled that the estate of Patricia Still, the late wife of abstract expressionist artist Clyfford Still, can release four paintings to the city of Denver before they are formally acquired by a new museum dedicate…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:49
The 1640 work "Landscape With Cottage and Figures" by Pieter Molijn previously belonged to Jacques Goudstikker, the biggest art dealer in the Netherlands in the 1930s.Goudstikker fled the Nazis with his wife and young son at the beginning of the…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:44
An Italian government official on Monday offered to end a long legal fight with the J. Paul Getty Museum by proposing shared custody of a 2,300-year-old bronze statue known as "Victorious Youth."Italy claims the Getty procured the statue from illicit…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:40
French collector Laurent Negro may raise a record 60 million euros ($82 million) at the auction of everything in his private museum.Negro, 39, whose father started temporary employment company Bis SA, is clearing out his medieval Chateau de Gourdon, near…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:34
Wealthy Chinese buyers competing for their cultural heritage pushed New York’s week of Asian art to a record, topped by a delicate pear-shaped Chinese vase, estimated to fetch just $800 to $1,200.The lot soared to $18 million, the most expensive…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:30
They came from New York and Uruguay, from Amsterdam and Hong Kong, their eyes wide and wallets thick, draped in diamonds and in denim, seeking treasures and surprises, and found both.  As the 24th European Fine Art Fair reached its…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:26
Widely recognized as the premier American antiques and decorative arts show in the country, the Philadelphia Antiques Show has a lot to celebrate in 2011. Since its inception in 1962, the Show has raised more than $17 million to help…
Posted on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:16
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Dr. Paul D’Ambrosio has been named president and chief executive officer of the Farmers’ Museum and the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown. The announcement was made Monday by Jane Forbes Clark, chairman of the Farmers’…
Posted on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 22:14
NEW HAVEN, CT – For much of the past century, antiquarians have associated the former colony of Rhode Island with a group of supremely elegant block and shell-carved mahogany furniture made in the 18th century by members of two Newport…
Posted on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 00:11
Wealth is an explosive topic these days.Americans have spent months reviling the greed of bankers and Wall Street; now they are up in arms over states’ attempts to take collective bargaining rights away from public workers.And in the face of…
Posted on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 03:12
Anew exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is taking a fresh look at the influence that Paris had on Marc Chagall and his fellow modernists from 1910 to 1920.The show, "Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle,"…
Posted on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 03:09
Many artists and historians look on the painter Paul Gauguin as one of the founders of modern art. His work in the 19th century brimmed with innovation. He tried to paint with his mind rather than his eyes. He colored…
Posted on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 03:07
China overtook Britain as the world's second largest art and antiques market last year, a new report showed, and British art officials voiced concern that an EU levy planned in 2012 would further undermine its position."The Global Art Market in…
Posted on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 03:02
The Palm Beach Show Group, recognized as the nation's leading producer of premiere jewelry, art and antique shows, is proud to announce the latest addition to its prestigious portfolio of shows, the Naples Art, Antique and Jewelry Show. Debuting February…
Posted on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 02:56
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