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On Thursday, May 19, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum nabbed a rare painting by the artist for $3.3 million. The Barns, Lake George, which was offered at Christie’s in New York, depicts a group of structures on the New York property…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:04
1. Rock Hudson’s mid-century retreat offers total seclusion. Between 1951 and 1955, Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson lived in this secluded post-and-beam retreat perched high above Coldwater Canyon in Beverly Hills. Designed around 1950 by Ralph Bowerman, the mid-century gem features…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:32
Six months ago, members of Qatar’s royal family entered into a legal dispute with the billionaire collector Leon Black over Pablo Picasso’s 1931 work Bust of a Woman, which depicts the artist’s mistress and muse, Marie-Therese Walter. While Bloomberg has…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:31
On Wednesday, May 25, Sotheby’s will auction a number of important anti-slavery documents, including a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment—both of which were signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The 13th Amendment being offered is one of…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:29
Christie’s and the British Museum recently teamed up to return a 17th century Safavid bowl to the National Museum of Afghanistan. The ornate tinned-copper vessel was lost during the country’s civil war of the 1990s. In 1994, the piece was…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:28
A painting by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat—two of modern art’s most iconic figures—will be offered for sale on June 7 at Sotheby’s Paris. The work, which is expected to fetch in excess of $1 million, is being offered by…
Posted on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:26
Mark your calendars—the Palm Beach Show Group has added a brand new event to its ever-expanding roster of art, antiques, and jewelry fairs. The Florida-based company, which organizes a plethora of fairs stretching from coast to coast, including the Palm…
Posted on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:50
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will mount the exhibition On the Verge of Insanity this July. The show will examine Vincent van Gogh’s ongoing mental health issues and how his struggles affected his work. On the Verge of Insanity…
Posted on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:49
On Wednesday, May 18, the Oppenheim Blue Diamond sold for $58.2 million—the highest price ever realized for a jewel at auction. The 14.62-carat stone, which was offered during Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva, was once owned by Sir Philip…
Posted on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:48
The venerable Biennale des Antiquaires, which takes place this September, will feature a special exhibition dedicated to the art of watchmaking. Presented by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie—an organization dedicated to promoting expertise and education in fine watchmaking—The Mastery…
Posted on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:47
The UK has launched a $14.46 million fundraising campaign in hopes of acquiring an important portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. The painting, which is one of three surviving Armada portraits made to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish Armada, is…
Posted on Monday, 23 May 2016 10:46
Tom Stringer has been obsessed with design for as long as he can remember. A graduate of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University, Stringer worked for a number of venerable designers, including Charles Pfister and…
Posted on Friday, 20 May 2016 12:39
On Friday, May 20, Phillips announced that it had facilitated a private sale of a Diego Rivera painting that netted $15.7 million—the highest price ever paid for a Latin American work of art. Dance in Tehuantepec was acquired by the…
Posted on Friday, 20 May 2016 12:37
Three German museums have jointly purchased the complete portfolio of Bauhaus photographer Otto Umbehr, who also went by the alias Umbo. Known for his innovative portraits of Berlin’s bohemian crowd, Umbo was also an accomplished photojournalist. In addition to Umbo’s…
Posted on Friday, 20 May 2016 12:36
David Zwirner, who operates galleries in New York and London, has been selected to represent the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Established by Josef Albers in 1971, the not-for-profit organization is “dedicated to preserving and promoting the enduring achievements of…
Posted on Friday, 20 May 2016 12:35
Rebecca Rabinow, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s curator of modern art and curator-in-charge of the institution’s new Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art, will head to the Menil Collection this July. Rabinow, who has been with the Met…
Posted on Friday, 20 May 2016 12:34
Historic preservation means many things to many people—from structures and landscapes to surviving artifacts—all of which are integral to preserving and building on our past. There’s also a personal side to historic preservation that is just as significant, as demonstrated…
Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2016 10:48
Fifty-nine Italian Renaissance sculptures by such masters as Donatello, Luca della Robbia, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Andrea del Verrocchio, Francesco Laurana, and Mino da Fiesole, have been found in Russia’s Pushkin Museum. The works, which have been missing from Berlin’s…
Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2016 10:46
The Whitney Museum of American Art’s annual gala, which was attended by an array of art world luminaries, including Leonard Lauder, Chuck Close, and Cindy Sherman, raised $6 million for the institution. The glitzy event took place one year after…
Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2016 10:45
Weeks after the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that they would be taking cost-cutting measures to help quell growing deficits, the Brooklyn Museum is following suit. The institution, which is facing a $3 million…
Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2016 10:44
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