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The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has announced that Kathryn Kanjo will take over as director when the institution’s longtime head, Hugh Davies, steps down later this year. Kanjo, who will assume her new position in October, currently serves…
Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2016 10:42
1. Floridian Exuberance by Cullman & Kravis This bright and airy coastal retreat by Cullman & Kravis is a perfect blend of timeless refinement and playful whimsy. A neutral palette in the home’s entryway, dining room, main living area, and…
Posted on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:09
Days after receiving an $8 million gift from benefactors Donald and Donna Baumgartner, the Milwaukee Art Museum announced that it has selected Marcelle Polednik to serve as its new director. Polednik, who is currently the director and chief curator of…
Posted on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:07
On Tuesday, May 17, Sotheby’s Geneva hosted the highest-grossing jewelry sale in history. Garnering over $175 million, the record-breaking event was led by the largest pear-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond ever to come to auction. The magnificent, 15.38-carat stone netted…
Posted on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:05
The studio of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney—a sculptor, collector, and great granddaughter of the railroad and shipping magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt—will soon open for public tours. Located in Greenwich Village, the studio served as the headquarters of the Whitney Museum of American…
Posted on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:04
Last month, two divers discovered the remains of a 1,600-year-old shipwreck in the harbor of Israel’s Caesarea National Park. The Israel Antiquities Authority ordered successive dives, bringing to light a trove of Roman coins and statues in a spectacular state…
Posted on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:00
1. This high style home belongs to J. Crew’s CEO and features interiors by Thierry Despont. Located in a Romanesque Revival-style building designed by Albert Wagner in 1887, this stylish loft belongs to J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. The TriBeCa…
Posted on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:35
The Milwaukee Art Museum’s endowment just got an $8 million boost from benefactors Donald and Donna Baumgartner. The gift will support the position of museum director, which will be renamed the Donna and Donald Baumgartner Director of the Milwaukee Art…
Posted on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:34
For the past nine years, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, who established the architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland, in 1978, have been working tirelessly  on Tate Modern’s $394-million expansion. The duo, who designed the original…
Posted on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:33
On November 19 and 20, a Los Angeles-based auction house will offer an array of items that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe. The objects, which include letters, a gold purse containing the actress’ lipstick, and a Blancpain cocktail watch, are…
Posted on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:32
Phillips has been making waves in the art world lately. After nabbing a number of former Sotheby’s and Christie’s employees, the London-based auction house announced that it will raise its buyer fees in an attempt to increase revenue. Beginning May…
Posted on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:25
For weeks, twenty-one of the country’s most esteemed interior designers have been working tirelessly to transform a newly constructed townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side into a dazzling wonderland of art and design. Their efforts are now visible to all…
Posted on Monday, 16 May 2016 11:02
Femme Assise, one of Pablo Picasso’s most important Cubist works, will be offered at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in London on June 21. The work, which dates back to 1909, is expected to fetch over $43 million—a…
Posted on Monday, 16 May 2016 11:01
Pittsburgh’s Warhol museum is the proud new owner of a rare work from Andy Warhol’s Paint-by-Number series. The institution has long dreamed of adding the 1962 painting to its collection, and was finally able to do so thanks to mega-dealer…
Posted on Monday, 16 May 2016 11:00
The small Tuscan town of Monterchi has repeatedly refused to loan a rare fresco by the Renaissance master Piero della Francesca to Rome’s Capitoline Museums. Ownership of the work, which was painted on a church wall in the 1450s, has…
Posted on Monday, 16 May 2016 10:59
The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., has acquired six works by one of the most celebrated self-taught artists, Bill Traylor. Traylor, who spent most of his life as a sharecropper on the Alabama plantation where he was born,…
Posted on Monday, 16 May 2016 10:57
The New York-based interior designer Glenn Gissler seems to defy classification. Trained as an architect, he derives great joy from knocking down walls and renovating a space to help it achieve its full potential. A voracious collector, his razor-sharp eye…
Posted on Friday, 13 May 2016 15:15
Modern and contemporary masterpieces from the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art will go on view in Berlin from December to February 2017. A venue for the exhibition, which will include works by international and Iranian artists, has not been announced.…
Posted on Friday, 13 May 2016 15:15
Cheyenne Westphal, Sotheby’s former worldwide head of contemporary art, has joined the London-based auction house Phillips. Westphal left Sotheby’s back in March after twenty-six years with the company. Her exit took place amidst a number of shake-ups at Sotheby’s, including…
Posted on Friday, 13 May 2016 15:13
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is restoring one of the most important paintings in its collection—Pablo Picasso’s The Studio (L’Atelier). Painted in 1928, the work appeared in the Museum of Modern Art’s seminal Picasso: Forty Years of His Art…
Posted on Friday, 13 May 2016 15:13
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