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Seventeen stolen paintings, including masterpieces by Tintoretto, Peter Paul Rubens, and Andrea Mantegna, have been recovered in Ukraine. The works, estimated to be worth over $18.3 million, were stolen from Italy’s Castelvecchio museum last November.  Ukrainian officials found the paintings…
Posted on Friday, 13 May 2016 15:11
Los Angeles’ Modernist roots run deep so it’s no surprise that one of the city’s top design fairs boasts a pretty incomparable cache of twentieth century treasures. According to exhibitor Nick Batchelder of Archive, “The fact that noted galleries like…
Posted on Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:29
A new, three-mile art walk uniting the Beyeler Foundation in Basel, Switzerland, and the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany, has been unveiled. The path, which crosses the Wiese River, is dotted with interactive installations. The Beyeler Foundation boasts…
Posted on Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:28
A pair of portraits by Francis Bacon and a painting from Cy Twombly’s seminal Blackboard Series led Sotheby’s $242.2-million contemporary art auction on Wednesday, May 11. The Bacon portraits, which have been in the same collection for over forty-five years,…
Posted on Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:27
The Indiana University Art Museum has received a $15 million gift from philanthropists Sidney and Lois Eskenazi. The bequest will help fund a renovation of the museum’s I.M. Pei-designed building. The Eskenazis, who are both Indiana University alumni, will also…
Posted on Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:26
The National Portrait Gallery in London has acquired an album containing rare portraits by the pioneering Victorian photographer Oscar Gustave Rejlander. An export bar was placed on the works after they were sold to a Canadian buyer at an auction…
Posted on Thursday, 12 May 2016 10:24
1. Farias Apartment by Alex Papachristidis Interiors—This exquisitely layered apartment exemplifies Alex Papachristidis’ dramatic yet refined style. Pairing ornate antiques, including Neoclassical seating, dazzling crystal chandeliers, and commanding case pieces, with modern art, Papachristidis creates a residence that is rooted…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:51
During its spring benefit on Saturday, May 7, Dia:Beacon unveiled new permanent installations spotlighting the innovative artists Dan Flavin, Walter de Maria, and Bruce Nauman. All of the works are part of the Dia Art Foundation’s permanent collection. The museum…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:49
A record-breaking painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat led Christie’s Postwar and Contemporary Art Evening  Sale on Tuesday, May 10. Garnering $57.3 million, the 1982 canvas sailed past its presale estimate, which hovered above $40 million. The work was followed by Mark…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:47
Jens Risom, who turned 100 earlier this month, is one of the last surviving pioneers of the mid-century modern movement. Widely credited with introducing Scandinavian design to the United States, the Danish-born designer also played a pivotal role in the…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:46
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently hosting the first exhibition to unite J.M.W. Turner’s whaling paintings. Created toward the end of the English artist’s career, the works are among Turner’s final seascapes. One of the works, Whalers, belongs…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 12:45
1. This stunning Chicago mansion just dropped $2.5 million. Built in 1916 as a prairie-style electrical substation, this mansion in Chicago’s historic Gold Coast district, recently underwent a comprehensive renovation and expansion. While the home’s original facade remains intact, inside,…
Posted on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 12:36
On Saturday, May 14, an animal-themed exhibition titled Menagerie will open at Baltimore Clayworks— a non-profit ceramic art center in the city’s historic Mt. Washington neighborhood. The exhibition, which includes works by Ann Chahbandour, Michelle Haas, and Robin Whiteman, explores…
Posted on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 12:35
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has halted plans to redesign its Fifth Avenue building. Last year, the museum announced that the British architect David Chipperfield would oversee a considerable expansion. Rather than adding to The Met’s structure,…
Posted on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 12:34
A retrospective honoring the influential architect Zaha Hadid, who died suddenly in March, is scheduled to take place alongside Venice’s Architecture Biennale. Held May 26-November 27 at the Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, the exhibition will feature a selection of works on paper,…
Posted on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 12:32
Sotheby’s, which has seen a number of employee shake-ups in recent months, has announced a $25-million loss for the first quarter of 2016. Last year at this time, the auction house had reported a $5.2-million gain. The news was followed…
Posted on Tuesday, 10 May 2016 12:30
George Kravis II, one of the country’s top collectors of industrial design, has donated a number of important objects to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. Among the gifts are a set of Ruba Rombic vases and…
Posted on Monday, 09 May 2016 10:46
For years, Greece has pleaded with the British Museum to return the Elgin Marbles—a collection of classical sculptures made by the people of Athens for the Parthenon. Purchased by the British Museum in 1817, the marbles had been taken from…
Posted on Monday, 09 May 2016 10:45
New York City has received its first permanent installation by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. A bronze pumpkin will adorn the entrance of Sky—a seventy-one-story residential tower located in midtown Manhattan. The building, which was designed by the celebrated architect…
Posted on Monday, 09 May 2016 10:43
Maine’s Colby College Museum of Art has received a series of 100 etchings by Pablo Picasso. Known as the Vollard Suite, the series of Neoclassical sketches dates back to 1939 and is widely considered Picasso’s greatest achievement as a printmaker.…
Posted on Monday, 09 May 2016 10:42
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