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The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, created by the theatre impresario behind Cats and Phantom of the Opera, is donating nearly £32 million ($50.5 million Cdn) to British arts groups.The funding is directed at arts programs that make a "significant contribution…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 03:45
Volkswagen AG (VOW) and the Museum of Modern Art announced a two-year, multimillion-dollar sponsorship in New York today.The deal will provide funding for: an exhibition of international contemporary art at MoMA’s Long Island City, New York, branch, PS1, in 2013;…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 03:38
The Venice Biennale (June 4-Nov. 27) is always the same, and always different.It’s the world’s most colossal jamboree of contemporary art and reliably huge -- in fact, huger every time. Long ago it overflowed the public gardens where the whole…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 03:33
A stolen 14th-century panel painting depicting the Virgin Mary with a child has been recovered at a Kentucky art museum, which agreed Monday to return the piece to Italian authorities.The triptych, taken from an Italian villa in 1971, was traced…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 03:30
There’s a moment in the first episode of Channel 4’s new antiques show Four Rooms when everything you would traditionally expect from an antiques programme is suddenly and summarily consigned to the dustbin of history.The set-up is familiar: a member…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 03:27
Sales of Chinese antiques surged by 180 percent in London this month, as owners profited from a boom in demand for Imperial items by an increasing number of dealers and agents visiting the U.K.The capital’s main auctions fetched a record…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 03:24
Karol Wight, the Getty Museum's senior curator for antiquities, is leaving the organization to become the executive director of the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York. Wight will assume her new post Aug. 15, according to the Corning.A…
Posted on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 03:19
NEW YORK CITY – “The auction market for American art continued its climb back today,” said Christie’s American art chief Eric P. Widing, characterizing the mixed results of the auction house’s May 18 sale of paintings, drawings and sculpture. The morning…
Posted on Saturday, 21 May 2011 23:38
NEW YORK CITY – Work from two private collections and the Wichita Center for the Arts sparked competitive bidding at Sotheby’s auction of American paintings, drawings and sculpture on May 19.  Sotheby’s shook off marketplace jitters to generate $27.1 million…
Posted on Saturday, 21 May 2011 00:45
It has been a while since sculpture could be dismissed as “something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting,” as Ad Reinhardt, the Abstract Expressionist painter, once said. Even before Reinhardt died, in 1967, the…
Posted on Saturday, 21 May 2011 00:39
The 1981 self-portrait taken by celebrated photographer Cindy Sherman was sold at a Christie's auction Wednesday. The sale surpassed Christie's estimates of $1.5-2 million ringing in at a final price of $3,890,500. That's not only a record for the photographer,…
Posted on Saturday, 21 May 2011 00:37
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum announced that it will open its new wing, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, on Thursday, January 19, 2012. The public opening celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony, with Boston Mayor Thomas…
Posted on Saturday, 21 May 2011 00:36
Sotheby’s (BID) shares have lost a quarter of their value in the past month, a much steeper decline than this volatile stock has seen during any of the critical spring auction periods of the past five years.The closing price of…
Posted on Friday, 20 May 2011 03:35
The founders of the Frieze art fair have announced a new Frieze for New York, an attempt to transport the success of the contemporary art fair in a tent, which in 10 years has become a major fixture in the…
Posted on Friday, 20 May 2011 02:39
The work of Irving Penn proved irresistible to a passionate collector on May 2 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion as the famed photographer’s Harlequin Dress, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1950, brought $131,450 to lead Heritage Auctions’ $697,000+ Signature® Vintage & Contemporary Photography Auction.…
Posted on Friday, 20 May 2011 02:35
NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s set a new record for a piece of American Indian Art at auction when an Oglala Sioux Beaded and Fringed Hide War Shirt which once belonged to the famous and celebrated Sioux Chief, Black Bird sold…
Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2011 03:10
When it comes to Dutch painters, Rembrandt and Vermeer are the best known. But have you ever heard of Gabriel Metsu? Vermeer and Metsu were contemporaries, but Metsu was the star in the Golden Age of Dutch painting during the…
Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2011 03:07
Important museum pieces will be protected under rules adopted by the New York state Board of Regents.The Regents approved new rules that would restrict the sale of museum pieces as facilities face continued hard fiscal times.The rules would require proceeds…
Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2011 03:05
IS Andy Warhol's market as vigorous as his auction results would have us believe? The artist always plays a prominent role in the twice-yearly contemporary sales in New York, but this season his work saw a phenomenal turnover of $181m,…
Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2011 03:03
If the company that is recreating the “miracle” medicine that earned a fortune for Albert C. Barnes have their way, the cantankerous chemist’s art collection might stay in its suburban home in Merion rather than move to a new home…
Posted on Thursday, 19 May 2011 02:53
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