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James Cuno, director of the Art Institute of Chicago, was named president and chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust, taking over the world's wealthiest arts organization, with a $5.3-billion endowment and $250-million annual budget, but one that has…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 00:38
The auction of 42 works from the collection of the late New York dealer Allan Stone held at Sotheby’s on Monday evening is one of those events that announce the advent of an era. The antiquities of Contemporary art were…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 00:36
It will be a singular opportunity to see half of Leonardo da Vinci's extraordinary paintings together at one exhibition and the National Gallery has announced it will attempt to make the experience as joyous as possible by restricting visitor numbers.The…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 00:34
As postwar and contemporary art auctions begin in New York this week, 66 Andy Warhol lots will test the market’s appetite for one of its biggest stars. What’s the best buy?“As an investor, you’d be better off putting the money…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 00:33
Sotheby’s (BID), which aims to sell a Jeff Koons sculpture tomorrow of the Pink Panther embracing a topless blonde for $30 million, reported a first-quarter profit.The New York auctioneer earned $2.4 million, or 3 cents a share, compared with a…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 00:29
Not every Dutch artist who came to Paris failed, went mad, sliced off his ear and killed himself.Kees van Dongen (1877-1968), who arrived in 1899, some 13 years after Van Gogh, was tremendously successful and became the portraitist of the…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 00:09
A racy Jeff Koons sculpture and an assemblage of Jackie Kennedy portraits by Andy Warhol drew tepid bidding last night as Sotheby’s New York saw its lowest tally for an evening contemporary-art auction in two years.The $128.1 million total was…
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 00:06
In a move that could boost South Florida’s reach in the international art world, the company that owns Art Basel Miami Beach announced Friday it is expanding into Asia.Soon, there will not only be Art Basel Switzerland and Art Basel…
Posted on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 23:54
On March 6, dozens of zebra finches were found dead outside the National Arts Club, at 15 Gramercy Park South. They belonged to the club president, O. Aldon James. The ASPCA is investigating the situation, though it's been suggested that…
Posted on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 23:52
NEW YORK CITY – The Art Fair Company is taking over the American Antiques Show (TAAS) from the financially ailing American Folk Art Museum, potentially changing the complexion and dynamic of New York’s Americana Week in January. Afanews.com spoke to Mark…
Posted on Monday, 09 May 2011 14:50
Christie’s Wednesday evening auction of Impressionist and Modern art will long be remembered by experienced dealers and collectors as the most surprising session they attended in a very long time.The score, just shy of $156 million, was lower than the…
Posted on Friday, 06 May 2011 01:11
The family of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton pledged to give $800 million to his daughter Alice Walton's new art museum in Arkansas, the largest cash donation ever made to a U.S. art museum.The gift from the Walton Family Foundation trumps…
Posted on Friday, 06 May 2011 01:08
Despite a reputation for reaching for their revolvers at the merest mention of culture, the Nazis were among the most ruthless, avaricious and methodical art collectors ever to cast a greedy eye and thieving hand over other people's property."Use every…
Posted on Friday, 06 May 2011 01:05
The latest pieces to leave the Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art, at 8 on Tuesday morning, include a rare historical work by Edward Hopper, Daniel Garber's luminous 'Tanis,' one of Mary Cassatt's Denise paintings and a landscape that overflows the…
Posted on Friday, 06 May 2011 01:01
Last week I visited the greatest art museum you have never heard of. It is called the Barnes Foundation and contains one of the most amazing collections of Impressionist, post-Impressionist and early modern paintings on earth, valued conservatively at over…
Posted on Friday, 06 May 2011 00:59
A cityscape by Egon Schiele valued at a record $50 million will be auctioned to pay for the settlement of one of the world’s longest-running art restitution cases.The Leopold Museum, Vienna, is selling the 1914 work in London with a…
Posted on Friday, 06 May 2011 00:51
The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei began his second month of detention this week, and still the Chinese government has given an increasingly outraged and anxious world no satisfactory answers to questions about his whereabouts, his condition or the charges against…
Posted on Friday, 06 May 2011 00:47
Sarah Jessica Parker left early for the opening of “The Normal Heart” on Broadway, but other guests stayed for the Brooklyn Museum’s “Brklyn Artists Ball” last night and then departed with table decorations.Criterion Collection President Peter Becker grabbed a brick…
Posted on Friday, 06 May 2011 00:44
Christie’s International sold $156 million of Impressionist and modern art last night in New York, less than half the year-ago total, as collectors and advisers lamented a scarcity of masterpieces.“This time around, the auction houses don’t have any great estates,”…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2011 04:00
The 31st annual Art Chicago shared it 12th-floor perch with the Next fair devoted to emerging art in the Merchandise Mart from 29 April-2 May reflecting the fast changing nature of the event.Last year, the main fair took up the…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2011 03:53
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