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Sotheby’s is seeking approval from its shareholders for a $15.3m pay package for five of its executive officers for 2010. Details are given in the firm’s proxy statement, issued in advance of its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 5 May.The…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2011 03:50
Henri Matisse fondly called Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone “my two Baltimore ladies.” The two Cone sisters began buying art directly out of the Parisian studios of avant-garde artists in 1905. Although the sisters' taste for modern art was…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2011 03:45
The works of Grandma Moses are the Bennington Museum’s greatest draw. From June through October, the museum will present its largest Moses exhibition in a decade, with an added context spanning the genre she helped make popular."While all of our…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2011 03:41
I find auctions, sales records and the commercial side of art entirely baffling. I am not saying this as an aesthete pose. I really am genuinely uninterested in the news about who is selling for what. However, a sale last…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2011 03:38
There may be two painters on this year's Turner prize shortlist, but traditionalists should pause before sighing with relief.One of them paints landscapes in the kind of enamel paint used for decorating model trains and aeroplanes; the other counts lipstick,…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2011 03:35
Sotheby’s presents the first of its 2011 London Sales of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. The auction will feature 343 lots and will take place in London on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011. Every item in the sale has…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2011 03:32
Two important paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Jan Lievens exhibited at this year’s TEFAF Maastricht have been sold to private collectors who visited the world’s most influential art and antiques fair. The 2011 edition of The European Fine Art Fair…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2011 03:28
The executive director of the American Folk Art Museum, which is in default on interest payments due for $31.9 million of bonds, is leaving the museum in July.Maria Ann Conelli said today on the museum’s website that after six years…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 03:23
Sotheby's kicked off a two-week series of major art auctions in New York on Tuesday by selling Pablo Picasso's rainbow-hued double portrait, "Women Reading," for $21.3 million.In this 1934 painting, Picasso's mistress, Marie-Thérèse Walter, and her sister, Genevieve, hover over…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 03:17
For the first and only time in the United States, The San Diego Museum of Art presents the exhibition "From El Greco to Dalí: The Great Spanish Masters from the Pérez Simón Collection." Displaying 64 Spanish oil paintings, sculptures, and…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 03:14
From July 1 through September 18, the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme hosts an exhibition of over 40 American landscape paintings from the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York. American Landscapes: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum traces…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 03:11
Ai Weiwei’s first major public art exhibition will be unveiled today, despite the fact that the Chinese artist is still missing.New York's Central Park is the first stop in a worldwide tour of ‘Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads’. The artwork consists…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 03:04
"Joan Mitchell, Lady Painter: A Life" (Alfred A. Knopf), by Patricia Albers: At age 12, Joan Mitchell decided to be a painter. She had shown a flair for writing and for painting, but her father made her choose between the…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 03:01
Natalia Guicciardini Strozzi, a member of one of Florence's oldest noble families, said that searching for and exhuming the remains of Lisa Gherardini was "a sacrilegious act".Gherardini was the wife of a rich Florentine silk merchant and is believed by…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 02:55
NEW YORK CITY – It was years in the planning and months in the execution. The carefully crafted Spring Show NYC closed at New York’s Park Avenue Armory on May 2, having demonstrated all the benefits of experience plus some…
Posted on Monday, 02 May 2011 23:29
Like many of the canvases in the Annenberg collection, Seated Peasant, an image Cézanne returned to time and again over four years in the 1890s to rework as he entered his most important phase, illustrates the collectors’ uncanny eye at…
Posted on Saturday, 30 April 2011 01:54
Picasso was very, very good for the Seattle Art Museum and King County.The museum says a study it commissioned has concluded the Picasso show, which ran from Oct. 8, 2010, to Jan. 17, had an economic impact of $66 million,…
Posted on Saturday, 30 April 2011 01:51
The Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) has announced that the Spring Show NYC Arts' Night Out, celebrating New York's Art and Antiques Week for Young Patrons is slated for Friday, April 29, from 5 to 9 pm,…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 04:02
Most of us are familiar with the term 'Pre-Gaming' (when one drinks heavily before a function begins - typically relating to underage kids drinking before they go out for the evening. Why you may ask: because it is a lot…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 03:55
Antique Garden Furniture Show and Sale Returns to New York for 19th Year  April 29-May 1, 2011  Benefit Preview Party and Collectors’ Plant Sale, Thursday, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.  From Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1,…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 03:27
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