News Articles Library Event Photos Contact Search

Home - AFAnews
Tuesday, 04 October 2016 18:54

Incollect, an online sales platform and marketing-branding agency for 300-plus high-end antiques and modern design dealers, has redesigned its website with a sophisticated, contemporary look and innovative features that focus on promoting the best dealers, designers, technology, and design. Among the new initiatives is a first-of-its kind trade program created with designers in mind.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 17:07

The San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show will return October 27-30 for its 35th year, making it the oldest and most prestigious show of its genre on the West Coast. It will be a must-see event for collectors and enthusiasts of antiques, art, and design.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 16:56

In a new project called Building Our Islands, photographer John Maher aims to encourage people on the Western Isles to engage with the islands’ built environment through workshops, art, and photography. This project is being held as part of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016. Maher is documenting dozens of buildings on the Isles, highlighting both historic and modern architecture set upon landscapes unlike any other in the world.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 16:31

Today, the most important exhibition of African American art ever to be mounted in France, and potentially all of Continental Europe, opens in Paris at the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac. The Color Line is comprised of almost 200 works from the conclusion of the American Civil War in 1865 up to the present day.


Tuesday, 04 October 2016 16:25

Art experts Dr. Bendor Grosvenor and Jacky Klein spotted two paintings of interest in the dining room of Haddo House in Scotland on the Art UK website. Upon visiting, they discovered these paintings to be a previously unknown landscape attributed to French artist Claude Lorrain, and a portrait of the Madonna that was originally attributed to Innocenzo da Imola. However, experts are now speculating that this painting may likely be by Raphael himself.

Monday, 03 October 2016 17:55

In August, a powerful earthquake in the Lazio region around Rome caused at least 4.5 billion dollars in damage, according to Italy’s prime minister. 297 people died, and many ancient structures, artifacts and relics were damaged or destroyed. Today, rescue efforts are centering on saving the area’s cultural artifacts.

Monday, 03 October 2016 17:48

Pace HK presents the work of five Asian artists exploring the influence of Zen thought on the visual language of contemporary art in an exhibition named after the Buddhist saying, “Where Can The Dust Alight.” The exhibition will run through November 12.

Monday, 03 October 2016 17:43

London’s leading fair for 20th century art, design and decorative arts is back, and better than ever! This year, there will be 66 galleries in the new tent, including 14 newcomers, and noted dealers Magen H Gallery, Modernity Sweden, Peter Petrou, and Chahan. You can discover and acquire pieces of museum quality with a distinct history in an environment that cultivates eclecticism, authenticity and connoisseurship with passion and flair. This year, PAD London will be paying a stunning tribute to the late architect, Zaha Hadid, a longstanding supporter of the event, which pitched its first tent ten years ago. Its boutique setting is sure to inspire collectors, consultants, interior designers, and the public alike throughout the week of October 3-9, in the heart of Mayfair.

Monday, 03 October 2016 17:35

Frieze London and Frieze Masters open this week (October 6-9) at the Regents Park in London. It’s their 14th and 5th editions, respectively; the fairs will bring together more than 300 of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries from 30 countries. Frieze London will feature The Nineties, a new gallery section curated by Nicolas Trembley, as well as ambitious installations and solo presentations by the world’s most exciting artists, including many major female figures. Frieze Masters will excite with new curators, innovative gallery collaborations, incoming antiquities specialists, and Frieze Master Talks that will feature Marlene Dumas, Okwui Enwezor, Gabriele Finaldi, Philippe Parreno, Alastair Sooke and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Frieze Sculpture Park will open concurrently with the fair and will remain on view through January 2017.

Saturday, 01 October 2016 01:26

Two works by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam more than a decade ago were recovered by Italian law enforcement from a house affiliated with a drug syndicate near Naples. The discovery sheds light on the use of art as currency in the Italian underworld.

Saturday, 01 October 2016 01:22

Complex collaborative partnerships, materials, and processes have shaped the modern interior, from domestic and retail spaces to exhibition displays. Focusing on the decades from the 1920s to the 1950s, attention is given to the synthesis of design elements within each setting and to the connection of external factors and attitudes.

Saturday, 01 October 2016 01:18

For the past year, Doug Meyer has dived into the lives of some of the earliest creative individuals to die of AIDS and AIDS-related causes. He has created a collection in the form of busts, statuettes, intaglios, and multi-media sculpture in the likenesses of the creative heroes of a generation. These works will make their west coast debut at Dragonette, Ltd., on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, 01 October 2016 01:16

The inaugural exhibition “Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd-6th Centuries,” has opened at the China Institute Gallery’s new space at 100 Washington Street in lower Manhattan. More than 100 ceramics, sculpture, calligraphy and painting, many of the works recently unearthed, are showcased in the first major survey to examine Chinese culture and its international influence during this period, as well as the relationship between the two dominant political centers in the north and south.

Saturday, 01 October 2016 01:13

In1963, the grand Beaux Arts entrance to Pennsylvania Station succumbed to a wrecking ball; Madison Square Garden was erected in its place and the train system that serves 650,000 riders a day is still entombed beneath. This week, Governor Cuomo announced a plan to revamp Penn Station.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 20:14

Indiana Jones, meet Gary Vikan. As he helped to build the extensive collections of historic art and relics at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore during his nearly twenty year tenure as director, Gary Vikan witnessed backdoor trades, blatant thievery, and deceptively accurate forgeries.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 20:13

Blockchain technology has the potential to improve transparency, copyright, and ownership issues. A blockchain acts as a public database on which transactions are permanently recorded, is highly secure, and eliminates the need for a third party to verify a transaction, thus reducing transaction costs. In the art world, blockchain technology may overcome the challenge of transparency.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 20:08

After a two-year renovation and reinstallation, ten galleries on the museum’s second floor are opening to the public on October 2. Objects representing more than 2,000 years of art from India, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia will cover 7,300-square-feet of space.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 20:07

One of the best ways to keep current with industry trends and methodologies is to read. Here are twenty books on design and art, covering topics such as interior design, social media, graphic design, fashion photography, and more.

Thursday, 29 September 2016 20:04

On September 30, the modern collections of the National Gallery will be back on display in the renovated and expanded East Building. The three years of renovations have resulted in 12,250-square-feet of reconfigured and new galleries and a roof terrace.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 21:25

In 1883, Alma-Tadema painted a portrait of his friend and engraver Leopold Löwenstam as a wedding gift; the portrait depicts Löwenstam at work. Exhibited on several occasions, it was last shown publicly in 1913 and art historians have long considered it lost. The painting actually remained in Löwenstam’s family and was brought to the “Antiques Roadshow” by his great-great-grandson.