Chihuly's Glass Exhibit Was Damaged
Date: 25 Jul 2006 | Views: 5406
Not one piece of Artist Dale Chihuly's Glass in the Garden exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden was damaged or broken after Wednesday night's massive storm, which knocked down trees, buildings and power lines. More...
Works by Hitler's Favorite Sculptor on view in Germany
Date: 25 Jul 2006 | Views: 5536
Works by sculptor Arno Breker, favored by the Nazis for his monumental, classically inspired figures, has gone on display at the Schleswig-Hostein-Haus amid controversy over Breker's links to Adolf Hitler and his flourishing career in the Third Reich. It will be the first exhibition of Breker's More...
Frits Philips Collection at Sotheby's Amsterdam
Date: 25 Jul 2006 | Views: 6822
Sotheby's announced today that it will sell the collection of arts and antiques of the late Mr Frits Philips (1905-2005). Mr Philips was chairman of Royal Philips Electronics NV, more commonly known as Philips, one of the largest electronics companies in the world. The three day auction will take place in November 2006. More...
Christie's New York Appoints Ingrid Dudek
Date: 25 Jul 2006 | Views: 6967
Christie's New York announced the appointment of Ingrid Dudek as Assistant Vice President, Associate Specialist, Asian Contemporary Art. In this role, Ms. Dudek will play a central part in broadening the business getting activities in America within the rapidly developing area of Asian Contemporary Art. She will contribute to the... More...
Two killed after giant inflatable artwork is blown away
Date: 25 Jul 2006 | Views: 5319
Two women were killed and 13 people injured when an inflatable sculpture in the UK was blown 70 feet into the air by a gust of wind. "The Dreamspace installation was designed by Maurice Agis, 74, a renowned abstract artist who was at the scene yesterday. The structure is made from thin PVC sheets forming 115 multi-coloured inflated rooms and is about half the size of a football pitch. Visitors pay £5 to enter and wear a cape." More...
Museums? Research on Looting Seen to Lag
Date: 25 Jul 2006 | Views: 7535
A major survey of American museums has found that many have not yet done significant research to determine whether works in their collections were looted during the Nazi era, despite a collective agreement seven years ago to make such work a priority. More...
How Do You Tell A Real Pollock?
Date: 25 Jul 2006 | Views: 6019
Jackson "Pollock at his peak burned his past conditioning and present turmoil, his very identity and character as a man, and he burned them clean. There's nobody to recognize. That's why it can be hard at first sight to tell a true Pollock from a fake. He prepared us to believe that absolutely anything was possible for him. What determines authenticity for me is a hardly scientific, no doubt fallible intuition of a raging need that found respite only in art." More...