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    Sniper's Perch From Which Lee Harvey Oswald Shot For Sale
    Date: 31 Aug 2006 | Views: 7172
    The Aubrey Mayhew Collection (JFKPHENOMENON.COM) is currently available for the first time in 40 years. A private collection of museum quality artifacts and memorabilia, it is recognized as the largest and most complete chronicle of Kennedy era history, containing thousands of extraordinary items, including the actual "Sniper's Perch" from the Texas School Book Depository Building that Lee Harvey Oswald shot through and killed President John F. Kennedy... More...
    Christie's Asia Week in New York
    Date: 23 Aug 2006 | Views: 5785
    Ushering in Christie's Asia Week, the sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on September 19 will bring together nearly 450 works of art, including superb sculptures, bronzes, ceramics, furniture and paintings. Two magnificent and rare highlights of the sale include an early 2nd century B.C. jade beaker (estimate: $500,000-600,000) formerly in collection of Stephen Junkunc III and a 12th century painted wood figure... More...
    American Capital Invests $21 Million in Berry-Hill Galleries
    Date: 23 Aug 2006 | Views: 5565
    American Capital Strategies Ltd. announced today it is providing $21 million in debtor-in-possession financing to Berry-Hill Galleries Inc., a leading New York-based fine arts gallery specializing in eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century American paintings. Berry-Hill is currently operating under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. More...
    Frans Post - Painter of Paradise Lost at Haus der Kunst
    Date: 23 Aug 2006 | Views: 7992
    Haus der Kunst Muenchen, presents Frans Post (1612-1680). Painter of Paradise Lost, on view through September 17, 2006. He has been called "Brazilian Canaletto," "Rousseau's 17th century toll keeper" - there has been no shortage of comparisons to describe the fascination with Frans Post... More...
    The Hunt for the Red Collector
    Date: 22 Aug 2006 | Views: 10341
    He bought one of the most expensive paintings ever sold at auction?a $95 million Picasso. But no one knows who he is. More...
    NGV painting may be Nazi loot
    Date: 22 Aug 2006 | Views: 6283
    A Chilean man has claimed a 17th century art work on display at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) may have been looted from his grandfather by Nazis. More...
    Rumors Of A Long Lost Leonardo
    Date: 21 Aug 2006 | Views: 6139
    For 500 years, Leonardo da Vinci's most important fresco was believed lost. Martin Gayford reports on exciting rumours of its discovery More...
    Russian Museums Decry "Witch Hunt" After Hermitage Thefts
    Date: 16 Aug 2006 | Views: 5558
    Russian union sees the furor over $5 million in Hermitage thefts as an attempt to privatize 'our cultural heritage.' More...
    College Argues For the Right To Sell Art Gifts To Raise Capital
    Date: 16 Aug 2006 | Views: 4654
    Just what obligation does a school have to hold on to its gifts of artwork? It's a question that Fisk University has been grappling with for months as it seeks to sell two paintings from its Alfred Stieglitz Collection to raise much-needed funds. More...
    Christie's To Offer Four Gustav Klimt Masterpieces
    Date: 10 Aug 2006 | Views: 7620
    Christie's President Marc Porter today announced that Christie's has been selected to advise the heirs of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer on the sale of four of the five legendary Klimts recently restituted to the family. More...
    British Art Experts Say Australian van Gogh a Fake
    Date: 8 Aug 2006 | Views: 4521
    British art experts believe that one of Australia's prized paintings by Vincent Van Gogh could be a fake. The Melbourne-based National Gallery acquired it in 1940 for 20 million. The Sunday Times newspaper in London yesterday published claims by Van Gogh specialists that the work had been incorrectly attributed to the painter, and might be a forgery. More...
    Sotheby's Hong Kong To Host Autumn Sales 2006
    Date: 8 Aug 2006 | Views: 9353
    HONG KONG - Sotheby's Hong Kong will host its Autumn Sales 2006 at Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre from 6 - 9 October, 2006. More...
    Sotheby's with Julien's Auctions to Feature Cher
    Date: 7 Aug 2006 | Views: 13730
    On October 3-4, 2006, Sotheby's with Julien's Auctions is honored to offer Property from the Collection of Cher, the multi-award-winning international star, in a two-day auction at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California. More...
    Authorities Hold Two in Custody For Hermitage Theft
    Date: 6 Aug 2006 | Views: 4462
    Police have detained the husband of a museum curator and a second person suspected of stealing hundreds of artworks from Russia's Hermitage Museum, Interfax news agency said on Saturday. "Two people suspected of stealing exhibits from the State Hermitage Collections were detained overnight," Interfax quoted the source as saying. Officials investigating the theft could not be reached for comment. More...
    Pompidou Center Accidentally Destroys Two Paintings
    Date: 4 Aug 2006 | Views: 5629
    Two paintings loaned to the Pompidou Center in Paris were accidentally destroyed and another one was damaged. The paintings were part of the "Los Angeles 1955-1985," which ran from March-to-July. That piece was Craig Kauffman's "Untitled Wall Relief," a 1967 work of acrylic lacquer on vacuum-formed Plexiglas that measured 52 by 78 inches. More...

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