Sniper's Perch From Which Lee Harvey Oswald Shot For Sale
Date: 31 Aug 2006 | Views: 6901
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: 5641
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: 5285
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: 7751
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: 9875
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: 6033
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: 5968
For 500 years, Leonardo da Vinci's most important fresco was believed lost. Martin Gayford reports on exciting rumours of its discovery More...
College Argues For the Right To Sell Art Gifts To Raise Capital
Date: 16 Aug 2006 | Views: 4512
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: 7312
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: 4335
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 with Julien's Auctions to Feature Cher
Date: 7 Aug 2006 | Views: 13351
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: 4242
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: 5438
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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