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    New Record for Russian Artist by Konstantin A. Somov
    Date: 1 Dec 2006 | Views: 11410
    Christie's sales of Russian Pictures and Russian Works of Art today realized Ј28,202,420 ($54,938,314/€41,654,974), the highest combined sales total ever achieved for Russian pictures and Works of Art category worldwide. Six new artist records at auction were established and nine works sold for over $1 million. More...
    Hirshhorn Museum Acquires 24 Contemporary Works of Art
    Date: 30 Nov 2006 | Views: 4175
    The Hirshhorn Museum has acquired 24 new works of art—many of which complement current holdings and reinforce the Hirshhorn’s commitment to collecting key artists’ work in depth, as the museum’s founder, Joseph H. Hirshhorn did. More...
    National Gallery of Canada/Fundraising to Acquire Works
    Date: 30 Nov 2006 | Views: 4199
    The National Gallery of Canada Foundation is very pleased to announce an impressive donation of $75,000 in support of the acquisition of the 9th Earl of Dalhousie Collection by the National Gallery of Canada. More...
    Sotheby's Russian Sale Realized $39,136,774 in London
    Date: 30 Nov 2006 | Views: 5044
    Sotheby’s biannual Russian Sale in London today realised Ј20,185,040 ($39,136,774), well in excess of its pre-sale low estimate of Ј16.5 million. More...
    Top Collector Is Asked to Relinquish Artifacts
    Date: 30 Nov 2006 | Views: 3845
    Seeking to build on its success in bargaining with a few American museums, Italy has asked the New York collector Shelby White to consider returning more than 20 ancient artifacts that it argues were illegally mined from its soil, officials involved in the negotiations say. More...
    Botticelli-drawing Discovered in Dresden
    Date: 29 Nov 2006 | Views: 7871
    The Kupferstich-Kabinett of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden is among the most important collections of drawings, graphics and photographies in the world. Now, thanks to secure research foundings, it can add one more outstanding work to its holdings: One of the few drawings of Sandro Botticelli (1445 – 1510). More...
    Chinese Art Is as Hot in the East as It Is in the West
    Date: 29 Nov 2006 | Views: 4086
    With prices for Chinese contemporary art soaring, Christie’s opened its week of art auctions in Hong Kong by realizing a record-breaking $67.9 million in its sales of Asian contemporary and Chinese 20th-century art. More...
    Revealed: National Gallery’s Cranach is war loot
    Date: 28 Nov 2006 | Views: 3946
    The Art Newspaper can reveal that a Cranach masterpiece in the National Gallery in London was taken from Germany by an American journalist at the end of World War II. More...
    Wait. Museums Have Something To Do With Art?
    Date: 28 Nov 2006 | Views: 3719
    Museums, both private and public, exist in abundance in Asia. But, for the most part, the idea of what a museum is, what it is for - this is a recent construct. More...
    Impressive Results Achieved at Christie's Hong Kong
    Date: 28 Nov 2006 | Views: 4089
    The 20th Century Chinese Art sale and the Asian Contemporary Art sale at Christie’s Hong Kong Autumn auctions 26 November realized a combined total of HK$522,912,000/ US$67,978,560, the highest total ever achieved anywhere in the world for both categories, with the Asian Contemporary Art sale doubling Christie’s Hong Kong spring season's result. More...
    Unknown Painting made by Titian to be Auctioned
    Date: 26 Nov 2006 | Views: 4814
    The Segre Auction House in Spain will auction a recently unknown work of art made by Italian Renaissance master Titian (1488-1576), an art expert representing the company said Friday. More...
    Photographs at Van Ham Fine Art Auctions
    Date: 24 Nov 2006 | Views: 4714
    On the first of December more than 450 photographs from the 19th up to the 21st century will be presented by VAN HAM Fine Art Auctions in Cologne. This offer includes works by notable national and international artists, including Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Eduard Baldus, Cecil Beaton, Monika von Boch... More...
    Director Reconfirms Decision to Return 26 Objects to Italy
    Date: 24 Nov 2006 | Views: 3584
    Michael Brand, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, issued the following statement today in response to a news conference held in Rome by Italy’s Minister of Culture Francesco Rutelli... More...
    Record for Alfredo Ramos Martнnez at Christie's
    Date: 23 Nov 2006 | Views: 6965
    Virgilio Garza, Head of the Latin American Art department commented: “We were thrilled with the results of tonight’s Latin American Sale which reflected the energetic forces that have been driving the market over the past weeks. More...
    Getty Museum Ceases Talks With Italy Over Antiquities
    Date: 22 Nov 2006 | Views: 4425
    In an abrupt change of course, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles announced yesterday that it had broken off negotiations with the Italian government and made a “unilateral” decision to cede only some of the antiquities that Italy says were looted from its soil. More...

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