False Goya Taken Before Auction
Date: 31 Dec 2006 | Views: 5063
MADRID, SPAIN - The work “Saints Adoring the Holy Sacrament” that was previously attributed to Francisco de Goya was removed from auction by Spanish police because there were doubts about its authenticity. More...
Naked and the Nude: Representations of the Body
Date: 25 Dec 2006 | Views: 5436
KANSAS CITY - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presents The Naked and the Nude: Representations of the Body on view through April 29, 2007. The words “naked” and “nude” are defined as synonyms by the American Heritage Dictionary. More...
Saatchi Launches Website for Student Artists
Date: 22 Dec 2006 | Views: 4326
LONDON, ENGLAND - Charles Saatchi launched a website for art students and some have already sold works through it. More than 2,000 art students have been attracted to this new website. More...
1882 Postage Stamp Sells For Record GBP 15,000 at Bonhams
Date: 22 Dec 2006 | Views: 5559
LONDON, ENGLAND - A large orange stamp that cost Ј5 in 1882 used for posting heavy parcels to the furthest reaches of the British Empire set a new world record price for such a stamp at Bonhams in Knightsbridge on December 19 when it sold for Ј15,270. More...
Coming to a town near you: national museums
Date: 22 Dec 2006 | Views: 4063
What's happening is nothing less than a revolution in federal museum policy. For decades, the government has funded the operation of museums and art galleries in Ottawa only, and then doled out the meagre Museums Assistance Program support to help other levels of government keep the rest of the country's heritage institutions up and running. More...
Why you cannot trust dealers’ prices - or auction results either
Date: 20 Dec 2006 | Views: 4041
Anyone keeping a tally of top art prices is having to revise his or her lists constantly these days, both for auction prices and reported private sales. “You used to have years between new record prices being set; now it’s just weeks,” said one auction house insider. More...
MetroArtwork Webiste Launched Showcasing Artwork
Date: 19 Dec 2006 | Views: 4088
NEW YORK - MetroArtwork, based in Florida, launches new art website to market limited edition hand signed contemporary artwork, below gallery and market pricing, from the worlds leading contemporary artists. More...
French Government’s E100m plan to boost failing art scene
Date: 18 Dec 2006 | Views: 5186
PARIS - France has announced a e100m ($120m) plan to support French artists and boost the market for contemporary art in the country. According to the French Minister of Culture, Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres , this is intended to “demonstrate the vivacity of French artistic creation”. More...
Rediscovering Francesca Woodman
Date: 18 Dec 2006 | Views: 11159
"As often happens in the natural cycle of the art world, the photographer's work has found new resonance among today's artists, who are looking back at the 1960s and ྂs with fresh eyes and combining the past and present in inventive ways." More...
Christie's Old Master Paintings Realizes $264 Million
Date: 15 Dec 2006 | Views: 6603
Christie’s International Old Master Department announces an annual sales total of Ј146 million / $264.3 million /€213.2 million in 2006. This builds on the success of 2005 and reaffirms Christie’s position as market leaders in both the Old Master Picture and Old Master Drawing categories, increasing market share against the nearest competitors to 54.5% for the Old Master Category as a whole. More...
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