Despite Foes, Buffalo Museum Makes $18 Million in Auction
Date: 21 Mar 2007 | Views: 3655
The first in a series of sales of antiquities from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo made more than $18 million yesterday at Sotheby’s, providing a substantial boost to the museum’s endowment but saddening a group of patrons who have protested the decision to sell. More...
Britain Reexamines Its Slave-Trade Past
Date: 21 Mar 2007 | Views: 4127
LONDON — The way history has long been taught here, Britain’s abolition of the slave trade on March 25, 1807, allowed it to claim the moral high ground in the struggle to end slavery in the New World. More...
Why Picasso Was Obsessed With Rembrandt
Date: 21 Mar 2007 | Views: 9453
In April, 1973, the month that Picasso died, he was asked to choose an image to be used as a poster for a show of recent work at the Palace of the Popes, in Avignon. He picked “The Young Painter,” an oil sketch he’d done a year earlier, at the age of ninety—a vision of his dewy beginnings, not his bitter end. More...