New light on modern China
Date: 1 May 2007 | Views: 4081
Is contemporary Chinese art as good as the huge prices it fetches at auction suggest? Despite the best efforts of Tate Liverpool's new show, Richard Dorment remains unconvinced More...
Old Master Paintings at Sotheby's
Date: 1 May 2007 | Views: 11703
AMSTERDAM - The sale of Old Master Paintings at Sotheby’s Amsterdam on Tuesday 8 May 2007 offers a variety of landscapes, still-lifes, portraits, biblical and genre scenes. Of special interest are a group of paintings from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, a recently discovered masterpiece by Jan Lievens and works by Bakhuizen, De Momper and Van Leen. More...
Asian Contemporary Art at Christie's
Date: 1 May 2007 | Views: 4545
HONG KONG - A dazzling array of cutting-edge Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian and Pakistani art will take pride of place in Christie’s Hong Kong Asian Contemporary Art sale to be held on 27 May. More...
Doors To The Renaissance Come To US
Date: 30 Apr 2007 | Views: 3743
ATLANTA, Georgia - When the artists of Florence, Italy, swung open the doors of the Baptistery of the Duomo (cathedral) now known as the "Gates of Paradise" in 1452, a new world was waiting on the other side. More...
Questions About Cooper-Hewitt
Date: 30 Apr 2007 | Views: 3858
Given the recent travails of its parent, the Smithsonian Institution, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum may seem relatively hardy. More...
Modern and Contemporary Indian Art at Chrstie's
Date: 27 Apr 2007 | Views: 4454
LONDON - In 2006, Christie’s marked an exceptional year in the contemporary art market, with Modern and Contemporary Indian art becoming one of the art market’s fastest growing areas. More...
Auction World Record for Banksy
Date: 27 Apr 2007 | Views: 4048
LONDON, ENGLAND - A spray paint on steel titled ‘Space Girl and Bird’ by the elusive artist Banksy, soared twenty times its estimate to create a new auction world record of £288,000 at Bonhams 25 April 2007. More...
Su-Mei Thompson Appointed at Christie's
Date: 26 Apr 2007 | Views: 5152
NEW YORK - Christie’s International, the world’s leading art business, announced today the appointment of Su-Mei Thompson as Senior Vice President, Director of Strategic Business Development, Asia commencing in June. More...
Reversal On Renoir - Bronzes A Fake?
Date: 25 Apr 2007 | Views: 4845
LONDON - Emmanuel Javogue, a US-based dealer who has opposed Renoir’s great-grandson Emmanuel in a long-running dispute over copyright to Renoir bronzes in the US, has now changed his position. He now claims that many pieces he believed were authentic may actually be unauthorised fakes. More...
Fun and funds with LACMA's Collectors Committee
Date: 23 Apr 2007 | Views: 14589
CONTRIBUTING to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's acquisitions fund is one thing. Throwing thousands of dollars into a pot and helping to decide how to spend it is something else again. But that's what goes on once a year when members of the museum's Collectors Committee gather for a weekend gala and ponder tough choices offered by curators. More...
Bonhams Sell Sculpture of Sikh Hero for GBP 1.7M
Date: 23 Apr 2007 | Views: 37770
LONDON, ENGLAND - The bust of the Indian Prince and Sikh hero, Maharaja Duleep Singh, fashioned by British sculptor John Gibson almost 150 years ago, was sold for £1.7m at Bonhams Indian and Islamic Sale today, April 19th at 101 New Bond Street. More...
Barnes Foundation Awarded Five Million Challenge Grant
Date: 23 Apr 2007 | Views: 18904
LOWER MERION, PA - The Board of Trustees of the Barnes Foundation has announced the award of a $5 million challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This extraordinarily generous gift, to be matched by $15 million, will establish a permanent endowment to support scholarly activities connected with the remarkable Barnes art collection and archives. More...
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