Kimbell Museum Buys Back Restituted Turner Painting
Date: 22 Apr 2007 | Views: 13093
FORT WORTH, TX - The Kimbell Art Museum just announced that it has repurchased the Joseph Mallord William Turner painting Glaucus and Scylla (1841), which the Museum had returned last year to the heirs of John and Anna Jaffé after an investigation concluded that the painting had been unlawfully seized by the pro-Nazi Vichy regime in France in 1943. The painting was purchased this morning at Christie’s, New York, for a hammer price of $5.7 million. More...
Christie's Sale of Russian Paintings Totals $19 Million
Date: 20 Apr 2007 | Views: 3404
NEW YORK - Christie's sale of Russian Paintings & Works of Art today totaled $19,265,160, surpassing its pre-sale high estimate and exceeding the results achieved in New York at this time last year in our inaugural dedicated sale of Russian Pictures & Works of Art by $10 million. More...
Rosebuds wither on the auction block
Date: 20 Apr 2007 | Views: 3357
No one wants to gather rosebuds, it seems. For the second time in five years, the Canadian owners of Sir John William Waterhouse's Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May have withdrawn their large and luscious Pre-Raphaelite oil painting from auction. More...
Redesigning the Met’s Home for Greek and Roman Art
Date: 19 Apr 2007 | Views: 3944
The week that the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s southernmost wing reopened as a restaurant in 1954, with outré birdcage chandeliers and a central pool dotted by whimsical muses, the architect Kevin Roche found himself eating there. More...
IMA Declares Moratorium on Acquisition
Date: 19 Apr 2007 | Views: 37431
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today that it has declared a moratorium on the acquisition of archaeological objects which lack documentation of removal from their probable countries of modern discovery prior to 1970, the year in which the United Nations established a protocol to aid countries in the protection of their antiquities. More...
Arts Council England Awards Oover GBP 190,000
Date: 17 Apr 2007 | Views: 2873
BIRMINGHAM, UK - Ten projects in Birmingham are amongst the twenty-nine projects across the West Midlands that have been awarded a total of £485,765 in last month’s Grants for the arts awards from Arts Council England, West Midlands. More...
Zao Wou-Ki Masterpiece at Heffel Fine Art Auction House
Date: 17 Apr 2007 | Views: 6968
TORONTO, CANADA - The Heffel Fine Art Auction House in Toronto will be offering a magnificent, large scale Zao Wou-ki canvas, completed by the artist in 1962, for sale in the upcoming April auction of Fine International Art. More...
Eakins' Portrait of Professor Benjamin H. Rand Sold
Date: 16 Apr 2007 | Views: 4875
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Board of Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University announced that the University has sold Thomas Eakins’ Portrait of Professor Benjamin H. Rand (1874) to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, for an undisclosed amount. More...
Denver Museum Announces Layoffs
Date: 10 Apr 2007 | Views: 3214
The Denver Art Museum on Monday announced belt-tightening measures as part of a midyear evaluation following the debut of the Frederic C. Hamilton building. More...
The Police Are Expected To Submit A Hefty Bid
Date: 10 Apr 2007 | Views: 3858
A work of art is coming up for auction this month that many owners of defaced property, a scattering of museum curators and journalists have pined to get their hands on: a self-portrait by Banksy. More...
American Indian Art at Sotheby's New York
Date: 10 Apr 2007 | Views: 3204
NEW YORK - On May 18, 2007, Sotheby’s will offer a various-owners sale of American Indian art, including the Leede Family Collection of Important Pueblo Pottery, from Denver, Colorado, which is among the most important collections of its type to ever come to auction. More...
Important Old Master Paintings Sale at Christie's N.Y.
Date: 9 Apr 2007 | Views: 4505
NEW YORK - Christie’s New York annual Important Old Master Paintings sale takes place on April 19 and is expected to realize in excess of $50 million with a broad selection of Spanish, Italian, English and Dutch masterworks. More...
Import Restrictions Loom For Art, Artifacts
Date: 9 Apr 2007 | Views: 3148
WASHINGTON - the rumor swept through the aisles of the Seventh Regiment Armory in New York as art dealers traded gossip with collectors: Dina Powell was going to China. More...
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