Record Warhol? (There Are Consequences)
Date: 16 May 2007 | Views: 3226
A New York City auction house is poised to not only set a record price for an Andy Warhol artwork tonight, but perhaps even double the previous record Warhol sale, set only six months ago. More...
Masterpiece by Mark Rothko Commands $72.8 Million
Date: 16 May 2007 | Views: 16188
NEW YORK - Last night Sotheby’s spring evening sale of Contemporary Art in New York made auction history, bringing $254,874,000, the highest total ever for a sale of Contemporary Art (est. $196.8/ 265.1 million). More...
Getty Moves Closer to Returning an Ancient Statue to Italy
Date: 12 May 2007 | Views: 2707
LOS ANGELES, — The J. Paul Getty Museum inched a step closer to relinquishing ownership of one of its most prized artifacts, a 2,400-year-old statue of a goddess claimed by Italy, at a conference of international experts to discuss the artifact this week, its director said. More...
A One-Million Dollar Electric Guitar for Charity?
Date: 12 May 2007 | Views: 8841
LOS ANGELES, CA.- A one-of-a kind, handpainted guitar by modern art superstar Mark Ryden could become the most expensive guitar ever sold when it goes under the hammer in Los Angeles next week, auctioneers said on Tuesday. More...
Weatherspoon Art Museum Awarded $50,000 Grant
Date: 11 May 2007 | Views: 5516
GREENSBORO, NC.-The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from the Lincoln Financial Foundation for a Museum Education Services Expansion initiative. More...
Tremendous Success for Old Master Paintings at Sotheby's
Date: 10 May 2007 | Views: 4090
AMSTERDAM - Yesterday’s sale of Old Master Paintings at Sotheby’s Amsterdam was a tremendous success, totalling ˆ6 million ($8,63 million), almost doubling the pre sale high estimate and highest total for an OMP sale at Sotheby’s Amsterdam More...
Sotheby's Profit Up
Date: 9 May 2007 | Views: 2772
Sotheby's, the world's largest publicly traded auction house, reported a first-quarter profit of $24.3 million, reversing a year-earlier loss, because of record sales of modern and contemporary art in London. More...
Living Artists' Work Raises $1.8 Million For Met Opera
Date: 9 May 2007 | Views: 2411
An auction of new art by major living artists — part of an ongoing effort by the Metropolitan Opera's General Manager Peter Gelb to combine the visual and vocal arts while keeping his house humming along financially — raised more than $1.8 million for future productions. More...
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