Judge Blocks Fisk University From Selling Paintings
Date: 14 Jun 2007 | Views: 2175
A Davidson County judge told Fisk University on Tuesday that it cannot sell two paintings worth millions of dollars — or any of the 101 works of art in a collection donated to the university by artist Georgia O'Keeffe in 1949. More...
Kids Aren't Going To Museums? Who Says?
Date: 14 Jun 2007 | Views: 2674
He would say that, wouldn't he? But that doesn't mean he's wrong. Nor, though, should we be overwhelmed into agreeing with him just because he is David Hockney, Britain's only living painting genius, making an... More...
Water stops flowing for Rome's fountains
Date: 14 Jun 2007 | Views: 2398
Rome's most important fountains are drying up after the 2,000-year-old Roman-built underground aqueduct that supplies them was smashed by workmen laying foundations for a garage. More...
Faberge Tiara Realizes GBP1,050,400
Date: 14 Jun 2007 | Views: 11845
LONDON - In today's Important Jewellery sale, Christie’s London, 13 June 2007 - the Faberge Tiara from The Collection of HRH Princess Maria Gabriella di Savoia, inherited from her mother HM Queen Maria José of Italy realised£1,050,400. More...
Larionov Still Life Sells For Record GBP2.2 Million
Date: 14 Jun 2007 | Views: 2875
LONDON - The first of Sotheby’s London biannual Russian Sales this year realised a total of £22,742,560 ($44,907,459), almost £4 million more than the pre-sale low estimate of £18,964,800, which brings Sotheby’s... More...
Ferdinand Hodler Work Sells for CHF 10.9 M at Sotheby's
Date: 14 Jun 2007 | Views: 3331
In Zurich on 5th June 2007 the Swiss art sale held by Sotheby's was the most successful ever at any auction house. Totaling CHF 25,074,500 ($20,498,905) against a pre-sale estimate of CHF 13.2-18.2, the sale was 94.9% sold by value and 81.1% by lot. More...
In for a Penny, in for the Pounce
Date: 13 Jun 2007 | Views: 2391
BASEL, Switzerland, — “Is there anything left?” Anne Mosseri-Marlio asked as she surveyed the red dots beside many of the paintings in Paula Cooper’s booth. More...
Miniature Portrait of Queen Elizabeth Sells For GBP 276,000
Date: 13 Jun 2007 | Views: 12729
LONDON - A previously unrecorded portrait miniature of Queen Elizabeth I circa 1595/1600 by Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619) (estimate: £60,000-80,000) leads Christie’s London Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes sale on 5 June 2007. More...
Sotheby's Sets New World Record for Sculture at $28.6M
Date: 9 Jun 2007 | Views: 3168
NEW YORK - Today at Sotheby’s, in a hushed and standing-room only salesroom, auction history was made when an exquisite bronze figure of Artemis and the Stag, circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D., sold for $28,600,000, immediately becoming the most expensive sculpture ever sold at auction. More...
A Venetian Customs House for Contemporary Art
Date: 8 Jun 2007 | Views: 2637
François Pinault, the luxury-goods magnate and art collector who owns Christie’s, arrived here this week not simply to peruse the hundreds of art installations that make up this year’s Venice Biennale, but... More...
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