Lynda and Stewart Resnick Donate $55 Million to LACMA
Date: 1 Oct 2008 | Views: 4466
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced today it has received a gift of $55 million from Los Angeles-based philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick, including $45 million toward LACMA’s ongoing Transformation... More...
How Winston Churchill saved the National Gallery
Date: 21 Sep 2008 | Views: 5666
Churchill's wartime order to protect the nation's art - yet keep it in this country - meant quarries were blasted, roads were rebuilt and secret convoys of vans set off for Britain's most remote and secure outposts. Suzanne Bosman tells a tale of derring-do on the home front More...
Should Group Sex Be Public Art?
Date: 21 Sep 2008 | Views: 5195
A new sculpture in a southern German town square has tourists snapping pictures and politicians arguing about the role of public art. The work shows Angela Merkel naked, along with other politicians, and the artist is unapologetic. He calls the work his "group-sex relief." More...
Bull Market for Hirst in Sotheby’s 2-Day Sale
Date: 17 Sep 2008 | Views: 3122
It was as if Sotheby’s here was a little oasis far removed from the grim news of the financial world. In less than 24 hours, giant tanks of dead sharks, zebras and piglets submerged in formaldehyde; glass cabinets filled with medical supplies, cigarette butts or diamonds; paintings and drawings... More...
Stolen Dutch paintings recovered
Date: 16 Sep 2008 | Views: 3340
Five 17th Century paintings that were stolen from the renowned Frans Hals Museum in the Netherlands in 2002 have been recovered by Dutch police. More...
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