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    Merkin’s Art Adviser Bought Expensive Rothkos, Lost Millions
    Date: 10 Jan 2009 | Views: 2860
    J. Ezra Merkin, the New York financier tied to Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme, is hearing from collectors interested in buying his dozen $150 million Mark Rothko paintings, the world’s largest private grouping, according to his art adviser. More...
    Sotheby's London To Offer A Rare and Important Painting By German Expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
    Date: 10 Jan 2009 | Views: 2502
    Sotheby’s announced that one of the major highlights of its forthcoming sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, which is scheduled to take place in London on the evening of Tuesday, February 3, 2009, is Strassenszene (Street Scene), 1913, by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938), estimated at Ł5-7 million. More...
    Russia's Art Boom Scales Down
    Date: 10 Jan 2009 | Views: 2397
    Just three months ago the sky seemed the limit in Russia. The country’s art scene was booming, but despite the government’s constant downplaying of a crisis, today the word is on everyone’s lips. As one official at a top natural... More...
    A Masterpiece of Boston Craftsmanship to Highlight Christie's American Furniture and Folk Art Sale
    Date: 9 Jan 2009 | Views: 2789
    An 18th century Chippendale “plum-pudding” mahogany bombé chest-of-drawers with a unique provenance is the leading lot in this season’s sale of Important American Furniture and Folk Art. More...
    In Museums' Fight For Survival, How Far Is Too Far?
    Date: 7 Jan 2009 | Views: 2359
    It's hard to talk about museums these days without discussing the effect the recession is having on them. Funding of all kinds is being cut, and many museums are laying off staff, postponing exhibitions and looking for new ways to raise money. More...
    Are Color Photos Disappearing?
    Date: 6 Jan 2009 | Views: 2503
    As printed snapshots vanish, we're losing more than shoe boxes full of mementos More...
    Sotheby's to Sell Historic Weathervane in January 2009 Sale of Important Americana
    Date: 6 Jan 2009 | Views: 2248
    On January 24, 2009 Sotheby’s will offer in its sale of Important Americana the most important, and perhaps the earliest, weathervane to appear on the auction market in recent history, A Rare and Important Molded Copper Fireman “Old Jake” Weathervane... More...
    Picasso, Matisse prints stolen from Berlin gallery
    Date: 6 Jan 2009 | Views: 2283
    BERLIN – Thieves stole works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and others from a Berlin gallery over the New Year's holiday, police said Friday. More...
    Sotheby's to Sell the Property of Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III
    Date: 5 Jan 2009 | Views: 3102
    On the morning of January 24, 2009, Sotheby’s will offer a single-owner sale of The Property of Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III as a highlight of its Americana Week sales. More...
    Secrets of the auction room
    Date: 4 Jan 2009 | Views: 3438
    The art market is often described as the last unregulated financial market in the world. It has remained stubbornly resistant to almost all efforts to bring transparency to its operations, which still mainly function on the basis of highly personal relations and often secretive transactions. More...
    Small is beautiful in this age of austerity
    Date: 2 Jan 2009 | Views: 2400
    The director of the National Gallery tells Arifa Akbar why blockbuster exhibitions are a thing of the past More...
    Sotheby's to Sell Icon of American Craftsmanship: Captain Edward Allen Bombé Chest-on-Chest
    Date: 2 Jan 2009 | Views: 2343
    On January 24, 2009 Sotheby’s will offer for sale The Important Captain Edward Allen Chippendale Carved and Figured Mahogany Bombé Chest-on-Chest, Probably Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1780 – one of only seven known American bombé chest-on-chests to survive. More...
    Sotheby's to Offer The Silver and Furniture Collection of the First Parish Church in Cohasset, MA
    Date: 1 Jan 2009 | Views: 2251
    On January 23 & 24, 2008, Sotheby’s New York will offer for sale The Silver and Furniture Collection of the First Parish Church in Cohasset, Massachusetts, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, as part of its twoday sale of Important Americana. More...
    Rare and Enticing Maritime Collectibles at Christie's New York on January 15
    Date: 1 Jan 2009 | Views: 2633
    A large model of a British ship-of-the-line carved from bone and ebony, a 1916 New York Yacht Club trophy, and a scrimshaw whale’s tooth depicting the female pirate Fanny Campbell are some of the rare and enticing collectibles included in Christie’s Maritime Decorative Arts sale on January 15, 2009. More...

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