Destroying art for art's sake
Date: 30 Oct 2009 | Views: 2900
Many of the art attacks carried out by individuals lurch between lunacy and criminality - the man who attacked Michelangelo's Pieta in the Vatican with a hammer, while shouting "I am Jesus" is seen as a lunatic. More...
Chelmsford Museum Tastes Success at Auction
Date: 25 Oct 2009 | Views: 2408
Chelmsford Museum has succeeded in snaring at auction its first work by locally born painter and Slade professor Frederick Brown (1851 -1941) - after being thwarted in its attempt to acquire a similar painting by the artist that went under the hammer in 2007. More...
Return of a Soviet-Era Genre Lost to Perestroika
Date: 24 Oct 2009 | Views: 2941
When Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of the former Soviet Union and Communist Party leader, introduced perestroika in the late 1980s, his policies had a profound affect on almost every aspect of life. More...
Sotheby's Four-Day Romano Sale Achieves $15,435,780
Date: 19 Oct 2009 | Views: 3152
At the close of Sotheby’s four-day Romano sale series in Florence, featuring over 1,800 lots from the spectacular collection of Salvatore Romano and his son Francesco, the total sum exceeded the pre-sale low estimate... More...
Sheriff: $80 Million Art 'Theft' Appears To Be A Scam
Date: 9 Oct 2009 | Views: 2427
It was reported as one of the biggest fine art thefts in history - $80 million worth of paintings by Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh and other masters spirited from a seaside home in Pebble Beach by a burglar who left a note demanding a ransom and threatening violence. More...
Sotheby's to Offer Islamic Works of Art in Paris for the First Time
Date: 5 Oct 2009 | Views: 3325
Sotheby’s next Orientalist sale in Paris on October 28 will consist of 205 lots of paintings, sculptures and works of art. It will also include a section dedicated to Islamic Art for the first time, with 120 lots illustrating les arts d’Orient from North Africa to China. More...
Pebble Beach art heist ransom note found
Date: 4 Oct 2009 | Views: 2663
The owners of artwork valued in the multiple millions and stolen from a Pebble Beach home have found a ransom note, the Monterey County Sheriff's Office confirmed. More...