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    Sotheby's to Sell Group of Important Paintings by Mahmoud Said
    Date: 27 Jul 2010 | Views: 2184
    Following the record sums achieved for paintings by leading Egyptian modern artist Mahmoud Said (1897-1964) earlier this year, Sotheby’s announced that four works by the acclaimed artist will highlight the forthcoming London sale of Modern and Contemporary Arab and Iranian Art... More...
    Vatican Reverses Itself, "The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence" Not a Caravaggio
    Date: 27 Jul 2010 | Views: 1922
    The Vatican's top art historian on Monday shot down a report in its own newspaper that suggested a recently discovered painting was a Caravaggio. More...
    Leopold Museum Pays a $19 Million Settlement for Egon Schiele's "Portrait of Wally"
    Date: 26 Jul 2010 | Views: 1985
    A 12-year dispute that illustrated the difficulty of proving art was stolen by Nazis in World War II ended Tuesday with an agreement that a 1912 oil painting entitled "Portrait of Wally" will be returned to a Vienna museum and displayed with an acknowledgement that it was stolen from a Jewish art dealer by a Nazi agent. More...
    400 years after his death, Caravaggio work is found
    Date: 25 Jul 2010 | Views: 2251
    Art experts in Rome are analysing what they believe is a previously unknown painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio. More...
    Quantitative Chemical Analysis Sheds New Light on Leonardo Da Vinci's Faces
    Date: 19 Jul 2010 | Views: 2072
    How did Leonardo Da Vinci manage to paint such perfect faces? For the first time a quantitative chemical analysis has been done on seven paintings from the Louvre Museum (including the Mona Lisa) without extracting any samples. More...
    Sotheby's to Hold Auction of Property from England's Most Magnificent Stately Home
    Date: 14 Jul 2010 | Views: 2063
    This autumn Sotheby’s will hold a once-in-a-lifetime sale at the most magnificent of all England’s stately homes – Chatsworth, in Derbyshire. More...
    Paintings from the Former Collection of Madame Antenor Patiño to Be Sold
    Date: 13 Jul 2010 | Views: 2854
    On September 22 & 23, to mark the opening of the Autumn auction season in Paris, Sotheby’s will bring to a conclusion the story of the legendary collection begun by Antenor Patiño (1894-1982) and continued with supreme elegance and refinement by his widow Beatriz Patiño until her death in 2009. More...
    Aristocrats sell off their heirlooms to keep the wolves from the door
    Date: 12 Jul 2010 | Views: 2021
    The aristocratic owners of some of Britain's most famous country estates have sold off art treasures worth £100m since the start of the recession. More...
    Moscow art curators await fate as trial over 'insulting' exhibition nears end
    Date: 12 Jul 2010 | Views: 1835
    Yuri Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeyev face five years in jail in case that has prompted fears of rise in Russian censorship More...
    Sotheby's Sales of Old Master & British Pictures Bring a Total of $94.5 Million
    Date: 12 Jul 2010 | Views: 1862
    Sotheby’s summer sales series of Old Master & British pictures (paintings and drawings) concluded yesterday, having realised a total of £62,473,325 / $94,514,064 / ˆ75,094,059 - a figure that is above pre-sale expectations... More...
    Egyptian Archaeologists Unveil Discovery of 4,300-Year-Old Tombs with Vivid Wall Paintings
    Date: 9 Jul 2010 | Views: 1897
    Egyptian archaeologists on Thursday unveiled a newly-unearthed double tomb with vivid wall paintings in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo, saying it could be the start for uncovering a vast cemetery in the area. More...
    Getty Museum ready to buy J.M.W. Turner masterpiece for $44.9 million - if Brits won't match the price
    Date: 8 Jul 2010 | Views: 2177
    The J. Paul Getty Museum is poised to pay $44.9 million for this J.M.W. Turner 1839 painting, "Modern Rome -- Campo Vaccino," but don't make plans to see it in Brentwood just yet. More...
    Princess Diana's Family Sells Painting by Flemish Master Peter Paul Rubens for Near $14 M.
    Date: 7 Jul 2010 | Views: 1941
    A painting by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens, put up for auction by the aristocratic family of the late Princess Diana as part of a clearout sale, sold on Tuesday for 9 million pounds ($13.68 million). More...
    Charles Saatchi Donates 200 Artworks Valued at More than 25 Million Pounds, Gallery to UK
    Date: 2 Jul 2010 | Views: 2037
    Art collector Charles Saatchi has a gift for Britain. It includes Tracy Emin's messy bed, Grayson Perry's explicit pottery and a room full of engine oil. More...
    Works of Art from the Spencer Collections Go on Public View at Christie's
    Date: 1 Jul 2010 | Views: 2138
    A selection of works of art from Althorp and Spencer House (the historic London home of the Spencer family) is to be offered on 6, 7 and 8 July at Christie’s King Street and South Kensington salerooms, with individual estimates from £200 to £12 million. More...
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