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Historians Capture World Heritage Site with 3D Laser Scanner

Live Science / February 24th, 2015

Historians Charles Matz and Jonathan Michael Dillon went to the Muslim holy city of Harar in Ethiopa to take 3D scans of the city's historic structures. They captured the crumbling contours of the UNESCO world heritage site, and in the ...

Robe, ca.  1700–1740.  Eastern Plains artist, probably Illinois, Mid-Mississippi River basin.  Native tanned leather, pigment.  Paris (France), Musée du quai Branly, 71.1878.32.134Calendar

Landmark Exhibition Exploring Beauty, Power, and Spiritual Resonance of Native Indian Art Opens at Metropolitan Museum March 9

New York / March 9 - May 10, 2015

A major exhibition featuring extraordinary works created by Native American people of the Plains region will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, beginning March 9. Bringing together more than 150 iconic works from European and...

Figure 1.  Antique Persian Suzani Embroidery, Circa 17th CenturyBlogs

Iranian Textile History from the Nazmiyal Archives

Nazmiyal Collection / February 9th, 2015 15:58

The recorded history of the civilization of the area now known as Iran stretches back to the third millennium BCE, and their textile production goes back even farther. Situated between the Caspian Sea and the Persian...

Raising American Flag at United States Annexation Ceremony at ʻIolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawaii.  The American marines performing the ceremony are from the USS Philadelphia.  Collection: Ray Jerome Baker Collection.  1898.

Hawaii's Iolani Palace Recovers Long-Lost Furnishings

ArtfixDaily / February 25th, 2015

Parisian-made china and Sheffield plate silverware that once graced King Kalakaua's table are among a trove of furnishings that have recently been returned to Iolani Palace, the royal residence in Hawaii. Sold off at auction in the early ...

A 16th century silver figure of Mary and infant Jesus, on display with the Welfenschatz collection in Berlin.

Jewish Heirs Sue Germany Over $226 Million Medieval Treasure

ArtfixDaily / February 24th, 2015

The heirs of Jewish art dealers who sold a trove of medieval treasures to the Nazis are suing the German state in a U.S. lawsuit. Gestapo founder Herman Goering orchestrated the sale in 1935 with four Jewish art dealers who received ...

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UK's National Gallery Staff Riled by Rep's Suspension

BBC / February 23rd, 2015

A dispute between staff and management of the National Gallery in London has worsened since a senior rep for the workers' union was suspended. About 200 members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union are planning another ...

Interior of The Joseph, a new art boutique hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

Collector Ron Pizzuti Opens Art Boutique Hotel in Ohio

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2015

Renowned art collector Ron Pizzuti is behind a new luxury-boutique art hotel opening in Columbus, Ohio. The hotel features art from Pizzuti's private collection along with local and world-class contemporary art from emerging artists. ...

The Barnes Foundation discovered two previously unknown Cezanne sketches on the verso of watercolors.

Barnes Foundation Discovers Two Hidden Cezanne Sketches

Barnes Foundation / February 22nd, 2015

Two watercolors that art collector Dr. Alfred Barnes bought 90 years ago for $100 have yielded an unexpected surprise. Conservtors at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia recently removed the frames from the watercolors depicting the ...

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Latest Galleries

  • Guy C.  Wiggins (1883 - 1962) Winter Along Central Park.  Signed, Guy Wiggins, NA, lower right, titled and signed again, verso, oil on canvas, 30" x 25".  The Cooley Gallery at the Armory Antique Show.
  • Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) Blue Mountain, New Mexico, 1918.  Pastel on paper 17 x 27 1/2 inches.  James Reinish & Associates, Inc.
  • Ammi Phillips.  Portrait of a Winsome Young Girl in Red with Green Slippers, Dog and Bird.  Est.  $300/500,000.
  • LOUIS VALTAT, Vase de Fleurs, Oil on canvas, 21 3/8 x 25 ¾ inches (54.3 x 65.4 cm), Schiller & Bodo European Paintings
  • Mary Cassatt (1845-1926) Children Playing with a Cat, 1908.  Oil on canvas, 32 x 39 ½ inches.  Courtesy of John H.  Surovek Gallery.
  • Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) Summer Day, 1911.  Oil on canvas, 36 1/8 x 32 1/8 in.  (91.8 x 81.6 cm).  Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.  Photography by Dwight Primiano.  © Estate of Frank Weston Benson / Licensed by Faith Andrews Bedford, St.  Petersburg, FL
  • The Dancers, by Arthur Frank Mathews (1869-1945), oil on board, City of Monterey deHaven/Jacks Collection.
  • Catalogue cover featuring a detail of William Frederick de Haas (1830–1880), Fishermen Off Beavertail Light, 1875.
  • Dale Chihuly, Lime Green Icicle Tower, installed in the Shapiro Family Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • Lockwood de Forest's (1850 - 1932) Full Moon Over Sea, 1906, is part of an exhibition of the artist's work at Sullivan Goss Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA., January 6-April 11, 2011.
  • Snowy Owls from John James Audubon's Birds of America at Sotheby's Dec.  7 London auction.
  • Charles Courtney Curran (American, 1861-1942) Breakfast for Three, 1909.  Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches.  Gift of the West Foundation in honor of Gudmund Vigtel 2010.117.  High Museum of Art.
  • At Bonhams is Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953) The Singer, 1920.  Pastel on paper, 13 x 16 1/2in.  Estimate: $100,000 - 150,000
  • Frank Vining Smith, The Seventh Wave, 1942.  Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 in.  Private Collection.
  • Winslow Homer (1836-1910), Croquet Players, 1865.
  • Willard L.  Metcalf's (1858–1925) Poppy Field (Landscape at Giverny), 1886.  Oil on canvas, 10 5/8 x 18 5/16 inches.  Inscribed on verso: La Maison de Claude Monet Giverny.  Looking across from the end of my garden W.  L.  Metcalf
  • John Marin American (1856-1915) The Times Tower, West 42nd Street, circa 1909-10 Watercolor on paper, 12 x 9 inches.  Courtesy of Thomas Colville Fine Art.
  • Arcature Fine Art
  • Eduard Charlemont Austrian, 1848-1906 Artist in his Studio 1890 signed and dated lower right: Ed.  Charlemont 1890 oil on cradled panel 36 x 28 ½ inches 46 x 38 inches framed Schiller & Bodo European Paintings
  • photo l.a.  2010
  • Master of the Johnson Assumption (Tuscany, active c.1485-1515), Madonna and Child with Young Saint John the Baptist, Tondo, tempera on panel.  Diameter: 88.5 cm, 34⅞ ins
  • Artist: Hu Li Title: Backward Backward Courtesy of MR Gallery