Pieter Bruegel the Younger, The Indoor Wedding Dance, 1622 To be exhibited by De Jonckheere, Paris at TEFAF Maastricht 2010

FROM YACHTS TO OLD MASTERS How investment helped the art market weather the economic crisis

  • February 26, 2010

  A change in luxury spending habits caused by the recession has helped the international art and antiques market weather the global economic storm. This is revealed by a new report ...

"Reclaiming a Plundered Past: Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq" by Magnus Bernhardsson.

MONUMENTS IN PERIL SERIES CONTINUES WITH "RANSACKING IRAQ"

  • The Clark
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  • February 22, 2010

In April 2003, following the American occupation of Baghdad, looters ransacked the storied Iraqi National Museum. In a matter of hours, thousands of valuable archaeological and artistic artifacts ...

Gavin Spanierman sold a painting titled "Fountain in a Spanish Garden" by F Luis Mora, which had an asking price of $110,000.

ENTHUSIASM, EXCITEMENT AND INTEREST EVIDENT THEMES DURING DAY THREE AT THE PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW

  • Palm Beach Show Group
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  • February 16, 2010

  Presidents' Day at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show attracted thousands of enthusiastic collectors eager to admire the more than 200,000 items on display, including fine art, ...

Grandma Moses, Quiet Day, 1951, sold by Owen Gallery.

THOUSANDS ATTEND THE PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW'S OPENING DAY

  • February 15, 2010

After the most successful opening night Preview Evening in the event's history, the 7th Annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show opened its doors on Saturday, Feb. 13 to thousands of ...

Kinsale, Ireland

The Art and Magic of Ireland Calls to The Katonah Museum of Art

  • Katonah Museum of Art
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  • February 11, 2010

  From ancient castles to contemporary art museums Ireland is a land of mystical lore, majestic landscapes and magnificent art.  The Katonah Museum of Art (www.katonahmuseum.org) ...

Lower Sepik River mask, 12", early 20th c.

San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Shows Brings World's Best Tribal Art Galleries to the City

  • February 4, 2010

The 24th Annual San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show will be at the Fort Mason Center from February 12-14, 2009. Widely recognized by arts and museum professionals as the best Tribal Art ...

Women on a Terrace, Vilavail ragini from a Ragamala series, Mughal, Lucknow, India ca.1770-80.

San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show Opens at Fort Mason Center

  • February 4, 2010

 The 14th Annual San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show (SFAPA) returns to the Fort Mason Center February 5-7, 2010. One of the top Asian Art Shows in North America, the upcoming 2010 ...

A round-back chair and table from the “Sketch Furniture” series (2005) from Stockholm’s Front Design was acquired for the High's decorative arts and design department.

COLLECTORS’ EVENING SECURES FOUR NEW ACQUSITIONS FOR THE HIGH

  • High Museum of Art
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  • February 1, 2010

   The High Museum of Art hosted its first ever Collectors’ Evening on Saturday, January 30. The participants at the event voted to secure four new acquisitions for the museum, including ...

William Mason Brown’s “Red Raspberries” (ca.  1866) is the proposed acquisition for the American art collection.

HIGH HOSTS FIRST EVER COLLECTORS’ EVENING TO HELP BUILD THE MUSEUM’S PERMANENT COLLECTION

  • High Museum of Art
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  • January 7, 2010

New Acquisition to be Chosen Among Seven Proposed Works from Each of the High’s Curatorial Departments.   The High Museum of Art will host its first ever Collectors’ Evening on ...

The vase dates from between late First Century B.C.  to early First Century A.D .

Bonhams Uncovers Rare Imperial Roman Glass Vase

  • Bonhams
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  • December 27, 2009

2000-YEAR-OLD CAMEO GLASS VASE IS LARGER AND MORE COMPLEX THAN ANY OTHER KNOWN EXAMPLE Bonhams specialists announced this week that they have identified a magnificent Roman cameo glass vase ...

Cat Butler by Diego Giacometti, to be exhibited by L’Arc en Seine, Paris.

TEFAF DESIGN Presents Rare and Influential Pieces in 2010; TEFAF MAASTRICHT 12-21 MARCH 2010

  • Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions
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  • December 17, 2009

  TEFAF Design, the stylish newcomer to TEFAF Maastricht in 2009, will exhibit works by some of the greatest names in the history of design when the world’s most influential art and ...

An important Louis XV style gilt bronze and coramandel lacquer mounted ebonized commode Paul Sormani fourth quarter 19th century.  Sold for $122,000 inclusive of Buyer's Premium

Bonhams & Butterfields’ December 7th Furniture Sale Shows Strength in Private Collections

  • Bonhams
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  • December 16, 2009

Auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields capped off a strong year of fine European and American furniture and decorative arts sales in San Francisco on Dec. 7, 2009 with its $1.6-million auction ...

A Roman marble torso of Venus Circa 2nd century A.D.  Estimate: $300,000-500,000

CHRISTIE’S TO OFFER EXQUISITE ANTIQUITIES AND ANCIENT JEWELRY THIS DECEMBER IN NEW YORK

  • Christies
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  • November 25, 2009

Christie’s is proud to present two sales of ancient art, Antiquities and Ancient Jewelry, on December 11 featuring over 350 lots showcasing the broad range of works from Predynastic Egypt through ...

Untitled XVI by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), new exhibitor L&M Arts.

BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE – TEFAF MAASTRICHT MARCH 12-21, 2010

  • Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions
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  • November 23, 2009

TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s most influential art and antiques fair, will have a record number of 260 exhibitors from 17 countries when the 23rd edition opens at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition ...

The Charles Engelhard Court at the Met

Istanbul-Based Vehbi Koç Foundation Funds New Galleries for Ottoman Art at Metropolitan Museum

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • November 6, 2009

In recognition of a generous gift of $10 million from the Istanbul-based Vehbi Koç Foundation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today the designation of two new galleries for Ottoman Art ...