The popular exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," which has welcomed more than 500,000 visitors to the Met since it opened on May 4, has been extended until August 7.

Metropolitan Museum Announces 5.68 Million Attendance, Highest in 40 Years

  • July 21, 2011

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Thursday that 5.68 million people visited the Met during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. The number, which includes attendance at The Cloisters ...

Image Courtesy of I.M.  Chait

Artfact Live! Presents Asian & international Fine Arts Auction

  • Fusco & Four/Ventures, LLC
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  • June 30, 2011

Collectors of Asian art and antiques around the world will have to chance to bid live online via Artfact Live! at I.M. Chait’s Asian & International Fine Arts Auction July 10, 2011. ...

North Carolina Paint Decorated Blanket Chest, 1840s ($80,500)

Landmark Auction for Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.

  • Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.
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  • June 24, 2011

Landmark Auction for Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. LLAES, Ltd. conducts first million dollar sale with their June 18th Summer Catalogue Auction.  Gross sales hit ...

From Strachan Fine Art, Daniel Mytens c.  1590 (Delft)-1647 (The Hague) Portrait of Lady Catherine Howard, Countess of Salisbury, 1629 Half-length, oil on canvas, 29 x 24.75 ins., 74 x 63

Art Antiques London consolidates success with strong sales and increased visitor numbers

  • June 24, 2011

  Art Antiques London had much to celebrate when its doors closed on Wednesday 15th June after eight very busy days.   The Fair acted as a magnet for collectors and connoisseurs ...

Wm C.  Blackett Civil War Diaries

Clarke Auction - Antiques, Midcentury, Fine Art, Sculpture, Silver - 5:00 pm, Monday, June 13th

  • Clarke Auction
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  • June 07, 2011

  450 lots to include oils by Guy C Wiggins, Johann Berthelsen, David Burliuk; Judaic art, Chinese antique porcelains, Martino Gamber chairs, bronze putti, American Empire, 19th French ...

A rare carved red, lacquer vase, Qianlong, discovered in an East Coast private collection, is a star lot in Bonhams' June 21 sale in San Francisco (est.  $80,000-120,000).


  • June 03, 2011

Summer begins with a wealth of Chinese art at Bonhams & Butterfields, with fine objects in every collecting category going on the auction block June 21 at 10 a.m. A rare carved red, lacquer ...

Grandma Moses (NY/VA, 1860-1961), "The Red Bridge," retaining original card from the artist (est.  $10,000-$20,000)

Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd. to Hold Important Summer Catalogue Auction on June 18th

  • Leland Little Auction & Estate Sales, Ltd.
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  • June 02, 2011

Over 700 lots of fine and decorative arts will be offered at LLAES Ltd.’s major Summer Catalogue Auction.  Starting promptly at 9AM, the event will be held at the firm’s state of the art ...

Qi Baishi Autumn Lotus Hanging Scroll, Ink & Color on Paper

Qi Baishi Paintings Among the Chinese Art and Decorations at Hong Kong Auctions New York June 12 Sale

  • Hong Kong Auction Gallery (NY)
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  • June 01, 2011

New York City summer specialty auctions often carry a broader variety of collections than at other times of year. Proof of this are the Qi Baishi paintings to be found among the antique and vintage ...

Bundu mask, Sowei society Mende people, Sierre Leone Used in the initiation ceremony for a girl entering womanhood


  • May 31, 2011


This extravagant pair of turquoise and diamond earrings are mounted in gold and signed by Van Cleef & Arpels is offered by Epoque Fine Jewels..

10 reasons to visit Masterpiece London 2011

  • May 31, 2011

Summer is almost here and we’re all busily putting the must-do events of the season in our diaries. One event not to be missed is the much acclaimed Masterpiece London, which takes ...

The top price paid was for a gold-ground enamelled copper Imperial snuff bottle, manufactured in the Beijing Palace Workshops probably in the 1770s, which sold for HK$4.2 million (£334,323) to a private Asian buyer (lot 141, estimate in excess of HK$3.5 million)..

Blockbuster Sales of Chinese Snuff Bottles & Soapstone Figures Set the Tone for Bonhams Hong Kong Spring Auctions

  • May 27, 2011

Bonhams Hong Kong secured another 'Golden Gavel' triumph on 25 May 2011 with the sale of the legendary Mary and George Bloch Collection of Chinese Snuff bottles: Part III. All 142 lots sold out ...

Sino-Tibetan Porcelain Bodhisattva sold for $44,650

Chinese Ivories Bring Fireworks at Cowan's

  • Cowan's Auctions
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  • May 21, 2011

  CINCINNATI - Cowan's May 21 Spring Fine and Decorative Art Auction was hailed a success as a grouping of 80 lots of Chinese decorative arts in the auction sold for significantly higher ...

Bill Roland, co-founder of Roland Antiques, Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village Gets an Auction House

  • Roland Auctions
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  • May 19, 2011

William Roland and Robert Roland, co-founders of Roland Antiques Gallery, Inc. have formally announced the opening of their new auction gallery, Roland Auctions, in New York City's Greenwich ...

A Portsmouth, New Hampshire Federal inlaid and crossbanded figured birch and maple bow-front chest of drawers, circa 1810, holds a $6,000-$8,000 pre-sale estimate.

Weschler's Spring Furniture and Decorations Auction Set for May 14

  • Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers
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  • May 09, 2011

Featuring Property from a Corporate Collection (WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Weschler's May 14th auction of European and American Furniture and Decorations, including Asian Works of Art, will feature a ...

Yin Xin (Chinese, b.  1959), Letter d'Amour (19thc.).  Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong.

Art Basel Buys Hong Kong International Art Fair

  • May 07, 2011

Art Basel announced that MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd. – a MCH Group company, and the organizer of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach – has signed a purchase agreement with Asian Art ...