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Christie's Names New CEO

  • December 14, 2016

Christie’s announced changes on Wednesday to the company governance structure effective 1st January 2017. On the recommendation of Patricia Barbizet and with the full support of the Pinault ...

© David Hockney, The Conversation, 1980.  Acrylic on canvas.  "A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G.  Allen Family Collection"

'A Closer Look' at Portraits from the Paul Allen Collection in Seattle

  • December 14, 2016

There is a new exhibition at Seattle's Pivot Art + Culture dedicated to portraits and exploring how artists seek to convey the essence of their subjects. The artworks included span continents, ...

Pair of antique Chinese zitan and porcelain wardrobes, each panel decorated with bamboo and birds, two Chinese characters and the artist's red seal.

Converse Auctions is ending the year with a new name, a new owner and a big Dec. 30 online auction

  • Converse & Company
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  • December 14, 2016

MALVERN, Pa. – Converse Auctions will bid farewell to 2016 with a new name, a new owner and a New Year’s online auction, planned for Friday, December 30th, packed with over 350 lots of fine Chinese ...

LOT 2B Artist: Joseph Stella (1877-1946) Title: “Pittsburgh Types: In the bread line at Woods Run” Medium: charcoal on paper Size: 18 1/4” x 34 3/8” sheet size Date: 1905 Provenance: - East Coast Private Collection - Collection of Caesar P.  Kimmel Exhibitions: - Whitney Museum - “Joseph Stella” April 22-Oct 9, 1994 ESTIMATE: $10,000-12,000

Carlyle Galleries Presents: “Old Masters, Impressionist & Modern Art” Auction Online - Thursday, December 22, 2016

  • Carlyle Galleries International, Inc.
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  • December 13, 2016

Beverly Hills, California - December 13, 2016 - Carlyle Galleries International, Inc., ( the online fine art dealers and auctioneers, is hosting their next auction: “Old ...

William Edmondson, Untitled (Bird Bath with Figures), 1932-1940.  Carved limestone.

Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires Major Collection of Self-Taught American Art

  • December 13, 2016

The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today a gift of 93 works of art from the collection of Margaret Z. Robson. The Robson collection includes important paintings, drawings and sculptures ...

Marisa Merz (Italian, b.  1926).  Untitled, 1993.  Copper wire, unfired clay, steel structure.  Courtesy of the artist and Fondazione Merz

First Major Retrospective in the U.S. of Works by Marisa Merz—Italian Painter, Sculptor, and Installation Artist

  • December 13, 2016

In January 2017, The Met Breuer will present the first major retrospective in the United States of the Italian painter, sculptor, and installation artist Marisa Merz (born Turin, Italy, ...

PEM's 40,000 sq.  foot expansion by Ennead Architects, rendering.

Peabody Essex Museum Begins Expansion, Part of $650 Million Campaign to Create 'New Type of Museum Experience'

  • December 13, 2016

On Friday, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) broke ground on a new $200-million, 40,000-square-foot wing designed by Ennead Architects. Museum leaders, architects and city officials will gather on the ...

Land Crab, Mark Catesby, 1729-1747

'Opulent Oceans' Showcased in Rare Books at American Museum of Natural History

  • December 13, 2016

Inspired by the book Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History, this exhibition (through Oct. 2017) includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 ...

Judith Godwin.  Harlem, 1981.  Oil on canvas.  46 x 50 inches

Judith Godwin at Berry Campbell

  • Berry Campbell
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  • December 13, 2016

January 5 - February 4: Judith Godwin.Opening reception: January 5, 6-8pm. Since the early 1950s, Judith Godwin has been using gesture and color to relate her life experiences in her Abstract ...

The only authenticated image of Emily Dickinson, Daguerreotype, ca.  1847.  The Emily Dickinson Collection, Amherst College Archives & Special Collections.  Gift of Millicent Todd Bingham, 1956, 1956.002.

I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson at The Morgan

  • December 13, 2016

One of the most popular and enigmatic American writers of the nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) wrote almost 1,800 poems. Nevertheless, her work was essentially unknown to ...

Ships in Distress on a Stormy Sea - Jan Porcellis (Image Credit: Max & Iris Stern Foundation)

Two Nazi-Looted Dutch Old Master Paintings Returned

  • December 12, 2016

At a ceremony held at the Canadian Embassy in Germany, two Dutch Old Master paintings pulled from different auction house sales were presented to the Max and Iris Stern Foundation and its three ...

Andy Warhol Jackie, 1964.  synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas.  Collection of Williams College Museum of Art; Partial gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.  and museum purchase from the John B.  Turner ’24 Memorial Fund and Karl E.  Weston Memorial Fund

Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol

  • December 8, 2016

Without thinking too much about it in specific terms, I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed. —Norman Rockwell Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol ...

Leonardo da VINCI (Vinci 1452 – Cloux 1519 ) Recto: Study for a San Sebastian in a landscape

Retired Doctor Uncovers 'Lost' Leonardo da Vinci Drawing

  • December 12, 2016

A retired French doctor was the unknowing owner of a lost work by Leonardo da Vinci. Last March, he brought the inherited piece into a Parisian auction house who consulted experts, coming to the ...

Lot 2427 Magnificent Unenhanced Classic Columbian Emerald Approx.  29 cts.  Sold for: $1,030,000


  • Rago Arts and Auction Center
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  • December 12, 2016

Lambertville, NJ: An unenhanced Colombian emerald weighing some 29 carats brought $1,030,000 in Rago’s $4.25 million dollar jewelry auction on December 4, 2016.  A pear-shaped diamond of ...

Tara Donovan, "Untitled," 2009.  (Two) Ink on Paper, 51 ′′× 42 ′′ each

World Class Art Collection at Grove at Grand Bay Features Work by Important Contemporary Artists

  • December 12, 2016

Public art adds value to real estate projects and gives artists opportunities to attract new audiences. Terra’s Grove at Grand Bay in Coconut Grove has a stellar selection of contemporary artworks ...

Zen Lotus , 1974 Lu Shoukun Ink on Paper 84 cm x 153 cm

With Its Largest Roster of 51 World-Renowned Galleries, Asia Week New York Heads Into 2017 Stronger Than Ever

  • December 12, 2016

The Asia Week New York Association announces that 51 international galleries and 5 auction houses will participate in Asia Week New York 2017, the ten-day celebration of Asian art and culture that ...

Ellsworth Kelly gallery, SFMOMA

SFMOMA to Present Symposium on New Museum Models, Featuring International Museum Leaders and Visionary Collectors, January 13, 2017

  • December 11, 2016

Participants to include Richard Armstrong, Agustín Arteaga, Neal Benezra, Manuel Borja-Villel, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Robert J. Fisher, Kate Fowle, Joanne Heyler, Max Hollein, Frances Morris, ...

John Glenn by Henry C.  Casselli, Jr., 1998.  Graphite and watercolor on paper.  National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Taylor Energy Company LLC .  © Henry C.  Casselli, Jr.

John Glenn Remembered With Portrait on View at the National Portrait Gallery

  • December 11, 2016

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates the accomplishments of astronaut and Senator John Glenn (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) with a watercolor and graphite portrait by Henry C. ...

Architect’s initial rendering of the North Building view from 14th Ave.  Courtesy of Fentress Architects and Machado Silvetti.

Largest-Ever Gift to Denver Art Museum Launches Renovation Project

  • December 11, 2016

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has announced the largest standalone financial gift in the museum’s history. Board Chairman J. Landis Martin and his wife, Sharon Martin, pledged $25 million to the DAM ...

 Itō Shinsui, Woman Looking at a Mirror (detail), 1916.  Woodblock print; ink and color on paper.  Chinese and Japanese Special Fund.

'New Women for a New Age, Japanese Beauties, 1890s–1930s', Opens at MFA Boston

  • December 11, 2016

Examine the changing image of Japanese women though prints, book illustrations, and photographs made in Japan from the 1890s to the 1930s, in a new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ...