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

$1 MILLION EMERALD SPARKS GREEN FIRE IN RAGO’S DECEMBER JEWELRY AUCTION

  • 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 ...

Lucy Raven: Curtains, 2014 Anaglyph video installation, 5.1 sound, 50 mins, looped; image courtesy and © 2016 Lucy Raven

'Lucy Raven: Edge of Tomorrow' Explores Concepts of Time at London's Serpentine Galleries

  • December 11, 2016

Through Feb. 12, 2017, the Serpentine presents the first UK solo exhibition of the New York-based artist, Lucy Raven (born 1977, Tucson, Arizona). Raven’s work focuses on the marginal spaces at ...

Signature evil queen dress worn by Julia Roberts in the movie Mirror Mirror Evil Queen, designed by the late Oscar-winning costume designer Eiko Ishioka (est.  $10,000-$15,000).

Elaborate costumes and props from films and TV will be sold Dec. 17th at Premiere Props auction

  • Premiere Props
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  • December 12, 2016

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Costume dresses worn by Julia Roberts as the evil queen in the movie Mirror Mirror Evil Queen, a screen outfit worn by the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in his ...

The Bishop from ‘The Game of Kings’ stands 12 inches tall as a plumed horse; its blinkers adorned with the alchemical symbol for silver and head bowed in respect.  Photo: Andy Scott Public Art

The Game of Kings: Bespoke Silver Chess Set by Sculptor Andy Scott

  • Andy Scott Sculptures
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  • December 1, 2016

The artist of the world’s largest equine sculptures, The Kelpies, has something more intimate but no less remarkable in mind for this holiday gift giving season. Andy Scott’s new artwork, The Game ...

Vase with “hundred flowers” decoration, 1736–1795.  China; Jiangxi province.  Porcelain.  Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B65P13.  Photograph © Asian Art Museum.

Beyond beauty: FLOWER POWER at the Asian Art Museum

  • December 8, 2016

Discover the potent symbolism of delicate flowers, from the courts of China and the gardens of Persia, to the budding Buddhists of 1960s San Francisco. The 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love ...

Pablo Picasso, Head of Women, 1953, Signed Picasso and dated 25 June 53 (upper right), Oil on canvas, 33 x 24 cm

Art Revolutionaries Exhibition at Mayoral Pays Tribute to 1937 Spanish Pavilion

  • December 8, 2016

“[…] I have always believed and still believe that artists who live and work with spiritual values cannot and should not remain indifferent to a conflict in which the highest values of humanity ...

Ernest Briggs, "Untitled", 1-15-53, Diptych, Oil on Canvas, 69 1/4" x 53 1/4"

“Abstract 50’s Masters (Where Were the Mistresses?)”

  • Anita Shapolsky Gallery and Art Foundation
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  • September 30, 2016

Exhibition goes thru Saturday, February 25th Panel Discussion: “Lives of the Artists” Spouses, Children & Friends Saturday, December 10th, 3-5 PM Abstract art has roots in the ...

Guests at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston during Boston Design Week

Call For Events” -- Boston Design Week: March 29-April 9, 2017 Event Proposals Now Being Accepted for Fourth Annual Citywide Design Festival

  • Fusco & Four/Ventures, LLC
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  • December 8, 2016

A “Call for Events” has been issued for the Fourth Annual Boston Design Week, a 12-day citywide design festival taking place March 29 – April 9, 2017. Non-profit organizations, government agencies, ...

House of Representatives Passes Bill to Recover Art Stolen During the Holocaust

  • December 7, 2016

Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob ...

Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) Pentecost, 1989.  Tempera.  Private Collection.

Major Retrospective Planned for Centenary of Andrew Wyeth's Birth

  • December 7, 2016

To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum will organize an exhibition of over one hundred of his finest paintings and ...

Tiffany Diamond Brooch brings $250,000

Personal Property of Shirley Temple Black Exceeds $1.6 million at Heritage Auctions

  • December 7, 2016

The Personal Property of Shirley Temple Black exceeded $1.6 million at a public auction of her personal collections, outfits, U.S. diplomat awards and other keepsakes on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. ...