2010 in Review: Most Popular Art & Antiques News on ARTFIXdaily

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, opened its $504 million Art of the Americas Wing in Nov. 2010.
Chuck Choi photo
An important French Empire Giltwood Bed once owned by Talleyrand. Exhibited by Pelham of Paris at TEFAF.

 

Top 5 most-read ArtWire press releases of 2010:

1. RARE MUSEUM QUALITY MASTERPIECES AT TEFAF MAASTRICHT MARCH 12-21, 2010

2. Legendary Street Artists Mear One, Kofie, Retna, and El Mac Give Live Art Performance Daily at Los Angeles Art Show

3. Rungius Paintings Hit High Notes, Pleissner Rushes Past Old Record at Copley's 2010 Sporting Sale

4. ANDREW BUTTERFIELD FINE ARTS AND MORETTI FINE ART PRESENT BODY AND SOUL: MASTERPIECES OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE SCULPTURE

5. ASIAN ART DEALERS NEW YORK PRESENT EXCITING FALL SCHEDULE OF EXHIBITIONS THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER

 

Top 5 most popular ArtGuild blog posts of 2010:

1. Los Angeles Art Show 2010: More than eye-candy

2. Norman Rockwell, Tea Time, 1927, at the Norton Museum of Art

3. Collector's Guide: American Art in New York City

4. The Un-cane-y World of Canes

5. Fitz Henry Lane as art teacher to William Bradford

 

Top 10 most-viewed events of 2010:

1. The Sewell C. Biggs Winterthur Furniture Forum: Nature in Furniture, Furniture in Nature

2. Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s–1950s

3. Picasso Looks at Degas

4. Remember the Ladies: Women of the Hudson River School

5. Homer to Hopper: American Watercolor Masterworks from the Currier Museum of Art

6. American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White

7. THE FIRST EVER ART EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY GRANDDAUGHTER AND GRANDFATHER, ANNE PACKARD AND MAX BOHM

8. 30TH ANNUAL BALTIMORE SUMMER ANTIQUES SHOW

Steve Martin's book "An Object of Beauty" debuted Nov. 23.
Sandee Oliver photo

9. “Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland”

10. Biennale des Antiquaires 2010

 

Most popular ARTFIXdaily articles of 2010:

1. On the market: Antique games table of superior quality, Wilde history

2, “A Privileged View,” Paintings by Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) at The Cooley Gallery

3. Hassam pastel leads Skinner's $3.9 million auction

4. Olana exhibit explores impact of Jamaica on the art of Frederic Church

5. Qianlong Period bronze censer hammered to over $1 million

6. Newly authenticated Ansel Adams cache valued at $200 million

7. Fusco & Four to relaunch Ellis Boston Antiques Show

8. Steve Martin's "An Object of Beauty" debuts

9. Quick tour of the new wing at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

10. $4.2 million Edmund Tarbell painting tops American art sales

 

Most-read news briefs of 2010:

1. Boldini painting discovery elicits record €2.1 million

2. "Sargent and Impressionism" exhibit on view in New York

3. Beckhams build $44 million art collection

4. Yale discovers early Velazquez in basement

5. New book claims Michelangelo rediscovered in New York home

6. Major Picasso discovery sparks legal action

7. Ansel Adams's trust says rediscovered photographs phony

8. Art fraudster Salander sentenced to up to 18 years

9. Bank removes art from Berry-Hill Galleries

10. Ted Pillsbury left a legacy rich in art

 

The year in review:

View 2010 auction highlights in ARTIFXdaily's slideshow, including works of art that achieved record breaking auction prices. Read all the year's news in our e-newsletter archive.

 

 


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