The buzz at Art Basel

  • "Trois Hommes qui Marchent I" by Alberto Giacometti is offered at $25 million by Landau Fine Art.

    "Trois Hommes qui Marchent I" by Alberto Giacometti is offered at $25 million by Landau Fine Art.

    Bloomberg via Landau Fine Art

A $25 million Giacometti sculpture, “Trois Hommes qui Marchent I,” offered by the Montreal-based dealer Landau Fine Art is one of the classic modern pieces already causing a stir at the 41st Art Basel.

The modern and contemporary art fair in Basel, Switzerland, opened its marketplace to VIPs on June 15.

Bloomberg reports that Louise Bourgeois’s 5-foot-high (1.5 meters) mixed-media work on paper, “A Baudelaire (#7),” will be priced upwards of $650,000 by Brussels-based dealer Xavier Hufkens. The artist passed away in May.

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British Museum Angers Greece with Elgin Marble Loan to Hermitage

  • December 08, 2014 00:01

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Some temporary art on plywood covering destroyed Ferguson storefronts may be preserved.

Museum Seeks Art Covering Destroyed Ferguson Storefronts

  • December 07, 2014 23:16

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Court Dismisses Billionaire Perelman's Lawsuit vs. Larry Gagosian

  • December 07, 2014 22:24

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 'Rome, from Mount Aventine' by J.M.W.  Turner, 1835, brought an artist auction record of $47.4 million at Sotheby's London on Dec.  3, 2014.

J.M.W. Turner Painting Fetches Record $47.4 Million

  • December 04, 2014 11:12

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