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Most Popular Art & Antiques News of 2011 on ARTFIXdaily

21 December 2011 - by ArtfixDaily Staff
  • Mary Cassatt, The Reader, 1877.  Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 1/2 in.  (81.3 x 64.8 cm).  Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Photography by Robert LaPrelle

    In Nov. 2011, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened, featuring its recently acquired collection, including Mary Cassatt's The Reader, 1877. Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 1/2 in. Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Photo: Robert La Pre

    Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

  • "Salvator Mundi," a recently authenticated work by Leonardo da Vinci.

    "Salvator Mundi," a recently authenticated work by Leonardo da Vinci debuted at London's National Gallery in Nov. 2011 and is on view through Feb. 5, 2012.

  • Femme cueillant des Fleurs by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, c.  1874, oil on canvas, 65.5 x 54.4 cm from Dickinson.

    Femme cueillant des Fleurs by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, c. 1874, oil on canvas, 65.5 x 54.4 cm, was sold to an European collector by Dickinson at TEFAF Maastricht. The work was priced at $15 million and came from the Clark Museum in Massachusetts.

    TEFAF Maastricht

Museum acquisitions and deaccessions, auction records, gallery exhibitions, legal matters, and art fair highlights lead the content to spark ARTFIXdaily readers' interest in 2011.

Top-read News Stories 0f 2011:

Winslow Homer watercolor sparks dispute

Photographer Andreas Gursky Unseats Cindy Sherman in Record Setting Sale

More American masterworks exit Westervelt-Warner Museum

Keno brothers unearth "Buried Treasure" on FOX-TV series

$16.4 million Ferrari tops record-breaking vintage car auctions

Claes Oldenburg sculpture to adorn Philadelphia's new Lenfest Plaza

Detained artist Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads opening delayed in New York

Legal battle brews over Allan Stone estate

Tulsa taping yields record treasure on "Antiques Roadshow"

The Story Behind Leonardo's Lost Painting

Dispute Over $400 Million Huguette Clark Estate Jeopardizes Future Museum

Massive art forgery trial begins in Germany

Venerable American Art Gallery Closes Doors After 165 Years

Preview of Wal-Mart Heiress's Crystal Bridges Museum

Iconic Marilyn Monroe dress snags $5.6 million at auction

 

Most-Read Blog Posts:

The Thrill of The Hunt: The Francis I Renaissance Sideboard
 by Bill Rau

Two American Treasures, Sold

by Paul G. Stein

Suzanne Valadon, a rebellious Montmartre painter

 by Gene Oliver

GALLERY GAZING IN SANTA FE by Laura Beach

by Laura Beach

 

Most Popular Press Releases:

A MAGNIFICENT EARLY RENOIR AND AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF JEALOUSY AT TEFAF MAASTRICHT MARCH 18-27, 2011

Dallas Museum of Art Presents Line and Form: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Wasmuth Portfolio Showcasing Works by American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Museum Collection of Superhero Memorabilia to be sold at Antique Helper

Mauritshuis Acquires Rare Dirck de Bray Flower Still Life

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION OF HOLLYWOOD DIRECTORS PREMIERES AT THE READING PUBLIC MUSEUM

 

Most Viewed Events:

2011 Charleston Art & Antiques Forum

Leonardo da Vinci: Painter of the Court of Milan; Newly-authenticated "Salvator Mundi" will debut

Edward Hopper, Prelude: The Nyack Years

Transcending Vision: American Impressionism, 1870-1940

Legacy: The Emily Landau Fisher Collection

 

 


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