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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


by Laura Beach


Most Popular Press Releases:


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



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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Monet's 1905 painting Nymphéas has not been exhibited in public since 1926.
A Monet Waterlilies painting not exhibited since 1926 and a Stradivarius violin found hidden in a vacant home are among the treasures to be offered at auction from the estate of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark starting next month.
A London hedge fund director is suing for his money back on a painting signed "J.  Pollock" that came through Glafira Rosales.
Three men were indicted Monday in the massive art scam that placed dozens of fake modern masters on the market and took down one of America's oldest art galleries. The 11-count indictment provided new details...
A $25 million suit was filed over the authenticity of a purported Mark Rothko painting sold by the former Knoedler Gallery.
The partner of accused art fraudster Glafira Rosales was nabbed by authorities in Spain during Easter festivities over the weekend.
John Sloan, "Fourteenth Street at Sixth Avenue" Detroit Institute of Arts.
During the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt rolled out the unprecedented New Deal Program for millions of unemployed Americans. For people who could prove they were poor and an artist there was the tantalizing incentive of $42 per week to produce art. Now, the U.S government is trying to track down...