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Crime Ring Used Social Media For Multi-million Dollar Art Thefts Around Houston

Houston Chronicle (slideshow includes images of stolen artwork) / July 25th, 2019

Burglars used social media to monitor victims' activities, scout their homes, and steal millions in artwork and other property, say Houston police. Seven people have been arrested in connection to the crimes. Among the victims was attorney Tony Buzbee, who is running for Houston mayor. He ...

Portland Museum of Art Awarded $4.6 Million In Battle Over Contested Will

Press Herald / July 23rd, 2019

A jury sided with the Portland Museum of Art in Maine on Monday in a lawsuit over a benefactor's will that was changed shortly before her death, withdrawing the museum from promised gifts. In the lawsuit, the museum contended that the woman's caretaker coerced her into changing her estate plan ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed for Independence Day - Enjoy Landscapes of the Early American Republic at PAFA, Moon-centric Momentos at Christie's

ArtfixDaily / July 1st, 2019

ARTFIXdaily will be closed and subscriber e-newsletter service will resume July 15. Happy Independence Day! This July, lunar mission artifacts are offered in New York to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Christie's sale on July 18 has important space exploration ...

Estate of 'LOVE' Artist Robert Indiana Files Motion to Stop Reproductions

Central Maine / May 11th, 2019

The estate of Robert Indiana, known for his 'LOVE' and 'HOPE' images, is trying to halt reproductions of his work on the grounds that licensing agreements for those works ended when he died almost a year ago. Indiana, at 89, died almost a year ago on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine. Since ...

Innovative Artist Ruth Asawa Noted With a Google Doodle

ArtfixDaily / May 1st, 2019

Japanese-American artist Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was highlighted with a Google Doodle (in some countries) on Wednesday as May kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Google feature would have exposed Asawa's work to millions of people. The doodle above the Google search bar depicts ...

An Important Book of Botanical Drawings Is Rediscovered in New York After Nearly 200 Years

National Geographic / April 29th, 2019

A book of exquisitely-rendered scientific drawings depicting Cuban botany was thought to be "lost" until one intrepid researcher rediscovered it in a New York library. Specimens of the Plants & Fruits of the Island of Cuba by Mrs. A.K. Wollstonecraft was tucked away in Cornell University's ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed March 18 to 22

ArtfixDaily / March 17th, 2019

ARTFIXdaily is closed this week for maintenance. E-newsletter service will resume on March 25. This week: Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine, has on view (to March 20) a tribute to the California Coast entitled Upon a Painted Ocean: An Ode the California ...

This Week: A Stolen-Found De Kooning Resurfaces, and Police Fool Thieves With Fake Brueghel

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2019

Willem de Kooning's 'Woman-Ochre,' recently rediscovered in an estate sale after being stolen from a museum in 1985, will finally see the light of day. Said to be worth $100 million, the painting was found for sale by a New Mexico antiques dealer in 2017. It had been cut from its frame and ...

Another Year Passes Without National Medal of Arts Awards

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2019

The White House's prestigious annual recognition of American artists, the National Medal of Arts awards, have not been announced or given since President Trump took office in January 2017. This represents the longest gap between ceremonies since the founding of the award in 1985. The arts have ...

USPS Honors Artist Ellsworth Kelly With 2019 Stamps

ArtfixDaily / March 1st, 2019

The USPS will issue 2019 stamps featuring the vibrant work of American artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923–2015). The selection comes after Forever® stamp collections that have honored Andrew Wyeth (in 2017), Hudson River School artists (in 2014), and modern masters including Duchamp, Davis, ...

'Thomas Hart Benton: Mechanics of Form' Brings Together Key Works by the Famed Regionalist at The Surovek Gallery

ArtfixDaily / February 6th, 2019

The Surovek Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida, is presenting a new exhibition of around 65 works by Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), the famed Regionalist painter known for chronicling the beauty, joys and sorrows of everyday life in America. On view from February 7 to March 15, 2019, ...

#MuseumBowl Featured More Patriots While the Super Bowl Had Andy Warhol

massLive / February 25th, 2019

This year, regional art museums kept the ball in play with the fun tradition of regional Twitter wars in artwork and taunts, noted on MassLive in the run-up to Super Bowl LIII. Once again, from New England, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston had some stingers for the opposing team's J. Paul Getty ...

Over a Year After Hurricane Devastation, Houston's Pearl Fincher Museum Reopens With A Top-Tier Collection of American Art On View

ArtfixDaily / December 13th, 2018

In Houston, the 10-year-old Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, which closed for renovation after Hurricane Harvey flooded its building in late August 2017, has reopened. The revamped museum is now showing new gifts along with more than 50 outstanding works from a private collection of American ...

ARTFIXdaily is Closed Nov. 21 to 23 - Happy Thanksgiving!

ArtfixDaily / November 19th, 2018

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday this week. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume on Monday, November 26. Thank you to our readers and contributors for keeping eyes on the art world, where we discover new perspectives, find beauty, and delight in ingenuity. Happy ...

Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms Are Remade by Artists to Reflect America Today

TIME / October 28th, 2018

Some 75 years after Norman Rockwell created his iconic Four Freedoms images in response to Franklin Roosevelt's State of the Union address during World War II, two contemporary artists have re-interpretered the scenes for today's America. Rockwell's paintings gave the public visuals ...

Exhibition of New York Scenes Opens at Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Star Tribune / October 17th, 2018

Fifteen artworks spanning from the Dutch colony days to the present depict New York waters in an exhibition at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located two hours south of the Twin Cities in Winona, Minn. This is New York features art work from the last 150 years depicting aspects of this ...

Seattle Art Museum Names New American Art Curator

Seattle Times / October 16th, 2018

Theresa Papanikolas is the new Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum. She is coming from the position of deputy director and curator of American and European art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Papanikolas recently organized “Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i,” ...

Paul Allen, Microsoft Cofounder and Art Collector, Remembered

ARTnews / October 15th, 2018

Paul Allen, the multibillionaire technology entrepreneur and art collector, died on Monday at age 65. The cause was complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to his family. With his vast fortune built from cofounding Microsoft and investments, Allen was known for his ...

Berkshire Museum to Sell More Art, And Search for New Director

ArtfixDaily / October 1st, 2018

The embattled Berkshire Museum in Massachusetts has announced that more artworks will be sold from its collections. Legal battles erupted over the museum's 2017 decision to sell artworks in order to bolster its endowment. So far, about $45 million has been raised by the Berkshire's art sales, ...

Women Artists of the Hudson River School Featured in Exhibition at Worcester Art Museum

Telegram / September 26th, 2018

In 2010, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, with art dealer Jennifer C. Krieger of Hawthorne Fine Art, organized “Remember the Ladies: Women Artists of the Hudson River School”, the first known exhibition ever to focus solely on women artists associated with the 19th century landscape ...