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Historic Building in Iconic Norman Rockwell Painting Hits the Market

atlas obscura / November 11th, 2019

The classic Main Street scene in one of Norman Rockwell’s most recognizable paintings is dotted with a row of buildings still in existence, including the Red Lion Inn and a turreted Victorian, now called the 7 Arts Gift Shop. Set in a scenic Berkshire village, that circa-1870 shop has been listed ...

The American Art Fair Celebrates Its 12th Year

ArtfixDaily / November 8th, 2019

The American Art Fair celebrates its twelfth year from November 16-19, 2019 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. The Fair opens American Art Week in New York. Inaugurated in 2008, The American Art Fair is the now the only one that focuses on American 19th and 20th ...

U.S. Museum Coalition Plans Exhibitions of Female Artists Ahead of 19th Amendment Centennial and 2020 Presidential Election

ArtfixDaily / November 6th, 2019

On November 5, election day across the U.S., a new website launched as a platform to help promote women artists in museum exhibitions nationwide. Feminist Art Coalition is the brainchild of Apsara DiQuinzio, the senior curator of Modern and contemporary art at the Berkeley Art Museum ...

This Fall, View the First Exhibition Exploring the Remarkable Career of Influential American Art Dealer Edith Halpert

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2019

New York's Jewish Museum now presents Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art, the first exhibition to explore the remarkable career of Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970), the influential American art dealer and founder of the Downtown Gallery in New York City. A pioneer in the field and ...

Curators Note Other Versions Exist of Nazi-Looted Painting Recovered by the FBI

Philadelphia Inquirer / November 4th, 2019

Last month, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) curator Anna Marley picked up on the story of a Nazi-looted American painting discovered in the collection of the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, New York. That artwork will be returned by the FBI to heirs of the Mosse family, Jewish ...

Mary Margaret 'Moo' Anderson, Pioneering Art Collector and Museum Donor, Remembered

Stanford News / October 24th, 2019

Art collector Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson died Oct. 22 at her home in the San Francisco Bay Area, reports Stanford News. She was 92. Boston-born Moo Anderson was known for amassing a significant collection of post-World War II American art with her late husband, Harry "Hunk" Anderson ...

FBI Recovers Nazi-Looted American Painting in a New York Museum

BBC / October 24th, 2019

A painting taken from a Nazi-persecuted Jewish family in 1930s Germany was discovered in a New York museum and seized by the FBI on Sept. 10. The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie waived its rights to the painting when it was revealed that "Winter," by American artist Gari Melchers, was stolen by ...

Hollywood Exec Sues Art Dealers Over Rothko 'Total Forgery'

Hollywood Reporter / October 20th, 2019

NBCUniversal chairman Ron Meyer is suing two art dealers for $10 million in damages over the sale of a painting he says is a "total forgery." California-based art dealer Jamie Frankfort in 2001 introduced Meyer to New York dealer Susan Seidel. She sold him a "Mark Rothko" that Meyer says he was ...

5 Finds to Preview From 2019's AADLA Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show in NYC, Oct. 31-Nov. 4

ArtfixDaily / September 26th, 2019

{{image}} The Art & Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) will present their third annual Fine Art & Antiques Show—with 24 dealers—for a 5-day run starting Thursday October 31st at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Wallace Hall, 980 Park Avenue on New York’s Upper East Side. ...

13 Haunting Art Exhibitions to See Ahead of Halloween

ArtfixDaily / September 25th, 2019

{{image}} Spooky, fanciful or simply autumnal in feeling, here are ARTFIXdaily's picks for October art exhibitions that deliver heftily on Halloween spirit. These 13 shows span the globe, from Andrew Wyeth's witches in Maine to a "resin lady" ancient corpse on view in the UK. {{image}} ...

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, ...