NY rental with a Keith Haring mural, for $35K

  • New York Observer
  • August 24, 2009 18:17
New York rental with a Keith Haring mural

Even zippy, adorable, deified pop artists can’t save Manhattan’s luxury real estate these days. A $13.25 million listing for the 8,300-square-foot triplex at 260 West Broadway, famous for its in-house Keith Haring mural—discovered on a concrete wall behind a coat closet—has come off the market. ...

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Think outside the box: Buy a bronze of cardboard at Christie's

  • LA Times
  • August 24, 2009 18:17
Gavin Turk's Brillo 5 at Christie's, Sept.  23

Gavin Turk's "Brillo 5" (2003) is a bronze sculpture painted to look like a cardboard box. The work, which is less than 2 feet tall, goes on sale Sept. 23 at Christie's in New York as part of a postwar and contemporary art auction. The work is estimated at $20,000 to $30,000. The auction will ...

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Picasso Museum closes for two-year renovation

  • AFP
  • August 24, 2009 18:17
Picasso Museum, Paris

PARIS — Paris's Picasso museum closed on Monday for a two-year, 30-million-euro (43-million-dollar) renovation of one of the world's major galleries devoted to the Spanish-born master. On the eve of the closure more than 5,800 people seized a last chance to view the collections, housed in a ...

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New Tampa Museum debuts with Matisse, impressionists, video artists

  • The Tampa Tribune
  • August 24, 2009 18:17
the Tampa Museum of Art lobby, opening in 2010

With an ambitious exhibit schedule that ranges from the celebrated works of Henri Matisse to introducing video artists, the new Tampa Museum of Art will try to redefine itself as a vibrant urban destination, according to executive director Todd Smith. Rounding out 2010, from September to early ...

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'Sargent and the Sea' opens at the Corcoran

  • Art Knowledge News
  • August 24, 2009 18:17
Corcoran Gallery of Art

Washington, D.C. - In "Sargent and the Sea", the Corcoran Gallery of Art brings together for the first time more than 80 seascapes and coastal scenes from the early career of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), America's pre-eminent exaptriate painter of the late 19th century. The Corcoran’s ...

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Sotheby's withdraws sculptures of Aborigines' ancestors amid protests

  • The Australian
  • August 24, 2009 18:17
Protestors decry the sale of Aboriginal ancestor busts at Sotheby's

An outcry from Tasmanian Aborigines prompted Sotheby's to pull a pair of busts from auction just hours before the sale in Melbourne. Woureddy, An Aboriginal Chief of Van Diemen's Land and Trucaninny, Wife of Woureddy, by the English artist Benjamin Law, were expected to set a record price for ...

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Acclaimed collection of African-American art travels

  • Temple Daily Telegram
  • August 24, 2009 18:17
The Harmon and Harriet Kelley collection viewed at the Amon Carter Museum by former First Lady Laura Bush and artist Ron Adams whose work is shown.

Cultivated collectors Dr. Harmon Kelley and wife, Harriet, of San Antonio, Texas, have assembled one of the nation’s most impressive collections of art by African-Americans, with works by Horace Pippin, Henry O'Tanner, and more. The couple has shared their collection through numerous loan ...

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R.A.D Miller Painted a Darker Shade of New Hope

  • Philadlephia Inquirer
  • August 23, 2009 21:38
R.A.D.  Miller at Michener Art Museum

Robert Alexander Darrah Miller (1906-1966), known as R.A.D., isn't one of the more familiar names associated with Pennsylvania's New Hope art colony, perhaps because he wasn't an impressionist. Mentored by Daniel Garber, Miller's paintings could be categorized as modernist or realist with dark ...

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S.F. dealer accused of selling fake Miró prints

  • San Francisco Gate
  • August 22, 2009 16:28
Miro

Veteran San Francisco art dealer Pasquale Iannetti, 69, who runs Pasquale Iannetti Art Galleries Inc. on Sutter Street, was indicted Thursday by a grand jury on charges of wire and mail fraud for allegedly shipping prints that purportedly had been authorized by Miró (shown here)...

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Forklift Misfortune: $3 million Brice Marden painting rendered worthless

  • Reuters
  • August 22, 2009 16:28
Brice Marden, "Au Centre"

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A $3 million painting by American abstract artist Brice Marden was destroyed while being moved from Moscow to New York due to the negligence of Lufthansa Cargo and others involved in its transport, a lawyer said on Friday. Gagosian Gallery had planned to sell the work at ...

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Gov't Crackdown: Indian Artifact Dealers on Edge

  • AP
  • August 21, 2009 12:16
Sioux beaded vest sold in 2004 by Cowan's Auctions.

SANTA FE, N.M. — An intensifying federal investigation into the sale of Native American artifacts has brought fear and uncertainty to one of the nation's largest and longest-running Indian artifact shows. At the 31st Annual Whitehawk Antiques Show, wealthy collectors were more cautious about ...

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X-Rays Expose N.C. Wyeth Painting Hidden Under Another

  • FOX News
  • August 21, 2009 12:16
The Wyeth painting from the collection of Brandywine River Museum.

A new X-ray technique has revealed the colorful details of a painting hidden underneath another painting by famed American artist N.C. Wyeth. Jennifer Mass, a scientist at Winterthur Museum, presented her findings on Wed. at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society...

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Art Dealer to Actress: You Baroque My Reputation

  • TMZ
  • August 21, 2009 11:34
Claire Forlani

Actress Claire Forlani is accused of wielding a pen that is indeed mightier than the sword ... and killing the reputation of an art dealer in the process. The former "CSI NY" star is being sued for allegedly crushing the "fragile and intangible" reputation of art dealer Paul Rusconi in a mass ...

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Basel blockbuster: Van Gogh's landscapes helped ease his mind

  • Reuters
  • August 20, 2009 22:36
Van Gogh from Hermitage collection

BASEL, Switzerland - "In landscapes, Van Gogh found the peace of mind and balance that was missing from his own life."  

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Appeals court overturns California's Holocaust looted-art law

  • LA Times Arts
  • August 20, 2009 22:36

But woman's suit with Norton Simon Museum over $24 million Adam and Eve paintings stays alive...  

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Nude Jackie O. photo found in Warhol's stuff

  • Aol News
  • August 20, 2009 22:36
Jackie O.

A cardboard lid is lifted and four archivists peer inside. A piece of crusty wedding cake. Whose? Another box: $17,000 in cash. Yet another: An autographed picture of a naked Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. These are some of the many items workers have uncovered as they sift through 610 cardboard ...

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Third man arrested in £40 million Graff gem heist

  • London Times
  • August 20, 2009 22:36
The stolen Graff jewels

A third man has been arrested by detectives investigating Britain’s biggest diamond robbery, police confirmed yesterday.

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Hitler watercolours under the hammer in Germany

  • Reuters
  • August 20, 2009 22:36
Hitler's artwork

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German auction house intends to sell three watercolor paintings attributed to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler at the start of next month.  

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21st-century Tactic: Phillips de Pury restyles auctions

  • Robb Report
  • August 19, 2009 18:18
Phillips de Pury

London-based Phillips de Pury and Company has created a series of themed auctions focused on areas of contemporary art, photography, and design, beginning with a sale in London of carefully vetted works created after the turn of the millennium. “Now: Art of the 21st Century” will begin in the ...

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Hammer Time: Americana guru Leigh Keno now auctions

  • Maine Antique Digest
  • August 19, 2009 18:18
Leigh Keno

Leigh Keno, the New York City antiques dealer and Antiques Roadshow star, has opened an auction house. "We packed up four estates in New England," Keno told Maine Antique Digest. "We will have our first sale in May." Highlights will be shown on the second floor of his Manhattan gallery during the ...

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