Hillary Clinton to Speak at New State Department Museum of Historical Artifacts

  • Washington Post
  • January 08, 2017 20:18
U.S.  Diplomacy Center, Porcelain tea service

Located just two blocks from the National Mall, the new U.S. Diplomacy Center—the nation’s first museum and education center devoted exclusively to exploring the history, practice, and challenges of U.S. Diplomacy—is set to open. One feature of the new destination focused on the State ...

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Petition Calls for Museum to Cancel Loan to Trump Inaugural Luncheon

  • Hyperallergic
  • January 04, 2017 20:19

Hyperallergic reports that two St. Louis area residents have launched a petition demanding that the Saint Louis Art Museum cancel its loan of the George Caleb Bingham painting “Verdict of the People” (1854–55) for Donald Trump’s Inaugural Luncheon in Washington, DC later this month. The petition, ...

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NYT Debuts New Series of Guides to Iconic Museums

  • New York Times
  • January 04, 2017 20:19
DETAIL: Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, Delft 1632–1675 Delft) ca.  1662–63.  Oil on canvas, 20 1/4 x 18 in.  (51.4 x 45.7 cm)

The New York Times debuted "Make the Most of The Met," a guide to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It highlights the best of the museum's offerings and offers tips to help visitors on their journey through one of America's most visited museums. Daniel McDermon, an editor on the culture desk, walks ...

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John Berger, Art Critic Known For 'Ways of Seeing', Remembered

  • Guardian
  • January 03, 2017 14:54
John Berger

Influential English art critic, essayist, poet, playwright and novelist John Berger, who lived mostly in France, has died at age 90. His 1970s Ways of Seeing BBC television series, also a book, opened up new ideas about viewing art and culture. Among his many publications, Berger's novel G. won ...

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Will a New Law Facilitate Loans From Foreign States to U.S. Museums?

  • Lawfare Blog
  • January 02, 2017 14:11
Malevich, Portrait of Mikhail Matjuschin, 1913.  Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

Foreign states have been wary of loaning artworks to U.S. museums for exhibitions ever since the 2007 Malevich case. Heirs of artist Kazimir Malevich had sued the City of Amsterdam over the loan of his artwork to U.S. museums. The heirs contended the artwork was illegally acquired post-WWII ...

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New York Opens Art-Filled $4.5 Billion Second Avenue Subway Line

  • January 02, 2017 13:03
Work by Chuck Close at opening of 86th Street Station.

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo debuted Manhattan's new Second Avenue Subway station at 86th Street on January 1 - and it's part of a new transportation line full of world-class art. "In many way, this is a remarkable New York story. It started 100 years ago – 1920 – when an engineer for the ...

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Poland Acquires Art Collection Worth 2 Billion Euros for 'Bargain' Price

  • DW
  • January 01, 2017 13:59
Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine."

Poland's State Treasury announced Thursday the purchase of Leonardo da Vinci's 1490 painting "Lady with an Ermine" and some 86,000 other objects from the private Czartoryski Foundation, which has been housing its collection in the National Museum in Krakow. The collection also includes ...

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Dutch Court Orders Crimean Treasures Returned to Ukraine

  • Dutch News
  • December 15, 2016 22:43
From the exhibition titled “The Crimea: Gold and Secrets from the Black Sea.”

A Dutch court has ruled for Ukraine in the return of historical treasures from Crimea loaned a few years ago to the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam for an exhibition titled “The Crimea: Gold and Secrets from the Black Sea.” A near two-year legal battle has been waged over whether the loaned ...

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Polish Government Reveals Plan to Acquire $2-Billion Collection With Leonardo Masterwork

  • AFD
  • December 15, 2016 22:43
Leonardo da Vinci, Lady With an Ermine, late 15th c.

The Polish government announced Wednesday an intention to acquire the 15th-century Leonardo da Vinci masterwork, "Lady with an Ermine", as part of a deal for a two-century-old collection estimated to be worth two billion dollars. The collection resides in the National Museum in Krakow and is ...

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Happy Holidays from ARTFIXdaily, Closed Through Dec. 31

  • December 15, 2016 22:42
Outside Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.

ARTFIXdaily will close for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 16. E-newsletter service will resume on January 1, 2017. ArtGuild members may continue to add content to ARTFIXdaily's ArtWire and Events calendar throughout the closure. Content promotions will resume on Jan. 1. Thank you to our readers ...

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London Developer Leaves $490M in Art, Cars to Britain

  • Telegraph
  • December 14, 2016 13:04
Turner’s 1801 masterpiece The Bridgewater Sea Piece - which Harry Hyams had loaned anonymously to the National Gallery.

One of the biggest charitable bequests in British history has come from the estate of a property magnate who built the landmark Centre Point tower in London. Harry Hyams, who died last year at age 87, has left £387m ($498.34m) of his £487m estate for Britain to preserve his extensive collection ...

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Heritage Auctions Sues Christie's Over Data Scraping

  • Dallas News
  • December 13, 2016 13:28
Christie's New York

Dallas News has reported that Dallas-based Heritage Auctions has sued rival auction house Christie's for allegedly stealing data by scraping its website. A copyright infringement suit was filed in federal court in Dallas on Friday. It claims that London-based Christie's and its independently ...

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Think Nature: Pantone's Color of the Year is a Rejuvenating Green

  • Pantone
  • December 08, 2016 17:27
Fairfield Porter's painting 'Under the Elms', 1971 - 1972, Oil on canvas, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Rather weary of seeing red and blue? Taking the pulse of the times, the Pantone Color Institute has offered up a bright shade of green for its Color of the Year.  Greenery is Pantone's choice for 2017. Expect the color to repeat in art, design and fashion  - although this shade is familiar and ...

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National Petition Circulates to President-Elect Trump to Support the Arts in America

  • Arts Action Fund
  • December 08, 2016 17:27
Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.  Abraham Lincoln, by Daniel Chester French

With legislative changes ahead under a new US Presidential administration, American for the Arts Action Fund developed a pro-arts action list in a national petition. While pointing out the important economic impact of the arts and culture sector in the US, the petition also includes the ...

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Art Dealer's Heirs Sue Bavaria in New York Court

  • Reuters
  • December 06, 2016 11:15
Paul Klee's "Grenzen des Verstandes" (1927)

Heirs of a German Jewish art dealer filed a complaint against Bavaria on Monday in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Michael Hulton, a San Francisco doctor, and his stepmother Penny Helton, of Hertfordshire, England, claim that eight paintings owned by Alfred Flechtheim - before he fled the ...

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Long-Fought Case Over Contested Pissarro Masterpiece Hits Federal Appeals Court

  • AP
  • December 05, 2016 18:03
Pissarro's Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon.  Effect of Rain.  1897.

A 16-year battle over an Impressionist masterpiece once looted by the Nazis went to a federal appeals court in Pasadena on Monday. Decades ago, the painting was exchanged for exit visas by Lilly Cassirer and her husband so that they could flee the Holocaust. The Jewish couple fled Germany for ...

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Political Art Snapped Up at Art Basel Miami Beach

  • Forbes
  • December 04, 2016 23:02
Mary Boone

Political art was more prominent than usual at Art Basel Miami Beach this year, with more galleries devoting prime real estate in their booths to works inspired by the US presidential election. Many of those works sold quickly. By Friday afternoon, London gallery Sadie Coles HQ had sold almost ...

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Art Basel Miami Beach Kicks Off With Some Conversations

  • Forbes
  • November 29, 2016 23:20
Maura Axelrod - Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back, 2016.  © Dogwoof

The world’s largest and most important contemporary art fair takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center this week, and Forbes reports on the Art Basel Miami Beach highlights. For one, Galerie Gmurzynska will present visitors with an extraordinary exhibition of Russian Avant-Garde works ...

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Legal Fray Continues Over Disputed Resale of $127.5 Million Leonardo

  • Bloomberg
  • November 29, 2016 22:42
Leonardo da Vinci's “Christ as Salvator Mundi”

Sotheby's has asked a federal judge to clear it of any wrongdoing in a long-fought case over the private sale of Leonardo da Vinci's “Christ as Salvator Mundi” to embattled "freeport king" Yves Bouvier. Bouvier later sold the work to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev who is engaged in an ...

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Artists Spark Political Protest in New York

  • New York Times
  • November 29, 2016 22:42
Manhattan skyline

About 150 artists, gallerists, and curators marched outside Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's Manhattan residential building on Monday with signs in protest of the president-elect's offensive comments about women and his proposed policies, reports the New York Times. The peaceful protest ...

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