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ARTFIXdaily News Feed - Friday, July 24, 2009
This Franz Ackermann (b. 1963)brought £91,250 (est. £80,000 - £120,000) at Christie's July 1 London saleChristie's Reports a Steep Drop in First-Half Sales
Artinfo - July 23rd, 2009 10:53

Contemporary art was hit particularly hard, with totals dropping to $128.2 million from $408 million a year ago.

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Image Vital staffers have been leaving LACMA
LA Times Arts - July 23rd, 2009 07:00

Already down a Chinese art specialist, five other curators have left or are leaving the museum this year.

Amid a financial crunch that has forced painful cutbacks at arts institutions across the country, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is forging ...
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Ennis House is listed at $15 millionThe Art-Tickle
ArtfixDaily Staff
$15 mllion Frank Lloyd Wright fixer-upper

Frank Lloyd Wright's bold, textile-block Ennis House in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles is for sale with an asking price of $15 million.

An eclectic incarnation of the world-renowned architect's work, ...Read more

Julia Margaret Cameron, The Kiss of Peace, 1869, 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches. From the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.The eternity of feminine beauty
Boston Globe 2 - July 23rd, 2009 16:26

PORTLAND, Maine - More than a century separates the photographs of Julia Margaret Cameron from those of Joyce Tenneson. Yet their affinity is plain. Both present feminine beauty as something ethereal and spiritual. Both traffic in allegory and an air of otherworldliness. Both try, in a sense, ...Read more

Detail of Margaret Boozer's installation'Margaret Boozer: Dirt Drawings' at the American University Museum
Washington Post - July 24th, 2009 04:00

Artist Margaret Boozer recalls her gut reaction upon seeing the "gorgeous" polished-concrete floors of the American University Museum, where her work is on view in a stunning first-floor installation: "Oh, I need to put some dirt on these floors."

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Featured Event
Harbor & Home lecture by Brock Jobe focuses on early American furnitureHarbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710-1850
July 28, 2009
Nantucket Historical Association
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767) ,' View of the Tiber looking towards the Castel Sant'Angelo, with Saint Peter's in the distance’ Painting Discovered In A Devon Cottage Sells For £1.3m At Bonhams
Release Date: 24 July 2009

A painting by Giuseppe Zocchi (1711-1767), estimated to sell for £150,000-250,00 in Bonhams sale of Old Master Paintings on 8th July, made a world record price for the artist at £1.3m.

Titled `View of the Tiber looking towards the Castel Sant'Angelo, with Saint Peter's ...
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