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Book Release: The Woman Who Stole Vermeer

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2020

Born wealthy, the Oxford-educated Rose Dugdale (b. 1941) turned to crime as she became involved with Irish Republicanism. Her radical ideals led Dugdale to mastermind a major art heist. The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist, a new ...

Take a Peek At Highlights of MFA Boston's Captivating Cézanne Show

ArtfixDaily / November 4th, 2020

Cézanne: In and Out of Time (November 11, 2020–February 28, 2021) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), places 12 paintings by Paul Cézanne (French, 1839–1906)—five from the MFA’s collection and seven from private collections—in dialogue with eight works by his peers and forebears, ...

Seriously Upbeat Artworks Are Standouts in the New TEFAF Online

ArtfixDaily / November 1st, 2020

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has launched TEFAF Online, running November 1-4, 2020, in a fresh format. This is TEFAF’s first virtual fair, which provides attendees with direct, live access to world-renowned dealers and their selection of vetted artworks. Reducing virtual fair fatigue, ...

Masters of Surrealism: Picasso, Dalí and Miró

ArtfixDaily / October 29th, 2020

For its final exhibition, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) in Newport News, Virginia, will present Masters of Surrealism: Picasso, Dalí and Miró. On view from Nov. 21 to Dec. 20, the exhibition will feature more than 60 prints by surrealist luminaries, who sought to tap into the unconscious ...

Major New Museum Exhibition Explores Spanish Influence on American Artists

ArtfixDaily / October 26th, 2020

The extensive impact of Spanish art and culture on American painters in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is the focus of a new exhibition co-organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Chrysler Museum of Art.  {{image}} Opening on February 12, 2021, in Norfolk, Virginia, ...

'Love, Life, Death, and Desire' Exhibition Opens at Yale Center for British Art

ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2020

Damien Hirst’s seminal installation In and Out of Love (Butterfly Paintings and Ashtrays) is presented alongside works of historic, modern, and contemporary art.  The Yale Center for British Art presents its first new special exhibition since ...

Deutsche Bank Is Refocusing Its Art Collection Starting With a Downsize of Historical Works

Forbes / October 14th, 2020

Deutsche Bank, which holds around 55,000 artworks—one of the world's largest corporate art collections—will sell around 200 modern works to fund new art acquisitions, says Friedhelm Hütte, head of Arts Deutsche Bank. "The number of branches is becoming less and less," Hütte says. "That has had ...

Preview Highlights of This Weekend's ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show Online

ArtfixDaily / October 5th, 2020

Following a successful virtual spring show, the Antiques Dealers' Association of America (ADA) is looking forward to hosting the annual ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show online in the year of their 35th anniversary. The online show opens at 10 am October 9 and continues through 10 pm ...

Divers Say Nazi Shipwreck May Hold Clues to Fate of Looted Amber Room

Guardian / October 2nd, 2020

A group of Polish divers say they have discovered a World War II-era German ship with crates of contents that could be connected to the missing Amber Room from the Catherine Palace near St Petersburg. The fabled amber and gold-leaf encrusted room, gifted to Peter the Great of Russia in 1716, ...

'Storm of Progress': Upcoming Exhibition at Saint Louis Art Museum Will Highlight More than 200 Years of German Art

ArtfixDaily / October 1st, 2020

From Friedrich to Richter, ‘Storm of Progress’ will feature masterworks from the Saint Louis Art Museum’s renowned collection The Saint Louis Art Museum will highlight its world-class collection of German art in an exhibition presenting more than 120 works of the last 200 years, from ...

Art Dealer Sues Marlborough Gallery For $10.8 Million Over Alleged 'Scheme'

ARTnews / September 16th, 2020

Art dealer Max Levai is seeking at least $10.8 million in damages from his former employer. Levai sued Marlborough Gallery and two of its board members, Stanley N. Bergman and Franz Plutschow, in a suit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York on Tuesday. Levai accuses them of a ...

MFA Boston Will Reopen September 26 with Art of the Americas Galleries, "Women Take the Floor," "Black Histories, Black Futures," Plus a Trio of Blockbusters Later This Fall

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2020

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), will reopen on Saturday, September 26, welcoming the community back for one-of-a-kind encounters with works of art. First to reopen will be 31 galleries of the Art of the Americas Wing, featuring the work of North, Central and South American and Caribbean ...

Feast Your Eyes On Monet's Birthday Cake

ArtfixDaily / September 12th, 2020

Looking for layers and layers of sugary comfort right now? For art's sake, we tried making Claude Monet's favorite birthday cake, Le Gâteau Vert. This lemony pistachio layer cake is wrapped in vibrant green fondant icing colored with spinach (don't tell the kids), and was featured as the ...

'The Blue Boy' Is Back — Take a Look at Gainsborough's Newly Restored Masterpiece

ArtfixDaily / September 10th, 2020

One of the most famous works at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), has been reinstalled in the Thornton Portrait Gallery and will be on view for visitors when the Huntington Art Gallery is allowed to ...

Discover Works By Women Artists, Plus Fantastic Frames and Much More With London Art Week's Digital Platform In October

ArtfixDaily / September 8th, 2020

During October 2020 London Art Week’s new Digital platform at www.londonartweek.co.uk will present ‘Art History in Focus’, a series of themed erudite and enlightening discourses online and exhibitions in galleries. In the spotlight will be the work of significant women artists of the past 400 ...

Dutch Museum Reports Frans Has Painting 'Two Laughing Boys' Stolen For a Third Time

Reuters / New York Times / August 27th, 2020

A work by Dutch Golden-Age master Frans Hals was stolen in the pre-dawn hours from a small museum in the Netherlands on Thursday, police said, according to reports. Dating from 1626, Hals' "Two Laughing Boys With a Mug of Beer" is now missing from the Hofje van Aerden Museum, located near ...

UK's Dyson Family to Open Art Gallery Showcasing Their Stellar Collection

Wallpaper / August 26th, 2020

The UK's bagless vacuum cleaner inventor and billionaire James Dyson, and his wife Deirdre, are planning to open an art gallery at their historic property in the Cotswolds. The new space will feature the Dyson's major collection of modern and contemporary artworks by the likes of David Hockney, ...

New Book Reveals Why The Influence of Salvador Dalí Endures in Fashion, Literature and Art

ArtfixDaily / August 24th, 2020

“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.” - Salvador Dalí Noted art historians Dr. Christopher Heath Brown and Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts unravel the meaning of Dalí’s mysterious quote in their new book, THE DALÍ LEGACY: How an Eccentric Genius Changed the Art ...

Step Into the Cool, Calm Post-Impressionism of Paul Jean Martel in Palos Verde Art Center's Upcoming Online Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / August 23rd, 2020

In Belgium, as we grew up, we learned to see things through the dampness of an atmosphere heavily laden with humidity and sun. We Flemish people have always painted the colour values in our air - in that respect I believe I follow the Flemish tradition. - Paul Jean Martel California's ...

'Sensational' Claim: Some Paintings By Gauguin Are Forgeries, Commissioned By His Art Dealer

Washington Post / July 30th, 2020

Beset by illness and injury, post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin's life was coming to an end in 1903. Due to his ill health, while he was holed up in the remote French Polynesian islands of Marquesas, Gauguin was not likely to have created paintings dated to that year, contends French-born, ...