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A Record-Breaking $4.75 Million Carl Moll Painting Tops Freeman's Best-Ever Fine Art Sale

ArtfixDaily / February 24th, 2021

Philadelphia-based Freeman’s announced the results of its February 23 European Art & Old Masters auction,which realized over $6.4M—the best Fine Art sale total that Freeman’s has ever recorded. With spirited bidding throughout the sale from bidders both online and on the telephone, the 67-lot ...

Mystery Of 'Madman' Message Unraveled In Munch's 'The Scream'

CNN / February 22nd, 2021

Edvard Munch's The Scream, one of the most well-known artworks in the world, includes a long-held mystery in a faint written message in the top-left corner of the painting. The tiny inscription "Can only have been painted by a madman," once considered a vandal's scrawl, has been determined to ...

New Exhibition 'Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings' To Open In Australia

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2021

The Art Gallery of New South Wales will present Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings, the first major survey in the Asia Pacific region of visionary Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944), whose remarkable body of abstract and mystical paintings bring new perspectives to the narratives of ...

Angelina Jolie To Sell Artwork Gifted By Winston Churchill To FDR

AP / February 1st, 2021

The AP reports that Christie’s will sell the Moroccan landscape Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque — a gift from Sir Winston Churchill to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt — from the art collection amassed by actress Angelina Jolie and her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, next month. The work could secure a ...

Richard L. Feigen, Art Dealer and Collector, Remembered

ARTnews / January 31st, 2021

New York art dealer and collector Richard L. Feigen passed away from COVID-19 complications on January 29, 2021. He was 90. Read remembrances from Artforum and ARTnews. The Richard L. Feigen & Co. wrote on the gallery's website: "It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the ...

Botticelli 'Young Man' Portrait Realizes $92.2 Million At Sotheby's Auction

New York Times / January 28th, 2021

A rare portrait by Florentine Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli brought $92.2 million at a livestreamed Sotheby's sale on Thursday morning. The price is the highest at auction for an Old Master work since Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" fetched $450.3 million in 2017. It is also the ...

'Beyond the Visible, Hilma af Klint' Art Documentary Named Eligible For Consideration in 93rd Academy Awards®

ArtfixDaily / January 28th, 2021

It is more than time to tell the untold heroine stories. And there are many of them. This is one. - Halina Dyrschka, director of Beyond the Visible, Hilma af Klint The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday the feature films eligible for consideration in the Animated ...

See Inside Vassar College's 'Women Picturing Women' Virtual Exhibition Featured By Master Drawings New York

ArtfixDaily / January 24th, 2021

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center of Vassar College has two exhibitions on view in the 15th annual Master Drawings New York, the pre-eminent event for the celebration and exhibition of Old Master through contemporary drawings, paintings and sculptures in the United States. The online ...

Stolen 500-Year-Old Copy of 'Salvator Mundi' Is Returned To A Museum That Didn't Miss It

BBC / January 20th, 2021

A copy of Salvator Mundi, the price record-smashing painting said to be a rare work by Leonardo da Vinci, was found in a bedroom cupboard in Naples on Saturday, reports the BBC. The recovered copy, maybe dating from the early 1500s, is thought to be by one of da Vinci's students, ...

Browse New York's Antiques Week 2021 Online and With Select In-Person Exhibits

ArtfixDaily / January 15th, 2021

Precautions due to the pandemic have created more online opportunities for collectors worldwide to browse the events of Antiques Week, also known as Americana Week, in Manhattan this January. Some Antiques Week events have been moved online entirely while others present in a hybrid of in-person ...

Rare Ruth Clement Bond Quilt, Historical American Woodcarvings and European Prints Among High Museum of Art's Recent Acquisitions

ArtfixDaily / January 14th, 2021

In Atlanta, the High Museum of Art continued an expansion of its collection in 2020 with new acquisitions, including the major purchase of a rare “Tennessee Valley Authority” quilt designed by Ruth Clement Bond and important gifts of American sculpture and European works.  The acquisitions ...

Denver Art Museum to Premiere First Comprehensive Exhibition Examining France’s Stylistic Impact on Iconic American Paintings

ArtfixDaily / December 17th, 2020

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) has announced the exhibition Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France, set to premiere at DAM November 14, 2021. The exhibition will feature more than 100 paintings made between 1855 and 1913 in the first comprehensive examination of France’s stylistic impact ...

Highlights From Reading Public Museum Travel In 'Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens'

ArtfixDaily / January 2nd, 2021

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens—drawn mostly from the collection of the Reading Public Museum in Reading, PA—explores the path to Impressionism through the 19th century in France. The show examines the relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and ...

'Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style' U.S. Museum Tour Resumes in 2021

ArtfixDaily / December 14th, 2020

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, in collaboration with The American Federation of Arts and Glasgow Museums, debuted the U.S. tour of Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style in 2019. The exhibition comprises works from the collections of Glasgow City Council ...

Craft in America Awarded $100,000 Inaugural Prize for Excellence and Innovation by the Decorative Arts Trust

ArtfixDaily / December 7th, 2020

As part of the Decorative Arts Trust's dedication to nurturing academic and educational programs, Executive Director Matthew A. Thurlow announced Craft in America as the recipient of the inaugural Prize for Excellence and Innovation in a special presentation last evening. Established in 2020, the ...

Schwenke December 6th Auction Features Furniture and Decorations From Shagbark Farm, Washington CT Country Estate

ArtfixDaily / November 29th, 2020

Woodbury, CT – On Sunday, December 6th Schwenke Auctioneers will hold a Holiday Fine Estates Auction comprising over 400 lots of diverse and eclectic decorations and antiques sourced from various local and regional estates and collections. Shagbark Farm The sale features over 180 lots from ...

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 ...