20 Pieces for Chippendale’s Tercentenary Plus New Work by Marina Abramović Among Highlights of Masterpiece London 2018

  • June 06, 2018 11:56
Charles Burchfield, Bee Hepaticus, 1962.  Collisart, Stand A32.

The Masterpiece London 2018 edition, which runs from June 28 - July 4 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, will present an array of art from the 18th-century carved creations of Thomas Chippendale to the debut of new forms of work by famed performance artist Marina Abramović. With Thomas ...

Read More

Whaling Museum Gets Grant to Restore 1,275-Foot Painting

  • Patriot Ledger
  • August 31, 2016 13:46
Detail of the panorama.  Purrington & Russell show the island steamer Massachusetts towing the ship Niger past Clark’s Point lighthouse and into New Bedford harbor in 1847.

It's a quarter-mile long - a fitting size for a painting of sea-faring ventures - and now this rare panoramic artwork will return to its former glory. From the Patriot Ledger: The New Bedford Whaling Museum [Mass.] has been awarded $180,000 to restore one of its largest and rarest artifacts, ...

Read More

Ukraine Militia Tries to Sell Stolen Dutch Golden Age Paintings

  • ABC News
  • December 08, 2015 00:01
Jan Claesz Rietschoof’s ‘View of Oostereiland’, one of the paintings stolen from the Westfries Museum

A Dutch museum released a statement on Monday that two dozen Dutch Golden Age artworks stolen nearly 11 years ago have been traced to a nationalist militia in Ukraine. The public announcement by Westfries Museum in Hoorn was made to deter sales of the 24 paintings taken in a burglary on Jan. 9, ...

Read More

Highlights of American Paintings Week in New York

  • November 11, 2015 20:15
At Sotheby's, Martin Johnson Heade, The Great Florida Sunset, 1887.  Estimate $7,000,000-10,000,000

A seven-day fête of historic American art, particularly 19th to 20th-century painting and sculpture, kicks off this weekend in New York City. The American Art Fair begins the week of events with a by-invitation preview on Sat., Nov. 14 and public viewing of its 8th edition from November 15-18, ...

Read More

Public Re-Opening of Gracie Mansion will Showcase Art Additions

  • October 14, 2015 12:50
Watercolor portraits of Pierre Toussaint and his wife, Juliette Noel Toussaint, circa 1825, attributed to Anthony Meucci

Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the Mayor of New York City, has once again been transformed. Built in 1799, the stately Federal style mansion (East End Ave and 88th St.) underwent a $7-million restoration in 2002, and when first occupied in 2014 by Mayor Bill de Blasio and his ...

Read More

Digital Catalogue Raisonnes Underway for Fitz Henry Lane and Other 19th Century American Painters

  • New York Times
  • August 16, 2015 08:01
Robert Cook, Lane at age 31, 1835.

A consortium of museums will present a new website of works by famed 19th-century marine artist Fitz Henry Lane next month. Fitzhenrylaneonline.org is one of several catalogue raisonnes, those exhaustive tomes that document an artist's oeuvre, in the works for American artists. So far, there ...

Read More

Billionaire Scaife's Collection of Sailor's Valentines at Auction

  • Tribune Review
  • October 06, 2014 22:06
19th century double sailor’s valentine, “Remember Me”.  The double shell valentine within original mahogany hinged box.

Intricate 19th-century shellwork folk art from the Nantucket home of the late billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife comes to auction this week.

Read More

Detroit Hit With a $4 Billion Proposal for City's Art

  • New York Times
  • August 27, 2014 23:38
Selene and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin.

New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.

Read More

Titanic Mega-Lot Heads to Auction

  • January 01, 2012 17:46
RMS Titanic

As the 100th anniversary of the inaugural run and subsequent sinking of the RMS Titanic approaches, Guernsey’s auction house in New York prepares to sell off more than 5,500 items from the ill-fated ship.  Part of a single collection, the huge grouping will be auctioned as one lot on April 1, ...

Read More