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The American Art Fair Celebrates Its 12th Year

ArtfixDaily / November 8th, 2019

The American Art Fair celebrates its twelfth year from November 16-19, 2019 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. The Fair opens American Art Week in New York. Inaugurated in 2008, The American Art Fair is the now the only one that focuses on American 19th and 20th ...

British High Court Rejects Antiques Trade Challenge of Ivory Ban

Guardian / November 5th, 2019

A court claim from the Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures (Fact) failed Tuesday to compel the British High Court to make exceptions to a total ivory ban in the U.K. The U.K.'s 2018 Ivory Act is set to cease trade in ivory pieces of all ages with a few artistic exemptions, notes the ...

This Fall, View the First Exhibition Exploring the Remarkable Career of Influential American Art Dealer Edith Halpert

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2019

New York's Jewish Museum now presents Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art, the first exhibition to explore the remarkable career of Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970), the influential American art dealer and founder of the Downtown Gallery in New York City. A pioneer in the field and ...

Mary Margaret 'Moo' Anderson, Pioneering Art Collector and Museum Donor, Remembered

Stanford News / October 24th, 2019

Art collector Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson died Oct. 22 at her home in the San Francisco Bay Area, reports Stanford News. She was 92. Boston-born Moo Anderson was known for amassing a significant collection of post-World War II American art with her late husband, Harry "Hunk" Anderson ...

Art Scammer's San Francisco Home Offered at $15 Million

SFGate / October 17th, 2019

The home of a notorious art scammer, an enviable Mediterranean style mansion in the posh Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco, is now offered for sale at $15 million, after a previusly listing at $19 million. In 2015, Luke Brugnara,  a.k.a. "Lucky Luke," was sentenced to seven ...

5 Finds to Preview From 2019's AADLA Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show in NYC, Oct. 31-Nov. 4

ArtfixDaily / September 26th, 2019

{{image}} The Art & Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) will present their third annual Fine Art & Antiques Show—with 24 dealers—for a 5-day run starting Thursday October 31st at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Wallace Hall, 980 Park Avenue on New York’s Upper East Side. ...

13 Haunting Art Exhibitions to See Ahead of Halloween

ArtfixDaily / September 25th, 2019

{{image}} Spooky, fanciful or simply autumnal in feeling, here are ARTFIXdaily's picks for October art exhibitions that deliver heftily on Halloween spirit. These 13 shows span the globe, from Andrew Wyeth's witches in Maine to a "resin lady" ancient corpse on view in the UK. {{image}} ...

Maurizio Cattelan's Gold Toilet Artwork 'America' Is Stolen From Blenheim Palace Exhibit

NBC / September 14th, 2019

On Saturday morning, the interactive artwork that is an 18-karat solid gold toilet titled America -- part of a Maurizio Cattelan exhibition at Blenheim Palace in the UK -- disappeared. The burglary took place at the 18th-century palace, known as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and ...

After France Agrees to Artifact Exchange, Greece Drafts Loan Proposal for British Museum's Parthenon Marbles

Ta Nea / September 3rd, 2019

On Tuesday, Greece's Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said her ministry is preparing a draft proposal for a loan of contested Parthenon sculptures from the British Museum, reported the Washington Post. Details of the request have not been disclosed. The move comes after France agreed to ...

Egyptian Antiquities Expert Calls for Repatriation of King Tut Sculpture Ahead of Auction

ABC News / June 9th, 2019

ABC News: 'Egypt has the right to demand the repatriation of a stone sculpture of King Tutankhamun before it goes up for auction at Christie's in London next month, according to the country’s former antiquities chief.' "It seems that this sculpture was looted from [Luxor's] ...

New Statue of Liberty Museum Opens

New York Times / May 21st, 2019

On Liberty Island in New York Harbor, under the gaze of the 151-ft-tall Statue of Liberty that atttacts 4.5 million visitors per year, a new museum takes on the history and variable meaning of liberty in the United States. The 26,000-sf. Statue of Liberty Museum officially opened to the public ...

Jeff Koons 'Rabbit' Fetches a Living Artist Record of $91 Million

CNN / May 15th, 2019

A stainless steel rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons became the priciest work ever sold by a living artist at auction on Wednesday. Described as "one of the most iconic works of 20th-century art" by Christie's, the 1986 piece sold for $91,075,000, with fees. The Koons beat David Hockney's ...

Estate of 'LOVE' Artist Robert Indiana Files Motion to Stop Reproductions

Central Maine / May 11th, 2019

The estate of Robert Indiana, known for his 'LOVE' and 'HOPE' images, is trying to halt reproductions of his work on the grounds that licensing agreements for those works ended when he died almost a year ago. Indiana, at 89, died almost a year ago on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine. Since ...

Innovative Artist Ruth Asawa Noted With a Google Doodle

ArtfixDaily / May 1st, 2019

Japanese-American artist Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was highlighted with a Google Doodle (in some countries) on Wednesday as May kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Google feature would have exposed Asawa's work to millions of people. The doodle above the Google search bar depicts ...

Hank Willis Thomas Picked to Create Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Monument for Boston

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2019

Hank Willis Thomas was selected as the winner of a competition for a public monument in Boston to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The Kings met in Boston while he was attending theology school at Boston University and she was a student at the New England Conservatory of Music ...

British Museum Director Calls Keeping Parthenon Sculptures a "Creative Act"

Ta Nea / January 29th, 2019

In an exclusive interview with Ta Nea, Greece's daily newspaper, the director of the British Museum, Hartwig Fischer, dismissed the latest uproar for the Parthenon Sculptures to be returned to Greece. [Read backstory and ARTFIXdaily's opinion: Brexit Could Help the Case for Parthenon Sculptures ...

Desert X 2019 Is Back And Featuring Artists From Jenny Holzer to Superflex

ArtfixDaily / January 28th, 2019

Desert X, the contemporary art biennial in various locations across California's arid Coahcella Valley, is back from Feb. 9 to April 21, 2019. The first edition of this free, curated exhibition of large-scale artworks drew around 200,000 people in 2017. A "Desert X 2017'' catalog will be ...

Virtually Browse (and Support) the 20 Museums Closed by the Government Shutdown

ArtfixDaily / January 15th, 2019

With the 19 federally-funded Smithsonian museums and the National Gallery of Art in DC closed due to the continuing federal government shutdown, people can still view collections and support these vital American institutions--online. The Smithsonian website has an array of thematic exhibitions ...

The Getty Responds to Court Ruling on 2,000-Year-Old Victorious Youth Statue

The Guardian / December 5th, 2018

Italy’s supreme court has ruled that the Getty museum in Los Angeles must return a 2,000-year-old Greek bronze statue, known both as the "Victorious Youth" and the "Getty Bronze," that it bought for almost $4m in 1977. (Read more: The Guardian) In response, the museum released this statement ...

Easter Islanders Ask British Museum for Return of Moai Statue

Guardian / October 24th, 2018

From the Guardian: Easter Island’s indigenous people have asked Chile’s government to help them recover a unique Moai statue removed 150 years ago and now kept in the British Museum in London. The seven-foot-tall (2.4-metre) Hoa Hakananai’a sculpture was removed from the island by Richard ...