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Top Execs to Exit Sotheby's in Latest Shake-Up

Page Six / December 4th, 2019

Several top executives at Sotheby's will be leaving, some voluntarily and some not, according to party buzz at the Art Basel circuit in Miami, reported Page Six. August Uribe (former Vice Chairman, Americas) is among up to a dozen staffers reported to be out of the auction house, many from ...

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Is a Classic Blue Familiar in Art and Antiques

ArtfixDaily / December 4th, 2019

For 20 years, PANTONE has chosen a color that the company anticipates will be on trend for the year ahead. For 2020, Classic Blue is the look, an ever-popular shade that has popped up in decorative arts and painting palettes across cultures and millenia. "A timeless and enduring blue hue, ...

A Well-Timed New Book Examines 'The Art of Protest'

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2019

Protest art is in the spotlight, both on streets across the globe and in a new book surveying a 100-year history. Civil rights, social activism, pro-environment and other causes have long been the subject matter of public poster art. The world is currently awash with such temporary artworks ...

'Step Inside' Edward Hopper Artworks With 2 Kinds of 3-D Experiences in Museum Shows

ArtfixDaily / December 1st, 2019

Edward Hopper's seemingly stark and angst-y paintings of 20th-century America are hitting chords with audiences today. One of his most famous works, Chop Suey, sold at Christie’s New York for $92 million last year. Museum shows are covering different subject areas within the American ...

An Auction Record Is Set For Artemisia Gentileschi Ahead of Major Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / December 1st, 2019

Ahead of the major monographic exhibition of the work of Artemisia Gentileschi, opening at the National Gallery in London next spring, a recently discovered painting set a new auction record for the artist on November 14 at Parisian house Artcurial. Titled Lucretia, the ...

Russia Will Help Syria Restore Palmyra Museum Artifacts Damaged by ISIS

ArtfixDaily / November 28th, 2019

In a strategic move this week, the state Hermitage Museum announced that Russia has partnered with Syria to restore 20 cultural artifacts from the National Museum of Palmyra that ISIS attempted to destroy over the last four years. A coalition will also look at rebuilding the historic sites ...

What's Missing From the Dresden Green Vault After 'Appalling and Shocking' Heist

ArtfixDaily / November 26th, 2019

Early Monday morning thieves broke into the Dresden Royal Palace's famed Green Vault (Grüne Gewölbe) and stole precious jewels in what could be Europe's biggest museum heist ever. After a suspicious fire cut off electricity to the area of the German museum, two thieves with axes entered ...

'Priceless' Artifacts Taken in Massive Heist at the Dresden Green Vault, While Its Most Famous Treasures Are On Loan to the Met

ArtfixDaily / November 25th, 2019

The world's "biggest jewelry heist" overnight at a German museum has missed the prized Dresden Green Diamond and other signature treasures that are currently on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the exhibition Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe. A ...

A Greene and Greene Arts and Crafts Gem Hits the Market at $4.7 Million

ArtfixDaily / November 24th, 2019

Now considered a prime example of early California Arts and Crafts architecture, the Duncan-Irwin House (1906) began as a modest cottage owned by a seamstress named Katherine Duncan. She sold the house to wealthy New Yorker Theodore Irwin Jr. and his family who enlisted famed ...

A Beijing Museum Suddenly Yanked a Major Exhibition of Chinese-American Artist Hung Liu

San Francisco Chronicle / November 21st, 2019

Years of planning went into “Hung Liu: Passers-by,” a major solo exhibition scheduled to open Dec. 6 at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. Artist Hung Liu, who experienced the Cultural Revolution and now lives in Oakland, Calif., was shocked when the Chinese culture ministry ...

A Few Gems Pushed American Art Sales in New York to $44 Million

ArtfixDaily / November 21st, 2019

American Art Week in New York included $44 million in sales at Sotheby's and Christie's, with early modernists, illustrator artists and some small paintings doing the heavy hitting. Sotheby's sold $20.8 million in American art (62% lots sold) with a petite painting from 1862-63 by Martin ...

'Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific' Brings the Archipelago to LACMA This Winter

ArtfixDaily / November 20th, 2019

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will present Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific (Dec. 15, 2019 to July 19, 2020), the first substantial project on the art of Fiji to be mounted in the U.S. The exhibition features over 280 artworks drawn from major international collections, ...

Discover Alice Rahon, a Parisian Poet Turned Mexican Surrealist Painter, Whose Works Are Revealed at MOCA North Miami

ArtfixDaily / November 20th, 2019

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is set to present a new exhibition featuring works of French-Mexican surrealist painter Alice Rahon (1904–1987). “Poetic Invocations” is guest curated by Mexico-City based art historian Tere Arcq. The exhibition aims to contribute to the ...

Empire State Building Sparkled Green to Draw Attention to A Special Exhibit at the Met

ArtfixDaily / November 18th, 2019

Gather the kids (young and old) for the ultimate in STEAM immersion: science, technology, engineering, art and math all come together in an unprecedented gathering of historic treasures in New York. Of note, there is a glittering green delight. Highlighting that the world's largest natural ...

The Eskenazi Museum of Art’s $30 Million Renovation of I. M. Pei Building Opens With Suite of Exhibitions

ArtfixDaily / November 19th, 2019

After a two-and-a-half-year renovation, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art reopened its doors on Nov. 7, 2019. In Bloomington, Indiana, The Eskenazi Museum has completed a $30 million renovation of its acclaimed I. M. Pei-designed building, which was inaugurated in 1982 and features the ...

Baltimore Museum of Art Will Only Acquire Works by Women Artists in 2020

Baltimore Sun / November 17th, 2019

The Baltimore Museum of Art is taking its initiative to focus all its 2020 programs and exhibitions on women artists to a another level. {{image}} "Museum director Christopher Bedford said Thursday that every artwork the BMA obtains for its permanent collection next year — every painting, ...

Kerry James Marshall Painting Brings $18.5 Million at Auction Amid Strong Prices For African American Artists

New York Times / November 17th, 2019

In the New York sales series last week an artwork at Sotheby's Contemporary Evening Sale stirred bidder interest like few other lots. A 2014 painting by Kerry James Marshall garnered $18.5 million (with fees), the second highest price at auction for a work by a living Arrican American ...

Dealer Sues For Seized Head of Alexander the Great

Courthouse News Service / November 14th, 2019

Safani Gallery, one of the oldest galleries of ancient art in the United States, filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a federal judge to block the forfeiture of a marble antiquity that was seized last year by the Manhattan district attorney and ordered to be returned to Italy, reports Courthouse ...

Welsh Museum's Botticelli 'Copy' Is Authentic, Experts Say

Guardian / November 14th, 2019

What was thought to be a later copy of Botticelli's work is actually genuine, say a team of experts. A new episode of BBC Four series Britain’s Lost Masterpieces will detail the findings of art historian Dr. Bendor Grosvenor and other art detectives who solved this Botticelli mystery. ...

A Record for Ed Ruscha Stands Out in Fall Auction Series

New York Times / November 14th, 2019

The fall sales series of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art in New York was not chock-full of blue-chip "trophy" art, according to the New York Times. Timed during an unsettling news cycle coupled with few top-tier collections or estates to offer, the major auction houses saw noteworthy ...