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A Missing Klimt Painting Possibly Found by Gardener in Italian Gallery Wall

Guardian / December 12th, 2019

Italian police are investigating the possible discovery of a long-missing Gustav Klimt painting that was found inside a wall of the gallery where it disappeared from 23 years ago. The missing Klimt is valued at €60 million ($66 million). Klimt's Portrait of a Lady, reportedly stolen in 1997, ...

Collection Gift Expands Saint Louis Art Museum’s Holdings of American Modernism

ArtfixDaily / December 10th, 2019

John and Susan Horseman have given the Saint Louis Art Museum a major gift of 20th-century American art. The gift includes excellent examples of American surrealism, American Scene, and modernist painting—all areas with significant gaps in the Museum’s collection. “I am deeply grateful to John ...

Harvard Students' Installation in the Sackler Museum Names Opioid Victims

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2019

A new art installation at Harvard University's Arthur M. Sackler Museum names local victims and survivors of opioid abuse, taking aim at the family legacy of the benefactor whose name the museum bears and the addictive drug that ballooned the Sackler multibillion dollar fortune while ...

Google Doodle Honors Innovative French Sculptor Camille Claudel

heavy / December 8th, 2019

On her 155th birthday, French artist Camille Claudel (1864-1943) was given major recognition this Sunday (Dec. 8) with a Google Doodle celebrating her pioneering sculptural work. After studying at Académie Colarossi, Claudel began training under Rodin in 1884, learning about his method of ...

Why the Four Turner Prize Finalists Got a Collective Win

NPR / December 8th, 2019

All four finalists — Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Tai Shani and Oscar Murillo — for the U.K.'s prestigious Turner Prize have won in an unprecedented twist of events last week. The four artists lodged a request with judges that was accepted. After three and half decades of handing ...

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 ...