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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 ...

Major Flooding Temporarily Shuts Down the Venice Biennale, But the Show Will Go On

W Magazine / November 13th, 2019

Venice mayor Luigi Bragnaro declared a state of emergency after flood tides inundated the city on Tuesday. The result on Wednesday was a temporary closing of the Venice Biennale's 58th edition, Saint Mark's Basilica, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Pinault Collection's Punta della Dogana and ...

Historic Building in Iconic Norman Rockwell Painting Hits the Market

atlas obscura / November 11th, 2019

The classic Main Street scene in one of Norman Rockwell’s most recognizable paintings is dotted with a row of buildings still in existence, including the Red Lion Inn and a turreted Victorian, now called the 7 Arts Gift Shop. Set in a scenic Berkshire village, that circa-1870 shop has been listed ...

Patek Philippe Watch Smashes Auction Record to Fetch $31 Million

Bloomberg / November 11th, 2019

A Patek Philippe wristwatch sold for $31 million at a charity auction at Christie's in Geneva on Saturday. The steel Grandmaster Chime set the auction record for a wristwatch, beating out a previous top price of $17.8 million for a Daytona Rolex once owned by Paul Newman that sold in ...

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 ...

Marciano Art Foundation Closes Following Employees' Plans to Unionize

LA Magazine / November 7th, 2019

Marciano Art Foundation, the new private museum in Los Angeles, announced that it would close its Wilshire Boulevard location with "no present plans to reopen." The news came after all 70 visitor-facing employees were laid off on Thursday, and just days after employees announced plans to ...

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 ...

'Safe Return Doubtful': Discover Intrepid Heroes in Spink's London Exhibit Covering 200 Years of Polar Expedition in Historic Images and Memorabilia

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2019

From an advertisement (attributed both to Shackleton’s Nimrod and Endurance expeditions): “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.” This fall, an unprecedented display will cover ...

U.S. Museum Coalition Plans Exhibitions of Female Artists Ahead of 19th Amendment Centennial and 2020 Presidential Election

ArtfixDaily / November 6th, 2019

On November 5, election day across the U.S., a new website launched as a platform to help promote women artists in museum exhibitions nationwide. Feminist Art Coalition is the brainchild of Apsara DiQuinzio, the senior curator of Modern and contemporary art at the Berkeley Art Museum ...