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Auction Central News / July 17th, 2009
The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG), Hamburg, is sad about July 31. That is the day the doors will close for good on the Hoffmeister Collection. The 400 pieces of exquisite Meissen Porcelain, which has been on long-term loan to the museum since 1999, is being repossessed by its owners, Horst ...
Daily News / July 17th, 2009
A 14-inch garden gnome is causing quite a stir in Germany. The tiny statue meant for beautifying lawns is offending many and breaking German law by giving the straight-armed Hitler salute, the Daily Mail reports.
New York Times Art / July 16th, 2009
The international market for Disney collectibles, relatively quiet for a decade, is likely to be given a boost when the Walt Disney Family Museum opens in San Francisco on Oct. 1.
New York Times Art / July 16th, 2009
(NEW YORK) With Buddhist sculpture, portraits, and cosmiclike paintings, the Metropolitan Museum offers an homage to a spiritual leader.
LA Times Arts / July 17th, 2009
In conveying the sunny Los Angeles lifestyle, the photographer turned boosterism into an art form. If Southern California and its culture were built on salesmanship, Julius Shulman sold the place as well as anyone.
Boston Globe 2 / July 16th, 2009
After a slew of publicity generated by the auction's delay, an Andy Warhol portrait of Michael Jackson is back on the block at an East Hampton, New York, art gallery. The work comes from a private collection.
LA Times Arts / July 15th, 2009
LOS ANGELES - Giacomo Medici, who Italian authorities say was a key conduit for looted ancient art that landed in museums, such as the Getty and New York's Met, still faces prison and a $14-million fine after his 2004 conviction was upheld today by an appeals court in Rome.
Auction Central News / July 16th, 2009
NEW YORK - The dog days of summer aren't considered the peak season for selling art, but they have not kept Ro Gallery from assembling a noteworthy list of works for their Summer Sale of Modern and Contemporary Art on July 23. Of note, Kenny Scharf's "Yinyang Noseblock" bronze (estimate: ...
AP / July 16th, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum may represent the painter's estate but has no right to an art collection she donated to Fisk University, Tennessee's Court of Appeals has ruled. In the ruling filed Tuesday, the court said any right O'Keeffe had to most of the 101 works of art ...
Art Newspaper / July 15th, 2009
Husband-and-wife team David and Lee Ann Lester of Florida have negotiated with Clarion Events to assume the management of the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.
Artinfo / July 14th, 2009
The rogue art dealer and his former gallery director Leigh Morse are accused of stealing a total of $3 million in art from the estates and foundations of three artists. Lawrence Salander has already been indicted in an $88 million Ponzi scheme...
WorthPoint / July 14th, 2009
NEW YORK – Christie’s will be presenting its mid-season “Prints & Multiples” sale—comprised of a cross section of movements and styles, this well selected offering includes work by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Paul Gauguin, Joan Miró, Sam Francis, Robert ...
Antiques & the Arts / July 14th, 2009
Newport, R.I.: A John Singer Sargent portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, painted in 1890, has returned to The Breakers, the former Vanderbilt summer cottage in Newport, a National Historic Landmark maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport County. The portrait was acquired in late May ...
New York Times Art / July 12th, 2009
The artist was sentenced to two years’ probation on Friday in Boston Municipal Court for charges stemming from images he posted on public and private property over the years, The Associated Press reported. Fairey also has a pending suit filed by the AP over the use of their Obama image, ...
Guardian / July 12th, 2009
(London) It was a sensation in the 70s when the Tate was forced to close a new exhibit, just four days after it was opened, when it was almost wrecked by an overly exuberant public. Nearly 40 years on, Robert Morris's Bodyspacemotionthings has lost none of its potential for danger after ...
Boston Globe 1 / July 11th, 2009
WILLIAMSTOWN - No more than a collection of pictures, “Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence’’ at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute nevertheless seems to breathe with a life of its own as the assembled works rhyme with, riff on, and mutually reinforce one another. Like an echo chamber ...
Associated Press / July 13th, 2009
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York art gallery has temporarily removed an Andy Warhol portrait of Michael Jackson from the auction block. The Vered Gallery in East Hampton says enormous interest prompted the decision. The auction was to close Sunday. The 30-by-26-inch painting shows a ...
The Independent / July 6th, 2009
With every new administration comes a new era and with it, a new art collection to reflect the shifting sands of American cultural politics. In the Clinton years, it was a frothy portrait of Mamie Eisenhower clad in a pink debutante ballgown that took pride of place on the imperial walls of the ...
LA Times Blogs / July 6th, 2009
It was only a matter of time for art to jump on TV's reality bandwagon. A cable series focusing on the contemporary art scene is in the works at Bravo. The show (whose title has not yet been announced) is being produced by Sarah Jessica Parker. In the series, 13 contestants will compete for a ...