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The Imaginative Sculptures of Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne Showcased In Summer Exhibition at The Clark

ArtfixDaily / April 19th, 2021

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Nature Transformed, May 8–October 31, 2021, at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass. It has been more than forty years since an American art museum has mounted a presentation of the work of sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, and the ...

ARTFIXdaily Closed Week of April 12, Returning Next Week With A Virtual Look at The Philadelphia Show

ArtfixDaily / April 11th, 2021

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for the week of April 12 and subscriber e-newsletter service will resume on April 19. Coming up, look for our coverage of The Philadelphia Show (April 23-30) as the 59th edition showcases stellar American fine and decorative arts along with European and Asian works. ...

Dutch Police Nab Suspect in Van Gogh, Hals Art Thefts

CNN / April 6th, 2021

Police in the Netherlands said Tuesday that a 58-year-old man from Baarn was arrested at his home on suspicion of stealing two paintings from art museums. The works by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals have not been recovered. Van Gogh's “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884,″ was ...

'This Is a Robbery': Netflix Releases New Docuseries On The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

wbur / April 5th, 2021

"...the Gardner heist story finds people unwittingly rooting for criminals, or art, or perhaps both." - wbur "...it could be that a bombshell is forthcoming." - Daily Beast An unsolved mystery for over 30 years, the brazen art heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum still baffles ...

Getty Museum Acquires Recently Rediscovered Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi

ArtfixDaily / March 30th, 2021

The J. Paul Getty Museum has announced the acquisition of a major work by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-c.1654), the most celebrated woman painter of 17th-century Italy. Recently rediscovered after having been in private collections for centuries, the painting represents the artist at the height ...

Cleveland Museum of Art's Diverse New Acquisitions Range From A 16th-Century Marble 'Dido' to Amy Sherald's 'Handsome' Portrait

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2021

Recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Aurelio Lombardo’s Dido, an exquisitely carved early 16th-century marble relief sculpture; a drawing by Giulio Romano directly related to one of the artist’s most important frescoed ceilings in Italy; Gustave Caillebotte’s Study of a ...

France's Only Klimt Painting Will Be Returned to Nazi-Persecuted Owner's Heirs

New York Times / March 16th, 2021

A landscape painting by Gustav Klimt will be restituted more than 80 years after the Nazis looted the work from a Jewish family in Austria. Klimt's "Rosebushes Under the Trees," an oil dating to 1905, has been displayed in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris for decades. The provenance for the ...

U.S. Museum Debut of 'Calder Picasso' Now On View at the de Young

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2021

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are presenting the U.S. debut of Calder-Picasso at the de Young museum, now through May 23, 2021. Conceived by the artists’ grandsons Alexander S. C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, it is the first major museum exhibition to explore the artistic ...

Get A Sneak Peek Of The Frick Collection Newly Installed At The Breuer Building

ArtfixDaily / March 4th, 2021

The Frick Reframed: The Frick Collection Presents Highlights Reconsidered at Frick Madison A temporary move during The Frick's renovation posits the collection in an iconic modernist building  On Thursday, March 18, 2021, The Frick Collection launches Frick Madison, the long-awaited ...

Angelina Jolie's Winston Churchill Painting Fetches $11.5 Million

New York Times / March 3rd, 2021

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, an amateur artist, gifted a landscape painting to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943 that sold for a record price for his work at Christie's on Monday.  The Moroccan landscape Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque brought 8.3 million pounds, or ...

Founded In Response To The 1918 Pandemic, The Phillips Collection Marks 100 Years With 'Seeing Differently' Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The Phillips Collection celebrates its centennial year in 2021.  After losing his father in 1917 and then his brother in the 1918 influenza pandemic, museum founder Duncan Phillips wrote in A Collection in the Making, “Art offers two great gifts of emotion—the emotion of recognition ...

Dive Right Into the V&A's New Digital Platform of 1.2 Million Collection Objects

ArtfixDaily / February 28th, 2021

The V&A has launched Explore the Collections, a new digital platform that enables everyone from around the world to search, explore and discover over 1.2m objects from the museum’s collections. This new online experience forms a key part of the V&A’s goal to revolutionize access to ...

A Record-Breaking $4.75 Million Carl Moll Painting Tops Freeman's Best-Ever Fine Art Sale

ArtfixDaily / February 24th, 2021

Philadelphia-based Freeman’s announced the results of its February 23 European Art & Old Masters auction,which realized over $6.4M—the best Fine Art sale total that Freeman’s has ever recorded. With spirited bidding throughout the sale from bidders both online and on the telephone, the 67-lot ...

Mystery Of 'Madman' Message Unraveled In Munch's 'The Scream'

CNN / February 22nd, 2021

Edvard Munch's The Scream, one of the most well-known artworks in the world, includes a long-held mystery in a faint written message in the top-left corner of the painting. The tiny inscription "Can only have been painted by a madman," once considered a vandal's scrawl, has been determined to ...

New Exhibition 'Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings' To Open In Australia

ArtfixDaily / February 4th, 2021

The Art Gallery of New South Wales will present Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings, the first major survey in the Asia Pacific region of visionary Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944), whose remarkable body of abstract and mystical paintings bring new perspectives to the narratives of ...

Angelina Jolie To Sell Artwork Gifted By Winston Churchill To FDR

AP / February 1st, 2021

The AP reports that Christie’s will sell the Moroccan landscape Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque — a gift from Sir Winston Churchill to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt — from the art collection amassed by actress Angelina Jolie and her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, next month. The work could secure a ...

Richard L. Feigen, Art Dealer and Collector, Remembered

ARTnews / January 31st, 2021

New York art dealer and collector Richard L. Feigen passed away from COVID-19 complications on January 29, 2021. He was 90. Read remembrances from Artforum and ARTnews. The Richard L. Feigen & Co. wrote on the gallery's website: "It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the ...

Botticelli 'Young Man' Portrait Realizes $92.2 Million At Sotheby's Auction

New York Times / January 28th, 2021

A rare portrait by Florentine Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli brought $92.2 million at a livestreamed Sotheby's sale on Thursday morning. The price is the highest at auction for an Old Master work since Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" fetched $450.3 million in 2017. It is also the ...

'Beyond the Visible, Hilma af Klint' Art Documentary Named Eligible For Consideration in 93rd Academy Awards®

ArtfixDaily / January 28th, 2021

It is more than time to tell the untold heroine stories. And there are many of them. This is one. - Halina Dyrschka, director of Beyond the Visible, Hilma af Klint The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday the feature films eligible for consideration in the Animated ...

See Inside Vassar College's 'Women Picturing Women' Virtual Exhibition Featured By Master Drawings New York

ArtfixDaily / January 24th, 2021

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center of Vassar College has two exhibitions on view in the 15th annual Master Drawings New York, the pre-eminent event for the celebration and exhibition of Old Master through contemporary drawings, paintings and sculptures in the United States. The online ...