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Art World Figures Featured in Pirelli Calendar

New York Times / November 30th, 2015

The New York Times reports that when Agnes Gund, the 77-year-old philanthropist and president emerita of the Museum of Modern Art, got the call about posing for the 2016 Pirelli calendar, she thought: “That’s odd. What’s that got to do with someone like me?” Known for its scantily clad and ...

Hannah Rothstein Imagines How Famous Artists Would Arrange Their Thanksgiving Dinner Plates

Hannah Rothstein / November 21st, 2015

Painter and illustrator Hannah Rothstein has revived her "Thanksgiving Special" photo series from 2014 with a new set of artists this year, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray and Salvador Dali. View the works (on plates) in the styles of 10 artists here. The artist's ...

Bill Gates Commissions Artists to Promote Foundation's Agenda

NPR / January 8th, 2015

Bill Gates has used his Microsoft billions to influence issues as wide ranging as education in the U.S. to clean water delivery for the world's poorest regions. Now he's enlisted artists to promote...

France on Fire with Art Openings This Week

France 24 / October 21st, 2014

Modern and contemporary art gets a bigger than usual spotlight this week in Paris. French president Francois Hollande, fashion editor Anna Wintour and Louis Vuitton head honcho Bernard Arnault...

Detroit Hit With a $4 Billion Proposal for City's Art

New York Times / August 27th, 2014

New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.

Ansel Adams Museum Set Surfaces in Charity Auction

ArtfixDaily / May 19th, 2014

An anonymous seller is offering a coveted collection of Ansel Adams photographs through the online auctioneer Charitybuzz.com. According to the site, 100% of the sale's proceeds will go towards...

Works from Avon Corporate Art Collection Up for Auction

ArtfixDaily / June 26th, 2013

More than 90 photographs from the corporate art collection of beauty product giant Avon will be offered at auction this fall. ‘Works from Avon Collection’ will include nearly all of the company’s photography collection, with works by significant...

US Seizes Trove of Stieglitz and Weston Photographs

HuffPo / March 4th, 2013

U.S. authorities seized about 2,200 works by such influential 20th-century photographers as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Edward Weston before the collection was shipped to Spain. The massive trove is valued at $16 million.

Yours Truly: Privately Collected Photographs on View at Carnegie Museum of Art

ArtfixDaily / February 11th, 2013

A timely exhibition for Valentine's Day, Yours Truly: Privately Collected Photographs, on view at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art, through March 10, 2013, presents more than 60 sensual, romantic, and love-themed works by some of the most outstanding photographers of the 20th century.

MoMA Issues Emergency Guidelines for Saving Artwork

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2012

In the wake of super storm Sandy's devastation, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has posted online a handy checklist of art-saving measures.

Small College Receives Major Gift of Ansel Adams Photographs

College of New Rochelle / October 10th, 2012

The College of New Rochelle in New York State has received a gift of a complete Museum Set of photographs by renowned American photographer Ansel Adams with an appraised value of $2.5 million.

Boston Museum of Fine Arts Receives Transformative Gift

Boston Globe / May 20th, 2012

A treasure trove of art collected by Saundra and the late William Lane has been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. On Saturday, the museum announced the extraordinary gift of 6,000 photographs, 100 works on paper, and 25 paintings, potentially valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Pioneer collectors in American modernist painting and photography...

Spring Art Auctions Boast All-Star Line-Ups

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2012

A number of standout artworks by modern masters Cezanne, Munch and Warhol as well as pioneering women artists from Tamara Lempicka to Cindy Sherman are heading to the auction block in May. Leading the line-up is the high-profile sale of...

Getty Acquires 25 Ansel Adams Photographs

ArtfixDaily / March 5th, 2012

A California couple has gifted 25 iconic images by acclaimed 20th century photographer Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984) to the J. Paul Getty Museum. Carol Vernon and her husband Robert Turbin donated “The Museum Set” in memory of Marjorie and Leonard Vernon, who purchased the images directly ...

Photographer Andreas Gursky Unseats Cindy Sherman in Record Setting Sale

CBS News / November 14th, 2011

A digital photograph entitled “Rhein II” by German photographer Andreas Gursky sold for $4.3 million last week at Christie’s New York, setting a new record for the artist and the category.

Duchess of Windsor to Become a Patron of the Arts

Telegraph / October 2nd, 2011

The Duchess is considering lending her patronage to a number of British arts institutions, thought to include The Tate, the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the V&A.

Critics Say Bob Dylan Paintings Mirror Famous Photographs

International Business Times / September 29th, 2011

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's first ever New York gallery exhibition has come under scrutiny as critics have denounced some of his work as painted copies of famous photographs. "The Asia Series," at Gagosian Gallery, includes works that Dylan said...

Interview: Photographer Stephen Shore

Phaidon / July 5th, 2011

'In the mid-1970s I was once invited for dinner at a friend's loft in SoHo,' recounts Shore. 'At dinner was Ansel Adams. During the meal I saw Ansel drink six tall glasses of straight vodka and...

Billy the Kid tintype wrangles $2.6m

/ June 28th, 2011

Private collector William Koch ponied up $2.6 million (with 15% commission) for the only known surviving portrait of Billy the Kid at a Denver auction. The tintype of the legendary outlaw blew away its pre-sale estimate of ...

Cindy Sherman sets auction record for photography

PSFK / May 22nd, 2011

Art advisor Philippe Segalot reportedly purchased Cindy Sherman’s (b. 1954) “Untitled #96″ at a Christie’s auction in New York in May for $3.89 million, a record amount for a photograph at auction. “Untitled #96″ is one in the "Centerfolds" series of ten photographs commissioned in 1981, but ...