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Legal Action Looms Against British Museum For 3D Scan of Parthenon Marbles

Guardian / March 30th, 2022

The British Museum is facing legal action from a heritage preservation organization over its alleged refusal to allow the 3D scanning of a Parthenon piece in the museum's collection, reports The Guardian. UK-based Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) said it is planning to serve an ...

MGM Resort's New Acquisitions Reshape Its Public Fine Art Collection

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2022

In October, MGM Resorts sold 11 works by Pablo Picasso, some decades-long fixtures in the casino restaurant, for a total of $108 million. Sotheby's conducted the sale on-site at the MGM Bellagio in Las Vegas, and while several works by Picasso remain in the collection, the resort entity now aims ...

'Gatecrashers' Traveling Exhibition Explores the Rise of Self-Taught Artists in America

ArtfixDaily / March 29th, 2022

Coming to the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Penn., this May, Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America will celebrate two dozen early-twentieth century painters who fundamentally changed the art world. These artists, all without formal training, diversified the ...

Supreme Court to Hear Copyright Dispute Over Andy Warhol Use of Prince Image

NBC / March 28th, 2022

The Supreme Court said Monday that it would hear a dispute over Andy Warhol prints based on an image by a rock photographer. The alleged copyright infringement case involves a photograph taken in 1981 of Prince, in his early career, by photographer Lynn Goldsmith. The photograph, made for ...

Major Private Collection of Asian Art to be Exhibited on Nantucket

ArtfixDaily / March 28th, 2022

The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) will host the exhibition Asian Treasures from the Billings Collection in the Whaling Museum, McCausland Gallery opening Memorial Day weekend through November 1.  The exhibition draws from the collection that longtime Nantucket, Massachusetts, ...

'Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands' Brings Renowned Collection to Toledo

ArtfixDaily / March 28th, 2022

This spring and summer the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) in Ohio offers a spectacular exhibition of more than 100 objects drawn from one of the most significant private collections of Persian art. Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands opens April 23 and showcases the artistic ...

Major Exhibition at The Met of Winslow Homer’s Watercolors and Oil Paintings to Examine Themes of Conflict and Struggle in His Art

ArtfixDaily / March 18th, 2022

Renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) remains a consequential figure whose art continues to appeal to broad audiences. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 11, 2022, Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents will reconsider the artist's work ...

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers to hold Interiors and Prints & Multiples on April 6-7

ArtfixDaily / March 25th, 2022

Oak Park, IL — Starting a busy spring schedule, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will conduct sales on consecutive days: Interiors on Wednesday, April 6 and Prints & Multiples on Thursday, April 7. Each auction consists of well over 300 lots. Interiors features a ...

Russian Art Auctions Cancelled by Sotheby's, Christie's and Bonhams

The Art Newspaper / March 16th, 2022

In light of Russia's attack on Ukraine, sales of Russian art scheduled for June in London have been called off by Bonhams, Sotheby's and Christie's, reported The Art Newspaper.  “Sotheby’s will not be holding Russian art sales in June,” a spokesperson for the auction house says in a ...

New Exhibition Explores Ways in which Photography Can Transform Our Understanding of the Landscape

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2022

A new exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum, highlighting recent acquisitions created by artists of different races, nationalities and genders, examines the impact photographs can have on shaping viewer’s perceptions of the physical world around them. In addition to celebrated works ...

'Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water' Exhibition Opens at Seattle Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / March 15th, 2022

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presents Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water (March 18–May 30, 2022), exploring the many ways artists around the world have engaged with the theme of water. The exhibition features works from SAM’s collection and three local lenders, with over 80 works of art ...

Bidders To Battle For Ides of March Ancient Roman Coin Thought to Be Worn By Julius Caesar Assassin Brutus

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2022

One of the most important gold coins from the ancient world, which is thought to have been worn by a murderer of Julius Caesar, will be auctioned in May 2022, by the leading ancient coin firm, Numismatica Ars Classica. The ‘Eid Mar’ coin was minted by Caesar’s betrayer, Marcus Junius Brutus, to ...

Hudson River Museum Acquires 19th-Century Masterworks By Fitz Henry Lane and Severin Roesen

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2022

Hudson River Museum (HRM) has announced the gift of two exquisite paintings: Gloucester, Stage Fort Beach, 1849, by Fitz Henry Lane; and Fruit with Water Glass, ca. 1850–70, by Severin Roesen; both works were generously donated to the HRM’s collection by Shelley and Felice Bergman. These major ...

New Monograph Along With Exhibition of Lesser-Known Works By Käthe Kollwitz Revisit Her Powerful Art

ArtfixDaily / March 14th, 2022

“I want to have an effect during this age in which people are so perplexed and in need of help.” - Käthe Kollwitz, diary entry from 1922 Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945), considered one of the most important German artists of the first half of the 20th century, famously addressed themes of war, ...

The Winter Show Announces Exhibitor Highlights for 68th Edition in the Former Barneys New York This April

ArtfixDaily / March 11th, 2022

The Winter Show has shared preview highlights for its upcoming 2022 edition, including notable booth presentations and special activations at the fair. The 68th edition of the Show takes place April 1–10, 2022 at 660 Madison Avenue, the former flagship location of Barneys New York, following the ...

New Works Featured in First-Ever Major Exhibition of Urs Fischer in Latin America

ArtfixDaily / March 13th, 2022

From April 2 through September 18, Museo Jumex in Mexico City will present Urs Fischer: Lovers, a 20-year survey of one of the most internationally celebrated artists working today and the artist’s first solo show in Latin America. Organized by Museo Jumex with guest curator Francesco Bonami, Urs ...

Russian-Owned Phillips Auction House to Donate $7.7 Million to Ukrainian Red Cross Society

ArtfixDaily / March 3rd, 2022

Phillips auction house announced on the morning of March 3 that it would donate 100 percent of the buyer’s premium and vendor’s commission from its 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. At the end of the day, £5.8 million ($7.7 million) from the ...

Artists Turn Their Work Into Relief Funding for Ukraine

ArtfixDaily / March 3rd, 2022

Artists are using their art to make statements and raise funds as Russia's brutal attack on Ukraine intensifies. “There is no place for art when civilians are dying under the fire of missiles, when citizens of Ukraine are hiding in shelters, when Russian protesters are getting silenced,” wrote ...

Investigators Probe Cold Case Murder for Clues to Gardner Museum Heist

Smithsonian Magazine / March 3rd, 2022

An unsolved murder in 1991 is being revisited by authorities for possible clues into the infamous art heist at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, reports Bob Ward for Boston 25 News. In the over three decades since thieves made off with treasured artworks valued then at $500 million, ...

Magritte Masterwork Fetches Record $79.8 Million

ArtfixDaily / March 2nd, 2022

Described as one of the most "definitive images of Surrealist art," René Magritte’s L’empire des lumières captured an artist record price of £59.4 million ($79.8 million) at Sotheby’s on Wednesday. The Belgian Surrealist's previous record was $26.8 million, landed by Le Principe du ...