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Keno Brothers Take Furniture Collection to Online Retailer One Kings Lane

ArtfixDaily / August 7th, 2014

American antique specialists Leigh and Leslie Keno, widely-known for their "Antiques Roadshow" television appearances, are bringing their own line of furniture to the masses through "flash sale" Website One Kings Lane.

MFA Boston to Showcase Hollywood Glamour in Fall Exhibition

ArtfixDaily / August 5th, 2014

Adornments from the golden age of the silver screen will go on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this fall. “Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen” will present designer gowns and exquisite jewelry from the 1930s and ‘40s...

IFAR Event to Explore the Impact of 3D Printing on Art World

ArtfixDaily / July 21st, 2014

On July 22, the non-profit International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) will host an evening event covering the effects of 3D printing in today's art world.

Stanford Professor Explores How Mondrian Was Monetized

Stanford News / July 9th, 2014

Through a study of the interplay between consumerism and the work of acclaimed artist Piet Mondrian, Stanford art historian Nancy J. Troy uncovers how social forces shaped the artist's legacy.

V&A to Showcase Photographer Horst in Major Retrospective

ArtfixDaily / June 5th, 2014

This autumn, London's Victoria & Albert Museum will present the definitive retrospective exhibition of the work of master photographer Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) - one of the leading photographers of the 20th century.

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 On View at V&A

ArtfixDaily / May 5th, 2014

At London's Victoria & Albert Museum, a spectacular new exhibition traces the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its interpretation by leading couturiers and designers...

Art Collection to Be Stored in Innovative Warehouse Open to the Public

Gizmodo / March 11th, 2014

In Rotterdam, a new building shaped like an enormous salad bowl, complete with leafy greens on top, will house the city's precious art collection. Works of art not normally on view will be stored in the building and it will be open to the public to explore.

Sotheby's Sued by S.C Johnson Over Frank Lloyd Wright Furniture

ArtfixDaily / December 12th, 2013

Household products maker S.C. Johnson has sued Sotheby's over the upcoming sale of a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed desk and chair set made for the company's headquarters.

Metropolitan Museum Breaks Ground on New David H. Koch Plaza

ArtfixDaily / January 14th, 2013

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art held groundbreaking ceremonies on Monday for a new outdoor plaza, which will open to the public in fall 2014, and be named "The David H. Koch Plaza." Koch, a museum trustee, contributed the entire $65 million cost of the project.

Brad Pitt Debuts Art Deco-style Furniture Collection

ArtfixDaily / November 5th, 2012

Actor Brad Pitt is delving into the world of furniture design. His Art Nouveau and Art Deco-inspired collection will be launched in...

Chunks of HH Richardson House Head to Auction

New York Times / October 24th, 2012

Best-known for his Trinity Church in Boston, leading 19th-century architect Henry Hobson Richardson's only major surviving work in Washington, DC, is coming to auction, piece by piece.

Monumental Work by Sargent Johnson to Stay in California, Just Further South

ArtfixDaily / February 22nd, 2012

UC Berkeley’s loss is a gain for the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, in regards to a spectacular 22-foot long carved wood relief created by African-American artist Sargent Johnson. Part of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 30s, Johnson was the first California ...

Palm Springs Blooms with Art Shows, Museum Exhibits, Sunnylands Opening

ArtfixDaily / February 20th, 2012

The California desert is alive with art this winter. A new art fair hit the ground running during the 11-day Palm Springs Modernism Week (through Feb. 26). The Palm Springs Art Museum has mounted a notable exhibition of ethereal landscapes by Lockwood de Forest on view through April 8 and the ...

American Folk Art Museum passes fair to new owner

New York Times / May 7th, 2011

Ownership and management of the annual American Antiques Show, a ten-year-old fundraiser for New York's American Folk Art Museum, has been turned over to the Art Fair Company in an effort to stabilize the museum's finances. Faced with a default on nearly $32 million worth of bonds that it ...

Confident dealers offer their best art & antiques in Maastricht; Preview video online

TEFAF Preview / March 17th, 2011

There are 30,000 items worth more than 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) offered by 260 top-tier galleries at the world’s most influential art and antiques fair. Two highlights are extraordinary paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir. Attracting leading international collectors and museum officials, ...

Gustav Stickley, now in paperback

PHAIDON store / March 10th, 2011

Phaidon has released a massive paperback about Gustav Stickley (1858-1942), the iconic character and one of the most influential figures of the American Arts & Crafts movement. Stickley was a self-made man whose furniture company, Craftsman Workshops, and the seminal magazine he founded in ...

Renoir to Richter, antique pistols to rare gems shine at Palm Beach fair

artinfo / February 9th, 2011

Nearly 8,000 guests flocked to the gala preview of the American International Fine Art Fair in Palm Beach last weekend. About 40,000 visitors are expected altogether to peruse the booths of 66 dealers, down from 84 last year. The 15th edition of the fair, which runs through Feb. 13 at the Palm ...

Picasso, Esherick among modern masters lifting auction results

Washington Post / February 8th, 2011

A Pablo Picasso painting of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter, titled "La Lecture," more than doubled its low estimate to fetch 25.2 million pounds ($40.7 million) at a Sotheby's auction in London on Tuesday. The Picasso edged up the firm's modern and impressionist art auction total to 68.8 ...

Rietveld Revival: Dutch modernist's work gains permanence

ArtfixDaily / October 14th, 2010

The output of Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld (1884-1964), best known as a proponent of the artistic movement De Stijl, is rising in the public view. This fall a seminal work from his late career was recreated while one of his first influential designs entered the permanent ...

Early 20th c. decorative arts soar at Rago auction

ArtfixDaily / October 8th, 2010

Rago Arts and Auction Center totalled a strong $5.6 million for 1,380 lots in its 20th c. Design sale, from October 1 to 3. Pieces dating from the early 20th century, including Roycroft furniture and metalwork, which completely sold-out, elicited fierce bidding "at levels not seen since 2007," ...