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Harbinger of Spring: Antique Garden Furniture Show & Sale

The Epoch Times / April 28th, 2010

From May 7 to 9, over 30 of America’s foremost dealers are offering their best quality pieces at the Antique Garden Furniture Show and Sale at the New York Botanical Garden. Special events and lectures compliment the exhibitor offerings---from cast iron and marble fountains to early ...

Calder's Spunk of the Monk priced at $25 million

Bloomberg / April 18th, 2010

In 1964, a Midwestern executive paid $35,000 for a sculpture by Alexander Calder (1898-1976), called “Spunk of the Monk.” The painted-steel work consists of three massive interconnected arcs on seven legs and stood for years in the courtyard of American Republic Insurance Co. in Des Moines, ...

Museum show is big on Botero

New York Times / April 3rd, 2010

The Colombian artist Fernando Botero is showcased at Long Island's Nassau County Museum of Art, where a small but significant collection of figure paintings, drawings and monumental sculptures is gathered, including a huge, plump female nude at the entrance. In painting or sculpture, Botero, ...

Treasure hunt on in Maastricht

New York Times / March 14th, 2010

The talk of TEFAF, so far, are a pearl-dropping neoclassical clock, a $25 million Giacometti sculpture, and the new works on paper section including such gems as Gainsborough drawings and Irving Penn photographs. Opening night, some collectors grumbled that there were no big-ticket paintings ...

London's Tate Britain shows a darker, deeper side of Henry Moore

Reuters / February 22nd, 2010

Sculptor Henry Moore is portrayed as a radical who explored a dark world of sex, war and death in a show that challenges his modern image as the creator of gentle figures that adorn windswept plazas around the world. Ranked among Britain's most famous 20th century artists, Moore was a ...

Big on Modernism: Pennsylvania museum gets an infusion of 20th century art

Chicago Tribune / September 10th, 2009

ALLENTOWN, Penn. - The Allentown Art Museum has received one of its largest gifts ever -- about 500 works plus the Long Island home and studio and Manhattan apartment of the modernist artist Peter Grippe. The collection of sculptures, drawings, and prints by Grippe, given by his widow, came along ...

American Patriot For Sale: Hindman will hammer down Nathan Hale sculpture

Auction Central News / September 9th, 2009

On Sunday, Sept. 13, Chicago-based Leslie Hindman will host a 220-lot auction featuring postwar, Contemporary, American and European art. The top lot is an 1890 Frederick William MacMonnies bronze of American patriot Nathan Hale. Considered the State Hero of Connecticut, and widely acknowledged ...

Eco-friendly Art: Giant bird sculpture arrives in Hyde Park

London Times / September 7th, 2009

An enormous Ibis is the first new public sculpture in Hyde Park, Central London, for nearly 50 years. The three-metre tall bronze artwork, named Isis after the goddess of nature, was created by Simon Gudgeon. It is spearheading a drive to raise £1.8 million to build an ecofriendly wildlife ...