Archive for September, 2014

Sell-out day for Sellwood Collection of Parthian coins

A packed auction room received the first of two Official Coinex Auctions held by A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. Competitive bidding for Part One of the academic David Sellwood collection of Parthian Coins saw all 187 lots sell and totalling over the pre-sale estimation. Held in London, Coinex is the UK’s premier International numismatic show organized by the British Numismatic Trade Association... | Read More

Monumental English case clock to lead Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ sale

On October 14-15, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will offer a massive carved oak case clock so monumental that it has to be moved in parts, barely clearing the ceilings of the auction house’s galleries when fully assembled. The clock, standing over ten feet tall, is estimated at $50,000 / 70,000 and comes from a prominent corporate art collection. It was obtained in the early 2000s when that... | Read More

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen opens exhibition of works by Annette Messager

Annette Messager is a key figure on today’s international art scene, an artist whose oeuvre prepared the ground for contemporary French art. Nonetheless, her last solo show in a German museum took place almost 25 years ago. Now, this exhibition at the K21 provides art lovers with an opportunity to rediscover her. On view are works dating from the late 1980s to the present. The series Les... | Read More

New website by the University of York charts mysteries surrounding the enigmatic Aero Girls

A new website launched by the University of York unlocks some of the mysteries surrounding an enigmatic collection of 1950s paintings commissioned by Rowntree and held in York’s Borthwick Institute for Archives. The York Digital Library showcase follows the quest of researchers Kerstin Doble and Francesca Taylor to discover the stories behind a series of 20 portraits of young women... | Read More

Christie’s New York announces Sale of Important Jewels on October 22

Christie’s New York announces highlights of its upcoming Important Jewels auction on October 22. With 350 jewels on offer, the sale features an array of colored and colorless diamonds, rare gemstones, and signed jewels – led by a magnificent rectangular-cut potentially internally flawless diamond pendant necklace of 81.38 carats (estimate: $2,800,000 – 3,500,000). Estimates range... | Read More

Vatican to donate 100,000 euros to Auschwitz upkeep

The Vatican has pledged 100,000 euros ($125,000) towards preserving the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz in southern Poland, the site's museum said Monday. "Given our limited resources, the amount is small," Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said. "But it is an expression of our full support for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation" that oversees the upkeep of the former camp, where the... | Read More

American Friends of Chantilly helps bring together the five paintings of the rare Fra Angelico Thebaide

The Domaine de Chantilly in France is honoring the prized collections of the Condé Museum with a special exhibition of 14th and 15th century Italian paintings. The exhibit, “Fra Angelico, Botticelli…Rediscovered Masterpieces” is on view from September 8, 2014 to January 4, 2015. One of the highlights of the exhibition is the reunion of five of the six paintings that comprise the... | Read More

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg spotlights Jamie Wyeth’s portraits of Rudolf Nureyev

The encounter between Jamie Wyeth (born 1946), one of America’s most gifted artists and portrait painters, and dance icon Rudolf Nureyev was destined to produce fascinating, revealing works. This exhibition features 19 stellar examples, along with three sketchbooks, five costumes, and even a pair of Nureyev’s Capezio ballet slippers. Three paintings are large-scale. Jamie Wyeth’s... | Read More A revolutionary guide to the international world of contemporary art

Today (September 30th, 2014) sees the launch of, a revolutionary guide to the international world of contemporary art. To mark the occasion, reveals their list of the world’s most significant commercial contemporary art spaces: (in alphabetical order): David Zwirner • Gagosian Gallery • Galerie Perrotin • Galleria Continua • Hauser &... | Read More

Multiplied 2014: Prints, photographs, digital art, artists’ books, multiples at Christie’s South Kensington

The fifth instalment of MULTIPLIED, the UK’s only art fair dedicated to contemporary prints and editions, will return to Christie’s South Kensington this autumn. Open to the public from 17-20 October 2014, the Fair will take place during Frieze Week, one of the most important periods in the contemporary art calendar. Forty contemporary galleries from around the world will... | Read More
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