Archive for March, 2015

‘Eastern Exchanges: East Asian Craft and Design’ opens at Manchester Art Gallery

Eastern Exchanges: East Asian Craft and Design will be presented at Manchester Art Gallery from 2 April - 31 May 2015. The exhibition combines historic pieces from Manchester Art Gallery’s collection with some of today’s most exciting international contemporary design to give fresh perspectives on historic East Asian craft and illustrate how traditional craft skills still inspire... | Read More

Sotheby’s to preview outstanding Old Master paintings from legendary collection in Hong Kong

This spring, and at a moment when international interest in Old Masters Paintings is at an all-time high, Sotheby's will bring to Hong Kong a group of exceptional works, a number of which recently adorned the walls of one of England's greatest country houses: Castle Howard, also known under the Mandarin name of “Peng Lai Qiong” (Magnificent Fairyland Palace in English). The backdrop to... | Read More

$100 1890 Watermelon Note may bring $150,000+ at Heritage Auctions’ CSNS currency event

Marking its auction debut, a $100 1890 Watermelon Note from the prestigious Eric P. Newman Collection — one of just 35 known to exist — is expected to bring $150,000+ in Heritage Auctions' Central States Numismatic Society Currency Signature Auction April 22-28 in Chicago. Rarities held in private collections from coast to coast and around the world will be offered to collectors for the... | Read More

Cheekwood takes important first steps towards restoration of mansion’s historic interiors

Cheekwood is taking important first steps towards the historic restoration of its Mansion, which is slated to debut in 2017. Further building on its reputation as “one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estates in the nation,” Cheekwood will refurnish the lower levels of the Mansion to reflect the lifestyle and setting of the 1930s era; originally used by its first... | Read More

First eBay-Sotheby’s sale brings together both in-person and virtual bidders

The first live auction from a collaboration between Sotheby's and online giant eBay was set for Wednesday, bringing together both in-person and virtual bidders. The auctions will include a collection of photography and a separate sale of prints, paintings, sculpture and other works. "The experience enables art aficionados and casual collectors alike to participate in Sotheby's live auctions... | Read More

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents major show on celebrated artist and designer Eric Ravilious

Dulwich Picture Gallery will present a major show of work by the celebrated artist and designer, Eric Ravilious (1903-42) with a unique focus on his output as a watercolourist. Featuring iconic paintings such as Westbury Horse (1939) and Train Landscape (1940) alongside rarely seen works from private collections, ‘Ravilious’ (1 April-31 August 2015) will follow the evolution of a... | Read More

BP Walk through British Art: New displays include recent acquisitions on show for the first time

This spring, Tate Britain unveils a refresh of the BP Walk through British Art, a chronological display of the national collection of British Art from the 1500s to the present day. Featuring Antony Gormley, David Hockney, Anish Kapoor and Jane and Louise Wilson, the new displays include recent acquisitions on show for the first time as part of the collection alongside some of Tate’s most... | Read More

Prehistoric animals found on the border between Marcos Paz and La Matanza in Argentina

Neighbors and students from schools in these municipalities took turns to excavate and form a perimeter around a glyptodont, this being done under the careful watch of paleontologist Martin de los Reyes from Museo de La Plata and David Piazza, who is in charge of the repository in Marcos Paz. Piazza expressed enthusiasm for the participation of the community for the recuperation of the fossils:... | Read More

Desk where the classic Great Expectations was written on display at Charles Dickens’ former London home

A grant of just over £780,000 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) has enabled the Charles Dickens Museum in London to purchase the world-famous author’s desk and chair. Since his death in 1870, Charles Dickens’ desk and chair has become almost totemic of the man. So much so, this particular desk and chair which he used in his final home, Gad’s Hill Place in Kent, are... | Read More

Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall’s belongings lure bidders at Bonhams in New York

Hollywood screen icon Lauren Bacall's personal possessions from the precious to the mundane hit the auction block in New York, still drawing plenty of fans Tuesday. Collectors were jostling for a memento of the Oscar-winner from among more than 200 items from fine art to kitchenware, from avant garde to the kitsch. It all went on sale Tuesday and Wednesday at Bonhams auction house. The collection... | Read More
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