Archive for February, 2016

Exhibition of works exploring the depiction of war opens at The Fine Art Society

The Fine Art Society is presenting a selling exhibition of works exploring the depiction of war through some of the most important artists in early twentieth-century Britain. Works are being shown alongside a major installation by the multi media artist, Michael Petry, bringing a contemporary resonance to the representation of conflict. As the First and Second World Wars were taking place,... | Read More

National Gallery of Victoria exhibits collection of eighteenth-century porcelain sculpture

The NGV is presenting its renowned collection of eighteenth-century porcelain sculpture in an exhibition, revealing eighteenth-century baroque life and culture – from commoners and aristocrats to famous actors and musicians. Eighteenth-Century Porcelain Sculpture showcases over eighty exquisite examples from famed European factories including the German Meissen, French Sèvres and English... | Read More

Whyte’s present a unique auction of Irish historical memorabilia from 1000BC to 2000AD

Whyte’s, renowned for their specialised auctions of historical collectibles over the past four decades, have produced a marvellous catalogue of over 500 items connected to the history of this island, including over 100 lots devoted to the 1916 Rising. The auction takes place on 13 March and includes pieces of history to attract both museums and private collectors, and to suit every budget,... | Read More

Exhibition of paintings by Christopher Bramham opens at Jonathan Clark Fine Art

Jonathan Clark presents an exhibition of paintings by Christopher Bramham, including new and unseen works from 2008 to 2016. Throughout the exhibition, Bramham focuses on exploring the true essence of the subject close at hand – perhaps a white bowl or white stones in his studio – or nature spied from his studio window. Yet the content seems less important than the powerful sculptural... | Read More

Claude Parent

Naad Parent and her family are saddened to announce the death of Claude Parent on February 27th in the evening, on the day following his 93rd birthday. Claude Parent was born in 1923 and has consistently appeared as a maverick figure in the field of architecture; a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, once a student of Le Corbusier, he was the practician and theoretician of the “oblique... | Read More

James S. Snyder to assume newly created role of International President for the Israel Museum’s worldwide activities

The Israel Museum today announced that James S. Snyder, Anne and Jerome Fisher Director of the Museum, will assume the newly created role of International President for the Museum’s worldwide activities, effective January 1, 2017. In his new capacity, Mr. Snyder will spearhead the ongoing development of the Museum’s extensive international network of Friends organizations, which has... | Read More

Rare X-Men #1 comic book graded 9.6 summons superpowers to sell for record $350,000

A 1963 issue of X-Men #1 sold privately on February 19th for a record $350,000 through Comic Book Exchange, an online marketplace frequented by comic collectors, sellers and investors. ComicLink, which owns and operates Comic Book Exchange, reported the sale of the rare-condition title, which was graded 9.6 out of a possible 10 by the independent third-party Certified Guaranty Company, or CGC. An... | Read More

The Met enhances website and digital platforms, elevating online to a “Fourth Space”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art refreshed and upgraded its website and app today, introducing a series of new features and enhancements that create a more intuitive online resource and experience for its visitors, both online and within the institution. The launch coincides with the opening of The Met Breuer, the Museum's new location on Madison Avenue and 75th Street dedicated to modern and... | Read More

Early Ming Dynasty porcelain vessel expected to sell for $600K-$800K in I.M. Chait sale

I.M. Chait’s annual end-of-March auction is an event held in highest regard by Chinese art connoisseurs returning home to the Far East after Asia Week New York. Those who visit the United States in pursuit of the finest Chinese antiques with prestigious provenance know they will find exactly that at the family-owned Chait gallery in Beverly Hills. The company’s highly anticipated... | Read More

Hermann Historica to offer a fascinating array of objects from antiquity and the Middle Ages

This year's Spring Auction at Hermann Historica oHG in Munich will open on 18 April with the usual wide range of high quality precious objects from all eras and originating from all over the world, including three complete collections. Until 29 April, over 6,200 collector's pieces, some of them unique, from all specialist areas represented by the auction house will come under the hammer –... | Read More
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