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‘Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus’ to be loaned to the Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw

The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden will display the painting ‘Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus’ by Angelika Kauffmann at the Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw. The work will appear on loan there from 1 May to 30 July 2017 as the result of a partnership between the SKD, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, and the Royal Łazienki Museum. This exhibition of one painting was arranged under... | Read More

Dorotheum auctions portrait of Empress-to-be Elisabeth of Austria for 1.5 million

You could have heard a pin drop in Dorotheum’s auction hall. After a prolonged sparring of bidders, a caller pledged €1,540,000 for an historic portrait of Sisi–and was met with a standing ovation. The painting by Carl Theodor von Piloty and Franz Adam of the newly engaged Elisabeth of Austria seated on horseback in front of Possenhofen Castle at Lake Starnberg was the top lot... | Read More

Christie’s sale features twelve masterworks of African Art

Christie’s announces the sale Timeless: Masterworks of African Art will take place on May 19 in New York. This exceptional sale features twelve masterworks of African Art and the exhibition and auction will coincide with Christie’s 20th Century Week sales. Celebrating the diversity of form and innovation of African artistry, from the West coast, to Central and to South Africa, these... | Read More

The last painting from Simon Hantaï’s Mariale series to lead Evening Contemporary Art Auction

Sotheby’s announced the sale, on 18 May at Sotheby’s in New York, of a masterful work by Simon Hantaï, M.D.4 (Mariale), 1962, estimated at $2 to 3 million, from the artist's most iconic series. M.D.4 will be the fifth work in this cycle sold by the company since 2013. After the world auction record set by a Mariale in December 2016 at Sotheby’s Paris (€4.4 million),... | Read More

Exhibition examines the influence exerted by Bernd and Hilla Becher on their students

The Städel Museum is staging a comprehensive survey on the Becher Class at the Düsseldorf art academy and the major paradigm shift in the medium of artistic photography with which the Bechers and their students are associated. With the aid of some 200 photographs by Volker Döhne, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Tata Ronkholz, Thomas Ruff, Jörg Sasse, Thomas Struth and Petra... | Read More

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg breaks ground on its building expansion

Nearly two and a half years after announcing the public phase of a $40 million capital campaign with its goal met, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg held a groundbreaking ceremony this afternoon, on the site where construction is set to begin on the first large-scale expansion and upgrade to its building. The project, the primary capital priority of the Colonial Williamsburg... | Read More

Christie’s to present “Death in America: Selections from the Collection of Zadig & Voltaire”

This spring, the Post-War and Contemporary Art sales in New York will be highlighted by Death in America: Selections from the Zadig & Voltaire Collection. The brand’s extensive collection was assembled by Thierry Gillier, who founded the celebrated French fashion line in 1997. The present group includes over 40 works. A portion of the proceeds will benefit two organizations on the forefront... | Read More

Five finalists announced for £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017

Art Fund this evening announced the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, the world’s largest and most prestigious prize for museums. The museums are: • The Lapworth Museum of Geology, Birmingham • The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket • Sir John Soane’s Museum, London • Tate... | Read More

Notebook drawings from the 1940s by Alex Katz on view at Timothy Taylor

Timothy Taylor announces an historic solo exhibition by Alex Katz, of the artist’s notebook drawings from the 1940s, presented in collaboration with Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome. This is the first time these drawings are brought together in an exhibition. Coming of age as an artist in the 1940s in New York, Katz developed his unique approach to contemporary representational... | Read More

Lennon original sketch for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album highlights music icons sale

Julien’s Auctions has announced one of the most remarkable auctions ever to take place in New York City — Music Icons 2017. Hundreds of pieces of iconic rock n’ roll memorabilia will go under the hammer representing some of the biggest moments in music history and the artists who have shaped pop culture. Music Icons 2017 will take place at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square... | Read More
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