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Lichtenstein’s Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

Nude with Blue Hair — a monumental work combining the talent of artist Roy Lichtenstein and the printmaking expertise of John Hutcheson — sold for $540,400 in Heritage Auctions‘ Modern & Contemporary Art – Prints & Multiples Auction April 17 in Dallas. The sale was 97 percent sold by value and achieved $2,406,000, well above the overall presale estimate.... | Read More

Mary Miller named Director of the Getty Research Institute

The J. Paul Getty Trust announced today the appointment of art historian Mary Miller as the new director of the Getty Research Institute. Dr. Miller is currently Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University and Senior Director of Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Miller became the first woman to be dean of Yale College in December 2008 and served... | Read More

New York School’s Richard Pousette-Dart as 1960s innovator in exhibition at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

On view April 19 through September 16, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art presents Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/ Light/ Space, an exhibition that offers new considerations of Pousette-Dart’s large, non-representational paintings from the 1960s and early 1970s. During this highly-prolific period in the artist’s career his work was widely exhibited, championed by critics, and... | Read More

Bowie’s New York subway station turns into museum to him

David Bowie has taken over a subway station in his adopted home of New York, with images of the rock legend plastered throughout and commemorative fare cards issued in his honor. Concert photos figure on the walls and his giant black-and-white likeness appears at the track entrance of the Broadway-Lafayette station, a short walk from where the London-born rocker lived his final years. The art... | Read More

The second Antique Arms Fair set to open in London

The inaugural Antique Arms Fair at Olympia London of September 2017, a showcase for fine antique arms, armour and militaria from an array of UK based and international specialist dealers, received very positive feedback from dealers and collectors alike regarding the high standard of the fair, excellent sales, and good attendance. The organisers hope to emulate and build on this positive start in... | Read More

Boston College McMullen Museum of Art acquires important collection of Coptic textiles

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College has acquired a rich trove of Coptic textiles, and an extensive library of accompanying volumes, from collectors Donald and Barbara Tellalian of Newton, Massachusetts. The Tellalians—who have a long history with the McMullen as both exhibition lenders and visitors—chose the museum to house these important works to ensure that they are... | Read More

New book “International Signal Code Alphabet” by Corita Kent to be published by Atelier Editions

Atelier Éditions announces International Signal Code Alphabet by Corita Kent, a forthcoming monograph produced in collaboration with the Corita Art Center, releasing mid-May 2018. Radical American artist, educator and once-devout Catholic nun, Sister Mary Corita Kent’s provocative serigraphy has entranced audiences for over four decades. Originally completed in 1968, Kent’s... | Read More

Glass is red hot at expanded Flint Institute of Arts: New wing and glass arena emphasize artistry and education

The Flint Institute of Arts welcomes the mid-Michigan community to the museum's new Contemporary Craft Wing and state-of-the-art, multi-purpose glass arena, opening on April 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. The more than 20,000-square-foot expansion is expected to draw artists and visitors from around the region and across the globe to the FIA, which is located on the Flint Cultural Center campus. As a... | Read More

$6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby’s New York

Driven by top prices for important diamonds and superb gemstones, Sotheby’s spring jewelry auctions concluded today in New York with a combined total of $34 million and a strong 83.3% of all lots sold. The three auctions were led by an incredibly rare 3.47-carat Fancy Intense Blue Diamond Ring, which sold in yesterday’s Magnificent Jewels auction for $6.7 million – marking a new... | Read More

British Library and Qatar National Library extend partnership to digitise 900,000 more images of Gulf history

The British Library, the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development and the Qatar National Library are extending their partnership to digitise a vast range of important historical collections relating to the Gulf region. The partnership began in 2012 and the extension, which takes the project into a third phase, will now last until December 2021 and will significantly... | Read More
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