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Picasso leads in London: Monumental late work takes top billing as 20th Century Week total passes £59 million

Painted during the winter of 1968, Pablo Picasso’s Homme et femme made the top price in the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Christie’s in London. The monumental composition, which articulates Picasso’s passion for painting and lust for life during the twilight years of his career, sold for £12,464,250 / $15,617,705 (including buyer’s premium), leading an... | Read More

Palmer Museum opens intriguing exhibition on American lithography

The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State announced the opening of a third special exhibition for the summer, George Miller and American Lithography, which opened June 18. The exhibition is selected entirely from the museum’s expansive permanent collection and features thirty-eight prints by an impressive roster of artists who worked with master printer George Miller (1894-1965) to create some... | Read More

Italian crime writer Andrea Camilleri, 93, hospitalised

Italian crime writer and filmmaker Andrea Camilleri, 93, was admitted to intensive care in a Rome hospital with cardio-respiratory problems on Monday, local media reported, quoting his entourage. Camilleri "is in a critical condition and his prognosis is uncertain," the head of cardiology at the Santo Spirito hospital, Roberto Ricci, told Italian media. "The patient immediately underwent... | Read More

Thousands gather to pay homage to Italian director Zeffirelli

Thousands of people lined up in central Florence Monday to pay their respects to Italian film-maker and opera director Franco Zeffirelli, who died at the weekend. The crowd, many of whom had been queueing since early in the morning, broke into applause as the hearse carrying his coffin arrived at the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's city hall. They applauded again when four pall-bearers carried it... | Read More

Miller & Miller Auctions announces results of sale of art, antiques and clocks held June 8th

A stunning pair of Handel Birds of Paradise table lamps lit up the room for a combined $20,650, two rare clocks by the Canadian clockmaker Pequegnat together made $12,165, and an oil on canvas forest scene by Canadian artist Homer Watson rose to $8,625 at a sale of art, antiques and clocks held June 8th by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. The auction was held online and in Miller & Miller’s... | Read More

A reinterpretation of Hokusai and Dürer in new work based on Old Masters

Lyndsey Ingram present their first exhibition of the British artist Ann-Marie James (b. 1981) in collaboration with Karsten Schubert. In this show, as well as in a forthcoming project at Kettle’s Yard and several solo shows in museums across the UK, James reimagines and reinterprets historical images, creating vibrant and innovative work. At Lyndsey Ingram, James will present new work... | Read More

The Michener Art Museum appoints Laura Turner Igoe as Curator of American Art

The Michener Art Museum announced that Laura Turner Igoe has accepted the position of Curator of American Art starting early July 2019. Dr. Igoe joins the Museum with broad curatorial experience from such noted institutions as the Harvard Art Museums, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum and The Barnes Foundation. She brings with her a strong foundation in American art with... | Read More

The personal collection of Moe Howard, founding member of The Three Stooges, to be auctioned

Nate D. Sanders Auctions will offer an astonishingly extensive trove of Moe Howard’s personal memorabilia on June 24-28. The auction features over 1,100 pieces including: a photo of Howard with Three Stooges creator Ted Healy; Howard’s handwritten draft for the short film “Three Little Pigskins;” an “Uncivil Warriors” poster; Howard’s passport signed... | Read More

VOLTA Basel 2019: 15 electrifying years

Fifteen years is a landmark occasion for a contemporary art fair in this day and age. The art market and yearly calendar is mutable, with a sometimes turbulent ebb and flow of activity, resulting in the moving of dates, locations, and even occurrences. Thus, VOLTA’s 15th anniversary and its second edition back at Elsässerstrasse 215, within the neighborhood of its inaugural edition from... | Read More

Successful conclusion: paper positions basel 2019

Basel once again proved to be an international art hotspot with an high-quality audience. The second edition of paper positions basel ended yesterday with a successful balance: the Berlin art fair format, which focuses on the medium of paper, presented this year 29 international galleries from 9 countries. Visitors were able to discover and rediscover the extraordinary variety of the "works on... | Read More
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