ART NEWS AND EVENTS IN THEARTWOLF.COM - YEAR 2007



DECEMBER 2007

Young artists invited to the "Altenative Turner Prize" - With the 2007 Turner Prize awarded to Mark Wallinger on Monday 3 December at Tate Liverpool, Young Tate have now launched their own Alternative Turner Prize for young...

Thieves stole paintings by Picasso and Portinari in Brazil - Last night, around 5:00 in the morning, three thieves entered the Sao Paulo Museum of Art and took two paintings, considered to be among the most valuable of the...

Metropolitan Museum acquires the Diane Arbus archive - The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that it has acquired the complete archive of Diane Arbus (1923-1971), the legendary American photographer known for her...

Gustave Courbet: from Paris to New York - A pioneering figure in the history of modernism and one of the major artists of mid-19th-century France, Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) was constantly at odds with authority. He rejected artistic...

Truth: Choi Jeong Hwan at the REDCAT - As a visual artist and founder of Gaseum studio, Choi Jeong Hwa blurs the boundaries between art, graphic design, industrial design, and architecture. A contemporary of artists such as Bahc Yiso...

Damien Hirst donates major work to Tate Gallery - The gift includes an early vitrine, The Acquired Inability to Escape 1991, the sculpture Life Without You 1991, one of the first in Hirst's series of fly paintings Who is Afraid of the Dark?...

Anonymous painting is now considered a masterwork by Caravaggio - The painting is an earlier version of "The cardsharps", a famous 1594 painting by Caravaggio currently in the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Mr. Mahon saw...

Bono and Damien Hirst paint the Town Red for AIDS in Africa - Bono and Hirst have joined forces with Sotheby's and Gagosian Gallery to organise the most significant charity auction of Contemporary Art ever - The (RED) Auction...

Excellent results for Art Basel 2007 - The sixth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the international art show, closed on Sunday, December 9, 2007. With a record number of 43,000 visitors from every continent plus 1,600 journalists...

Guennol Lioness sells for $57 million: world's most expensive antiquity - This afternoon, in a packed salesroom at Sotheby's, The Guennol Lioness, one of the last known masterworks from the dawn of civilization remaining in private...

Turner's "Bamborough Castle" sells for £2.9 million at Sotheby's - Tonight at Sotheby's in London, Joseph Mallord William Turner's (1775-1851) watercolour, Bamborough Castle, sold for £2,932,500, against a pre-sale...

Mark Wallinger wins Turner Prize 2007 - The Turner Prize 2007 has been awarded to Mark Wallinger, it was announced at Tate Liverpool this evening. The £25,000 prize was presented by Dennis Hopper. The Turner Prize 2007 is...

Important prints by Albrecht Dürer at Christie's - Print sales in 2007 will culminate with a flourish at Christie's in December with The Genius of the German Renaissance: Prints by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) on Tuesday, 4 December ..

NOVEMBER 2007

$78.8 million in American paintings at Christie's - Today's record $71.3 million sale of Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture was the highest total ever-achieved for a Christie's sale in the category. Capping off an...

World's most expensive Fabergé Egg: Rothschild goes for $18.5 million - The price achieved at Christie's by the Rothschild egg set three records: it is the most expensive timepiece, Russian object, and Fabergé egg ever sold...

Earliest portrait of Queen Elizabeth I sold at Sotheby's - The earliest known full-length image of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) sold this morning at Sotheby's in London for an unprecedented £2,596,500. The work, which had for...

Auction of masterworks by Bellows and Tamayo blocked by Court - The Virginia Supreme Court has blocked the sale of four important paintings from the collection of the Randolph College which were going to be auctioned at...

Tara Donovan's new installation at the Metropolitan Museum - A new, large-scale work conceived specifically for display in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's galleries by New York-based artist Tara Donovan (American, born 1969)...

Guggenheim Foundation to open a new Museum in Abu Dhabi - Officials representing the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation today provided details of the operating framework for the new...

Francis Bacon and Jeff Koons lead Sotheby's record auction - The cover lot of the sale, Jeff Koons' spectacular Hanging Heart (Magenta and Gold), 1994-2006, one of the most important works by Koons ever offered at auction, sold...

Gauguin shines, van Gogh fails at Sotheby's $270 million sale - Sotheby's autumn 2007 evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art totaled $269,741,000 and included the top price achieved this week, Paul Gauguin's Te Poipoi (The...

Matisse leads Christie's $394 million auction - Tonight's sale of Impressionist and Modern Art staged at Christie's New York realized $394,977,200, the second highest total ever achieved in fine art auctioneering...

Bellows "Men of the docks" lead Christie's sale of American Art - The most valuable selection of American Art from a variety of sources ever gathered into one auction, the sale signals a milestone in the American art market. Led by...

New galleries of Oceanic and Native American Art at the Metropolitan - Following an extensive three-year renovation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will reopen on November 14 its New Galleries for Oceanic Art, a completely...

Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso highlight auction at Christie's - Christie's Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on November 6, with previews in New York starting on November 2, will be the quintessential 'museum of an...

OCTOBER 2007

Simon Sainsbury bequeaths masterworks to National Gallery and Tate - The collector, Simon Sainsbury (1930-2006), has generously bequeathed 18 paintings from his outstanding international and British art collection to the...

$3000 painting turns into a $4.5 million "Rembrandt" - "Young Rembrandt as Democritus, the smiling philosopher" attributed to a 19 th century painter and valued at a mere £1.500 ($3,000) reached the unbelievable price of 2 million...

Tamayo's "Tres personajes" -found in a NY street- at Sotheby's - On November 20, 2007, Sotheby's will auction a miraculously recovered stolen masterpiece by legendary Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991). Tres...

Turner's lost masterpiece "Bamborough Castle" for sale at Sotheby's - Now Sotheby's London is delighted to announce that it will continue the Turner focus, offering the artist's lost masterpiece, Bamborough Castle, on Wednesday...

Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise exhibited at the Metropolitan - Adored by generations of artists - including Michelangelo, who is reputed to have given them the name "Gates of Paradise" - the magnificent gilded bronze doors...

Turner Prize 2007 exhibition at the Tate Liverpool - The Turner Prize 2007 exhibition opens on 19 October at Tate Liverpool. It features work by the four shortlisted artists, Zarina Bhimji, Nathan Coley, Mike Nelson and Mark Wallinger...

Affordable Picasso? Get one for as little as £300 at Christie's - Christie's South Kensington will be celebrating Pablo Picasso's birthday with a sale devoted to Picasso Ceramics on Thursday 25 October 2007 at 2pm. With some...

Salcedo's "Shibboleth" installed at Tate Modern - The Unilever Series - Tate Modern today unveils the latest commission in The Unilever Series. Shibboleth, by Doris Salcedo, is the first work to intervene with the fabric of the...

Claude Monet's "Le pont d'Argenteuil" damaged at the Orsay - A pleasant and important work by French impressionist master Claude Monet has been damaged by a group of intruders -4 men and a woman- who entered the Orsay...

Art of American Snapshot: Amateur photography at the National Gallery - The range and creativity of amateur photography in the United States is revealed in approximately 200 anonymous works in the exhibition The Art of the...

Leonardo's "Madonna of the Yarnwinder" recovered in Glasgow - 4 years after its robbery in Drumlanring Castle, Northern Scotland, the "Madonna of the yarnwinder" (sometimes known as the "Madonna of the reel") has been...

Francis Bacon's rent-cheque painting for sale at Christie's - Christie's announce that Study from the Human Body, Man Turning on the Light by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) will lead the auction of Post-War and Contemporary Art...

The Art of African Reliquary exhibited at the Metropolitan - The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present a special exhibition of acclaimed sculptural masterpieces from the heart of Africa's equatorial rainforest, beginning October...

SEPTEMBER 2007

Van Gogh's iconic "Wheat fields" for sale at Sotheby's - On the evening of November 7, 2007, Sotheby's New York will offer for sale one of the greatest landscapes by Vincent van Gogh remaining in private hands, The Fields (Wheat...

The Korean Moon Jar at the British Museum - This display focuses on a large, white porcelain jar considered a masterpiece of Korean art. Unique to Korea, the moon jars were made in the late to mid 17th to mid-18th century and were...

The Guennol Lioness: ancient masterpiece to be sold at Sotheby's - On December 5, 2007, Sotheby's New York will have the privilege of offering for sale one of the last known masterworks from the dawn of civilization remaining in...

Codex Gigas - the "Devil's Bible"- exhibited in Prague 360 years after - According to the legend, a 13 th century monk from the Czech monastery of Podlazine accused of committing a mortal sin was sentenced to be walled up...

Cathartic - exhibition at the Abba Fine Art Gallery, Miami - Catharsis: n. an experience or feeling of spiritual release and purification brought about by an intense emotional experience. The purging of emotions or relieving of emotional...

Georg Baselitz retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts, London - The Royal Academy of Arts will be holding a major retrospective of the distinguished German artist, Georg Baselitz, in September. Featuring over 60 paintings..

Hopper's works -including "Nighthawks"- first visit to Washington DC. - This is the first time in more than 25 years that a comprehensive exhibition Edward Hopper's work has been seen in American museums outside New York..

Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya collection acquired privately - At the request of the family of Galina Vishnevskaya, Sotheby's announced today that the Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Collection hasbeen acquired privately in its entirety..

Degas' "The Milliners" acquired by the Saint Louis Art Museum - The Saint Louis Art Museum has purchased The Milliners (Les Modistes), an important painting by the French artist Edgar Degas. Painted in about 1898 as part of a..

Weber collection of Japanese Art at the Boston Museum of Arts - This exhibition features the private collection of Dr. John C. Weber of New York, who has acquired one of the finest holdings of Japanese art outside of Japan. It...

5th worlwide "Paint Out" at Niagara Falls, Ontario-New York - The 5th WORLDWIDE Paint Out took place the weekend of September 7th with plein air painters painting in a variety of locations globally. In Niagara Falls, Ontario, at..

Metropolitan Museum presents gift of modern and contemporary Art - One of the preeminent collections of Abstract Expressionism, The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection was given to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in...

The Spanish sale at Christie's features a masterwork by Barceló - Following the exceptional results achieved in 2006, Christie's is pleased to announce that it will be holding its fourth annual sale of Spanish Art on...

Joseph Mallord William Turner at the National Gallery of Washington - The largest and most comprehensive retrospective ever presented in the United States of the career of J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851), one of the greatest...

Age of Rembrandt - exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum - The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present, for the first time, all of the Metropolitan Museum's 228 Dutch paintings (dating mostly..

AUGUST 2007

Damien Hirst's "Skull" sells for $100 million - Damien Hirst has finally made it: he has sold his controversial diamond-filled skull for the asking price of $100 million. But he has made more than that: he has killed any trace of logic which...

Franz Marc's masterwork to be offered at Sotheby's - Sotheby's has announced a blockbuster for its Impressionist and Modern Art auction, next November 2: a masterpiece by Franz Marc, Der Wasserfal(Frauen Unter Einem...

Chinese Court's Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - An exhibition featuring a remarkable assemblage of porcelain, metalwork, jade, lacquer, and textiles created during the Qing dynasty of China will go on view at The...

The famous Chinese terracotta army on loan at the British Museum - The First Emperor: China 's Terracotta Army   - a major loan exhibition - will open at the British Museum on 13 September 2007. The exhibition will feature the...

Masterpieces of Indian painting in the British Museum - This summer the British Museum will display a selection from its outstanding collection of Indian paintings to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Indian Independence (15 August)...

Hidden van Gogh found in Boston - The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, have discovered a painting by Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) underneath the artist's painting Ravine, owned by the...

Four works by Monet, Sisley and Brueghel stolen from a French Museum - Year 2006 was particularly rich in Art robberies (remember the cases concerning Munch's Madonna , or the Goya's painting stolen in the United States). Now...

National Gallery of Victoria's van Gogh could not be a van Gogh - NGV Director Gerard Vaughan today announced findings from the Van Gogh Museum's analysis of the NGV's painting, Head of a man , traditionally given to Vincent...

Getty Museum and Italy reached agreement regarding antiquities - Italy's Minister of Culture Francesco Rutelli, and the Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Dr. Michael Brand, announced today that they have..

JULY 2007

Highly important Viking treasure found in the UK - A major Viking hoard was discovered in the Harrogate area in January 2007 by metal-detectorists David and Andrew Whelan. The size and quality of the hoard is remarkable, making...

Edinburgh Art Festival 2007 - The Edinburgh Art Festival, now in its fourth year, showcases work by some of the best Scottish, national, and international artists exhibiting in Edinburgh, during the month of August.Having successfully...

Damien Hirst's Shark at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The best-known of contemporary British artist Damien Hirst's conceptual tank pieces, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living - which features a 13-foot...

The Rostropovich collection of Russian Art at Sotheby's-Sotheby's London announced today that it will offer for sale The Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Collection of Russian Art on Wednesday, September 19, 2007. The sale is...

The New 7 Wonders of the World... or perhaps NO - In theartwolf.com we respected the opinions of the million voters who took part in this online poll (no, we have not voted), and we congratulate Mr. Bernard Weber for the success of...

A $37 million masterwork by Raphael sold at Christie's - A masterpiece by Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (1483-1520) sold at this evening's auction of Old Master and British Pictures at Christie's in London for £18,500,000 ...

Velázquez "Santa Rufina" sold for £8.4 million at Sotheby's - This evening at Sotheby's in London, a rare, alluring work by Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez - Saint Rufina - sold for £8,420,000 ($17,003,348/€12,472,564)...

A masterpiece by Peter Lely offered at Christie's - Portrait of a young lady and child, probably Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine and Duchess of Cleveland (1640-1709) by Sir Peter Lely, the finest painter of the Restoration...

Desiderio da Settignano exhibition in Washington - The first international exhibition devoted to Italian Renaissance sculptor Desiderio da Settignano (c. 1429-1464) comes to the National Gallery of Art-its only U.S. venue-from July 1...

JUNE 2007

Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" turns 100 - One of the most important works of Art ever created -and arguably the most important painting of the 20th century- is turning 100 this summer: Pablo Picasso's "Les demoiselles...

Recap of Sotheby's June auction of contemporary Art at London - Auction history was made as Damien Hirst's pill cabinet Lullaby Spring soared to £9.6 ($19.2) million, making Hirst the most expensive living artist at auction. The...

British Museum opens three newly refurbished galleries - In June 2007 the British Museum will open three newly refurbished galleries devoted to Ancient Iran, Prehistoric Europe and the Middle East. Vital plant works and...

A £18.5 million Monet highlighted Sotheby's London sale - Claude Monet's Nymphéas of 1904, a ground-breaking work and one of the finest of Monet's famous waterlily series ever to have come to the market, tonight realised...

Exhibition of central Europe photography at the NGA of Washington - The story of photography's extraordinary success and popularity in Austria, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, and Poland during a time of tremendous...

Grand Tour: The National Gallery bring Art to London's streets - For twelve weeks, the streets of London are being turned into a Gallery - as around 30 full size recreations of National Gallery paintings are hung on the walls, in the...

Freud, Bacon to highlight the School of London's auction at Christie's The most important collection of School of London works to ever appear at auction leads Christie's Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 20 June 2007...

World's most expensive sculpture is world's most expensive antiquity Today at Sotheby's, in a hushed and standing-room only salesroom, auction history was made when an exquisite bronze figure of Artemis and the Stag ...

Dutch portraits: an exhibition reunites Rembrandt and Hals in London - The exhibition comprises around 60 works, all painted between 1599 and 1683. Rembrandt and Frans Hals were undoubtedly the greatest masters (the...

Monet at Impressionist and Modern Art auction at Christie's London - Building on the success of Christie's February 2007 evening sale in London which realised a record total of £90 million, the world's leading art business will...

Getty Museum acquires the Northumberland Bestiary - The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of one of the world's finest examples of English Gothic manuscript illumination.  A quintessential example of the...

Art 38 Basel - Art in Public Space - The exhibition area in front of the buildings hosting the international art show is once again scheduled to become an arena for art projects in public space. Nine projects by such internationally recognized...

MAY 2007

Raphael Portrait of Lorenzo de Medici to be sold at Christie's in July - Christie's will offer a masterpiece by Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (1483-1520) at the auction of Important Old Master and British Pictures on 5 July 2007 in...

Tate Modern receives a £5 million donation - Banker and philanthropist, John Studzinski has made a commitment of £5 million towards the new development of Tate Modern it was announced today. This is the first major...

$384 million at Christie's, including a $71 million Warhol - This evening, Christie's Post-War and Contemporary Art sale became the most valuable auction ever in the category, and the second highest art auction in history at...

Rothko, Bacon set stunning prices at Sotheby's contemporary Art sale - Tonight Sotheby's spring evening sale of Contemporary Art in New York made auction history, bringing $254,874,000, the highest total ever for a sale of...

$236.4 million at Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art auction - This evening's sale of Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie's New York totaled $236,464,000, the third highest result for the category at Christie's. Highlights...

$278.5 million at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art auction - Sotheby's spring evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York brought an outstanding total of $278,548,000, the second highest total for...

Download your Gilbert & George artwork! It's FREE! - Now that artworks by well-known contemporary artists reached astronomical prices in galleries and auction houses, artists Gilbert & George (Gilbert Proesch, Italy, 1943; and...

The Clark Brothers Collect at the Metropolitan - Impressionist and Early Modern Paintings: The Clark Brothers Collect will bring together for the first time celebrated masterpieces once owned by rival brother collectors Robert Sterling...

The lasting legacy of The Doors at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - L.A.'s most incendiary contribution to our national art form, rock and roll, may well have been the Doors. Recording a handful of albums in their brief existence from...

A million visitors for "Manet to Picasso" at the National Gallery - 'Manet to Picasso: A Redisplay of Modern Masters from the National Gallery Collection' has just seen its one millionth visitor - the first time in National Gallery history...

Getty Museum holds "Radiant Darkness: The Art of nocturnal night"- For centuries artists have displayed their technical virtuosity by composing scenes in which light penetrates darkness.  Beginning this month, the J. Paul Getty...

APRIL 2007

Two exhibitions about Frank Stella at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present two concurrent exhibitions featuring recent work by the renowned American artist Frank Stella (born 1936) in spring...

The Art market is thrilled: Pollock comes to auction - The Art market is thrilled: Jackson Pollock comes into scene... again. After the spectacular sale of " Number 5 " for a record-breaker $140 million, Sotheby's will auction two other...

Richard Phillips at the Gagosian Gallery - The Gagosian Gallery is one of the most important Art galleries in North America. Now, a new exhibition in its Beverly Hills gallery presents new paintings by the American artist Richard Phillips...

Kimbell Art Museum buys restituted Turner painting - The Kimbell Art Museum announced today that it has repurchased the Joseph Mallord William Turner painting Glaucus and Scylla (1841), which the Museum had returned last...

Warhol takes the Art Market: Christie's to sell 10 important Warhols - The Art market is in full bloom. After the ultra-successful sales of works such as Jackson Pollock's " Number 5" for an astonishing $140 million, or the $137.5..

Guggenehim's exhibition of American Art in China travels to Shanghai - Art in America: Three Hundred Years of Innovation , the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of American art to come to China and the first to fully..

David Hockney: the East Yorkshire Landscape at the Tate Gallery -Five new paintings from David Hockney's East Yorkshire landscape series will be exhibited for the first time in the UK at Tate Britain from 11 June 2007. David..

American artist Sol LeWitt died at age 78 - Sol LeWitt, American artist considered as one of the most important names of the Conceptual and Minimalist Art along with artists such as Donald Judd, Richard Serra or Brice Marden, died...

New Roman and Greek galleries at the Metropolitan Museum -A spectacular "museum-within-the-museum" for the display of its extraordinary collection of Hellenistic, Etruscan, South Italian, and Roman art – much of it...

Walter de Maria at the Gagosian Gallery -Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of two large-scale sculptures by Walter De Maria, A Computer Which Will Solve Every Problem in the World/3-12 Polygon (1984)...

Doris Salcedo to exhibit in Tate Gallery's "The Unilever Series"-The Unilever Series" at the Tate Gallery continues. After the great success of Carsten Höller's "Test Site", a group of interactive spiralling slides, the Tate has invited...

Caution! Wet Pixels - digital Art exhibition in the UK - From the 6 th to 24 th JUNE 2007 - The Peacock Art Gallery in Poole, Dorset, UK is hosting a group Exhibition and Sale of Digital Art featuring seventeen UK and international...

Important Old Masters paintings at Christie's - Christie's New York annual Important Old Master Paintings sale takes place on April 19 and is expected to realize in excess of $50 million with a broad selection of Spanish, Italian...

MARCH 2007

Masterpiece by Francis Bacon to be sold at Sotheby's - On May 15, 2007, Sotheby's New York will offer a striking masterpiece by Francis Bacon, Study from Innocent X, in its evening sale of Contemporary Art. Executed in 1962, Study...

British architect Richard Rogers awarded with the Pritzker Prize 2007 - The British architect Richard Rogers (born in Florence , July 23rd 1933) has been awarded with the Pritzker Architecture Prize, commonly known as the...

Masterpiece by Mark Rothko to be sold at Sotheby's - On May 15, 2007, Sotheby's New York will offer a masterpiece by Mark Rothko, White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose), from the collection of David Rockefeller...

Chinese Art at Sotheby's, including works from the Albright Knox - This morning at Sotheby's, there was applause after an extended bidding battle when an Important and Rare Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel and Cover (Fangjia), late...

Christie's will auction a 1729 Stradivari violin, "Solomon, Ex-Lambert - Nobody doubts that music is one of the most popular and appreciated Arts, but very few musical instruments reached the category of "piece of Art". This is the...

Controversies in Italy about loan of a Leonardo work to Japan - The loan of Leonardo da Vinci's " The Annunciation" -exhibited at the famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence- to the Tokyo 's National Museum in Japan has caused a big...

"Venice and the Islamic world, 828-1797" exhibition at the Metropolitan - With nearly 200 works of art from more than 60 public and private collections around the world, Venice and the Islamic World, 828 - 1797 is the first major...

Superstition - Damien Hirst at the Gagosian Gallery - Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Damien Hirst. Opening concurrently at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills and Davies Street, London...

Sotheby's sells most important watercolour by Cézanne in private hands - On May 8, 2007 Sotheby's New York will have the privilege of offering for sale the most important watercolor by Paul Cézanne remaining in private hands...

Christie's auction of Pop & rock memorabilia - Christie's sale of Pop Memorabilia on Thursday 26 April 2007 promises a tantalising line-up of exciting memorabilia from the stars of the pop and rock worlds. The sale features...

Barcelona and modernity: Gaudí to Dalí - exhibition at the Metropolitan - Barcelona and Modernity: Gaudí to Dalí - the first comprehensive exhibition of its type ever mounted in America - explores the diverse and innovative work of...

TV show offered "original" works by Picasso or Chagall for low prices - Frauds related to the Art are relatively frequent, but the one denounced this week in the United States deserves a special mention for being one of the most...

"The Blue Rigi", a watercolour by Turner, will remain in the UK - Good news for the British: after months of uncertainty, the Tate Gallery has finally raised the £4,95 million needed to avoid that "The Blue Rigi", a watercolour...

FEBRUARY 2007

Two works by Picasso stolen from granddaughter's home - When Art gets special attention from television newscasts is usually due to one of these two reasons: the inauguration or closing of some of the world's greatest...

The Restoration of The Historic Minton Tile Ceiling at Central Park - The main feature of the Arcade's restoration was the preservation and reinstallation of its treasured Minton Tile Ceiling. This unique architectural beauty retains...

Herzog & de Meuron receive the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture -The Swiss architects Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron, famed for projects including Tate Modern and the Laban dance centre in the UK, are the recipients of one of...

Finest collection of watercolours by Turner offered at Sotheby's - Sotheby's announces today that on Thursday, July 5, 2007, it will offer for sale one of the finest collections of watercolours by Joseph Mallord William Turner R.A...

Leonardo's "The Battle of Anghiari" rediscovered? - Although the name of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) has been always related to dozens of enigmas and discoveries not yet revealed, the vast majority of these are simply trash with..

Strong prices at Christie's auction of impressionist and modern - Christie's evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art held on 6 February 2007 in London realised £89,684,000 / $175,870,324 / €135,781,576, a record total..

Sotheby's record sale in London - Sotheby's tonight held its highest ever value auction in Europe, with a record-breaking total for its Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale (incorporating sales of German & Austrian and...

ARCO Ifema 2007 in Madrid - The International Contemporary Art Fair, ARCO, will hold its twenty-sixth edition in Madrid from 15 - 19 February 2007, featuring a major selection of galleries and a fascinating exhibition programme. ARCO'07...

Artifacts from French medieval monastery displayed at the Cloisters - A dozen architectural elements from the medieval monastery of Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, which is located in the northeast Pyrenees, have gone on public display...

Christie's at London featuring important works by Egon Schiele - Egon Schiele (1890-1918) will be the key name in Christie's auction of Impressionist and modern Art in London on February 6 th 2007, a sale that expects to sell...

JANUARY 2007

Guggenheim Bilbao acquires important Cy Twombly's series - Guggenheim Museum Bilbao announced a major acquisition for its permanent collection: Cy Twombly's "Discourse on Commodus", a series composed of nine paintings...

Rembrandt takes the Art market - Two important works by Rembrandt comes to the Art market - "Saint James the greater" sold at Sotheby's for a record price and the Rijksmuseum trying to purchase the "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet"...

Monumental sculptures at Sotheby's - January 2007 marks the beginning of Sotheby's fourth-annual exhibition and private sale of monumental works of art to be held at the exclusive Isleworth Country Club in Windermere, Florida. Set to...

Jasper Johns at the National Gallery of Art - The work of Jasper Johns (b. 1930) represents an important breakthrough in art at midcentury, a period of radical change in American art. Themes developed in the first decade of his...

Spain acquires a small Velázquez panel - A small panel by Spanish master Diego de Velázquez, entitled "Cabeza de Apóstol" ("Head of an Apostle"), dated 1618-19, has been acquired by Spanish State for more than 1.2 million euro...

Korean artist Yeondoo Jung exhibition in Spain - Wonderland is the title of the first individual exhibition in Spain, in the Espacio Mínimo Gallery, of Korean artist YEONDOO JUNG, who has also participated in the Mascarada in the Art...

A $50 million Bernini goes to Ontario - Corpus is one of the largest bronzes by Bernini, measuring approximately 5 feet, 6 inches. One of the most significant Old Masters works still in private hands, the crucifix was cast around 1650...

Christie's 2006 global sales total $4.67 billion - Christie's International, the world's leading art business, today announced 2006 art sales totals of £2.51 billion ($4.67 billion), a 36% increase over 2005 sales that was achieved through...

Impressionist and modern Art auction at Sotheby's London - Sotheby’s sale of Impressionist and Modern works of art on the evening of Monday, February 5, 2007 will include major works by nearly all the leading names in the field...

Controversies at the Louvre - Despite being the most famous and visited Museum in the world, the Louvre in Paris has always stayed away from the most popular controversies of the Art world. But in the last two weeks, two decisions...

Kenneth Blom exhibition at Sotheby's - Sotheby's will be hosting an exhibition of new works by the emerging Norwegian artist Kenneth Blom from January 9 to 23, 2007. The artist is represented by Galleri Haaken in Oslo, who...

Laguna Beach Festival seeking new artists - The Art-A-Fair Festival, held annually in Laguna Beach for the past 40 years, is seeking new artists for its 2007 season. The show will run ten weeks -- from June 29 to September 2, 2007...

False Goya removed from Spanish auction - The Spanish authorities have removed from auction a work by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, entitled "Saints Adoring the Holy Sacrament", due to recent doubts about its authenticity...

Christie's to sell Edward Hicks' Last Peaceable Kingdom - Christie's is proud to announce that the last Peaceable Kingdom painted by Edward Hicks will lead the Americana sales this January.  The Peaceable Kingdom stands as an...


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