ART NEWS AND EVENTS IN THEARTWOLF.COM - YEAR 2008



DECEMBER 2008

Dan Colen at the Gagosian Gallery, London - The exhibition comprises three components of equal importance: The first is a group of cartoon drawings by a hired illustrator who refers to the notebooks that Colen has filled ...

Drawing the classical figure at the Getty Museum - Throughout the ages, artists turned first and foremost to ancient Greek and Roman sculpture as a guide to perfecting their representation of human anatomy ...

Genji - the world of the shining Prince - from Japan to Australia - Written in about 1008 by the court lady Murasaki Shikibu, the Tale of Genji is one of Japan’s greatest cultural achievements. Drawing together 79 art ...

Getty acquires great works by Rodin and Savery - The J. Paul Getty Museum announced the acquisition of two new works: Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony (1617) by 17th-century Flemish ...

Korean jar sold for $4.2 million at Bonhams - A rare Joseon Dynasty Korean blue and white porcelain jar set a world record at auction in the San Francisco salesroom of Bonhams & Butterfields. Sold over the telephone ...

William Blake - The River of Life - Tate Liverpool - At the end of 2008, Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture, Tate Liverpool is presenting a display of major works by William Blake (1757-1827), the renowned...

Russian Dreams at the Bass Museum of Art - Russian Dreams… presents a selection of cutting-edge works by contemporary artists from Russia. On view at the Bass Museum of Art from December 4, 2008 to February 8...

Alexander Calder's Jewelry at the Metropolitan Museum - Among the most dramatic works in the exhibition are three large and dynamic pieces of Calder jewelry that were donated to the Metropolitan Museum in...

Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 - From December 4 through 7, 2008, Miami Beach, Florida, USA, will host the seventh edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the celebrated international art show. More than 250 leading galleries from the...

NOVEMBER 2008

Chalo! New Indian Art at the Mori Art Museum - “Chalo!” means “Let's go!” in Hindi. The exhibition invites viewers to journey through the latest trends in India's art, constituting an unprecedented opportunity to gauge Indian society...

Italian choir books at the Metropolitan Museum - Some two dozen of the most splendid examples from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's little-known but precious collection of choral manuscript illuminations will be...

Herbert Baglione at Lazarides Gallery - Brazilian artist Baglione is an established contemporary painter who draws on strong, simple mural designs, extreme physical figures and human and alien icons, rendered in...

Beyond Babylon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Beyond Babylon will begin with the Middle Bronze Age (ca. 2000–1600 B.C.), when a rising elite class sought precious materials and objects fashioned in styles that reflected...

Art and Love in the Renaissance at the Metropolitan Museum - Key moments in the lives of Italian men and women in the Renaissance were marked by celebrations carried out with the greatest possible degree of...

Sisley in England and Wales, exhibition in London - Alfred Sisley (1839–1899) was one of the greatest landscape painters of the 19th century and a leading figure in the Impressionist movement. Yet Sisley, the...

The Golden Age of Finnish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland- An outstanding exhibition of Finnish painting from the period 1870 to 1920 will open in the Millennium Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland on...

Juan Gris's Livre sold for $20.8 million at Christie's - In its second Evening Sale of the week, Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale, achieved $147 million for paintings and sculpture with top lots from Juan Gris ...

To the Ends of the World - painting the Polar landscape- Featuring more than 50 works depicting the drama and magnificence of setting out to sea in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, To the Ends of the Earth, Painting the ...

Art Ireland 2008 - international Art Fair- Art enthusiasts can look forward to the tantalising possibility of acquiring works by the big names of the future when the country’s biggest annual art fair takes place at Art Ireland ...

Auction records for Malevich, Munch and Degas- 45 works of Impressionist, Modern and Russian works of art achieved a total of $223,812,500. Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist Composition sold for $60,002,500, also ...

Portraits by Giacometti and Bacon at the Gagosian Gallery- This exhibition brings together important loans and rarely seen works from international museums and private collections, including the Fondation Alberto ...

OCTOBER 2008

Sotheby's to sell an important mural by Rufino Tamayo - A truly magnificent and aweinspiring mural, America was completed by Rufino Tamayo during an extraordinary five-month burst of production. Working at ...

Asian/American/Modern Art: at the de Young Museum - Asian / American / Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900–1970, on view October 25, 2008, to January 18, 2009, at the de Young Museum is the first comprehensive survey...

Jan Lievens: Dutch master rediscovered at the NGA - The life and career of Jan Lievens (1607–1674), one of the greatest yet most enigmatic Dutch painters of the 17th century, is finally brought to light in the exhibition...

Metropolitan Museum exhibits "The de Montebello years" - To celebrate Philippe de Montebello's 31 years as Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the curators of the Museum announced plans today to organize...

British Museum's recent excavations in Sudan - For the past 10 years, the British Museum, in conjunction with the Sudan Archaeological Research Society (SARS), has been working to survey, record and excavate the region ...

Action/Abstraction - Pollock, de Kooning in Saint Louis - The Saint Louis Art Museum present "Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning and American Art, 1940–1976", the first major U.S. exhibition in 20 years to ...

"Renaissance faces: Van Eyck to Titian" at London - The National Gallery houses one of the richest collections of Renaissance portraits in the world, and a selection of these works, including Holbein’s 'The Ambassadors', will ...

Serial landscape photographs at the NGA - Three important and beautiful series of black-and-white landscape photographs will be showcased in, Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz ...

Houdon from the Louvre at the Denver Art Museum - The show includes approximately 20 sculptural works from the renowned artist portraying intellectual and political leaders, including American founding fathers ...

Suprematist Composition: Malevich's masterpiece for sale - On the evening of November 3, 2008, Sotheby’s will present for sale, Suprematist Composition from 1916 by Kazimir Malevich, a work renowned as a...

Richard Serra at the Gagosian Gallery - Born in 1939, Richard Serra is one of the most significant artists of his generation. His groundbreaking sculpture explores the exchange between artwork, site, and viewer. He has...

Daniel Richter: a major survey at the Denver Art Museum - Born in Germany in 1962, Richter developed his artistic background designing posters and record sleeves for punk bands in the 1980s. As his career evolved...

Pablo Picasso's cubist masterpiece at auction - Arlequin, one of the most important works by Pablo Picasso to appear on the market over the last several years will be offered by Sotheby’s in New York on the evening of...

Statuephilia: contemporary sculptors at the British Museum - The British Museum showcases a group of major works by leading contemporary British artists in a series of installations paying tribute to the cultural...

SEPTEMBER 2008

Edvard Munch's "Vampire" to be sold at Sotheby's - This emotionally charged image numbers among the most iconic compositions in art history. A spectacular representation of love, sex and death, Vampire created...

4900 Colours: Gerhard Richter at Serpentine Gallery - Gerhard Richter is one of the world's greatest living artists. Since the early 1960s, he has tirelessly explored the medium of painting at a time when many were heralding ...

Georg Baselitz at the Gagosian Gallery Rome - Baselitz's long and challenging career is marked by intense periods of activity, usually culminating in a heroic masterpiece or group of master works, followed by startling...

A Renoir stolen in 1975 is recovered in Italy - The painting represents a seated nude woman in a unclear landscape. Though the date of the work has not been confirmed, it belongs to the later years of the artist, and shows ...

Exploring Humor in Drawing: exhibition at the Getty - From wicked caricatures to wry satirical observations of social and political injustice, drawings have incorporated humor for centuries. A Light Touch: Exploring Humor...

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night - A fascinating exhibition at the MOMA shows Vincent van Gogh's interest for the colors of the night, featuring some of his most famous night landscapes and interior scenes. The exhibition is...

Masterpiece by Cezanne acquired by the National Gallery of NSW - Bords de la Marne is a majestically composed landscape which epitomises Cézanne’s classical qualities. The painting was painted not far from Paris in a...

Asian Art at Sotheby's, including a $3.7 million Buddha - The Fall 2008 Asian Art Week at Christie’s New York realized $51,142,538, the second highest total ever for Asian Art Week at Christie’s New York. An important...

Paths to Impressionism: exhibition at the Newark Art Museum - Paths to Impressionism: French and American Landscape Paintings from the Worcester Art Museum, a forty-two painting exhibition featuring masterworks ...

Giorgio Morandi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - A landmark presentation of paintings, watercolors, and etchings by the seminal 20th-century master Giorgio Morandi will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum...

Strong results at Sotheby's auction of works by Damien Hirst - The first part of Sotheby's auction of 223 new works by Damien Hirst (born 1965) totalled more than £70 million, a fantastic result for this historic...

Visiones: 20th century Latin American Art at Boca Raton - The exhibition features 36 paintings, sculptures, photographs and installation works by mid-20th century masters and important contemporary artists. Presenting a...

Francis Bacon at the Tate Britain, London - An exhibition of the work of Francis Bacon (1909-1992) opening in September 2008 at Tate Britain will be a major celebration heralding the artist’s centenary in 2009...

Art in the Age of Steam at the Nelson Atkins Museum - Art in the Age of Steam: Europe, America and the Railway, 1830-1960 Celebrates the Speed, Power and Drama of the Railroad and Its Impact on Artists...

May 68 - Paris. Posters from the student riots - Lazarides Gallery Newcastle is delighted to present a show of over 50 surviving, anonymous and original pieces of work from the era-defining 1968 Parisian student riots...

Chinese painter Wang Hui at the Metropolitan Museum - The paintings of Wang Hui, the most celebrated artist of late 17th-century China, will be featured in an exhibition opening on September 9 at The Metropolitan Museum...

Georges de Forest Brush at the NGA, Washington - The first exhibition of George de Forest Brush's remarkable paintings of American Indians will be on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, September 14, 2008...

Asian Art at Sotheby's features an important Ming sculpture - Sotheby’s sale of Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in New York will feature a magnificent and extremely rare polychrome wood and gesso...

ShContemporary - The Asian Art Fair in Shanghai - Over 130 international galleries representing 26 countries will meet for the second edition of ShContemporary The fair promises to create an intriguing dialogue...

AUGUST 2008

National Galleries join forces to secure Bridgewater Collection - The Bridgewater Collection, currently on view at the National Gallery of Scotland, is the most important private collection of Old Master paintings on loan...

New Egyptian Gallery at the British Museum - This winter the British Museum will open a new Ancient Egyptian gallery centered round the spectacular painted tomb-chapel of Nebamun. The paintings are some of the most...

Glasgow is new UNESCO City of Music - Glasgow is now the 12th city of the Creative Cities Network established by UNESCO at the end of 2004 to promote the social, economic and cultural development. The cities that join...

Liszt in Paris - exhibition at the Morgan Library - When the twelve-year-old Franz Liszt (1811–1886) arrived in Paris in 1823 with his parents, he had already astounded audiences with his extraordinary musical gifts in...

LACMA receives major gift to acquire a collection of photographs - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces that it has received a groundbreaking gift from Wallis Annenberg and the Annenberg...

Bonhams to sell masterpiece by "Lost Impressionist" - As a close friend of Claude Monet and mentor to Henri Matisse, the artist John Peter Russell (Australian 1858-1930) is widely considered the "lost impressionist"...

Bellini, Titian... temporary changes at the Firck collection - One longstanding misperception about The Frick Collection is the notion that works of art cannot be moved around by its present-day staff. Fortunately, this...

Sotheby's to offer Scottish pictures at Gleneagles Hotel - Sotheby’s will once again return to the world renowned Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, offering one of its most impressive – and in terms of value, one of its largest...

Annette Messager: "The Messengers" at the Mori Museum - “Annette Messager: The Messengers” is the first comprehensive solo exhibition in Japan by one of France's leading artists. Annette Messager uses a wide range...

New acquisitions for the Montreal contemporary Art Museum - The Musée d’art contemporain, with the generous support of its Foundation, has achieved yet another major coup this summer by purchasing no fewer than 37 works...

Todd James at the Lazarides Gallery, London - Lazarides Gallery Greek Street is delighted to present an exhibition of new work by Todd James, a.k.a. REAS. Blood & Treasure features a series of over twenty...

Busts by Bernini at the Getty Museum - Celebrated sculptures from the Bargello, Palazzo Barberini, Galleria Borghese, and other prominent Italian collections will be on view for the first time in America...

Two masterpieces exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum - In 2005, the Philadelphia Museum of Art acquired Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Angel of Purity (Maria Mitchell Memorial), which had been commissioned for a church...

A masterwork by Caravaggio stolen in Ukraine - "The Taking of Christ" (also known as "The Kiss of Judas") was stolen from the Museum of western Art in Odessa, Ukraine. The canvas is one of the two versions that the Italian artist...

JULY 2008

Roni Horn at the Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills - Horn's oeuvre, which spans almost four decades, encompasses sculpture, drawing, photography, language, and site-specific installation. Compelled by the elusive nature of...

Richard Diebenkorn at the Cantor Art Center - Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University presents two exhibitions of Richard Diebenkorn's work from July 23 through November 9, 2008. Diebenkorn (1922–1993), who spent most...

LACMA acquires an important collection of Oceanic Art - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced the acquisition of one of the most significant private collections of Oceanic art assembled in the twentieth century...

Hals and Turner shine at Sotheby's auction of Old Master paintings - Sotheby's sale of Old Master Paintings this evening realised £51,488,650/$101,530,469/€64,813,991 – well in excess of the pre-sale...

Three drawings by Goya sold at Christie's - Three rediscovered drawings by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) were sold today (8 July) at Christie's in London for a combined total of £4,010,150 / $7,908,016...

A great retrospective of J.M.W. Turner opens at the Metropolitan - The first major retrospective of the work of celebrated British artist J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851) to be presented in the United States in more than 40 years will be...

The Simon Sainsbury Bequest exhibited at the Tate Gallery - The Simon Sainsbury Bequest to the nation goes on public display for the first time from 8 July to 5 October 2008 at Tate Britain. All eighteen paintings from the Bequest...

Impressionists at the Kimbell from the Art Institute of Chicago - The loan of about 90 paintings from Chicago's world-renowned Impressionist collection is possible because of an ambitious reinstallation and expansion project at the...

Cézanne at his best at the Courtauld Institute Galleries, London - The Courtauld Gallery holds the finest group of works by Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) in Britain. As the culmination of The Courtauld Institute of Art's 75th anniversary...

Watteau's "La Surprise" rediscovered by Christie's - Christie's announce the rediscovery of La Surprise by Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721). The painting has been missing for almost 200 years, presumed to have been destroyed...

JUNE 2008

Musée d'Orsay acquires "Corinthia", by Jean Léon Gérôme - Corinthia posted the evening's top price of €456,750, a world record for Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). It was consigned by the artist's descendants and acquired by...

Monet masterpiece sells for £41 million ($80 million) at Christie's - Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale took place this evening (24 June 2008) and realised £144,440,500 / $283,970,023 / €182,428,352 - the...

Four Blue Cowboys: Richard Prince at the Gagosian Gallery - An avid collector and perceptive chronicler of American subcultures and vernaculars and their role in the construction of American identity, Prince has probed the...

UNESCO to inscribe new sites in the World Heritage List - During this year's session, hosted by Canada to coincide with the 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of Québec City, 41 States Parties to the World Heritage...

Impressionist & Modern Art at Christie's London - Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale will take place on 24 June 2008 at 7pm and will offer an outstanding selection of paintings and sculptures, led by Claude Monet's...

Modern Indian Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art - The exhibition illustrates the range of artistic traditions and experiments in visual culture that emerged as South Asia transformed from a British colony to independent...

Dave Kinsey at Larides Gallery, Newcastle - Dave Kinsey has been making cutting edge art for more than ten years. HOLY SH*T, his latest exhibition at Lazarides Gallery Newcastle, will feature a series of new paintings never before...

Master photographer's works 1840 - 1940 at the Metropolitan - Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840-1940 tells the story of photography's first 100 years through the work of 13 key figures who helped shape the aesthetic...

The Getty Museum acquires an important Roman sarcophagus - The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the acquisition of a remarkable marble sarcophagus that dates to the third-century A.D. Never before seen by the...

Tate Britain tries to save an important sketch by Rubens for the UK - The historian David Starkey has lent his support to Tate Britain's campaign, backed by The Art Fund, to acquire for the nation Rubens's oil sketch The Apotheosis...

Art Basel, the El Dorado of the international Art world - The 39th edition of Art Basel takes place in the museumrich city of Basel (Switzerland) from June 4 through June 8, 2008. As the world's premier art show, Art Basel is the annual...

Tom Friedman at the Gagosian Gallery, London - Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Monsters and Stuff , new work by Tom Friedman. This will be his first solo exhibition at the London gallery. Empiricist...

MAY 2008

Rufino Tamayo shines at Latin American Art auctions - Tamayo's Trovador (The Troubadour), 1945, is an iconic work by the artist combining the ideal subject matter of the guitarist with the artist's signature brilliant palette and scale. The...

Moscow World Fine Art Fair 2008: Russian finest Art Fair - The Moscow World Fine Art Fair (MWFAF) celebrates its fifth edition in May with a return to the historic Manège, the Russian capital's largest cultural complex from 27 th May...

Jeff Koons's Balloon Flower (Magenta) to be sold in June - Christie's is pleased to announce that it will offer Jeff Koons's Balloon Flower (Magenta), 1995-1999 from the Rachofsky Collection of Dallas at its June 30 Evening Sale in...

Richard Misrach's photographs of ocean & sea at the NGA - Monumental color photographs explore the sublime beauty and inherent danger of the sea and its surroundings in the days following September 11, 2001 in the exhibition...

Thomas Moran's "Green River of Wyoming" sold for $17.74 million - Christie's Spring 2008 Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture sale totaled $72.6 million, set new records and established major new benchmarks...

Important manuscript and Gutenberg Bibles at the Morgan - The Morgan Library & Museum will put on special exhibition beginning May 20 an extremely rare Renaissance illuminated manuscript, the Prayer Book of Queen Claude...

Medieval treasures from the Victoria & Albert Museum at the Met - The Victoria and Albert Museum in London holds one of the world's finest collections of European decorative arts. Thirty-five of its masterpieces will be on view at...

Freud, Rothko and Richard Neutra shine at Christie's Post-War Art sale - Christie's highly anticipated Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale totaled $348,263,600, marking the second highest total ever in auction history for the...

American artist Robert Rauschenberg dies at 82 - Like so many other artists of his generation, Rauschenberg was soon classified as a "pop artist", but the truth is that his oeuvre is an extensive compendium of styles and influences. He...

Roy Lichtenstein's "Girls" at the Gagosian Gallery - In the summer of 1961 Lichtenstein embarked on a series of iconic images of women, taken directly from newspaper clippings and the romance comic books so prevalent in post-war...

Léger, Munch shine at Sotheby's sale of Impressionists and modern - Sotheby's spring 2008 evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in New York achieved a total of $235,333,000, well above the low estimate of $203.9 million...

New auction records for Monet, Giacometti, Rodin - This evening's sale of Impressionist and Modern Art at Christie's New York totaled $277,276,000/£140,749,239/€178,887,742, Christie's third highest result ever...

"Said the hero to the thief", Connor harrington at Lazarides Gallery - Following on from his solo show at Lazarides Gallery in London, WEEKEND WARRIORS, this new series of work heralds a new way of working, while..

Impressionist and modern Art auction at Christie's - Christie's New York Spring 2008 Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale takes place on May 6 and is a well-edited and focused 58-lot auction that features prime examples from...

Philip Guston drawing retrospective at the Morgan Library & Museum - The extraordinary drawings of Philip Guston (1913–1980) are the subject of a major exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum, on view from May 2 through..

APRIL 2008

An inedit "Tahitienne" sculpture by Paul Gauguin at Sotheby's - During his first visit to Tahiti (June 9, 1891 - June 14, 1893) Gauguin falls under the spell of the legendary beauty of Tahitian ladies. Upon his arrival, he draws a set of...

Sotheby's sale of impressionist and modern Art includes Leger, Munch - The highlight of the May 7 Evening sale is Fernand Léger's Cubist masterpiece, Étude pour La Femme en Bleu (est. $35/45 million). Painted in 1912-13, the...

Works by Malevich returned to the Heirs of the artist - When the Stedelijk Museum exhibited fourteen works of Malevich in the United States of America in 2003-2004, the Heirs of Malevich claimed ownership of them before a United...

Sculptures by Jeff Koons at the Metropolitan Museum's roof - Sculptures by Jeff Koons (b. 1955) – an American artist known internationally for his controversial and intriguing contributions to contemporary art – comprise The...

Viennafair 2008 - modern & contemporary Art fair focused on CEE - The current development of the international fair world shows that the VIENNAFAIR has taken the right path from its very first issue. The thematic focus on galleries...

Burne Jones last work exhibited in the UK for the first time in 40 years - The last and greatest work by Edward Burne-Jones, The Sleep of Arthur in Avalon (1881-1898), will return to the UK from Puerto Rico for the first time in forty...

Art Cologne 2008 - modern & contemporary Art fair - Around 140 renowned galleries from Germany and abroad will be on hand at ART COLOGNE 2008 (16th to 20th April 2008) to provide a comprehensive overview of the art...

Medieval hunting manuscript by Gaston Phoebus at the Morgan - A new exhibition featuring nearly fifty miniatures from the Morgan's celebrated hunting manuscript by Gaston Phoebus (1331–1391), Le Livre de la chasse (Paris, ca...

UNESCO concerned about fire damage at Castello di Moncalieri - April 10th 2008 - A fire broke out on 5 April causing severe damage to the royal apartments and to several floors in one of the watchtowers of the building, a former...

A panoramic landscape of Luxemburg by B. C. Koekkoek in Amsterdam - The absolute highlight of the 19th Century Paintings sale at Sotheby's Amsterdam on Monday 14 April 2008 is a panoramic landscape in Luxemburg by Barend...

Guggenheim Hermitage Museum in Las Vegas closes - Thomas Krens , Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum , and Robert G. Goldstein, President of the...

The most expensive piece of Islamic Art ever - An Abbasid ka'ba key, which unlocks one of the most venerated and highly honoured buildings in the world – certainly within the pan-Islamic community – today sold to an anonymous...

Emanuele Cacciatore at Abba Fine Art, Miami - To Emanuele Cacciatore, time is defined as the passage of a series of subsequent and disparate moments. One moment followed by the next, all of which possess a unique value and...

David Hockney donates his largest work to Tate - David Hockney has gifted Bigger Trees near Warter 2007 to Tate. The oil painting, his largest ever, was made on fifty canvas panels and was executed outside, en plein air. Measuring...

James Ensor's controversial prints at the LACMA - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents a special exhibition featuring approximately fifty works on paper by the Belgian artist James Ensor and nineteen of his...

The most important auction of Islamic Art at Sotheby's - The auction will comprise more than 400 lots of rare and important works of art, including metalwork, manuscripts, weaponry, ceramics, textiles and paintings that span...

Important works by Corot and Blanche at Christie's auction - Christie's sale of 19th Century European Art on April 8 will showcase a full spectrumof genres and styles including the superb Portrait of the Comtesse de Greffuhle by...

MARCH 2008

Lee Ufan at the Lisson Gallery, London - Lisson Gallery is pleased to present new works by Lee Ufan in his latest solo exhibition in London. One of the most significant Asian artists of his generation, Ufan's exploration of "the art of...

National Gallery seeks information about the provenance of a Cranach - The National Gallery bought 'Cupid Complaining to Venus' in 1963 from the New York dealers E & A Silbermann. This firm stated at the time that it came to them...

The most important work by Francis Bacon in private hands is for sale - A masterwork of the 20th century Art is for sale. Next May 14th 2008, Sotheby's will auction "the most important work by Francis Bacon in private hands"...

Glasgow Art Fair 2008 opens March 27th 2008 - Having firmly established itself as the UK's most prestigious contemporary art fair outside of London since its inception in 1996, Glasgow Art Fair 2008 will showcase a record 46...

Turner to Monet - the triumph of landscape- in Australia - The exhibition, from 14 March to 9 June 2008, features more than 100 landscape masterpieces by many of the greatest artists of the time. Turner to Monet reveals the genre...

"War Paint" at the Lazarides Gallery - Lazarides Gallery is proud to present War Paint, an exhibition of artworks inspired by UNKLE album, War Stories, with works from RobertDel Naja, Warren du Preez, Nick Thornton Jones, William...

A beautiful 12th century Buddha goes for $14 million - In today's sale of Japanese and Korean Art, a newly discovered wood sculpture of Dainichi Nyorai, the supreme Buddha, attributed to the sculptor Unkei achieved $14,377,000...

Franz West at the Gagosian Gallery - In the early 1970s Franz West began making small-scale assemblages incorporating found materials such as cardboard, bandages, and wire, which he then covered with a coat of plaster and white...

A masterwork by Rembrandt for sale (and then donate it) - The work, "Conspiracy of the Batavians Under Claudius Civilis" is one of Rembrandt's greatest masterworks, painted at the heights of the artist's skills, in 1666...

Getty Museum acquired an important painting by Paul Gauguin - The J. Paul Getty Museum announced the acquisition of an exceptional painting by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) that dates to his first extended stay in Tahiti. Arii...

A new Renoir for the National Gallery of Ireland - The National Gallery of Ireland has today (Wednesday, March 12th 2008) placed on view its recent acquisition, 'Young Woman in White Reading' by French nineteenth-century...

Lucas Cranach at the Royal Academy of Arts, London - As the leading member of a German family of artists, Lucas Cranach was a painter, printmaker and book illustrator with a most individual manner and a highly successful...

Japanese and Korean Art at Christie's New York - Commencing the Asia Week sales at Christie's in New York, the March 18 auction of Japanese and Korean Art will present some of the most valuable works ever offered in the...

Bonhams break record for Middle East contemporary Art - Bonhams, the UK-headquartered international fine art auction house established since 1793, broke three world records at its inaugural Middle East art auction in Dubai...

Van Gogh's "Child with an orange" for sale at the TEFAF - No doubt Vincent van Gogh is one of the "superstars" in the Art market. Despised in life, after his death his works experienced an extraordinary revaluation, reaching its zenith in...

Plen-Air practice in the Forest of Fontainebleau, at the NGA - The quiet but significant revolution that was launched by artists working outdoors in 19th-century France is explored through some 100 paintings, pastels, and..

FEBRUARY 2008

New galleries of contemporary Art at the Tate Modern - A new modern art collection, to be known as ARTIST ROOMS, has been established, it was announced today, created through one of the largest and most imaginative gifts...

Claude Monet's "Le Pont dy chemin de fer" to be auctioned in May - A masterwork of the Impressionism comes to the Art market. Claude Monet's "Le Pont du chemin de fer à Argenteuil", one of the greatest Impressionist pictures...

The Getty Museum acquires three important works of Art - The Getty Museum acquires a Lorrain painting, a bust by Messerschmidt and an important English manuscript. With its unusual depiction of some of the lesser-known...

Rembrandt's Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh at the MFA of Boston - Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh, aged 62 (1632), considered one of the finest Rembrandts in private hands, will be on view for the first time in the United States at the...

The (Red) Auction raises over $40 million to fight VHS in Africa - On the evening of Valentine's Day, over $40 million was raised to fight AIDS in Africa in an historic auction -- the most significant charity auction of Contemporary Art...

Guarneri del Gesu violin sold for a record price - Sotheby's announced yesterday the sale, by private treaty, of a rare and important Guarneri del Gesù violin to the Russian businessman and collector, Maxim Viktorov. The violin...

Four masterworks stolen from the Buhrle Collection in Zurich - Four masterworks by some of the greatest masters of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting were stolen yesterday from the E.G. Bührle Collection...

Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions at the Metropolitan Museum - Poussin and Nature: Arcadian Visions will be a revelation to those who think of Poussin primarily as the master of complex, figurative compositions and...

Emmy Cho "InventedWorlds" at Abba Fine Art Gallery - Our modern world is composed of an amalgamation of different influences from all sorts of different cultures; it is a product of globalization, and a result of centuries of cultural..

Franz Marc's Weidende Pferde sold for $24.3 million / £12.3 million - Weidende Pferde III (Grazing Horses III) depicts the most iconic motif in Franz Marc's oeuvre, red horses, and this important work is the only example from...

A Triptych by Francis Bacon sells for $51.7 million / £26.3 million - Triptych 1974-77 by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) sold for £26.3 million ($51.7 million/€35.2 million), becoming the most expensive work of art ever sold...

Sotheby's auction includes works by Bacon and Warhol - Executed in 1969 at the height of his career, Study of Nude with Figure in a Mirror by Francis Bacon (1909-92) has been included in all of his major retrospective exhibitions to date...

Jasper Johns: Gray at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 5, Jasper Johns: Gray will be the first exhibition to examine the use of the color gray in the work of American...

JANUARY 2008

The return of the Gods: neoclassical sculpture at the Tate Gallery - The Return of the Gods is the first exhibition in Britain to focus on British neoclassical sculpture. Displayed in the monumental Duveen galleries from 28 January to...

Old masters at Sotheby's, including a work by Tilman Riemenschneider - Sotheby's two-day sale of Old Master Paintings and European Works of Art in New York brought a total of $82.5 million (est. $68.3/99.7 million*). The top selling...

Tate Gallery acquires Louise Bourgeois's giant spider "Mamal" - Louise Bourgeois is one of the most important living artists, best known for her 'Cells', 'Spiders' and various drawings, books and sculptures. Her most famous works...

News from the Met: Montebello retirement and loan of Greek vases - As a result of the agreement negotiated by Philippe de Montebello, Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Ministero per I Beni Culturali e Ambientali...

From Russia: masterworks from Russian museums at the Royal Academy - After almost two months of negotiations, the Russian Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography finally approved the loan of a spectacular group of works..

Important triptych by Francis Bacon leads Christie's February auction - Perhaps the most important triptych by Francis Bacon (1909-1992) to ever appear at auction leads Christie's Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Sale...

Major works by Egon Schiele come to auction - An impressive collection of eight major works by Egon Schiele (1890-1918) will be offered in Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale including Art of the Surreal on 4...

French Museums to offer free admission - Most of France's nationals museums will offer free admission until June 30th 2007, as part of an attempt from French government to open up culture to the people. Other museums will also...

The Lascaux cave paintings, threatened by a fungus - One of the jewels of prehistoric art, the Lascaux Cave paintings in France, could be seriously damaged by a fungus. Therefore, a group of archaeologists have decided to apply a...

Bernar Venet monumental exhition in Florida - For the first time, Sotheby's will present an exhibition of a single artist, the renowned sculptor, Bernar Venet, on the lush grounds of the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere...

Art market 2007 - a complete analysis - A brief review of the Art market for year 2007, with the stars of the season and the main successes and disappointments - from the +$70 million Rothko and Warhol or the most...

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