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Four Overlooked Women Abstract Expressionists Are Spotlighted in London

Artnet News

The exhibition shows how the principles of Abstract Expressionism were applied to the medium of collage. The post Four Overlooked Women Abstract Expressionists Are Spotlighted in London appeared first on Artnet News.

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Two (or more) into one: Urs Fischer invites owners of his digital sculptures to have them remade into a new work

The Art Newspaper

The maverick artist is working with 1OF1, collectors of high-level digital art, to offer owners of his "CHAOS" video sculpture series the chance to have them "fused" into new animations

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Myrtle the Turtle celebrates 54 years in Boston

Wbur

We're talking about Myrtle the Turtle, the oldest and most famous inhabitant of the New England Aquarium’s ocean tank. Over the decades, Myrtle has contributed to scientific research, been an ambassador for green sea turtles in the wild and become a cultural touchstone. We're talking about Myrtle the Turtle, the oldest and most famous inhabitant of the New England Aquarium’s ocean tank.

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$100,000-Plus Book, Listed on eBay for $22,000, Leads to Arrest

Maine Antique Digest

A woefully underpriced rare book on eBay has led to an arrest, a charge of felony larceny, and the recovery of a rare 1855 first-edition copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.

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The Hunt: A Vincent van Gogh Masterpiece That Was Lost to Conflict

Artnet News

Investigators have put forth several theories about what might have become of the rare canvas. The post The Hunt: A Vincent van Gogh Masterpiece That Was Lost to Conflict appeared first on Artnet News.

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Digital deluge: how will Art Basel respond to a surge of digital-art initiatives in Switzerland?

The Art Newspaper

The country is flexing its crypto-friendly credentials, while an art fair dedicated to all things digital is making its debut this week

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Pictures from a Lost Generation

The Magazine Antiques

An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery honors the American women abroad who remade themselves while making modernism. The post Pictures from a Lost Generation appeared first on The Magazine Antiques. Pictures from a Lost Generation was first posted on June 12, 2024 at 8:00 am. ©2021 " The Magazine Antiques " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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Medieval Game Pieces Emerge From the Ruins of a Mysterious German Castle

Artnet News

Among them are a six-sided die and a chess piece whose surface is worn from use. The post Medieval Game Pieces Emerge From the Ruins of a Mysterious German Castle appeared first on Artnet News.

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‘I’m just reflecting the times. I’m not an activist’: artist Monira Al Qadiri on her complicated relationship with fossil fuel, a recurring theme of her work

The Art Newspaper

The Kuwaiti-born artist, now living in Germany, has an exhibition at Kunsthaus Baselland during Art Basel that includes large-scale works referencing oil production and consumption

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Cosmopolitan Craftsman

The Magazine Antiques

The story of Tiffany’s erudite and imaginative silver designer of the late nineteenth century, Edward C. Moore. The post Cosmopolitan Craftsman appeared first on The Magazine Antiques. Cosmopolitan Craftsman was first posted on June 9, 2024 at 8:00 am. ©2021 " The Magazine Antiques " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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Paul Stankard elevates the humble glass paperweight to poetry

Auction Central News

NEW YORK – Paul Stankard’s (b. 1943-) path into studio glass was unusual in that he originally trained to make laboratory glass. He worked as a scientific glassblower for nine years before embracing his artistic passions. Inspired by the stylized French Clichy paperweights made from the 1840 to the 1860s, but wanting to distinguish himself, […] The post Paul Stankard elevates the humble glass paperweight to poetry appeared first on Auction Central News.

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This 4,000-Year-Old Labyrinthine Monument Is the First of Its Kind to Turn Up in Crete

Artnet News

The structure was discovered by workers installing a radar system for a forthcoming airport. The post This 4,000-Year-Old Labyrinthine Monument Is the First of Its Kind to Turn Up in Crete appeared first on Artnet News.

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US authorities charge three UK nationals in Evolved Apes NFT fraud scheme

The Art Newspaper

The charges, brought by the office of the Attorney for the Southern District of New York, signal a commitment to pursuing wide-ranging cryptocurrency cases

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Current and coming: Maynard Dixon’s Nevada

The Magazine Antiques

The Nevada Museum of Art highlights the artist’s journey to the sagebrush state. The post Current and coming: Maynard Dixon’s Nevada appeared first on The Magazine Antiques. Current and coming: Maynard Dixon’s Nevada was first posted on June 10, 2024 at 8:00 am. ©2021 " The Magazine Antiques " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only.

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2024 SPNHC Education DemoCamp June 26-27 Registration Open

SPNHC

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Education Sessional Committee is hosting a virtual Natural History Education DemoCamp. The goal is to share, discover, and discuss educational materials that have a framework in natural history. This is building upon our previous iterations of the ‘education share fair’ that were hosted at the annual meeting.

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How John Singer Sargent Turned His Sitters Into Stars

Artnet News

The 1896 portrait of Adèle Meyer and her two children was an immediate sensation when it debuted at the Royal Academy. The post How John Singer Sargent Turned His Sitters Into Stars appeared first on Artnet News.

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Amid backlash, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will modify exhibition on Hollywood’s Jewish founders

The Art Newspaper

Organised in response to criticisms that its initial display did not acknowledge Hollywood’s Jewish origins, the exhibition now faces charges of antisemitism from Jewish activists

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Four Gary Erbe trompe l’oeil paintings are featured at Burchard June 15

Auction Central News

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — A delightful assembly of four Gary Erbe trompe l’oeil paintings are the highlight of Burchard Galleries‘ Estate Antiques Fine Art Jewelry Auction, scheduled for Saturday, June 15. The complete catalog is now available for review and bidding at LiveAuctioneers. Erbe (b. 1944-) is from Union City, New Jersey, where he worked […] The post Four Gary Erbe trompe l’oeil paintings are featured at Burchard June 15 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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MFA offers free tours for homeless women from a day shelter

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The tours are organized through a partnership between Women's Lunch Place, a daytime women's shelter and advocacy center in Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts. The tours are organized through a partnership between Women's Lunch Place, a daytime women's shelter and advocacy center in Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts.

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Art Bites: Hilma af Klint Predicted Her Own Posthumous Fame

Artnet News

The Swedish artist’s legacy was secured several decades after her death. The post Art Bites: Hilma af Klint Predicted Her Own Posthumous Fame appeared first on Artnet News.

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Employment in California’s creative economy took a hit in 2023, but ‘museums were leading the way’ to growth

The Art Newspaper

The latest Otis College of Art and Design report on the state’s arts economy found every sector experience declines in employment last year—except the fine and performing arts

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Facebook Marketplace a Close Second to eBay

WorthPoint

According to recent studies, Facebook Marketplace is hot on the heels of eBay as a selling platform. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons Anyone in the vintage, reseller, or antique space knows that eBay is the OG of the reseller world. Whether it’s a car, vintage décor, or any one of a thousand other collectibles, eBay is the first stop for many, but recent indicators show that could be about to change.

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Donald Roller Wilson monkeys with fine art traditions to great effect

Auction Central News

NEW YORK – The fine art world tends to take itself seriously, perhaps too seriously. Donald Roller Wilson’s (b. 1938-) Old Master-style paintings of orangutans, chimpanzees, dogs, and cats, showing them in finery befitting royalty and engaged in human activities, invites viewers to reconsider and even poke fun at the seriousness of art. “Donald Roller […] The post Donald Roller Wilson monkeys with fine art traditions to great effect appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Art Basel Opens Amid Market Fears: What Sold on VIP Day

Artnet News

Business was slower than usual, but a $20 million Joan Mitchell and a $16 million Arshile Gorky found buyers. The post Art Basel Opens Amid Market Fears: What Sold on VIP Day appeared first on Artnet News.

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Glasgow International has no title—but it certainly has a point

The Art Newspaper

While there is no overarching theme, works dealing with the impact of conflict and the legacy of colonialism dominate the tenth edition of the city-wide event this year

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Estée Lauder Solid Perfumes: Buy Them or Leave Them?

WorthPoint

This “ Just One Bite ” solid perfume compact from The Princess Collection for Disney was sold for $209 in 2022. I’ve always been a sucker for any type of fancy lady’s item. From the costume jewelry I’ve amassed in abundance to compacts, purses , and perfume bottles, I could never resist picking up a fun lady’s accessory, regardless of age. I kept lots of the jewelry for my collection, of course, but passed most of the other items on to others.

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Portrait by Salvador Dali makes its auction debut June 20 at Clars

Auction Central News

OAKLAND, CA — Portrait of Mrs. Luther Greene by Salvador Dali comes to market for the first time as the featured lot in the Summer Fine Art sale on Thursday, June 20 at Clars. The catalog is now available for review and bidding at LiveAuctioneers. Luther Greene (1909-1987) had a fascinating dual career. In 1935, […] The post Portrait by Salvador Dali makes its auction debut June 20 at Clars appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Planned Kehinde Wiley Exhibitions Canceled and Delayed in Wake of Assault Allegations

Artnet News

Wiley has denied the accusations, but museums in Omaha, Minneapolis, and Miami are postponing or shelving planned shows. The post Planned Kehinde Wiley Exhibitions Canceled and Delayed in Wake of Assault Allegations appeared first on Artnet News.

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State officials will investigate sudden closure of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts as 600 workers are laid off

The Art Newspaper

The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is examining the circumstances surrounding the renowned school’s closure, and Philadelphia’s city council is planning hearings

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Collectors Like You: Vintage Finds with Eye Spy Antiques

WorthPoint

WorthPoint’s “ Collectors Like You ” series spotlights fascinating collectors, resellers, dealers (just like you!), and more in the antiques and collectibles world. Read their stories to discover the who, what, when, where, and why behind what they do. In the antiques and vintage space, especially for pickers and resellers, it’s all about the energy you put into your efforts.

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Shimmering Splendor: Silver and Gold Auction set for New York June 19

Auction Central News

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, June 19, beginning at 5 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale titled Shimmering Splendor: Silver and Gold Auction. Its 152 lots almost exclusively showcase those precious metals in pieces by brand-name jewelers and houses. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. It’s no surprise, then, […] The post Shimmering Splendor: Silver and Gold Auction set for New York June 19 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Vandals Target Home of Brooklyn Museum Director Anne Pasternak

Artnet News

The residences of the museum's president and two trustees were also targeted. The post Vandals Target Home of Brooklyn Museum Director Anne Pasternak appeared first on Artnet News.

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'Almost everyone I talk to has an interesting story and something to teach me': Ryan Zurrer on getting the most out of Art Basel

The Art Newspaper

The venture capitalist, an early champion of digital art through his collective 10F1, admits that his heart belongs to his home city of Zug, Switzerland

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John Savident collection at Sworders

Antique Collecting

A fine collection of theatrically-themed works that belonged to the late Coronation Street actor John Savident (1937-2024) will go under The post John Savident collection at Sworders appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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Arion Press selections headline a diverse specialty sale at Michaan’s June 17

Auction Central News

ALAMEDA, CA — The Summer Specialty sale taking place Monday, June 17 at Michaan’s features five highly collectible letterpress editions from San Francisco’s Arion Press. The complete 445-lot catalog is now open for review and bidding at LiveAuctioneers. Arion Press is a small specialty printing house in San Francisco, located in the Presidio, a former […] The post Arion Press selections headline a diverse specialty sale at Michaan’s June 17 appeared first on Auction Centr

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Texas University Offers to Enroll Philadelphia UArts Students After Sudden Closure

Artnet News

The Texas school says it has 20 to 30 spots in its performance and visual studies programs that it could fill. The post Texas University Offers to Enroll Philadelphia UArts Students After Sudden Closure appeared first on Artnet News.

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New study of skeletons at Chichén Itzá rewrites history of ancient Maya child sacrifice

The Art Newspaper

An international research team performed genetic testing on 64 children's skeletons, debunking some longstanding myths about Maya religious sacrifices

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