O'Keeffe Museum loses court appeal

  • AP
  • July 16, 2009 11:34
Georgia O'Keeffe, Ram's Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills, 1935, The Brooklyn Museum

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum may represent the painter's estate but has no right to an art collection she donated to Fisk University, Tennessee's Court of Appeals has ruled. In the ruling filed Tuesday, the court said any right O'Keeffe had to most of the 101 works of art ...

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Lesters take over London's Olympia

  • Art Newspaper
  • July 15, 2009 17:42
Lesters will take over Olympia

Husband-and-wife team David and Lee Ann Lester of Florida have negotiated with Clarion Events to assume the management of the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair.

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Salander Faces Second Round of Charges

  • Artinfo
  • July 15, 2009 17:42
Lawrence Salander

The rogue art dealer and his former gallery director Leigh Morse are accused of stealing a total of $3 million in art from the estates and foundations of three artists. Lawrence Salander has already been indicted in an $88 million Ponzi scheme...

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A Range of Artistic Styles Offered at Christie’s Prints & Multiples Sale

  • WorthPoint
  • July 15, 2009 17:42
Robert Indiana's LOVE

NEW YORK – Christie’s will be presenting its mid-season “Prints & Multiples” sale—comprised of a cross section of movements and styles, this well selected offering includes work by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Paul Gauguin, Joan Miró, Sam Francis, Robert ...

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Sargent's Cornelius Vanderbilt Portrait Returns to Newport

  • Antiques & the Arts
  • July 15, 2009 17:42
Sargent's portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt

Newport, R.I.: A John Singer Sargent portrait of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, painted in 1890, has returned to The Breakers, the former Vanderbilt summer cottage in Newport, a National Historic Landmark maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport County. The portrait was acquired in late May ...

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Shepard Fairey Gets Probation

  • New York Times Art
  • July 14, 2009 01:02
"Hope" is the image of Barack Obama that Fairey made based on an AP photo.

The artist was sentenced to two years’ probation on Friday in Boston Municipal Court for charges stemming from images he posted on public and private property over the years, The Associated Press reported. Fairey also has a pending suit filed by the AP over the use of their Obama image, ...

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Artwork injures museum-goers in U.K.

  • Guardian
  • July 14, 2009 01:02

(London) It was a sensation in the 70s when the Tate was forced to close a new exhibit, just four days after it was opened, when it was almost wrecked by an overly exuberant public. Nearly 40 years on, Robert Morris's Bodyspacemotionthings has lost none of its potential for danger after ...

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The essentials of Dove and O'Keeffe

  • Boston Globe 1
  • July 14, 2009 01:02
Dove and O'Keefe are on view at The Clark

WILLIAMSTOWN - No more than a collection of pictures, “Dove/O’Keeffe: Circles of Influence’’ at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute nevertheless seems to breathe with a life of its own as the assembled works rhyme with, riff on, and mutually reinforce one another. Like an echo chamber ...

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Warhol's Jackson portrait dropped from NY auction

  • Associated Press
  • July 14, 2009 01:02
Andy Warhol

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York art gallery has temporarily removed an Andy Warhol portrait of Michael Jackson from the auction block. The Vered Gallery in East Hampton says enormous interest prompted the decision. The auction was to close Sunday. The 30-by-26-inch painting shows a ...

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Obama brightens up White House with fresh art

  • The Independent
  • July 06, 2009 21:35
White house art

With every new administration comes a new era and with it, a new art collection to reflect the shifting sands of American cultural politics. In the Clinton years, it was a frothy portrait of Mamie Eisenhower clad in a pink debutante ballgown that took pride of place on the imperial walls of the ...

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Artists Get a Reality TV Show

  • LA Times Blogs
  • July 06, 2009 20:54
Sarah jessica Parker to produce art-related TV show

It was only a matter of time for art to jump on TV's reality bandwagon. A cable series focusing on the contemporary art scene is in the works at Bravo. The show (whose title has not yet been announced) is being produced by Sarah Jessica Parker. In the series, 13 contestants will compete for a ...

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$3 Million Jaguar Racer, 26 Ferraris & More on Offer in Monterey

  • The Luxist
  • July 06, 2009 20:11
Fine wheels come to Monterey for auction

On August 13-15 RM Auctions is holding its annual Sports & Classics of Monterey auction in California, starring an historic 1952 Jaguar C-Type sports racer (above) that was driven to victory in 1952 by the legendary Phil Hill and is expected to fetch over $3 million. 26 Ferraris and several ...

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OCMA's quiet sale of 18 paintings raises hackles

  • LA Times Arts
  • July 06, 2009 19:58

The sale of the California Impressionist paintings to a private collector is seen as a snub to some in art circles. The Orange County Museum of Art was tooling along, a sporty little contender in the contemporary art world, its reputation sparkling from the good reviews ...

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Museum Hosts an Enterprising Auction

  • The Detroit News
  • July 02, 2009 12:29
DIA hosts an art auction

In an unprecedented move to cope with a bad economy, the Detroit Institute of Arts is sponsoring an art auction to raise money for its operations. No, the museum's not selling off any of its treasures. Rather, it's inviting the public to contribute pieces of art valued at more than $250 that ...

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Presitigious Grosvenor House Fair to Close

  • Bloomberg
  • July 02, 2009 12:29
U.K.'s Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair to close.

The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair, the most prestigious of the U.K.’s traditional antiques events, is to close, having celebrated its 75th anniversary this year, the British Antique Dealers’ Association said today in an e-mailed statement. The latest edition of the week-long event, ...

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Contemporary Art Sales Pick up a Pace

  • ArtInfo
  • July 02, 2009 12:29
Contemporary art sale

LONDON—Christie’s finished out the London evening-auction season with a reassuring sale of postwar and contemporary art that realized £19,063,350 ($31,778,604). That compares to pre-sale expectations of £17.4–24 million for the 40 lots offered, of which all but five sold, for an impressive sold ...

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Top-Dollar Bird Decoys Making News

  • NECN
  • June 30, 2009 14:07
Black-bellied plover by William Humphrey (1821-1880s), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, c.  1850 ($25/35,000)

(NECN) - A big auction is coming up this month in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for duck decoys, among other items! Some of the most prized decoys are from a Massachusetts man's collection that were carved in the early 1900's and have never before been put on the market. Joining Good Morning Live ...

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The High Life - Art Collecters in the Rockies

  • Artinfo
  • June 30, 2009 14:07
Aspen art collectors

Bob and Nancy Magoon have cultivated an eye-popping collection of contemporary art in their Rocky Mountain residence. In a corner of Bob and Nancy Magoon’s expansive living room in Aspen, Colorado, is a "portrait" of the couple. Composed entirely of phrases and dates stenciled on the wall in ...

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First $1 million find for U.S. Antiques Roadshow

  • Reuters
  • June 30, 2009 10:34
Antiques Roadshow discovery

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman who inherited some Chinese carved jade from her father has scored the first $1 million appraisal from experts on the U.S. television program "Antiques Roadshow," the producers said on Monday.    

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Art review: 'Your Bright Future' at LACMA

  • LA Times Arts
  • June 30, 2009 10:34

If you miss the 1990s, you'll love “Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea.” Despite the forward-looking title, the new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art seems locked in a wheezing, pre-millennial artistic frame of mind. The 1990s is the decade when ...

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