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Delaware Art Museum Loses Accreditation

By at June 23, 2014 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment

A committee of the American Alliance of Museums voted unanimously to revoke Delaware Museum’s accreditation. Also the Association of Art Museum Directors advised its member to stop loaning works to the Delaware Art Museum. The museum sold William Holman Hunt’s Isabella and the Pot of Basil at auction for $4.25 million, far below Christie’s low estimate of $8.4

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Picasso’s Secret Painting Found

By at June 23, 2014 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

A mystery bow-tied man with his face resting on his hand was found in Picasso’s The Blue Room, one of his first masterpieces. Scientists used advances in infrared imagery to reveal the secret painting, a portrait of an unknown man painted in a vertical composition. The technical analysis confirmed that is was a work Picasso had painted just before The Blue Room. He

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Sotheby’s American Art Sale Raises $46 Million

By at May 26, 2014 | 10:51 am | 0 Comment

Sotheby’s American Art Sale in New York achieved $45 million on May 21, 2014, among the highest totals for an American Art sale in the last 5 years. Norman Rockwell’s 10 works raised $20 million, among which After the Prom became the 4th highest price at auction for him. Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George Barn fetched almost $3 million.

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$64 Million Hit at Christie’s American Art Sale

By at May 26, 2014 | 10:50 am | 0 Comment

$64 million was raised at Christie’s spring sale of American Art on May 22, 2014. Some big winners are Norman Rockwell’s The Rookie (Red Sox Locker Room), 1st time at the auction, Thomas Moran’s masterpiece The Grand Canyon of the Colorado, offered at the auction again after two decades, and John Marin’s Side Slope of Taos Range, New Mexico. The pre-sale estimate

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Lost Van Gogh’s Painting Discovered

By at May 13, 2014 | 4:46 pm | 0 Comment

“Cypress”, a missing painting of Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh was discovered in a bank safe deposit box, during an operation to seize the contents of 542 safety boxes from tax offenders who owed €319 million. “Cypress, Sky, and Country”, translated from Spanish and dated 1889, was on view in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. An investigation was under way

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New Contemporary Art Record at Christie’s

By at May 13, 2014 | 4:45 pm | 0 Comment

A total sale of $134.6 million was reached at Christie’s spring contemporary auction week in New York. Richard Prince’s “Nurse of Greenmeadow”, dated 2002 was sold for $8.57 million.

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