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These 100-Year-Old Glass Flowers Are So Accurate

The problem with Harvard University’s collection of glass flowers, explains professor of botany Donald H. Pfister, is that they’re too realistic. “When they’re photographed, they just look like plants,” he says, ruefully. “So how do you make a photo book that lets people know that these are actually glass models?” Today, the collection is housed in a dedicated gallery at the Harvard...

8 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

Screening: “Photographing a Ghost” at Light Industry. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in response to the rise of the Spiritualist movement, artists began coming up with ways of communicating with the dead. The technology was changing rapidly, and with new trades came new tricks—film editing, for example, made relatively lo-fi special effects possible.In the...

Jane Freilicher a Lyrical Painter In Paul Kasmin Gallery

New York’s Paul Kasmin Gallery now represents the estate of Jane Freilicher, which had previously been overseen by Tibor de Nagy Gallery. Paul Kasmin has planned its first Freilicher solo show for April 2018, with another presentation of the American painter’s work appearing at the upcoming edition of Art Dealers Association of America’s Art Show fair. Eric Brown Art...

Taiwan Rises as China Reins in Foreign Spending

Within the first two hours of Art Basel in Hong Kong’s (ABHK) opening on Tuesday, Lévy Gorvy gallery had sold a 1975 painting by Willem de Kooning with a $35m price tag, making it the most expensive purchase ever reported at the fair. The abstract canvas was sold by the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen, who bought it...

Marc Porter Returns to Christie’s

Christie’s has some news as their new LA headquarters opens: Christie’s announces the appointment of Marc Porter as Chairman, Americas, reporting into Guillaume Cerutti, Chief Executive Officer. He will lead the region’s expanding client and business development activities and serve as a key member of the company’s Executive Management Group which guides the firm’s global strategy together with the board....

Mexican-born Artist to Build Wall in New York Park

At 7am on 7 September, a group of Mexican friends led by the artist Bosco Sodi will start to build a 26-ft long wall in New York City’s Washington Square Park. Once finished the wall will stand for several hours before, at 3 pm, passersby will be invited to dismantle it brick by brick and take part of the...

New $50m art Warehouse Opens in Harlem—with Foreign-Trade Zone Status

When Superstorm Sandy hit Manhattan on 29 October 2012, water from the Hudson River surged through Chelsea, rising up to five feet in some places. Basements and galleries were flooded and millions of dollars’ worth of art was damaged or destroyed. Since then, art dealers have been aware of the crucial need to keep their inventory safe from such disasters,...

Power of Wind & Water Art Show Will Start In Nebraska City

The second annual Power of Wind & Water Art Show will be held from April 23rd through April 28th, 2018. Judging will be done on Saturday, April 21st from 10 am until noon. Original pieces of artwork on display during the show represent the various ways in which wind and water have been harnessed and used as energy. Registration for...

Highly Coveted Works by Homer and Gorky Steal the Show in Rago’s $2.7 million Fine Art Auctions

Rago Arts and Auction Center's May Fine Art Auctions realized $2,700,499 in sales on Saturday, May 5. The highest price achieved by a single lot went to Lot 540, Still Life with Pitcher by American artist Arshile Gorky, which sold for $175,000 against an estimate of $50,000-70,000. The lot was part of the Post War & Contemporary Art sale,...

Lost Art: Rogier van der Weyden’s Justice cycle

Exploring art, as much as two-thirds of the artworks by the Old Masters-artists like Leonardo, Michelangelo and Titian-is considered lost. Many of those works are known through archival material and primary source documents, and yet we have no idea where they are. Some of the lost works were more influential to history and art than the works that do survive...

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