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2011-07-20 17:16:00

NEW YORK, BERLIN and PARIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, July 20, 2011, artnet Auctions achieved a world record for the sale of an Andy Warhol 1978 painting entitled Flowers, which sold for US$1,322,500 (Premium). The buyer was a private American collector. The painting, in brilliant tones of blue and green and measuring 22 x 22 inches, is one of only four Flowers paintings from this year recorded by The Andy Warhol Foundation archive, and this is a record price for a 1978...

2010-05-11 12:29:00

NEW YORK and BERLIN, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- artnet Auctions offers continuous online auctions of fine art, prints and photographs. Beginning May 11, artnet Auctions will present 60 modern and contemporary works of art by artists including Damien Hirst, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. Represented in the sale are some of the most important artists of the 20th-21st centuries. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2009-10-29 12:00:00

NEW YORK and BERLIN, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- artnet Auctions is now featuring the Modern + Contemporary Sale, an online auction featuring 70 artworks by 50 artists representing some of the most important artistic movements from the 20th century to the present. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/artnet/40647/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091029/NY99360 ) Leading the sale is a group of early modern masterpieces including Untitled,...

2008-09-24 18:00:27

British actor Matthew Goode has been named host of the premiere season of "Masterpiece Contemporary," PBS said Wednesday. Known for his roles in the films "Match Point,""The Lookout" and "Brideshead Revisited," the 30-year-old actor has appeared in "My Family and Other Animals,""The Inspector Lynley Mysteries" and "Miss Marple" on "Masterpiece." He will begin his new job with PBS by presiding over the network's season opener "The Last Enemy," a five-part thriller scheduled to start Oct....

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