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2009-09-15 17:10:46

U.S. music icon Bob Dylan is to premiere some of his new paintings at an exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark next year, Legacy Recordings said. The museum's director, Karsten Ohrt, said the fall 2010 show will feature nearly 100 works, including the world premiere of 30 large-format acrylic paintings from the artist's forthcoming Brazil Series, as well as many original paintings from the internationally acclaimed The Drawn Blank Series. Bob Dylan's artworks are informed by the same...

2009-09-04 13:46:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ART + AUCTION, the leading global art-investment magazine, published by Louise Blouin Media, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Over the past 30 years, ART + AUCTION has covered the shifting fortunes of the art world and its inhabitants. In its September issue, it celebrates by offering a collector's edition with reflections on three decades of the art market. Featured in the celebratory section are reminiscences by ART + AUCTION's star contributors,...

2009-07-21 09:45:00

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 8, 2009, the Booth Western Art Museum opens two exhibitions celebrating the Grand Canyon - "Painting the Canyon: Selected Works from Grand Canyon Collections" and "Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography." The exhibitions will be on display in the museum's Special Exhibition Gallery through October 25. "Painting the Canyon: Selected Works from Grand Canyon Collections," an exhibition exclusive to the...

2009-06-09 20:48:12

French authorities are trying to figure out who took a Pablo Picasso sketchbook worth millions of dollars from a Paris museum. The New York Times reported the sketchbook of 33 crayon drawings dating from 1917 to 1924 was snatched from a first-floor exhibition room of the Picasso National Museum either Monday or Tuesday. The drawings are valued at $8.4 million to $14 million, the Times said. Independent Television News reported there was no sign off a break-in at the museum. Officials for the...

2009-05-21 08:44:00

Settlement Is Believed to Mark First Time the National Gallery of Art Returns a Non-Holocaust Painting NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique and unusual settlement regarding Chaim Soutine's iconic painting entitled Piece de Boeuf (Piece of Beef c. 1923) was approved last week by Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York. Pursuant to the settlement, the painting is being returned to the Shefner Family in resolution of litigation commenced against the National Gallery...

2009-05-15 17:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 400 of Washington's most powerful and prestigious leaders gathered tonight at The Phillips Collection for an evening of friends, family, and art. The Gala included Members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, Ambassadors, and Washington socialites. Guests dined among masterpieces by Degas, Matisse, Renoir, Diebenkorn, O'Keeffe, and Lawrence to celebrate The Phillips Collection's award-winning education programs. More than $520,000 was...

2009-04-30 12:57:00

NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the year 2020 and Tess, the adopted daughter of U.S. President Daniel P. Ross, is off to conquer Paris. Having spent a good part of her childhood in foster homes and then under her father's protective eye, Tess has not yet seen much of the world. Discover Tess's sensual, high wire adventures in an accelerated, near-future world... On May 17th, 2009, the first installment of Jane Rubin's new erotogenic novel, 77 Rue D'Orange, (Copyright (C) Jane Rubin...

2009-04-20 12:42:00

- 60 abstract paintings by 50 New York School artists from 1940-1970 - Estimates from $1,000 to $50,000 - April 20-30, 2009 NEW YORK and BERLIN, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- From April 20-30artnet Online Auctions will feature a special sale of 60 abstract paintings by 50 New York School artists including Mary Abbott, Elaine de Kooning, Franz Kline, Michael Goldberg and Robert Motherwell. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/NY01657 ) The New York School artists painted and...

2009-04-17 14:39:13

George Grosz's relatives are suing New York's Museum of Modern Art over three works the late painter left behind in Germany shortly before World War II. Grosz was an expressionist and Dadist painter who caricatured German society of the 1920s and 30s in harsh ink and watercolor paintings, satirizing war profiteers, politicians and the rising Nazi Party and its leader Adolf Hitler. Arrested several times, he fled to New York in 1932, where he lived until he died on a visit to Berlin in 1959...

2009-04-11 12:04:24

Art historian David W. Scott, the founding director for the National Museum of American Art in Washington, reportedly has died at the age of 92. Scott joined the museum in 1963 when it was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts and helped raise the Smithsonian Institute site's stature, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Scott determined to build the NCFA into a museum of consequence, author Sophy Burnham said in her The Art Crowd book about the New York and Washington art worlds....