May 2018 Blog Posts

On July 4th Sotheby’s London will offer a rare treasure at auction. “The Bust of Peace” (1814), a newly recovered marble bust by Italian Neoclassical master Antonio Canova (1757-1822) will make its debut after nearly 200 years of obscurity.

"How does a foreigner define America?": Alyce Englund on Charles-Honoré Lannuier's pier table

For MetCollects, assistant curator of American decorative arts Alyce Englund discusses the recently acquired pier table by Charles-Honoré Lannuier

Fernando Botero Seated Man, 2000 sold for $275,000 to lead Heritage Auctions' Modern & Contemporary Art auction in Beverly Hills to a final total of $4,012,587.50. The auction boasted 97 percent sold by value, and 90 percent of the lots.

In a new exhibition and accompanying book, Double Vision: The Photography of George Rodriguez, offers a retrospective that covers the dual histories of Los Angeles. George Rodriguez, who has been capturing quintessential American images since taking a photography class to fulfill a high school elective requirement in 1954, has been documenting LA life from the gritty streets to the glitz of Hollywood for over four decades.

This film takes you inside our new exhibition, Robin Hood Gardens: A Ruin In Reverse, at the 2018 Architecture Biennale in Venice – the third consecutive year of our collaboration with La Biennale.

The late Willem Van Dedem was one of the 20th century’s greatest collectors.

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Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris discuss Berthe Morisot's "Hunting Butterflies" (1874) at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

New York - The May 22 sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples achieved US$1,227,500 and the top lot of the sale was Andy Warhol's Rebel Without a Cause, which realized $125,000. World auction records were achieved for Maurits Cornelis Escher's Relativity and Sky and Water I, as well as Wayne Thiebaud's Country City, 1988.

Now at Denver’s Robischon Gallery, Amy Ellingson has a thought-provoking solo exhibition. Ellingson’s title, “Sweetbitter Beast” refers to ancient Greek poet Sappho's Fragment 130, translated by Willis Barnstone.

“Eros loosener of limbs once again trembles me, a sweetbitter beast irrepressibly sweeping in.”

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art presents the debut of The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art on view May 26 through September 3, 2018. Tickets are available here, $10 or free for members and youth ages 18 and younger.