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Tomb of an Ancient Egyptian Diva Discovered in Valley of the Kings
Kate Deimling,ARTINFO France
The Male "Mona Lisa"?: Art Historian Martin Kemp on Leonardo
Andrew M. Goldstein
November 17, 2011
With this month’s opening of “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” at the National Gallery in London there has been an enormous surge of interest in this archetypal...
Experts Warn the Taj Mahal Could Collapse in Five Years
ARTINFO France, Kate Deimling
October 06, 2011
The Taj Mahal, the white-marble tomb built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1648 that has become India's most iconic monument, could soon sink into the sand. The structure's mahogany post...
"Macho" Ming Vase Crushes Record at Sotheby's Hong Kong, Eve
ARTINFO China, Madeleine O'Dea
October 05, 2011
A Ming Dynasty vase from the storied Meiyintang Collection set a new world record for Ming porcelain at Sotheby's Hong Kong today after it soared past its high estimate to sell for a...
A New Paris Show Reveals the Mystery of Giacometti's Dialogu
September 26, 2011
Showing Alberto Giacometti's best-known works — "Walking Man," "Tall Standing Woman," and the "Woman of Venice" series — alongside the art of an ancient culture dating to 900 B.C. comes...
The Menil Collection to Return Byzantine Frescoes to Greek O
September 23, 2011
In six months time the Menil Collection's Byzantine Fresco Chapel will stand empty. The institution's director Josef Helfenstein announced today that the Menil's impressive Byzantine...
Filmmaker Lech Majewski's "The Mill and the Cross" Animates
September 22, 2011
In his monumental painting "The Way [Procession] to Calvary" (1564, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna), Pieter Bruegel the Elder lodged a protest against the Holy Roman Empire's annexing...
A Stolen Rubens Painting, Missing for a Decade, Resurfaces i
September 02, 2011
The long odyssey of a painting by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens that was stolen from a Belgian museum ten years ago is finally coming to an end. Two people have been...
Stealing the Mona Lisa: A Minute-by-Minute Account of the Wo
August 19, 2011
Vincenzo Peruggia breathed in heavily the scent of his sweat as he waited, barely willing to exhale, in the tight, dark closet beside the Salle des Sept Martres gallery in the Louvre. He...
Who Stands to Gain From Art Investment Funds?
April 11, 2011
The latest data coming out of the art market continues to defy belief. Fresh on the back of Christie's announcement that it made $5 billion in sales in 2010, marking the single biggest...
China Overtakes Britain to Become the World's Second Biggest
March 15, 2011
If there is still any skepticism about the continuing rise of the Chinese art market, one dramatic new indicator might put that doubt to rest: according to a new study by the British Art...
Christie's Reports a $1.9 Billion Surge Powered by Contempor
January 28, 2011
Wine is up. Old Masters are down. Hong Kong is rising. But New York is still number one.Such are the details about the auction business that can be gleaned from a statement Christie's has...
The Red Hammer: The Ten Priciest Chinese Artworks at Auction
ARTINFO China, Madeleine O’Dea
January 04, 2011
Amid a global recession, 2010 was the year that mainland Chinese collectors really began to make their presence felt in auction houses around the world. The prices they were willing to...
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