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Artist Recreates 13 Stolen Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Masterpieces in New Show

It’s perhaps the most famous art heist in history, and it remains unsolved to this day. The 1990 robbery at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which continues to make headlines over 25 years later, is now the inspiration for a new exhibition by artist Kota Ezawa. All 13 of the stolen artworks, including canvases by Rembrandt van […]

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4,000 Years of Jewelry Take Center Stage at Museum of Fine Arts Boston

If one thing has remained consistent throughout the history of jewelry design, it’s the impulse to draw inspiration from previous eras. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s (MFA) new exhibition “Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry” features work created over a span of 4,000 years, from the ancient Egyptians, to the 19th-century revival movement, to the […]

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Munch’s $54m Girls on the Bridge will be highlight of billionaire’s new museum in Potsdam

Edvard Munch’s Girls on the Bridge, which sold for $54.5m at Sotheby’s New York in November, will be one of the biggest attractions of a new private museum in Potsdam, Germany that is due to open to the public on 23 January. The painting, which will form part of the inaugural exhibition Modern Art Classics: […]

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Verona’s Stolen Masterpieces Returned to Italy from Ukraine

Seventeen Old Master paintings, worth around $18.3 million, that were stolen from the Museo di Castelvecchio in Verona have been returned to the museum from the Ukraine, and are due to go back on view tomorrow. The paintings, stolen from the medieval castle in November 2015, included works by Peter Paul Rubens, Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni […]

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Here’s What Sold at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

Despite the palpable calm in the convention center, sales were in full swing. Eileen Kinsella & Henri Neuendorf, December 2, 2016 Tony Tasset, Arrow Sculpture (2016). Courtesy of Kavi Gupta/ABMB. The first thing we heard from nearly every dealer, collector, art advisor, or other expert we spoke to in the opening hours of Art Basel in […]

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ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS STATES THAT DIRECTOR’S CONTROVERSIAL VIEWS ‘WILL NOT BE OUR FUTURE’

Zaha Hadid Architects, the firm founded by the British architect Zaha Hadid, who died earlier this year, issued an open letter today about its director, Patrik Schumacher. Responding to Schumacher’s provocative claims that London should get rid of all social housing, the firm wrote that Schumacher’s views “[do] not reflect Zaha Hadid Architects’ past—and will […]

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The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week in One Minute

BEST In Miami, Brian Boucher finds the 8 Unmissable Booths at UNTITLED, while Rozalia Jovanovic examines the Top 10 Booths at Art Basel. Eileen Kinsella and Henri Neuendorf check out what sold so far. Archaeologists discover a “lost city” in Egypt, dating back to 5,316 BCE. Ben Davis takes a visual tour of the World’s most Instagrammed museums. He also took on […]

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PHILLIPS SELLS PAUL ALLEN’S RICHTER FOR $25.6 M. IN $111.2 M. CONTEMPORARY SALE, UP 66 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR

Phillips netted $111.2 million in its only evening auction during the fall sales in New York, securing a total just above the pre-sale low estimate of $100 million, though short of the $144 million high estimate. With a well-manicured selection of just 37 lots, the sale successfully sold 34 of them, earning Phillips a sell-through rate of […]

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MONET SELLS FOR $81.4 M., A NEW RECORD, AT $246.3 M. CHRISTIE’S IMP-MOD SALE

Auctions in New York this week have been relatively subdued, and while that trend did not break last night at the headquarters of Christie’s at Rockefeller Center, the Impressionist and modern sale held there did set new records for two cornerstones of modern art—Claude Monet and Wassily Kandinsky, whose high marks now stand at $81.4 million […]

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MOMA’S RETROSPECTIVE OF THE SHAPE-SHIFTING PROVOCATEUR FRANCIS PICABIA IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS OF THE YEAR

The history books have always favored artists who are dependable, who show up on the scene at just the right moment, ready to do their thing, and then do it. It is easy to picture Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O’Keeffe marching through the years, steadily developing their projects and having their shows. Life, of […]