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Jasper Johns. Target, 1961. Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago Receives Massive Gift

Art Institute of Chicago Receives Massive Gift

The Art Institute of Chicago has received the the largest gift of art in the museum’s 136-year history. The Edlis/Neeson Collection includes 42 iconic masterpieces of contemporary art donated by the Chicago-based collectors and philanthropists Stefan T. Edlis and his wife, Gael Neeson. The gift includes nine works by Andy Warhol, three paintings by Jasper

Willem de Kooning Sketch

de Kooning Work Could Fetch up to $900,000

Woman (Study for Marilyn Monroe), an original pastel and mixed media on paper by Willem de Kooning, is the expected top lot at an upcoming auction and could bring $900,000. The auctioneer is Ahlers & Ogletree of Atlanta. The unframed work, done circa 1950s possibly served as a study for another de Kooning classic, Marilyn

LACMA’s 50th Anniversary Gala Raises $5 Million

The April 18, 2015, gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) celebrated the museum’s 50th anniversary, welcomed approximately 750 guests and raised $5 million. The proceeds will benefit the museum’s programming and acquisitions. The 50th Anniversary Gala was sponsored by Christie’s. The 50th Anniversary Gala marked the debut of 50 for 50: Gifts on

Julian Onderdonk

New Book Explores Julian Onderdonk’s New York Years

In Julian Onderdonk in New York: The Lost Years, the Lost Paintings, an illustrated book published by the Texas State Historical Association, James Graham Baker explores the artist’s New York years, so often neglected by previous scholars. Through painstaking research, Baker reveals that Onderdonk painted hundreds of images under pseudonyms during his time in New

Spring Masters New York

Spring Masters New York

Spring Masters New York, the international art and design fair showcasing exceptional works from antiquity through the 21st century, will take place Friday, May 8 through Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Timed to coincide with the peak of the spring art season in New York, Spring Masters New York attracts

Met Curator Killed in Train Crash

A commuter train crash last night outside of Manhattan took the life of the curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and five others. Walter Liedtke, an expert in Dutch and Flemish Paintings, joined the Met in 1980. He was author Vermeer: The Complete Paintings and other books. Walter Liedtke was 69.

March Chicago International Poster and Print Fair Postponed

Chicago International Poster Fair Postponed

Promoter Flamingo Events sent out a notice today indicated the Chicago International Vintage Poster & Print Fair scheduled for March has been postponed. The notice reads as follows: “We’re very sorry to inform you that the International Vintage Poster & Print Fair in Chicago (March 27th through the 29th) has been postponed. We are working

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Freeman’s Reschedules Sale Due to Storm

Due to the severe winter storm on the East Coast of the U.S., Freeman’s is rescheduling its upcoming sales. According to a bulletin sent out by Freeman’s,  European Art & Old Masters auction has been postponed until Thursday, January 29 at 10 a.m. The sale initially was scheduled for January 27. While the business office will be

Trefler's Candlesticks

Make 2015 A Year for Restoration

The new year is a time for resolutions, and “out with the old, in with the new.” But the new soon gets old, and one company is encouraging a resolution that gives new life to old treasures. Trefler’s of Boston, the oldest comprehensive restoration company in the United States wants the repair and restoration of

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