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Works at Freer and Sacker Galleries To Go Online

Works at Freer and Sacker Galleries To Go Online

In January the entire collections of Asian art in the Freer and Sackler galleries will be accessible online. The vast majority of the 40,000 artworks have never before been seen by the public, and more than 90 percent of the images will be in high resolution and without copyright restrictions for noncommercial use. Freer and

Winter Antiques Show Announces New Exhibitors

The venerable Winter Antiques Show is adding to its roster of exhibitors. Nine new exhibitors will be displaying at the January, 2015 show including six from England, two from New York and one from New Oxford, Pennsylvania. Apter-Fredericks, Thomas Coulborn & Sons Ltd., Ronald Phillips LTD, H. Blairman & Sons, Bowman Sculpture, Daniel Crouch Rare Books, Conner Rosenkranz, LLC, Bernard &

Amazon Launches “Make an Offer” Feature

Amazon.com is going head-to-head with ebay with its new “make an offer” feature. The flexible pricing model for third-party sellers of art and collectibles allows users to click on the “Make an Offer” button and enter a bid. The seller has 72 hours to accept, reject, or give a counter offer, followed by 72 hours to respond to

'Rome, from Mount Aventine' by J.M.W. Turner, 1835, brought an artist auction record of $47.4 million at Sotheby's London on Dec. 3, 2014.

Record Set for J.M.W. Turner Painting

J. M. W. Turner now ranks as the most expensive of any pre-20th century British artist. That’s after one of the last great Turner masterpieces remaining in private hands set a world auction record for the artist, selling for $47.4 million at Sotheby’s London recently. Four bidders competed for Rome, from Mount Aventine, driving the

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Art Basel Reports One of Strongest Shows to Date

Art Basel’s 13th edition in Miami Beach closed Sunday, and promoters say that wrapped up one of the strongest events to date. Solid sales were reported across all levels of the market and throughout the run of the show. Art Basel Miami featured 267 international galleries and an attendance of 73,000 over five days. The

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Art Basel Miami Opens, Strong Sales Expected

Record auction records are the backdrop as the country’s largest contemporary art fair, Art Basel Miami, opens this week. Art collectors are expected to continue the spending spree at the 13th edition of the event. Represented are 267 galleries from 31 countries showcasing thousands of artists.  More than 75,000 are expected to attend the event at

Miami Plans Contemporary Art Museum

Miami could soon have a museum dedicated to contemporary art. Plans are underway for a 37,500-square-foot, three-story contemporary art museum with a 15,000-square-foot sculpture garden to be known as ICA Miami. Designed by Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos of Madrid, the Design District museum could be open in time for Art Basel 2016.

Auction Record Set for Wharton Esherick Work

m4s0n501 A record has been set for a work by Pennsylvania artist Wharton Esherick. The sculpture titled “Essie”/”Rebecca” from 1933 brought more than $123,000 at Freeman’s in Philadelphia.  Esherick is best known for his sculptural furniture and furnishings. Image: Freemans Auctions

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O’Keeffe Sets Auction Record

A Georgia O’Keeffe painting sold at Sotheby’s has set a record for an artwork by a female artist. The floral painting of a white blossom,  Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, brought $44.4 million, far surpassing the $11.9 million spent on a work by Joan Mitchell in May. Sotheby’s reported the final price came after an intense bidding

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Auction Reports Furniture Prices Increasing

California-based Witherell’s auction reports that furniture prices were up in its recent sale. One example is a monumental 1870’s 3-piece Renaissance Revival bedroom suite sold for more than double the estimate bringing $28,750. Had it sold at the height of the market, it probably would have brought in $60,000, but in the past few years

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