News about Venus Busts
GENESEO, N.Y. – Two rediscovered marble busts by the French 18th century sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741-1828 Paris) sold for a combined $1.5 million at the Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 23 by Cottone Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery. The busts were the top achievers in an auction that featured […]
BEIRUT (AP) – Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – The nonprofit group that owns several Newport mansions has acquired two busts of members of the Vanderbilt family, ensuring they will permanently be displayed at The Breakers mansion the family built in 1895. The Preservation Society of Newport County said this week it purchased the busts of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, and […]
DALLAS – Heritage celebrates a number of American-based art and design pioneers in its Jan. 26 auction dubbed Pursuit of Beauty: Art Nouveau, Deco & Glass, which features significant offerings of Art Nouveau, Art Deco and art glass including Tiffany Studios and Steuben Glass Works. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.