News and updates from around the arts and auction community: Sotheby’s London has managed to snag what it’s calling the “first masterpiece” by the Austrian Egon Schiele. Danaë (1909), a nude that Schiele painted when he was 19, is estimated $30M-$40M. [Read more from ArtNews] A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief […]
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NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Demme, the eclectic, ever-enthusiastic filmmaker behind the Oscar winners “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” and the director of one of the most seminal concert films ever made, the Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense,” has died. He was 73.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials in South Dakota said Monday that 15 people have been indicted for illegally trafficking eagles and other migratory birds after a two-year undercover operation potentially involving hundreds of birds.
News and updates from around the arts and auction community: Philadelphia auction house Material Culture will host the Tibetan Monks of India’s Drepung Gomang Monastery for 5 days, May 24-28. During their visit, the monks will construct, then dismantle, a sacred Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala. The public is welcome to view them at work. […]
News and updates from around the arts and auction community: Cuba is justifiably proud of its art heritage, but a Cuban art genre not widely known is its posters produced to promote U.S. films. Later this year, the Pasadena Museum of California Art will mount an exhibition of these types of graphically appealing posters. […]
W. PALM BEACH, Fla. – There are 495 beautiful reasons why the owners of Palm Beach Modern Auctions (PBMA) think their May 6 double-session auction could end up being their most successful ever. Two of the most compelling reasons are: a flock of five highly sought-after Francois-Xavier Lalanne sculptural sheep, and a large, original […]
News and updates from around the arts and auction community: One of the first-ever $20 gold coins stamped “In God We Trust” has ironically come to the rescue of an Indiana church. The widow of a coin collector anonymously donated the 1866 rarity to the congregation to help fund a permanent house of worship — […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Hundreds of Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia are still being held by a Las Vegas casino, a year after the King’s estate filed a lawsuit to get those valuables back from a short-lived exhibit.
LOS ANGELES – Christie’s has opened the doors to its new permanent flagship in Beverly Hills. The sleek, contemporary gallery and offices are located at 336 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
News and updates from around the arts and auction community: Two blue-chip contemporary artists could beat their own auction records next month in New York. Phillips will offer a Peter Doig landscape estimated at $25 million, while Sotheby’s will auction a Jean-Michel Basquiat skull painting, which could top $60 million. [Read more from Bloomberg] […]