Sotheby’s and Victoria Beckham collaborate on art exhibition

Victoria Beckham with Old Master paintings to be auctioned on July 4, 2018 at Sotheby’s London gallery. Photo by Chris Floyd, courtesy of Sotheby’s

LONDON – On June 22, Sotheby’s and Victoria Beckham opened a first of its kind collaborative exhibition in which highlights from Sotheby’s Old Master Paintings sale will be presented in the contemporary setting of Victoria Beckham’s Dover Street store in Mayfair.

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Illinois arboretum gets giant troll statues

Thomas Dambo’s ‘Sneaky Socks Alexa,’ located off tram road. Image courtesy of the Morton Arboretum

LISLE, Ill. (AP) – A Danish artist has built six giant troll statues scattered throughout an outdoor museum in a Chicago suburb.

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City palace reopens as museum in Belgium

The Museum Hof van Busleyden, an early Renaissance Palace in the heart of Mechelen, is now open. Image courtesy Museum Hof van Busleyden.

MECHELEN, Belgium – After a long restoration phase, the Museum Hof van Busleyden opened to the public this week ahead of the city’s festival weekend June 22-24.

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1932 Pablo Picasso painting sells for $36.1 million

Pablo Picasso, ‘Buste de femme de profil’ (Femme écrivant). Sold: £27,319,000. Sotheby’s image

LONDON – Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art totaled £87.5 million / $115.7 million on June 19. Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti stand shoulder-to-shoulder as two of the universally acknowledged greats of the modern era. On Tuesday they led the sale.

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Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

A 100-pound mammoth tusk disappeared in March from the Campbell Creek Science Center in Alaska. Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A federal agency wants its woolly mammoth tusk back. The Bureau of Land Management in Alaska on Tuesday asked the public’s help in recovering an approximately 10,000-year-old tusk stolen from the Campbell Creek Science Center, an interpretive center in east Anchorage.

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The Whitney to mount major Andy Warhol retrospective

Andy Warhol (1928–1987), Self-Portrait, 1964. Acrylic, metallic paint and silkscreen ink on linen, 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago; gift of Edlis/Neeson Collection. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

NEW YORK – “Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again,” the first Warhol retrospective organized in the U.S. since 1989 and the largest in terms of its scope of ideas and range of works, will be an occasion to experience and reconsider the work of one of the most inventive, influential and important American artists. With more than 350 works of art, many assembled together for the first time, this landmark exhibition, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, will unite all aspects, media and periods of Warhol’s 40-year career. The exhibition debuts at the Whitney on Nov. 12, and will run through March 31, 2019.

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Anish Kapoor sues NRA over video use of ‘The Bean’

Sir Anish Kapoor’s ‘The Cloud Gate’ copyrighted sculpture, aka ‘The Bean,’ in Millennium Park, Chicago. Fair use of low-resolution image, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 style license

CHICAGO (AP) – The British artist behind Chicago’s famous bean-shape sculpture has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the National Rifle Association of copyright infringement by using an image of his work in a video advertisement last year.

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Repairs underway on statue of famous New England harbor seal

Harry Goodridge and André the Seal in 1974. Photo by Swampmom54, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) – Repairs are underway on the statue of a Maine harbor seal that is beloved by the town of Rockport.

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Beret-wearing dog artist is centerpiece of new charity art show

Meet DogVinci, the headlining artist in a June 23 art show benefiting the Babylon Animal Shelter in Babylon, N.Y. Image used by permission of the shelter

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (AP) – A Long Island dog named Dagger, who moonlights as a canine artist known as DogVinci, will be the featured artist in a new art show aiming to support an animal shelter.

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Yayoi Kusama installation headed to NYC beach this summer

Portrait of the artist Yayoi Kusama. Copyright YAYOI KUSAMA. Used by permission of Yayoi Kusama Museum

NEW YORK (AP) – A touring work by famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is headed to the Rockaways in New York City this summer.

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