NEW YORK – In its November 11 Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s will present two consummate examples of sculpture by Alberto Giacometti: Femme assise, conceived in 1949-1950 and cast in 1957 ($14-18 million) from a distinguished private collection, and Le Chat – “The Lambert Cat” – conceived in 1951 and cast in 1955 ($14-18 million), which was formerly in the Johanna Lambert collection. These works come to auction on the heels of Giacometti’s widely celebrated retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
MIAMI (AP) – The Miami Marlins’ home run sculpture is outta here.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) – A Greek-U.S. team of marine archaeologists has located three more ancient shipwrecks with pottery cargoes, including 1,900-year-old branded designer lamps, and two from much later times in a rich graveyard of ships in the eastern Aegean Sea, a project official said Tuesday.
LONDON – Banksy posted a new video to his website Tuesday implying the partial shredding of his Girl With Balloon at a London auction was supposed to have been complete.
LONDON – Today a vast, public exhibition of 20 newly-commissioned artworks celebrating London women will be unveiled in public spaces across the city. Through a partnership with the Mayor of London and the London Tate Collective team, Tate’s group for 16 to 25-year olds, artists have been commissioned to create work featuring women who have played a crucial role in London’s history, but have been largely overlooked. Among the celebrated women are reporter and activist Jackie Foster, suffragist Lolita Roy, suffragette Adelaide Knight and the women who built Waterloo Bridge.
NEW YORK — A fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida stole an elderly woman’s identity and used it to bid millions of dollars on famous paintings and defraud the renowned Sotheby’s auction house, federal prosecutors allege in court filings.
NEW YORK – LiveAuctioneers, the world’s leading online platform for auctions of fine art, antiques and premium-quality collectibles, has been named “One of the Best Places to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business for 2018. It is the third consecutive year that LiveAuctioneers has been selected for the coveted honor.
LONDON – Alice Mann has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 for her portrait series on the all-female teams of drum majorettes in South Africa’s Western Province. The £15,000 award was presented to the South African photographer at an awards ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery, London on Tuesday 16 October 2018.
NEW YORK – Four years following Sotheby’s sale of Georgia O’Keeffe’s iconic flower painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, the auction house will again offer important works by the artist from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to benefit its acquisitions fund.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – It won’t be all night, but former members of Kiss might get the chance to rock ‘n’ roll with the band one last time.