Corning Museum of Glass features Tiffany’s glass mosaics

Mosaic panel with peonies, about 1900–1910. Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co. or Tiffany Studios. Inlaid iridized glass, bronze. H. 34.5 cm; W. 39 cm; Diam. 2 cm. The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y. (77.4.91)


CORNING, N.Y. (AP) – A new exhibit at The Corning Museum of Glass features Louis C. Tiffany’s glass mosaics.

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Basquiat masterpiece auctioned for record $110.5M, will reside in Japanese museum

Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988), Untitled, 1982, signed, inscribed NYC and dated 82 on the reverse, acrylic, spray paint and oilstick on canvas, 72 1/8 by 68 1/8 in. 183.2 by 173 cm. Estimate in excess of $60 million. Sold for $110,487,500. Copyright
2017 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat / ADAGP, Paris / ARS


NEW YORK – Last night in New York, Sotheby’s set an auction record for Jean-Michel Basquiat when Untitled, a masterpiece from 1982, sold for $110,487,500 million in the company’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction. The price comfortably exceeded the previous record for the artist, as well as the presale estimate of $60 million and was achieved after a 10-minute contest between multiple bidders.  The work was purchased by noted collector and entrepreneur, Yusaku Maezawa, the founder of e-commerce giant, Start Today, and ZOZOTOWN, the virtual mall on Japan’s largest fashion e-commerce site. The painting will eventually be housed in a museum based in Maezawa’s hometown of Chiba, Japan.

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Groundbreaking kicks off Packard auto plant redevelopment

The western part of the former Packard automotive plant in Detroit in October 2009. Image by Alber Duce. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


DETROIT (AP) – A ceremonial groundbreaking kicked off work on the first phase of redevelopment at the hulking Packard auto plant on Detroit’s east side.

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Zaha Hadid Architects to be honored at Architizer A+A Awards program

ZHA Salerno Maritime Terminal, ZHA Port House, Antwerp; ZHA Vitae Collection for Noken Porcelanosa. Photos copyright Helene Binet and copyright Luke Hayes


NEW YORK – The largest awards program celebrating both architecture and product design, the Architizer A+Awards support meaningful architecture and its potential for positive impact on everyday life. Projects by Zaha Hadid Architects and Zaha Hadid Design will be recognized at the 5th annual A+Awards Gala in New York on Thursday evening, May 11.

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Major Michelangelo exhibition to open at the Met in November

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian, Caprese 1475-1564 Rome. ‘Archers Shooting at a Herm,’ 1530-33. Drawing, red chalk. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Ii 2017,


NEW YORK – Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), a towering genius in the history of Western art, will be the subject of a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art this fall.

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Auction of Soviet art 3 years ago triggers probe

Georgy Nissky (Russian 1903-1987), ‘The Railway’, 1935, watercolor on paper. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers archive


MOSCOW (AP) – The sale of nine Soviet-era masterpieces that fetched $3 million at a London auction in 2014 is causing uproar in Moscow’s art community, where it was largely perceived as a theft of the family jewels.

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German artist Gerhard Richter opens retrospective in Prague

Gerhard Richter, Untitled (1.2.89), 1989, oil on color photograph. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers archive and Phillips


PRAGUE (AP) – German artist Gerhard Richter, whose paintings have sold at record prices, has opened his retrospective exhibition at Prague’s National Gallery.

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Renowned Soviet avant-garde art collection comes to Moscow

Vladimir Lysenko (1903-1950s), ‘Bull,’ oil on canvas. Image courtesy of


MOSCOW (AP) – Vladimir Lysenko’s painted bull stares with flat black eyes like a double-barrel shotgun, one of his horns festooned in a mosaic of bright rectangles, the tip of his tail stretched toward a glowing orange globe that may be the sun.

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Frank Lloyd Wright architectural tours planned to mark birthday

Included on the Frank Lloyd Wright tour is the Frederick C. Robie House on Chicago’s South Side. Image by Teemu08. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


CHICAGO (AP) – Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright will be getting the chance to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth by walking through some of the most famous buildings he designed in and around Chicago.

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Tracey Emin ‘Death Mask’ bronze acquired by National Portrait Gallery

Tracey Emin examines her ‘Death Mask’ bronze, 2002. © Tracey Emin /National Portrait Gallery, London


LONDON – The National Portrait Gallery has acquired Death Mask by British artist Tracey Emin. The portrait has been purchased for £67,500 with a contribution of £30,000 from the Art Fund, and further support from White Cube and the artist.

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