Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), ‘Untitled,’ aka ‘The Rescue Party,’ circa 1890s, graphite on paper, 5 ¼ by 8 ¼in. Gift of Helen and Michael Horn, 2022.

Maine museum receives gift of Winslow Homer drawing

Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), ‘Untitled,’ aka ‘The Rescue Party,’ circa 1890s, graphite on paper, 5 ¼ by 8 ¼in. Gift of Helen and Michael Horn, 2022.

Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), ‘Untitled,’ aka ‘The Rescue Party,’ circa 1890s graphite on paper, 5 ¼ by 8 ¼in. Gift of Helen and Michael Horn, 2022.

OGUNQUIT, Maine – The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) has received a gift of a drawing by Winslow Homer, Untitled, referred to as The Rescue Party. This is the first drawing by the artist to enter the collection at OMAA. The work was donated by longtime supporters Helen and Michael Horn.

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Thomas Moran (England, 1837–1926), ‘Hot Springs of Gardiner's River, Yellowstone Park,’ 1871. Watercolor and graphite on paper. 9 7/8 by 13in. On loan from the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center.

‘Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone’ opens soon at National Museum of Wildlife Art

Thomas Moran (England, 1837–1926), ‘Hot Springs of Gardiner's River, Yellowstone Park,’ 1871. Watercolor and graphite on paper. 9 7/8 by 13in. On loan from the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center.

Thomas Moran (England, 1837–1926), ‘Hot Springs of Gardiner’s River, Yellowstone Park,’ 1871. Watercolor and graphite on paper. 9 7/8 by 13in. On loan from the Yellowstone Heritage and Research Center.

JACKSON, Wyo. –  On May 14, the National Museum of Wildlife Art (NMWA) will open Scenes of Transcendent Beauty: Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone, an exhibition celebrating Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary this year. The exhibition will be on view through August 23.

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‘Femme nue couchee,’ an exuberant Pablo Picasso nude portrait of his lover Marie-Therese Walter, painted in April 1932, will make its auction debut in May. It could sell for in excess of $60 million. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

1932 Picasso nude to debut at auction in May with $60M+ estimate

‘Femme nue couchee,’ an exuberant Pablo Picasso nude portrait of his lover Marie-Therese Walter, painted in April 1932, will make its auction debut in May. It could sell for in excess of $60 million. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

‘Femme nue couchee,’ an exuberant Pablo Picasso nude depiction of his lover Marie-Therese Walter, painted in April 1932, will make its auction debut in May. It could sell for in excess of $60 million. Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

NEW YORK – Painted in April 1932, 90 years ago to the month, Femme nue couchee is one of Pablo Picasso’s most monumental and uninhibitedly sensual portrayals of Marie-Therese Walter. Appearing at auction for the first time, the large-scale painting is poised to achieve in excess of $60 million at Sotheby’s Modern Evening Auction on May 17, making it one of the most valuable portraits of Marie-Therese Walter ever offered at auction.

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One of two surviving versions of Emanuel Leutze’s immortal painting ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ will be offered at auction in May, estimated at $15 million-$20 million. This particular example was displayed in the White House for decades. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

Washington Crossing the Delaware painting could command $20M at May auction

One of two surviving versions of Emanuel Leutze’s immortal painting ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ will be offered at auction in May, estimated at $15 million-$20 million. This particular example was displayed in the White House for decades. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

One of two surviving versions of Emanuel Leutze’s immortal painting ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware’ will be offered at auction in May, estimated at $15 million-$20 million. This particular example was displayed in the White House for decades. Image courtesy of Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022

NEW YORK — Christie’s is proud to announce that Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware, a painting of transcendent historical impact, will be a highlight of the 20th Century Evening Sale taking place live on May 12 at Rockefeller Center. It is estimated at $15 million-$20 million. The painting hung for decades in the White House and is one of two extant versions by Leutze; the other version is the centerpiece of the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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‘Girl with Candy,’ a composed photo that became a social media sensation, will be offered in a limited edition of five on April 24. Half of the proceeds will benefit Come Back Alive, an organization that assists the Ukrainian military. Image courtesy of Clars Auction Gallery

‘Girl with Candy’ photo in Clars April 24 auction to benefit Ukraine

‘Girl with Candy,’ a composed photo that became a social media sensation, will be offered in a limited edition of five on April 24. Half of the proceeds will benefit Come Back Alive, an organization that assists the Ukrainian military. Image courtesy of Clars Auction Gallery

‘Girl with Candy,’ a composed photo that became a social media sensation, will be offered in a limited edition of five on April 24. Half of the proceeds will benefit Come Back Alive, an organization that assists the Ukrainian military. Image courtesy of Clars Auction Gallery

OAKLAND, Calif. – Clars Auction Gallery will offer the first printings of Girl with Candy by Ukrainian photographer Oleksii Kyrychenko. With his permission, the photograph was printed in Oakland in a limited edition of five, all of which will be auctioned in Clars’s April 24 sale, estimated at $1,000-$2,000 apiece. Kyrychenko has requested that half of the proceeds be donated to Come Back Alive, a non-governmental organization helping the Ukrainian military by supplying its troops with technical support and medical aid.

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Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has purchased Rob Lowe’s former Montecito home for $52 million. Photo credit: The Agency 2019. Courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine buys Rob Lowe’s Montecito home for $52M

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has purchased Rob Lowe’s former Montecito home for $52 million. Photo credit: The Agency 2019. Courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine has purchased Rob Lowe’s former Montecito home for $52 million. Photo credit: The Agency 2019. Courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

MONTECITO, Calif. – In addition to his lucrative singing career, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine has accumulated millions in real estate profits. He married South African supermodel Behati Prinsloo in 2014 and had two children with her, and the couple has continued to pursue buy-and-flip homes projects. The latest acquisition is Rob Lowe’s former home in Montecito, purchased for $52 million.

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‘Landline Pink,’ 2013, by Sean Scully. Oil on linen, 47 by 42in. Collection of the artist. Image courtesy of the artist. Photographer: Christoph Knoch. © Sean Scully.

Sean Scully exhibition in Philadelphia through July 31

‘Landline Pink,’ 2013, by Sean Scully. Oil on linen, 47 by 42in. Collection of the artist. Image courtesy of the artist. Photographer: Christoph Knoch. © Sean Scully.

‘Landline Pink,’ 2013, by Sean Scully. Oil on linen, 47 by 42in. Collection of the artist. Image courtesy of the artist. Photographer: Christoph Knoch. © Sean Scully.

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a major survey of Irish-born American artist Sean Scully, featuring paintings and works on paper from the early 1970s to the present. Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas will chart the artist’s significant contributions to the American and European history of abstract painting as it has developed during the last half-century, while emphasizing the integral relationship between Scully’s paintings, drawings, watercolors and prints, which are rarely exhibited together. The exhibition will be on view from April 11 to July 31.

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The University of California, Irvine announced it has chosen a site for the Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art. The university expects to choose an architect in mid-2023 and begin construction in late 2024 or early 2025. Rendering of possible gallery spaces courtesy of UCI

UC Irvine announces site for Museum of California Art

 

The University of California, Irvine announced it has chosen a site for the Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art. The university expects to choose an architect in mid-2023 and begin construction in late 2024 or early 2025. Rendering of possible gallery spaces courtesy of UCI

The University of California, Irvine announced it has chosen a site for the Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art. The university expects to choose an architect in mid-2023 and begin construction in late 2024 or early 2025. Rendering of possible gallery spaces courtesy of UCI

IRVINE, Calif. — Spellbinding views – both indoors and out – will grace the future home of the Jack and Shanaz Langson Institute and Museum of California Art at the University of California, Irvine when it opens along Campus Drive near Jamboree Road – a location UCI officials announced March 28.

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, photographed in May 2017 from an angle that shows the E Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Gardens. On March 15, the museum announced it had received a gift of $60 million from James W. McGlothlin and Frances Gibson McGlothlin. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

Virginia museum receives gift worth nearly $60 million

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, photographed in May 2017 from an angle that shows the E Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Gardens. On March 15, the museum announced it had received a gift of $60 million from James W. McGlothlin and Frances Gibson McGlothlin. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, photographed in May 2017 from an angle that shows the E Claiborne and Lora Robins Sculpture Gardens. On March 15, the museum announced it had received a gift of $60 million from James W. McGlothlin and Frances Gibson McGlothlin. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, photo credit: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announces that it has received a gift worth nearly $60 million, including a significant contribution to the museum’s expansion campaign and 15 paintings by prominent American artists.

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An Oxford, England house with a sculpture of a shark sticking out of its roof has received protected landmark status, to the dismay of the home’s owner. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Attribution: The shark at Headington by Gareth James. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

UK ‘Shark House’ owner dismayed at getting protected status

An Oxford, England house with a sculpture of a shark sticking out of its roof has received protected landmark status, to the dismay of the home’s owner. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Attribution: The shark at Headington by Gareth James. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

An Oxford, England house with a sculpture of a shark sticking out of its roof has received protected landmark status, to the dismay of the home’s owner. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Attribution: The shark at Headington by Gareth James. Shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

LONDON (AP) – The 25-foot tall (7.6 meter) sculpture of a shark crashing through the roof of Magnus Hanson-Heine’s house in rural Oxford, England, is now a protected landmark – and he’s not happy about it.

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