Munch’s 'Scream' at Sotheby's Auction: 'Scream of Nature' Could Fetch $80M
February 21 2012 10:20 AM
Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” one of the most recognizable paintings in the world, will be sold by Sotheby’s in New York on May 2. The version of “The Scream” being auctioned off is the only one privately owned. The primary version of the painting is in the National Gallery of Norway.
Digital Museum Explores New Realms in Interactive Designs
February 20 2012 5:36 AM
From smallscreen-based graphics to large-scale installations, Decode: Digital Design Sensations at Israel's Digital Museum Holon has showcased the latest in interactive as well as digital designs.
Zola Jesus at Webster Hall [PHOTOS]
February 19 2012 1:06 PM
Zola Jesus played to a packed crowd at Manhattan's Webster Hall Saturday.
Valentines Day 2012 Late Gift: nihiti [sic] - Ghosts and Lovers [AUDIO]
February 16 2012 5:46 PM
Mysterious Brooklyn art-poppers share a late Valentine's gift.
New 'Hunger Games' Poster: Katniss Looks You Right in the Eye [PHOTO]
January 20 2012 12:29 PM
Lions Gate Entertainment has released a new poster for the highly anticipated film The Hunger Games -- and Jennifer Lawrence's character, Katniss Everdeen, is looking just as fierce as we imagined.
Met Museum Reopens American Wing After 10 Years of Renovation
January 16 2012 4:32 AM
Following 10 years of renovation and remodelling of the one of the most popular parts of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the newly designed American wing has finally opened its doors for art connoisseurs across the globe.
Pablo Picasso's Notre-Dame Painting at Bonhams Auction
January 15 2012 11:45 PM
At the Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art auction, Spanish painter Pablo Picasso's Notre-Dame Painting is regarded as a highlight alongside an array of artworks by other renowned artists including Raoul Dufy, Marc Chagall, Candido Portinari and Carlos Nadal.
Zhang Daqian and Qi Baishi Overcome Pablo Picasso as Art Auction Market's Top Earners
January 13 2012 2:26 AM
Artworks by Chinese artists now command the highest fees, with artists like Zhang Daqian and Qi Baishi surpassing European greats such as Pablo Picasso as the top earners, according to recent reports.
Gardner Museum Unveils $114 Million Glass-Enclosed Wing
January 12 2012 10:38 AM
Boston-based Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has officially launched a new wing to the original building designed by award winning architect Renzo Piano. The current addition is to preserve the historic building and also to kick-start a whole new season of events and exhibitions.
Guggenheim Gives Nod to $179 Million Museum in Helsinki
January 12 2012 12:59 AM
The Guggenheim Foundation has given its nod to build a $179 million museum in Helsinki, Finland, in a bid to promote tourism and expand its chain of contemporary art galleries to new locales.
Art Heist: Picasso, Mondrian Artworks Stolen From Greek Museum
January 10 2012 2:28 AM
Spanish artist Pablo Picasso’s painting and a sketch by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian were among the three valuable artworks stolen by thieves from Athen's National Art Gallery on Monday.
Rare Ancient Greek Coin Collection Sold for Record $25 Million
January 09 2012 1:28 AM
A rare collection of ancient Greek coins, called the Prospero Collection, fetched a record price of $25 million at an auction in New York.
Rare Edition of Audubon's 'The Birds of America' Estimated at $10 Million
January 06 2012 6:23 AM
A rare first edition of French-American ornithologist and painter, John James Audubon's colour-plate book The Birds of America is estimated to fetch around $10 million at an upcoming auction on Jan.20, 2012.
Louvre Retains Position as World's Most-Visited Art Museum
January 03 2012 6:42 AM
Paris-based Louvre Museum has reinstated its position as the most-visited art museum in the world with a record 8.8 million visitors last year.
Louvre Art Experts Resign in Protest of ‘Overcleaning’ of da Vinci Masterpiece
December 31 2011 7:37 AM
Two art experts on advisory committee for the Louvre in Paris have submitted their resignations because of a dispute over the method employed to restore a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece.
Picasso, Modigliani and Chagall Artworks to Dominate Bonhams’ Sale
December 31 2011 4:18 AM
Auction house Bonhams has announced an exclusive sale of some of the most famous artworks by renowned artists like Picasso, Modigliani, Chagall, Marini, Lebasque and Nadal.
Wealthy Investors Turn to Contemporary Art for Financial Refuge
December 30 2011 5:40 AM
Investors from across the globe have turned their focus on to the art market in order to seek refuge from the ongoing financial turmoil by placing their money into art instead of stocks.
Helen Frankenthaler Dead at 83: 'Mountains and Sea' Painter Succumbs After 'Long Illness'
December 28 2011 4:50 PM
Abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler died in her home on Wednesday after a long illness. The famous painter behind 'Mountains and Sea' was 83.
Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler Dies at 83
December 28 2011 2:00 AM
Helen Frankenthaler, a major contributor to American Abstract Expressionism, died Tuesday after suffering from a long illness at her home in Darien, Connecticut.
North Korean Artist Portrays Kim Jong-il as Marilyn Monroe (PHOTOS)
December 26 2011 11:34 PM
North Korean artist Song Byeok used to paint propaganda for the country's late leader Kim Jong-il.