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Margaret Crane's prototype for first home pregnancy test, the Predictor, appears at auction

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The June 16 Voices of the 20th Century sale at Bonhams will present the prototype for the first home pregnancy test, invented in 1968 by graphic designer and illustrator, Margaret Crane. It is estimated at $6,000 ? 9,000. The auction...Show More Summary

Hermann Historica sale from all fields of history and military history reports excellent results

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

All specialist areas represented by Hermann Historica ? antiquities, arms and armour, works of art, hunting antiques, orders and collectibles from all fields of history and military history ? reported excellent results, with some lots fetching many multiples of their estimated price. Show More Summary

Career-spanning exhibition of Balthus's paintings, drawings, and photographs opens at Gagosian

8 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Following ?Balthus: The Last Studies? at Gagosian New York (2013?14) and ?Balthus? at Gagosian Paris (January?February 2015), Gagosian Hong Kong announces a career-spanning exhibition of Balthus's paintings, drawings, and photographs. Show More Summary

New sculptures in bronze, wood and stone by Tony Cragg on view at Lisson Gallery Milan

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Tony Cragg?s first exhibition at the Lisson Gallery Milan consists of several new sculptures in bronze, wood and stone. Alongside these are a number of works on paper. The upright sculptures in the gallery are the result of complex internal...Show More Summary

Matthew Barton Ltd. announces Decorative Works of Art Auction on 2 June

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

At 25 Blythe Road ? a hub of specialists mainly from Sotheby?s ? there will be another treasure trove of objects in various disciplines in the forthcoming Decorative Works of Art Auction on the 2nd June, run by Matthew Barton. The auction...Show More Summary

Korean artist Park Seo-Bo opens exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in New York

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Galerie Perrotin, New York presents the second exhibition dedicated to Korean artist Park Seo-Bo, following his first solo show at Galerie Perrotin, Paris last November. Born in 1931, Park Seo-Bo is a seminal figure in Korean contemporary...Show More Summary

Unique Lincoln banner breezes past record, sells for $106,250 at Heritage Auctions

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A rare and unusual political banner, created in 1864 to kick off Abraham Lincoln?s presidential re-election campaign, steamrolled its $40,000 opening bid to sell for $106,250 in Heritage Auctions? Americana & Political auction May 18 in Dallas. Show More Summary

Ex Christie's International Director of Asian Art, Hugo Weihe, joins Saffronart as CEO

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Hugo Weihe, former International Director of Asian Art at Christie?s, joins Saffronart as its Chief Executive Officer from July 1, 2015. Weihe will oversee Saffronart?s presence in Mumbai, New Delhi, New York and London in building a market for Indian art and antiquities globally. Show More Summary

Survivor of Holy Roman Imperial luxury for sale at Bonhams

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A Japanese lacquer box containing costly and exotic objects mounted in gold is the centrepiece of Bonhams European Ceramics sale in London on 17 June. This rare survival from the age of splendour at the Holy Roman Imperial Court is estimated at £120,000-180,000. Show More Summary

Highest ever successful online bid at Bonhams as Porsche 962 sells for £1.5 million

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Bonhams annual Spa Classic Sale achieved a new record total of ?5,497,918, almost double that of the previous year. ?We?ve had an excellent year at Spa, attracting bidders from all across the globe, and far exceeding all previous years? totals,? said Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Head of Motoring. Show More Summary

New series of sculptures and paintings by artist Sam Moyer on view at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Galerie Rodolphe Janssen announces the debut of a new series of sculptures and paintings by artist Sam Moyer that address the dimensional, architectural, and environmental characteristics of the gallery as site. Installed in the center of the room are three large sculptures set in a row on axis with the gallery?s signature double-pitched skylights. Show More Summary

Space memorabilia brings $610,000 in Dallas auction

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

An Apollo 11 Robbins Medal, originally from the collection of Mission Support Crew Member Jack Swigert, realized the hefty final price realized of $50,000 in Heritage Auctions' $610,000 May 22, 2015 Space Exploration Signature® Auction, signaling strong collector interest in Robbins Medals across the board. Show More Summary

Currier Museum of Art Announces Hiring of Contemporary Arts Curator

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Currier Museum of Art announced the appointment of Samantha Cataldo as Assistant Curator. Cataldo?s responsibilities will include acquiring post-World War II art and curating exhibitions, including the Museum?s Contemporary Connections series. Show More Summary

New York 'Mad Men' exhibition extends to September 6

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A New York exhibition featuring sets, costumes and props from hit television series "Mad Men" has been extended by popular demand until September, the Museum of the Moving Image said Tuesday. It comes two weeks after 3.3 million viewers...Show More Summary

Music Festivals Are Big Business These Days. Can A Festival Boost Spain’s Economy?

9 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“In the midst of a country with a 23.7% unemployment rate, the growing festival is a notable bright spot in contemporary Spain. Even as the country’s young indignados demand major reforms, Primavera is proof that a well-run music festival can be an anchor for a recovering economy and a central element of its tourism.”

Man Sits On Whale Carcass To Photograph The Great White Shark Feeding Frenzy Surrounding It

Nothing like saddling up and taking a rotting whale carcass out for a ride in the ocean. Especially when there’s a shiver of great white sharks engaged in a feeding frenzy on it. As crazy as that may sound, a researcher and photographer in South Africa can add these exact circumstances to his resume. Seriously. [...]Show More Summary

Painting a Kangaroo When You’ve Never Seen One

9 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

To show animals of distant locales to the public in centuries before photography, artists were sometimes enlisted to recreate exotic fauna through secondhand descriptions or some scrap of skin or skeleton.

Feed a Digital Forest on the Eiffel Tower with Your Heartbeat

All images courtesy of the artist, via. The Eiffel Tower will glow green with interactive projection-mapped plantlife at this December's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. For a project called 1 Heart 1 Tree, artist,Show More Summary

Yemeni War Leads to Massive Destruction of Cultural Heritage

10 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

It's not just Yemen's future that's at risk in the country's current civil war, but also its past.

New Book: Rex Harrison Was Not A Nice Man

10 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“There he was, with all these endearments at the top of his voice. He treated us like dirt, we were nothing. We didn’t have anything to do with his film career.”

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