Looting Matters: Hermes-Thoth Image: Schinousa Archive Today Sotheby's auction house in New York sold an ancient marble head for more than $4.6 million even after Dr. Christos Tsirogiannis pointed out that the piece, owned by Robin Symes, matched an image in the Schinousa archives. Show More Summary
Tulga Beyerle is to be the new Director of the Kunstgewerbemuseum [Museum of Decorative Arts] in Schloss Pillnitz, where she will head one of the leading museums of regional and international applied arts. In response to the appointment,...Show More Summary
The Native American Art auction at Bonhams, December 9 in San Francisco, brought $2.1 million. Leading the sale was an important Okvik Eskimo carved fossilized walrus ivory human female head, 200 BC-100 AD, that achieved $197,000. A second rare and important Okvik Eskimo ivory head, that of a man, and also dating to 200 BC?100 AD, brought $87,500. Show More Summary
Today a fascinating group of jewels and precious objects celebrating the lives and tastes of the Duke and the Duchess of Windsor soared above estimate, selling for £620,125 ($1,016,137) at Sotheby?s London (est. £351,500-506,700/ $575,968-830,279). Show More Summary
Adobe's latest versions of Camera Raw and Lightroom contained a pleasant surprise for Olympus owners - color profiles for image conversion. The company says the addition is a response to 'a long standing customer request.' We've re-processed one of the images from our Olympus OM-D E-M1 sample gallery to see how closely the profiles match the camera's 'Natural' setting.
There are phantoms in the gallery. These are persons, ghosts, machines. That is to say, there are performative photographs, slow-time videos, objects and apparatus that work or make you work to known and unknown ends. Phantoms manoeuvre the uncanny, and artists are eager for such enchantment. Show More Summary
The shortlist for the sixth Artes Mundi Prize was announced today (12 December 2013) by Karen MacKinnon, Artes Mundi?s new Director & Curator. It includes outstanding artists from eight countries: Carlos Bunga (Portugal), Karen Mirza...Show More Summary
Sotheby?s New York auction of Magnificent Jewels concluded this evening with an outstanding total of $60,550,813, selling a strong 82.1% by lot and surpassing its pre-sale high estimate of $58.7 million. This figure raises the 2013 results...Show More Summary
Ana Cristea Gallery presents the gallery?s second solo exhibition with Romanian artist Bogdan Vladuta. A series of confessions, discoveries, and otherworldly vignettes, Bogdan Vladuta?s canvases invite us to contemplate location and architecture as a memory space. Show More Summary
Arizona?s Hopi people have welcomed the news that twenty-one of their sacred katsinam auctioned in Paris against their wishes have been bought by US-based Annenberg Foundation to return to them. Actor Robert Redford has said he is ?delighted?. Show More Summary
Steven Kasher Gallery welcomes Roxanne Lowit among its represented artists with the exhibition Roxanne Lowit: Be Fabulous. This mini-retrospective includes over 40 vintage and modern black and white photographs and over 20 large-scale color photographs. Show More Summary
Ben Brown Fine Arts presents EMOTIONAL OBJECTS - the Cuban artist Yoan Capote?s inaugural solo exhibition in London. A leading figure of the burgeoning Cuban art scene, Capote creates psychologically resonant sculptural works in a myriad...Show More Summary
Kahmann Gallery presents the sales exhibition of the world renowned American photographer Ralph Gibson (1939, USA) as a special collaboration with Duncan Meeder, owner of Foto Henny Hoogeveen/ Leica and Transcontinenta to celebrate the launch of Gibson?s latest book Mono. Show More Summary
George Grosz in Germany, on view at the New York Studio School Gallery, offers a rich overview of Grosz’s development as an artist and dissident.
Bonhams announced this week that it has appointed Sophie Stevens as a specialist in the Jewellery Department based in New Bond Street, London. Sophie combines jewellery degrees and experience with PR Marketing and Communication skills. Show More Summary
The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin announces the appointment of Dr. Beverly Adams as Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art. Most recently at the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr....Show More Summary
Once I thought that Christmas was, like the song says, the most wonderful time of the year. Then, eighteen years...
"Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time." Jorge Luis Borges,...
Our in-box becomes clogged with invites to arty holiday events this time of year. So in the spirit of spreading the word -- not to mention opening up some space on our hard drive -- here are a few worthy stops to make (starting Thursday night) on the quest for interesting, art-oriented gifts.
This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your imagesShow More Summary