A major exhibition of Manet’s work opens at London's Royal Academy on Saturday. 'Manet: Portraying Life' (1832-1883) is the first ever retrospective devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet. Spanning the entire career of this enigmatic and at times controversial artist, the exhibition brings together works from across Europe, Asia and the USA.
Police in Romania have arrested three people on suspicion of involvement in the major art theft last year of seven masterpieces, including Monets and a Picasso, from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam. No painting has been recovered.
The London Art Fair has announced that 2013 will be its largest edition to date. The UK’s largest art fair for Modern British and contemporary art opens to the public tomorrow. The fair will host over 100 galleries in the main section, and a further 30 in it Art Projects section, dedicated to younger exhibitors.
Global auction house Christie’s announced on Monday that it will limit its sale in the Netherlands to paintings only and reduce the number of annual sales. A statement from the London headquarters says the change is part of a long-term global strategy.
During the recordings of the first episode of the Antiques Roadshow’s new season, a lost oil painting by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera was discovered. The painting is estimated to be worth around $800,000 to $1 million.
Prosecutors announced last week a major break in the investigation of an art heist from the Southern California home of art collector Jeffrey Gundlach, charging six people with burglary and other offenses stemming from the caper.
Uriel Landeros, 22, of Houston, accused of vandalizing Picasso's 'Woman in a Red Armchair' in an act caught on cellphone video surrendered Tuesday to federal marshals at the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas.
One hundred and twenty-eight exhibitors from twelve countries, around twenty specialist areas
spanning several millennia of artistic design, a decade of events at Tour & Taxis, new Byzantineinspired decor and the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie opera house as the guest of honour. BRAFA’13 has lined up a whole range of highlights and surprises for its 58th edition.
LED bulbs that emit a lot of blue light can damage paintings. This recent discovery by Letizia Monico, researcher at Antwerp University and Perugia University in Italy, will have consequences for the many museums and galleries that use led-bulbs in lights above their paintings.
After twelve years as head of one of the biggest museums of the world, the Louvre, Henri Loyrette announced his voluntary departure from the post as being a personal choice with the desire of doing something different. He will be leaving the Louvre museum in April 2013.
Widely acknowledged as an artist who defined his era, Mike Kelley (1954-2012) created a stunning and protean legacy that encompasses painting, sculpture, works on paper, installation, performance, music, video, photography, collaborative works and critical texts.
International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) announced the debut of Miami Art + Design (MA+D), in collaboration with the French dealer association The Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA), organisers of the Paris Biennale.
Greek police have arrested three people suspected to be involved in an armed robbery at a museum in Olympia in earlier this year. The thieves were arrested after trying to sell one of the stolen items to an undercover agent.