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Art & Antiquities

Scientists Uncover Pre-Columbian Structures Using Technology

Scientists Uncover Pre-Columbian Structures Using Technology

Mexican experts have discovered structures more than 1,000 years old hidden under vegetation and sediments in the El Tajin archaeological site by using remote sensing technology, authorities on the subject said. continue reading »

Peru Calls on Sotheby’s to Halt Auction of Pre-Columbian Artifacts

Peru Calls on Sotheby’s to Halt Auction of Pre-Columbian Artifacts

The Peruvian government has taken another step to block the auction of a pre-Columbian art collection with a request to Sotheby's that it suspend the sale scheduled to begin Friday in Paris. continue reading »

Mexican Gov’t Protests Antiquities Auction in France

Mexican Gov’t Protests Antiquities Auction in France

The Mexican government has lodged a protest with French authorities over the planned auction later this week of antiquities at the Paris branch of Sotheby's, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Brazil’s Booming Art Scene

Brazil’s Booming Art Scene

The annual TEFAF (European Fine Art Foundation) report which gauges the art world has just come out and Brazil’s booming art scene got a lot of attention. continue reading »

Picasso Ceramics Garner Over $2 Million at Sotheby Auction

Picasso Ceramics Garner Over $2 Million at Sotheby Auction

A collection of 100 ceramic pieces made by Pablo Picasso was auctioned Tuesday in London for a total of 1.4 million pounds ($2.2 million), almost three times more than the maximum estimated price. continue reading »

National Museum of Mexican Art Honors Susan Crown for Outstanding Public Service

National Museum of Mexican Art Honors Susan Crown for Outstanding Public Service

Distinguished Philanthropist to be honored with Arthur R. Velasquez Public Service Award at the Museum's Gala de Arte on May 3, 2013 - Philanthropist and businesswoman continue reading »

Joaquin Sorolla’s “Niñas en la Playa” Painting Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction

Joaquin Sorolla’s “Niñas en la Playa” Painting Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction

Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla's "Niñas en la Playa" is set to be auctioned by Sotheby and is expected to fetch close to $4 million. This is the first time the painting is on the market being previously owned by the artists family. continue reading »

Cuban Author Zoe Valdes Wins Spain’s Azorin Novel Prize

Cuban Author Zoe Valdes Wins Spain’s Azorin Novel Prize

Cuban author Zoe Valdes has been named this year's recipient of Spain's Azorin Novel Prize for "La mujer que llora" (The Weeping Woman), a work about a lover and muse of Pablo Picasso. continue reading »

Barcelona Celebrates Picasso Museum’s 50th Anniversary

Barcelona Celebrates Picasso Museum’s 50th Anniversary

Barcelona's Picasso Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of the Spanish master's work and documents belonging to Jaume Sabartes, personal secretary and friend to the artist, and the moving force behind the museum. continue reading »

Artist Leo Villareal Helps Create San Francisco’s ‘The Bay Lights’ Project

Artist Leo Villareal Helps Create San Francisco’s ‘The Bay Lights’ Project

Being called the "world's largest LED light sculpture," the new Bay Bridge light display has turned the Golden Gate Bridge's older sister into a massive work of art. continue reading »