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Art & Antiquities

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 »

Spanish Artist Domingo Zapata Takes Payment in Form of Pizza for the Poor

Spanish Artist Domingo Zapata Takes Payment in Form of Pizza for the Poor

Spanish artist and Hollywood darling Domingo Zapata sold several of his painting for ‘dough’ as in pizza dough. continue reading »

Paleontologists Discover Fossilized Remains of Giant Arctic Camel

Paleontologists Discover Fossilized Remains of Giant Arctic Camel

Canadian paleontologists have discovered the fossilized remains of a giant camel that lived in the Arctic some 3.5 million years ago, when the area was a boreal forest during an epoch of global warming. continue reading »