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Art & Antiquities

January 2014 Archives

Picasso, Goya, Dali, Pissarro To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

Picasso, Goya, Dali, Pissarro To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

Works by Picasso, Goya, Salvador Dali and Camille Pissarro will be featured in Sotheby's auction next week of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art. continue reading »

Colombian Artist Botero’s Vacation Home Partially Destroyed in Fire

Colombian Artist Botero’s Vacation Home Partially Destroyed in Fire

A fire destroyed half of painter and sculptor Fernando Botero's vacation home in Rionegro, a city in the northwestern province of Antioquia, without any personal injuries to the painter or his wife, fire department spokesmen told Efe. continue reading »

STUDY: Mexico’s Olmec Civilization More Expansive than Previously Thought

STUDY: Mexico’s Olmec Civilization More Expansive than Previously Thought

A recent study and publication by Mexico’s Museum of National Anthropology (INAH) indicates the Olmec civilization was territorially more expansive than previously thought. continue reading »

85 Masterpieces of Joan Miro Up For Auction in London

85 Masterpieces of Joan Miro Up For Auction in London

Christie's put on display 85 pieces by Joan Miro (1893-1983) ahead of an auction in London next month devoted to the Spanish surrealist. continue reading »

First Dinosaur Remains Found in Saudi Arabia

First Dinosaur Remains Found in Saudi Arabia

A team of international researchers has found the first dinosaur remains ever in Saudi Arabia, identifying two species that lived in what is now the Red Sea coastal region more than 72 million years ago, the Al Medina newspaper reported Sunday. continue reading »

Mexican Museum Hosts Toltec Exhibit

Mexican Museum Hosts Toltec Exhibit

About 30 items from the Toltec culture (650 A.D. to 1,200 A.D.) discovered in the archaeological area of Tula, located in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo, are being exhibited at a museum in that state, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Pre-Columbian Skulls Found While Expanding Metro Line in Mexico

Pre-Columbian Skulls Found While Expanding Metro Line in Mexico

Four skulls that formed part of an altar made of human bones from the Late Post-Classical period (1350-1521) were found during the construction of a new Mexico City metro line, authorities said. continue reading »