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The rapper Q-Tip — member of the iconic hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest — has loaned his personal art collection for public view for the first time. The 13 pieces will be featured in a non-selling exhibition, Q-Tip: The Collection, at Bonhams in New York, and will include work from artists like Hebru Brantley, Jeff Elrod, the director Harmony Korine, and Richard Prince, who did the album art for A Tribe Called Quest’s latest record We Got It From Here… Thank You for Your Service (2016). “My hope is that this exhibition will encourage visitors to learn something new, be inspired, and discover the brilliance of some of these incredible emerging artists,” Q-Tip said in a statement.
A Greek marble stele — originally given to a couple as a wedding present by a former Nazi officer in the 1950s — has been returned to the Munich antiquities museum, Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek. After several decades, the couple discovered that the stele’s original home was the Royal Antiquarium, the old name of the Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek. It will go on view in 2020.
The Ethnological Museum Berlin, in collaboration with the Museum Association of Namibia, has determined that it will loan 23 objects to Namibia in order to assess their provenance. The loan could signal a future permanent restitution of looted art and artifacts from former German colonies.
A Phillips Evening and Day Editions auction in London netted £3,562,625 (~$4,461,671) in sales, featuring the work of Andy Warhol, Roy Liechtenstein, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dalí. The top lot of the bunch was Picasso’s “Portrait de Jacqueline au cheveux lisses (Portrait of Jacqueline with Smooth Hair)” (1963), which sold for £112,500 (~$140,889).
A 3D portrait of Banksy — photographed from behind, of course — has sold for £35,000 (~$43,837) in a Sotheby’s online sale. The image, Chris Levine’s “Banksy [3D]” (2017), is one of four known proofs. A Sotheby’s sale of more of Levine’s photography fetched a total £248,125(~$310,731).
A Sotheby’s sale of Scottish art fetched a total of £2,083,375 (~$2,609,052), with Samuel John Peploe topping the lots. His painting “Still Life With Roses (Recto); Still Life With Teapot and Fruit (Verso)” (1920) netted £312,500 (~$391,350).
Sotheby’s American Art auction closed on a total ticket of $3,740,250. The top of the lots: Daniel Garber’s “Environs of Milford” (1946) fetched $325,000.
Sotheby’s Prints and Multiples sale topped off at £3,842,687 (~$4,812,273) in total sales, with the top lot going for £543,000 (~$680,009): “Portfolio Les Peintres-Graveurs (Cf. Johnson pp. 127-155).”
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