The Swann Galleries auction provided insight into some of the varied Works Progress Association projects sponsored by the US between 1935 and 1943.
The remaining work was returned by the estate of Cornelius Gurlitt, son of an art dealer who built a private collection in the process of helping the Nazis sell stolen art.
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“The Brutish Museums” considers the histories of cruelty that western museums perpetuate when they do not endeavor to return looted colonial artifacts.
Collectors Laurens Vancrevel and Frida de Jong, who have been building a collection of international Surrealist literature since the 1960s, donated the trove to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
Pels’s work evokes a blinking unease, posing questions about the nature of power in the arenas of sex, war, and religion.
A pristine copy of “Batman No. 1” from 1940 is now the most expensive Batman title ever sold, and a rejected 1936 Tintin cover illustration became the most expensive work of comic book art.
The Butler Institute of American Art received 98 works from the kinetic art collection of developer David Bermant, who acquired work that explored movement through the use of video, electronics, robotics, holography, magnetism, and light.
The DC institution has expanded its holdings of work by Black artists from the American South with a recent acquisition from Souls Grown Deep.
The Amsterdam District Court rejected claims from the heirs of a Jewish art collector that a 1909 painting by Kandinsky in Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum was sold under Nazi-era duress and should be returned.
The museum announced 33 recent acquisitions by artists including Laura Aguilar, Loïs Mailou Jones, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.
Sotheby’s is auctioning artworks that were once in the pair’s home, including kitschy cookie jars that Andy Warhol collected.