While conversations about historic monuments ignite public debate, a small sculpture which was likely looted heads to auction at Christie’s Paris.
A 1792 Mexican Novel Shows Early Day of the Dead Iconography
Engravings by Francisco Agüera Bustamante in The Astounding Life of Death show the bony figure in a variety of roles, from a baby to a king.
The Transporting Promise of 20th-Century Travel Posters
An auction at Swann Galleries offers over 200 posters that capture the thrill of increased globalization and emerging modes of travel.
Joan Miró Works Auctioned by His Grandson to Benefit Refugees
Today, 28 works by the Spanish surrealist Joan Miró were auctioned in London to benefit refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East.
How Andrew Wyeth’s Cast Bronze Hands Inspired a Morbid Self-Portrait
Andrew Wyeth was not fond of self-portraits, and they rarely appear in his long career in 20th-century realism.
Move Over, Modigliani: Some Slightly More Altruistic Ways to Spend $170.4 Million
On Monday, Amadeo Modigliani’s “Nu couché” (Reclining Nude), a 1917 painting of a woman sprawled naked on red bedding, fetched $170.4 million at Christie’s.