A number of rare sculptures illustrate how starved Buddha would have been after fasting for seven weeks. One of them is being seen publicly for the first time this week ahead of auction.
Tokyo’s Lilliput Oval Saloon closed last year and now part its inventory of miniature books, bookshelves, and lecterns is headed to auction.
Two works by Max Ernst from the collection of his widow, the artist Dorothea Tanning, are going under the hammer.
Patrick Eddington wrote to countless writers and artists, from Kiki Smith to Marcel Dzama to Ray Bradbury, asking them to send him cat-related works. They did.
The 54 lots in this Christie’s online auction span from the 15th to the 20th century and demonstrate an array of European attitudes towards death.
Much more than a practical device, the walking stick was a popular fashion accessory particularly during the 17th through 19th centuries, when they approached the quality of fine art.
Sir Alfred Munnings, president of the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts in the 1940s, was famous for his masterful paintings of racehorses.
This afternoon, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, hosted an emergency meeting of tribal leaders, government representatives, and NGO officials to call for a halt to a Monday auction in Paris that involves human remains and sacred indigenous objects.
Andrew Wyeth was not fond of self-portraits, and they rarely appear in his long career in 20th-century realism.
The skull is a universal symbol of mortality, appearing in artworks by everyone from Hans Holbein the Younger and Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
As works by artists from Balthus to Théophile Steinlen reveal, the cat has long been a popular subject for depiction.
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