The coins, dating from 1610 to 1727, are now headed to auction, where they’re expected to fetch nearly $300,000.
Through a range of visual and poetic essays, Lisa Barnard’s The Canary and The Hammer offers a heady examination of our enduring fascination with the element.
Inspired by the Japanese practice of ceramic repair, artist Rachel Sussman mends cracks in our urban environment with gold as part of her Sidewalk Kintsukuroi series.
Some 2,000 ancient gold spirals were recently discovered in Denmark.
Channeling the conspiratorially unhinged salesmanship of a Cash 4 Gold pitchman, the New York Times ran a hilariously bad art market trend piece today — a story titled “As Money Props Up Art World, Prospects Are Mixed,” which portends to link macroeconomic trends with demand for art market investment vehicles. In its own imbecility it reveals a different sort of trend: the perpetual shortcomings in art market coverage, an area that often sees a minimum of rigor and a maximum of price-tag sensationalism at major newspapers.