A canvas that sold for over a million dollars was shredded by its frame but no one is sure if it was destroyed or simply transformed.
The rare 1896 graphic work advertised the world’s first public screening of a film by the Lumière brothers.
Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham’s London shop is hosting an art display of paintings from Sotheby’s Old Master sale.
Sales of the most prized works from the museum’s collection netted over $40 million, but more will hit the auction block if the institution pursues its goal of making $55 million.
Today’s ruling in the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk County clears the way for Sotheby’s to auction off over three dozen works from the museum’s collection.
“Under the circumstances, and in consultation with the Meier family, the decision has been made to close our exhibition early,” a Sotheby’s representative told Hyperallergic.
Museum leaders and the Massachusetts Attorney General reached an agreement to keep Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” on public display, but opponents of the sale are petitioning the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Dalí’s Freudian delusions of love might make you feel better if you’re having a lackluster Valentine’s Day.
After a judge halted the sale of works from the museum’s collection, nearly a dozen protesters gathered in front of Sotheby’s to demand the return of the deaccessioned pieces.
Sotheby’s first-ever auction of erotic artworks, timed to Valentine’s Day, features a delightful range of objects, including a rare homoerotic painting from 18th-century Turkey.
The authenticity of recently “discovered” works purported to be by Frans Hals, Lucas Cranach the Elder, and Orazio Gentileschi has been called into question, and they might only be the tip of the iceberg.
In what’s being called “the biggest art scandal in a century,” French police are investigating about $255 million worth of paintings attributed to Old Masters that they suspect are forgeries.