Museums Shake Things Up by Mixing Old and New

Museums Shake Things Up by Mixing Old and New

Ms. Wagstaff oversees the Met Breuer, the museum’s department on Madison Avenue and, in a phone interview, she described her programming there as “consciously transhistorical,” a time period she mentioned she began utilizing about six years in the past. “With a blending of history and contemporary art, we can reveal some of the puzzles at […]

Renaissance Tapestries Are Out. But Today’s Are Having a Renaissance.

Renaissance Tapestries Are Out. But Today’s Are Having a Renaissance.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the regional auctioneer Sworders bought the principal contents of North Mymms Park, a Jacobean property 17 miles north of London that had previously been the house of the British-American banker Walter Hayes Burns, brother-in-law of the financier John Pierpont Morgan. Most lately, the home has been owned by the pharmaceutical firm […]

Auction Houses for Comics and Coins, Too

Auction Houses for Comics and Coins, Too

Swann Auction Galleries Headquarters: New York Founded: 1941 Best bets: books, works on paper, African-American artwork Founded as a rare-book auctioneer, Swann nonetheless holds dozens of such gross sales a yr. And it has “kept things two-dimensional,” stated the president, Nicholas D. Lowry, by way of what goes on the block. He famous that Swann […]

A Collector Follows His Nose Through the Maze of Modern Art

A Collector Follows His Nose Through the Maze of Modern Art

Here are among the best-known artists and themes, and the way he got here to gather them. Man Ray Like many collectors of latest artwork, Mr. Perlstein prizes his relationships with artists. He met the person whose work arguably varieties the core of his assortment at a gallery in Vence, within the south of France, […]

Unknown or Unreal? The Shadow on Some Russian Avant-Garde Art

Unknown or Unreal? The Shadow on Some Russian Avant-Garde Art

“Ask 10 different art historians the same question and you get 10 different answers,” stated the decide, Ingeborg Bäumer-Kurandt. “Behind the experts there are diverse vested interests influencing how these paintings are evaluated.” This form of dispute can happen with artwork from any interval. But it’s surfacing with disturbing frequency in current months on the […]

Puttin’ on the Ritz (Auction)

Puttin’ on the Ritz (Auction)

PARIS — Ernest Hemingway would have been amused. A 10-foot leather-based couch that had as soon as graced the Hemingway Bar, the watering gap on the Ritz in Paris the place he and F. Scott Fitzgerald drank, was dashing on wheels throughout the concrete ground of a cavernous unheated warehouse exterior of Paris. The inside […]

Commerce vs. Curation: Lessons From Today’s Museums World

Commerce vs. Curation: Lessons From Today’s Museums World

“We see more private collectors engaged with museum boards and loaning works to museums,” mentioned John Mathews, head of personal wealth administration at UBS America. “Competition for the best works has increased among institutions with the globalization of the art world and the rise of income-generating blockbuster exhibitions.” Photo The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los […]

An Insider of Design and Media Who Favors Outsider Art

An Insider of Design and Media Who Favors Outsider Art

He reveals no indicators of slowing down, both. In January he spent $112,500 at Christie’s New York on “Nurse Wootton,” a work by the people sculptor William Edmondson. It joins his assortment of eight items by Edmondson, who reminds Mr. Greenberg of Brancusi “in his use of minimal forms,” he mentioned. “However, his story as […]

When Contemporary Art Speaks to This Collector, She Listens

When Contemporary Art Speaks to This Collector, She Listens

“The Plaza is such a traditional building,” Lisa Fayne Cohen mentioned, sitting within the high-ceilinged, ornately-plastered front room of her nook residence on this French Renaissance-style resort overlooking Central Park. “I felt like it would be so much more exciting to mix that with modern and cutting-edge, contemporary painting.” It’s particularly thrilling when the work […]