INTERPOL: Even the Wicked Have Good Taste

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Stolen Works of Art Our cultural heritage is being stolen before our very eyes by thieves specializing in fine art. “The theft of cultural objects affects developed and developing countries alike. The two countries most affected by this phenomenon are France and Italy. The illicit trade in cultural objects is sustained by the demand from… Read more »

Art Market Report: December 2009

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Presently the middle to upper range of the art auction market is being dominated by collectors rather than dealers. Dealers have been living off of their inventory for the past 12 months; more buyers have been retail. Uncertainty in the marketplace is the cause for this short term market change. Certainty is unlikely to return… Read more »

Newark NJ: Pottery Exhibit thru 10 Jan 10

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The Newark Museum presents 100 Masterpieces of Art Pottery, 1880-1930. “This centennial project highlights one hundred pieces of pottery and porcelain, including American and Native American as well as European and Asian ceramics. Masterpieces of Art Pottery is entirely drawn from the Museum’s own collection, with the exception of two loans from the American Decorative… Read more »

Los Angeles: Indian Basket Exhibit thru 30 MAY 10

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The Los Angeles Autry National Center Museum of the American West presents The Art of Native American Basketry: A Living Tradition. “The Art of Native American Basketry: A Living Tradition is a comprehensive exhibition presented by the Autry National Center. Baskets from more than 100 cultures, arranged in eleven geographic regions, will be revealed in… Read more »

Denver: Charles Russell Exhibit thru 10 JAN 10

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The Denver Art Museum is exhibiting The Masterworks of Charles M. Russell: A Retrospective of Painting and Sculpture. “The first major retrospective of Charles Marion Russell’s work, this exhibition features more than 60 important artworks, including oil paintings, bronze sculpture, and mixed media, plus a selection of personal objects that portray the artist in his… Read more »

Atlanta’s High Museum Presents: The Allure of the Car 21 MAR-20 JUN 10

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The High Museum in Atlanta presents The Allure of the Car. “The Allure of the Automobile presents 18 of the world’s rarest and most brilliantly conceived cars from the 1930s to the mid-1960s, including masterpieces by Bugatti, Duesenberg, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Ferrari. The exhibition traces the evolution of the motorcar, examining the contrasts between European… Read more »

Baltimore: Heroes & Mortals of ancient Greece thru 3 JAN 10

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The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland presents Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. “Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece is an international loan exhibition organized by the Walters Art Museum. What makes a person a hero or heroine? This exhibition explores the human need for heroes through the arts of one of… Read more »