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Art of Oceania, Asia, Indonesia at MATA Ancient & Tribal Art Fair

| April 22, 2015

nasser_and_co_03The Madison Ancient and Tribal Art (MATA) dealers association has announced it plans for a May fair in New York City. The MATA Ancient and Tribal Art Fair takes place May 14 – 17 at the Arader Galleries townhouse on Madison Avenue in New York. Featuring the art of the remote cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, […]

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Ayyam Gallery Dubai Sets Young Collectors Auction May 12th

| April 23, 2015

Abdul Karim Majdal Al-Beik (Syria, born 1973).Trace 2012, Mixed media on canvas<br />
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000The  23rd edition of the tri-annual Young Collectors Auction in Dubai takes place on May 12 at 7 pm.  The sale format was established to connect young talent with regional collectors and patrons.  The work at auction was submitted and curated. In order to create anticipation for the event, the Ayyam Gallery offers works by […]

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2,622 Hindu & Buddhist Treasures Seized by U.S. Authorities

| April 22, 2015

Kapoor stolen headNew York storage facilities that were raided from 2012 to 2014 yielded 2,622 pieces of Buddhist and Hindu art. Art dealer Subhash Kapoor, formerly of Art of the Past, a Carnegie Hill gallery, was charged with the looting the items from archeological sites and then selling them through black market smugglers.  He is currently awaiting […]

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Sotheby’s Former Chairman Remembered

| April 22, 2015

Alfred TaubmanAlfred A. Taubman, the chairman of Sotheby’s whose indictment in the 1990’s changed the way the auction business is conducted, passed away on Friday, April 17th, 2015.  Having made a fortune in mall development, he purchased the venerable auction house and  took Sotheby’s public. He later was indicted for price fixing in collusion with Christie’s and […]

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New ISIS Destruction Video Has Flaws

| April 15, 2015

Nimrud destructionISIS  has once again turned its lens on Iraq’s cultural heritage, this time providing its own flawed close up of Nimrud. While the media decries the damate, experts are downplaying the extent of the damage. Archeologist Dr. Samuel Hardy at Conflict Antiquities, has dissected the footage and stated many of the potential revenue generating sections of reliefs appear […]

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Protesters Take On Japanese Internment Camp Art Auction

| April 15, 2015

Stop Rago SaleA sign of the times: Rago Auction House of New Jersey, is receiving demands from change.org to return to a public institution artifacts from a planned sale of WWII arts and crafts from this country’s internment camp period. The works under discussion were used as research in Allen Hendershott Eaton’s 1952 volume  “Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The […]

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World Art Dubai Winds Up Today

| April 11, 2015

World Art Dubai logoWorld Art Dubai, the successor to Art Dubai, the contemporary fair that launched in 2006, had as its mission to  inspire “lifestyle with accessible art.” The April 8 – 11th running  fused art, education and entertainment, in order to establish itself on the world stage. Offering more than 1,000 affordable works from 30 countries, the fair is […]

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Silva Koch is New Director of Contemporary Istanbul’s 10th Edition

| April 11, 2015

Contemporary art fairsSilva Koch has been appointed the new director of the Contemporary Istanbul art fair for its 10th edition. The fair is the most established art fair in the region. According to Koch, worked at Artnet, overseeing galleries in Berlin and London, from 2007 – 2014. She also worked in Berlin at Galerie Christian Nagel and […]

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Mew Met Museum Breuer Thoughtfully Presents Contemporary Art

| April 11, 2015

Met Breur in old WhitneyThe venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its newest venture, the Met Breuer, in Marcel Breuer’s brutalist style building originally designed for the Whitney Museum. This is the Met’s acknowledgement of the importance of contemporary art in the continuum of art history. Among the highlights of the 2016 seasons will be an exhibition of works by Indian […]

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Egypt’s Famed “Meidum Geese” Could Be a Fake

| April 11, 2015

Detail from Meidum GeeseIt was reported today by history.com that “Meidum Geese”, the famed Egyptian painting discovered in a tomb near the Meidum Pyramid built by the pharaoh Snefru around 4,500 years ago, may not be authentic. Francesco Tiradritti, a professor at the Kore University of Enna who serves as director of the Italian archaeological mission to Egypt, has […]

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