Elliot Lee29/06/2016One of the big pluses at last Friday night’s Mark Grotjahn opening was the artist being present in the gallery. According to the gallery, he had flown in specifically to install the works, and be there to introduce the works on opening evening....[Read More]
Elliot Lee25/06/2016“Brexit” was a triumph of democracy. Prime Minister Cameron kept his word, and delivered the United Kingdom something which the EU commissars never have, and never will. What we saw on Thursday of last week, was a democratic break through:...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle24/06/2016
Tower House, Melbury Road, London, UK, completed 1877 - Purchased in 1972 by Jimmy Page
New spotlight on the current owner brings Tower House into new light.
William Burgess (1827-1881) was a 19th century architect and the foremost practioner of what...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS22/06/2016Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost a German court battle against a top media boss Tuesday when his appeal in a bitter row over free speech was thrown out.
Erdogan had sought a court order to stop the Axel Springer media group's chief Mathias...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS17/06/2016Russia has become the first country in sporting history to have its athletics team banned from an Olympic games because of doping offences, in an unprecedented ruling that will increase tensions between the Kremlin and the west.
The International...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle17/06/2016New Parrish Museum Building, Designed by Herzog and deMeuron
Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY, is an old collection in a new home, well, its home since 2013 when it moved east from Jobs Lane in Southampton several miles east to a former farm site...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS16/06/2016The letter, penned by the renowned naturalist and geologist in 1875, was stolen from the Smithsonian more than three decades ago.
It was recently recovered by the FBI following a public tip regarding the letter’s whereabouts. On May 26, 2016,...[Read More]
Alessandra Massameno15/06/2016As summer digs in its heels, NYC grows weary and inhospitable (more so than usual)— a wasteland of irate taxi drivers, seething concrete, and sweaty New Yorkers.
It’s no surprise that a mass exodus to The Hamptons erupts every sunny weekend,...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle15/06/2016
Situated some four miles east northeast of Easthampton is a rural homestead where the entire art world was turned upside down from a short film made there in 1950. The artist studio of Jackson Pollock, now known as the Pollock Krasner studio...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS14/06/2016Lost in December 1942, what is thought to be the only salvaged He-115 in existence, has been towed to the shore where a crane lifted it from the water.
Using sonar equipment, Norwegian mappers located the aircraft in 2005, and in June of 2012,...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS14/06/2016The dagger was adorned with rubies, diamonds, emeralds and sapphires.
A man attempting to sell a bejeweled ivory dagger that reportedly belonged to late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has been arrested in the Turkish capital Istanbul, local police...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS12/06/2016Alleged Gardner Heist boss back in legal hot water. It seems one get out of jail card was not enough, as a 1993 murder comes home to roost.
Jimmy Coonan was right when he uttered the line, "No corpus, no habeas corpus" as old bones found from a...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS12/06/2016Secrets of Lost Cambodian Cities To Be Revealed
Archaeologists are set to unveil further details of medieval cities hidden under jungle in Cambodia near Angkor Wat, the world's largest Hindu temple complex, the Guardian newspaper said...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS11/06/2016Prince Charles’ secret gay life has been blown wide open by shocking photos of the love-sick royal in a sizzling lip-lock with his toy boy beau!
Now palace insiders say the explosive pictures — snapped by a mole in the monarchy — dash...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS11/06/2016"Show us these temples or we will dynamite the entire hillside”, threatened Italy’s state prosecutor when police had failed to locate a rumoured network of mysterious chambers buried 30 metres in the foothills of the Alps.
They had...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS11/06/2016Bosnia’s “Indiana Jones” of archaeology have found a massive, mysterious sphere embedded in the ground in a forest in Bosnia.
The controversial archaeologist, Semir Osmanagich, wrote in a blog that the sphere dates back more than 1,500...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS10/06/2016Massive New Monument Found in Petra
Archaeologists have used satellite imagery and drone photography to discover an enormous ceremonial platform near the center of the ancient city of Petra.
Sarah Parcak and Christopher Tuttle...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS10/06/2016Chinese Archaeologists May Have Stumbled Onto The Fabled 'Greatest Palace That Ever Was'
For centuries the imperial palace of Kublai Khan's Yuan dynasty was shrouded in mystery. After the dynasty collapsed, there were no clues as to where it was...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle08/06/2016Thomas Moran was toiling as an illustrator in 1871 when a spectacular break came his way. It was an idea for an article for Scribners Magazine about a relatively unknown natural wonder found in western Wyoming. This geological phenomenon would be fully...[Read More]
They do say that great minds think alike, so the question has to be asked, how does Prime Minister Cameron and his 'remain' camp feel about Lord Neil Kinnock being the latest signatory and call center helper in his campaign? Perhaps that big government...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle05/06/2016Middletown Homeopathic Hospital, Blakelock's Home from the 1890's to 1915
Ralph Albert Blakelock was born in New York City in 1847 the son of a physician. He graduated from the College of the City of New York, studied briefly at Cooper Union, and at the...[Read More]
Maura Haverly05/06/2016The waters are rising again in Paris. After days of torrential rains, the Seine rose to 6.3 (21 feet) meters, the highest level in more than 30 years and more rain is expected. The Musee d’Orsay is closed, as is the Louvre, which is moving artwork...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS04/06/2016Battleship Island. It's a fantastic name for an unbelievable place. A place unlike any in the world. A tiny island, once home to 5,259 people with the highest population density in history, abruptly abandoned and left to the elements for decades.
AAD REPORTS03/06/2016Days after several of his colleagues were awakened in their hotel rooms by the police and arrested on corruption charges last year, Sepp Blatter, the longtime president of FIFA, made an important decision. He decided he deserved a raise.
With soccer in...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS03/06/2016The Indus Valley civilisation may be even older than initially thought.
A group of researchers in India have used carbon dating techniques on animal remains and pottery fragments to conclude that the Indus Valley settlements could be 8,000 years...[Read More]
Copa America Centenario is the biggest soccer tournament the United States has hosted since the 1994 World Cup — before Christian Pulisic was even born. Now, the 17-year-old is the fastest-rising star in American soccer, shouldering the...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS03/06/2016In 1206, Genghis Khan, a fierce tribal chieftain from northern Mongolia, began to take over the world. The khan’s ruthless tactics and loyal horde swept across Asia.
One territory after another fell under the overwhelming force of the Mongol...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle02/06/2016Antique Ivory Keys about to be Recycled into a Lamp Photo: Omar S. El-Khalidi, Longleaf Lighting, Savannah, Georgia
The decline of the American political system strikes home as the Obama Administration demonises the antiques trade as a part of a...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS02/06/2016Appearing at 8 Duke Street St. James’s, is the ‘Bahrain Art Across Borders' initiative (BAAB). A kumbaya gathering of artists, with press information rammed to the rafters with the usual PR company florid language, which reads like...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS01/06/2016LAS VEGAS — In a city known for its high-profile prizefights, the legal battle between former Strip power couple Elaine and Steve Wynn ranks as one for the record books.
For four decades the Wynns set a standard for style in Las Vegas, a place...[Read More]
Alessandra Massameno29/05/2016NEW YORK is a breeding ground for irony. Case and point: pulling up to 903 Park Avenue in search of a fine arts gallery, and finding what appears to be a residential building. It makes you wonder if Eva Gabor is selling her furniture at auction before...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS28/05/2016Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Absinthe, 1901, pastel, 65.2 by 49.6 cm - Ex Otto Krebs Collection at the Hermitage
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AAD REPORTS27/05/2016In celebration of Zaha Hadid’s career in architecture and design that spans four decades, Fondazione Berengo is hosting an abridged retrospective exhibition of her work at the 16th century Palazzo Franchetti on the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy.
Elliot Lee25/05/2016Early footage of London, and paintings of London as it was during visits by some of the most famous impressionist painters of the day. Atmospheric and enchanting, these paintings and footage serve as glorious visions of the London of yesteryear. Today's...[Read More]
Lawrence Klepper24/05/2016As the worldwide art market evolves into a overabundance of electronic visages with assorted highs and lows, characters and players, dealers and collectors, artists and critics; I cannot help but constantly come back to the key point of the art...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS23/05/2016When one of the oldest and most respected art galleries in America, the Knoedler Gallery in New York, closed its doors abruptly in 2011, the art world was stunned. Not because the gallery closed, but by the discovery that over the course of 15 years, the...[Read More]
Lewis Baer22/05/2016No one is more thankful than me as to how 1stdibs single handily took on the industry’s challenge and hijacking by the Sotheby’s/Christie’s auction methods. The duopoly’s goal was to take away the dealer market by...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS14/05/2016Statement of Domenico Scala
"On the occasion of its meeting of yesterday, the FIFA Congress has delegated the election, or the dismissal respectively, of the members of the independent supervisory bodies – such as the Ethics Committee, the Appeal...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS10/05/2016After a Hitler doll sold for $17 million Sunday night, what more can we say? That being said, these were a few of the paintings we liked and were able to photograph in the short time before the staff gestapo at Christie's hustled all previewers out to...[Read More]
Dr Fungi08/05/2016De les dossiers de criminalité organisée:
Most of the jewelers in the Diamond Center (47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue) are all Hasidic Jews, or Hasidem. I personally respect all religions; however, although I deeply respect...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS06/05/2016So Much For Iranian Arts
An Iranian director sentenced to 223 lashes for making a film that has never been officially shown in his homeland said Friday he just wanted to be left alone to work rather than "be turned into a hero".
Keywan Karimi ran into...[Read More]
Elliot Lee05/05/2016Born of a deep distrust from a bitter harvest sewn by the seeds of anti-trust and monopoly behaviour by the big two auction houses, and the lengthy legal record of their prosecution by the United States Department of Justice, galleries simply don’t...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS25/04/2016The new maritime terminal is composed of three primary interlocking components: administration offices for national border controls and shipping lines; the terminal for international ferries and cruise ships from around the world; and the terminal for...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS25/04/2016This is about as grim a gangster story as one can find in or out of print, in many places requiring a strong stomach. ''The Westies'' chronicles the last incarnation of the Hell's Kitchen gang, a force on Manhattan's West Side long predating the popular...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS25/04/2016According to a report in the Palm Beach Post, Havard Melvaer, Captain of the Edda Fjord, a huge shipping vessel on route from port Fourchon, L.A., said it was a "stroke of luck" that he spotted a 19 foot long boat whilst on deck for fresh air.
The long...[Read More]
Elliot Lee22/04/2016Music mixed with imagery properly done can take us elsewhere, be it imagination or a vivid memory; it immediately puts us in another place or time. Those potent sounds can make us feel; it tugs at our deepest emotions, joy or sorrow, perhaps a sense of...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS21/04/2016Today marks the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, so we're going to go out and get drunk and celebrate.
Below are a few public domain Images which we think are really special.
Lawrence Klepper20/04/2016Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been widely accused of cracking down on freedom of the press and political dissent in Turkey, wants the German government to shackle its guaranteed free-speech traditions in order to safeguard its...[Read More]
While Panama has exploded in the news, like 007 recreating nearby in a convenient location, our travel reporter Chris Hulbert checked in from Florida where his stays included historic Key West and a lecture at Hillsborough College loomed large on his...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS07/04/2016Americans Implicated in Panama Papers, Justice Department Considers Next Steps.....
AAD REPORTS05/04/2016A better spin for Artsy post Panama would be "20 Most influential money launderers in Europe contemplating witness protection programmes."
Maybe Swiss Art Fairs should start worrying...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle04/04/2016
A Panama financial scandal with money laundering implications around the world emerged over the weekend as the leading story in the news. A complete contrast to most of the time where it is a sleepy backwater canal area frequented by tourists...[Read More]