AAD REPORTS24/03/2017Art Deco hard points dot the verdant landscape of Normandy. Stylistic as seen from above, new drone photos of indestructible German pillboxes that linger on punctuation marks to a past which today's snowflakes could never comprehend, nor have the courage...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS20/03/2017On the grassy slope of a fjord near the southernmost tip of Greenland stand the ruins of a church built by Viking settlers more than a century before Columbus sailed to the Americas. The thick granite-block walls remain intact, as do the 20-foot-high...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS18/03/2017A stunning network of caves has been found down a rabbit hole on a farmer’s land near Shifnal in Shropshire, England. Reportedly the Caynton Caves were used by followers of the Knights Templar in the 17th century. Located less than a meter (3.3ft)...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS18/03/2017Prior to recents, this series of reuniting long lost motion pictures from the 19th century with the great paintings of the leadings had been planned. New York and London have already been completed here at AAD, so here is Paris as it was in the era of...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS01/03/2017Abandoned London Mansion - Empty since 1895:
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AAD REPORTS25/02/2017Alex Salmond's strategic stockpile found?
Excavations during the construction of two soccer fields in Scotland have turned up a rare discovery — a Bronze-Age weapon hoard, including a notched bronze sword and a gold-decorated spearhead. The...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS21/02/2017Renowned internationally for their quarterly sporting and gun auctions, Holts' next fine modern and antique guns sale is set to take place on Thursday 16th March in London. In the first of their main sales this year, there will be aproximatelly 900...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS18/02/2017As Americans are starting to be indignant over the swinish attitude displayed by Euro buffoon Jean-Claude Junker. How a slippery policy from a non military country keeps on fantasizing about a Euro military, while skipping NATO minimums is a venture into...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS17/02/2017No statute of limitations in the Netherlands.
Police "carried out, on Friday January 20 and Saturday January 21, 2017, a total of seven arrests in connection with the diamond theft at Schiphol airport in February 2005 and money laundering," the...[Read More]
This is the kind of thing that used to happen at football (not soccer) matches every Saturday afternoon back in the late 1980s, especially when the West Ham girly-boys used to visit Loftus Road (QPR).
West London la la la….
AAD REPORTS02/02/2017Editors Note: 498 to 114, a majority of 384. That is function, something lacking from the EU parliament across the channel in Brussels.
Perhaps their representatives should take note of what a real legislative body can do when not subservient to...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS20/01/2017Nigel Farage, Westmonster’s Arron Banks and his right-hand man, Andy Wigmore, are in the US capital attending the Presidential inauguration.
On the trip the trio will also be spending time with the Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, who...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS17/12/2016BERLIN — A German man who had stashed a trove of art that included works stolen by the Nazis was of sound mind when he bequeathed his father’s collection to the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern, Switzerland, a Munich court ruled on Thursday. The...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS15/12/2016A previously unknown ancient city has been revealed on mainland Greece near the village of Vlochós to the north of Athens. The city walls encompass a fortified area of about 40 hectares, with a residential area taking up about 15 hectares of that...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS13/12/2016Leonardo - Saint Sebastian
A rare drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, valued at almost $16 million, has been discovered by a French auction house.
Paris-based auction house Tajan announced the discovery of “The Martyred Saint...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS05/12/2016Editors Note: Renzi was a nice guy in a bad place. The global mood that gave us Brexit and Trump, took yet another casualty from the forces of the status quo. Political referendums may not seem like an obvious art subject, but the turmoil this signifies...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS10/11/2016A painstaking investigation of Europe’s cave art has revealed 32 shapes and lines that crop up again and again and could be the world’s oldest code
When she first saw the necklace, Genevieve von Petzinger feared the trip halfway around the...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS09/11/2016On Wednesday, the Louvre Museum in Paris will unveil the hotly-anticipated restoration of Leonardo da Vinci’s St. John the Baptist (1513). The painting is considered one of the masterpieces the legendary artist crafted in his...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle07/11/2016
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), The Night Cafe, 1889, Yale University Art Gallery
Headlines were made when an old friends book was mentioned in the New York Post this past Sunday. Veteran journalist picked up where we left off several years ago in the...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS28/10/2016The Shambles: One of Britain’s best preserved Medieval streets
Located in the heart of the city of York, England, the Shambles is an old medieval street, often called Europe’s best preserved, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS18/10/2016Arrows flew and swords clanged as thousands re-enacted the Battle of Hastings on its 950th anniversary on Saturday at a sold-out event marking a bloody day that changed the course of English history.
The victory in 1066 by Duke William of Normandy,...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS18/10/2016S.fantine on Instagram - Follow @s_fantine
French Nude Painting circa 1910 By Richard E. Miller
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AAD REPORTS10/10/2016Over 40 mysterious shipwrecks have been discovered in the depths of the Black Sea
An international expedition has identified the remains of ancient ships – some of which had never been seen before.
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AAD REPORTS06/10/2016Kim Kardashian West's bodyguard filed for bankruptcy for his German security company ten weeks ago with debts of more than €1 million, according to documents obtained by MailOnline.
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AAD REPORTS04/10/2016Kim Kardashian is reunited with Kanye in NY - flanked by security - after fleeing Paris on private jet following £8.5m jewellery robbery by gang who bound and gagged her and put a gun to her head.
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AAD REPORTS02/10/2016Britain is planning to claim a share of the EU’s 42,000-bottle cellar of wine, cognac and other spirits, its art collection and its €8.7bn property portfolio as the government gears up to haggle over Brexit with Brussels.
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AAD REPORTS29/09/2016Editors Note: Idiotic Euro president baffled by Brexit, now confronted with the end result of stagnation, as weak demographics and bad economic policies push Europe over the edge. How does it end, not with a bang, but a whimper....
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AAD REPORTS13/09/2016 Frederic Edwin Church (American, Hartford, Connecticut 1826–1900 New York), 1871 - Oil on canvas @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Editor's Note: With Greece going bankrupt, they won't be able to afford to take the Elgin Marbles back. Rumor...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS23/08/2016Editor's Note: The biggest nitwit in Europe speaks. Singlehandedly the greatest mouthpiece for the dissolution of NATO only to be replaced by paper.
The European Union's most powerful official says increasing border control is not how Europe...[Read More]
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AAD REPORTS01/08/2016Can you say “She sells seashells by the seashore” five times fast? It’s tricky!
And if you’re like most people, you’ve been twisting your tongue over that one for years. In fact, people have been trying to say it without...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS28/07/2016Was Van Gogh really mad? Did his madness drive his art? And did he really cut off his ear and give it to a prostitute? These are the key questions in On The Verge of Insanity at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. And the answers are: yes (sometimes);...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS26/07/2016Pic of the Day - Real life Photos Made Famous By Artists:
At The Window,1875 by the French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894)
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Elliot Lee11/07/2016It must have been a tough decision for some dealers as to whether to take part in the London Summer season 2016. With Brexit and all that that encompassed, the 2016 season was always going to assert some form of uncertainty in the market, so the dealers...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS11/07/2016Recent archaeological digs have uncovered more than 20 round buildings in what is believed to be Cyprus' earliest known village, dating as far back as the 9th century B.C., the east Mediterranean island's Department of Antiquities said Tuesday.
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]
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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AAD REPORTS11/06/2016Bosnia’s “Indiana Jones” of archaeology have found a massive, mysterious sphere embedded in the ground in a forest in Bosnia.
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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 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.
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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.
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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]
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 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.
AAD REPORTS03/04/2016As the United Kingdom ponders the Brexit vote, Art Tourism to Europe may drop because of perceived incompetence, that's the conclusion of CNBC on the Hamptons Real Estate Market.
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Nicholas Bagshawe25/03/2016THE PROBLEM :
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AAD REPORTS15/02/2016The former head of Russia's anti-doping agency Rusada has died, the organisation says.
Nikita Kamaev's death comes two months after he resigned his post following a doping scandal in Russian athletics.
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AAD REPORTS13/02/2016Archaeologists are using Environment Agency laser mapping data to rediscover hundreds of kilometres of 'lost' Roman roads.
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AAD REPORTS26/01/2016Sotheby's are due to report earnings towards the end of February. The below is taken from the Christie's press release, sent out to media this morning. These are simply raw sale numbers which give us good insight into the macroeconomic swings of each...[Read More]
Maura Haverly14/12/2015You want to come to Paris, you know you do, for the holiday season. So much to do, so much to drink, um, see…but what exhibition to visit, that won’t leave you feeling tired and grumpy, jammed in queues snapping away at the Mona Lisa?
Maura Haverly23/11/2015Paris Tableau has announced that they will be joining with Biennale des Antiquaires as of 2016, in a widely praised decision.
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Elliot Lee20/11/2015 BejewelLed Treasures: The Al Thani Collection
Tiger Finial from the Throne of Tippoo Sultan (1750-1799), Mysore India, Circa 1790 Gold inlaid with Diamonds, Rubies and Emeralds - Image Courtsey | Alex Boyle, AAD
Maura Haverly11/11/2015German School, early 18th Century 'The World Turn’d Upside Down' - Oil on canvas: 75 x 45 in. (190.5 x 114.3 cm.) Painted early 1700s - The Weiss Gallery, London - Price 120,000 Euros
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Maura Haverly23/10/2015FIAC, the, Foire Internationale Art Contemporain, celebrated its 42nd birthday this year; but it still almost looks like a teenager! So many press outlets clamoured to cover the fair that my credentials arrived at literally the last minute, and my press...[Read More]
Robert Alexander Boyle30/09/2015Berlin, April 22, 1956 in a previously unknown tunnel a few feet under Checkpoint Charlie, machine gun fire erupted as Soviet and East German soldiers ambushed Americans in a secret passageway built by the CIA. The border between the hostile powers at...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS28/09/2015Editor's note: first published in the July 2012 SD Galway match programme, then published again on Ireland's Waterford United FC website in 2013. Published here with the kind permission of the club.
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Maura Haverly14/09/2015The most visited museums in Paris, the most visited city in the world, will now be open 7 days a week, announced last week by President Hollande.
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Maura Haverly07/09/2015One city’s world-class architect is another’s world-class eyesore. Such is the case with the long, unhappy arguments over Samaritaine, the exceptionally beautiful long-closed department store which sits on some of the most valuable real...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS10/08/2015The Pavilion of Art and Design (PAD) enhances the spirit of it's offering for the 9th edition of the Fair, with an additional constituent of 12 distinguished international galleries.
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AAD REPORTS07/08/2015Ben Brown Fine Arts presents a cardinal survey of photography originating from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf after 1976. The exhibition proffers the opportunity to experience varying interpretations of the German ‘New Objectivity’ style...[Read More]
Maura Haverly23/07/2015The Syndicat National des Antiquaires, whose members read like a Who’s Who in the French antiques world, held an extraordinary meeting 26 June – and voted to make the Biennale an annual event, effective 2017. Although almost 2/3 of the...[Read More]
Maura Haverly18/07/2015The French Ministry of Culture has fired Nicholas Bourriaud as head of Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris (otherwise known as ENSBA) , and the rumour has it that the incoming Director, Eric de Chassey, is close friends with President Hollande’s close...[Read More]
Laure Kaltenbach10/07/2015Representing 6,8% of the GDP (€860 billion of added value) and 6,5% of the employment in the European Union (€14 million), the positive impact of the creative activities and industries on the GDP of the European Union on the period 2008-2011 is...[Read More]
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Kalman Maklary23/05/2015Well hello there.
As some of you might know, I pop up on occasion on AAD, especially when participating in an Art Fair which I feel might be of interest to AAD’s esteemed audience.
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AAD REPORTS23/05/2015A stunning new work of land art will be unveiled this summer in Dumfries & Galloway, created by world-renowned landscape artist Charles Jencks.
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Robert Alexander Boyle13/05/2015A small but potent show just went on display at the Met. Four striking canvases by Van Gogh of flowers are on display in the Lehman Wing, Irises and Roses from 1890, and they were painted 125 years ago to the day. Described in a letter to his brother as...[Read More]
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AAD REPORTS01/05/2015Graham McKean :: The Night Shift 92cm x 61cm - Est. £3000 - £5000
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Michael Parsons01/05/2015“Old master” paintings worth millions of euro from the Beit Collection at Russborough House, Co Wicklow, are to be sold by auction at Christie’s in London to raise urgently needed funds for the upkeep of the stately home. The paintings...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS30/04/2015West Dean College has appointed Shayne Rivers MA (RCA), a world renowned expert in the conservation of furniture and Asian lacquer, as Head of Conservation. Rivers joins the College after 16 years at the Victoria & Albert Museum where she was Senior...[Read More]
Daniel Hannan30/04/2015Editor's note: The following was published in the Telegraph, March 14, 2011.
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Elliot Lee05/06/2014UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Some of you might recall recent news of a recent clamp down on ‘dealer-rings’?
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Margie FitzSimons19/11/2013To review the basics of this case: Radu Dogaru, the one whose mother, Olga, first said she burned all of the above art and then retracted her statement, Alexandru Bitu, and Eugen Darie, who described bringing the paintings in a car to Romania, confessed...[Read More]
The Epoch Times15/11/2013
Christine Lin @ The Epoch Times
Before she passed away this June, Martha Erlebacher was a prolific artist and demanding teacher. The New York Academy of Art is holding her first ever retrospective.
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Chloe Nelkin24/07/2013Ridiculous as this may seem, it is nearly a month since I went to France and this is the first chance I have actually had to sit down and properly reflect on my trip – apart from my usual frantic running around I have had a particularly bad bout of...[Read More]
Maura Haverly08/06/2013Well, I took myself off to the International Art and Antiques Fair at Olympia yesterday, with a Modern British colleague (which is less painful than it sounds). And I was excited! 41st annual!180 exhibitors from around the world! Art! Antiques! Jewelry!...[Read More]
AAD REPORTS30/05/2013I think that the main issues and unfairness of this legislation have been well covered in the correspondences. I think most of us have come into the trade from a love of what we choose to deal in. Perhaps in the past a good living was to be made by many...[Read More]
Tom Higginson21/05/2013Politics is the art of looking for trouble , finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and then applying the wrong remedy“ Ernest Benn 1875-1954
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Michael Kanyuchi25/02/2013With a great sense of pride, I can report that Zimbabwe is one of the 4 African countries exhibiting at the 55th Venice Biennale, which is taking place from the 1st of June – 24th November this year, in Venice Italy. Through the ministry of...[Read More]
Clinton Howell17/01/2013The David Roentgen exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum ends on Jan. 27. It is extremely worthwhile. I went for the second time last Sunday and was astounded by the quality of the craftsmanship. Every aspect, from the mechanics within the furniture, the...[Read More]
Clinton Howell03/06/2012I have been in the position to see the Queen a number of times over the years. I saw her when I was in Scotland with my mother in 1962 and I have seen her a number of times since. I was talking to a Brit the other day about this and he said he had never...[Read More]
John Robertson17/12/2011Whatever the moral arguments in favour of this badly drafted directive from Brussels the result will be the closure of many privately run commercial dealerships which have provided an income for many artists. I ran The Bourne Gallery in Surrey for forty...[Read More]