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Happy New Year!

AAD REPORTS 01/01/2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR !   AAD was established in 2011 to give industry insiders a voice and a communication tool. News and views are updated regularly by professional journalists, as well as industry members, and retail experts. AAD’s audience...[Read More]
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Copyright, Tool and Fool

Lawrence Klepper 01/01/2016“Copyrights exist in order to encourage more artists, writers, and musicians to create new work by making sure they can earn money off of their labor….” I read the quote and then reread it again. I know somewhere inside the sentence...[Read More]
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Botallack O’Clock by Eddie Elks

AAD REPORTS 06/01/2016Botallack O'Clock is a funny, moving and thought-provoking journey into the creative mind of Roger Hilton CBE, one of the most unique voices in post-war British art. In 1965, after representing Britain at the Venice Biennale, Hilton moved to the Cornish...[Read More]
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To Arab Spring, or not to Arab Spring? That is the...

Laura Stewart 07/01/2016To Arab Spring, or not to Arab Spring? That is the question   A conundrum faces artists in the Middle East. I have come to think of it as the: “To Arab Spring or not to Arab Spring?” question. I do not mean to be flip. This shorthand...[Read More]
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Gainsborough and a Fake Van Dyck in Sotheby’s New York...

Dr Susan Grundy 15/01/2016Gainsborough and a fake Van Dyck in Sotheby’s New York January sale Is this the most bizarre sleeper ever? Could a painting on auction at Sotheby’s New York January 28 Evening Sale, attributed to Van Dyck, actually be a much later copy...[Read More]
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All Roads Lead To Brooklyn

Laura Stewart 19/01/2016I have come to understand that if the world is flat - then the art world is ... Flatbush. In 2012, soon after decamping to Bahrain, the small island Kingdom off the coast of Saudi Arabia - to work for the talented contemporary painter, Rashid bin...[Read More]
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London Calling: Part 1

Elliot Lee 21/01/2016In the first of a series of publications on London galleries, with the remit being to shed some light on current and future exhibitions, and to take some thoughts on how a cross section of Gallerists think that the business of art in London might pan out...[Read More]
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Shed No Tears For Christie's

AAD REPORTS 26/01/2016Sotheby'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]
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NYC Winter Antiques Show 2016

AAD REPORTS 26/01/2016All photos by Derita Coleman Williams, Memphis TN, unless otherwise indicated. Front entrance showing the Wadsworth installaition Nautilus Snail, German, Nuremburg, 1630, Jeremius Ritter (1582-1646), nautilus shell and silver gilt, gift of J....[Read More]
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Art Loss Register Vs Art Recovery Group

AAD REPORTS 28/01/2016Outlining a developing spat between Chris Marinello of ARG (above left), and Julian Radcliffe (above right) of ALR, The Art Newspaper in a recent publication on their website, said the following: “James Radcliffe, ALR’s director of...[Read More]
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Gilbert & George c1795

AAD REPORTS 29/01/2016 Estimate: $150,000-250,000This rare Portrait of George Washington being offered by Keno Auctions in the USA, is one of Gilbert Stuart's "Vaughan" examples, named after the Philadelphia merchant who purchased the 1795 painting of Washington - the first...[Read More]
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London Calling: Part 2

Elliot Lee 29/01/2016In the second of a series of publications on London galleries, with the remit being to shed some light on current and future exhibitions, and to take some thoughts on how a cross section of gallerists think that the business of art in London -  and...[Read More]
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Movers & Shakers

Maura Haverly 30/01/2016There’s a new partner at Mnuchin Gallery– none other than Michael McGinnis, the former president of Phillips auction house. McGinnis had been with Phillips for 16 years, and its president from July until 30 November 2015. Edward Dolman, who...[Read More]
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January Old Master Sales at Sothebys

Robert Alexander Boyle 01/02/2016   Did you ever contemplate the Catholic Church’s bankruptcy sale? That’s what it felt like previewing Sotheby’s Masters sale on January 26-28. There were more Madonnas and Child than you could shake a bishop's crozier at, most...[Read More]
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The Largest Jheronimus Bosch Retrospective Ever...

AAD REPORTS 02/02/2016From 13 February – 8 May 2016, Het Noordbrabants Museum presents the Jheronimus Bosch exhibition ‘Visions of a Genius’. An unprecedented festivity displaying his masterpieces. Het Noordbrabants Museum is expecting around twenty...[Read More]
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Is It Too Soon To be a Pundit?

Laura Stewart 03/02/2016I look back at interviews I did with artists, and art professionals a mere three years ago, and I am startled that their optimistic prognostications for a flourishing contemporary art market IN the region, rather than of FROM the region, already seems...[Read More]
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‘Time Waterfall’ to be unveiled at ICC Hong Kong...

AAD REPORTS 04/02/2016Internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima will present a new large-scale public light installation during Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong in March. Each night from March 21 to 26 ‘Time Waterfall’ will be shown across the...[Read More]
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Michigan Art Dealer Arrested And Charged With...

AAD REPORTS 04/02/2016Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Diego Rodriguez, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the arrest of ERIC IAN...[Read More]
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Mallett On Death Watch

AAD REPORTS 13/02/2016Mallett shows us how fast the burn money from a pricey London building sale disappears. You can read all about it on the so-dead-antiquestradegazette.com You may also like to read: * Vlad The Shoplifter * Design Matters, How Cost Over Runs On New...[Read More]
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3D Laser Scanners Reveal 'lost' Roman roads

AAD REPORTS 13/02/2016Archaeologists are using Environment Agency laser mapping data to rediscover hundreds of kilometres of 'lost' Roman roads. Since 1998 the Environment Agency has used lasers to scan and map the English landscape from above to help with work such as flood...[Read More]
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Inconvenient Anti-Doping Head Dies of a Heart...

AAD REPORTS 15/02/2016The 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. Rusada said the cause of death was "a massive...[Read More]
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Art and Wealth Inequality

Lawrence Klepper 22/02/2016The _ _ _ News commentator said the world isn’t fair and the economic world is even less fair. That comment got me to thinking, so I took the idea to task and ask the question: How does wealth inequality influence and effect artists and the art...[Read More]
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While we wait for the Picasso yet to be revealed,...

AAD REPORTS 22/02/2016It’s safe to say that there are going to be further arrests at the forthcoming conference at FIFA this week, since at every other meeting they’ve had, the F.B.I. showed up as uninvited guests. In the meantime, a reminder of a previous...[Read More]
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Tidbits - $1689.00 Every Day

Lawrence Klepper 25/02/2016February 17th, 2016, It was reported that a major painting by Willem de Kooning and an equally important Jackson Pollock painting, both from an established West Coast collection, sold for $500 million to a Midwest hedge fund manager. The de Kooning...[Read More]
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Peabody Essex Exhibition: Asia in Amsterdam: The...

Robert Alexander Boyle 04/03/2016 1. Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde. The ”Golden Bend” in the Herengracht, Amsterdam, 1671-1672. Oil on panel. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Purchased upon the recommendation of the Vereniging Rembrandt with the support of the Stichting Nationaal...[Read More]
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Salem, Massachusetts, Embracing the Dark Arts

Robert Alexander Boyle 04/03/2016 Salem Massachusetts, first settled in the 1630's by religious outsiders from England, Hawthornes, Buffums, Soutwicks and Peabodys. It quickly developed its own character outside of Boston. By 1658 Quakers were declared persona non grata and thirty four...[Read More]
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Buyer’s Premium Redux, the 1stdibs Approach

Lewis Baer 10/03/2016No 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 imposing a...[Read More]
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Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, 2016 (Part One)

Robert Alexander Boyle 19/03/2016 Held on the days of March 10th through March 13 at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island in Florida, the 21st Concours d'Elegance has evolved into  the premier antique and classic car show on the east coast of the United States. Situated thirty miles...[Read More]
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The Vanishing Middle Market for Art

Lawrence Klepper 19/03/2016What has happened to the Vanishing Middle Market and what does that have to do with the old and proven processes of “intellectual legitimation” that once defined experiencing and purchasing fine art. Where has the so-called middle market been...[Read More]
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Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance 2016 (Part Two)

Robert Alexander Boyle 21/03/2016 Held on the days of March 10th through March 13 at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island in Florida, the 21st Concours d'Elegance has evolved into  the premier antique and classic car show on the east coast of the United States. Situated thirty miles...[Read More]
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Asia Week NYC, Full of Surprises

AAD REPORTS 24/03/2016ASIA WEEK NYC, FULL OF SURPRISES   Fresh on the heels of Art Asia Week (which is really 10 days) in NY, the questions started coming…how did the slowdown in China and other Asian countries affect the market for Asian Objects in New York?...[Read More]
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ARTNET: A Very Serious Problem For The Stock-Buying...

Nicholas Bagshawe 25/03/2016THE PROBLEM : Over the last decade or so a number of art-auction orientated search-engines have come on line producing what can be a very useful record of pictures sold at auction. There is no doubt that this kind of universal recording can be...[Read More]
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The Lost Third Imperial Easter Egg By Carl...

AAD REPORTS 26/03/2016Editor's note: Being Easter weekend, we thought it apt to re-publish the most incredible egg story of the past few years, if not the past decade. THE LOST THIRD IMPERIAL FABERGÉ EASTER EGG EXHIBITION One of the missing Imperial...[Read More]
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Dame Zaha Hadid DBE dies suddenly in Miami

AAD REPORTS 31/03/2016Photography © Mary Mccartney It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning. She had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and...[Read More]
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[Im]penetrable Strangeness: Sitting Down with Miles...

Alessandra Massameno 02/04/2016Miles Aldridge is perhaps best known to AAD’s readers around the world for his unsettling images of glamorous but disconcerted women that combine vibrant colour, cinematic narrative, and meticulous attention to detail. His photographs have appeared...[Read More]
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What's Driving Wall Street to the Hamptons? Fear

AAD REPORTS 03/04/2016As 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. What's driving Wall Street to the...[Read More]
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Panama Canal and Jonas Lie

Robert Alexander Boyle 04/04/2016 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]
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Artsy Post Panama

AAD REPORTS 05/04/2016A 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]
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Americans Implicated in Panama Papers

AAD REPORTS 07/04/2016Americans Implicated in Panama Papers, Justice Department Considers Next Steps..... http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/clinton-campaign-chief-linked-to-russian-bank-listed-in-panama-papers/article/2587741[Read More]
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Prosecution for Satire

Lawrence Klepper 20/04/2016Turkish 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]
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Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth II

AAD REPORTS 21/04/2016Today 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.    [Read More]
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REHS Contemporary Hits Musical Note, Kah-ching!

Elliot Lee 22/04/2016Music 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]
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Missing Florida Teens Boat Found

AAD REPORTS 25/04/2016According 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]
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Salerno Maritime Terminal Inaugurated 25 April 2016;...

AAD REPORTS 25/04/2016The 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]
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You've Been Cloned

Elliot Lee 05/05/2016Born 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]
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So Much For Iranian Arts

AAD REPORTS 06/05/2016So 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]
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The Rabbi Jewelry Score: Inside The Mind Of A...

Dr Fungi 08/05/2016De 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]
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Christie's NYC: Top Heavy But Thin

AAD REPORTS 10/05/2016After 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]
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American Ivory Ban Does Not Address Real Cause

Robert Alexander Boyle 11/05/2016Antique 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]
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Domenico Scala, FIFA's Independent Audit Committee...

AAD REPORTS 14/05/2016Statement 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]
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$80 Million Con

AAD REPORTS 23/05/2016When 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]
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Status Trophies: Style & Substance

Lawrence Klepper 24/05/2016As 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]
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'Zaha Hadid' exhibition, Palazzo Franchetti

AAD REPORTS 27/05/2016In 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. The...[Read More]
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Perhaps Putin Ran Out of Stolen Picassos to Use as...

AAD REPORTS 28/05/2016Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Absinthe, 1901, pastel, 65.2 by 49.6 cm - Ex Otto Krebs Collection at the Hermitage You may also like to read: *  Inconvenient Anti-Doping Head Dies of a Heart Attack *  Vlad The Shoplifter *  Design...[Read More]
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The French Don't Have A Word For “CHURROS”

Alessandra Massameno 29/05/2016NEW 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]
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Art collector Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Won’t Let His...

AAD REPORTS 01/06/2016LAS 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]
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Bahrain Art Across Borders (BAAB)

AAD REPORTS 02/06/2016Appearing 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]
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Scientists Finally Know What Stopped Mongol Hordes...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2016In 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]
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Christian Pulisic is 17, and he’s breathing life into...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2016   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]
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The Indus Valley civilisation is 2,500 years older...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2016The 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]
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Sepp Blatter and Deputies Arranged Huge Payouts After...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2016Days 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]
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Behold the Haunting Decay of Gunkanjima, Japan's...

AAD REPORTS 04/06/2016Battleship 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. The...[Read More]
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Frisky in Flooded Paris

Maura Haverly 05/06/2016The 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]
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"Brexit": Unelected Neil Kinnock Shows Us...

Elliot Lee 05/06/2016 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]
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Thomas Moran Studio Restoration nears Completion

Robert Alexander Boyle 08/06/2016Thomas 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]
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Chinese archaeologists may have stumbled onto the...

AAD REPORTS 10/06/2016Chinese 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]
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Massive New Monument Found in Petra

AAD REPORTS 10/06/2016Massive 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]
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Giant Rock Sphere Discovered in Bosnia Linked to...

AAD REPORTS 11/06/2016Bosnia’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]
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Secrets of lost Cambodian cities to be revealed:...

AAD REPORTS 12/06/2016Secrets 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]
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With Remains Identified, An Old Killer Comes Back Into...

AAD REPORTS 12/06/2016Alleged 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]
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Turkish Police Arrest Man Trying to Sell Gaddafi’s...

AAD REPORTS 14/06/2016The 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]
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He-115 Luftwaffe Float Plane recovered from a Fjord In...

AAD REPORTS 14/06/2016Lost 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]
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Pollock-Krasner House, Easthampton

Robert Alexander Boyle 15/06/2016  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]
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From The Hamptons With Love

Alessandra Massameno 15/06/2016As 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]
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Russian Athletes Banned From Olympic Games for Doping...

AAD REPORTS 17/06/2016Russia 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]
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Erdogan Loses Appeal Against German Media Boss

AAD REPORTS 22/06/2016Turkey'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]
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Burgess' Tower House Heavenly Precedent

Robert Alexander Boyle 24/06/2016 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]
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Mark Grotjahn, 'Pink Cosco' @ Gagosian Gallery,...

Elliot Lee 29/06/2016One 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]
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F-35, The Ultimate in Design Lands in the UK

Robert Alexander Boyle 03/07/2016 Aided by a mammoth USAF KC-10 tanker, the much anticipated 5th eneration F-35B Lightning II finally crossed the pond to take part in Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 8th through 10th and participate...[Read More]
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Featured Galleries of the Hamptons, Ann Madonia

Robert Alexander Boyle 06/07/2016Ann Madonia Antiques, 36 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 A longtime fixture in the summer art and antiques scene out east in the Hamptons, both Ann and her daughter Sue have seen a change over in buying habits of wealthy east enders. While a generation...[Read More]
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Rare Chinese Prints at the Huntington Capture the Art...

AAD REPORTS 10/07/2016It’s considered one of most historically and artistically important illustrated books of 17th century Chinese woodblock art: “Ten Bamboo Studio Collection  of Calligraphy and Pictures,” a rare edition of which the Huntington...[Read More]
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Digs Uncover Buildings in Cyprus' 11,000-Year-Old...

AAD REPORTS 11/07/2016Recent 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. The...[Read More]
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Masterpiece 2016 Lands Safely

Elliot Lee 11/07/2016It 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]
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Van Gogh Cut Off His Whole Ear Instead Of Just The...

AAD REPORTS 13/07/2016It is arguably the best-known story in the history of art: Vincent van Gogh lops off part of his ear in a moment of insanity and drops it off at a brothel. The facts behind how the artist mutilated himself and what happened next can now be told for the...[Read More]
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'Look in your attics': global hunt for 100 missing...

AAD REPORTS 13/07/2016Gottfried Lindauer is best known for his Māori portraits, such as this 1890 oil on canvas called Tamati Waka Nene.  People around the world have been urged to look under their beds and poke through their attics in the search for at least 100...[Read More]
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Turkey Cracked via Wikileaks

AAD REPORTS 19/07/2016Yesterday, 11pm Anakara Time, WikiLeaks released part one of the AKP Emails. AKP, or the Justice & Development Party, is the ruling party of Turkey and is the political force behind the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Part one of the...[Read More]
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Bahrain’s “Renaissance Man” Rashid Al...

Robert Alexander Boyle 19/07/2016Bahrain’s “Renaissance Man” Rashid Al Khalifa   Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa al Khalifa  - Digging Deeper In the Desert Sands of Bahrain, AAD’s Alex Boyle rediscovers the Talents of the Indefatigable Shaikh as they extend Beyond Art - To...[Read More]
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Purple Prose : Abu Dhabi Art Fair / Art Fairs In...

Laura Stewart 19/07/2016Purple Prose : Abu Dhabi Art Fair / Art Fairs In General   All I can remember about the Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2013 is purple.Purple klieg searchlights traced the already lilac sky as sunset descended on Saadiyat Island, the chi-chi location of the...[Read More]
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Ancestral Arabia :: Assyrian Culture at the...

Robert Alexander Boyle 19/07/2016ASHURNASIRPAL II, ?Assyrian King, (Detail) NIMRUD, ISHATAR SHARRAT-NIPHI TEMPLE Metropolitan Museum: Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age September 18, 2014, New York, NY Opening this coming week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a...[Read More]
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Will Saudi Arabia Open Itself Up for Tourism?

AAD REPORTS 20/07/2016Mada'in Saleh Desert “glamping,” pristine diving spots and some of the best archaeological sites you’ve never heard of all await visitors to Saudi Arabia. There is just one catch: The ultraconservative kingdom doesn’t issue tourist visas. But that now...[Read More]
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The F-35 UK Debut Stuns the Farnborough Air Show...

Elliot Lee 20/07/2016You know when you are in the presence of something special, and the F-35b lightening is precisely that. Recent touch down on British soil, first at RAF Fairford, then as part of the air display at Farnborough Air Show last weekend, certainly didn't...[Read More]
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Annika Connor, A Modern Day Renaissance Woman

Alessandra Massameno 22/07/2016If you haven’t heard of Annika Connor by now, then you’re a little late to the party. The good news? New York has a longstanding tradition of never dozing off when there’s a party. As any good partygoer knows, you’d be...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Yosemite

AAD REPORTS 26/07/2016Pic of the Day - Real life photos, made famous by artists: Artist: Albert Bierstadt, American, born Germany, 1830–1902 Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Trail - Photo Credit: Yale University Art Gallery Views on views. Glacier Point at Yosemite Park -...[Read More]
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Yet To Come, Prehistory

Lawrence Klepper 26/07/2016Lascaux For the longest time it was the highpoint of prehistoric cave art, so much so that art history books started with its story; Lascaux Cave Art, ca. 15,000 BCE, with its predominantly female animals and religious belief in animism. Chauvet...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Paris

AAD REPORTS 26/07/2016At The Window,1875 by the French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848–1894)   Follow Ms. Juli Proven on instagram @juliproven  [Read More]
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Archaeologists make 'exciting' discovery in Alamo...

AAD REPORTS 28/07/2016Archaeologists digging at the Alamo have discovered an adobe wall that may provide clues to the famous site’s Spanish Colonial history. The wall, which is about 23 inches below the flagstone surface of San Antonio's Alamo Plaza, was discovered...[Read More]
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The real Van Gogh: A Genius Not Driven By Madness But...

AAD REPORTS 28/07/2016Was 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]
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The Ghost Towns That Were Created By The Oil Rush

AAD REPORTS 28/07/2016Over the last 150 years, oil booms and busts have given rise – and laid waste – to hundreds of towns across the world. In many places on our planet, striking oil has meant the eruption of new settlements in previously uninhabited places....[Read More]
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An Ultra-Rare, $3 Million Tucker 48 Was Discovered in...

AAD REPORTS 28/07/2016Preston Tucker's car company was responsible for 51 cars being built. Of those, we know that 47 "Tucker '48s" have survived and we know where all of them are. Sometimes, they come up for sale and fetch millions. 15 years ago, Mark Lieberman located one...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Real life Photos Made Famous By...

AAD REPORTS 28/07/2016Pic of the Day - Real life Photos Made Famous By Artists: The Three Tetons, Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926) The White House Historical Association - White House Collection    Follow Sara Underwood on Instagram @saraunderwood You may also...[Read More]
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The Hidden Adult Themes in Beatrix Potter

AAD REPORTS 28/07/2016"Your father had an accident there; he was put in a pie by Mrs McGregor.” Old Mrs Rabbit’s frightful warning to her children Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter appears on the opening page of Beatrix Potter’s first book, The Tale of...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Real Life Photos Made Famous By...

AAD REPORTS 28/07/2016Pic of the Day - Real Life Photos Made Famous By Artists Eugene Savage (1882-1978) - Island Feast Kailua, Hawaii - Follow Martha Hunt on Instagram @marthahunt [Read More]
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Frisky with Paul Klee

Maura Haverly 29/07/2016“The Irony of Work” (“L’ironie a l’oeuvre) is the perfect title for the summer blockbuster at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris. The hottest show in town (literally) lines stretched around the block …I myself,...[Read More]
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Donations Keep Iconic Queen Elizabeth I Portrait in...

AAD REPORTS 29/07/2016LONDON – A rare 16th century portrait of Queen Elizabeth I will become public property after a donations appeal raised 10 million pounds ($13 million) to keep it in Britain. The "Armada Portrait" commemorates England's 1588 triumph over an...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Real Life Photos Made Famous By...

AAD REPORTS 30/07/2016Pic of the Day: Eugene Francis Savage (1883 -1978) Biscayne Holiday Joy Corrigan, South Beach - Follow Joy Corrigan on Instagram @joycorrigan You may also like to read: *  Annika Connor, A Modern Day Renaissance Woman *  Frisky WIth Paul...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Naples Florida, Yesterday &...

AAD REPORTS 31/07/2016Eugene Savage (1883 - 1978) Seminole Siesta, Everglades Naples, Florida -  Follow Marissa Everhart on Instagram @marissaeverhart You may also like to read: *  The real Van Gogh: A Genius Not Driven By Madness But Crippled By It *...[Read More]
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Lost Tolkien Tapes Found

AAD REPORTS 31/07/2016 Recordings of J.R.R. Tolkien thought to have been lost have been rediscovered in the BBC archives and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 20.00 on Saturday 6 August. The recordings survive from an interview Tolkien gave for Tolkien in Oxford, a...[Read More]
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Getty Images: Huge Copyright Violation

AAD REPORTS 01/08/2016In December, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website. It demanded payment of $120. This was how Highsmith came...[Read More]
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Getty Opens Mouth, Says Foolish Things

AAD REPORTS 01/08/2016Yesterday we reported on a lawsuit filed against Getty Images by noted U.S culture archive photographer Carol Highsmith. The case was notable for the extraordinarily high liability sum sought after in the suit, with a potential US$1 billion of damages...[Read More]
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Fossil Discovery On Britain's Coast

AAD REPORTS 01/08/2016Can 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]
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EU's Juncker Keeps Black Book on Political Foes

AAD REPORTS 02/08/2016Editor's Note: Besides Merkel's incompetence on the migrant issue, this bitter little fellow Juncker may be the best symbol of what failed Europe. A politician not elected by the populace and keeping an enemies list, personifies democracy...[Read More]
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F-35 Too Stealthy: You Can't Hit What You Can't...

AAD REPORTS 02/08/2016The F-35 has hit yet another snag. During a recent exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, US Air Force F-35A pilots set out to practice evading surface-to-air missiles, but they could not, because the SAM radars on the ground could not even...[Read More]
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On the Verge of Insanity - Van Gogh and his...

AAD REPORTS 02/08/2016Why did Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear, what illness was he suffering and why did he commit suicide? On the Verge of Insanity shows how the artist struggled with his mental health, and how painting served as his only lifeline. In addition to Van Gogh’s...[Read More]
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£5 Paid for Grotty Old Chair At Auction Stuffed with...

AAD REPORTS 03/08/2016A couple who bought a grotty old chair for £5 found diamond jewellery worth £5,000 hidden inside it. Angela Milner-Brown, 50, and husband Angus, 47, bought the bargain at auction 10 years ago and kept it in their attic as they could not...[Read More]
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Legends Say China Began in a Great Flood

AAD REPORTS 04/08/2016  Legends say China began in a great flood. Scientists just found evidence that the flood was real.   "Yu the Great Fights a Flood Dragon" (Totoya Hokkei/William Sturgis Bigelow Collection) It's said the flood looked like "endless boiling...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Oregon Trail Through Nevada, Black...

AAD REPORTS 05/08/2016Pic of the Day: Samuel Colman (1832-1920) American, Oregon or Bust, 1872, Union League Club of New York, Donated by the Artist in lieu of dues mid 1870's Tika Camaj @ Burning Man 2015, Black Rock Desert - Follow Tika on Instagram @tikacamaj You...[Read More]
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Irish Partition Affects Railroads?

AAD REPORTS 05/08/2016 Editor's Note: If one were to look at present WW2 railways and what we have today, the difference would be far greater. Post World War Two, the United States built these things called highways. The largest of all are called federal interstates....[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Jamaica

AAD REPORTS 06/08/2016Pic of the Day: Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) American, A sunset in Jamaica, West Indies, 1865, Gift of Louis P. Church, 1917 - Cooper Hewitt Tasha Oakley, Jamaica 2016 - Follow Natasha on Instagram @tashaoakley You may also like to...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Venice, Yesterday & Today

AAD REPORTS 07/08/2016Pic of the Day: William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916) After the Rain, Venice, circa 1912 Natasha Oakley, Venice 2016 - Follow Natasha on Instagram @tashaoakley You may also like to visit:  *  Pic of the Day - Bonsoir Paris ...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Cathedral Forest California,...

AAD REPORTS 08/08/2016Pic of the Day:  Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), "Cathedral Forest, Sequioa Garden, California" Photo credit: Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, California, Exhibited: December 2015 - through May 2016 Paige Watkins amongst the Sequoias -...[Read More]
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This Rare Ottoman Atlas Contains Beautiful Maps of the...

AAD REPORTS 08/08/2016  The Cedid Atlas Tercümesi   The Cedid Atlas Tercümesi, or New Atlas, was published in Istanbul in 1803 by the Ottoman Military Engineering School Press — the first atlas to be printed in the Muslim world. The atlas,...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Tahiti, Yesterday & Today

AAD REPORTS 08/08/2016Pic of the Day: Paul Gauguin's 'When will you marry?' (Nafea Faa Ipoipo?) Dates to 1892  Hanalei Reponty, mermaid from the island of Tahiti, 2016 - Follow Hanalei on Instagram @hanaleireponty You may also like to visit: *  Pic of the Day...[Read More]
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Sotheby's Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial...

AAD REPORTS 09/08/2016NEW YORK, Aug. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sotheby's (NYSE:BID) today reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended 30 June 2016. For the three months ended 30 June 2016, Sotheby's reported net income of $89.0 million and...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Easthampton, Yesterday &...

AAD REPORTS 11/08/2016Pic of the Day: Artist: Alfred Thompson Bricher (1837-1908), Easthampton c.1886 Elsa Hosk, Easthampton 2016 - Follow Elsa on Instagram @hoskelsa You may also like to visit: *  Pic of the Day - Bonsoir Paris       ...[Read More]
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All Three Of the USAF’s Bomber Types Congregate...

AAD REPORTS 11/08/2016A B-52, B-1 and B-2 sit on the ramp at Andersen AFB in Guam as part of a historic three bomber type deployment to the Pacific region - Image Courtesy USAF It was known that B-1Bs would replace a contingent of B-52Hs currently on rotational...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Vernal Falls, Yesterday &...

AAD REPORTS 12/08/2016Pic of the Day: Thomas Hill (1829 - 1908) 'Vernal Falls Yosemite' 1889 - The White House Historical Association (White House Collection) Sara Underwood @ Vernal Falls Yosemite 2016 - Follow Sara on Instagram @saraunderwood You may also...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Morocco, Yesterday & Today

AAD REPORTS 13/08/2016Pic of the Day: Théo van Rysselberghe (1862 - 1926) Belgium -   The Mansur Gate, Meknes, Morocco - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Natasha Poly Morocco 2016 - Follow Natasha on Instagram @natashapoly You may also like to visit: *  Pic of...[Read More]
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BREAKING NEWS: Former Mafia boss ‘Cadillac Frank’ held...

AAD REPORTS 13/08/2016   He left his life as a Mafia don decades ago, disappeared into the federal witness protection program, and was living quietly in Atlanta as Richard Parker, an unassuming octogenarian who loved to read and exercise. But Francis “Cadillac...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Palm Springs, Yesterday &...

AAD REPORTS 14/08/2016Pic of the Day: Guy Orlando Rose (1867 - 1925) American - Palms, 1918 Meredith Mickelson, Palm Springs 2016 - Follow Meredith on Instagram @meredithmickelson You may also like to visit: *  Pic of the Day - Bonsoir Paris     ...[Read More]
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Russian i-Tours Preview

AAD REPORTS 15/08/2016 Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926), Bogatyrs, Ilya Muromets a folk hero of the Kievan Rus defending the realm, ultimately buried at a monastery in Kiev Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930), Ivan The Terrible And His Son Ivan On November 16, 1581 Ilya...[Read More]
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Hieronymus Bosch: Hidden meanings in The Garden of...

AAD REPORTS 15/08/2016On the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s death, Fiona Macdonald picks out a few choice details from his most famous painting. It’s not the most auspicious of song titles. ‘The Music Written on This Dude’s Butt’,...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Niagara Falls, Yesterday &...

AAD REPORTS 15/08/2016Pic of the Day:  Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900), Niagara Falls 1867, from the American Side, National Galleries of Scotland Juliana Proven, Niagara Falls 2016 - Follow Juliana on Instagram @juliproven   You may also like to visit: *...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Mount Hood, Yesterday & Today

AAD REPORTS 17/08/2016Pic of the Day: Albert Bierstadt (1830 - 1902) Mount Hood 1869 - Portland Art Museum Sara Underwood, Mount Hood 2016 - Follow Sara on Instagram @saraunderwood   You may also like to visit: *  Pic of the Day - Bonsoir Paris   ...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Paris, Yesterday & Today

AAD REPORTS 17/08/2016Pic of the Day:  Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Entrance of the Masked Dancers, 1879 Purchased at Durand-Ruel, 1927 - The Clark  Renanzi 2016 - Follow Renanzi on Instagram @renanzi You may also like to visit: *  Pic of the Day - Bonsoir...[Read More]
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Diver on the Green Olympic Pool: "The Whole...

AAD REPORTS 18/08/2016Editor's note: They obviously didn't punt out enough Brazilian gum powder prior to the Olympics to pay for a professional clean up of Rio's fart water. They made 80,000 people homeless and none of the sewage upgrades were made to prevent raw slum...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Ibiza, Yesterday & Today

AAD REPORTS 18/08/2016Pic of the Day: Joaquín Sorolla (1863 - 1923) Spanish -  Children looking for shell fish, Ibiza 1919  Tika Camaj, Ibiza 2016 - Follow Tika on Instagram @tikacamaj  You may also like to visit: *  Pic of the Day -...[Read More]
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One of the Gardner Perps Back in Trouble - Now There's...

AAD REPORTS 19/08/2016Former mob boss 'Cadillac Frank' Salemme joined a New England Patriots fan club in Georgia after he was relocated under the Witness Protection Program A former mob boss who testified against Whitey Bulger and was relocated under the Witness Protection...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Ibiza Part 2, Yesterday &...

AAD REPORTS 19/08/2016Pic of the Day: Joaquín Sorolla (1863 - 1923) Spanish - Ibiza 1919 Carmella Rose, Ibiza 2016 - Follow Carmella on Instagram @melwitharosee You may also like to visit: *  Pic of the Day - Bonsoir Paris       ...[Read More]
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Pic of the Day - Tahiti, Yesterday & Today

AAD REPORTS 20/08/2016Pic of the Day: Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Under the Pandanus (I Raro te Oviri), 1891 - Dma.org Hanalei Reponty - Mermaid from the island of Tahiti, Tahiti 2016 - Follow Hanalei on Instagram @hanaleireponty   You may also like to visit: *...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Montauk, Yesterday...

AAD REPORTS 21/08/2016As you can probably imagine, the AAD summer assignment of finding locations made famous by artists 'yesterday and today', has been a challenging assignment, however, we at AAD have suffered our way through it, and we hope that you’ve enjoyed and learnt...[Read More]
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The EU's most powerful official says 'borders are the...

AAD REPORTS 23/08/2016Editor'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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Finding the USS Independence under the Pacific near...

AAD REPORTS 24/08/2016Sunk in waters 2500 feet deep off the Farallon Islands, a group of rocks some thirty miles due west of the Golden Gate bridge and San Francisco harbor. Finding the USS Independence under the Pacific near California. Albert Bierstadt, (1830-1902),...[Read More]
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First ever Shelby Cobra sets new American record at RM...

AAD REPORTS 24/08/2016Shelby Cobra History was made at RM Sotheby's at the weekend as the first ever Shelby Cobra, a CSX 2000, sold for $13.75 million setting a new record for American automobiles.  Alongside the Shelby Cobra, a Le Mans-winning aguar D-Type...[Read More]
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The Best Bits from Burning Man 2015

AAD REPORTS 25/08/2016Burning Man is an annual Arts festival that takes place at Black Rock City in the Nevada desert. 65,000 people gather annually for this experiment in community and art. Here’s some of what we think are the best bits, collated from various social...[Read More]
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Burning Man Turns 30: The Joys, Pitfalls (and Drugs)...

AAD REPORTS 27/08/2016Industry "Burners" from Brad Falchuk to Dana Brunetti discuss the boundary-pushing wild festival in the desert, where inhibitions give way to abandon (drugs: yes; pants: optional), artists do extraordinary installations and the rich (of course) threaten...[Read More]
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WTF?

AAD REPORTS 27/08/2016Artsy Private Sales? WTF? Does anybody care about conflict of interest anymore? Why should dealers advertise with these kids? Too bad millennial idiots do not know what basic ethics...[Read More]
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Yellowstone Worker Falls to her Death from Canyon...

AAD REPORTS 28/08/2016The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone by Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926) English / American - Smithsonian American Art Museum YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — An Ecuadorian woman has fallen to her death at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone...[Read More]
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The Painter Who Captured America

AAD REPORTS 28/08/2016Famous for her flower close-ups, it’s Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings of the US landscape that reveal the most about her. Holly Williams pays the artist’s studio a visit to find out why. To look at a Georgia O’Keeffe...[Read More]
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NAU Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Mayan Tomb In...

AAD REPORTS 28/08/2016An archaeology expedition led by Northern Arizona University has uncovered one of the largest Mayan tombs ever found in Belize. It’s the most significant discovery in more than century of research at the site.  The dig took place at...[Read More]
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Pennsylvania Fracking Burns Mideast Art Boom

AAD REPORTS 28/08/2016The Rise and Fall of Qatar's Art Scene   Editor's Note: American ingenuity after being played by OPEC finds its first casualty. Remember the indigenous oil companies that used to print money based upon western oil company prospecting, the...[Read More]
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Burning Man Arrives

AAD REPORTS 29/08/2016According to our man on the ground, 100 mile an hour winds have seriously hindered the set up and building process at this year's 30th anniversay Burning Man, with the 'man' not being installed as of 10.36pm UK time, last night. To kick things off, here...[Read More]
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Burning Man - Day 3

AAD REPORTS 31/08/2016Follow dollskill on instagram @dollskill Follow Burning Man Photos @burningmanphotos Sepp Sippycup @ Burning Man - Follow Sepp @seppsippycup NATALIA SIWIEC @ Burning Man - Follow Natalia @nataliasiwiec.official Follow Ivory Ring Lord on Instagram...[Read More]
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‘IT WAS LIKE SOMEONE TURNED THE FAUCET OFF’: LISA...

AAD REPORTS 01/09/2016Yesterday, ARTnews reported that Lisa Cooley would be closing her eight-year-old Lower East Side gallery. This morning, Cooley spoke with us about some of the reasons for her closure, saying that, due to recent changes in the art world and art...[Read More]
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Burning Man - Day 4

AAD REPORTS 01/09/2016Ashley Haas at Burning Man - Follow Ashley on Instagram @ashleysarahaas Giuliano Carparelli @ Biurning Man - Follow Giullano on Instagram @giulianocarparelli Becker at Burning Man - Follow Becker on Instagram @thebecker Toni Philp @ Burnng Man -...[Read More]
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Space Travel Isn't As Easy As It Looks

AAD REPORTS 01/09/2016Editor's Note: As Richard Branson and Elon Musk dream of space travel and high end outer atmosphere tourism, yesterday's explosion of a Space-X on a NASA launch pad shows us that the "Right Stuff" does not come without great risk. Legendary American...[Read More]
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Burning Man - Day 5

AAD REPORTS 01/09/2016Private Jets @ Burning Man -  follow Alexey on Instagram @alexbellof86 Art cars @ Burning man - for more follow @burning_man_pics Alexis Ren @ Burning Man - Follow Alexis @alexisren Jessica Rose Yurasek @ Burning Man - Follow Jessica...[Read More]
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American Gothic to be displayed at London's Royal...

AAD REPORTS 02/09/2016Grant Wood - American Gothic 1930 - Art Institute of Chicago American Gothic, the iconic painting by Grant Wood, is coming to London next year - the first time it will have been seen outside of North America. The Royal Academy said the work will be...[Read More]
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Burning Man - Day 6

AAD REPORTS 02/09/2016Melanie Keeli @ Burning Man - Follow Melanie on Instagram @melaniekeeli Paris Sinclair @ Burning Man - Follow Paris @parissinclair Cindi Mom @ Burning Man - Follow Cindi @cindicpa Aubrey Marcus @ Burning Man - Follow Aubrey @aubreymarcus Follow...[Read More]
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Summer in the Hamptons: Gagosian Hosts Paranoid...

AAD REPORTS 03/09/2016Editors Note: Bad behavior of the rich and famous. Gagosian screens an Oliver Stone film on the paranoid revelations of Edward Snowden. Perhaps Larry's experience and subsequent fines by the New York States sales tax authorities put him in the mood to...[Read More]
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Gardner Perp Indicted for 1993 Murder

AAD REPORTS 03/09/2016Editor's Note: Pulled from an early retirement from his snug spot in the federal witness protection program, former Capo di tutti capo, Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was indicted for a murder he conveniently forgot to fess up to when he supposedly...[Read More]
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Real Life Photos Made Famous By Artists - Vernal Falls...

AAD REPORTS 04/09/2016Thomas Hill (1829 - 1908) 'Vernal Falls Yosemite' 1889 - The White House Historical Association (White House Collection) Sara Underwood - Follow Sara on Instagram - @saraunderwood You may also like to read: *  "Priceless" Evening at the Frick...[Read More]
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Burning Man - Day 7

AAD REPORTS 04/09/2016Nina Agdel - Follow Nina on Instagram @ninaagdal  Ashley Haas - Follow Ashley on Instagram @ashleysarahaas Raquel Strada at Burning Man - Follow Raquel on Instagram @raquelstrada Patience Silva at Buning Man - Follow Patience on Instagram...[Read More]
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Frieze Art Fair Main Sponsor Under The Microscope

AAD REPORTS 04/09/2016DEUTSCHE BANK’S $10-BILLION SCANDAL   Almost every weekday between the fall of 2011 and early 2015, a Russian broker named Igor Volkov called the equities desk of Deutsche Bank’s Moscow headquarters. Volkov would speak to a sales...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - - Kaaterskill...

AAD REPORTS 06/09/2016Thomas Cole (1801-1848), Falls of the Kaaterskill, 1826 Martha Hunt at the Falls of the Kaaterskill - Follow Martha on Instagram @marthahunt Thomas Cole (1801 - 1848), View from the top of kaaterskill Falls Martha Hunt atop Kaaterskill Falls -...[Read More]
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Mel Gibson's Film is as Stirring and as Gruesome as...

AAD REPORTS 06/09/2016Art in Cinema   In Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson tells the story of a WWII soldier who refuses to kill. Nicholas Barber finds out if it’s any good. Hacksaw Ridge must be the most quintessentially Mel Gibson-y film that Mel Gibson has ever made....[Read More]
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Burning Man Finale

AAD REPORTS 07/09/2016Follow Michael Holden on Instagram @michael.holden.photographer Tika Camaj @ Burning Man - Follow Tika on Instagram @tikacamaj Manfredi @ Burning Man 2016 - Follow Manfredi @djtennis Andreja Pejic @ Burning Man - Follow Andreia on Instagram...[Read More]
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The Art of Larry Gagosian's Empire

AAD REPORTS 07/09/2016The famously bullish art dealer built an empire spanning 16 locations around the globe by never saying no to his artists’ ambitions. With an estimated $1 billion in annual sales, does Larry Gagosian have anything to conquer?  Warhol Dollar...[Read More]
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Christie's Increase Buyers Premium, Again

AAD REPORTS 08/09/2016Press Release Following an internal business review, Christie's International announces an updated Buyer’s Premium schedule that will result in a modest increase in the fee paid by the successful buyer of an item at auction. Christie’s last...[Read More]
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Ecclestone Sells Out

AAD REPORTS 08/09/2016Bernie Ecclestone Bernie Ecclestone, who will remain CEO, hopes the deal will drive the growth of F1, particularly in the U.S. (LONDON) — Formula One is being bought by Liberty Media, a U.S. company that invests in entertainment and sports, for...[Read More]
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Collector Michael Shvo Charged With Tax Evasion on Art...

AAD REPORTS 10/09/2016   Real estate developer and high-profile art collector Michael Shvo, and related shipping companies, were indicted by the New York district attorney Cyrus Vance yesterday, September 8, on charges of evading more than $1 million in sales and...[Read More]
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Bobby DeLuca goes Canary on "Cadillac Frank"...

AAD REPORTS 10/09/2016Former New England Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme was placed in the federal witness protection program a decade ago after testifying against a corrupt ex-FBI agent, but refused to give up information about a half-dozen murders in...[Read More]
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Bailout Inspectors Back in Greece as Reforms...

AAD REPORTS 13/09/2016 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]
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HMS Terror Found

AAD REPORTS 13/09/2016W. Thomas Smith (1865–1936), Sir John Franklin's Men Dying by Their Boat During the North-West Passage Expedition - National Maritime Museum The long-lost ship of British polar explorer Sir John Franklin, HMS Terror, has been found in pristine...[Read More]
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To the Editor of Hyperallergic

AAD REPORTS 14/09/2016Further to what can only be described as an infantile lead editorial on yesterday’s Hyperallergic mail out, we think Mr. Vartanian needs to take a step back, and put some serious thought into whether or not being the editor of an online ART news...[Read More]
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Financial Times Corrected, Hudson, Aesthetics are...

AAD REPORTS 16/09/2016Just over two weeks ago, an absurd feel good article appeared in the Financial Times, regarding the Hudson River, its preservation, and its cleanup. While noble in its intent, the article was not only scant on facts, it made fictional assertions that...[Read More]
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Lost photos of Marilyn Monroe

AAD REPORTS 17/09/2016Photo: Courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery; New York By now most portraits of Marilyn Monroe are widely seen — except for a batch discovered by the wife of fashion photographer Andre de Dienes. In 1945, an eager 19-year-old Monroe auditioned for the...[Read More]
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'Sopranos' Actor Shares Love of Art at Rollins

AAD REPORTS 20/09/2016If great art won't get you to the museum, maybe the "Sopranos" connection will. The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College features four Francesco de Mura paintings owned by Federico Castelluccio, who played hitman Furio on the mob drama. A...[Read More]
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Napoleon St. Helena Tourism

AAD REPORTS 21/09/2016Jean Leon Gerome (1824 - 1904) Napoleon in Egypt, 1863 - Princeton University Art Museum This week we turn our attention to the conservation work and tours on offer with the St Helena National Trust. The Trust was founded in 2002, and has since been one...[Read More]
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The Mysterious Muse of Gustav Klimt

AAD REPORTS 21/09/2016Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918), Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) Adele Bloch-Bauer was an avid art patron at the centre of Vienna’s cultural life. And when she sat for a portrait by Gustav Klimt, she was transformed into an icon, writes Kimberly...[Read More]
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Heavens Above

AAD REPORTS 22/09/2016Flying large cargo planes around the world, Van Heijst takes photos from the cockpit when his fellow pilots are flying, and when the thunderstorms are not so severe as to greatly affect the flying. Van Heijst, who began learning to fly as a 14-year-old,...[Read More]
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Have You Met Charley?

Alessandra Massameno 23/09/2016The evening began innocently enough— a stroll down South Oxford Street in Brooklyn with a destination in mind; exhaling a drag from his Chesterfield, the bouncer asks for the password: “Jeepers-Creepers,” I tell him, half-expecting to...[Read More]
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China and Tibet

AAD REPORTS 24/09/2016 Perspective Map of Lhasa; Lhasa, Tibet; early 20th century (pre-1912); ink, watercolor, and gold leaf on rice paper; Collection of Knud Larsen; L179.4.1 Architectural landmarks act as anchors for the identity of a place as well as focal points for...[Read More]
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Nevermind Turns 25

AAD REPORTS 24/09/2016What's left to say about Nevermind? As Nirvana's major label debut faces its 25th anniversary Saturday we're faced with a bit of a puzzle: We know it changed the face of music -- there's no doubt of that -- with how it dethroned hair...[Read More]
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Jean Claude Junker Coming Attraction: Future Now,...

AAD REPORTS 29/09/2016Editors 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.... Spooky images...[Read More]
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Solar Storm Heading Towards Earth Threatening to Break...

AAD REPORTS 29/09/2016A HUGE solar storm is heading towards Earth which could leave us without mobile phones, satellite TV and even electricity. Modern-day Britain could go into meltdown after scientists forecast the solar storm to hit between now and Friday which could...[Read More]
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Historic Location, The Site of Today's Leading...

Robert Alexander Boyle 29/09/2016Not exactly art or design news, however the subject has been photographed by myself many times because it was likely where Asher B. Durand painted "Sabbath Bells," namely the Hoboken Ferry terminal and train station in the 19th century, today almost...[Read More]
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Two Stolen Van Gogh Paintings Recovered After 14...

AAD REPORTS 30/09/2016During a press conference today at 11:30 am the Chief Public Prosecutor of the district of Naples announced that two missing paintings by Van Gogh have been recovered. It concerns the two paintings that were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in...[Read More]
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Preserving an Ancient 'Lost' City Has Consumed This...

AAD REPORTS 01/10/2016Frederic Edwin Church (1826 - 1900) Petra, 1868 Talal Akasheh has devoted half his life to protecting and preserving the 2,500-year-old Jordanian city Petra from the ravages of nature and neglect. And at a time when many of his peers have long since...[Read More]
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Suspect in Gardner Art Theft had his Sentence Reduced,...

AAD REPORTS 01/10/2016The government secretly reduced the prison term of a longtime suspect in the 1990 robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum several years ago, raising questions about whether he agreed to help authorities recover the $500 million worth of stolen...[Read More]
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For Years, A Secret City Has Been Quietly Built Near...

AAD REPORTS 01/10/2016While people are busy lining up at the mysterious Black Mailbox trying to get a peek into Area 51, just down the road, a secret project has been taking place for nearly half a century, and hardly anyone has noticed. Of course, we all know about Area...[Read More]
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Brexit Divorce Lawyers Eye Up EU’s Art Collection...

AAD REPORTS 02/10/2016Britain 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. As in any divorce,...[Read More]
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Kim Kardashian Held at Gunpoint During Paris Fashion...

AAD REPORTS 04/10/2016Kim 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.   Kim Kardashian has arrived back in the US...[Read More]
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Airport was built 7,000 Years Ago In Iraq by Ancient...

AAD REPORTS 05/10/2016The Sumerians settled in the historical region of Mesopotamia, now south Iraq, in 5500 to 4000 BC An Iraqi minister has claimed that the ancient Sumerians travelled to Pluto in spaceships thousands of years ago. Kazem Finjan, Iraq’s Transport...[Read More]
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Kim Kardashian West's bodyguard 'declared bankruptcy...

AAD REPORTS 06/10/2016Kim 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. Pascal Duvier, 43, has been a familiar face at Mrs West’s...[Read More]
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Dutch City Celebrates as Stolen Masterpieces Return...

AAD REPORTS 08/10/2016Stolen masterpieces   On the night of January 9 2005, 24 paintings and 70 pieces of silverware, the heart of the 17th and 18th century collection, were stolen from the Westfries Museum during a burglary. For years the city of Hoorn had been hoping...[Read More]
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Decorated Scientist Claims That The Founders of...

AAD REPORTS 09/10/2016On a cool Sunday evening in March, a geochemist named Sun Weidong gave a public lecture to an audience of laymen, students, and professors at the University of Science and Technology in Hefei, the capital city of the landlocked province of Anhui in...[Read More]
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Explorer Claims He's Located Famous Pirate Ship's...

AAD REPORTS 09/10/2016The undersea explorer who discovered the Whydah Gally, the first authenticated pirate shipwreck in North America, believes he's found where the ship's legendary treasure lies after more than 30 years of poking around the murky waters off Cape Cod. Barry...[Read More]
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Photos Made Famous By Artists - Storm King Art Center,...

AAD REPORTS 09/10/2016Louis Rémy Mignot, Mountainville, NY, circa 1858 Emily DiDonato, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY, 2016 - Follow Emily on Instagram @emilydidonato You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *...[Read More]
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Photos Made Famous By Artists - Queensboro Bridge

AAD REPORTS 09/10/2016Queensborough Bridge 1913 -  Edward Hopper (1882 - 1967) Queensboro Bridge 2016, Elizabeth Turner - Follow Elizabeth @elizabethcturner You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls...[Read More]
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Frieze Sculpture Park 2016

Elliot Lee 10/10/2016With competition from the likes of Burning Man, this year's outdoor Frieze Sculpture Park is spectacular, probably the best looking outdoor sculpture area Frieze have staged for the past few years. The sculpture area is a beautifully curated exhibition...[Read More]
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Under Sea Wreck Founds Extraordinarily Well...

AAD REPORTS 10/10/2016Over 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. The first maritime archaeology...[Read More]
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Phoney Baloney Provenance Revealed

AAD REPORTS 12/10/2016Even though we are fond of Mark Weiss, as the screen shot seen below shows us, he really does need a new webmaster! See the 2011 Weiss Gallery catalogue inclusive of the Frans Hals 'An Unknown Man' description here. The title of the catalogue is...[Read More]
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Photos Made Famous By Artists - Portage Falls

AAD REPORTS 12/10/2016Thomas Cole (1801-1848), Portage Falls on the Genesee River, Portage Falls 2016 - Follow Michele Macheska on Instagram @mmmchelee You may also like to read: *  Dutch City Celebrates as Stolen Masterpieces Return Home *  Central Park...[Read More]
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War Birds 4 Sale

AAD REPORTS 12/10/201623 Military Designed Aircraft The Rich Enough Civilian Can Legally Own! Obviously, for security reasons these old fighters, or more commonly called ‘warbirds’ are modified so they can’t carry munitions. Read more: 23 Military...[Read More]
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VASA

AAD REPORTS 12/10/2016Vasa is a Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628. The ship foundered and sank after sailing about 1,300 m (1,400 yd) into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. She fell into obscurity after most of her valuable bronze cannons were salvaged in the...[Read More]
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Photos Made Famous By Artists - North Cascades,...

AAD REPORTS 12/10/2016Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), North Cascades Washington State Sara Underwood North Cascades 2016 - Follow Sara on instagram @saraunderwood You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *...[Read More]
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Photos Made Famous By Artists - Yellowstone

AAD REPORTS 12/10/2016Yellowstone 2016 - Image by Sara Underwood - Follow Sara on Instagram @sjunderwood Thomas Moran (1837-1926), Yellowstone Falls, 1871,         You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *...[Read More]
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Secrets of the Hopeless Diamond and Other Billion...

AAD REPORTS 13/10/2016We think that the story of the hopeless diamond is pretty interesting. The jet is based upon a Russian mathematical theory concerning the reflection of radar waves. In the link below, you will find a number of declassified images of the most expensive...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes of Artists Past

AAD REPORTS 18/10/2016S.fantine on Instagram - Follow @s_fantine French Nude Painting circa 1910 By Richard E. Miller You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *  Flatiron Building *  Storm...[Read More]
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After 950 years, Battle of Hastings Plays out...

AAD REPORTS 18/10/2016Arrows 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]
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It's a Fugazi!

AAD REPORTS 21/10/2016  Jorge Coll - Konrad Bernheimer - Nicolás Cortés    Editors note: According to an editorial dated 5 November 2015 in the antiques trade gazette, "Colnaghi chairman Konrad Bernheimer, who acquired the 255-year-old firm in 2002,...[Read More]
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Old Master Sleeper Soars in Boston

AAD REPORTS 25/10/2016Still Life in the Manner of Antonio de Pereda - Provenance: The Collection of Benoit Oppenheim, Berlin; by descent in the family. Sold for $817,400 The October Grogan and Company Auction in Boston Massachusetts saw strong results across the board. The...[Read More]
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Ooh la la.....CHRISTIE’S HAD ‘DOUBTS’ ABOUT FRANS HALS...

AAD REPORTS 28/10/2016Editors Note: "The painting came from French art collector Giuliano Ruffini" aka Pepé Le Pew.... Franz Hals, Portrait of a Man, one of a series of Old Master works sold by a French dealer that authorities now believe may be...[Read More]
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High Tech Corner of the UK

AAD REPORTS 28/10/2016The 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]
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Christ Tomb Opened

AAD REPORTS 01/11/2016After uncovering the stone slab venerated as Jesus Christ's burial place, archaeologists have now examined the interior of the tomb in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The tomb is a limestone shelf or burial bed hewn from the wall of a...[Read More]
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China's New Stealth Fighter, Worlds Largest Seaplane...

AAD REPORTS 01/11/2016One of the largest air shows in the world is currently being held in Zhuhai, China. Currently in its eleventh year, the air show has become the go-to spot for seeing the latest in Chinese military hardware. An impressive number of new airplanes are...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - York Harbour,...

AAD REPORTS 01/11/2016York Harbour Maine - Follow @yorkharborinn on Instagram Martin Johnson Heads (American, 1819–1904), The Stranded Boat 1863 - MFA Boston  [Read More]
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Locomotive Graveyard

AAD REPORTS 02/11/2016Deep in the northern woods of Maine, a collection of abandoned locomotives is quietly rusting away. Check out this footage by YouTube user “Dylan Magaster,” and read on for a preview of this incredible, secret cache of vintage trains. To...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Saddleback Mountain,...

AAD REPORTS 02/11/2016Saddleback Mountain, Maine - follow New England Forestry on Instagram @neforestry Marsden Hartley, American (1877 - 1943) Marsden Hartley, American (1877 - 1943) Marsden Hartley, American (1877 - 1943) Marsden Hartley, American (1877 -...[Read More]
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African Dictator Son's Super Cars Seized

AAD REPORTS 04/11/2016Usually when you are fortunate enough to get your hands on a Bugatti Veyron, a Koenigsegg One:1 and a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, the goal is to hang onto them. Not have them confiscated by, oh say, the government. The Vice President of Equatorial...[Read More]
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Commemoration of Zong Slave Ship Massacre (1780)

AAD REPORTS 04/11/2016Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 - 1851) The Slave Ship, 1840 Turner Contemporary mark the anniversary of the Zong Massacre with the world premiere of experimental musical work Crossing Over. The world premiere of Crossing Over by composer and sound...[Read More]
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Power of an Orthodox Cross

AAD REPORTS 06/11/2016 A Russian family was isolated for more than 40 years, completely unaware of WW2   The Siberian taiga is one of the most isolated places in the world. It is also one of the most difficult terrains to travel through and it’s nearly...[Read More]
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Impacted Impasto, Evidence of the "Role Up"...

Robert Alexander Boyle 07/11/2016 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]
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Grundvig on van Gogh

AAD REPORTS 07/11/2016 Vincent van Gogh purportedly regarded the pastoral scene of wheat, cypress trees and mountains as one of his “best” landscapes — but a journalist insists the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s $95 million masterpiece is a...[Read More]
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Ancient Chinese Secret

AAD REPORTS 07/11/2016The ancient walls of a lost city in southern China have been uncovered in a remarkable find by archaeologists. The northern section of the city was found at the Sansingdui archaeological site located in Sichuan province. It dates back than...[Read More]
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Impossible Spaceship Engine Called "EmDrive"...

AAD REPORTS 08/11/2016When a scientist announced last decade that he’d built a new form of spacecraft propulsion called the EmDrive that didn’t require conventional fuel, it sounded too good to be true. But the great thing about science is that you don’t...[Read More]
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Louvre and Leonardo

AAD REPORTS 09/11/2016On 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]
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Lost Vincent van Gogh Sketchbook Contains 65 Drawings...

AAD REPORTS 16/11/2016A lost sketchbook belonging to Vincent van Gogh includes 65 never-before-seen sketches. The sketchbook - which is set to be published yesterday - contains drawings from his most significant period while he was living in France. During this time, he was...[Read More]
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China Air Show, Thieves Bazaar

AAD REPORTS 16/11/2016On November 1, Airshow China in Zhuhai unveiled what appears to be stolen technology from at least one U.S. company. In a marquee spectacle that underwhelmed viewers, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) revealed its J-20 stealth fighter for the...[Read More]
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Newly Discovered Sketchbook is Not Van Gogh, Says...

AAD REPORTS 16/11/2016The Van Gogh Museum has dismissed claims that a "newly-discovered" notebook of 65 ink drawings was created by the Dutch artist. French publishers Le Seuil made the announcement at a press conference in Paris, saying Vincent van Gogh was believed to have...[Read More]
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Artist’s Connecticut Mansion Up For Auction

AAD REPORTS 17/11/2016Artist Robert Lenz (who’s probably better known as the retired chairman and executive creative director at ad agency Backer Spielvogel Bates) and his wife Carol are auctioning their Litchfield County estate in Connecticut on Thursday, Nov. 17 with...[Read More]
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A Soldier's Story in Notebooks

AAD REPORTS 17/11/2016True artists must find a creative outlet no matter what the circumstance—including times of war. Thanks to the creative passion and steady hand of then 21-year old soldier Victor Lundy, we have a breathtaking visual record of World War II, in the...[Read More]
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Sothebys, live video feed

AAD REPORTS 18/11/2016Watch live in high definition as auctioneer Oliver Barker leads the Contemporary Art Evening Auction at 7:00 PM EST. http://www.sothebys.com/content/sothebys/en/news-video/videos/2016/11/contemporary-art-evening-auction-watch-live.html  [Read More]
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New England Air Museum

Robert Alexander Boyle 23/11/2016 Wrecked Convair F-102, 1979 Windsor Locks Tornado Damage Situated in three hangars just north of Bradley International AIrport, of Windsor, CT, the New England Air Museum was established after the original collection then called the Bradley AIr Museum...[Read More]
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Ancient Egypt: 7,000-year-old lost city and tombs...

AAD REPORTS 25/11/2016A lost Egyptian city, predating Egypt's early dynastic era, has been uncovered south of Abydos city, Egypt's Antiquity Ministry has announced. A cemetery was also found, constituted of fifteen huge mudbrick tombs. The discovery was made during an...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Owls Head, Maine

AAD REPORTS 25/11/2016Owls Head, Maine - Follow farotravels on Instagram @farotravels Owls Head Penobscot Bay Maine - Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865) You may also like to read: *  York Harbour, Maine *  Yellowstone  [Read More]
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What art will the Trumps select for the White...

AAD REPORTS 29/11/2016Donald Trump is known for speaking and tweeting what’s on his mind but hasn’t revealed much about his taste in art. That has museums, galleries and private collectors guessing what the president-elect will display in the White House. Mr....[Read More]
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Sotheby's Role in Major Da Vinci Sale Disputed

AAD REPORTS 30/11/2016These are some of the players involved in this story: Robert Simon - Art Dealer and part of the syndicate who acquired "Salvator Mundi" Freeport owner Yves Bouvier who made $50 million atop what the syndicate sold the painting for The Russian...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Corea, Maine

AAD REPORTS 30/11/2016Corea, Maine - Follow @daniellejb2 on Instagram Marsden Hartley, Lobster Fishermen, 1940-41, Metropolitan Museum of Art You may also like to read: *  York Harbour, Maine *  Yellowstone *  Owls Head, Maine  [Read More]
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What’s Going On With The Art Loss Register?

Elliot Lee 03/12/2016  Julian Radcliffe in legal court room drama. Once the hunter, now the prey, the alleged would be extortionist is on the hot seat for monies owed. Looks like the extortion business ain’t what it used to be. A New York City art lawyer...[Read More]
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Italian PM Matteo Renzi to Resign in Wake of...

AAD REPORTS 05/12/2016Editors 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]
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The Art of Photographing Finely Draped Fabric in...

Dr Fungi 06/12/2016 L'art de tissu finement drapé dans la chaleur du soleil en Californie....Ooh La la..... You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *  Flatiron Building *  Storm...[Read More]
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Private Camelot | Vanity Fair

AAD REPORTS 06/12/2016Editors Note:  Despite the many allusions to the debutantes and dilettante of the ill fated Kennedy administration, introduced in this tale by Vanity Fair are the people who raised the decorations of the White House from aged or tired, to one of the...[Read More]
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Artists’ scheme: a good idea at the time, till it...

John R Walker 06/12/2016Not every policy will have the intended outcome, but we can respectfully evaluate what went wrong and learn from it. A stakeholder and an economist look back at an arts policy where the evaluation was buried. It is six years since Australia’s...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Puget Sound, North...

AAD REPORTS 06/12/2016Sara Underwood at Puget Sound North Cascades - Follow Sara on Instagram @saraunderwood Albert Bierstadt (1830 - 1902) - Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast (1870) - Seattle Art Museum   You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls,...[Read More]
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Blockbuster Gustav Klimt Exhibition at New York’s Neue...

AAD REPORTS 09/12/2016Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918), Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907) How much mileage can one museum get out of a single painting? A fair amount, it turns out, if the museum is New York’s Neue Galerie and the painting is Adele Bloch-Bauer I,...[Read More]
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Philip Mould Gets his Panties in a Twist

AAD REPORTS 09/12/2016Editors Note: Mould gets his panties in a twist just because his former associate came up with a better and more Telegenic idea for BBC-4. After all his adventures doing fake or fortune with his too clever by half insights into the upside of bad...[Read More]
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Da Vinci Discovery: Rare Drawing, Valued at $16m,...

AAD REPORTS 13/12/2016Leonardo - 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]
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Ancient Greece: Huge long lost city discovered near...

AAD REPORTS 15/12/2016A 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]
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Ruling Paves Way for Transfer of Art Trove Including...

AAD REPORTS 17/12/2016BERLIN — 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]
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Zaha Hadid's Most Iconic Buildings

AAD REPORTS 19/12/2016As the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Zaha Hadid arguably did as much as any of her forebears to pave the way for women in architecture. But even this will not be her most enduring legacy: With her sudden death Thursday morning, she...[Read More]
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The Vanishing Picker

AAD REPORTS 19/12/2016There's a big plaster duck in the driveway of Rick Orr's mobile home in Phoenix, Arizona. If you know Rick Orr, you know this can't possibly be just any plaster duck; it's almost certainly one of the world's rarest plaster ducks, probably worth tens of...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Mt. Adams, The...

AAD REPORTS 19/12/2016Sara Underwood @ Mt. Adams, The Cascades - follow Sara @saraunderwood Albert Bierstadt (1830 - 1902) Mt. Adams in the Cascades You may also like to read: *  Kaaterskill Falls, Yesterday & Today *  Vernal Falls Revisited *...[Read More]
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Russian Ambassador to Turkey Dies After Gun Attack in...

AAD REPORTS 19/12/2016The Russian ambassador to Turkey has died after being shot by a gunman in Ankara, where he was attending a photo exhibition, the Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed. “An unknown person opened fire during a public event in Ankara. As a result,...[Read More]
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London church to be reunited with stolen 16th-century...

AAD REPORTS 22/12/2016A historic church in the City of London is to be reunited with a magnificent 16th-century carving that was stolen from it decades ago. St Katharine Cree church in Leadenhall Street is a survivor of both the Great Fire of 1666 and the second world war...[Read More]
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Berry-Hill to Pay $3 million in Legal Claims

AAD REPORTS 22/12/2016It’s been nearly a decade since the once prestigious American art dealer Berry-Hill Galleries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but the gallery’s financial woes continue even today. A recent ruling in a complicated dispute with a...[Read More]
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