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Game of Thrones: George RR Martin shares news

AAD REPORTS 25/03/2020Quarantine has an upside, it forced George Martin to work instead of play, as his long overdue book six aka Winds of Winter (allegedly) nears completion.  George RR Martin is busy finishing off The Winds of Winter in his self-isolation. But now the...[Read More]
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Precautionary closures and sale updates at Christie’s...

AAD REPORTS 23/03/2020The major sales in New York were originally scheduled for 12-15 May, they have been postponed until 23-26 June (at the very least). It would be a miracle if they actually happen in late June. Read more on Christie's...[Read More]
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Why we turn to art in this difficult moment, and where...

AAD REPORTS 23/03/2020A few weeks ago, I started to seriously fantasize about a springtime trip to Ghent, the Belgian city hosting the most comprehensive exhibition ever of the works of Jan van Eyck, the artist who perfected oil painting. Now, like most people, my travel...[Read More]
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Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY

Robert Alexander Boyle 23/03/2020Located on the back side of Storm King Mountain is the largest outdoor sculpture garden in America. Established in 1960 by Ralph Ogden the property included 180 acres. By 1967 Ogden purchased thirteen works by the late sculptor David Smith (1906-1965)....[Read More]
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Ancient Maya kingdom with pyramid discovered in...

AAD REPORTS 21/03/2020After searching for more than a quarter century, archaeologists may have finally located the capital city of Sak Tz'i', a Maya kingdom that's referenced in sculptures and inscriptions from across the ancient Maya world. But it wasn't archaeologists who...[Read More]
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Fine-Tuning Radiocarbon Dating Will Rewrite...

AAD REPORTS 21/03/2020Refining carbon dating brings into focus specific date windows for ancient events.   Radiocarbon dating, invented in the late 1940s and improved ever since to provide more precise measurements, is the standard method for determining the dates...[Read More]
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Big Rigs Stopped Buying so Diesel Dykes Plow...

AAD REPORTS 18/03/2020For the Artist Couple Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe, It's All About Teamwork. Pair of diesel dykes make art instead of wondering who humps who, Sheila could grow a mustache and call herself Hector Nobody would bat an eye. In troubled times strange...[Read More]
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His sculptures were larger than life. Renowned N.J....

AAD REPORTS 13/03/2020J. Seward Johnson Jr., renowned sculptor and heir to the Johnson pharmaceutical fortune, died this week at his home in Key West, Florida. He was 89 and died Tuesday of cancer, according to a published report. Johnson’s sculptures were literally larger...[Read More]
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Boston’s biggest art museums to temporarily close due...

AAD REPORTS 13/03/2020In a joint statement issued Thursday afternoon, Boston’s most prominent art museums said they would close to the public, effective at the end of the day. The Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums, and the Isabella...[Read More]
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Cleveland Museum of Art to Receive Largest Gift in 60...

AAD REPORTS 13/03/2020A local philanthropist couple is donating more than 100 pieces to the museum, including works by Matisse, Wyeth and Picasso. Read more on The New York...[Read More]
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TEFAF Maastrict to Shut Down Early After Exhibitor...

AAD REPORTS 11/03/2020With the coronavirus continuing to force biennials, museums, and institutions to postpone or call off programming, a major art fair in Europe has taken a drastic measure of closing early. TEFAF Maastricht in the Netherlands—which opened last Saturday and...[Read More]
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Sotheby’s Sale of Work by Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred...

AAD REPORTS 11/03/2020On Thursday, Sotheby’s auction of property from the estates of modernist icons Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz brought in $17.2 million. The sale, which offered a total of 95 artworks, photographs, and rare ephemera, saw a solid 87 percent...[Read More]
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Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Case at 9th Circuit...

AAD REPORTS 09/03/2020A few notes does not make a copyright for a four minute song. Led Zeppelin scored a major win on Monday in the copyright battle over “Stairway to Heaven,” as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a jury verdict finding the song did not infringe...[Read More]
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Oil plunges 25 percent, energy markets tank as...

AAD REPORTS 09/03/2020Brent crude, the European standard, lost $11.17, or 24.7 percent, to $34.10per barrel, as of 10:15 p.m. Eastern time Sunday after earlier touching its lowest price since 2016. West Texas did not fall as far showing the greater impact...[Read More]
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Instagram echoes artists past - anyone for tennis?

AAD REPORTS 07/03/2020Follow Ms. Yuli_pops on Instagram @yuli_pops Tennis Game by the Sea by Max Liebermann – 1901 - learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * Instagram echoes artists past - In the studio * Instagram Echoes Artists Past -...[Read More]
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Dallas art museum mounts first display of important...

AAD REPORTS 06/03/2020The Dallas Museum of Art is partnering with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to mount the first exhibition dedicated to Vincent van Gogh’s important olive grove series, the museums announced on March 5. It will come to Dallas next year. The series...[Read More]
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Abbey Road’s echo of a Prince

AAD REPORTS 03/03/2020Their own instagram echoes Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi Recreate The Beatles' Famous Abbey Road Crosswalk Photo.  Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi know you can’t visit Abbey Road and not take your own version of The Beatles’ famous crosswalk photo!...[Read More]
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Young Rembrandt review – how a master learned from his...

AAD REPORTS 01/03/2020Rembrandt is shocked to see you. He reels backwards, mouth open, eyebrows raised in amazement at your startling arrival. You can see the whites of his eyes. This is the one-two action – you appear, he reacts – of this tremendous etching, made in 1630...[Read More]
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Artemisia Gentileschi, the baroque #MeToo heroine who...

AAD REPORTS 01/03/2020On a recent afternoon in Florence, room 91 of the Uffizi Gallery, home to a magnificent Caravaggio, was packed with visitors. But the work they were straining to see wasn’t by the baroque master but one of his contemporaries, an artist whose life story...[Read More]
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Van Gogh's Sunflowers under coronavirus quarantine in...

AAD REPORTS 29/02/2020It’s lucky they don’t need watering – for Van Gogh’s Sunflowers have become the latest casualty of the coronavirus outbreak. And they’re currently being forced into a period of self-isolation. The painting was on its way from London’s National...[Read More]
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Tweet from mugshawtys (@mugshawtys)

AAD REPORTS 27/02/2020mugshawtys (@mugshawtys) Tweeted: https://t.co/rget8lBCy1 (IG) "by the way I’m trying to get to 10k ASAP. And redheads if you’re reading this...you can kill me for my life insurance...[Read More]
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Stopping Art Scandals

Tamara Winikoff 27/02/2020We are Ringling Brothers Clown college and we approve this message The media revels in art scandals, especially around authenticity of art works and the legitimacy of how they have reached the marketplace. But bad press does the art world no favours....[Read More]
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In New Lawsuit, Former Mary Boone Gallery Director...

AAD REPORTS 26/02/2020Last spring, famed New York art dealer Mary Boone headed to prison after she pleaded guilty for filing false tax returns. After receiving a sentence of 30 months in jail, Boone closed her gallery in what many considered a final...[Read More]
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The Smithsonian has released more than 2.8 million...

AAD REPORTS 26/02/2020The Smithsonian Institution is releasing 2.8 million high-res images from its massive collection into the public domain, putting them online for anyone to use and download for free. The open-access online platform will include 2D and 3D images from its...[Read More]
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The lion still roars but prefers to privately

AAD REPORTS 26/02/2020Embattled former casino-resort magnate Steve Wynn has paid around $105 million for a pair of Pablo Picasso paintings from the estate of Don Marron, according to two people close to the deal. Picasso’s colorful 1937 portrait of one of his mistresses,...[Read More]
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Museums Across Northern Italy Shutter as the Country...

AAD REPORTS 24/02/2020Italy is at the center of the biggest outbreak of the mysterious new virus outside of Asia. This virus that may have escaped from the Wuhan Germ Warfare lab in Communist China now infects 219 people who tested positive for coronavirus 4500 miles west in...[Read More]
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Constance Clayton’s huge gift to PAFA of works by...

AAD REPORTS 24/02/2020The exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts of more than 70 works by African American artists from the collection of Constance E. Clayton, which opens Friday and runs through July 12, has the aura of a family meal around the...[Read More]
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Upcoming Group Show at Beinart Gallery Celebrates the...

AAD REPORTS 23/02/2020Melbourne, Australia’s Beinart Gallery is gearing up for an exhibition of small scale paintings, scratch-built models, and tiny sculptures. Co-curated by artist Joshua Smith (previously), the Miniature Art Group...[Read More]
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The big picture: at home with Mr and Mrs Picasso

AAD REPORTS 23/02/2020David Douglas Duncan, who died in 2018 aged 102, came to think of himself as the luckiest photographer alive. In February 1956 he travelled from his home in the United States to Cannes in the hope of photographing the world’s most famous...[Read More]
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Instagram echoes artists past - In the studio

AAD REPORTS 21/02/2020Follow Ms. Abby O’Neil on Instagram @abby_oneil Helen Frankenthaler in her studio c1964 - image by Alexander Lieberman - learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * Instagram echoes artists past - Ibiza  * Instagram echoes...[Read More]
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South American Volcano imploding

AAD REPORTS 20/02/2020Volcano in Ecuador about to go. Painting by Frederic Church depicts such an Ecuadorian mountain smoldering prior to eruption.  Frederic Edwin Church, South American Volcano A large volcano in Ecuador is showing early warning signs of a potential...[Read More]
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Brexit: EU to ask UK to return Elgin Marbles to Greece...

AAD REPORTS 19/02/2020In a staggering demonstration of EU hypocrisy, the incompetent collective otherwise called the 'European Union' demonstrated its intent to punish voters in Britain by demanding the Elgin Marbles back. No word on if Germany was also going to return the...[Read More]
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Turns out that Rembrandt knockoff at the Allentown Art...

AAD REPORTS 17/02/2020Thanks to modern technology and some expert detective work, a nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt’s workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself. For decades, the...[Read More]
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Armada portraits of Elizabeth I united behind old...

AAD REPORTS 13/02/2020A rare reunion for three portraits from the Golden Age of the Tudors. Art lovers will finally be able to fully appreciate the important differences between the three Armada portraits of Elizabeth I, when they are hanging alongside each other in...[Read More]
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Sotheby’s Is Selling Georgia O’Keeffe’s Rarely Seen...

AAD REPORTS 13/02/2020Admirers of Georgia O'Keeffe likely remember the artist for her transcendent modernist paintings—large, unfurling flowers and desert landscapes drenched with bold colors. But on March 5, Sotheby's will auction off works that show a different side of the...[Read More]
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Kirk Douglas As Vincent van Gogh in “Lust For Life”...

AAD REPORTS 12/02/2020Here Are Kirk Douglas’ Impressive Publicity Shots As Vincent van Gogh in “Lust For Life” (1956)  While everybody has their favorites when it comes to actors—whether it is for their looks, personality, or their talent and legacy—nobody dares to...[Read More]
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The 'Snoopy and the Red Baron’ exhibit to arrive at...

AAD REPORTS 12/02/2020Eternal vigilence against the Hun. Something other EU states might want to revisit. Millions of readers have come to adore this catch phrase from Snoopy’s alter ego, The Flying Ace, as he throws his fist in the air during battles against the Red...[Read More]
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Angela Hewitt's rare Fazioli piano dropped by...

AAD REPORTS 12/02/2020This is why art dealers prefer lightweight cardboard/plastic and foam lined airfloat boxes to ship fragile paintings over super heavy wooden crates that tend to... get dropped. An extremely rare, $194,000 grand piano was smashed when movers...[Read More]
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US government maintains Record Picasso at auction...

AAD REPORTS 11/02/2020The US justice department struck a deal with the fugitive Malaysian financier Jho Low to recoup close to $1billion USD taken from the investment fund 1MDB – the largest sum recovered by the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative established a...[Read More]
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Alexander Calder’s lost Bicentennial banners have just...

AAD REPORTS 11/02/2020As Jim Morrison once bellowed, Hey Philadelphia do you feel alright? Eight colorful banners designed in the 1970s by Alexander Calder that were lost for decades, then thought destroyed, and then serendipitously found and displayed for about...[Read More]
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Backdrops, front and center

AAD REPORTS 09/02/2020These massive paintings by unheralded movie studio artists, which provided magical settings during Hollywood's Golden Age, are finding a new life. They're just paint and canvas, but in Hollywood's Golden Age, painted backdrops played a vital role in...[Read More]
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You Can Own a Fraction of a Warhol. But Should...

AAD REPORTS 09/02/2020Jonathan Sharpe, a 25 year-old accountant in Greensboro, N.C., never thought of himself as a “baseball guy,” but when he saw a 1909 Honus Wagner T206 baseball card valued at $520,000, he decided to buy it. Not all of it, though. The card was being...[Read More]
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Vincent Van Gogh: How to pronounce the artist's last...

AAD REPORTS 08/02/2020Van Go, van Gof or van Kohk? Now we know why he simply signed, Vincent. How do you pronounce "Van Gogh"? You're probably saying it wrong, according to insiders at the launch of an interactive exhibition on the artist in London. The "Meet Vincent...[Read More]
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X-ray scans reveal hidden baby Jesus in old Leonardo...

AAD REPORTS 08/02/2020Another Leonardo The Leonardo da Vinci painting the "Virgin of the Rocks" was hiding another image beneath its surface: a winged baby Jesus, a new X-ray examination has revealed. This isn't the first signal that the "Virgin of the Rocks"...[Read More]
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Uncovered vintage photos show village life in the...

AAD REPORTS 05/02/2020Sponsored by fellow travelers Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn.   Photos capture history, moments in time so fleeting that they're gone as quickly as they arrive. In 2016, film student Victor Galusca was working on a student film in an abandoned...[Read More]
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An international row over the so-called Salvator Mundi...

Dr Susan Grundy 02/02/2020A piece by Charles Hope in the London Review of Books (2 January 2020) seemed not to be a book review at all, but instead was a ruse to attack the legitimacy of the so-called Salvator Mundi...[Read More]
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Artnet screams yet again in a headline that should be...

AAD REPORTS 31/01/2020Artnet screams yet again in a headline that should be filed under sour grapes in regards to the National Gallery in London having the foresight to exhibit a painting in 2011 that captivated the entire world in 2017. Meanwhile, artnet did nothing when a...[Read More]
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Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips battle it out to sell...

AAD REPORTS 30/01/2020In the midst of a very public and nasty divorce, Harry and Linda Macklowe have been court ordered to sell off 65 works from their extensive art collection. With that news, Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips are all now competing for the chance to sell...[Read More]
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Yale Art History Department to scrap survey course

AAD REPORTS 26/01/2020In a clear surrender move to the snowflake generation Yale will stop teaching a storied introductory survey course in art history, citing the impossibility of adequately covering the entire field — and its varied cultural backgrounds — in one...[Read More]
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Epstein’s female pimp in news

AAD REPORTS 25/01/2020Procuress penetrated by hackers. In a digital act of poetic justice, tables have turned on the naughty socialite. Ghislaine Maxwell's email broken into after her address posted on line. Given her regular communications with Randy Andy many wonder...[Read More]
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Art Institute ‘Pure Drawing’ exhibition showcases...

AAD REPORTS 24/01/2020Chicago Sun-Times: Art Institute ‘Pure Drawing’ exhibition showcases works by Degas, Cézanne, van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock, Bouche….   A small group of collectors and benefactors has made a huge impact on the Art of Institute of Chicago’s prints and...[Read More]
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Princely tomb of Iron Age mystery man discovered in...

AAD REPORTS 24/01/2020Archaeologists have found the remains of an entire iron-wheeled war chariot in a newly discovered Iron Age tomb in central Italy, a new study finds.  The lavish tomb is also brimming with other riches, including a stash of weapons, a bronze helmet...[Read More]
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Peace with Will but not Charles, Meghan Markle and...

AAD REPORTS 24/01/2020Cockney con man James Stunt must be laughing himself to pill popping sleep over videos of Randy Andy and other symbols of Royal Buffoonery. It seems Prince Harry blames Clown Prince Charles for the paparazzi mismanagement the sort that killed his...[Read More]
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Hundreds of bottles of posh booze 'for Russian Tsar'...

AAD REPORTS 24/01/2020Drinks on the Tsar. Full bottles of top shelf booze salvaged from the floor of a Baltic Sea wreck headed to auction. Being sunk saved these posh liquors from the Barbarism of the Bolsheviks who tastes ran more towards vodka and/or jet fuel, anyhow,...[Read More]
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How Did Edward Hopper Manage to Turn a Plain Country...

AAD REPORTS 20/01/2020How Did Edward Hopper Manage to Turn a Plain Country Road Into a Psychologically Charged Drama? A New Exhibition Decodes His Tricks.   For Edward Hopper, a rugged coastline or rural highway could be as psychologically charged as a café at night or...[Read More]
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Van Gogh self-portrait is his only work painted while...

AAD REPORTS 20/01/2020A Van Gogh self-portrait dismissed as a questionable fake has now been authenticated. The picture, which belongs to Norway’s National Museum, was painted in August 1889 in the mental asylum near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Today it will go on display at the...[Read More]
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Rare Chance in 2020 to See This Classic Danish...

AAD REPORTS 20/01/2020For centuries, artists have gathered together to share ideas, trade techniques, show support and to occasionally pose for one another. They have also been competitive rivals, sniping at one another in good-natured and not so good-natured ways. So when a...[Read More]
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Claude Monet, major shows at Denver Art Museum and Art...

AAD REPORTS 20/01/2020In Denver the country's largest Monet exhibit in more than two decades, and another upcoming exhibition in Chicago, celebrate the Impressionist master whose work inspired 20th century art movements.   Putting together a Monet exhibit with more...[Read More]
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‘Indiana Jones of the art world’ recovers stolen...

AAD REPORTS 20/01/2020A Dutch researcher known as “the Indiana Jones of the art world” beat German and Iranian law enforcement officials to recover an ancient volume of 15th-century Persian poetry that was the subject of a decade-long search and is valued at more than $1...[Read More]
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Vincent's Younger Brother and One of History's Most...

AAD REPORTS 18/01/2020Meet Theo van Gogh: Vincent's Younger Brother and One of History's Most Important Art Dealers.   As a pioneer of Post-Impressionism, Vincent van Gogh is one of art history’s most well-known figures. Though the artist did not see much...[Read More]
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The MET 150th

AAD REPORTS 14/01/2020Click here to visit the MET's instagram page You may also like to visit: * Art buying hedge fund genius purchases the NY Mets * Legends of the Past, When Led Zeppelin Met Elvis * The MET Gala[Read More]
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How 'treasures of Apollo’ were found buried below...

AAD REPORTS 12/01/2020ARCHAEOLOGISTS discovered several “treasures of Apollo” that had been buried beneath a famous Greek monument, a documentary revealed.   Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in Classical Greek and Roman...[Read More]
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The Billionaire Van der Vorms Family and Their Massive...

AAD REPORTS 10/01/2020“I’m very curious what Hal will do with the billions,” ABN Amro Bank NV’s Thijs Berkelder said. “Nobody from outside knows.” The family could return cash to shareholders, invest it or even close the fund and become full-time philanthropists, the...[Read More]
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Christian Bale's new Marvel role could pitch him as...

AAD REPORTS 09/01/2020Martin Scorcese opinions aside, it is telling to see Academy Award winning actors join the Marvel Comics Pictures in what is called the Marvel Comics Phase 4.   It is something of an irony that the role of Batman, while being perhaps the most...[Read More]
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18-16677 Gerald Peters Gallery, Inc. v. Peter...

AAD REPORTS 06/01/2020 To watch the above video on the US courts website, click here   You may also like to read: * Frank Tenney Johnson: Federal Judge Throws out the Gerald Peters Defamation Lawsuit against Stremmel and Coeur D'Alene Auctions  [Read More]
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Stuck in Upstate New York. It took the art of Charles...

AAD REPORTS 04/01/2020I grew up in Upstate New York. It took the art of Charles Burchfield to help me rediscover the beauty of its winters. “Late Winter Radiance” (1961-62) by Burchfield. (The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, Museum Purchase,...[Read More]
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Scientists: Orb in Leonardo DaVinci Christ painting is...

AAD REPORTS 04/01/2020The 'weirdness' of an orb thought to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci may have been solved by a team of experts. The oil painting, known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) depicts Christ holding a glass orb that 'doesn't appear to magnify...[Read More]
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Inside the Paris Apartment Where Gertrude Stein Fêted...

AAD REPORTS 04/01/2020You can’t just knock on the door of 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris and expect to get in. One must have an introduction. A century ago, when writer and art collector Gertrude Stein lived there with her lover, Alice B. Toklas, the door was always answered...[Read More]
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World's most important private collection of ancient...

AAD REPORTS 03/01/2020Now for something real, unlike the fraudulent Stunts that have distracted us lately. The finest collection of Roman art is about to go on tour:   A giant marble statue of the god of the Nile reclines on a stone plinth, a fierce crocodile...[Read More]
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Picasso painting worth $26M attacked at Tate Modern...

AAD REPORTS 31/12/2019Silly straw skiing Stunt with his collection of fugazies might want to get the crayons out and his cockney colouring books too. This is what a real Picasso looks like. Picasso painting worth $26M attacked at Tate Modern in London. A Real...[Read More]
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When Will George R.R. Martin’s ‘Winds of Winter’ Be...

AAD REPORTS 30/12/2019He Says ‘Soon’. If/When the books arrives it will be a smash best seller. The last time one of his books arrived in 2011, not only did Dance with Dragons go right to number one, it pulled the other four books back into the top ten of the NY Times best...[Read More]
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The 10 Most Expensive Works Sold in 2019

AAD REPORTS 27/12/2019The past several years in auction house news have been marked by jaw-dropping records, but in 2019, the drama didn’t only happen during the actual auctions. Perhaps the largest piece of news was that Sotheby’s had its final round of auctions as a public...[Read More]
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J Hus accuses Europeans of ‘forcing LGBT onto’ Africa...

AAD REPORTS 26/12/2019J Hus has accused Europeans of “forcing LGBT onto” Africa and “weaponising” homosexuality in a series of tweets about colonisation. The rapper began tweeting about Europe’s colonisation of Africa on Monday, writing in a post that’s not been...[Read More]
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LS Lowry: Lost painting to go on sale after 70...

AAD REPORTS 23/12/2019Long lost in America, an artistic relic of life in Britain's factory towns returns to the market after vanishing in the 1940s.   A painting by LS Lowry that was lost to the art world for more than seven decades has been unearthed. The 1943 work,...[Read More]
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Merry Christmas

AAD REPORTS 22/12/2019AAD 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 crosses traditional market segments,...[Read More]
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Dispute Roils Estate of Prominent American Artist

AAD REPORTS 19/12/2019The heirs of 20th-century American painter Thomas Hart Benton are suing a Kansas City bank, alleging it has mismanaged the multimillion-dollar estate of the influential artist, including hundreds of artworks. The artist’s daughter, Jessie Benton, and...[Read More]
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A $66 Million Gustav Klimt Painting Stolen 23 Years...

AAD REPORTS 14/12/2019Earlier this week, a gardener clearing ivy at the Ricci Oddi Modern Art gallery in Italy made an astonishing discovery: behind a metal panel adorning the gallery’s exterior wall was a painting half-hidden by a black trash bag. Immediately, staff at the...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Yosemite Valley

AAD REPORTS 12/12/2019Click here, or click on the image to see some great video of this remarkable phenomenon known as "the firefall" Hermann Herzog (1832 -1932) Yosemite Valley - learn more about the artist, here   You may also like to read an interesting story below...[Read More]
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Right vs Wrong

AAD REPORTS 06/12/2019Stunt fugazy landscape You may also like to read: * Stunt and his alleged forgeries - The grand tour courtesy the kids' own instagram page[Read More]
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Inner thoughts of a future King

AAD REPORTS 04/12/2019Inner thoughts of a future King. Prince of Wales 70th birthday You may also like to read: * More on Stunt's Fugazy Picasso * Randy Andy actually remembered[Read More]
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The Irishman

AAD REPORTS 04/12/2019Can life imitate art in providing closure? More to come on Hoffa disappearance, US attorney says.   "The Irishman" might not have the last word about the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Could that task fall to the U.S. Attorney's Office in...[Read More]
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Stunt and his alleged forgeries - The grand tour...

AAD REPORTS 28/11/2019Stunt talks about Old Masters. Look at the shiny smooth texture, this is obviously a brand-new work which law enforcement could term as perpetrating fraud. Or, if over the internet and in the United States, Federal wire fraud. For years Stunt and his...[Read More]
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German Company gives back Nazi seized art

AAD REPORTS 26/11/2019Bosses of frozen pizza giant Dr Oetker are to hand back some of the company's huge art collection after finding out pieces were looted by the Nazis. Besides the obvious, Germans owning stolen Nazi art, who would want Hun equipment for eating Italian...[Read More]
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Why Is Yayoi Kusama the World’s Most Popular...

AAD REPORTS 26/11/2019Yayoi Kusama, the most beloved artist on the planet, is back in New York with a show at the David Zwirner Gallery that runs until Dec. 14. The show, Every Day I Pray For Love, features her trademark polka dots on paintings and sculptures, plus an...[Read More]
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Prince Andrew sends Charles on a Pacific trip

AAD REPORTS 25/11/2019Prince Andrew sends Charles on a Pacific trip.... Cannibal dance as uncertain prince wonders if he is for dinner You may also like to read: * Swiss to auction 25 supercars seized from son of Equitoreal Guinea leader[Read More]
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See the town in southern France that brings Van Gogh's...

AAD REPORTS 25/11/2019Armed with Peter Mayle’s 1989 best-seller A Year in Provence, my husband and I spent a romantic week in Provence in 1994. Newly love-smitten, we stayed in a quaint hotel overlooking the Rhône, enjoying breakfasts on our balcony by the river and...[Read More]
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Art collectors turn up with ‘pockets full of cash’ as...

AAD REPORTS 25/11/2019ART collectors turned up with “pockets stuffed full of cash” after a retired boxer’s secret collection of more than 400 pieces of artwork was found in his unassuming home, it has been revealed. Labourer Eric Tucker’s love of painting was only discovered...[Read More]
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Famed Van Gogh ‘Sunflowers’ to Leave London for Only...

AAD REPORTS 25/11/2019Famed Van Gogh ‘Sunflowers’ to Leave London for Only Third Time in Nearly 100 Years.   One of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous—and rarely loaned—paintings will be exhibited at three international venues next year. Sunflowers (1888), which is held...[Read More]
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Winslow Homer's long love affair with the sea

AAD REPORTS 25/11/2019PBS News Hour: Winslow Homer's long love affair with the sea.   Renowned 19th century American artist Winslow Homer began his journey in marine painting with a trip to Europe, following his well-known work documenting the frontlines of the Civil...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Mont Saint Michel

AAD REPORTS 23/11/2019Follow Assya Shirokova on Instagram @assyashi Mont Saint Michel by Edward William Cooke (1811-1880) - learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * American Flamingo * Summer Day * Venice[Read More]
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Victoria's Secret cancels annual televised fashion...

AAD REPORTS 22/11/2019Killed by Epstein.   The annual Victoria’s Secret televised fashion show, known for its jewel-encrusted bras and supermodels sporting angel wings, will not be held this holiday season, according to an announcement by parent company L Brands...[Read More]
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Queen yells at Charles regarding Dumfries

AAD REPORTS 18/11/2019Queen says enough, after Charles embarrassed the family with Stunt's fake parade and Dumfries House then Andy went Randy with a bizarre interview, the reigning monarch said enough. Too bad she didn't send Stunt and his cabal of fakie do friends off to...[Read More]
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Vilcabamna Found? Lost City of the Incas gradually...

AAD REPORTS 18/11/2019Last bastion of Inca rebels reclaimed by the jungle. Centuries later Archaeologists explore a ‘secret Inca city’ below Amazon jungle rising ‘lost treasure’ hope.   ARCHAEOLOGISTS uncovered a “secret city” from the Incan Empire that was buried deep...[Read More]
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Review: ‘Ford V Ferrari’ Is An Instant Best Picture...

AAD REPORTS 16/11/2019One of the year’s top awards contenders raced into theaters full throttle this weekend, as Disney-Fox’s Ford v Ferrari scored the top spot at the box office and a rare perfect grade from audiences. With a likely $30+ million domestic...[Read More]
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Showtime drama films scenes on Yonkers' McLean...

AAD REPORTS 13/11/2019Showtime must get a Yonkers discount - Ray Donovan films there too.   Is Ray Donovan returning to his roots? In the Showtime drama, Donovan (played by actor Liev Schreiber) is an Irish-American who hails from South Boston (although his story-arc...[Read More]
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In Nanjing: American Art, through Chinese Eyes

AAD REPORTS 11/11/2019American Art as interpreted by Chinese viewers. Their take is surprisingly refreshing as native landscape painters such as the Hudson River School gain traction 8,000 miles from home.   I taught American art history for years, and in the coming...[Read More]
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With mural as backdrop, Don McLean comes home

AAD REPORTS 09/11/2019Former New Rochelle newspaper boy gets his own mural as American Pie creator Don McLean comes home. A long long time ago I can still remember how That music used to make me smile And I knew if I had my chance That I could make those people dance...[Read More]
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Lost Russia in Color, Photos of the Legendary Romanov...

AAD REPORTS 06/11/2019Before the Communist Bloodbath and a scourging of the faith by Antichrist Bolsheviks, rare scenes from Imperial Russia of long ago. Aristocrat Costumes Dazzle at the Legendary Romanov Costume Ball of 1903.   In February 1903, the members of the...[Read More]
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Bozo the Clown dead: Children's TV personality Frank...

AAD REPORTS 06/11/2019Tamara Winikoff is in mourning.   Longtime TV personality and children's entertainer Frank Avruch, best known for playing Bozo the Clown, is dead at age 89. WCVB-TV reports Avruch died Tuesday at his home in Boston from heart...[Read More]
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Smithsonian: Scenes from the Wild Continent

AAD REPORTS 02/11/2019Smithsonian Museum of American Art owns one of the largest permanent collections of American art anywhere, this collection has a concentration of early works dating to Indian treaties and the encounters with the natives as the United States went west in...[Read More]
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Baltimore Museum of Art Hires Two Curators of...

AAD REPORTS 29/10/2019Excuse me? EXCUSE ME? This here am be attitude. Curator of Coloreds post Civil Rights. Thats right. Uh huh. Yeah.   The Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland has appointed Jessica Bell Brown and Leila Grothe as associate curators of...[Read More]
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800-year-old Israel 'treasure tunnels' built by...

AAD REPORTS 28/10/2019Templars on Stake During the Crusades the Knights Templar battle for God, gold and glory. Somewhere in the modern city of Acre lies their command centre, and possibly their treasure. The Knights Templar was a chivalrous religious order, a group of...[Read More]
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