Rockefeller Estate Auctions Art Collection to Benefit Charities

Wed 7 Jun, 2017

Christie’s auction house in New York announced today that the Rockefeller estate will sell more than 2,000 works from Peggy and David Rockefeller’s collection in order to benefit a dozen charities as well as New York’s Museum of Modern Art. With an estimated worth of $700 million, the works could set the record for the most valuable collection ever sold at auction. … +


Phillips Contemporary Evening Auction Brings In $110.3 Million

POSTED May 19, 2017 Peter Doig, Rosedale, 1991. Phillips Twentieth Century and Contemporary Art Evening sale in midtown Manhattan on Thursday night netted $110.3 million, more than doubling what it brought in last year. All thirty-seven of the auction’s lots sold. Peter Doig’s, Rosedale, 1991—a painting of a house in the woods—led the sale, hammering down to Phillips deputy chairman Svetlana Marich, … +

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Frick Collection Spearheads Effort to Digitize Millions of Artworks

POSTED May 19, 2017 Member of PHAROS convened at the Frick Collection in 2013. Photo: PHAROS, the International Consortium of Photo Archives The Frick Collection is leading an international collaboration to transform art historical research by digitizing twenty-five million images of artworks for a new research platform. The Frick has teamed up with thirteen arts institutions to establish PHAROS Art Research Consortium, … +


NEWS: Lorie Mertes to Lead Miami’s Locust Projects

POSTED April 28, 2017 Miami nonprofit exhibition space Locust Projects announced today that Lorie Mertes was appointed executive director. Currently the director of public programs at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, Mertes will officially assume the position on May 5. She succeeds Chana Budgazad Sheldon, who said she is stepping down after eight years to pursue … +