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The Musée d’Orsay shows Major Exhibition of Works by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Paris.- The Musée d'Orsay is currently showing "Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931). A Passion for Finland", on view through May 6th. Although recognised as one of the most emblematic artists of the Finnish genius at the turn of the 19th and 20th ce...

Sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings at...

PARIS.- The final sale of the season at Sotheby’s Paris, devoted to Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings, yielded €7.6m – the highest total for a sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings by Sotheby’s Fr...

Record for a Sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings...

PARIS.- The final sale of the season at Sotheby’s Paris, devoted to Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings, yielded €7.6m – the highest total for a sale of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings & Drawings by Sotheby’s France t...

Florence Wants Mona Lisa Back for a Visit

FLORENCE (AP).- Florence officials are launching a campaign to bring the "Mona Lisa" back for a visit. Leonardo da Vinci brought the painting of a Renaissance woman with an enigmatic smile to France in 1516, and it has mostly hung in the Louvre Museum...

Rare Offering from Benjamin Franklin to Highlight Christie’s Fine Printed Books...

NEW YORK, NY.- On June 23, Christie's will offer an extremely rare, finely bound collection of Benjamin Franklin’s privately printed “bagatelles”-- light essays, witty dialogues and satirical sketches -- printed by Franklin himself at hi...

Rare Offering from Benjamin Franklin to Highlight Christie’s Fine Printed Books...

NEW YORK, NY.- On June 23, Christie's will offer an extremely rare, finely bound collection of Benjamin Franklin’s privately printed “bagatelles”-- light essays, witty dialogues and satirical sketches -- printed by Franklin himself at hi...

Centre Pompidou-Metz Presents Daniel Buren "ECHOS, Work in situ"

METZ.- Daniel Buren is currently one of the most important artists both in France and internationally. For more than 40 years, each of his exhibitions throughout the world has elicited attention. The latest exhibition Échos is on view until September ...

An Exceptional Silver Drinking Cup Made Around 1180 to Be Sold...

PARIS.- Sotheby's sale of Important European Silver, Gold Boxes & Objects Vertu in Paris on May 17 will include an exceptional silver drinking cup made around 1180, probably in France (estimate €300,000–400,000*). No public or private collect...

An Exceptional Silver Drinking Cup Made Around 1180 to Be Sold...

PARIS.- Sotheby's sale of Important European Silver, Gold Boxes & Objects Vertu in Paris on May 17 will include an exceptional silver drinking cup made around 1180, probably in France (estimate €300,000–400,000*). No public or private collect...

First Batch of Korean Royal Books Looted by French Military 145...

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AP).- The first batch of Korean royal books looted by the French military 145 years ago returned home Thursday. French troops took away hundreds of Korean manuscripts and set fire to 5,000 more when they raided a royal library in 18...

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