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Was a ‘double-bind guarantee’ behind the $450m Leonardo sale?

The sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi for $450m (including fees) at Christie’s New York on 15 November shattered every record for art...

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...

A Glimpse of the Divine: Michelangelo Drawing to be Offered at...

LONDON.- Christie’s will offer an exceptional and rarely seen drawing by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) at the Old Masters and 19th Century Art Evening Sale on Tuesday 5 July 2011 in London. Drawn at a pivotal point of the artist’s caree...

London’s National Gallery to Ration Access to Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition

London (BBC).- London's National Gallery is to limit visitor numbers to a major exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci works in an attempt to prevent large crowds detracting from the viewing experience. Admissions will be fixed at 180 every half hour, 50 f...

National Gallery’s Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition Aims to Limit Number of...

LONDON (REUTERS).- Britain's National Gallery is planning to limit the number of tickets available at an upcoming Leonardo da Vinci exhibition in a bid to reduce the frustration of jostling crowds for art lovers. The number of visitors allowed in each ...

Ancient Ship Found near Rome

ROME (AP).- Archaeologists say they have found the upper side of an ancient ship near Rome. The wooden ship was about 11 meters (36 feet) long, making it one of the largest ancient vessels excavated near Ostia Antica, a port city founded some 2,500 y...

Italian Researchers Start Search in Florence for Bones of Likely Mona...

FLORENCE.- Italian researchers on Wednesday began looking for the remains of a Renaissance woman many believed posed for the "Mona Lisa." The researchers used a geo-radar device to search for underground tombs in a Florence convent where Lisa Gherardin...

Poland’s Most Precious Painting, "Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da...

WARSAW (AP).- It's finally been decided: Poland's most precious painting, "Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci, will be allowed to travel to Spain, Germany and Britain. Wednesday's decision came after almost a year of discussion by art experts an...

Poland’s Most Precious Painting, "Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da...

WARSAW (AP).- It's finally been decided: Poland's most precious painting, "Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci, will be allowed to travel to Spain, Germany and Britain. Wednesday's decision came after almost a year of discussion by art experts...

Poland’s Most Precious Painting, "Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da...

WARSAW (AP).- It's finally been decided: Poland's most precious painting, "Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci, will be allowed to travel to Spain, Germany and Britain. Wednesday's decision came after almost a year of discussion by art experts an...

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