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Lock of Napoleon’s Hair Sells at Auction for $13,000

AUCKLAND (REUTERS).- A lock of hair cut from Napoleon Bonaparte's head after he died has sold for US$13,000 at an auction in New Zealand. Extra phone lines were installed for the sale to cope with an expected rush of international buyers seeking to sni...

Wall Drawings by David Tremlett for the Gallery of Contemporary Art

HAMBURG.- With Drawing Rooms the Hamburger Kunsthalle presents the first comprehensive show of the artist David Tremlett in a German museum since 1992. For this exhibition, David Tremlett has taken over the entire third floor of the Gallery of Contempo...

Rackstraw Downes Exhibits at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

RIDGEFIELD, CT.- The exhibition features Rackstraw Downes’s three-part painting, Under the Westside Highway at 145th Street: The North River Water Pollution Control Plant, and the many sketches and preparatory works which were part of the process ...

National Portrait Gallery Announces BP Travel Award Winner 2009

LONDON.- Portraits from major historical re-enactments in Switzerland and Belgium will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery as part of this year’s BP Portrait Award exhibition. The portraits are by Isobely Peachey winner of the BP Travel...

Major Survey of the Work of Charles Burchfield at the Whitney...

NEW YORK, NY.- The Whitney Museum of American Art focuses on the work of the visionary artist Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) in an exhibition curated by acclaimed sculptor Robert Gober. Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burch...

Major Survey of the Work of Charles Burchfield Opens at the...

NEW YORK, NY.- This summer the Whitney Museum of American Art focuses on the work of the visionary artist Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) in an exhibition curated by acclaimed sculptor Robert Gober. Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchf...

Series of Over 40 Letters Written by René Magritte Realizes $218,500

NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s on Friday sold the most significant group of Magritte correspondence to appear at auction in more than 20 years for the sum of $218,500 (£147,356), against a pre-sale estimate of $200,000-400,000*. The collection was acqu...

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