The antiquities were put on display by police at the Baths of Diocletian national museum in Rome
A record haul of 5,361 rare antiquities has been recovered after a lengthy inquiry into a Swiss-based trafficking ring, Italian art police say. The works, dating from the 8th Century BC to the 3rd Century AD, included vases, statues and frescoes and were valued at up to €50m (£38m). BBC
Vivian Maier Negatives Come to Canada - Canadian Art
Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto acquired approximately 17,500 black-and-white negatives taken by the posthumously discovered street photographer,Vivian Maier, from collector Jeffrey Goldstein. Goldstein made the offer to Bulger, believing the negatives would be safer across the border, fearing the seizure of his collection of negatives by Cook County, Illinois.
In her lifetime, Maier documented the streets of New York and Chicago on rolls upon rolls of film, leaving some 150,000 photographs at the time of her death in 2009...
January 21 – April 5, 2015
From Edward Steichen’s iconic portrait of silent film star Gloria Swanson (1924) to Annie Leibovitz’s influential gatefold covers for Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue (1995-2014), this multimedia exhibition offers a sweeping, yet considered view of photography’s role in defining glamour since the 1920s...
" Burn With Desire is a thinking person’s look at the calculatedly vapid foibles of the celebrity machine, not to mention the clunky mechanics it employs to spew out its product..."
Former Tyco executive Dennis Koslowski who, in 2005, was charged with, among other things, avoiding sales tax on several paintings including a Monet and a Renoir. In 2006, he paid $21.2 million in a settlement agreement over the sales tax charges.
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has recently embarked on another of its periodic investigations into galleries and private art dealers—and their clients—in connection with possible violations of New York State and City sales tax regulations.
With that in mind, here is what we would suggest if the DA's investigator knocks on your door...artnet
Beirut - Although the museum never once closed during the Civil War, it went from being a place that stimulated passionate debate to a place of cultural irrelevance. Now, after years of delays and setbacks and unforeseeable circumstances, the Sleeping Beauty of Lebanon’s art scene is about to awaken.
Dr. Garner has discovered that just beneath the surface of such famous Dürer masterpieces such as “Melencolia” and “The Apocalypse” are hidden embedded and encoded images demonstrating Dürer’s ingenious personal attacks on his powerful handlers and his efforts to counter and ultimately wholly subvert their nefarious “holy war,” by ingeniously and swiftly sending his urgent and “secret” message to his chosen audience so that they may save themselves.
Artist Peter Max comes to Naples this month for a retrospective exhibition of some of his most revered paintings spanning four decades from his iconic pop art designs to his design of the cruise ship Breakaway. The Mercato in Naples hosts the exhibition. Saturday, January 24 from 6-9pm & Sunday, January 25 from noon to 3pm