Archive for December, 2009

Contemporary Aboriginal Painting Exhibition Opens at Metropolitan Museum

| December 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

An installation of 14 bold and colorful paintings created by contemporary Aboriginal Australian artists will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 15. Drawn from a U. S. private collection, Contemporary Aboriginal Painting from Australia will provide an introduction to Aboriginal painting, which has become Australia’s most celebrated contemporary art movement […]

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Russian Art Sales Makes $31.9 Million

| December 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

Sotheby’s London Russian Art Sales Series concluded bringing a total of £19.3/$31.9 million – near the high estimate (£14,882,080-21,246,220) – and established a healthy sell-through-rate of 74% overall. Highlights of the sales series include: • ‘Romanov Heirlooms’ Sale realises £7 million, seven-times the high estimate of £900,000. The auction was 100% sold by value and […]

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Paris Photo 2009

| December 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

The world’s leading fair for 19th Century, modern and contemporary photography, Paris Photo, closed on 22nd November with record numbers of visitors: 40,150, compared to 37,760 in 2008. The 2009 edition which brought together 102 exhibitors from 23 countries was held at the Carrousel du Louvre with a special focus on the Arab and Iranian […]

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