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On Thursday morning, Christie’s staged an Old Masters sale in New York that brought in $14.6 million on the hammer, or $18 million with buyer’s fees. The total landed below the pre-sale estimate range of $15.6 million–$24.4 million. Led by Christie’s chairman and global head of private sales Adrien Meyer, the 64-lot sale saw aContinue reading “Restituted Cranach Leads Christie’s $18 M. Old Masters Sale Dominated by Familiar Names”
Given the fluidity of ink painting, it’s imperative that painters be armed with trouble-free brushes. Whether used for ink-and-wash painting (sumi-e in Japanese) or calligraphy, these brushes typically have relatively long bristles that respond well to the artist’s hand, moving pigment with little drag. Traditionally, there are two main types of East Asian ink paintingContinue reading “Explore an Age-Old Medium with the Best Brushes for Ink Painting”
Just over a week after the Penn Museum apologized for hosting the stolen skulls of enslaved people in its Morton Collection, it is now embroiled in a second controversy involving its possession of remains of Black Philadelphians killed in the MOVE Bombing. According to reports yesterday, April 21, in the local news outlets BillyPenn andContinue reading “Controversy Erupts Over Penn Museum’s Possession of MOVE Bombing Victims’ Remains”
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”