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David Rubenstein Tapped to Head Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Rubens Work Held in Storage for Over 80 Years Goes Back on View at State Hermitage

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Dealer Perry Rubenstein Arrested on Criminal Fraud Charges

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Recently Authenticated Rubens to Go on View in Antwerp

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Early Rubens Discovered in Salem, OR

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

New York – “Reinventing Abstraction,” Curated by Raphael Rubenstein at Cheim & Read Through August 30th, 2013

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Rubens Drawing Discovered in University of Reading Cupboard

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

New Rubens painting discovered in Russia

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Sir. Peter Paul Rubens

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Donald Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Perry Rubinstein Facing Six Months Jail Time After Plea Deal

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Robert Rauschenberg Profiled in New York Review of Books

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

AO Auction Recap – Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Evening Sale, February 28th, 2017

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

National Portrait Gallery to Show Rare Set of Old Masters Drawings

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Stolen Paintings Returned to Verona Museum

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Old Masters Works Struggling in Current Market Landscape

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Thirteen Arrested in Connection with Theft at Museum of Castelvecchio

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Verona Museum Victim of $16 Million Art Theft

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Duke University Receives $25 Million Gift for New Arts Building

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Outcry Over Sale Classic Works in Ireland Halts Christie’s Old Masters Sale

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms Seeing Major Popularity Among Collectors

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Fire Damaged Works to Go on View at Bode Museum in Berlin

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Blackstone VP James Tomilson Hill Emerges As Billionaire on Strength of Art Collection

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The Challenges of Moving Mike Kelley’s Career Retrospective

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Inspires Mystery Over Depiction of Transparent Orb

October 19th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, via The GuardianThe Guardian has a piece this week on the mysterious orb held by Christ in the Leonardo da Vinci painting currently on view at Christie’s. “Solid glass or crystal, whether shaped like an orb or a lens, produces magnified, inverted, and reversed images,” historian Walter Isaacson says of the image. “Instead, Leonardo painted the orb as if it were a hollow glass bubble that does not refract or distort the light passing through it.”
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In Rare Move, Several Florine Stettheimer Works Change Hands this Fall

October 19th, 2017

Florine Stettheimer, New York Liberty, 1918, via Art NewsIn an extremely rare occurrence, two works by Florine Stettheimer have changed hands this year, with one going into the collection of the Whitney Museum, and one going onto the open market.  Stettheimer rarely sold or gave her works away, making one’s appearance, let alone two in the same year, a momentous event. 
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Kader Attia Wins 2017 Joan Miró Prize

October 19th, 2017

Kader Attia, via Art DailyFrench-Algerian artist Kader Attia has been named  winner of the 2017 Joan Miró Prize.  “Attia’s passionate engagement with current affairs and with the shared fate of humanity [which] has close links to Joan Miró’s involvement in the critical episodes that marked his generation, while Attia’s unique take on complex, often traumatic, human relationships across cultures resonates with Miró’s universal aspirations,” the award’s jury said in a statement.
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