This 19th-century fresco, Ecce Homo, by Spanish artist Elias Garcia Martinez, has been ruined after an elderly woman attempted a DIY restoration of the artwork.
In a time of austerity, rather than calling in a professional to complete the job, she attempted to restore the mural herself, rather unsuccessfully.
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Rodin Leaving Nelson-Atkins
An impressive exhibition of 40 bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin closes today at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.
"In addition to highlighting Rodin’s unrivaled capacity to capture the human spirit in all its nuances, the exhibition will also bring to light his pioneering studio practices. Working in plaster and wax, Rodin created models that he would fragment, multiply, recombine, enlarge and reduce. This unorthodox working method allowed the artist to produce a startling range of sculptural effects, examples of which are on display."
New Museum Shows in June
Preview exciting new exhibitions this month of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Sharon Lockhart, George Bellows, and many others.
American Art at Auction
As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, we’re happy to be featuring a special American Art Sale on artnet Auctions!
From Thomas Hart Benton’s striking Europa to an untitled Alexander Calder sculpture, you’ll enjoy ths beautifully curated auction of 19th and 20th century American art.
Civil War Propaganda at ICP
In 1865, Confederate president Jefferson Davis was on the run. He had been accused of masterminding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee had just surrendered to the north, and curious photographs were being circulated…
Women Sculptors of the National Academy
A new exhibition just opened at the National Academy in New York: 20 works that reflect the evolution of American sculpture between the late 19th and 20th centuries, and celebrate the special achievements and contributions of female artists to the medium. The works vary in subject from classical allegory to politically charged, such as Nancy Grossman’s Gunhead, and from the ethnic references to the sexually infused works.
Impressionism at Carnegie Museum
Impressionism: Monet–Stieglitz at Carnegie Museum of Art opens tomorrow, featuring more than 150 works by many of the most important artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Happy Birthday, Émile Gallé
Émile Gallé (French, born May 8, 1846–died September 23, 1904)
Museum Shows Closing
This weekend is your last chance to catch a few interesting and prominent shows before the close, such as:
- Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard at The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
- Picasso’s Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York at the MET, NY
- Van Gogh Up Close at Philadelphia Museum of Art
19th Century Art at Sotheby’s
Preview the important sale Sotheby’s New York is hosting today: 19th Century European Art, featuring paintings such as this untitled work by Émile Munier, estimated from US$190,000 to US$220,000.
Most Expensive Painting Ever at Auction
As many predicted, Edvard Munch’s The Scream became the most expensive painting ever sold at auction yesterday, achieving US$119,922,496 at Sotheby’s.
Cézanne’s 19 Million+ Card Player
Paul Cézanne’s Joueur de cartes (1892–1896) achieved US$19,122,500 at Christie’s New York yesterday!
View all the results from yesterday’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale.
Modern Sales in New York
Important Impressionist and Modern sales are taking place in New York today, featuring stunning works, such as this set of nine color lithographs with signed cover, Elles (1896) by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and of course that print of Edvard Munch's The Scream that everyone is watching closely.
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Munch’s Scream: Most Expensive Ever?
Edvard Munch's The Scream could become the most expensive painting ever sold at auction tomorrow, with estimates as high as US$150 million.
Two of the four from this famous series were stolen in 1994 and 2004 (later recovered); this is the only privately-owned Scream.