The life-sized terracotta soldiers protecting the tomb of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi (259 BC–210 BC), were accidentally found by well-diggers in 1974.
Since the discovery of the First Emperor’s tomb, about 2,000 of these six-foot-tall clay figures have been uncovered.
While a person could travel to Xi’an, China, to visit this vast ongoing archeological project, closer to home Discovery Times Square is showing 10 of these warriors in a new exhibition in New York City!
Jeffrey Deitch At Art Basel
During a conversation with art advisor Josh Baer at Art Basel last week, Jeffrey Deitch talked about the threat of private museums to fundraising and programming at MOCA Los Angeles.
Read more about this conversation in artnet Magazine.
Romanino and More at Christie’s New York
At Christie’s New York, Chilean millionaire baron “The Hoover” Alvaro Saieh won the star lot, Romanino’s Christ Carrying The Cross,for US$4,562,400, outbidding LACMA, only art institution to compete for the lot.
The other notable consignment of the sale was a group of 12 pictures deacessioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Read more about the old masters sale in artnet Magazine.
Liberating Art: An Online Rebellion
Art dealer and artnet CEO, Hans Neuendorf, has been a pioneering maverick in the art world since the 1950s.
For the last 20 years, he’s been trying to use the Internet to liberate the art trade from the cult of connoisseurship surrounding dealers, gallery owners, and auction houses.
From his 9/11 ordeal to his friendship with Georg Baselitz, read Neuendorf’s incredible story.
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A Peepshow at the MET
Voyeur alert! Eroticism is the keystone of nude photography, which has been with us since the invention of the camera. That history is what this Nude show is all about. Read the article by by Linda Yablonsky.
Art Market Watch: Docudrama
TEFAF Global Art Market Report
How big is the global art market? A new report from The European Fine Art Foundation sets the total size of the global art market at about $60.8 billion!