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Multi-Million Dollar Sculpture Masterpieces. Part II

Let’s continue our acquaintance with the most expensive sculptures ever sold at auction. Except for those that have already been mentioned, we want to also emphasize the incredible work by one of the most prominent living artists, Jeff Koons. His “Balloon Dog (Orange)” created in 1994-2000 was sold at Christie’s New York in 2013 for a record $58.4 million. However, returning …

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Multi-Million Dollar Sculpture Masterpieces. Part I

Nowadays, the art of sculpture has probably reached its peak; at least, it concerns prices and demand for the works by the famous artists. Thus, on 12 May 2015, one more record price was beaten at Christie's New York: the “Pointing Man” sculpture by Alberto Giacometti was sold for the incredible sum of $141.3 million! It is almost $40 million …

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Ronald Lauder: American Businessman, Philanthropist, Art Collector

Son of Estee Lauder and a person who served as US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Affairs knows exactly that beauty and strength can change the world. We are talking about Ronald Lauder – a businessman, billionaire, philanthropist, social activist, and one of the famous art collectors. He was born in New York on 26 February …

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Who Is the New Owner of Klimt’s “Portrait of Gertrud Loew?”

Gustav Klimt’s admirers are haunted by the question of who has become a new owner of the “Portrait of Gertrud Loew (Gertha Felsovanyi)" (1902) that went under the hammer at Sotheby's London in late June. It was assumed that almost $39 million for the painting were paid by one of the famous fine art owners, the American businessman Ronald Lauder. …

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William Morris & Andy Warhol: the “Odd Couple” at the Exhibition in Birmingham

Do not miss the unique opportunity to see masterpieces by two giants of art history! Yes, we are talking about the “odd couple” exhibition in Birmingham exposing amazing works by William Morris and Andy Warhol at the same time! Indeed, they are truly iconic artists, but what a strange combination?! Nonetheless, the public and the critics are in delight. Let’s …

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Antique Furniture Care Tips

It’s not a secret that smartly selected elite antique furniture can accentuate the status of its owners and their impeccable taste. Nevertheless, it is unwise to purchase such a luxury, if you know nothing about antique furniture care. We have already written about transportation of antique and fragile artworks, as well as offered some antique shipping tips in previous articles, but for …

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International Shipping of Museum Exhibits

Fine Art Shippers being one of the most experienced museum exhibit shipping companies specializes in the transportation of fragile and valuable objects, historically significant items, as well as podiums, stands, backlighting, and other related equipment and accessories. In this way, we can say with confidence that international art shipping is a very laborious and highly professional work. One of the …

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Inspiring Art Installations

Art, especially contemporary art, must serve the people! Moreover, modern art installations are not something strange – each of them is a fascinating action that invites to become a part of it. So it's truly great that more and more urban art artists around the world share this belief. Thus, parks, museums, and even streets from time to time turn …

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Banksy – Most Wanted Man in the World of Art

He is called “the most wanted man in the world of art,” an art terrorist, or simply Banksy. Almost everyone who is a little bit passionate about graffiti will tell you that Banksy is the most legendary street artist on the planet. Many people know his name and his work, but few know him as a person. The artist tries …

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New Records at Sotheby’s Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale

Henceforth, the record mark for the works by the German Renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder is $14.4 million. The result was received at Sotheby's Old Master & British Paintings Sale that took place on 8 July 2015 in London. In fact, it was the first time when a significant private collection of paintings by Cranach the Elder was put …

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