When artist Ai Weiwei disappeared, supporters made online appeals for his return. When authorities handed him a £1.5m tax bill,
November 27, 2011
As he stood in the opulent marble foyer of a Fifth Avenue mansion late last month, greeting the coterie of prominent guests arriving at his private art gallery,
november 25, 2011
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has announced six finalists for its 2012 Hugo Boss Prize. The $100,000 prize, named for the German men’s wear company that sponsors it, is given every two years to an individual who has made an important contribution in contemporary art. In addition to cash, the winner is awarded an
november 25, 2011
Several records fell and new ones established Thursday as Heffel Fine Art kicked off the live autumn auction season by offering just over 190 lots of high-end Canadian art for sale in a Toronto hotel ballroom.
By the time the final gavel came down around 9 p.m. ET, the Vancouver-based auction house, which has dominated
For the first time, Heffel Fine Art Auction House has not given a dollar estimate on a major piece to be auctioned.
How do you price a painting
november 21, 2011
In the small 19th-century painting, a young girl is seated in a straight-backed chair, looking forlorn, as if troubled by her role in the strange story of theft and deception that culminated in a Manhattan courtroom on Monday.
It has been a big, if bizarre, year for “Portrait of a Girl,” an oil painting by
november 22, 2011
november 10, 2011
The future of fine arts at Queen’s University is in limbo after the school decided not to accept new students to its bachelor’s program for next fall.
Queen’s officials feared resources would be too scarce to sustain an incoming Bachelor of Fine Arts