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  • Celebrated Raphael Madonna to go on show at Norton Simon Museum in time for holidays

     
    When the media-savvy, sales-record-shattering British art dealer Joseph Duveen sold Raphael’s "Small Cowper Madonna" to an American collector in 1914 for an amount over $500,000, and possibly as much as $700,000, the New York Herald called it "the...
  • Getty Museum reopens sculpture and decorative arts galleries

     
    Starting this week, visitors to the Getty Center in Brentwood will have access to works recently acquired by the museum, including Pietro Cipriani’s "Medici Venus and Dancing Faun" and a 9-foot bronze vase by the French sculptor Jean-Désiré Ringel dâ€...
  • Mona Lisa meets Louis Vuitton in art gallery show

     
    We may never know why Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is smiling, but in Jason Alper's version it's pretty clear: She's wearing a dress covered with the Louis Vuitton logo print. And he hasn't stopped there, Alper gives Thomas Gainsborough's......
  • New York museum returns to good graces after ban for selling art to pay bills

     
    After nearly two years of museum-world ostracism because it sold two prized 19th century American landscape paintings for about $15 million to relieve a financial crisis, Manhattan’s venerable National Academy Museum & School is being accepted back into...
  • 'America's Next Top Model' recap: Top 2 revealed

     
    Here's Janell on last night's Top Model:Previously, on America’s Next Top Model Who Doesn’t Require Excessive Personality: bubbly, spunky Chris was sent home. Also, the Tourism Bureau of Milan would like you to come and visit, although they...
  • Monster Mash: Getty bids goodbye to 'Goddess'; Da Vinci manuscript fragment found

     
    Packing up: The Getty Villa prepares to say goodbye to the "Cult Statue of a Goddess," which is being returned to Italy. (Los Angeles Times) Discovery: A long-lost fragment of manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci has been uncovered in a......
  • Monster Mash: New claim of 'Mona Lisa' secret; Andrew Lloyd Webber calls off theater sales

     
    Enigmatic: An Italian researcher has claimed that Leonardo da Vinci painted tiny letters into the eyes of the "Mona Lisa," which may reveal the identity of his model. (The Guardian) Canceled: The planned sale of four major West End theaters......
  • Peter Greenaway talks about 'The Last Supper,' Hendrick Goltzius and the death of cinema

     
    Peter Greenaway, the polarizing British-born auteur, has never been a director to make concessions to popular taste. His movies -- including "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover," "The Pillow Book" and "Nightwatching" -- are densely constructed...
  • Magna Carta coming to LACMA for a fortnight during BritWeek

     
    Four years ahead of its 800th anniversary, the Magna Carta is coming to Los Angeles. From April 26 to May 11, this aged piece of parchment will reside in the European galleries of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,......
  • Guitar maker marks its 1.5 million milestone with a work of art

     
    Dick Boak has played some beautiful guitars in the years he has worked for C.F. Martin & Co. in Nazareth. But on Wednesday, when he jammed on the company’s 1.5 million commemorative guitar model at the National Association of Music......
  • LIBYA: Massive evacuations underway

     
    Governments scrambled by air and sea to pick up citizens stranded by Libya's unrest Tuesday, with thousands crowding the airport to await evacuation and Egyptians gathering at the border to escape the chaos. "The airport was mobbed, you wouldn't believe.....