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GENESEO, N.Y. – Two rediscovered marble busts by the French 18th century sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741-1828 Paris) sold for a combined $1.5 million at the Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 23 by Cottone Auctions, online and in the firm’s gallery. The busts were the top achievers in an auction that featured […]
BEIRUT (AP) – Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – The nonprofit group that owns several Newport mansions has acquired two busts of members of the Vanderbilt family, ensuring they will permanently be displayed at The Breakers mansion the family built in 1895. The Preservation Society of Newport County said this week it purchased the busts of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, and […]
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Art Museum has acquired The Two Sisters, a monumental double portrait made in 2012 by Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977-), thanks to a generous gift from the Ragland family, longtime supporters of the museum.