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The Decade, Priciest Art: the most expensive art of the 2010s by year

Let’s face it… the art market of 2009 probably didn’t quite anticipate the years that were to come. The last decade has been an intense time with artworks selling for incredible amounts, even nearly half of a billion dollars. After covering 2019’s major events at the auction block, Art Critique takes a look at the biggest […]

Highlights of Jean Pigozzi’s collection of African contemporary art on view in Zurich

Jean Pigozzi, the French collector, photographer and automobile heir recently made headlines for donating 45 works by contemporary African artists from his famed collection to the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). The donation was the largest gift of African art that MoMA had ever received. The trove included sculptors Romuald Hazoumè from […]

Arts Patrons Lynda and Stewart Resnick Donate $750 million for climate research

At a time when concerns about climate change and environmental degradation are heavily discussed around the world, two major art patrons have announced a massive donation to fund climate change research and solutions for the crisis. Lynda and Stewart Resnick, who are well-known for their art patronage and board memberships at major institutions, will be […]

A Gentileschi masterpiece: possibly the most valuable UK museum acquisition in over a decade

Orazio Gentileschi’s masterpiece The Finding of Moses (1630’s) is possibly being acquired by London’s National Gallery, The Art Newspaper reports. It is currently on display at the museum, as per a loan agreement from an anonymous private collector, who is rumoured to be Graham Kirkham, the billionaire founder of the DFS sofa empire. The work was sold in […]

High Museum receives donation of 24 impressionist, post-impressionist, and modernist artworks

Just a few days ago, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art shared that they will receive a donation of 24 impressionist, post-impressionist, and modernist paintings. The donation comes from Doris and Shouky Shaheen, an Atlanta-based philanthropist and collection couple, who decided to gift the entirety of their collection to the museum. ‘We are exceptionally grateful for the generosity […]

Terry Allen Kramer’s art and furniture collection is headed to auction

Terry Allen Kramer was best-known for producing the iconic, Tony-winning, Broadway hit shows like Kinky Boots and Movin’ Out. Less-known about her, was her almost equal investment in the arts, amassing a seriously impressive collection of fine and decorative art as well as historic furniture and design works. Before Kramer passed away in May of this year […]

Giacometti sculpture damaged by cat, deemed ‘Worthless’ by experts, sells for £500,000

Fake or Fortune? is a BBC reality show where journalist Fiona Bruce along with art dealer Philip Mould investigate remarkable stories behind some of the world’s greatest artworks. The team employ old-fashioned detective skills and the latest forensic testing to reveal compelling stories of lost masterpieces, looted art, and authentication challenges. Last fall, they hosted […]