Days after Banksy gifted NHS with painting, someone tried to steal it

Owning a Banksy can be a difficult feat. Purchasing a work by the illusive artist is one thing, but when a Banksy falls into your hands overnight, the path forward is exciting although filled with unique challenges – sometimes even involving theft. That’s what the University Hospital Southampton quickly realized when just days after they […]

A Lichtenstein brushstroke canvas is set to be part of Sotheby’s first live auction in months

If all goes to plan, a Contemporary Art Evening Auction at Sotheby’s scheduled for June might be one of the first auctions to return to the physical auction floor in New York. Originally scheduled for May, the auction was postponed, alongside many others that were put on hold or moved online, as the COVID-19 pandemic […]

INTERPOL sting operation recovers 19,000 illicitly traded artefacts

A sting operation spanning more than 100 countries was carried out by INTERPOL, Europol, and the World Customs Organization (WCO) last year and resulted in the arrest of more than 100 suspects involved in illicit trafficking of artefacts. In a May 6th press release, INTERPOL announced the impact of the operation, called Athena II, which […]

How do AR and VR art experiences compare to the real thing? Cuseum takes a closer look through neurological study.

Experiencing art looks a little different today than it did a year ago. While many were already embracing the joys of what VR and AR had to offer in the art world months ago, in the age of COVID-19, they have become integral for museums, galleries, and art enthusiasts, alike. This may have you pondering […]

Sotheby’s launches new online gallery platform to adjust during the pandemic

The art market of the days before the pandemic is bound to look starkly different to the art market following these uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to adjust their focus and realign with a new normal that remains in flux. One of the biggest signs that the pandemic has changed the art […]

£5m online auction breaks record for Sotheby’s

Since late March, Sotheby’s has moved nearly 20 auctions online, one of which was the eighth edition of their “Contemporary Curated” London auction. Prior to the auction, the sale was estimated to bring in between £3.4 million and £4.6 million but it ended up shattering expectations and setting a record for the auction house’s online […]

A print by Dalí becomes a major thrift store find in North Carolina

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. It’s the motto that second hand, consignment, antique, and thrift shops thrive off. Most often, one finds trinkets, items with sentimental attachments, or bits and bobs, but in one North Carolina thrift shop, a print turned out to be a major treasure. Priced between just $10 and $50, […]