art collecting

Coming to auction next month is a perfect time capsule of a collection -- that of Ambassador Alexander Weddell and his wife, Virginia Chase Steedman Weddell. Avid collectors, the Weddells filled their Richmond, Virginia, home with fine art, furniture, antiquities, and rare books. The couple died in a train wreck in 1948, and their grand residence, known as Virginia House, became a museum,

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Works by Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and Henri Matisse will debut at  Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on March 15, as the museum hosts  The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism. The temporary exhibition, organized by The Museum of Modern Art in New York, features more than 60 works of art and includes paintings, drawings, and sculpture. The

SAN MARINO, Calif. — If Downton Abbey had been an American country house, this family might have inhabited it. A groundbreaking new book about to be released by the Huntington Library Press, the publishing arm of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, provides powerful new insights into the lives, remarkable wealth, collecting, and philanthropy of the Huntington family

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - July 2012 - This summer’s Hamptons economy appears to have made a significant rebound, that is if attendance, enthusiasm and sales at ArtHamptons are any indicator.  Droves of art lovers poured through the lavish 45,000 square foot modular museum-like building that housed ArtHamptons for it's 5th installation, held for the first time at Sculpture Fields of Nova's Ark in
New York, NY, August 4, 2011—This fall The Morgan Library & Museum will host an exhibition of eighty of the Musée du Louvre's finest drawings by artists working in France from the onset of the Revolution in 1789 through the establishment of the Second Empire in 1852. David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre,which opens Friday, September 23, and runs through
New York, NY, July 28, 2011—Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) is among an elite group of nineteenth-century French masters whose style is almost instantly recognizable. Arguably the greatest portraitist of his time, Ingres was a brilliant draftsman, and his drawings have long been prized along with his paintings. Beginning on September 9, The Morgan Library & Museum will present
There was news last week that a "lost" Leonardo has been identified in an American collection and will go on exhibit this November at the National Gallery in London. One of only fifteen surviving oil paintings by Da Vinci, the re-discovered Salvator Mundi is a half-length figure of Christ that was painted around
Running from Sept. 2-5 at the Baltimore Convention Center, the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is widely recognized as the largest indoor antiques show in the U.S. It includes a 70-dealer antiquarian book fair within the show. A few of those dealers booked for Baltimore shared some highlights with us.