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fine art news Art News - Friday, June 25
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+Christie's Sells $25.7 Million of Bacon, Rothko Art
Bloomberg - USA
Christie's International sold 90 percent of its offered works by artists such as Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko, taking in 14.1 million pounds ($25.7 million) and breaking records for Anish Kapoor, Emilio Vedova and Eduardo Chillida at a London auction of contemporary art last night.

+Sotheby's Sells Auerbach, Rego Works for $26 Million
Bloomberg - USA
Sotheby's Holdings Inc. sold Frank Auerbach's 1983 portrait, ``Head of J.Y.M. II,'' for 352,800 pounds, including the auctioneer's commission, nearly four times its estimated value at a London auction of contemporary art last night. The sale broke records for artists Paula Rego and Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
+Mammoth catalogue will record hidden treasures of public art
The Guardian - UK
They are calling it a "Pevsner of Paintings" - an ambitious attempt to record details, county by county, of every picture in public ownership in the UK.
+Art steps aside for politics
Globe and Mail - USA
When the satirist grows as celebrated as his targets, something has to give, and it's usually the art. Director Michael Moore has become a famous fellow with a famously successful talent: Looking every bit the personification of a mid-American Everyman -- the paunch, the baseball cap, the sweatshirt, the monosyllables -- he pops into the phone booth of his documentaries and emerges as the caped liberal crusader, the populist conscience of his country.

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+Tehran's Art Scene: Afshan Ketabchi and Andy Warhol's "Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes"
Payvand - Iran
Recently I had the opportunity to see the works of another provocative artist, again a lady, in Tehran’s Golestan gallery. I was astounded when I walked into the gallery last week to see the works of Afshan Ketabchi whose motto for the show was a line from Andy Warhol everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.

fine art news Art News - Friday, June 18
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+ArtDaily Closes; 8 Years and Millions of Visits.
ArtDaily.com
The inevitable became a reality: that beautiful dream became a nightmare. The agony of not being able to pay the minimum costs of this project: the paychecks for three collaborators, servers and a few other things. Because we were four people that worked most of the time in ArtDaily!

+Bacon triptych emerges from Tehran storeroom
The Guardian Arts - UK
A major triptych by Francis Bacon is about to see the light after languishing for more than 30 years in the store of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.
+Avant-garde art gets the flick
The Age - Australia
New acquisitions to Parliament House's art collection will not be restricted to works from emerging artists after several MPs complained it was dominated by "avant-garde crap".
+Legal action taken to stop Indigenous art leaving Australia
ABC - Australia
Indigenous groups in Victoria's north-west say they have taken legal action to prevent three pieces of Aboriginal bark art being returned to Britain.

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+For art's sake, relax
China Daily
Office workers who would normally step into a pub or gym to cope with the stress of a working day are being invited instead to sit in front of a painting.

fine art news Art News - Friday, June 11
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+Bacon triptych emerges from Tehran storeroom
The Guardian Arts - UK
A major triptych by Francis Bacon is about to see the light after languishing for more than 30 years in the store of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

+Russian art market: the new Eldorado
The Art Newspaper - UK
The latest rounds of sales of Russian art have confirmed that this is currently one of the hottest areas of the market, with newly wealthy buyers driving prices to unprecedented levels. This is the new Gold Rush: Moscow boasts one of the greatest concentrations of billionaires in the world, and dealers are scrambling to get their attention.
+China's new media art more media than art
China Daily - China
People still habitually stereotype art students as people who are romantic but hardly able to count to more than 100, and science students as boring sorts who convert everything in life into numbers.
+Sotheby's 'sold looted Holocaust masterpieces'
The Guardian Arts - UK
Sotheby's is facing a $1.8 billion lawsuit from Holocaust survivors who claim it has recklessly trafficked in works of art stolen from Jews during the Second World War.

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+Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things
artdaliy.com
NEW YORK, N.Y.- From June 11 through September 19, 2004, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum presents Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things. Co-organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Tate Modern, London, Constantin Brancusi: The Essence of Things is a highly selective view of Brancusi’s work, primarily emphasizing his carving and tendency toward abstraction.

art news for visual artists Art News - Friday, June 4
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+A bastion against cultural obscenity
The Guardian Arts - UK
In a speech delivered at Burlington House last night, the critic Robert Hughes calls for a revitalised Royal Academy to defend art against the degrading power of the wealthy collectors

+Sheikh Saud’s London spending spree
The Art Newspaper - UK
A team of London agents working for the Sheikh bought 350 of the top lots in last months’ Islamic sales, spending well in excess of £15 million. The objects are all destined for the Museum of Islamic Art under construction in Doha to the designs of I.M. Pei, the Chinese-American architect coaxed out of retirement by Sheikh Saud.
+Art blaze blamed on nearby break-in
The Guardian Arts - UK
The fire which ripped through Momart's east London art-storage warehouse last week destroyed all but two of the works housed in it.
Momart said the fire began after a burglary at another building on the same industrial estate.
+Sorry About the Dead Cow...
Reuters - London
British artist Damien Hirst, who uses dead animals in his work, promised to apologize for a "mix-up" Thursday, after a rotting cow was left outside his studio over a long holiday weekend.

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+Biennale of Sydney 2004 Opens Today
artdaliy.com
Biennale of Sydney 2004 will showcase work by leading international artists which will challenge audiences to think and feel. On Reason and Emotion is Curator Isabel Carlos’ theme for Sydney’s 14th Biennale.


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