A 3,000-year-old statue of Tutankhamun’s head was auctioned at Christie's London for almost $6 million on July 4th, but now the Egyptian government, who vehemently opposed the sale, plans to sue.
Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum is embarking on a year-long restoration of Rembrandt's 17th century group portrait, but the work will remain on display during the process.
The Renaissance master's unfinished painting, Saint Jerome Praying in the Wilderness, will be on display at the Met from July 15 to October 15 on loan from the Vatican Museums.
A 12th century figurine made of walrus ivory from a medieval chess game sold at Sotheby's for $927,000, after it had been bought in the 1960s by an antique dealer for only five pounds.
Her artwork is known by all, her style of clothing inspired the greatest designers, and she even appeared in a short series of silent films... but have we actually heard her voice? A recording that could contain the voice of the great Frida Kahlo has been made public.
HVMC, a Monte Carlo auction house, will end the auction season in style with a series of exceptional sales comprising seven different categories and nearly 2,500 lots. Here are the highlights of the sale, from art and jewelry to fashion accessories and archaeological treasures.
The grandchildren of Jewish art dealer René Gimpel have gone to court over the return of three André Derain paintings, currently displayed in French museums. The five heirs claim that the works were the subject of a forced sale during World War II.
The first-known drawing by a teenaged Paul Gauguin recently sold at French auction house for $91,000.
The Caravaggio masterpiece Judith and Holofernes that was found in a Toulouse attic in 2014 was planned to go to auction on June 27th and fetch up to $170 million, but sold privately to Met Museum board member J. Tomilson Hill before the public sale.
On June 22, a painting by Renaissance painter Nicolas Cordonnier that was discovered in a French apartment sold for $107,000, almost 10 times its estimate.