MET visitor loses balance and falls into Picasso

A woman who recently attended an adult education class at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art lost her balance and fell onto a rare Picasso painting.  The piece, The Actor, is a 72 x 48 inch work from the artist’s “Rose Period” (approximately 1904-06). Reports list the painting’s value at over $100 million, being that it is…

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Fisher Collection on Display at SFMOA June 2010

In September of 2009, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art announced an exciting new partnership with Doris and Donald Fisher, founders of Gap Inc., just two days before Donald Fisher’s death at age 81.  SFMOMA will be expanding the museum to nearly three times its current size creating space to house the Fisher Collection,…

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Jeffrey Deitch closes gallery to become director of LA Museum

In 2008 the Museum of Contemporary Art was rapidly approaching bankruptcy when Eli Broad, the billionaire collector and arts patron, offered a $30 million bailout gift.  As part of that bailout, the museum’s directory, Jeremy Strick resigned his position in December of the same year. It has recently been announced that Jeffrey Deitch, a renowned…

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Private art collection stolen from French villa

A private art collection valued at more than $2 million has been stolen from a villa in the south of France.  More than 30 works were taken, including paintings by Pablo Picasso and Henri Rousseau. A caretaker for the villa, located in the village of La Cadiere d’Azur, discovered the theft last Thursday – a…

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Erich Woll at the Tacoma Art Museum

Winston Wachter is pleased to inform that a glass piece by artist Erich Woll will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the Tacoma Art Museum.  For more information, check out the upcoming exhibitions page on the Tacoma Art Museum’s website (link below). The Secret Language of Animals January 23, 2010 – June 27, 2010

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