Sotheby's announced the sale of a private modern and contemporary art collection featuring Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso pieces valued at more than $600 million, saying that was the highest estimate ever placed on any collection to come to auction.
The colorful tins piled high around Belgian collector Yvette Dardenne used to contain goods ranging from chocolates, toffees, coffee and rice to tobacco, talc and shoe polish, and come from as far away as India.
Yvette Dardenne, 83, has accumulated almost 60,000 vintage tin boxes from all over the world since starting her collection some 30 years ago.
The legendary Torlonia Collection, considered among the world's most important private collections of Greek-Roman classical art, will at last come to light after being largely hidden away for more than 70 years.
Conditions for displaying Iranian artworks abroad have improved following a letter by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif guaranteeing the safety of the treasured collections of Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Arts.
An artwork titled 'On the Seam of Things – Constellations #5' that invites the viewer to draw their own conclusions about what it represents – and even what it depicts – was chosen as the winner of the 2016 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award.
The McNay Art Museum in the US State of Texas is presenting an exclusive look at some of the most significant German art created over the last 35 years by both masters and emerging artists in 'Made in Germany: Contemporary Art from the Rubell Family Collection'.