Flea Market Renoir May Have Been Stolen Decades Ago

Pictured is a long unviewed painting, Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "Paysage Bords de Seine", that was recently unknowingly purchased at a Virginia flea market and will be sold at The Potomack Company auction gallery in Alexandria, VA on September 29. The auction gallery estimates the painting will sell for $75,000-100,000. PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1mzDN)

If it sounds too good to be true... That Renoir that made the feeds after being "found" at a flea market for $7 may be one previously stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art. According to the Associated Press, a Washington Post reporter uncovered documents in the museum's library showing that the painting was on loan … Continue reading Flea Market Renoir May Have Been Stolen Decades Ago

Works from Clark to Go on View at Amon Carter, Kimbell in March

On March 11 the Amon Carter Museum of American Art will open a presentation of four masterworks by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925), the preeminent expatriate painter of the late 19th century. In Sargent’s Youthful Genius: Paintings from the Clark, four renowned works from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will travel to Texas for … Continue reading Works from Clark to Go on View at Amon Carter, Kimbell in March

Barnes Foundation Announces May 19 Building Opening Date

After successfully raising more than $200 million through its capital campaign and surpassing 10,000 members, the Barnes Foundation officially announced today the much-anticipated opening date of its Philadelphia campus is May 19, 2012. The facility on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be the new home of the Barnes art collection and art education programs. PNC … Continue reading Barnes Foundation Announces May 19 Building Opening Date

A Celebration of French Impressionism, Now Showing Near Portland

  A new exhibit "A Celebration of French Impressionism" has just opened at J D Smith Fine Art. This tribute to one of the most venerated movements in the history of art includes affordable and highly-collectable etchings, lithographs, and woodblock prints by historic French Impressionists. French Impressionism is arguably the most popular movement in the … Continue reading A Celebration of French Impressionism, Now Showing Near Portland