Sotheby's selling art treasures from divorced couple's trove
Sotheby’s auction house announced Friday that it will offer 30 works from the Macklowe Collection on May 16 in New York. After they split in 2016, a judge ordered the collection sold as part of the divorce settlement. Sculptures by Picasso, Alberto Giacometti and Jeff Koons are also among the works on offer in the sale, the second from the Macklowe Collection. The first sale of 35 artworks in November netted $676 million -- the highest-ever total for a Sotheby’s auction. A public display of works from the May sale is planned at Sotheby’s in London from Tuesday until March 2.wftv.com
18th century graveyard found at former Caribbean plantation
An 18th century burial ground has been discovered at a former sugar plantation on the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Eustatius, officials said Monday, and archaeologists said it likely contains the remains of slaves and could provide a trove of information on the lives as enslaved people. Government officials said 48 skeletons had been found at the site so far, most of them males, but also some females and infants. Alexandre Hinton, the director of the St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research, said many more remains were expected to lie in the graves at the former Golden Rock Plantation.news.yahoo.com
Art world star gives back by buying work of the undiscovered
Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a 43-year-old Haitian immigrant and star in the New York art world, sit among some of his latest work during an interview at his East Harlem studio, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in New York. "I'm not a rich man," he said, "but I owe a big debt to the art world." (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK – Painter Guy Stanley Philoche, a star in the New York art world, had wanted to treat himself to a fancy watch after a hugely successful gallery show. “I'm not a rich man," he said, "but I owe a big debt to the art world. About half the artists Philoche has chosen are people he knows, many in New York.
Priest and abstract-expressionist painter Bill Moore dies
FILE - This Oct. 29, 2009 file photo shows Father Bill Moore with one of his pieces of art in his studio at the Pomona Arts Colony in Pomona, Calif. Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading spiritualism through his paintings, has died. Longtime friend Tom Irwin says Moore died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 of prostate cancer. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES – Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading spiritualism through his paintings, has died at age 71. Moore died Sunday at a Southern California hospice, his longtime friend and art representative, Tom Irwin, told The Associated Press on Monday. “I was doing little abstract paintings when I was a little boy, like around 8, 9 years old,” he told The Associated Press in 2009.
MoneyWatch: Wall Street awaits consumer data; Pricey paintings up for auction
MoneyWatch: Wall Street awaits consumer data; Pricey paintings up for auction Investors will watch to see if strong retail sales and consumer sentiment numbers will spark a change in the Fed's monetary policy. Also, two Mark Rothko paintings could fetch up to tens of millions together at auction this fall. Karina Mitchell reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com