Christie’s announces Magnificent Jewels sale in New York

Christie’s New York announces the April 16 auction of Magnificent Jewels and the concurrent Jewels Online sale from April 10 to April 17/18. The auction includes a significant selection of colorless diamonds, colored diamonds, and gemstones, along with important signed pieces by Bulgari, Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and Van … [Read More...]

Giant squid gets makeover before showtime

A little elbow grease, some formaldehyde, and a lot of ingenuity — that’s what it took for taxidermists at the Museum of Natural History to prettify a giant squid along with a coelacanth, a rare fish known as the “living fossil”. Six metres (20 feet) long — not counting its tentacles — and … [Read More...]

Seattle Opera Gets A New General Director

Christina Scheppelmann, who’s currently the artistic head of one of the top opera houses in Europe, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, will become general director of Seattle Opera in August, succeeding Aidan Lang, who announced last fall that he would be leaving at the end of this… [Read More...]

New York’s MoMA sells rare Picasso drawing in Paris

On March 28, Christie’s France will have the privilege to present a rare pen and India ink drawing on paper by Pablo Picasso, entrusted by the MoMA, New York which will be sold to benefit their acquisition funds. Dating from October 1932, a particularly prolific year in the private and artistic life … [Read More...]