Several major American museums are auctioning paintings by famous artists, in the growing trend of deaccessioning their collections The collections of American museums are undergoing major transformations this year as four top art institutions (the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the Guggenheim and SFMOMA) are auctioning important works at Sotheby's this spring. Each museum is parting with multimillion dollar masterpieces in an effort to diversify their collections and reth
"The Last Supper" is widely regarded as representative of the high point of Leonardo da Vinci's career as a painter. Is the Biblical Last Supper really the subject of this painting, or is it rather the betrayal of Jesus by one of the Twelve Apostles? 500 years after da Vinci's death, this famous fresco is still as much a mystery as it is fascinating. The Last Supper, 1494-1498 by Leonardo da Vinci Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan
Three shipments of Russian art en route to Moscow and St. Petersburg from Italy and Japan, where they were loaned out for museum exhibitions, were detained by Finnish customs last week as part of European Union sanctions caused by the invasion of Ukraine, officials said.