Just a week after the 53rd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the jacket retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin was wearing when he set foot on the moon has sold for a record-breaking $2,772,500. The sale, which took place at Sotheby's in New York on Tuesday, made the garment the most expensive jacket sold at auction, as well as the most valuable American artifact flown in space, according to a statement from Sotheby's.
We are saddened by the passing of Swedish-born American artist Claes Oldenburg, in Manhattan at the age of 93. Over his decades-long career Oldenburg radically transformed the terms for sculpture, highlighting the sculptural presence of everyday consumer objects and challenging the assumptions of sculptural materials through scale, turning incidental items into monumental sculptures, many of which now populate public spaces in cities and museums across the world. Whimsical an
A Van Gogh self-portrait has recently been found on the reverse of a painting owned by the National Galleries of
Scotland. The image of the artist, wearing a hat, was found when “Head of a Peasant Woman” (1885) was recently x-rayed. A spokesman tor the Edinburgh gallery says that the hidden image "is almost certainly a previously unknown self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh". It will be included in the forthcoming exhibition, A Taste for Impressionism (30 July-13 November). It