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|WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW OPENS|
The 45th Winter Antiques Show opens Jan. 15-24, 1999, at the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue and 67th Street in New York. Its 73 dealers are presenting an astonishing range of material, including: a scrimsaw whale tooth engraved on board the H.M.S. Beagle during Charles Darwin's expedition around the Horn; a floor plan for the first floor of the Titanic; a letter from Napoleon to Marie Louise; a 16h-century suit of armor; and three stained-glass windows by Edward Burne-Jones depicting Dante, Chaucer and Homer. The show also presents two special exhibitions: "A Centennial Celebration: Collections from the New York State Historical Association" and a selection of watercolor portraits by designer Mark Hampton of celebrity clients including Brooke Astor, Anne Bass and Bill Blass. The show is a benefit for the East Side House Settlement in the South Bronx; general admission is $16 and includes a catalogue.
NO FOREIGN AUCTIONEERS IN FRANCE, YET
900,000 TICKETS FOR VAN GOGH AT LACMA
SOTHEBY'S TO SELL WHITNEY ESTATE
PARIS 1998 SALES
-- Adrian Darmon
WHITNEY AUCTIONS FOLK ART
SMART WEB SITE FROM WEXNER CENTER The Wexner Center in Columbus and the Ohio State University Art Critical Practices Program have launched a new web site, The Fold, billed as "a progressive online forum for ideas about the arts." The site currently has three papers on 1998 Wexner Prize recipient Gerhard Richter presented at the American Society for Aesthetics in 1997 and a fourth paper by Ohio State prof Laura Lisbon. The Fold also hosts artists' projects, beginning with a work by Beth Stryker and Sawad Brooks.
NMAA DEBUTS NEW WEB SITE The National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., has launched a redesigned web site, featuring more than 3,000 images from the NMAA collection, 14 virtual exhibitions, a bilingual kids' webzine Del Corazón! and an online reference librarian (who handles nearly 7,000 queries a year). The site also features an online retrospective designed by artist Robert Cottingham in collaboration with the museum in conjunction with the exhibition, "Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints" (to Jan. 31, 1999).
$60 MILLION TO SAN DIEGO MUSEUMS
NEW L.A. GALLERY
VENICE BIENNALE DATES
EARTHQUAKE SHAKES LEANING TOWER