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Bronze Corinthian helmet
ca. early 6th century B.C.


from
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Antiquities in New York
NEWS 1997 ARCHIVES

LETTER FROM PARIS
by Adrian Darmon
12/30/97
More trouble for Paris auctioneers, copy controversy, Rouart auction results.

ARTNET AUCTION REPORT: ANTIQUITIES IN NEW YORK
by Fred Stern
12/22/97
Strong results for antiquities at Sotheby's on Dec. 17 and Christie's on Dec. 18.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
12/19/97
Warhol Foundation attacked (again), plus tales of Rocky, Swiss Bank, more.

ARTNET NEWS
12/19/97
Sotheby's reforms, the Getty's garden, Russia's new culture minister, more.

REPORT FROM TOKYO
by Kay Itoi
12/17/97
Sezon Museum closing, Yasuda's Sunflowers, the Toyota museum, new art fairs and young art dealers.

ARTNET NEWS
12/16/97
Christie's takeover? Plus the Getty opens, Johannesburg closes (early), the Met fund-raises, and more.

ARTNET AUCTION REPORT: LONDON AUCTION WEEK
by Walter Robinson
12/15/97
New auction records for Soutine, Hirst and Basquiat, plus a run on Morandi still lifes and a $312,000 Warhol portrait of Lenin.

NEW THIS MONTH IN U.S. MUSEUMS
12/12/97
Hatoum, Münter, Théophile Bra, Bonheur, Christ, more.

ARTNET NEWS
12/10/97
Turner Prize to Wearing, motorcycles to Gugg, Frederick Hart to court, more.

MOMA'S NEW ARCHITECT
by Walter Robinson
12/08/97
Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi is selected to design the Museum of Modern Art expansion and renovation.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
12/08/97
Castelli kaput? Plus Newman, Chelsea, Mark Stevens and Reinhardt, etc.

ARTNET AUCTION REPORT: SOTHEBY'S AMERICAN INDIAN ART
by Gabriel Desai
12/05/97
Six-figure prices for rare kachinas and Navajo weavings.

JEFF KOONS' CELEBRATION
by Charlie Finch
12/05/97
A Royal Flush Special Report on the artist's new work, called "Celebration."

MAN RAY FORGERIES EXPOSED
by Walter Robinson
12/05/97
A Paris-based art scam produced scores of "vintage" prints.

ARTNET AUCTION REPORT: SOTHEBY'S AMERICAN
by Walter Robinson
12/04/97
Sargent, the Crispo Collection in record $43.7-million sale. Plus Bill Traylor drawings.

ART COLOGNE 1997
by Rosanne Altstatt
12/03/97
A report on the famed European art fair, plus art events around the city.

ARTNET NEWS
12/01/97
Newman slashed, NEA & the Supremes, Met buys photos, Whitney acquisitions, more.

I. M. PEI'S NEW MUSEUM
by Kay Itoi
11/26/97
The Shinji Shumeikai's Miho Museum is an architectural wonder.

THE LANNAN GIFT
by Victor M. Cassidy
11/26/97
A bounty of contemporary art casts a spotlight on Chicago's two museums.

ARTNET AUCTION REPORT: SOTHEBY'S PRE-COLUMBIAN
by Diana Gabrielle Erdos
11/24/97
A record $510,000 for a large Tairona gold figural pendant.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
11/21/97
The Koons market, Mori at auction, Elvis by Warhol, doodad-filled canvases, more.

ARTNET AUCTION REPORT: SOTHEBY'S CONTEMPORARY
by Walter Robinson
11/20/97
A record $5.9 million Rothko, plus lots of avant-garde faces.

ARTNET AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S CONTEMPORARY
by Walter Robinson
11/19/97
A $4.2-million de Kooning tops a $24.8-million sale.

WISCONSIN OUTSIDERS
by N. F. Karlins
11/18/97
The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Kohler Arts Center make Wisconsin folk art central for 1997.

NEW THIS MONTH IN U.S. MUSEUMS
11/17/97
Cindy Sherman, Lorenzo Lotto, Warhol, Roni Horn, more.

ARTNET AUCTION REPORT: SOTHEBY'S IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN
by Walter Robinson
11/14/97
A $21-million bathing beauty and a $73.5-million sale.

ARTNET AUCTION REPORT: THE SHARP COLLECTION
by Walter Robinson
11/13/97
A below-estimate total of $41.2 million for 34 lots sold.

GALLERY YENTA
by Rosetta Stone
11/12/97
An assortment of news about Barbara Kruger, Terry Winters and other nice people.

ARTNET AUCTION REPORT: CHRISTIE'S IMPRESSIONISTS
by Walter Robinson
11/12/97
A $70-million total for 51 lots sold.

ROYAL FLUSH AUCTION SPECIAL
by Charlie Finch
11/12/97
A Tale of Two Sales -- Ganz and Pellerin.

GANZ SALE RESULTS
by Walter Robinson
11/11/97
Picasso's Le rêve goes for $48 million as sale total tops $206.5 million.

WAITING FOR GANZ
by Walter Robinson
11/7/97
A preview of the Victor and Sally Ganz Collection to be sold at Christie's, Nov. 10.

ARTNET NEWS
11/6/97
Cornell lawsuit settled, new moves to Chelsea, Oursler & Beck's, more.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
11/6/97
Lichtenstein, Abramovic, Will Self, Goog collectors, etc.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
10/29/97
Jane's gams, the secret meaning of Johns' flags and numbers, Jerry's Law of Five, more.

AUCTION KING JAILED
by Adrian Darmon
10/28/97
Do the charges against Guy Loudmer mean trouble for the insular French auction world?

THE BEST ANTIQUES SHOW IN AMERICA
by Judd Tully
10/24/97
An after-fair report on the dazzling International Fine Art and Antiques Dealers Show.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
10/21/97
Rehabilitating Emmerich (and Dalí), the Gugg Bilbao, John Richardson at Christie's, more.

NEW THIS MONTH IN U.S. MUSEUMS
10/15/97
Cornell, Diebenkorn, Schiele, Baselitz, Renoir, Pollock, more.

FALL PHOTO SALES: FALLING UP?
by Judd Tully
10/15/97
A buoyant market, but no lots top $100,000.

TERROR ATTACK AT GUGG BILBAO
by Walter Robinson
10/14/97
Disguised as gardeners working on Jeff Koons' Puppy.

SPECIAL REPORT FROM SPAIN
by Ysabel de la Rosa
10/14/97

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
10/14/97
Jeffrey Deitch, Morley Safer, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Alex Katz, more.

ARTNET NEWS
10/09/97
Alexander on the way out, Kcho not on the way in, etc.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
10/06/97
Inside MOMA, Elaine Dannheisser, the National Arts Medal, more.

GALLERY YENTA
by Rosetta Stone
10/06/97
A cheery fall hello from your student of gallery culture.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
9/30/97
Roy Lichtenstein, R.I.P., plus Matthew Barney and Harry Hamlin, Richard Serra and Dia, Rauschenberg and Charlie Rose, etc.

ARTNET NEWS
9/26/97
Assisi earthquakes, Getty dough, 420 lawsuit, more.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
9/25/97
Rauschenberg rules, Marlborough in Chelsea, missing penises at Gagosian, etc.

THE NEW THING
by Meghan Gerety
9/24/97
The coolest artist-run site on the Web.

ARTNET NEWS
9/23/97
Christie's in Russia, Foundation Beyeler opens, Met gets photo gallery, more.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
9/18/97
Deitch & Sotheby's, Currin & Newport, Bilbao & Guernica, more.

DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Katherine Tomlinson
9/12/97
Chubb's Antiques Roadshow comes to N.J. -- would you believe a $300,000 antique table found for $25 at a yard sale? -- plus a Fall Preview.

LETTER FROM TOKYO
by Kay Itoi
9/10/97
The Morimania mystery, tsuris for the Nagoya/Boston MFA.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
9/10/97
Deitch takes over Emmerich, Chelsea landlord problems, more.

NEW THIS MONTH
9/10/97
A line-up of shows at U.S. museums.

ARTNET NEWS
9/09/97
Degas Paparazzo, Motherwell grants, Art Chicago judges, etc.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
9/03/97
Princess Diana and the Windsors, paparazzi at Robert Miller, Bourgeois less handy, more.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
8/21/97
Art-World Transgressions, a Quiz, plus data on Capote, Colescott and the toughest critics in New York.

ARTNET NEWS
8/21/97
Madonna in SoHo, Hammons in the East Village, new galleries in the Uffizi, more.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
Charlie Finch
8/19/97
Art & Auction sale botched, Simon Watson bags the Times, Dinos and Jake's mass grave, more.

ARTNET NEWS
8/6/97
Christie's begins to build, Watteau mis-attributed, Paris exhibits love, more.

INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES
by Jane Hart
8/1/97
The sprawling Los Angeles International Biennial Art Invitational kept the Left Coast art capital hopping.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
7/31/97
Cornell Masturbator, Johnson Chang, Flavin Judd's new movie, more.

ARTNET NEWS
7/30/97
Does Met have loot? It has Versace. Plus O'Keeffe and Barbie news, more.

ARTNET NEWS
7/25/97
Patrick Ewing at the easel, Senate votes Yea on NEA, Schjeldahl launches No Mo art, more.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
7/24/97
Art & Auction sold, Morley Safer & art price-fixing, bragging rights in art fabrication, more.

ARTNET NEWS
7/21/97
Whitney gets architecture, Koenigs sues over WWII booty, Getty thwarted, more.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
7/16/97
Meltdown at Castelli, Krens in Hong Kong, Clinton bails on Meyerhoff, art spat at Silverstein, more.

COOL VIDEO ON WALL STREET
by Meghan Gerety
7/15/97
Something to do this month at lunchtime on Thursdays.

ARTNET NEWS
7/10/97
Van Gogh or no, Solomon departs, Frankenthaler dances, more.

ARTNET NEWS
7/3/97
Borghese opens, Jones starts, New Museum closes, Volpe arrested, more.

IMPRESSIONISTS AND MODERNS IN LONDON
by Judd Tully
7/2/97
London evening sales on June 23 and 24 total some $80 million, with good prices for German Expressionist material and an onerall demonstration of "the snoozing strength of the market."

DUKE ELLINGTON MEMORIAL IN NEW YORK
7/1/97
Robert Graham's new sculpture stands like a guardian figure at the northeast corner of Central Park.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
6/26/97
Part 1: Venice dish, Art Club 2000, more.
Part 2: Diva David, Documenta dillies, etc.

ARTNET NEWS
6/25/97
Nigerian art theft, Whitney Biennial purchases, Haring on Broadway, Pollock in Hollywood, more.

FEDS QUIZ ART BIZ
by Judd Tully
6/24/97
The secret Justice Department probe of price-rigging in the art market puts a pastiche of world-class reputations at stake.

ARTNET NEWS
6/20/97
NEA in trouble, money laundry uses Botero art, MacArthur Fellowships, Basque Guggenheim collects, more.

THE PRINT NEWSLETTER
by Deborah Ripley-Solway
6/16/97
The Gramercy International, Art '97 Chicago at Navy Pier, the Walter J. Johnson Sale at Christie's, Anne Coffin's new International Print Center New York, more.

ARTNET NEWS
6/13/97
Haring on Park Ave., Rauschenberg at the Guggenheim, Arman in Monaco, more.

THE ROYAL FLUSH
by Charlie Finch
6/12/97
Sport photographer Ozzie Sweet, Philip Taaffe on his own, Deep Gavel on auction rings, Basel notes, more.

VENICE DIARY:
by Gianni Romano
6/11/97
The 47th Venice Biennale officially opens on Sunday, June 15, with 57 national pavillions in the Castello Gardens, plus lots more.

ARTNET NEWS
6/10/97
Labour likes free museums, new Warhol products, Richter gets Wexner, more.

ARCO NOTEBOOK
by Elga Wimmer
6/10/97
A report on the1997 edition of Spain's contemporary art fair, ARCO '97.

ARTNET NEWS 6/6/97
Hoving opens a store online, Matthew Barney's Cremaster 5, Fogg buys Pee Body, the Larry Awards, more.

VISUAL REALITY
by Lee Rosenbaum
6/5/97
The "Jewels of the Romanovs" squabble, people-pleasing at the High, art smuggling in the news, a quiz on the eccentricities of wealthy collectors, plus the ever-popular FAQs.

ARTNET NEWS
6/4/97
Our new dagger award for art critics, Artforum's buff Website, Farrah's buff paintings, more.

THE NEW BLUE CHIPS:
by Judd Tully
5/20/97
Sotheby's spring sales featured record-setting lots by relative newcomers, including Matthew Barney, Kiki Smith and Rachel Whiteread.

AUCTION REPORT: IMPRESSIVE IMPRESSIONISTS
by Stewart Waltzer
5/19/97
Could the art market be in recovery? Auction results from Christie's May 12, Sotheby's May 13, and Christie's May 14.

VENICE DIARY: GERMANO SPEAKS
by Gianni Romano
5/7/97
An interview with Germano Celant, globetrotting director of the Venice Biennale.

AUCTION REPORT: SOTHEBY'S CONTEMPORARY
by Stewart Waltzer
5/6/97
The contemporary market shows signs of rebounding, and with top prices for works by Kiki Smith and Robert Gober, a new cutting edge as well.

TEN REASONS TO VISIT ART 1997 CHICAGO
by Walter Robinson
5/5/97

SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY AUCTIONS
by Judd Tully
4/29/97
Kertesz reigns in the spring photo sales in New York, with his Modrian's Pipe and Glasses (1926) going for a record $376,500.

ARTNET NEWS
4/10/97
Newt targets NEA, 1997 Guggenheims, resale royalties, more.

THE 1997 WHITNEY BIENNIAL: A FIRST LOOK
by Walter Robinson
3/20/97
It's here -- the latest installment of the Whitney Biennial, the show the art world loves to hate -- a softer, gentler Biennial, focusing on "the idea of artists' cosmologies" and "the constant looping of reality and fiction."

ART IN THE ELECTRONIC ERA
by Kim Bradley
3/7/97
Europe's electronic elite gathered in Barcelona to discuss the shape of cyberspace, via hallucinogenic discourses and technophiliastic art works, determining that "the machine has penetrated the mind".

THE ART SHOW
by Walter Robinson
2/20/97
There's something for everyone at the 9th annual Art Show, presented by the Art Dealers Association of America in New York, Feb. 20-24, 1997.

WHITNEY BIENNIAL: THE A LIST
2/13/97
The Whitney Museum's Biennial Exhibition--opening Mar. 20, 1997--encapsulates what's hot in new art in New York--here, the list everyone's talking about.

ARTNET NEWS
2/11/97
Important art info served up fresh. Submissions to Send Email welcome.

SMUGGLERS AT SOTHEBY'S: THE INSIDE STORY
by Judd Tully
2/11/97
The smuggling scandal at Sotheby's in London and Milan, courtesy muck-raking British art journalist Peter Watson, still can't budge the company's stock price.

TO MARKET, TO MARKET: BOOMING OLD MASTERS
by Judd Tully
2/11/97
A record-setting sale that saw consignments from Saul P. Steinberg (including the smallest known Rembrandt painting) and the British Rail Pension Fund.

THE 43rd ANNUAL WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW
by Katherine Tomlinson
1/24/97

TROUBLE IN CHICAGO
by Victor Cassidy
1/16/97
Two respected alternative spaces, Randolph Street Gallery and N.A.M.E., may be nearing the end of their run.



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