Student Artists Invited to Exhibit Virtually

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 19, 2008) – While yesterday's well-known masterpieces by artists like Van Gogh, Picasso and DaVinci can be found in art galleries around the world, today’s world of technology takes the art gallery online to introduce the artists of tomorrow. Via Second Life, an Internet-based community where users, or avatars, communicate and visit with others from around the world in a digital environment, virtual art galleries are giving artists a new world to show their work. On the strength of just such an exhibition of art on the University of Kentucky’s own virtual island, the UK Department of Art has been invited to show at another virtual gallery in Second Life.

Pop art comes to Swindon

Swindon is about to get its taste of "affordable art" as Swindon's local auctioneers, Kidson-Trigg at Highworth, are holding an unusual auction on Tuesday. This 300 lot picture auction is a dispersal sale of C20th, Traditional, Modern and Contemporary Art from Jarvis Hotels Ltd.

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There is an opportunity to view the sale this Sunday 10am - 2pm and Monday till 10am -7pm

Read the full article in the Gazette & Herald

For catalogues and more information contact Kidson-Trigg auctioneers on 01793 861000 or visit the online catalogue at www.kidsontrigg.co.uk

Picasso’s Sylvette smashes auction record

Pablo Picasso's Sylvette has become the most expensive painting ever sold at auction in Australia.

The brightly coloured portrait sold for $6.9 million at an auction in Sydney.

Kensington's Deutscher-Menzies Gallery had estimated the work would go for between $5 million and $7 million.

The previous record for a work sold at auction in Australia was set last year, when Brett Whiteley's The Olgas For Ernest Giles fetched $3.48 million.

Read the full story about Sylvette by Picasso at ABC News Australia

Old Masters Deliver at Sotheby’s

An 18th-century canvas by the Italian painter Pietro Fabris was the top seller at Sotheby's Old Master sale Thursday. "Villagers Preparing to Depart for the Festival of the Madonna Dell'Arco" was bought for $722,500, well above the high estimate of $400,000. The 142-lot auction posted overall sales of $8.13 million, a solid but not thrilling performance in a season of generally encouraging ...

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Bankrupt Art Dealer Salander’s Father-in-Law Loses Bid to Halt Auction

June 5 (Bloomberg) -- A high-profile liquidation of English furniture from bankrupt Salander-O'Reilly Galleries LLC remains scheduled for June 7, after an objection to the sale by Lawrence Salander's father-in-law was rejected by a judge.

The auction at Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York, is the biggest to date from the remains of Salander-O'Reilly. The Upper East Side gallery was...

Read the full story about Salander-O'Reilly by Philip Boroff at Bloomberg.com