TEFAF Heads to NY, Stallone’s Rodin Sets Auction Record—and More

Inside Robbig-Munchen (Booth 116), arguably the most elaborate at this year’s edition of The European Fine Art Fair.
Robbig-Munchen gallery’s booth at TEFAF 2015. (Photo: Alanna Martinez)

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), which typically takes places in the Netherlands every March and showcases a range of art and antiquities from Old Masters paintings to Banksy prints, is coming to New York. TEFAF will host two editions in the Big Apple: TEFAF New York Fall in October 2016 and TEFAF New York Spring in May 2017.

An x-rated sculpture by Auguste Rodin, cast during the artist’s lifetime, that was once owned by actor Sylvester Stallone sold for £11.6 million ($16.7 million) at Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist evening sale in London last night. The work set a new record for the artist in the U.K.

In April, the Queens Museum will present a retrospective for the leather-clad, mop-haired punk band The Ramones. The show will open concurrently with the museum’s biennial, the Queens International.

Yemen’s Taiz National Museum and its many historic artifacts have been destroyed in fire caused by bombing from Houthi rebels.

Italy will gain ten new museums and archaeological parks through a new initiative from the country’s minister of cultural heritage, Dario Franceschini.

Here’s a look at the details of Damien Hirst’s ambitious expansion underneath his London Regent’s Park home. The underground addition will feature an 82-foot long swimming pool and a two-story “art room.”

Utah is awaiting a vote from the House of Representatives to see if Robert Smithson’s 1970 earthwork Spiral Jetty will become the state’s “official work of art.” TEFAF Heads to NY, Stallone’s Rodin Sets Auction Record—and More