Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America

Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America

Advertisement The map seemed to be an unbelievable find, an unknown fifth original of the rarest of documents, a vision of the world, circa 1507, by the famed German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller. It features 12 so-called globe gores — like...
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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs

Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million, Shattering Auction Highs

“This was a thumping epic triumph of branding and desire over connoisseurship and reality,” said Todd Levin, a New York art adviser. Photo The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images Christie’s...
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Critic’s Notebook: That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.

Critic’s Notebook: That $450 Million Leonardo? It’s No Mona Lisa.

Photo Crowds at Christie’s catching a glimpse of “Salvator Mundi.” Credit Benjamin Norman for The New York Times You can’t put a price on beauty; you can put a price on a name. When the National Gallery in London exhibited...
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Vietnamese Art Has Never Been More Popular. But the Market Is Full of Fakes.

Vietnamese Art Has Never Been More Popular. But the Market Is Full of Fakes.

Even esteemed Vietnamese art institutions, including major national museums, have showcased paintings they acknowledged were not authentic. Likewise, the auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s, as well as a consultant who worked for both of them, have sol...
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