On May 3rd, the French Minister for Culture and Communication, Frédéric Mitterrand, announced the acquisition by the French State of the Pietà with Saint John and Two Angels attributed to Jean Malouel for the Louvre Museum thanks to AXA’s patronage. Full press release.
In issuing the outlook for the 2012 hurricane season, experts at the Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University,advise conditions are favorable for an active season, along the Atlantic basin. The forecast includes 10 named storms, 4 of which will be hurricanes. Of the 4 hurricanes, 2 will be major ones with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour, capable of producing devastating damage. With information gathered from conservators and its worldwide team of expert partners, AXA Art has assembled a guide for collectors, including a checklist with key elements in hurricane catastrophe prevention, in The AXA Art Hurricane Disaster Plan Article.
Announcing the continuation of AXA Art’s sponsorship of TEFAF for a further three-year period, Dr. Ulrich Guntram, CEO AXA Art Global said, “We are extremely delighted to continue with what over the past nine years has developed into a true partnership and even friendship between two unique players in the art world. TEFAF and AXA Art share the same values; professionalism and excellence. We are very much looking forward to working together on the development of new markets and collector groups not only in Europe and the Americas but especially in the Asian market.”
When the AXA Art Research Grant was awarded to the CRCC in 2010, we could never have known it would come full circle and end with such a personal touch. Gloria Barnes-Harper, the model in the brilliant Erwin Blumenfeld Vogue cover photo recently exhibited in the AXA Art Lounge during the AIPAD Photography Show, is an amazing, attractive, and astonishing lady. Full article.
Click here to view the recordings of the panel discussions held at the 2012 AIPAD Photography Show.
Before opening his own atelier, world renowned jewelry designer HRH Prince Dimitri served as Senior Vice President of Sotheby's Jewelry Department. He now designs his own pieces for such personalities as Carolina Herrera. Most recently, Carol Woolton, British Vogue’s Jewelry Editor, named Prince Dimitri as one of the Top 30 jewelry designers working today in her book Drawing Jewels for Fashion, published by Presto. For the full interview.
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