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Alanna Martinez

New York Observer

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Alanna Lorraine:

The Art World Calls This Man When Masterpieces Go Missing

The stolen art expert talks Art Recovery International, why due diligence is an important step for everyone in the art world and what he loves most about his job. → Read More

Tourists Break 800-Year-Old Coffin Posing Child For a Photo

Another day, and another priceless relic of history is caught in the crossfire of snap-happy tourists. → Read More

Walmart Family Foundation Gives $120M to Establish Arkansas’ First Art School

The gift is the "largest ever given to a U.S. university in support of or to establish a school of art," says the University of Arkansas. → Read More

Artist Marilyn Minter on Photographing St. Vincent’s Annie Clark

The musician's 'New Yorker' profile is accompanied by a photographic portrait shot by contemporary artist Marilyn Minter. → Read More

X-Rays Help Archaeologists Reconstruct Faded Ancient Frescoes

Archaeologists working in the world famous Roman era cities of Herculaneum have successfully used a newly developed, high resolution X-ray to reveal a previously unnoticed fresco portrait. → Read More

What to Expect at New York’s Asian Art Week Sales

From ancient art to contemporary painting, there's a little something for everyone. → Read More

The Week in Auctions: New Records for British Cars and Norman Rockwell

RM Sotheby's sold the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 for $22.5M in Monterey, and Heritage set a world record for Norman Rockwell at $1.6M. → Read More

Yayoi Kusama Museum to Open in Tokyo

She’s been called the ‘Polka Dot Princess’ and ‘World’s Most Popular Artist,’ and now her work will find a permanent home in its own museum in Tokyo. → Read More

Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘America’ Leaves Guggenheim After 1 Year and 100K Visitors

The artwork is due to be removed from display on September 15, 2017. → Read More

Jackson Hole Prepares for Total Eclipse of the Sun With Interactive Art Show

In Jackson Hole, Wyoming—one of the towns that will experience the eclipse in full—a group of artists and arts professionals are organizing what they're calling the first 'Eclipse-ennial.' → Read More

These Are the Only Existing Photographs of America’s 1854 Solar Eclipse

The Met Museum owns the only surviving photographs of the first solar eclipse following the invention of photography. → Read More

‘Most Important Aston Martin Ever Produced’ Hits the Auction Block in Monterey

The 1956 Aston Martin DBR1, chassis no. 1, could fetch upward of $20 million at RM Sotheby's flagship auction. → Read More

Exhibition Reveals Stories of America’s Very Own Ancient Earthworks

Americans need not look too far to find evidence of their country's own early history. → Read More

Sotheby’s Merges Latin American Art With Contemporary in NY Sales

Starting this fall, Sotheby’s will be making a major change to its New York Contemporary art sales. → Read More

5 Things to See During the Venice Film Festival—That Aren’t Movies

Here are some can’t-miss art museum and shows to add to your calendar. → Read More

‘Adam Ruins Everything’—and Also the Art Market

The comedian takes on the art market, and the results aren't pretty. → Read More

1,200-Year-Old Mosaic Studio Reveals a ‘Snapshot’ of Ancient Construction Methods

For the first time scientists have found evidence of what appears to be a mobile mosaicist workshop. → Read More

MoMA to Offer Works From Photography Collection in Sales at Christie’s

Christie’s auction house will be offering over 400 works from the Museum of Modern Art’s photography collections in a series of sales. → Read More

John Currin Paints Jennifer Lawrence For Vogue September Issue

The actress, painted by American artist John Currin, will appear on the 125h anniversary issue of Vogue in September. → Read More

Christie’s to Sell Collection of New York Arts Patron Paul F. Walter

Christie's will offer items from the Thermo Electric heir and arts patron in a two day sale this September. → Read More