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    Is The Art Market Tearing Apart Museums?
    Date: 18 Jan 2007 | Views: 3233
    This is a tale of two de-accessions, the term used for the disposal of works of art by a public institution, usually through sale. The practice is legitimate but thorny — legitimate because any institution's leaders, who benefit from public tax subsidy, must be free to make decisions they believe to be in the public interest; and thorny because the public is rarely unanimous in deciding what its interests are. More...
    Can researchers crack real life da Vinci mystery?
    Date: 18 Jan 2007 | Views: 10153
    Rome — A real-life da Vinci mystery, complete with tantalizing clues and sharp art sleuths, may soon be solved, as researchers resume the search for a lost Leonardo masterpiece believed to be hidden within a wall in a Florence palace. More...
    The Da Vinci codex versus the museum code
    Date: 18 Jan 2007 | Views: 3364
    For years, the Hammer has walked a fine ethical line, relying on money from the sale of a famed cultural object.
    By Christopher Reynolds and Hugh Hart, Special to The Times. In less than 17 years of institutional life, as the Hammer Museum has grown from orphanhood into contemporary art stardom, director Ann Philbin has won a reputation as a remarkably successful turnaround artist. More...
    Secret payouts worth millions for art lost in warehouse fire
    Date: 17 Jan 2007 | Views: 2804
    The company that ran the art storage depot that went up in flames destroying hundreds of pieces of Britart has secretly paid out tens of millions of pounds in damages to leading artists, collectors and insurance companies. More...
    Is The Art Market Ready To Cool?
    Date: 17 Jan 2007 | Views: 2875
    Contemporary collectors' confidence in the art market may be leveling after a marked rise, according to a survey that will be published today in London. More...
    Kenneth Blom Featured at Sotheby's
    Date: 15 Jan 2007 | Views: 3667
    LONDON, ENGLAND - Sotheby’s is hosting an exhibition of new works by the emerging Norwegian artist Kenneth Blom through January 23, 2007. The artist is represented by Galleri Haaken in Oslo, who will be displaying his works in the Colonnade Gallery at Sotheby’s New Bond Street in London. More...
    Mover and Mother-In-Law Charged For Picasso Theft
    Date: 13 Jan 2007 | Views: 2797
    NEW YORK - Nahum Kohen, 38, a mover that was hired to move the belongings of a dead man to a warehouse, is now facing charges of grand larceny after two Picasso drawings went missing. More...
    Wynn Sues Lloyd's After Claiming $54 Million for Picasso Tear
    Date: 12 Jan 2007 | Views: 3045
    Billionaire Stephen Wynn, chairman of gaming company Wynn Resorts Ltd., sued Lloyd's of London after submitting a claim for $54 million he lost by accidentally tearing his 75-year-old Pablo Picasso painting "Le Reve". More...
    $50M Bernini bronze donated to Toronto gallery
    Date: 12 Jan 2007 | Views: 3859
    A life-sized Crucifixion sculpture by 17th-century Italian master Gian Lorenzo Bernini has been donated to the Art Gallery of Ontario.

    Given to the Toronto gallery by the family of real estate developer and AGO board member Murray Frum, the bronze masterwork is entitled Corpus and is said to be worth $50 million. More...
    LACMA buys Italian renaissance sculpture
    Date: 12 Jan 2007 | Views: 3464
    He stands just shy of 5-feet-3 and weighs in about 300 pounds. He lost his right foot a while back. And he hasn't shut his mouth for close to five centuries. More...
    Christie's Auctions Rise 36% on Klimt, Art Guarantees
    Date: 12 Jan 2007 | Views: 3138
    Christie's International, the world's largest art seller, said its auction totals rose 36 percent last year to 2.5 billion pounds ($4.7 billion) as it sold a lion's share of expensive paintings by Gustav Klimt and other artists. More...
    Christie's Annual Global Art Sales Total $4.67 Billion
    Date: 12 Jan 2007 | Views: 3686
    LONDON/NEW YORK - Christie’s International, the world’s leading art business, today announced 2006 art sales totals of £2.51 billion ($4.67 billion), a 36% increase over 2005 sales that was achieved through more than 600 sales in sixteen saleroom locations around the world. More...
    Christie's and Judd Foundation Will Receive Best Show Award
    Date: 11 Jan 2007 | Views: 10153
    NEW YORK - Christie’s New York and the Judd Foundation are to be recognized by the American Section of the International Art Critics Association (AICA/USA) with its Award for the Best Show in a Temporary or Alternative Space. More...
    $39.3M Expected at Contemporary Art Sale at Sotheby's
    Date: 11 Jan 2007 | Views: 4195
    LONDON, ENGLAND - Sotheby’s forthcoming Evening Sale of Contemporary Art in London will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2007. The sale will be a rich showcase of Contemporary Art from the past 50 years, with works by artists active from the 1950s to the present day. More...
    Lost: The Looting of Iraq’s Antiquities
    Date: 9 Jan 2007 | Views: 3115
    The only real comparison is to the surface of the moon. Craters as deep as 16 feet cover multi-acre sites that are remnants of what is widely considered the cradle of civilization. More...

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