Recovered Artworks Heading to Auction
Date: 23 Feb 2007 | Views: 2901
A year ago the settlement was hailed as one of the largest restitutions of art seized by the Nazis. Now about 170 old master paintings returned to the heirs of Jacques Goudstikker, a prominent Dutch dealer who fled Amsterdam in 1940... More...
India's Art Express
Date: 22 Feb 2007 | Views: 3256
India's economy is booming - and so is its art world. Its enfant terrible tells Randeep Ramesh about crazy prices and the uses of cow dung... More...
Michelangelo Had Private Room at Vatican
Date: 20 Feb 2007 | Views: 2853
VATICAN CITY — A 450-year-old receipt has provided proof that Michelangelo kept a private room in St. Peter's Basilica while working as the pope's chief architect, Vatican experts said. More...
Sotheby's First Sale of Modern and Contemporary Russian Art
Date: 20 Feb 2007 | Views: 8728
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sotheby’s first sale of Modern and Contemporary Russian Art since 1988, achieved the landmark total of £2,630,880 ($5,167,048), almost £500,000 more than the pre-sale high estimate of £1,511,500-£2,145,000, further demonstrating the robust growth of the Russian art market. More...
The bigger picture
Date: 20 Feb 2007 | Views: 2980
Was the theft of one of the world's most famous paintings really about art - or was The Scream snatched simply to divert police from another crime? More...
Did he, or didn't he?
Date: 19 Feb 2007 | Views: 3382
In 2002 Alex Matter, son of a close friend of painter Jackson Pollock, found 32 works that Matter's late father had stored in a locker, labeled as pieces by Pollock. Five years later, with the authenticity of the paintings still in question, Boston College's McMullen Museum plans to show the controversial works for the first time. More...
Retired Massachusetts Attorney Arrested
Date: 17 Feb 2007 | Views: 4025
BOSTON, MA - A federal complaint was unsealed today following the arrest of a retired Massachusetts attorney on a charge of possessing, concealing, storing and attempting to sell stolen goods that had crossed United States borders, in connection with seven pieces of art stolen in 1978 from a Stockbridge home - the largest burglary from a private residence in Massachusetts history. More...
Missing Cezanne Recovered
Date: 16 Feb 2007 | Views: 3537
A painting by the French master Paul Cézanne, not seen in public for more than 60 years, has been rediscovered in Italy. Francesca Bardazzi, the co-curator of a forthcoming exhibition in Florence, came across the early work in a private collection. More...
Britain's Incredible Disappearing Art
Date: 16 Feb 2007 | Views: 3459
Increasingly, many of the country's finest artworks are nestling in the private collections of the super-rich, inaccessible to the public. So what are we missing out on? Rob Sharp investigates More...
Louvre Withdraws Cleveland Museum Loan Request
Date: 16 Feb 2007 | Views: 2933
Under the threat of a boycott from Greece, the Louvre Museum in Paris has withdrawn a request to the Cleveland Museum of Art to borrow and exhibit an ancient bronze statue of Apollo, which Greece believes may have been illegally acquired. More...
Cure For Scandal: A New "Thinker?"
Date: 16 Feb 2007 | Views: 5026
A bronze reproduction of one of Rodin's most famous works has been installed on a Barrie, Ont., street corner. Its mission? Helping the MacLaren Art Gallery move on from a major scandal More...
Lawyer Who Tried To Sell Stolen Works Arrested
Date: 16 Feb 2007 | Views: 3216
NEW YORK - The FBI announced last night that as a result of an Art Loss Register (ALR) recovery, they have arrested Robert Mardirosian, the lawyer who tried to sell £20 million of stolen pictures. If convicted Mardirosian, aged 72, could face up to 10 years in prison. Police are searching for his son Marc after finding three unlicensed firearms and drugs including cocaine at their house. More...
Pre-Valentine's Day Sale at Bonhams
Date: 14 Feb 2007 | Views: 4130
NEW YORK - The Bonhams New York Madison Avenue gallery was filled to capacity with dog enthusiasts and K-9 collectors in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Dog Sale on Tuesday, February 13, 2007. More...
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