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    Destroying art for art's sake
    Date: 30 Oct 2009 | Views: 2958
    Many of the art attacks carried out by individuals lurch between lunacy and criminality - the man who attacked Michelangelo's Pieta in the Vatican with a hammer, while shouting "I am Jesus" is seen as a lunatic. More...
    ICE Agents Recover Stolen Italian Artifacts Smuggled into the United States
    Date: 30 Oct 2009 | Views: 2437
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents seized two stolen Italian artifacts that date back more than 2,000 years. The items were illegally excavated in Italy, smuggled into the United States and offered for sale in New York. More...
    MoMA owns up to Warhol rejection letter from 1956
    Date: 29 Oct 2009 | Views: 2818
    Culture Monster has reported on many art museums and we know firsthand just how humorless they can be. (No, we will not name names.) More...
    Chelmsford Museum Tastes Success at Auction
    Date: 25 Oct 2009 | Views: 2459
    Chelmsford Museum has succeeded in snaring at auction its first work by locally born painter and Slade professor Frederick Brown (1851 -1941) - after being thwarted in its attempt to acquire a similar painting by the artist that went under the hammer in 2007. More...
    Return of a Soviet-Era Genre Lost to Perestroika
    Date: 24 Oct 2009 | Views: 2993
    When Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of the former Soviet Union and Communist Party leader, introduced perestroika in the late 1980s, his policies had a profound affect on almost every aspect of life. More...
    Sotheby's Four-Day Romano Sale Achieves $15,435,780
    Date: 19 Oct 2009 | Views: 3209
    At the close of Sotheby’s four-day Romano sale series in Florence, featuring over 1,800 lots from the spectacular collection of Salvatore Romano and his son Francesco, the total sum exceeded the pre-sale low estimate... More...
    British Sculptor Involved in Tragic Accident Dies
    Date: 16 Oct 2009 | Views: 2460
    British police say a sculptor whose inflatable artwork blew away and killed two people in a 2006 accident has died. More...
    Chinese art market does soul-searching as prices plummet
    Date: 14 Oct 2009 | Views: 2624
    The fallow plots of farmland on the edge of the artists' village of Songzhuang are a symbol of Chinese contemporary art's recent boom and bust cycle. More...
    Fingerprint points to $19,000 portrait being revalued as £100m work by Leonardo da Vinci
    Date: 14 Oct 2009 | Views: 3707
    ATG correspondent SIMON HEWITT gains exclusive access to the evidence used to unveil what the world’s leading scholars say is the first major Leonardo Da Vinci find for 100 years. More...
    Sheriff: $80 Million Art 'Theft' Appears To Be A Scam
    Date: 9 Oct 2009 | Views: 2469
    It was reported as one of the biggest fine art thefts in history - $80 million worth of paintings by Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh and other masters spirited from a seaside home in Pebble Beach by a burglar who left a note demanding a ransom and threatening violence. More...
    Aided By Technology, Hunting For A Hidden Leonardo
    Date: 9 Oct 2009 | Views: 3595
    If you believe, as Maurizio Seracini does, that Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest painting is hidden inside a wall in Florence’s city hall, then there are two essential techniques for finding it. More...
    Sotheby's to Present for the First Time Arab and Iranian Art in Its Main Contemporary Art Auction
    Date: 8 Oct 2009 | Views: 2737
    On Friday, October 16, 2009, Sotheby’s London will present, for the first time, a significant section of Arab & Iranian Art in its annual October Contemporary Art Sale to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair. More...
    Sotheby's to Offer Islamic Works of Art in Paris for the First Time
    Date: 5 Oct 2009 | Views: 3397
    Sotheby’s next Orientalist sale in Paris on October 28 will consist of 205 lots of paintings, sculptures and works of art. It will also include a section dedicated to Islamic Art for the first time, with 120 lots illustrating les arts d’Orient from North Africa to China. More...
    Wide Array of Exquisite Works at Sotheby's Sale Next Week in Hong Kong
    Date: 5 Oct 2009 | Views: 2789
    Sotheby’s Hong Kong will hold its 20th Century Chinese Art Autumn Sale 2009 on 6 October, offering collectors a superb opportunity to acquire rare and premium works by some of the most celebrated and important 20th century Chinese artists. More...
    Pebble Beach art heist ransom note found
    Date: 4 Oct 2009 | Views: 2718
    The owners of artwork valued in the multiple millions and stolen from a Pebble Beach home have found a ransom note, the Monterey County Sheriff's Office confirmed. More...
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